The $5B agreement between Big Blue and JP Morgan Chase may bring good news to telecom suppliers
Sells stake in Hong Kong operator, awaits French windfall
Will Gary Winnick's resignation as chairman of Global Crossing help the bankrupt carrier boost its image?
We take a look back at our news analysis highlights since Unstrung was relaunched back in June
Step right up, sir, we've got the guaranteed cure for your wireless fatigue: an intensive regimen of Dr. Dan's Static Bursts
Laptop maker signs on for Smartphone
Vodafone's Japanese carrier makes little of 3G launch
Both MCI and AT&T are raising prices on long-distance services, and Sprint may not be far behind
Thought experiments, idle speculation, or unabashed rumormongering? You decide
The cancellation of Intel's PHY device would bode well for Marvell and Broadcom
A shortlist of the stories that garnered the most page views in '02
A bevy of switch-fabric contenders will slug it out in 2003, according to a new Light Reading report
However, our polls show that subscribers will pay extra for 'special downloads,' whatever that might mean...
Reports link elata rival with major deal
Dutch watchdog fines mobile operators €88M -- total, not each
The components market turned into a smoking crater this year, so we track the ten biggest bombs
Well, 2002 wasn't all bad -- at least if you were sitting pretty like these honchos
Home workers will be the big Internet traffic generators in 2003, according to a Light Reading poll
Relaxes guarantees to help with UMTS investments
Daniel Akerson will step down as chairman and CEO after the carrier completes its restructuring
Claims it has reached its self-imposed 2002 target for CDMA subs. 'Bout time!
It's a $13M Christmas for Japanese microbrowser developer Access, with DoCoMo playing Santa
Emerging CDMA system supplier cements 1xRTT contract with PT Telkom, and Ericsson grabs a piece of the action, too
Treading water in '02, techies cut through the hype and get down to brass tacks: What really works?
Qwest's debt exchange made some people happy, but S&P and Moody's have downgraded the company
The $24M deal with Unova includes technologies that could boost the chip maker's 802.11 efforts
The $24M deal includes technologies that could boost the chip maker's 802.11 efforts
Having seen DoCoMo fall on its face, AT&T decides its original 3G plans may have been a bit too ambitious
In a year when no one was right, there were still howlers aplenty UPDATED 12/27 9AM
A selection of morsels from the Light Reading message boards
Its acquisition of the security startup highlights the challenges facing all intrusion detection vendors
Carriers won't trim their 2003 budgets by as much as once forecast, but equipment suppliers could still suffer
With nearly 7 million CDMA subs in its pocket, Chinese carrier looks to add 13 million more next year
With $7.5M in its first VC-funded round, NEC Electronics' former baby aims for a serious product drive in 2003
Our investment team had a promising second half of 2002
Canadian startup says it has the solution to dead zones in the office. Now, if it could just do something about Rob in accounts!
A glance back at our intrepid photog's not-yet-award-winning best work
An exchange deal may allow Qwest to lower its debt by $1.9B. Has it unloaded enough stones to avoid sinking?
Florida venture firm ups its offer to $95.5 million -- but CoSine's board is playing hard to get
2002 was a bad year for telecom workers as companies large and small continued to tighten their belts & slim down
VPN supplier bags new funding and closes its biggest deal ever -- and it claims to have more wins on the way
Alleges that Microsoft had a 'secret plan' to plunder its knowledge and expertise and drive it to insolvency UPDATED 3:30PM
Startup Lytek says it's racing ahead in developing 1310nm VCSELs. What's happened to the competition?
It's good news for SBC and BellSouth, but is it a blow to telecom competition?
Light Reading's top picks from our Quote of the Week feature
Solid Information Technology's new database software has stirred up some antipathy among its competitors
Well, are ya, punk?
Celox Networks shut its doors this week. Are IP service switches on their way out?
Nortel joins Samsung and LG in the growing EV-DO camp, while Moto looks stagnant, says latest Wireless Oracle
Joining Lucent and Nortel, Agere seeks a way to avoid potential delisting
Mobile database market leader spends $38M on AvantGo for its rendering, synching, and application capabilities
Components Website was briefly switched with goofy graphic
Startup Liekki claims its fiber-making technique could significantly lower the cost of making EDFAs
Like its mobile broadband rivals, Navini plans to stuff its desktop wireless technology into a PC card early next year
While employees march in protest, the company hopes 'realignment' will bring it to fighting weight
Riverstone reported sequential growth on its earnings call last night. So why's its stock down 27%?
