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VPLS: Very Painful, Long & Slow
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/22/2004

The converged network isn't always an easy sell, as Masergy's CEO relayed at yesterday's Light Reading Live conference

Video Profits on Pause?
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/22/2004

Triple Play might spell double trouble for service providers that are counting on making big bucks from video services

Carrier Comes Clean on Triple Play
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/22/2004

CT Communications says its two years of offering triple-play services in Ohio have been an adventure

Agere Targets Resilience
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/22/2004

Unveils network processor developments inspired by British Telecom's 21st Century Network convergence project

MPLS Edge Onslaught
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/21/2004

Overture, Tellabs, and Turin add the MPLS/Ethernet access and edge gear that's starting to pile up at Supercomm

Cisco Creates Safety Net
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/21/2004

Targets government public safety projects with a mobile MAN based on existing WLAN equipment UPDATED 5:45 PM

IPWireless Denies Woosh Delay
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/21/2004

Startup says its not to blame for the delay of New Zealand service provider's voice network

Motia Scores With Intel
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/21/2004

Startup secures $12M cash injection and looks ahead to high-profile customer deal

Allied Telesyn Plays POTS Card
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/21/2004

Ethernet-based DLC and triple-play access platform now has ADSL, POTS, and fiber access capabilities in a single shelf

Headcount: Buy vs Lure
News Analysis | 6/21/2004

Sentito hires former Pelago chief, Polaris loses two execs, Kirana kisses off, and much more

Agilent Unveils All-in-One Tester
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/21/2004

Pulls together a number of test tools into one product for multiservice testing

MSPPs, MSSPs Merging (Sort of)
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/21/2004

Design activity has started on a single architecture that covers both platforms, say chipmakers Xelerated and Infineon

Foundry Fills Out at 4-7
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/21/2004

We're not talking about dress sizes – the vendor has unveiled its new family of switches at Supercomm

Aruba Confirms Service Plan
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/18/2004

Partnership with HP aims to enable it to offer services with its WLAN equipment

Telcordia's Softswitch Timebomb
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/18/2004

Its softswitch patent could land rival vendors with an unwanted license fee bill

Ethernet Rules Switch Fabric Market
News Analysis | 6/18/2004

Tallying all manner of switching devices, consultancy CIR sees a $1.5B market by 2008

Sprint Chases EV-DO?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/18/2004

Analysts claim carrier is set to announce surprise $800 million network deployment

Wireless Key to Nortel's Allure
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/18/2004

Canadian vendor's experience in wireless infrastructure may be the reason for Cisco's admiring glances

Wireless Key to Nortel's Allure
News Analysis | 6/18/2004

Canadian vendor's experience in wireless infrastructure may be the reason for Cisco's admiring glances

Court Gives Movaz More Time
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/18/2004

As a sexual harassment suit progresses through the legal system, a court has given the CEO an extra month to respond

Proxim & Intel: MANly Friends
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/17/2004

Proxim teams up with Intel for future WiMax products and updates broadband wireless kit with mobility software

Startups Rally 'Round EFM
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/17/2004

With the 802.3ah standard poised for ratification, Ethernet startups are hoping to make a splash at Supercomm

Supercomm: A ROADM Show?
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/17/2004

Movaz and other vendors play 'follow the money' as ROADM announcements fly at Supercomm

Carriers Size Up B-RAS Needs
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/17/2004

Tier 1 operators' traffic strategies may challenge the established B-RAS vendors

SiNett Gets $15M for Switch Chip
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/17/2004

Wooooaah there! It’s an 802.11 chip startup with a twist

Cisco to Pay $89M for Procket Assets
News Analysis | 6/17/2004

Will take on engineering staff, intellectual property, and 'selected assets'

CMC Launches Security Tester
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/16/2004

Emulates clients using the new(ish) wireless protected access security spec

Cisco/Procket Deal Imminent
News Analysis | 6/16/2004

Sources say Cisco will announce its intent to acquire Procket tonight

Test Vendors Target VOIP, IPV6
News Analysis | 6/16/2004

As another vendor launches a VOIP test tool for carriers, Agilent seizes on another emerging market, IPV6

