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Flarion VC Touts Carrier Trial
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/28/2002

Flash startup's VC says the company is in tests with a big service provider that will yield a deal. Nextel and Flarion are mum.

Gotham Networks, MIA
News Analysis | 6/28/2002

The edge equipment startup's missing in action, but signs are pointing to a bustup

FCC Focuses on DSL Classification
News Analysis | 6/28/2002

FCC Commissioner Abernathy emphasizes service classification as the key to clarifying broadband regulations

Creditors Take a Knapp
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/28/2002

Barclay survives Chapter 11 at the helm

SMS Gets 'Heads' Going
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/28/2002

Nethead and Bellhead get spiffy on the message boards

Laid Off, and Leaving Telecom
News Analysis | 6/28/2002

Laid-off telecom workers seek greener pastures

PON Believers Hang Tough
News Analysis | 6/28/2002

Further layoffs haven't deterred proponents of passive optical networks (PONs), who insist big wins lie ahead

Seven Strikes Back
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/27/2002

Seven founder disputes ViAir claims, hints about new revisions, and lauds RIM

Intel Backs Another Switch Chip
News Analysis | 6/27/2002

Sandburst reveals details of its switch fabric architecture, with Intel's blessing

Motorola Chops More Jobs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/27/2002

That 'right-sized' enough for ya?

ETSI Takes Signatures to Task
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/27/2002

Euro standards body promises speedy action to help m-commerce authentication systems work together

WorldCom Who?
News Analysis | 6/27/2002

The morning wires are abuzz with companies trying to distance themselves from WorldCom

Is Uncle Sam an Optical Sugar Daddy?
News Analysis | 6/27/2002

Carriers are spending less, and the US government is spending more. But it's not likely Uncle Sam can save the industry

Components Crunch Time
News Analysis | 6/27/2002

Who'll survive in optical components? Which products are likely to recover first? Optical Oracle answers all

WorldCom Finger-Pointing Begins
News Analysis | 6/26/2002

Investigations will try to sort out the players and how it happened

Sprint: The Luckiest Telco
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/26/2002

Once upon a time Sprint was slated to merge with WorldCom...

Tunable Lasers: Back in Fashion?
News Analysis | 6/26/2002

Santur gets some venture capital and potential customers for its tunable lasers

Sprint: No SMS for You!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/26/2002

You can receive messages from people on other networks -- its just fiendishly difficult to reply

WorldCom Goes Boom
News Analysis | 6/26/2002

Bad accounting will subtract billions from its books, sending shockwaves through the market UPDATED 4PM ET

Verizon RFPs: More Fizzle Than Sizzle
News Analysis | 6/26/2002

A key Sonet contract's gone to Fujitsu, Lucent, and Nortel, with deployment put off until next year, sources say

Oh, Brother! Adelphia's Chapter 11
News Analysis | 6/26/2002

Adelphia files for bankruptcy after shareholders learn they were helping fund golf courses and family loans

Mobile Billing Supplier Tanks
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/26/2002

Rivals pick over wireless bones of TelesensKSCL as Deutsche Telekom-backed billing specialist goes under

Fraud du Jour
Column | 6/26/2002

Fraud du Jour – R. Scott Raynovich

Praying for 3G Revenues
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/26/2002

More UMTS, vicar?

Palm: My Three CEOs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/26/2002

Eric lives with Todd and David (and their dog Ruff?)

Dude, Where's My Carr?
News Analysis | 6/26/2002

Tellium announced a 37% job cut Monday; its stock is trading below $1; and the CEO is nowhere to be found

ViAir Wins AT&T, SmarTone Deals
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/26/2002

ViAir adds to the roster of carriers using its wireless email software -- should it replace Seven on the Unstrung 25?

Cisco Beefs Up MPLS VPN Offering
News Analysis | 6/25/2002

Cisco adds MPLS VPN features to its edge routers, putting service creation devices on the defensive

Irish Eyes Smile at Hutchison
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/25/2002

And red faces for Vodafone and O2, edged out of top Irish 3G license by newcomer

Ciena Fleshes Out Sprint Deal
News Analysis | 6/25/2002

Ciena's CoreDirector deal from last year comes to light, and Ciena says it has K2 orders from Sprint

Left to Our Own Devices
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/25/2002

Smartphones 'R' Us

Report: US Carriers Face Test
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/25/2002

The coming year is crunch time for the US mobile operators as they attempt to introduce wireless data services

KDDI Makes Waves With 1x
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/25/2002

DoCoMo challenger hits 1M subs for CDMA2000 1xRTT service, but may struggle to hit 'ambitious' 7M target

BellSouth to the Rescue?
News Analysis | 6/25/2002

The Atlanta-based RBOC may be on the verge of kick-starting a telecomeback with big data-networking projects

Cisco Sees Euros in SDH
News Analysis | 6/25/2002

Cisco hopes to recreate the runaway success of its ONS 15454 Sonet platform in Europe, but is it two years too late?

