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Trapeze's 802.11 Switcheroo
News Analysis | 1/24/2003

Are ex-Redback employees making a carrier device, or a WLAN switch for the enterprise?

Big Day at Broadcom
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/23/2003

CEO Henry Nicholas steps down, and (pro forma) profitability could be just three months away

Trapeze’s Switch Switcheroo
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/23/2003

Is it making a carrier-class product or a WLAN switch for the enterprise? Either way, it's spending a lot of money

Cisco/Huawei Brawl Begins
News Analysis | 1/23/2003

Is a 'rocket docket' on the way? Cisco moves for an injunction to shut down US sales of alleged knockoffs

Big Day at Broadcom
News Analysis | 1/23/2003

CEO Henry Nicholas steps down, and profitability could be just three months away

Nortel Earnings Are Upbeat
News Analysis | 1/23/2003

Nortel's revenues rise in all segments, led by an 11% increase in optical networking. But times are still tough

Showtime for IPWireless
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/23/2003

Startup set to announce two OEM deals with major vendors during 3GSM in Cannes; and it's working closely with Vodafone

Euro Players Pick Up Telco Sticks
News Analysis | 1/23/2003

What do Dynegy's and MFN's sales of European telecom assets say about the market?

Bessemer's Soni Exits VC Firm
News Analysis | 1/23/2003

In a hint at the underground turmoil in the VC business, longtime Bessemer partner Rob Soni has left the building

AT&T Results Disappoint
News Analysis | 1/23/2003

AT&T's stock plunges on quarterly results as revenues decline further and company falls short of expectations

Exec Pay Defies Downturn
News Analysis | 1/22/2003

Recent SEC filings show that for some recently top-level execs, there is no downturn

Marketing Mantra: Prove Your Worth
News Analysis | 1/22/2003

Router vendors such as Laurel Networks are reworking marketing tools to catch the eye of incumbent carriers

Tellabs Posts Q4 Loss
News Analysis | 1/22/2003

Tellabs' losses increase, but its revenue increases sequentially and it beats analysts' expectations UPDATED

O2 Passes the Buck
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/22/2003

Blames regulatory decision for delay in 3G

Ultrawideband: $525M in 2007
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/22/2003

That's the estimate of the latest Wireless Oracle report, which has delved into the emerging world of ultrawideband

Hunting for Gold in Homeland Security
News Analysis | 1/22/2003

The Homeland Security Dept. will link 22 government agencies, but the economic boost may be overrated

Aruba's Switch Pitch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/22/2003

Another startup has a wireless LAN switch, this time with a focus on security and 'locking the air' for corporate customers

Lucent Toes the Line
News Analysis | 1/22/2003

Quarterly financials are in line with lower-end guidance, and execs say focus is still on 2003 profitability

Cramer in Line for Unstrung Award
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/22/2003

Is the Top 25er suffering from a swollen head?

Lucent & Cisco: Together at Last
News Analysis | 1/21/2003

The two rivals are teaming up to take on the IP mobile wireless market

Lucent & Cisco: Together at Last
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/21/2003

The two rivals are teaming up to take on the IP mobile wireless market

Headcount: Meet My Shareholders?
News Analysis | 1/21/2003

Sing along! Tahoe trims, Taqua gets McGinn, AcceLight goes dim, and Corvis gets thin...

Coalition Cranks Up UWB
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/21/2003

New alliance creates a noise at sedate IEEE wireless standards meeting, but its proposal could split the nascent sector

Light Reading University Is Now Open
News Analysis | 1/21/2003

The best minds in the industry teach cutting-edge courses for new online university

Axiowave Closes on $45M
News Analysis | 1/21/2003

Still-stealthy Axiowave closes expected funding, and CEO Mukesh Chatter says the business is coming along

Level 3's In Genuity
News Analysis | 1/21/2003

Is Genuity the ugly stepchild of the industry or a hidden jewel? Level 3 plans to answer the question

The World Is Our Classroom
Column | 1/21/2003

Launching Light Reading University -- Peter Heywood

Internet Machines Ships (At Last)
News Analysis | 1/21/2003

It's late to market with its 10-Gbit/s packet switch chipset, but that might not matter