Straitshot Pitches Proprietary WAN
News Analysis | 6/16/2004

Sticking to Layer 2, a startup claims it has a service that is cheaper than Frame Relay and more secure than VPNs

Nokia Rejoins WiMax Forum
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/16/2004

Pledges support to industry body just months after declining membership

Transmode Branches Out
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/16/2004

Swedish CWDM pioneer's doing an ADVA - entering the Sonet/SDH edge market and clinching an OEM with a big vendor

Wireless Storage Ahoy?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/15/2004

Linksys/Maxtor home deal sparks some interest in propects for enterprise wireless storage

MPLS Arrives in Access Nets
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/15/2004

Mangrove Systems, World Wide Packets, and Overture Networks prepare carriers for MPLS access networks

Teleglobe Tanks on Q1 Results
News Analysis | 6/15/2004

The acquisition of a leading VOIP wholesaler and a return to net profit hasn't been enough to please investors

Flarion in Tryst With T-Mobile?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/15/2004

Flash-OFDM startup hints at announced trial by year end but won't name names

Backstage Pass
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/15/2004

It's 'Invite Only' at the wireless OSS party, but huge rewards await those who can get past the bouncers

Lucent Joins the Edge Crowd
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/15/2004

As expected, Lucent becomes the latest vendor with a new box for the multiservice edge

NetLogic Sets IPO Terms
News Analysis | 6/15/2004

The developer of search-engine chips could raise $80M at a share price of $14

Europe Slips Toward SIP
News Analysis | 6/15/2004

SIP's popularity was at the heart of the VON Europe show debate, though not everybody is ready for it

Airgo Starts WLAN Chip Race
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/14/2004

Four manufacturers license Airgo's MIMO smart antenna technology in a bid to be first with pre-802.11n silicon

ADMs Get Smaller, Cheaper
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/14/2004

Parama and PMC-Sierra prep integrated chips that could reduce add/drop multiplexer costs to less than $5,000

802.11 Fights Pricing Battle
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/14/2004

Unstrung Insider warns of falling enterprise wireless LAN profit margins

Ciena Drums Up Data Strategy
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/14/2004

Vendor trots out five announcements related to cutting carrier equipment spending and costs

Mahi Nabs $70M, Photuris Assets
News Analysis | 6/14/2004

Mahi builds up its product portfolio and piggy bank in search of larger service provider customers UPDATED 11:30AM

Redline Revs Up Performance Claims
News Analysis | 6/14/2004

Startup claims its new application processor is super-fast, but details are thin on the ground

Cow-Fi, Anyone?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/11/2004

Cattle go wild for 80-moo.11

VOIP Service Pulverized
News Analysis | 6/11/2004

Jeff Pulver says Sentiro shouldn't have gone commercial with the first ENUM-based VOIP service

Cisco May Pocket Procket
News Analysis | 6/11/2004

Talks linger on, and one source says the deal is done at $80 million

Juniper's 'Pepsi' Set to Pop
News Analysis | 6/11/2004

The company's low-end enterprise routers are on tap for announcement next week, report says

Redline Fights Back
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/11/2004

Labels Wi-LAN patent settlement 'trivial' as it prepares to ramp up headcount

Keeping 3G Costs in Check
LR Mobile Column | 6/11/2004

Keeping 3G Costs in Check
Mobile equipment vendors need to radically reduce their product development costs if they're to achieve sustainable profitability

Vonage Plans Q4 Launch in UK
News Analysis | 6/11/2004

VOIP service provider in partnership talks as it plans cost-conscious European launch by end of year

FCC: Back to the Drawing Board
News Analysis | 6/10/2004

Yesterday's decision lets courts quash FCC UNE-P rules, raising questions about the next regulatory move

Spirent: Europe Lags on VOIP Testing
News Analysis | 6/10/2004

Europe's major incumbent carriers are still at the 'exploratory' stage with VOIP, says the test system vendor