Mobile Focus: Heard on the floor
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/25/2002

Marketing executives say the darndest things!

IPass Blocks 'Rogue' WLANs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/25/2002

iPass attempts to develop roaming standard for corporate WLAN users

Reeves Seeds Mangrove Systems
News Analysis | 6/24/2002

Serial entrepreneur Jonathan Reeves, founder of Sirocco, starts another company and plans to take things slowly

Startups Pray for M&A
News Analysis | 6/24/2002

With startups caught in the spending lurch, they wait to be taken out... or else

Crazy Prices for BT's WLAN
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/24/2002

UK incumbent loses touch with reality as industry group makes futile complaint against the system

Europeans Stretch 'Virtual' Boundaries
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/24/2002

Operators seek stickiness with further 2G wholesale arrangements, but what 'virtual' deals might be struck in a 3G world?

Core Optical Startups Chill Out
News Analysis | 6/24/2002

With the core optical market in limbo, startups such as Calient and PhotonEx cut back for a long telecom winter

IPolicy Chips In
News Analysis | 6/24/2002

iPolicy builds a box based on network processors that it claims delivers seven security applications at wire speed

Verizon BREWs Up With Summus
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/21/2002

Summus's Exego application is currently a rival to MMS imaging services, but the firm says that could change

Would Intel Buy JDSU?
News Analysis | 6/21/2002

Persistent speculation on a merger seems to be largely wishful thinking -- at least for now

Carriers Take Heart From EC
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/21/2002

But power still rests with national regulators

Siemens Cooks Up Multiservice Platform
News Analysis | 6/21/2002

Seabridge, a Siemens company, reveals plans for its next-gen switch that can handle both cells and packets natively

Redback, Alcatel Close to Alliance
News Analysis | 6/21/2002

May close a deal by the end of the month that would have Alcatel serving as a distributor for Redback's gear

Group Telecom Takes a Hit
News Analysis | 6/21/2002

Lucent and Cisco pull their vendor financing deals, leaving the Canadian carrier scrambling for cash

US Wireless Data Needs to Be Cheaper
LR Mobile Column | 6/21/2002

Verizon's $100 data buffet is still too rich to bring users to the table - Dan Jones

Is Marconi Cooked?
News Analysis | 6/20/2002

Banks and bondholders will decide the fate of the company within weeks

Meet Me in Southborough, MA?
News Analysis | 6/20/2002

Celox closes its St. Louis R&D facility and offers engineers a place in Massachussetts

3G Gets Kinky
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/20/2002

We know 3G is supposed to be 'sexy,' but is it meant to be a haven for Peeping Toms?

Privates on Parade: The Unstrung Top 25
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/20/2002

Help Unstrung pick hot startups in the run-up to a big revamp of the original Unstrung 25, scheduled for publication next month

DoCoMo Plays Its Hotspot Ace
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/20/2002

NTT strengthens its position in battle for Japan's wireless broadband business, though the move may be more defensive than aggressive

Sycamore Switches Focus
News Analysis | 6/20/2002

Sycamore's talks with larger partners end in a deal with Siemens in which it will focus on its optical grooming switch

What to Expect From 'Junisphere'
News Analysis | 6/20/2002

Overlapping products have many pundits clucking about what will happen once Juniper and Unisphere merge

Finns Find Cause for Concern
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/19/2002

Latest handset health scare — this time from Nokia's homeland

Lucent Cools Heels on Price Hike
News Analysis | 6/19/2002

Lucent's fallen silent after allegedly threatening to raise rates on voice-switch maintenance services

Rinse, Spit, and Call
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/19/2002

Another communications breakthrough... or just plain creepier?

DoCoMo Doubles Up
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/19/2002

Now FOMA users can have both 3G and 2G phones with the same number – more dual-handset mode than dual-mode handset

Ciena to Merge, Shrink
News Analysis | 6/19/2002

Ciena wasted no time in cutting its headcount and guidance prior to closing the merger with ONI on Friday

10-GigE Vendors Get Cold Feet
News Analysis | 6/19/2002

The standard is ready and so are the products, but the 10-Gbit/s Ethernet switch vendors don't want to be tested

Gent's Golden Shower
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/19/2002

Vodafone fat cat rakes it in following massive losses - what will he get if the company makes a profit?

