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Nortel's Mumford Savors Switches
News Analysis | 8/22/2002

Converged networks will run atop powerful optical switches, says Nortel's CTO

Starbucks Hotspots (Slight Return)
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/21/2002

Hold on, didn't T-Mobile already have WLAN hot spots in Starbucks?

Hutch Gets the Hump With KPN
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/21/2002

Hong Kong giant doesn't take kindly to KPN's writedown of its UK 3G joint venture

Can Customers Take Back the Network?
News Analysis | 8/21/2002

Speakers at Opticon say advances, particularly in long-haul technology, herald freedom from carriers

Comm Chips Flip Out
News Analysis | 8/21/2002

There's a new list of what -- and who -- is hot in communications chips

CacheFlow Puts on Blue Coat
News Analysis | 8/21/2002

CacheFlow's changed its name, its focus, and its ticker symbol. Can it survive on security?

DT Serves Up American Pie
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/21/2002

T-Mobile USA makes itself more attractive to potential suitors as Deutsche Telekom stays tight-lipped about a possible sale

Furukawa Looks to Cable China
News Analysis | 8/21/2002

Perennially optimistic Furukawa buys another fiber plant, but this one's in China and might even be profitable

ZigBee, the Wireless Dormouse
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/21/2002

Philips & friends are cooking up a sleepy, ultra-low-power wireless technology for your home -- or factory

O'Dell: Voice and Data Don't Mix
News Analysis | 8/21/2002

Opticon 2002 keynoter Michael O'Dell says companies offering both voice and data are fraught with problems

Cisco Buys Andiamo
News Analysis | 8/20/2002

Will pay up to $2.5 billion to spin in the Cisco-incubated SAN switch startup

Firstwave Follows the Feds
News Analysis | 8/20/2002

Stealthy all-optical startup has been quietly developing gear for the government and has landed a $29M contract

Nokia Extends Handset Share
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/20/2002

Finns inch ever closer to their own little Holy Grail -- a 40 percent share of the global handset market

KPN Bites the 3G Bullet
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/20/2002

Dutch telco takes a massive hit on its non-domestic 3G assets but shows swelling revenues from 2G businesses

Qwest Sells Directory Service
News Analysis | 8/20/2002

Qwest has finally unloaded QwestDex, but will $7B be enough to save the company?

Agere's Exit From Opto: Sad but Sensible
Column | 8/20/2002

Agere’s Exit From Optoelectronics: Sad but Sensible – Jay Liebowitz

Core Routers: Bottoms Up?
News Analysis | 8/20/2002

Infonetics says the market for core routers will be halved in 2002, but there's an end in sight UPDATED 8/21 9AM

Euro CLEC Says 'Oui' to Atrica
News Analysis | 8/20/2002

Or is that 'Si'? Despite Atrica's win, it's not clear Spanish CLEC's parent France Telecom will follow suit

Tropic Touts Tracking Approach
NFOEC News Analysis | 8/19/2002

Tropic Networks will demo 'unique' optical management for its DWDM metro edge platform at NFOEC

Optical Packet Switching Lives On
NFOEC News Analysis | 8/19/2002

Startup XLight will show a tunable transponder for use in optical packet switches at NFOEC

XcelleNet Gives Intel a Boost
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/19/2002

The chipmaker's first mobile product is based on XcelleNet's Afaria suite

Ixia Tackles 40G Testing
News Analysis | 8/19/2002

Ixia unveils a compact, portable 40-Gbit/s tester at the Opticon trade show in San Jose, Calif.

Indian Summer For Lucent
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/19/2002

A double rarity -- good news for Lucent in the wireless sector and the construction of a new and extensive mobile network

Fortinet Hires Antivirus Guru
News Analysis | 8/19/2002

Fortinet has hired antivirus expert Joe Wells to drive its hardware-based anti-virus technology

Nortel to Cut Ultra Long Haul?
News Analysis | 8/19/2002

Nortel has shut down the development facility for its LH 4000. Does this spell curtains for the platform?

Cisco's Rich Uncle
News Analysis | 8/19/2002

Cisco's stability in the telecom recession depends largely on its contracts with Uncle Sam

Desperately Seeking Killer Apps
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/19/2002

Sony Ericsson makes plea to developers and promises to make them famous. Is that enticement enough?