C&W Ousts CEO Wallace
News Analysis | 1/21/2003

Former exec says carrier should look outside telecom industry for a successor, but not everyone agrees

Lucent Rallies in Nuremberg
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/20/2003

Keeps its hopes of 3G contracts alive with a pilot project in Germany, but 2003 is make or break time for its UMTS dreams

Force10 Slashes 10-GigE Pricing
News Analysis | 1/20/2003

Puts pressure on competitors and opens up the market to a new class of customers with a 44% reduction in pricing

Ericsson Spins Off Opto Business
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 1/20/2003

Investors form a new company to take over the Swedish manufacturer's optoelectronics division

Cavium and ABIT Target VPNs
News Analysis | 1/20/2003

They're teaming to develop security-ready motherboards, which could cut the cost of IPsec and SSL VPNs

Finisar Denies Takeover Talks
News Analysis | 1/20/2003

Chairman and CTO Frank Levinson refutes a rumor that an acquisition by Emulex is in the works

Poll: This Is Bluetooth's Year
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/20/2003

The majority of voters in our latest poll expect to use the colorful short-range wireless technology this year

AirFlow's WLAN Switch Packs a Big MAC
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/17/2003

Another startup has a wireless LAN switch, and this one does some crazy stuff with 802.11 packets – oh, and it's Ethernet too! UPDATED 1/21 5PM

Nokia Kills Amber Router
News Analysis | 1/17/2003

Drops the edge router it got from its acquisition of Amber Networks, the startup it bought for $421M in stock

Nokia Kills Amber Router
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/17/2003

Drops the edge router it got from its acquisition of Amber Networks, the startup it bought for $421M in stock

Latin America: Telecom Turmoil
News Analysis | 1/17/2003

AT&T's recent Latin America debacle punctuates the problems in the region's telecom market

Tachion's Final Chapter
News Analysis | 1/17/2003

Infamous startup begins liquidating after a ride that took investors for $86 million

More Cuts at PMC-Sierra
News Analysis | 1/17/2003

The company took a big dose of pain in 2001, hoping for a profitable 2003. It wasn't enough

Tellium Takeover Plan Brewing
News Analysis | 1/17/2003

Takeover firms are eyeing struggling tech companies with fat bank accounts, and Tellium is a juicy target

Top Ten Vendors to Watch
Column | 1/17/2003

Top Ten Vendors to Watch – Scott Clavenna

Juniper's Back in the Black
News Analysis | 1/16/2003

Core router sales pick up, but that doesn't signal a big core buildout, Juniper executives say

WLAN: Ready for Takeoff
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/16/2003

Boeing's Connexion and Lufthansa have finally started commercial tests of their in-cabin wireless Internet service

Nortel Closes Content Switch Deals
News Analysis | 1/16/2003

Recent equipment wins are playing to Nortel's strength in the market for multimedia switching -- but will it last?

Analysts on Q4: Cautious Optimism
News Analysis | 1/16/2003

Q4 may not be pretty, but at least it doesn't look like another train wreck, observe analysts such as Lehman's Levy

Security Problems Vex (SPV)
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/16/2003

Headache time for Orange and Microsoft

Large Firms Want to Get Smart
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/16/2003

Survey finds large British companies are keen on the business application potential of smartphones

GigaTera Goes Multiwavelength
News Analysis | 1/16/2003

A laser that delivers 32 channels of light simultaneously could provide a cheap, compact solution for DWDM

Intel Preps Tunable Laser
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 1/16/2003

In March, Intel plans to launch a laser based on the technology it acquired from New Focus

Trapeze's Wireless Bait & Switch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/15/2003

Sources say that at least one of the products the shadowy startup will emerge with is an enterprise WLAN "switch"

Redback Trims Losses, CFO
News Analysis | 1/15/2003

Edge-router specialist cuts down the rate at which it's losing money; but CFO and others are leaving