CEO: Chief Expendable Officer
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/10/2004

Overpaid and disposable, according to results of Unstrung’s latest poll

Managed Security Services Pipe Up
News Analysis | 6/10/2004

IPS and DOS prevention will headline managed security service launches in 04 and 05, finds Light Reading Insider

Security Spending Soars
News Analysis | 6/10/2004

Cisco is the biggest winner as demand for products to protect networks from threats continues to grow

Poll Rates Telecom Job Climate
News Analysis | 6/10/2004

Light Reading poll finds the job market is doing better than last year, but it's still unimpressive

CDMA 450 Flows Into Norway
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/10/2004

Cellular standard sneaks into Northern Europe as vendors are 'queuing up for the deal'

Pipe Cleaners
Column | 6/10/2004

Service providers are getting their managed security acts together

Online Games Pose Carrier Conundrum
News Analysis | 6/9/2004

Online gaming is coming to America and bringing broadband demand with it, a new study says

Azimuth Speaks Up
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/9/2004

Azimuth says new module can test real-world roaming performance for VOWLAN applications

Redback's Got an Itsy-Bitsy B-RAS
News Analysis | 6/9/2004

Edge router/B-RAS vendor has a new device for smaller carriers and the enterprise network

BT Moves Ahead With Mega Project
News Analysis | 6/9/2004

Launches tendering process for 21st Century project with the goal of replacing UK telephone network with VOIP

Gary Smith: I’m OK, We’re OK
News Analysis | 6/9/2004

Says Ciena's acquisitions will pay off in the long run, and that the company had no choice

Alvarion Liberates Libera
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/9/2004

BWA vendor to provide kit for startup’s UK network rollout

Kineto Grabs $35M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/8/2004

VOWLAN startup Kineto has racked up another wedge of VC funding as it works to get its technology accepted by carriers

Skype Plans Some Ins & Outs
News Analysis | 6/8/2004

Founder of free VOIP service tells the VON Europe show how he's going to make some money

Nortel, Laurel Extend B-RAS Lines
News Analysis | 6/8/2004

Nortel doubles the density of its Shasta box while Laurel brings out a quarter-size version of its ST200

BT Denies Convergence Backing
News Analysis | 6/8/2004

Says it's yet to sign up more carriers for its fixed-to-mobile convergence alliance

BT Denies Convergence Backing
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/8/2004

Says it's yet to sign up more carriers for its fixed-to-mobile convergence alliance

Hyperchip Has a Hiccup
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/8/2004

Canadian core router startup cuts its staff in half while its CEO heads for the door

Hotsip Snares Ericsson OEM Deal
News Analysis | 6/8/2004

Swedish startup's SIP systems will be integrated into Ericsson's softswitch, enabling it to address Tier 1 carriers

Arris: Comcast's Stealth VOIP Vendor
News Analysis | 6/8/2004

The vendor is supplying gear for Comcast's three VOIP trials – and a fourth in Detroit. Detroit?!

Nortel: Another Fine Mesh
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/7/2004

Nortel plots commercial deployment of wireless LAN mesh gear

Force10 Rakes It In
News Analysis | 6/7/2004

Switch manufacturer gains $75M in its latest funding round, providing a springboard for an IPO in 2005

Arieso vs Goliath
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/7/2004

Ex-Voodoo managed startup claims small VC investment as it prepares to battle larger rivals

Sources: Mahi Moves Include MCI Win
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/7/2004

Mahi Networks has sold gear to MCI, is acquiring the assets of Photuris, and may have received more funding

Alcatel Pushes Ethernet-Over-MPLS
News Analysis | 6/7/2004

Rolls out edge equipment aimed at driving down the cost of providing managed Ethernet services

Agere Targets VOIP, Video
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/7/2004

New 'Datamapper' chip controls quality of service on every switch or router port

FNC Finds FASST Friends
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/7/2004

