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Juniper's Slow Shopping Trip
News Analysis | 2/18/2005

Analysts now believe Juniper wants a Layers 4-7 player, but CEO Kriens says he's in no hurry

Huawei Unveils Newish IP DSLAM
News Analysis | 2/18/2005

Will unveil its latest IP DSLAM, the SmartAX MA5600, to the European masses on Monday at 21st Century event

Qwest Plans New Bid for MCI
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/18/2005

Writes to MCI saying it's not happy at being ignored and is planning a revised bid. Sound the bell for round two...

Arbinet Deals a Strong Q4
News Analysis | 2/18/2005

Bandwidth exchange recorded strong Q4 results fueled by strong end-of-year minutes trading by carriers

Siemens Soars on WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/18/2005

German vendor is first incumbent to detail plans of its own fixed-wireless 802.16 kit

Qwest Plans New Bid for MCI
News Analysis | 2/18/2005

Writes to MCI saying it's not happy at being ignored and is planning a revised bid. Sound the bell for round two...

NTCA: In Pictures
Slide Shows | 2/18/2005

Remember the trade show! That's our rallying cry from San Antonio, as we part ways at NTCA

Merged Telcos Will Sport Different Looks
News Analysis | 2/18/2005

What will the world be like after the SBC/AT&T and Verizon/MCI mergers are complete?

You've Got a Fast Car
The Philter | 2/17/2005

Is There a Convergence Crunch?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/17/2005

New Insider finds convergence means different things to different carriers

Riviera Roundup
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/17/2005

Nuggets of gossip from this year’s annual 3GSM shindig UPDATED 02/18

Juniper: The VPLS Odd-Ball?
News Analysis | 2/17/2005

Why Juniper is missing from a Paris VPLS interoperabiity demo

MPLS Bigwigs Get Edgy
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/17/2005

Paris confab highlights VPLS developments and delves into MPLS in access nets, VPN peering, and multicast

Qwest Filing Details $8B MCI Bid
News Analysis | 2/17/2005

Peeved RBOC claims it offered a $1.25 billion premium over winning bid – including more cash

Rural Carriers Circle the Wagons
News Analysis | 2/17/2005

With the political winds blowing against them, rural carriers look to advanced services to compete

Optillion Runs Aground
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/17/2005

The Swedish transceiver maker has filed for bankruptcy and awaits liquidation

Tropos Adds Mesh Channels
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/16/2005

Startup touts rebrand and 'virtual' services upgrade

Enterprise Sales Soar in '04
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/16/2005

Number crunchers Synergy say that nearly half of enterprise WLAN sales are switches or skinny APs

Chambers Sells Self-Defending Networks
News Analysis | 2/16/2005

Cisco's CEO describes his company's vision of adaptive, secure networks

Intel Claims Laser Breakthrough
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/16/2005

The company unveils a silicon-based, continuous-wave laser, but it's still in the lab

Bytemobile to Take ProQuent?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/16/2005

Scuttlebutt suggests earlier partnership could lead to acquisition of data services startup

The Third Way of Convergence
LR Mobile Column | 2/16/2005

The Third Way of Convergence
Integrating WLAN with 3G sounds appealing, but at what level should the integration occur? And what's the business case?

Fortinet Fires Up for IPO
News Analysis | 2/16/2005

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based security startup is planning to file in the second half of 2005

NetHawk Plucks VOIP Tester
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/16/2005

VOIP merger boomlet at hand, as European mobile testing player NetHawk swoops in on ipNetFusion

NetHawk Plucks VOIP Tester
News Analysis | 2/16/2005

VOIP merger boomlet at hand, as European mobile testing player NetHawk swoops in on ipNetFusion

Tier 2 Carriers Eat Up Ethernet
News Analysis | 2/16/2005

Ethernet services are taking flight as smaller carriers look for weapons to fight off Tier 1 competition

MetaSwitch Gears Up for VOIP Boom
News Analysis | 2/16/2005

A distributed architecture could land a greater slice of the softswitch pie, but there's competition

Partners Package Instant IPTV
News Analysis | 2/15/2005

Eagle Broadband and GlobeCast are offering carriers a fast turnaround on a complete IPTV service offering

Ms. LAN Is Drunk
The Philter | 2/15/2005

Cisco, Sygate Grab Attention at RSA
News Analysis | 2/15/2005

Cisco rolls out specialty security products while pursuing multiple acquisitions: Is Sygate one for the future?