First-Mile Ethernet Makes DSL Choice
News Analysis | 1/15/2003

A minor tiff about DSL over copper got settled at last week's IEEE meetings

The Bright Side of 2003
News Analysis | 1/15/2003

An Optical Oracle panel says the telecom industry outlook for 2003 and beyond is not all that bleak

Site Builders Fleeced Operators
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/15/2003

Wireless carriers are only just realizing the true cost of building out wide-area networks, says constructor

Senators Skeptical of Deregulation
News Analysis | 1/15/2003

At a Senate Commerce Committee hearing yesterday, several senators voiced concerns about relaxing UNE-P

ArrayComm's Highspeed Handoff
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/14/2003

Simple IP - (HUH!) - what is it good for? Er, highspeed handoffs and load balancing between basestations, apparently

SiGe Semi Scores $42.8M
News Analysis | 1/14/2003

With products shipping in wireless and cable, the chipmaker is readying products for optical networks as well

DoCoMo Seeks Euro Bride
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/14/2003

The Japanese giant fancies getting into bed with a major European carrier, but it wants a warm body

Capellas Sets 100-Day Strategy
News Analysis | 1/14/2003

WorldCom to file a restructuring plan in April, as a new management team is busy refocusing its business

Are Tech Workers Happier Than Ever?
News Analysis | 1/14/2003

Despite layoffs and a poor economy, technology workers are surprisingly cheery, study says

Lumenon Is Looking Lame
News Analysis | 1/14/2003

Its Canadian subsidiary has been granted credit protection -- equivalent to filing for Chapter 11 in the US

Panditi Puts Spurs to Polaris
News Analysis | 1/14/2003

As Polaris cuts staff, its new CEO aims to help it turn trials into revenues

Alcatel Offers Tempered Optimism
News Analysis | 1/14/2003

CEO says recent sales uptick and good outlook for company can't be generalized across the industry

Now Wait for W-WAN
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/13/2003

60% of corporations want better wireless WAN before they implement it, according to new Yankee report

Headcount: Time to Punt?
News Analysis | 1/13/2003

Crescent Networks and Yafo Networks wind down; Avici shakes up sales; Tellium and Atoga cut deep

Broadwing May Sell Broadband Unit
News Analysis | 1/13/2003

Has also secured a commitment for $350 million in funding from Goldman Sachs; stock price jumps

DataPower Secures XML
News Analysis | 1/13/2003

As XML use increases for Web services, startups like DataPower are claiming to make the transactions safe

Is Ellacoya on the Comeback Trail?
News Analysis | 1/13/2003

VCs say Ellacoya's 13 paying customers were key to $14M in funding that could help it to a better future

Nextel's Nationwide Walkie-Talkie
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/13/2003

Plans coast-to-coast coverage for its push-to-talk system... and says rivals just don't know what buttons to push

Nokia Surrenders CDMA in S. Korea
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/13/2003

CDMA kitchen too hot for Nokia, according to local report

LNL Scoops Up Nanovation, Optenia
News Analysis | 1/13/2003

Integrated optics startup LNL Technologies gets new funding after buying intellectual property of failed competitors

AMCC Tops NPU Revenues
News Analysis | 1/13/2003

The company bested Intel in network processor sales last year, taking 38 percent of the market

Should RIM Buy Handspring?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/10/2003

"Yeah, why not?" asks one analyst. It's a new age of pragmatism apparently

SEC Charges Paul Johnson
News Analysis | 1/10/2003

Former Robbie Stephens analyst Paul Johnson is charged for investing in startups, then hyping their acquisition

Getting It Together in Europe
LR Mobile Column | 1/10/2003

There are signs that two of Europe's middle tier players may be shuffling towards a merger

UTStarcom Scores $100M Deal
News Analysis | 1/10/2003

The many arms of Softbank keep the California equipment company well fed

Euro Shrinkage: The Netherlands
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/10/2003

Consolidation is afoot in Holland as local reports claim rivals are showing great interest in mmO2's Dutch carrier

C&W Brings in Lapthorne
News Analysis | 1/10/2003

Cable & Wireless's shares rise today, as turnaround expert Richard Lapthorne takes over as its new chairman