BT's decision to hire former Williams exec Matt Bross as its new CTO has some observers scratching their heads
To withdraw due to market pressures
Dutch giant acquires WLAN chipset specialist to further its plans for high-speed 802.11 in the home and office
A little bit of consolidation comes to the dispersion compensation market
Claws back cash in Germany and reaches latest i-Mode milestone
Sprint's expanding its IP VPN service offering in Europe and Asia, but MPLS isn't part of the plan
VOIP ports won't outnumber TDM ports in carrier networks until 2007, according to Optical Oracle
Rumors of pricing pressure and fiber glut float westward. Need we fear yet another regional telecom downturn? UPDATED 10AM
CEO says company has plenty of cash and denies rumors that it will partner with or be bought by Lucent
Gent bowing out from Vodafone's helm
Onetta's Dennis Barsema plans to hand over his CEO title after the first of the year
Quick settlement with Alcatel brings the Euro carrier back tanned, rested, and debt-free
Telefonica rival Amena deploys service management system for its imminent personalized services campaign
Nortel's big win at AT&T shows that Resilient Packet Ring technology is still popular with some large carriers
As carriers like Global Crossing emerge from bankruptcy, the stage is set for another round of price competition
IPWireless gets its biggest commercial rollout yet in the land of 'The Lord of the Rings'
Today's Cisco/SBC announcement sounds grand for Cisco, but maybe that's not the key focus
Sonet startup closes a fourth funding round, which may take it to breakeven late next year
Standing its ground in a lean market, the startup gets some encouragement from a win with China's ZTE
Sources tell Unstrung that ex-Redback head Dennis Barsema is the new -- albeit temporary -- big cheese at Tahoe
Startup gets six-figure purchase agreement for its tunable filters
Nokia names the countries it has delivered EDGE equipment to and says commercial software for the infrastructure is imminent
$350M deal gets amended as an 'undisclosed' sum with no further obligations to Cable & Wireless after 2Q03
Tellabs reveals the second customer for its 6400 metro transport box
The Metro Ethernet Forum and the MPLS Forum collaborate for adoption of common-interest specs. Should you care?
Intel taps iPass for connectivity client for new mobile processor
Flarion has another trial in South Korea, this time with a view to extending Hanaro's Telecom's wired broadband system
The network processor startup is shipping chips in volume and hopes for profitability by 2004
Revamps deal with bank and bondholders, appoints new board members, announces reduced losses
Confirms use of radical Russian tech and talks about promos
European Commissioner seeks adoption of independent bodies to advise national governments, says UK participant
Alvesta is sold, C Speed dissolves, Corona calls back (sort of), and Capellas won't budge
One of the brothers that helped to build a cellular empire was found dead at his Seattle mansion on Sunday morning
It's offering voice and data services in one DSL package, but is it enough to lure customers from larger carriers?
Lands $17M in new funding, and others in the segment have news too. But is the future really bright?
The startup taps potential in Japan as it sorts out one last funding round
The big outsourcer's deal with Bank of America has a lot to do with optical networking
Enters the softswitch market with its first sale to the incumbent carrier on the tiny British island of Jersey
Not before 2003, says vendor's cameraphone boss
Picture messaging services are everywhere, but interoperability agreements are only just appearing
It will get a new name and new investors, but otherwise carry on as before, say sources
Europe will see sizeable growth in IP VPN service revenues in the next three years, but caveats abound
Surprise, surprise! $20,000 mobile status symbol gets noticed by the wrong sort of people
Sprint and Verizon ain't saying when we'll see Bluetooth in their phones. We reckon sometime in 03...
Sorrento's long fight with its preferred shareholders and bondholders is one step closer to being over
Sprint has improved its guidance for 2002 and 2003, but analysts doubt a telecom recovery is imminent
Successful trials haven't convinced Verizon to gamble on data-only
A win with NEC is giving a boost to Mindspeed's 18-month-old iScale
Former Microsoft man takes Pogo from device sales to pure licensing model
Sales in wireless gear may yet rescue Nortel's quarter, as investors bid up stock and bonds
Sales in wireless gear may yet rescue Nortel's quarter, as investors bid up stock and bonds
Ciena finally increases revenue and beats the estimates -- but is it enough?
More than 90 service provider VIPs were among the 282 attendees at last week's conference in London
Another leader takes over Nortel's enterprise business unit UPDATED 1PM
It's happening, but not over here -- we take a look at what's holding up the adoption of Bluetooth in the US
But analysts say it's an overreaction
What's really new here, and what's it mean for Lucent's product strategy?
