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Where Art Thou, 802.11g?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/20/2002

IEEE gets hot under the collar over media reports of 802.11g standard progress: It's early days, says the Institute

Sticks & Stones May Break My Bones…
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/20/2002

Vodafone's chairman throws his toys out of the pram at harsh media treatment of his CEO

Seven Slashes Staff: UPDATED
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/20/2002

Says restructing will help it to focus on existing major customers

Marconi's SDH Blitz Highlights Strategy
News Analysis | 9/19/2002

It's bagged Sonet in favor of SDH, unveiling a slew of products today. Internal changes are afoot as well

WorldCom to Restate $2 Billion More?
News Analysis | 9/19/2002

WorldCom may have found another $2 billion in accounting errors. How much more will it find?

Global Crossing: What, Us Worry?
News Analysis | 9/19/2002

The bankrupt carrier continues to fight its critics and says it's set to exit Chapter 11 and ready to profit

Microsoft's Wireless Home
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/19/2002

Microsoft officially launches WLAN hardware, part of a larger strategy to push software and services for the home

Europe's 3G Fire Sale
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/19/2002

Bargain hunters queuing up in Finland, Vodafone scrapping for control in France, and Hutchison 3G who?

NFOEC in Pictures
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/19/2002

Check out what our camera caught at NFOEC this week

Lucent Dabbles Under $1
News Analysis | 9/19/2002

Lucent's stock continues to trade below $1, marking all-time lows and bringing up the threat of delisting

Motorola: Next Year's Models?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/18/2002

The handset vendor says a major roadmap leak gives an outdated and incomplete picture of its plans for 2003

Resorting to Type
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/18/2002

For execs with air guitar experience, here's the air keyboard

Tellium Execs in Trouble?
News Analysis | 9/18/2002

Scrapping a revised management incentive scheme may leave Tellium's top guns facing financial ruin

Component Closures: Trouble Ahead?
News Analysis | 9/18/2002

Companies like JDSU and Alcatel Optronics keep closing optical component plants: What if demand increases?

Looking for Light at NFOEC
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/18/2002

With the industry in the dumps, vendors and job seekers scan for opportunities at NFOEC

Sony Ericsson Races Santa
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/18/2002

Can it make it for Christmas? Mid-range models rushed to market, says analyst, as P800 delay does little to help Symbian

Oplink Is on the Prowl
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/18/2002

It's looking to acquire startups following the collapse of its planned merger with Avanex

Motorola's Java Harmony
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/17/2002

Motorola wants to create a kinder, gentler J2ME for developers, and that's just part of its renewed Java focus

Photuris Metro Box May Draw $40M
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/17/2002

Is this NJ-based startup Born to Run? It's got a combo DWDM/Sonet ADM system that could leapfrog Ciena, Nortel

Alcatel Optronics to be Slashed
News Analysis | 9/17/2002

A 58% staff cut and two plant selloffs are in the works. What goes, what stays, and will a sale be next?

Levi's Connect and Protect
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/17/2002

Trousers that protect your nads from your AMPS? It's all a bit Docker's pants, we say

Ciena's K2: What Problems?
News Analysis | 9/17/2002

Ciena denies persistent rumors that Cyras's metro box can't cut the mustard and could be canned

Intel Buys Sparkolor's Assets
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/17/2002

The deal, which has yet to be announced, gives Intel thermally-tuned, polymer-enhanced grating technology

US: 3G or Not 3G?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/16/2002

Carriers are getting more pragmatic over the rollout of 3G services, say analysts, as the FCC plots NextWave auction opt-out

Cisco Launches Metro Switch
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/16/2002

Cisco's new optical switch combines optical switching and Sonet for the metro: targeting Ciena's CoreDirector?