General Bandwidth Spins in Reverse
News Analysis | 2/15/2005

IP softwitch vendor offers 'reverse' gateway, pitching carriers a gradual way to replace Class 5 switches

IMS Tops 3GSM Agenda
News Analysis | 2/15/2005

Fixed-mobile convergence is hot at this year's 3GSM event, with the major vendors leading the news charge

IMS Tops 3GSM Agenda
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/15/2005

Fixed-mobile convergence issues are hot at this year's 3GSM event, with the major vendors leading the news charge

Verizon's 'Beachfront Property'
News Analysis | 2/15/2005

Its motivation to buy MCI may be defensive, but it also gives it a leg up in the enterprise services market

Megisto Flickers in Europe
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/15/2005

Strikes small win at Irish carrier Meteor without help from a reseller

Microsoft Pushes Deeper Into Carriers
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/14/2005

New services platform designed for carriers has 3 takers already, but is this Microsoft's alternative to IMS?

Microsoft Pushes Deeper Into Carriers
News Analysis | 2/14/2005

New services platform designed for carriers has 3 takers already, but is this Microsoft's alternative to IMS?

Calient Patches Its Strategy
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/14/2005

The all-optical switch maker is still kicking, in markets including the automation of patch-panel work

Juniper Jumps Off J20
News Analysis | 2/14/2005

Says its GGSN work with Ericsson is over

Slim Gets Fat on MCI Stake
News Analysis | 2/14/2005

One of the world's richest people, Carlos Slim, will likely need a fatter wallet following his savvy investment in MCI

Juniper Jumps Off J20
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/14/2005

Vendor says its GGSN work with Ericsson is over

Verizon Wins Tussle for MCI
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/14/2005

Beats off Qwest with a stock, cash, and dividend deal worth $6.75 billion to MCI's shareholders

ZTE Confirms Alcatel Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/14/2005

Chinese vendor to integrate its CDMA radio access kit into Alcatel’s core network product offering

How Far Can MPLS Go?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/14/2005

Core-conquerer pushes the (pseudowire) envelope towards edge, access nets

How Far Can MPLS Go?
Column | 2/14/2005

Core-conquerer pushes the (pseudowire) envelope towards edge, access nets

VZ/MCI Networks at a Glance
The Philter | 2/14/2005

VZ/MCI Networks at a Glance

Verizon Wins Tussle for MCI
News Analysis | 2/14/2005

Beats off Qwest with a stock, cash, and dividend deal worth $6.75 billion to MCI's shareholders

Tut to Acquire Copper Mountain
News Analysis | 2/11/2005

On the heels of its bid for CoSine, Tut Systems plans to pick up Copper Mountain for $10M

VocalTec on the Brink
News Analysis | 2/11/2005

VOIP gear firm is shrinking fast and could disappear without a cash injection

TeleCIS Maxes on MIMO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/11/2005

Chipset vendor trails rivals, but makes grand cost-cutting claims on eventual silicon offering

Will Sycamore Call It a Day?
News Analysis | 2/11/2005

After five years of ups and downs, the optical switch supplier is mulling its options -- and may turn out the lights

Report: Verizon Close to MCI Deal
News Analysis | 2/11/2005

Verizon is close to landing MCI, according to WSJ, but it isn't the first time the two have engaged in merger talks

Verizon Close to MCI Deal?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/11/2005

Verizon is close to landing MCI, according to WSJ, but it isn't the first time the two have engaged in merger talks

SBC/AT&T Shuffles Wireline Stats
News Analysis | 2/11/2005

SBC's merger with AT&T set to shake up pecking order in the fixed telecom market, says TNS Telecoms

IP Centrex: Build or Buy?
News Analysis | 2/11/2005

Some hosted VOIP service providers question the capabilities of commercial IP Centrex platforms

WiMax Limitations Exposed
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/10/2005

WiMax won't support VOIP and other apps as standard when it hits the market

Sources: Sprint Readies Triple-Play Pick
News Analysis | 2/10/2005

Tellabs, Calix, and Entrisphere fight it out in a triple-play bakeoff at Sprint

BT Lines Up VOD Launch
News Analysis | 2/10/2005

Plans commercial launch of video services but insists that broadcast TV won't be part of the package

Ericsson Takes a Knock
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/10/2005

Share price gets hit despite 9 percent rise in sales

Avici Faces 'Binary' Future
News Analysis | 2/10/2005

SBC/AT&T merger may or may not hurt, but resellers could make or break the core router vendor

