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Lucent to Cut Mobility Jobs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/23/2002

After horrible Q3 numbers, Lucent plots job cuts in its wireless division

The New Legacy Network
News Analysis | 7/23/2002

The 'latest' multiservice switches indicate a renaissance for ATM -- and a possible delay for MPLS

Evans Takes Helm at Optovation
News Analysis | 7/23/2002

Former ONI Systems and Nortel executive takes his first CEO job at Optovation

Earnings News Batters LR Index
News Analysis | 7/23/2002

Drumbeat of tough earnings news from SBC, AT&T, and Lucent weighs on the telecom sector

Powell Peeves Competitive Carriers
News Analysis | 7/23/2002

Groups representing competitive carriers blast FCC Chairman Michael Powell for blaming telecom woes on competition

Dick, Please Keep the Sweater On!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/22/2002

Sir Richard promises an "eye-popping" display for Virgin's US launch

T-Mobile Is Go
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/22/2002

VoiceStream finally becomes T-Mobile US, but is now such a good time?

Intel: Comm Chips Commoditizing
News Analysis | 7/22/2002

Off-the-shelf components are the future of the telecom systems market, claims Intel communications group CTO

Finns Head for Limp Launch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/22/2002

Sonera and Nokia stick by their 3G timetable, but all signs point to little more than a media showcase

No Relief From BellSouth
News Analysis | 7/22/2002

BellSouth doesn't ring up earnings as expected: It reports lower net income for Q2 and cuts its full-year forecast

Onex Chip Sees Light of Day
News Analysis | 7/22/2002

Finally, Transwitch announces some of the products resulting from its Onex acquisition

Startups Adjust to Long-Haul Reality
News Analysis | 7/22/2002

Analysts say long-haul DWDM sales continue to plummet. Startups like Ceyba and Innovance are hanging tough

Mud in Your I-Shot
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/22/2002

NTT DoCoMo's customers are strangely quiet over botched service

Stock Sales Draw Lawsuit at Amdocs
News Analysis | 7/22/2002

A lawsuit pokes into trades by execs and raises questions about a partnership called TOES Corp.

WorldCom Files for Bankruptcy
News Analysis | 7/21/2002

Telecom giant claims the crown for the largest bankruptcy in US history UPDATED 7/22 11:00 AM

Shut Up, Already
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/19/2002

Hey, July is National Cellphone Courtesy Month (August: National Corporate Honesty Month?)

Top 25 Privates: Flarion at #1
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/19/2002

Alternative infrastructure player has nowhere to go but down on Unstrung's Top 25 private wireless companies list

Net.com Shows Upside Surprise
News Analysis | 7/19/2002

Network Equipment Technologies shows that having lots of cash and government business pays off in 2002

Ericsson Scrambling for Cash
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/19/2002

Shares plummet as pricing of rights issue makes the Swedish giant seem increasingly needy and uncertain

Nortel Still Not Slim Enough
News Analysis | 7/19/2002

Nortel met analyst expectations, but more cuts are needed to get the company to breakeven

Cogent Hedges Fiber Bets
News Analysis | 7/19/2002

Cogent's new deal secures fiber at a time when the fate of some fiber sellers is unsure

Did WorldCom Puff Up the Internet Too?
News Analysis | 7/18/2002

For many years, WorldCom's Internet traffic counts were taken as the truth. Now that's all being questioned

Nortel Complaint Hits Soundlessly
News Analysis | 7/18/2002

On earnings eve, a Canadian class-action lawsuit accuses Nortel of cooking its books. But reaction is muted

Rainbow to Link WiFi & WAN
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/18/2002

Intel and friends are working on enabling roaming between their planned US WLAN network and existing 2.5G networks

AT&T 's Armstrong Era Ending
News Analysis | 7/18/2002

David Dorman will become the company CEO, probably by the end of the year: Sign o'the times?