Vivendi Hangs On to SFR -- For Now
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/19/2002

Vodafone's hopes of buying a prime mobile position in France may be scuppered

Ricochet Rides Again
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/16/2002

Things to do in Denver when you're alive: reinvent yourself to provide broadband where cable providers fear to tread

Avanex and Oplink: Wedding's Off
News Analysis | 8/16/2002

A planned merger between the two passive component makers was nixed by shareholder vote yesterday

Telecom's Titanic Losers
News Analysis | 8/16/2002

Nortel and other telecom Goliaths lead the world in losses, according to Fortune magazine

Princeton Plays Its Trumpf Card
News Analysis | 8/16/2002

Princeton Lightwave aims to survive by selling its manufacturing facility to Trumpf, a German industrial laser maker

WLAN World Record
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/16/2002

Will they soon have wireless beaches in the Canary Islands?

Report: WiFi Kit Market Grows 8%
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/16/2002

Worldwide 802.11 equipment sales reach $380.2M in 2Q 2002, says Dell'Oro Group market research firm

Jack Grubman Goes
News Analysis | 8/16/2002

Amidst lawsuits and a federal probe, Salomon Smith Barney analyst Jack Grubman resigned yesterday

Alcatel and Nokia Bricking It
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/16/2002

Top vendors turn to Lego for inspiration –- honest!

Vodafone's French Fancy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/16/2002

Says talk of a €4.7 billion bid for Cegetel stake is premature, while Vizzavi's future is also clouded by Vivendi's parlous state

Swedes See 3G Leeway
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/16/2002

Regulator confirms it's possible to alter 3G license conditions

The Long Wait for WLAN/WAN
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/15/2002

As WLAN/WAN roaming hits yet another bump in the road, it could be years before cheap combination chipsets arrive

Vodafone Gets the Jitters
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/15/2002

Gung-ho approach of June replaced by cold feet over Irish 3G license, but mmO2 shows no hesitation

Nokia Users Stump Up More
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/15/2002

UK survey finds those using the Finnish giant's handsets have bigger mobile bills

DIGL Founder: $348M in Insider Sales
News Analysis | 8/15/2002

Digital Lightwave has a market cap under $40M. Its founder took more than 8 times that much out of it. Connection? UPDATED 8/27/02

SEC Deadline Triggers Paperwork Storm
News Analysis | 8/15/2002

Yesterday's deadline for financial certifications set off an information blitz. How important is it?

Lucent Terminates the LambdaRouter
News Analysis | 8/15/2002

The LambdaRouter takes its place in history, as Lucent confirms that the product is discontinued

AT&T Moves In for the Kill
News Analysis | 8/15/2002

Battling WorldCom over who owns the Internet and what would happen if WorldCom were to shut down

Tsunami Joins Tunable Party
News Analysis | 8/15/2002

Irish startup Tsunami Photonics set to unveil kit that speeds up the calibration of tunable lasers

Nortel Breaks Into India
News Analysis | 8/14/2002

India is one of the hottest markets in the world, but one of the hardest to crack. Is Nortel making headway?

Sources: LuxN Close to SBC Deal
News Analysis | 8/14/2002

LuxN is working on landing its first RBOC contract, sources close to the company say

Lights Out for Agere's Opto Biz
News Analysis | 8/14/2002

Agere's closing its business in optical components. What's that mean for competitors -- and for Lucent?

I-Mode Use Doubles in Europe
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/14/2002

The Dutch and Germans are lapping it up. So are the content providers

Ericsson: Fingers Crossed
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/14/2002

Sweden's mobile meatball should be OK so long as there's no nasty surprises, speaking of which...

Content Networks Spark Legal Fireworks
News Analysis | 8/14/2002

Content delivery networks are coming under the legal gun in escalating battles over patents

Europe's 3G License Giveaway
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/14/2002

They're up for grabs in Finland and Cyprus, but will anyone want them?

Free Spacey CLEC?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/14/2002

Red Spectrum is targeting London businesses with a network based on free-space optics: 'We're not insane!'

Chapter 11 'Fix' is Doubtful
News Analysis | 8/13/2002

History shows that Chapter 11 rarely works, especially if the same flawed business plan stays

Nokia Sizes Up Taiwan Deals
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/13/2002

Is the Finnish giant looking for a cost-cutting outsourcing deal?

Fujitsu Exec Returns After VC Stint
News Analysis | 8/13/2002

Former Fujitsu Network Communications sales boss returns from his VC stint to become group president and COO

Free Spacey CLEC?
News Analysis | 8/13/2002

Red Spectrum is targeting London businesses with a network based on free-space optics: 'We're not insane!'

Orange Puts Brits in the Picture
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/13/2002

French operator starts its MMS ball rolling in the UK, but growth is still hampered by interoperability issues

Hollywood Dreamer Dupes Nextel
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/12/2002

Red faces at Nextel, as court case reveals the operator was conned by a guy already in jail

Alcatel, Germany Shun Telecom 2003
News Analysis | 8/12/2002

With a Gallic shrug some vendors are bailing out of next year's event. Is it all über for the huge telecom show?