Qwest's Notebaert: It Can Be Fixed
News Analysis | 6/18/2002

Qwest's new CEO hints at management changes, asset sales, and a new search for small-business customers

Will Redback Close the Gap?
News Analysis | 6/18/2002

Redback is still struggling to convert its edge router trials to signed contracts

ArrayComm: Oz First, US Next?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/18/2002

Its Australian deal could be followed by something similar for the upcoming US TDD spectrum auctions

Euro I-Mode: So Far, So Good
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/18/2002

KPN Mobile gets 50,000 customers in six weeks, but can it reach its million-user milestone?

RF Zeppelin
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/18/2002

Communications breakthrough or just plan creepy?

VCs Slammed in Poll
News Analysis | 6/18/2002

They get the most blame in Light Reading's latest poll, for 'over-inflating the bubble'

XO Finally Files for Bankruptcy
News Analysis | 6/17/2002

After seven months of talks, XO Communications goes to bankruptcy; creditors include Cisco, Lucent, Nortel, Qwest

Sun Sheds Light on Java Update
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/17/2002

Hints of security and multimedia improvements to J2ME in a possible bid to fend off potential rivals

Notebaert Takes Out Nacchio
News Analysis | 6/17/2002

Tellabs has lost its CEO to Qwest, in what analysts say is a boon to the carrier

Cuts for Tellium?
News Analysis | 6/17/2002

As Tellium struggles with the capex crunch, sources say it's preparing a 20 to 30 percent layoff

Handspring Offers Sweetener
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/17/2002

Check diary, check email, check To Do list, check blood sugar levels…

Telia in WLAN Roaming Milestone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/17/2002

Swedish telco's deal with Italy's Megabeam may not be a big money-spinner, but it has symbolic importance

Winnick Versus Winnick?
News Analysis | 6/17/2002

Global Crossing is said to owe about a half million dollars to another Gary Winnick company

Dim on RIM?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/17/2002

Analysts disagree over the pager company's future

KPNQwest's Midnight Hour
News Analysis | 6/14/2002

Amid worker scuffles, diesel generators, and collection plates, KPNQwest manages to keep its Ebone up

A Sprint to Pain
News Analysis | 6/14/2002

Sprint's just cut guidance again, proving that the industry is still unable to find its own bottom

Timetra Trumpets Its Edge Router
News Analysis | 6/14/2002

Router startup Timetra says the future of edge routing is in programmable network processers. Will it fly?

Optical MAN's Hope
News Analysis | 6/14/2002

In-Stat/MDR sees growth coming to the optical MAN market. That is, unless a silly thing like the economy intervenes

Getting a Buzz From Wireless
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/14/2002

"Waiter, there's a fly in my military network!"

Hutchison Plugs Its Java Hole
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/14/2002

Elata grabs prime service delivery contract as global 3G license-holder gears up for launch in UK

Teewinot First in US With UMTS
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/14/2002

Rural operator beats the big boys to the UMTS punch

A Sprint to Pain
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/14/2002

Sprint's just cut guidance again, proving that the industry is still unable to find its own bottom

PowerNetix Nets New Funding
News Analysis | 6/14/2002

The startup is rumored to have closed a new round of funding and appears to be doing well

Will Lucent Win After Warning?
News Analysis | 6/13/2002

Even as it cuts revenue expectations, Lucent's said to be gaining ground in new carrier contracts

Nextel Trials Flarion's Flash
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/13/2002

Could alternative technology let Nextel offer high-speed data on the cheap and give it a way to bypass 3G?

Terago Soldiers On
News Analysis | 6/13/2002

It now looks possible the startup will secure funding, two weeks after it laid off most of its staff

Quarry, NetScreen Ace the Test
News Analysis | 6/13/2002

Quarry edged out NetScreen in Light Reading's IPSec VPN performance test. No one else dared show up

Qualcomm JV Buys UK Network
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/13/2002

'Back-door' CDMA conspiracy denied by new owner

Hey, Hey! We're the OMA!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/12/2002

Or: 'not another bloody mobile alliance'

Has Huawei Got Cisco's Number?
News Analysis | 6/12/2002

A muscular Chinese competitor has set up shop in North America - and it's got Nortel and Cisco in its crosshairs

Tellium's Time Warp
News Analysis | 6/12/2002

Tellium shows signs of going back to its roots: mining the U.S. government to boost revenues

Track Your Traffic
Column | 6/12/2002

Track Your Traffic – Peter Heywood

FOMA: Too Ambitious, Too Soon
LR Mobile Column | 6/12/2002

NTT DoCoMo has been stung by its 3G experience - Rob Hellstrom

UK OKs W£AN Plan
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/12/2002

Hotspot hopefuls such as BT can charge for 802.11b access

Palm Unwired
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/11/2002

The way forward — or more vaporware?