3G: Make or Break Time
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/18/2002

The success or failure of mobile data services will determine whether carriers drown in debt, says Analysys

Stock Watch: AFC's Steady Hand
News Analysis | 7/18/2002

AFC is one of the few optical stocks that hasn't become a single-digit midget. It must be the cash

Extreme Trolls for a Bottom
News Analysis | 7/18/2002

Gigabit Ethernet player meets expectations and sees a slight increase in demand from US enterprise customers

ProtoDel Poops Out
News Analysis | 7/18/2002

UK venture capitalist MTI pulls out of an investment at the last minute, leaving ProtoDel in the proverbial

KDDI Slams Keyboard Kulture
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/18/2002

KDDI boss pits Asia against the Euros and Americans as he disses GSM and questions Vodafone's strategy

Moto Goes to China
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/17/2002

Y'see, selling cheap phones is the key

Nortel's New CFO: Beatty Who?
News Analysis | 7/17/2002

CEO Dunn is done doing double duty as CFO, but the new guy's an insider nobody knows

The New Reality of FSO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/17/2002

Market predictions for wireless technology are largely 'baloney' according to some analysts -- now they tell us!

GSM Patent Ruling a Goldmine
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/17/2002

Specialist firm BTG prepares to rake in the royalties after intellectual property office rules against SIM card giants

Cisco's Nuti Moves to Symbol
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/17/2002

Top Cisco service provider exec Bill Nuti takes an East Coast job with Symbol Technologies. What's it mean?

The New Reality of FSO
News Analysis | 7/17/2002

Bullish analysts appear to have overhyped the free space optics market and are backhauling toward reality

Cisco's Nuti Talks Up Move to Symbol
News Analysis | 7/17/2002

Top Cisco service provider exec Bill Nuti takes an East Coast job with Symbol Technologies. What's it mean?

Tellabs 'Stays the Course'
News Analysis | 7/17/2002

Tellabs' Q2 news isn't terrible. And being less than terrible these days may mean progress

SBC Takes a Dip Into PON
News Analysis | 7/16/2002

Alcatel, a relative newcomer to the PON world, has won a key contract with SBC. What's it mean for other players?

Terabeam Frees Workers, Optics
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/16/2002

Free-space optics vendor Terabeam is streamlining its workforce and adding new radio products

WLAN USA?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/16/2002

Intel, AT&T, and others are said to be plotting a nationwide WLAN network

Terabeam Takes Another Flight Path
News Analysis | 7/16/2002

Free-space optics vendor Terabeam is streamlining its workforce and adding new radio products

RPR Gurus Set Fall Deadline
News Analysis | 7/16/2002

Proponents of Resilient Packet Ring technology want to lock down draft changes in September and finish in fall 2003

L-Band Amps: The Revolution?
News Analysis | 7/16/2002

Southampton Photonics introduces a new fiber technology that could cut the cost of L-band amplifiers by 50%

DoCoMo Bolsters Euro Presence
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/16/2002

Japanese giant sets up task force in Amsterdam to close further licensing deals

Telecom Turmoil Fires Up Debate
News Analysis | 7/16/2002

Readers fire in suggestions about government involvement and technological solutions for the telecom industry

Interoute Acquires Ebone
News Analysis | 7/15/2002

Interoute appears to have bought the primary assets of the Ebone portion of KPNQwest for pennies on the dollar

Broadcom Runs to Dualmode
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/15/2002

Broadcom says it will have an 802.11a/b chipset on the market by Q4 -- but so do Intel and others

OnFiber Rolls With the Changes
News Analysis | 7/15/2002

OnFiber says it's booking a million per month after acquiring Sphera. Is that enough to support a turnaround?

Quantum Cipher Sent by Fiber
News Analysis | 7/15/2002

Swiss researchers have sent an 'uncrackable' quantum key over a 67km fiber link between Geneva and Lausanne

Sprint RFP Raises Hopes
News Analysis | 7/15/2002

The incumbent's scouting core multiservice switches, sources say. Is this really good news? and for whom?