Inkra Sells Some Switches
News Analysis | 8/12/2002

Data-center switch player makes a sale, which sounds good if you overlook the fact that it's to a money-losing CLEC

Why in Hell Is Dell After PDAs?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/12/2002

Dude! You're getting a handheld! Dell may be trying to read corporates' palm plans, but it's really got its eye on their backends

Infineon Produces Chip Sandwich
News Analysis | 8/12/2002

Infineon claims to have produced the first multilayer electronic integrated circuit -- a chip 'sandwich,' if you will

VCs: I Want Security
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/12/2002

VCs find the words "VPNs" and "wireless" an irresistable invitation to open their purse strings

Hutchison Counters Hot Air
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/12/2002

Rumors abound as 3G launch in Europe draws nearer. Analyst doubts new entrant will start a price war

MPLS: King for a Day?
News Analysis | 8/12/2002

Siemens is leading a project called 'KING' that could provide an alternative to MPLS for large-scale networks

DOD: Global Crossing Never Had Deal
News Analysis | 8/12/2002

WorldCom's troubles won't quash a $450M defense contract -- one that Global Crossing apparently never had

Execs Cast a Wide Net
News Analysis | 8/12/2002

Former telecom and optical networking execs are prodded to look outside of their industries to find work

WorldCom's at $7.1 Billion and Counting
News Analysis | 8/9/2002

Don't blink -- the amount may increase. So far, they're up to $7.1 billion in invented earnings

VCs Still Hungry for Wireless
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/9/2002

As long as it's absolutely guaranteed to make money, VCs still want to hear your wireless idea

On the Phone
News Analysis | 8/9/2002

In new Light Reading feature, Sprint 'Ops' guy tunes out WorldCom, turns on The Weakest Link

German 3G Takes Another Hit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/9/2002

Is Vodafone D2 delaying rollout? Or not? The German mobile market shudders at the implications

Network Processors: Easy Come, Easy Go
News Analysis | 8/9/2002

Eight new startups are emerging to fill the shoes of those that have quietly disappeared in recent months

Global Crossing Finally Sold
News Analysis | 8/9/2002

After 7 months in limbo, Global Crossing is being sold to the same companies that wanted to buy it to begin with

WorldCom: Another $2 Billion?
News Analysis | 8/8/2002

$4 billion, $6 billion, who's counting? WorldCom's accounting scandal is growing by leaps and bounds

Playboy Palms Off
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/8/2002

You'll go blind!

Intel, Cisco Fight Options Expense
News Analysis | 8/8/2002

Intel and Cisco say they won't expense employee stock options. What's it all mean?

Spr*nt Goes Co*st to Coa*t
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/8/2002

From our truth-in-advertising dept: why the much-vaunted Sprint 1xRTT rollout isn't really nationwide

Calix: Shaping Up to Ship Out?
News Analysis | 8/8/2002

Even though it claims to have a shipping product, startup Calix is cutting jobs to conserve cash UPDATED 5:00 PM

The Shape of Things to Come
News Analysis | 8/8/2002

Silicon Optics says its software takes the guesswork out of designing the shape of complex photonic circuits

Can Omron Slash Component Costs?
News Analysis | 8/8/2002

Japanese company says it can make waveguide chips at one-tenth the cost of conventional methods

Qwest Piles Up $1B in Losses
News Analysis | 8/8/2002

The carrier posted more losses in Q2 and lowered its full-year earnings forecast and capex outlook

Maple on the Money Trail
News Analysis | 8/8/2002

Existing investors are stumping up a fourth round to keep the multiservice switch startup alive

Bunny, We Hardly Knew Ye
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/7/2002

The ghost of a dead rabbit -- a mobile service that flopped -- is stalking the streets of London

WorldCom Workers Get the Shaft
News Analysis | 8/7/2002

Thousands of WorldCom employees look to be out of work, and they may not get their severance pay

OnFiber Takes Over Telseon
News Analysis | 8/7/2002

Metro fiber player guns for more POPs, stronger Ethernet services

Orange Squeezed in Sweden
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/7/2002

The Swedish operator seeks more time for its 3G rollout

Procket's Strategy Taking Shape
News Analysis | 8/7/2002

This startup is working on multiple products and may be building a core router with 960 Gbit/s of capacity

Global Crossing's Asset Limbo
News Analysis | 8/7/2002

The carrier's assets and operations continue in suspended animation, as it postpones its auction for the fifth time

Cisco's CFO Seeks May Day
News Analysis | 8/7/2002

Larry Carter would like to retire in May 2003, but Cisco CEO John Chambers may convince him to stay longer

Biff! Bang! Pow! It's Danger!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/6/2002

Yep, the HipTop is finally here (sort of), but forget your gadget frenzy for a second and consider the business model

WoZ Watch II
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/6/2002

Steve Wozniak and David Hasselhoff -- together at last!