Cisco Wobbles on WLAN
News Analysis | 2/10/2005

Merrill Lynch analyst notes that wireless is not growing as fast as other 'advanced technologies' from Cisco

Gone With the Wireless
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/10/2005

World's first cellular couple will hear wedding ringtones at local Cingular store

Huawei Goes Hard Core
News Analysis | 2/9/2005

The Chinese vendor joins the core-router market that killed many a startup – taking on Cisco, Juniper, and Avici

Cisco's WLAN Weakness?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/9/2005

Merrill Lynch analyst notes that wireless is not growing as fast as other 'advanced technologies' from Cisco

BT Makes Vendors Share Their Code
News Analysis | 2/9/2005

Gives 21CN hopefuls a tough ultimatum: Hand over your source code if you want a piece of the action

Alvarion & Alcatel Get Fixed Up
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/9/2005

French incumbent leans on Alvarion for fixed-wireless 802.16 kit but has its own mobile plans

IPOs Happen: Carl Russo Speaks
News Analysis | 2/9/2005

Calix Networks chief says IPO isn't imminent – but it could be, now that its fiscal house is in order

UTEP Boasts a Fiber First
News Analysis | 2/9/2005

Claims to have the first university-owned fiber optic link between the US and Mexico

Ciena Win Rekindles Long-Haul Hopes
News Analysis | 2/9/2005

An old customer down Mexico way has bought some more CoreDirectors, raising hopes of a revival in sales

Neuf Says Bonjour to ADVA
News Analysis | 2/9/2005

ADVA has beaten off some stiff competition to land a deal at French triple-play operator Neuf Telecom

Cable's Potency Explained
The Philter | 2/8/2005

Cisco Holds Steady in Q2
News Analysis | 2/8/2005

Cisco's Q2 earnings and revenues match expectations, but its projected growth may cause some grumbling

Cisco Holds Steady in Q2
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/8/2005

Cisco's Q2 earnings and revenues match expectations, but its projected growth may cause some grumbling

Resolute Nabs More Funding
News Analysis | 2/8/2005

Recently merged chip makers Redux and Lycium get some extra cash to pursue the circuit emulation market

Cisco Spirals AP Market
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/8/2005

Unstrung Insider warns that Aironet street pricing could damage standalone AP market

Alcatel, Redback Score at BellSouth
News Analysis | 2/8/2005

Named as first two suppliers for RBOC's access expansion project

BT Cozies Up to Covad
News Analysis | 2/8/2005

Adds partnership with Covad to its Infonet acquisition to give it a broader set of business services

Qwest/MCI Could Chill Gear Sales
News Analysis | 2/8/2005

Analysts say the network overlap between Qwest and MCI might hurt vendors, should a merger occur

The End of AT&T, Part II
The Philter | 2/7/2005

Sylantro Ready to Garnish Public Markets
News Analysis | 2/7/2005

IP Centrex platform vendor has plans to go public as it ramps up its customer base and approaches profitability

ZTE Preps European Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/7/2005

Chinese vendor will next week announce network partnership tieup: Sources cite Alcatel as likely candidate

Level 3 Provides VOIP Lesson
News Analysis | 2/7/2005

Says it's discontinuing its 3(Tone) wholesale IP Centrex service because it won't scale

Skype Rings on Hong Kong Market
News Analysis | 2/7/2005

VOIP company announces partnership with Hutchison Global Communications

Symbol's Gotta Lotta Switch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/7/2005

More ports and support from the wireless LAN switch pioneer

Laurel Looks to Europe
News Analysis | 2/7/2005

The router company sees IPTV as its best prospect, and that means a focus on Ethernet and Europe

Colubris Plots Bigger Box
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/4/2005

Sources say startup is plotting a new centralized architecture for larger enterprise deployments

Comcast Finishes Strong 2004 with a Whimper
BroadBananas | 2/4/2005

Comcast reported a record setting year for high-speed data services, adding 1.7 million subscribers and generating $3.1 billion in revenue in 2004. However, the MSO lost momentum in Q4 following a red-hot Q3.