Juniper's Numbers: Mystery Solved?
News Analysis | 7/15/2002

The fuss over Juniper's 2Q numbers today may have a simple explanation

Bonn Says Ron's Gone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/15/2002

Big Ron plans his Sommer vacation as the German government names its preferred successor for the Telekom CEO chair

A Regulator's Ball?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/15/2002

We suspect there is one big reason why rumors about Microsoft acquiring Ericsson will come to naught

KDDI Tries HDTV Over WLAN
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/15/2002

For a company unconvinced by the potential of WLAN technology, KDDI sure is spending a lot of time and energy on it

Intel Preps WLAN Blast
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/12/2002

Intel VP sees WLAN as the new Ethernet and displays a strange fixation on hockey sticks, in this interview from London

SpectraSwitch Takes a Holiday
News Analysis | 7/12/2002

Or rather, it's told its employees to take an indefinite vacation while it tries to raise a third round

Flarion Gets Flashy for the FCC
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/12/2002

A road trip to DC with fizzy pop, chips, and some base stations

Mahi and White Rock: Just Good Friends
News Analysis | 7/12/2002

Companies have met on technology solutions, but both dismiss merger rumors

Intel Capital 'Ahead $2B'
News Analysis | 7/12/2002

Intel's VC arm has made a honking big profit from investing in communications startups

Operators Feel Pain in Spain
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/12/2002

Regulator hits Telefonica Moviles and Vodafone where it hurts with interconnection rate cut

Juniper Numbers Raise Questions
News Analysis | 7/12/2002

Analysts suspect some (legal) shenanigans in the accounts may be disguising some of Unisphere's revenues

Wakey Wakey, Microsoft!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/11/2002

Its entry into the hot mobile management software market is going to be lackluster and late

Fresh Money for New Materials
News Analysis | 7/11/2002

Continuum and Optimer have raised respectable funding for building components with ceramics or polymers

Finnish 3G License for Sale
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/11/2002

Merger of Telia and Sonera leaves a UMTS license up for grabs -- if anyone wants it

Free Free Space Optics?
News Analysis | 7/11/2002

Could home-made lasers be on the horizon? Yes, if a hoaxy-sounding post on Slashdot is to be believed

The Face of the New Juniper
News Analysis | 7/11/2002

Juniper is expected to announce headcount reductions and product cancellations on its 2Q02 earnings call tonight

Redback Regroups With Narrower Loss
News Analysis | 7/11/2002

Redback's revenues and losses remain lean, as it leans on Nokia for sales

More Startup Setbacks in Texas
News Analysis | 7/10/2002

Xalted files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, while White Rock Networks cuts staff UPDATED 07/11 6PM

Alcatel Junked
News Analysis | 7/10/2002

Things look beret bleak for Alcatel as it becomes latest telecom company to have its debt downgraded to junk status

No Heat Yet for FOMA
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/10/2002

DoCoMo executive tells Unstrung it will be one to two years before its 3G service properly takes off

UK Components Foundry for Sale
News Analysis | 7/10/2002

OMD, an optical foundry, has gone into the UK equivalent of Chapter 11

DoCoMo's Hush-Hush Talks
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/10/2002

Japanese giant chews the fat with fellow Asia/Pac leviathans -- but, we cry, about what exactly?

For Lucent, the Only Way Is Up
News Analysis | 7/10/2002

Lucent shares have climbed nearly 40 percent in the past few days with no real catalyst

Good News for CLECs?
News Analysis | 7/10/2002

The FCC has asked an Appeals Court to reverse an unbundling decision that favors RBOCs

WorldCom Poll: Lock 'em Up!
News Analysis | 7/10/2002

100 percent of respondents to a Light Reading poll say guilty WorldCom execs should be jailed (for a long time)

Dictionary Corner: Review
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/10/2002

Unstrung turns to the lexicon in a bid to comprehend Virgin Mobile announcement

AT&T/VoiceStream Rumors Rife
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/10/2002

A published report suggests that AT&T and VoiceStream are in preliminary merger talks, but who's doing the driving?