Cisco Beats the Street, Ups Repurchase
News Analysis | 8/6/2002

Cisco beats expectations on strong enterprise sales, but yearly revenues slide UPDATED 6:30 PM

LVL7 Adds Upgrade, Cash
News Analysis | 8/6/2002

Chipmakers need software help. Can this startup fit the bill? UPDATED 8/7 10:30 AM

KDDI: On Track With WLAN Plan?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/6/2002

Japan's No. 2 wireless operator is cagey about where it's going but could be getting on track with a WLAN rail partnership

ADVA Earns Reseller Returns
News Analysis | 8/6/2002

Through big deals with Siemens and Fujitsu, ADVA Optical is flouting the slump

Courts Coming Through for CLECs
News Analysis | 8/6/2002

The broadband battle goes a step further, as the courts begin defending CLEC antitrust claims

BellSouth Seeks Restraint
News Analysis | 8/6/2002

BellSouth and Access Integrated Networks have relationship issues, and they're sorting it out in court

MCI Runs Up the Tab
News Analysis | 8/6/2002

MCI/WorldCom will start charging customers in 11 states additional access fees starting September 1

Whatever Happened to GPRS?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/5/2002

European carriers still haven't worked out the kinks in GPRS pricing schemes

Shakeout in the Amp Camp
News Analysis | 8/5/2002

Teem Photonics buys the assets of its competitor Northstar Photonics. How are other EDWA startups doing?

Cisco Looking at Maffei?
News Analysis | 8/5/2002

The latest scuttlebutt has 360networks boss Greg Maffei interviewing for the not-yet-vacant CFO post at Cisco

Avanex/Oplink Raises Some Hackles
News Analysis | 8/5/2002

The proposed merger of Avanex and Oplink has some shareholders worried. Are their reservations well founded?

Grubman's Last WorldCom Call
News Analysis | 8/5/2002

Salomon Smith Barney analyst Jack Grubman ceased coverage of WorldCom today, as the stock fell to pennies

Vodafone: Down Under and Dirty
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/5/2002

Vodafone's anti-Telstra stunt backfires as it faces fines for rugby streak

Qualcomm Truckin' for Bucks
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/5/2002

Breaker 1-9! Qualcomm is the latest company to hitch itself to the homeland defense gravy train

Flarion Seeks Defense Contract
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/2/2002

Is working with Northrop Grumman to get a slice of a multibillion-dollar 'Homeland Defense' project

More Fiber Market Misery
News Analysis | 8/2/2002

With the fiber market crumbling around it, OFS filed a patent infringement suit against competitor FiberCore today

US Government: Defending WorldCom?
News Analysis | 8/2/2002

All's quiet on whether the US Department of Defense will reconsider its contract with WorldCom

Nextel Finally Gets 2-Way Text
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/2/2002

Now Sprint is the last of the US carriers without two-way intercarrier SMS

Tellabs Regroups, Promotes Kennedy
News Analysis | 8/2/2002

Execs realign along metro and international market lines, with bigger role for Ed Kennedy, ex-Ocular CEO

Report: OADMs Growing Strong
News Analysis | 8/2/2002

Are OADMs the optical future? A Light Reading report claims that the OADM market is growing 52% a year

Verizon's Pricing Dash
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/1/2002

Hmmm, is someone getting ready for Sprint's CDMA2000 Launch?

Cisco Stock Falls on CFO Rumors
News Analysis | 8/1/2002

Rumors that Cisco's CFO may quit under a cloud seem to have tanked the stock today

Report: Sun Will Shine on Europe's Data Nets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/1/2002

European wireless operators will begin generating serious revenue from GPRS and 3G networks, says the Wireless Oracle

Components Overboard!
News Analysis | 8/1/2002

Consolidation intensifies as ADC, JDSU, and Bookham make moves to lighten their components load

Ex-WorldCom Execs Charged With Fraud
News Analysis | 8/1/2002

WorldCom's former CFO and controller face fraud and conspiracy charges UPDATED 6:30PM

SBC Cleans Its Sheets
News Analysis | 8/1/2002

SBC Communications misclassified $750 million in short-term debt. No biggie, says SBC

Building Optical Networks Digitally
Column | 8/1/2002

Building Optical Networks Digitally – Scott Clavenna

Got Severance? Count Your Blessings
News Analysis | 8/1/2002

Severance packages vary. But any help at all is often more than employers are required to give

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