Amdocs Signs Big Deal With SBC
News Analysis | 1/10/2003

Outsourcing deal, employee swap are latest in vendor's relationship with second-largest shareholder **UPDATED 1/10 4:30PM**

Wireless Steals the Show
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/10/2003

Streaming video, ultra wideband, 802.11g, and wire-free electricity stood out from the crowd at CES

Russo Returns
News Analysis | 1/10/2003

Carl Russo returns from the racetrack to take the helm at Calix Networks

Startups Carry VCSEL Flame
News Analysis | 1/10/2003

Nortel may have shut down Coretek but other startups haven't given up on developing VCSEL-based tunable lasers

Microsoft's Wireless Go-Round
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/9/2003

Microsoft has inked yet another deal to improve the wireless capabilities of Exchange UPDATED 1/10 1:30 PM

Covad CEO Keeps Calm
News Analysis | 1/9/2003

Covad CEO Charles Hoffman insists that all the talk about regulatory changes doesn't frighten him

Moto Fails to Inspire
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/9/2003

New handset range offers nothing to excite analysts, though the largely expected range of features staves off criticism

Italians Dominate Euro Innovators Top 10
News Analysis | 1/9/2003

Claim a main pizza the action in our list of Europe's leading telecom innovators; Brits & Swedes also score

360networks Sues Nortel for $101M
News Analysis | 1/9/2003

360networks sues for return of funds and equipment taken when it was insolvent. What's the potential impact?

Foundry Pumps Up the Market
News Analysis | 1/9/2003

Does Foundry's good news mean the industry's closer to the bottom? Investors vote yes, skeptics await proof

Mobile Figures in Innovators List
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/9/2003

Italian wireless guys do mobile proud

Bravo Bookham!
Column | 1/9/2003

Bravo Bookham! — Jay Liebowitz

SIP Is Hip, Say VOIP Promoters
News Analysis | 1/9/2003

Interest in the protocol is soaring because it just might trigger the long-awaited IP telephony revolution

DigiLens Shrinks Another 50 Percent
News Analysis | 1/9/2003

After an outsourcing deal, the company put its fab up for sale and cuts 20 workers

Peddling Patents for Profit
News Analysis | 1/8/2003

The role of intellectual property as an asset has spawned an industry in patent management for telecom gearmakers

Europe Hits 1,000 Hotspots
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/8/2003

Well, it's a start!!

IP Routing Gets a Restart
News Analysis | 1/8/2003

IP reliability features are emerging in Internet routers, as Graceful Restart and Nonstop Routing gain momentum

Yes, We Have No Banias!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/8/2003

It's branding time down on the Intel farm as it prepares for its big push into the mobile world

Agere's Samsung Boost
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/8/2003

Struggling chipmaker's $150M supply deal with third-ranked handset manufacturer Samsung shows an Asian focus for 2003

Polaris Picks Panditi as CEO
News Analysis | 1/8/2003

Metro optical switch startup lands a telecom name as it hires Avici chair and former Convergent CEO Surya Panditi

Sorrento Gets Debt Holder Approval
News Analysis | 1/8/2003

Metro DWDM vendor moves one step closer to finishing its restructuring as bondholders approve the plan

M&A Whispers Continue
News Analysis | 1/7/2003

There's talk of deal activity but the real action won't likely start until carriers begin spending again

WaveSmith Overhaul Ousts Founders
News Analysis | 1/7/2003

Ramping up for RBOC wins, WaveSmith's clearing the decks once more, losing Bob Dalias in the process

Is Vodafone Interested in AWE?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/7/2003

AT&T Wireless looks a likely takeover for Vodafone, which may need to exit Verizon Wireless, says analyst report

Live! and Kickin'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/7/2003

Vodafone blows its own trumpet, so to speak, but is it an earner?