Vodafone Hovers Over SFR
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/9/2002

Gent & Co. are waiting for the new grand fromage at Vivendi to settle on a plan of action before bidding for a bigger Gallic stake

Pluris Shutdown Confirmed
News Analysis | 7/9/2002

Financing troubles and a grim market kill another core router maker

Tough Times for Tunable Lasers
News Analysis | 7/9/2002

The market for tunable lasers is taking a long time to develop. So long, in fact, that some analysts are dropping out of it

Qwest Drafts Former Sorrento COO
News Analysis | 7/9/2002

Oren Shaffer, who briefly served as Sorrento's president and COO, is the new CFO at Qwest

Ciena's Optical Switch Fiesta
News Analysis | 7/9/2002

Ciena lands a deal with Telefonos de Mexico, the AT&T of Mexico; experts say foreign deals are now key for the firm

Danes Catch Europe's WLAN Bug
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/9/2002

Danish operator TDC is latest Euro carrier to go ape for 802.11b

The Big Problem
Column | 7/9/2002

The Big Problem – R. Scott Raynovich

Palm & Handspring: Will They, Won't They?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/9/2002

Sources say handheld rivals are resisting a potential merger, but the market may force them to look again

WorldCom's Grubby Secrets
News Analysis | 7/9/2002

Salomon analyst explains how he rated the stock from the company's boardroom, as WorldCom execs plead the Fifth

Sources: Pluris Closes Shop
News Analysis | 7/8/2002

Core router maker shuts down after four years in business and more than $200 million in investment, sources say

Yipes Reborn – Amid Accusations
News Analysis | 7/8/2002

Some investors pushed Yipes into bankruptcy in order to snatch more for themselves, charges former exec

Microsoft Makes 802.11b Move
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/8/2002

Redmond opts to build its own Windows wireless network kit, posing a threat to Cisco, Intel, et alia

Game On for Euro Carriers
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/8/2002

Mobile operators need to invest in billing systems and treat content creators better if they want to make money, report says

Buffett Boosts Level 3
News Analysis | 7/8/2002

Level 3 raises $500 million via investments from Warren Buffett and others UPDATED 5:45PM

Light Reading Targeted in T-Shirt Theft
News Analysis | 7/8/2002

A box of Light Reading T-shirts has been stolen from Light Reading's Chicago sales office

Native Secures Its Survival
News Analysis | 7/8/2002

The startup clinches a monster OEM deal, probably with Alcatel, for its Ethernet-over-Sonet boxes UPDATED 4:30PM

DoCoMo Snaps Back
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/8/2002

NTT's mobile behemoth regains new subscriber crown and seems to be adding cameras to anything it can lay its hands on

More M&A Misery
News Analysis | 7/8/2002

Buyouts remain the prime way to liquidity for venture-backed startups, but the opportunity is shrinking

WoZ Watch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/5/2002

Where are the fruits of Wozniak's wireless endavour?

WorldCom: What's Next?
News Analysis | 7/5/2002

Chapter 11 is almost a sure thing. Bondholders hope for a fast, clean process, but it's likely to get messy

Europe's ARPU Dilemma
LR Mobile Column | 7/5/2002

Focus on your bottom line, not future ARPU - Ray Le Maistre

Cisco Wins Swiss WLAN Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/5/2002

Adds Swisscom Mobile on top of BT deal, set to announce more telco customers for 802.11 kit

Savvis: Safe for Now
News Analysis | 7/5/2002

Savvis just raised an additional $20M, showing the importance of a focused strategy during a downturn

RBOCs 'Losing on Long Distance'
News Analysis | 7/5/2002

Report says they're winning lots of customers that nobody else wants

Xposing Xponent Photonics
News Analysis | 7/4/2002

Psst, it's a secret -- the old Ortel gang has got back together again, making lasers and receivers

Optical Companies Extend Holidays
News Analysis | 7/4/2002

Some optical companies are extending the US and Canadian holidays this week to cut back on operational costs

Convergys Wins Fire Sale Bid
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/4/2002

Billing specialist pips ADC to buy up TelesensKSCL assets, including mobile operator client list