Nokia: What Squeeze?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/11/2002

Trading update shows handset sales up and revenues down — but margins still hover above 20 percent

Nortel Unifies Optical
News Analysis | 6/11/2002

Brian McFadden's at the helm of all optical products, metro as well as long haul -- except for optical Ethernet

KPNQwest Buys Some Time
News Analysis | 6/11/2002

Largest European data carrier has been given a few more weeks to sell assets -- while some employees work for free

KPN Fluffs 3G Demo
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/11/2002

Details sketchy as Dutch hole up in Tokyo

Tenor Slashes Staff
News Analysis | 6/11/2002

The MPLS switchmaker may have cut as much as 40% of its staff and has closed down its Edinburgh R&D facility

Monkey Business
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/11/2002

GPRS in the Rue Morgue

Beauty Contestants Sitting Pretty
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/11/2002

Auction process unveiled as ugly cousin in Europe's UMTS license awards

Broadband: Will It Bust a Move?
News Analysis | 6/10/2002

Research from several worldwide telecom groups highlights broadband access as key to telecom's future

Gartner Sees PDA Boom
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/10/2002

The research firm says the cost of ownership of devices is rising but expects wireless boom in the enterprise

GPRS Lacks Cross-Border Clout
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/10/2002

European mobile data roaming fails to take off: revenues little more than wishful thinking

Broadcom Launches New Switch Fabric
News Analysis | 6/10/2002

Claims it's first to guarantee QOS while handling terabits-a-second of packet-based traffic

OIF Gives 40 Gig a Boost
News Analysis | 6/10/2002

Members approve interface spec that could act as a catalyst for chip developments

Juniper's Kriens: Merging Along
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/10/2002

CEO Scott Kriens says Juniper hopes to close the Unisphere deal in July and employees will know their roles

iAnywhere Pushes for Always-On
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/10/2002

Waiting for the devices and networks

VPNs Branch Out
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/10/2002

Service providers are relying on different types of VPNs to roll out their managed services

HomeRF Phones Home
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/10/2002

HomeRF admits defeat on data, looks to voice home networking

Moody's Moves on Sprint
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/7/2002

A lower-grade investment status could hamper Sprint's efforts to raise money

Moody's Moves on Sprint
News Analysis | 6/7/2002

A lower-grade investment status could hamper Sprint's efforts to raise money

Supercomm Gets Unstrung
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/7/2002

The beer was flowing and the flash bulbs were popping at Light Reading's Unstrung.com launch party at Supercomm

Supercomm Attendees Get Unstrung
Slide Shows | 6/7/2002

The beer was flowing and flash bulbs popping at Light Reading's Unstrung launch party at Supercomm

Riverstone's Sinking Shares
News Analysis | 6/7/2002

Riverstone's outlook gets more grim after an earnings warning

Sprint Targets New G Spot
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/7/2002

Meet XG, Son of 3G, the carrier's vision of wide-area wireless Ethernet

Nortel Set to Raise $1.3B
News Analysis | 6/7/2002

Nortel anticipates a much-needed $1.3B in a sale of equity and common shares. What's the downside?

Edge Routing Gets Service Friendly
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/6/2002

Cisco, CoSine, net.com, Nortel, and Unisphere all announced new service features at Supercomm this week

Working for the WLAN Dollar
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/6/2002

HOW MUCH!!!??

IoWave Begins Acquisition Spree
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/6/2002

The fixed wireless firm buys Hybrid, Sprint's MMDS kit supplier, and says that's just for starters

OSS Vendors Taken to Task
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/6/2002

Industry sources say OSSs are draining carrier resources. Is there hope for a better future?

Nokia Talks Core Convergence
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/6/2002

We talked with Nokia at Supercomm about its infrastructure dream, and it's IP to the core

Atrica Adds DWDM
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/6/2002

Atrica has integrated DWDM with its Ethernet switch. Will there be takers?