FCC Talk Boosts Lucent, Nortel
News Analysis | 1/7/2003

Bernstein says changing fed regulations would most benefit Lucent, Nortel; most telecom stocks rise

Vodafone Extends Euro Reach
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/7/2003

Deal with Telekom Austria takes brand to three new territories

Marvell Readies GigE Attack
News Analysis | 1/7/2003

In the market for Gigabit Ethernet switch chips, Marvell is making its move against Broadcom

Microsoft Makes CDMA Push
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/6/2003

It's got new operating systems, products, network partners -- but devices could be shockingly expensive

Agere Gets Mapper-Happy
News Analysis | 1/6/2003

Claims a fourfold improvement in density of its access mapper product, but it doesn't come on a single chip

Neos, Level 3 Meet & Greet on Ethernet
News Analysis | 1/6/2003

Two carriers team to storm the European Ethernet market

Headcount: We're Baaaack!
News Analysis | 1/6/2003

Alidian shuts down and shuts up, Chiaro cuts, Gluon motivates, and TeleChoice rambles

Will Powell Pull the Plug?
News Analysis | 1/6/2003

The FCC Chair may be about to scrap regulations, in order to give RBOCs a helping hand

Operators Line Up for UMTS
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/6/2003

Hutchison might still be first to the European commercial 3G line, but there will be others shortly behind

IDC Predicts Metro Ethernet Boom
News Analysis | 1/6/2003

Says market will grow 39 percent annually, with Asia/Pacific remaining particularly strong

RBOC Accounting Mystery Resurfaces
News Analysis | 1/6/2003

The FCC's halting of investigations into $18B worth of missing RBOC equipment is being called into question again

Nettest Leaves the Mother Ship
News Analysis | 1/3/2003

Great Nordic has cut loose its Nettest subsidiary, and at least two new test gear companies could result **UPDATED 1/3/03 6:00PM**

IPO Market Dead in 2002
News Analysis | 1/3/2003

Venture-backed telecom startups couldn't find their way to the public markets in 2002

Infinera Shoots for the Moon
News Analysis | 1/3/2003

The secretive components startup is rumored to be looking for a $100 million round

Riverstone Picks Up Pipal
News Analysis | 1/3/2003

The deal is done, and it looks to be all about Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol

What's Up With Chinese 3G?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/3/2003

Another year, another set of possibilities

Spain Eyes Spectrum Trading
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/3/2003

Looks set to allow carriers to buy and sell all or part of radio spectrum

Mobile Gun Culture
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/3/2003

Bad reception? Hell, just shoot the mast, why dontcha!

Application Killers
Column | 1/3/2003

Application Killers – Geoff Bennett

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/3/2003

Vodafone executive invests $1.2 million in parent company shares

Level 3 President Sheds Shares
News Analysis | 1/3/2003

Level 3 honcho Kevin O'Hara filed to dump more than 700,000 shares in December

Top Ten Service Providers to Watch
News Analysis | 1/2/2003

For 2003, we're looking at the risk takers, the oddballs... and Big Brother

Yankee: Europe on EDGE in 2004
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/2/2003

There's a chance for Alcatel to carve a handset niche for itself, says analyst

Tellium Lawsuits Allege Rigged IPO
News Analysis | 1/2/2003

Shareholder suits say Tellium and Qwest execs puffed up a now-defunct contract to boost share price

Lucent Puts Aversano Suit to Rest
News Analysis | 1/2/2003

Lucent's reached closure on a key lawsuit, fending off trial UPDATED 1/3 10:30AM

Will Lewis Return to C&W?
News Analysis | 1/2/2003

Speculation that Duncan Lewis could get the top job at Cable & Wireless may be unfounded

Picture Progress
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/2/2003

Picture messaging to hit 3.1 billion in 2003

Corporate Holiday Cheer
News Analysis | 1/2/2003

More & more telecom companies are giving workers the holiday week off, according to Light Reading poll

Fingers Crossed for MMS
LR Mobile Column | 1/2/2003

Wireless operators and their equipment suppliers will be praying for steady data service uptake in 2003

Portugal Extends 3G Deadline
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/2/2003

Remaining operators given another year to launch service

2002 Top Ten: People
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/1/2003

The individuals who have tickled our fancy in the past 12 months and the awards we've decided to bestow upon them

2002 Top Ten: Uses For Obsolete Networking Equipment
News Analysis | 1/1/2003

Wondering what to do with those extra modules lying in the warehouse? Here's some creative suggestions

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