Nortel's CEO: Next to Go?
News Analysis | 2/4/2005

With an accounting scandal ending, and a replacement in view, speculation grows by the day

The End of AT&T
The Philter | 2/4/2005

Nextel to End Flarion Trial
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/4/2005

Carrier will shut down Flash-OFDM network in June

SeaChange Gets SeaSick Over Q4
News Analysis | 2/4/2005

Video server firm's stock tanks as it lowers Q4 revenue guidance by 25%, but CEO says it's just a timing issue

Huawei Denies Selloff Plan
News Analysis | 2/4/2005

Chinese vendor pooh-poohs suggestions it is trying to offload its optical and access business units

AOL Marches Toward VOIP Rollout
News Analysis | 2/4/2005

A plugged-in source says AOL's commercial VOIP launch will happen on March 16

Sprint's Got WiMax Plans
News Analysis | 2/4/2005

Spectrum-rich operator will kick WiMax's tires for wireless triple-play services

Top 10 Privates Updated
News Analysis | 2/3/2005

Love among the startups has returned in 2005, so we revisit and refurbish our Top 10 Private Companies list

Sprint's Got WiMax Plans
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/3/2005

Spectrum-rich operator will kick WiMax's tires for wireless triple-play services

Nortel Sues Former Executives
News Analysis | 2/3/2005

Nortel is asking its former CEO, CFO, and controller to pay back their allegedly ill-gotten gains

Takeover Talks Take Over
News Analysis | 2/3/2005

Verizon is linked to Sprint and MCI, which is fielding an offer from Qwest

Fiber Access Relieves Test Firms
News Analysis | 2/3/2005

A step up in fiber-to-the-whatever activity has given test-and-measurement firms a shot in the arm

Sprint Caps Bad Y With Good Q
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/3/2005

Growth in wireless and data services keep Q4 numbers in the black

I Am Penguin. Hear Me Roar
The Philter | 2/3/2005

WiMax: Keep the Faith
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/3/2005

Unstrung readers are upbeat on chances of 802.16 market success. Just don’t hold your breath

Eurobites: Strange Goings On
Column | 2/3/2005

What's going on at BT Exact? And why are cloggers fleeing Eastern Europe?

Alcatel Profits Disappoint
News Analysis | 2/3/2005

Stock slips as 2004 dividend fails to materialize, but CEO says it's all about preparing for growth

Qwest Wants MCI, Says Report
News Analysis | 2/3/2005

Wall Street Journal says Qwest is ready to wheel and deal, but how would it pay up?

ARRIS Inks Cox Deal on Telephony Gear
BroadBananas | 2/2/2005

ARRIS Inc. announced a letter of intent (LOI) with Cox Communications covering the vendor's circuit-switched and VoIP cable telephone gear.

Flarion Goes Faster
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/2/2005

Boosts the throughput of its gear to target wireless triple-play

SBC/AT&T: How Painful for Vendors?
News Analysis | 2/2/2005

SBC may realize 'synergies' from its AT&T buy, but not at the expense of gear suppliers. At least not yet

AT&T Goes Long
News Analysis | 2/2/2005

AT&T shareholders trade a premium price for long-term security

Verizon Sets TV Precedent
News Analysis | 2/2/2005

City officials grant Verizon a cable franchise, giving it a chance to compete with Charter in the video market

Agere Leans on CSR
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/2/2005

Chipset vendor partners with Cambridge Silicon Radio on development of voice-over-WLAN silicon, sources say

Bookham Still Bleeding
News Analysis | 2/2/2005

The sorry exchange rate hurt Q2 earnings, but execs promise better things as more manufacturing shifts to China

Nortel's Retro Quarters
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/1/2005

Nortel filed its restated Q1 and Q2 2004 earnings today, and analysts were neither surprised nor satisfied

Nortel's Retro Quarters
News Analysis | 2/1/2005

Nortel filed its restated Q1 and Q2 2004 earnings today, and analysts were neither surprised nor satisfied

BellSouth at a Crossroads
News Analysis | 2/1/2005

RBOC is feeling the pressure to expand after SBC/AT&T announcement. What's the next move?

Ericsson Forms Critical Partnership
News Analysis | 2/1/2005

IPTV drives the Swedes to team up with a Canadian remote Ethernet DSLAM startup

Avanex Slips on Tepid Outlook
News Analysis | 2/1/2005

Sees continued pricing pressure in the optical components market as it reports further losses and a flat forecast

CLECs Think Small
The Philter | 2/1/2005

CoSine Deal Challenged in Court
News Analysis | 2/1/2005

Tut Systems' $24.1M deal to acquire CoSine has been challenged in San Mateo County

Cisco Weighs WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/1/2005

Networking giant says WiMax could rival 3G, but won't be mainstream for years

Atrica's Back-to-School Special
News Analysis | 2/1/2005

Fujitsu and Atrica have teamed to provide a carrier-grade Ethernet network for a large Cox enterprise customer

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