Esrey Talks Tough, Touts Future
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/6/2002

Sprint's CEO blasts shaky investors, blames defunct carriers for their own demise, trumpets his vision of the future

WorldCom Strips Down
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/5/2002

Carrier dumps the wireless resale business and eliminates 2,200 jobs; reports say thousands more layoffs are coming

Does WLAN Pose a Health Risk?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/5/2002

Range-boosting antics such as adding a Pringles® can to an antenna might prove to be unsafe

Unisphere Close to $200-300M Deal?
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/5/2002

A big RBOC deal is in the works, most likely with Verizon, sources say -- which may explain Juniper's enthusiasm UPDATED 5:20PM

Chambers Apologizes, Proselytizes
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/5/2002

Service providers have to provide much more than voice and data connections to survive, says Cisco CEO

There's an Ether-Fest at Supercomm
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/5/2002

Cisco, Nortel, Tellabs, and Sycamore are among the equipment providers running to shape Ethernet offerings for carriers

Mahi Gets a Fresh $75M
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/5/2002

St. Paul leads a gang of 12 investors in support of Mahi's combo Sonet/Ethernet metro grooming switch

Nortel's EDGEy Business
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/4/2002

Nortel explains it all

Babbio Bashes Price Regulation
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/4/2002

Verizon vice chairman and president says deregulation is a must for a telecom comeback

Intel CTO: The Future Is Here!
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/4/2002

Picture gigabit optics to the desktop: It's coming within ten years, says Eric Mentzer

Ten-Gallon Test for UMTS
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/4/2002

AT&T Wireless saddles up W-CDMA in Dallas

Optical Testing Gears Up
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/4/2002

Test equipment on display at Supercomm highlights trends toward optical Ethernet, DWDM, and multiservice metro

Mobile Storage: You Know Where You Can Stick It?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/4/2002

Sony weighs in on the mobile storage standards battle

Intel Plots Home-Grown 802.11
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/4/2002

The chip giant wants to raise its profile in the wireless market with dual-mode local-area chipsets

Tellabs Comes Ready to Play
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/4/2002

Tellabs announces product upgrades in several areas in an effort to further entrench itself with big carriers

Vendors Hold Service Creation Love-In
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/4/2002

Siemens ICN and Microsoft are among those to sign on for yet another industry collective

Laurel Scores at Level 3
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/3/2002

Laurel has finally announced a customer, but will Level 3's financial woes dampen the celebration?

Having a Flutter on the GGSNs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/3/2002

Four startups are betting that sophisticated service nodes will provide the engine power that drives 3G services. But are the carriers buying it?

To Spinoff or Not to Spinoff?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/3/2002

That was the question at SuperComm session.

Japan's 3G Needs a Kick Start
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/3/2002

NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service hasn't been a roaring success so far - but it's early days

DoCoMo Misses World Cup Open Goal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/3/2002

It shoots, it misses.

Unstrung – Unleashed
LR Mobile Column | 6/3/2002

Welcome to the New Unstrung.

Avaya Keeps It Simple for U.S. Soccer Team
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/3/2002

Networking without distractions.

Siemens, Alcatel Seeking Sycamore?
News Analysis | 6/3/2002

Once again, there's talk of somebody buying Sycamore, and sources say that this time a deal may be reached

AT&T Bids on KPNQwest Network
News Analysis | 6/3/2002

Bankrupt Dutch carrier says AT&T is among the companies negotiating to buy its network

Coriolis Cruises Along
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/3/2002

Edge-switch maker Coriolis adds data features to its OptiFlow products, but big incumbent contracts remain elusive

Unisphere Shoots for Service Creation
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/3/2002

Software-based services platform will compete with IP service boxes from CoSine, Nortel's Shasta, and Net.com

CoSine's Fear Factor
News Analysis | 6/3/2002

IP services gearmaker adds protection against denial-of-service attacks to its menu of security features

Apathy Attack to Blight 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/2/2002

A 'we don't care' attitude among users will lead to disappointment for 3G hopefuls, says one business consultancy

Ethernet Over Copper: Now You’re Talking
Column | 6/2/2002

Ethernet Over Copper: Now You’re Talking – Scott Clavenna

Extended Systems – Stop Me Before I Buy Again
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/2/2002

Its cash splash happy.

SIA Sees Wireless Chip Growth
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/2/2002

When the chips are up.

WLAN - Snacking & Hacking
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/2/2002

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