Fujistu becomes a reseller of gear from Atrica and CoSine in a bid to add broadband data services to its repertoire

Excel Intros Signaling Server
News Analysis | 6/7/2004

In a strategic shift, the switch maker charges further into the IP equipment market

Lucent Preps MPLS Infusion
News Analysis | 6/4/2004

The CBX 500 makeover starts with a new MPLS card, but rivals say it's a kludgy answer

PacketFront Bags Another €15M
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/4/2004

Broadband system vendor fuels up for further expansion: First stop, Supercomm

Telcordia: Buy Buy or Bye Bye
Column | 6/4/2004

Telcordia M&A strategy may look expansionist, but it's a vital defensive play

Alvarion Erases Redline
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/4/2004

Ends OEM agreement following launch of its own competitive product

Golden Expands Its Business Empire
News Analysis | 6/4/2004

Russian upstart Golden Telecom takes a majority stake in Uzbekistan's alternative business services carrier

Intec Buys ADC Billing Unit
News Analysis | 6/4/2004

Interconnect specialist lands ADC's billing and customer care business for $74.5 million

Aruba Strikes Back
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/4/2004

Switch startup has partnership with IT giant HP, sources say

Hammerhead Founder Steps Aside
News Analysis | 6/3/2004

Right off its product debut, the edge switching startup sees two senior technical officers step down

Siemens Boots Nokia (Again)
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/3/2004

Finnish vendor loses another 3G contract to German rival

Report Looks to Base Cuts
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/3/2004

Unstrung Insider cites future base-station cost cuts as critical to vendor profitability

Who's on Telcordia's Shopping List?
News Analysis | 6/3/2004

Where might the OSS giant go next to expand its empire? Its parent's investment portfolio could hold the key

Vonage Faces Risks, Says Report
News Analysis | 6/3/2004

Pure-play VOIP operators like Vonage are in a precarious position according to In-Stat/MDR

McCaw Clears the Wires
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/2/2004

Riding the WiMax wave?

Headcount: Fits 'n' Starts
News Analysis | 6/2/2004

Ciena bleeds brass, Expand sues Peribit, Broadwing exec flies the coop, and more

Dune Claims QOS Chip First
News Analysis | 6/2/2004

Says the distributed architecture of its traffic managers can guarantee end-to-end QOS in Ethernet networks

Alvarion Breezes Into WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/2/2004

BWA vendor touts ‘WiMax platform’ ahead of standard’s industry ratification

C&W Turns a Corner
News Analysis | 6/2/2004

Improved results and a bigger than expected dividend sends carrier's share price up nearly 8%

Nortel Leaves All Doors Open
News Analysis | 6/2/2004

New super-extra-cautious CEO still can't say when restatement process will be completed

Microsoft Sniffs Out Aruba
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/2/2004

Uses startup's kit for rogue detection on its massive corporate WLAN network

Riverstone Enters Edge Fray
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/1/2004

Its box has only Ethernet interfaces for now, but Riverstone expects its 15000 series to compete in multiservice circles

SonicWall Locks Into WLAN
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/1/2004

Security vendor wants to push into enterprise 802.11 market with wired/wireless play

Verizon Talk Lifts Tellabs
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/1/2004

Rumors about Verizon's multiservice edge RFP has given Tellabs a boost, though both say there's nothing to report

Wi-LAN's Patent Ensemble
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/1/2004

Wi-LAN finds defunct broadband vendor's WiMax patents suit it to a tee

Sex Shocker Socks Stock
News Analysis | 6/1/2004

French carrier's share price wilts as chairman is arrested on suspicion of funding a prostitution racket

Axiowave Queues in the Core
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/1/2004

Offers its own approach to flow routing with its new core router

Nortel Preps for Financial Update
News Analysis | 6/1/2004

Nortel to provide reporting update before market opens Wednesday

Carrier ENUM Gains Ground
News Analysis | 6/1/2004

Designed for consumer VOIP services, the ENUM protocol is proving useful for interconnecting carriers' VOIP networks

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