PON equipment vendor closes Series F funding by tacking on another $2M from Intel Capital
WaveSplitter has been 'stripped to the bare bones' in an effort to keep it alive, according to its former CEO
Avici chops its router in half -- again. It also adds denser line cards and ships its Nonstop Routing feature
Tarari claims its new controller is the ticket for XML acceleration and virus detection
Mini-me GSM basestation vendor wants to deploy more of its tiny technology before it links up with the big boys
Chipmaker Marvell has built just about everything necessary for an Ethernet switch except the logo
A new Frost & Sullivan report claims colocation is not dying after all -- in Europe at least
Heads will roll, budgets will shrink, and customer service should improve, Charter CEO says
China Telecom has deployed its T320 core router, but analysts differ on the deal's importance
Names GPRS operator Radiolinja as one of five from the GSM world trialing its next-gen wireless router
Says it can halve the cost of optical modules by using lenses that are so tiny they can sit in optical V-grooves
Their edge routers produced blistering MPLS VPN performance in Light Reading's record-breaking test
Whoops! Potential multibillion-dollar tax liability sneaks up on the company after debt downgrade
Centerpoint CEO confirms that the company is shutting down and liquidating assets
Seems there's more than one way to roam between different networks -- but does it really matter 'til we get the chips?
Centerpoint Broadband winds down, Corvis VP steps aside, and Alfalight gets alfa-lighter
Erstwhile competitor MetaSolv's offering $12M for Orchestream, the chameleon of IP VPNs. Well, you were warned
Restructured vendor moves towards breakeven and remains upbeat about UMTS, despite seeing no revenues yet
The components market has finally hit bottom and will grow 30% in 2003, according to Strategies Unlimited
Applied Materials' venture arm is on the prowl for early-stage startups, even optical ones
Does Cometa know just exactly what it can do with all its shiny new wireless LAN hotspots?
Graham Pattison, late of Verilink, says his startup's got a winner despite the ongoing downturn
Qualcomm revises its silicon forecast upwards
Euro telecom celeb Duncan Lewis went AWOL on a Lightspeed assignment this week. What's cooking?
Parent puts the major squeeze on mobile group's spending patterns for three years, and Alcatel may feel the pain
Passes up opportunity to retain current stake
Multisource agreements will help the components industry progress, but they are not easy to set up
More notes -- and photos -- from this week's BroadBandPlus (The Western Show) cable tradeshow
Times are slow, but the lawyers are busy. Nortel claims that Ciena's gear breaks Nortel patents
Intel, IBM, and AT&T have formed a new company, Cometa, pursuing nationwide WLAN data access UPDATED 5:00PM
Wireless backhaul minnow brings Russian space technology to last mile access, says it has the 'fog problem' licked
Corning's taking over $800M in asset charges this quarter, citing component slowdown till 'late 2004'
Optinel and Ellacoya are two former telecom startups that have made inroads with cable operators
Japan's NEC takes the lead in the race to develop superfast ICs based on carbon nanotube transistors
The complexity and cost of Telcordia's Osmine process have generated a market of consultants aiming to help
A compact chip and proprietary codec target telephony over DSL and cable
Will Nortel really offer seamless handoffs between networks? Possibly, but it may take time
While combining two cable giants, Comcast CEO says the company will continue to fund network improvements
Wireless operators have the chance to get ahead of their fixed relations and steal some business, says net.com chief
Cisco signs an exclusive deal with SBC for its core IP routers. Will other RBOCs soon follow?
A vanishing submarine cable market is responsible for over 600 layoffs, says vendor
Post-Bubble Arrogance – R. Scott Raynovich
Equipment vendors find landmines aplenty as they dance through the cable market
Intel et al are readying technology announcements around the WLAN project, say sources UPDATED 12/4 12:11 PM
Still trying to win telcos' hearts, Cisco launches voice-minded interoperability initiatives
Release of the OPTera Metro 4150 raises questions about the SDH market and key competitors
While thousands of Lucent workers were laid off, top execs reaped million-dollar salaries and even got raises
Outlook for 2003 looks positive for the handset market, especially for Nokia and Samsung, say Lehman analysts
Crunch week for Orange and SFR?
Juniper has added some ATM, QOS, and management features, as it rolls out a new marketing plan
The Western Show takes on a broader focus and attracts more broadband companies to a struggling venue
Are Startups Necessary? – Scott Clavenna
Success in 3G networking is all about cost control and a focused strategy, says Alcatel. Contracts would help, too
Circadiant's contribution to an upcoming university test speaks to unique nature of both the tester and the test
...for the US wireless industry, says Morgan Stanley, as it issues a note upgrading its outlook
Single-chip, 10-Gbit/s device is the second to be announced, behind AMCC's
Liquidation at Interoute seems imminent, with the market thumbing its nose at broken carriers
WaveSmith's the latest vendor to tout Osmine compliance. How important is it, and why?
Star Trek reaches the wireless frontier