GSM Gets a Security Boost
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/4/2002

Stronger algorithm ties in with next-generation security, quelling authorities' fears of hacker breakthrough

Dude, Where's My Phone?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/4/2002

Virgin and BeVocal find the lowest common denominator for the teen wireless market

Top 10 Mobile Mishaps
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/4/2002

Dropping your mobile down the toilet only comes in at number five in U.K. mishaps

3 at Last, 3 at Laaast!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/3/2002

Love the '3' but hate the 'G'? Hutchison Whampoa's got you covered

Lucent Dumps Enterprise Services
News Analysis | 7/3/2002

Lucent has sold its enterprise service business in an effort to focus on service-provider customers

SMS Hits 1B Mark in US
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/3/2002

America's leading SMS services company has reached 1 billion text messages a month but isn't holding its breath for MMS

Swiss Cool to 3G Concession
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/3/2002

Decision to ease rollout timeline makes little difference or does not go far enough, say UMTS license-holders

Redback's Wireless Past
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/3/2002

An old lawsuit reveals that Redback has been staking out the wireless equipment space for several years

Redback's Wireless Past
News Analysis | 7/3/2002

An old lawsuit reveals that Redback has been staking out the wireless equipment space for several years

Verizon Embraces Packet Voice
News Analysis | 7/3/2002

Verizon, using Nortel equipment, moves toward 'widespread' deployment of packet switches for its voice networks

Sidgmore's Last Stand
News Analysis | 7/2/2002

New WorldCom CEO fingers former execs for the company's woes, but says new team can right the ship

Lucent Dabbles in IP Services
News Analysis | 7/2/2002

Lucent announced availability of its new IP Service router, raising questions about its strategy in the edge-router market

Tahoe Confirms Cutbacks
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/2/2002

Next-gen PDSN contender cuts staff but says it will have kit in customer networks by the end of the year

Procket's Got a Two-Pronged Plan
News Analysis | 7/2/2002

What's next for Procket? A source says it plans to sell to enterprise customers as well as service providers

Vodafone Explains as It Slides
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/2/2002

As global giant restates its rollout plans, market pressures drag stock price to four-year nadir

Why JDSU Bought Scion
News Analysis | 7/2/2002

Scion accidentally leaves its customer list lying around where Light Reading can find it

Doc Bans Mobile Phones
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/2/2002

'Waves give me a headache,' says WHO boss

KPNQwest Breaks Its Ebone
News Analysis | 7/2/2002

After buyout efforts fall apart, the Ebone portion of the KPNQwest network is shut down

WorldCom Wobbles On
News Analysis | 7/1/2002

WorldCom says it's reviewing financial statements as far back as 1999. What's left to find?

Optical Switch Test: Ready to Roll
News Analysis | 7/1/2002

Light Reading has won widespread support from carriers for its plans to test grooming switches

ADC Tunes Out
News Analysis | 7/1/2002

ADC confirms rumors that it will close its tunable laser division in Järfälla, Sweden

Too Dumb for WiFi?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/1/2002

These devices aren't stupid, they're just memory-constrained...

Dude, Where's My Revenues?
News Analysis | 7/1/2002

Tellium's stock was slammed after reporting it would only have $3 million in revenue for Q2 2002

J-Phone Tiptoes Towards 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/1/2002

Vodafone's Japanese operator says its W-CDMA trial isn't worth announcing. With just 160 on board, it may have a point

France Is Roi of 3G Markets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/1/2002

Report on Western European 3G says France has the best conditions for a successful UMTS market. C'est bon!

Crescent Angles for the Edge
News Analysis | 7/1/2002

Stealthy startup took on $24M in funding in April and says it's going after the edge routing market

Carrier Scandals: Who's Next?
News Analysis | 7/1/2002

WorldCom may be the largest accounting scandal in US history, but it won't be the last, observers say.

Wood, Cellphone, Silence
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/1/2002

Bad news for attention seekers -- scientists have developed a wood laminate that blocks mobile calls

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