Nortel Goes Gig-E With OPTera DX
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/16/2002

Announces Ethernet enhancements and new international customers for its big optical switch

SBC's Beck Is Big on Broadband
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/16/2002

Says we're on the verge of mass broadband deployment -- we just have to get rid of the pesky regulators first

WaterCove Picks Low Fruit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/16/2002

Not a surprise, but a real contract all the same! Orange UK uses its gateway for GPRS/UMTS service creation and delivery

Marconi Gets a Boost
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/16/2002

It's won the first order for its BXR-48000 switch, demonstrating the value of its US operations

RBOCs Should Stop Whining, Says Report
News Analysis | 9/16/2002

Their claims of unfair pricing don't stand up to the scrutiny of a study by Network Conceptions

See You Later, Modulator
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/16/2002

Startup Essient says it'll make waves with its modulator, but shipments won't start for another year

Europe's Steep Learning Curve
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/16/2002

Can Europe learn from the mistakes made while allocation 3G spectrum? EC officials live in hope

WorldCom Shakes It Up
News Analysis | 9/16/2002

WorldCom's whole management structure is being revamped, according to a leaked internal memo

State Elects to Save MobilCom
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/16/2002

Abandoned by France Telecom, the company gets a financial leg-up from the German government just before a national election

Winnick Subpoenaed
News Analysis | 9/13/2002

A House Committee has called the GlobalX chairman to testify about his company's swap deals with Qwest

ECOC: Back to the Lab?
News Analysis | 9/13/2002

Maybe it's a good thing the investment bankers have moved on to other industries

WLAN Finds Itself
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/13/2002

The latest trend in WLAN: 802.11b systems that, like, know where you're at, man

Bon Voyage to Another CEO
News Analysis | 9/13/2002

Michel Bon departs as debt noose hangs France Telecom's grand fromage; MobilCom left to wither on the vine

Bon Voyage to Another CEO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/13/2002

Michel Bon departs as debt noose hangs France Telecom's grand fromage; MobilCom left to wither on the vine

Nortel Close to Components Sale
News Analysis | 9/13/2002

Scuttlebutt has Nortel about to sell its components division for $50 million -- possibly to Bookham

Lucent Drops Its Bottom
News Analysis | 9/13/2002

Lucent's added its reduced earnings expectations to the dark chorus

Lucent Drops Its Bottom
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/13/2002

Lucent's added its reduced earnings expectations to the dark chorus

Juniper's Bizarre Love Triangle
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/12/2002

Siemens's sale of Unisphere has led Juniper to develop joint GGSNs with competing vendors

AON's Muxing and Morphing
News Analysis | 9/12/2002

AON's just starting out as a system vendor, but its future may hold something else

Watch for the Grid
Column | 9/12/2002

Watch for the Grid – Scott Clavenna

Europe Faces Stagnant ARPUs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/12/2002

Euro carriers ask, Does this network make our ARPU look big? A new report from France's Idate answers: Er, nope

Entrisphere Nabs Siemens Exec
News Analysis | 9/12/2002

New access equipment startup raises $33M and gets a new CEO, former Siemens exec Mark Floyd

Sony in Handheld Heaven
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/12/2002

As the market falls away, Sony screams into third spot in handheld shipments, according to IDC

WLAN: The Quiet Bubble?
LR Mobile Column | 9/11/2002

Could 802.11b be the cause of the next tech investor gold rush?

NanoOpto Gets Back To Basics
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/11/2002

Startup claims it has fulfilled more than 20 orders for 'subwavelength optical elements' in the last few months

One Year Ago
News Analysis | 9/11/2002

Light Reading looks back at the events of Sept. 11, 2001

Dead End for German 3G Dodos
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/11/2002

Group 3G and MobilCom are up against the wall, and France Telecom, which will decide MobilCom's fate, has likely noticed

WorldCom: See Ya, Sidgmore
News Analysis | 9/11/2002

John Sidgmore heads for the door, but who will want his job? And what about Bernie Ebbers's $1.5M pension?

Held Up By Its Handsets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/10/2002

Finns fankfull for fones, frankly

CSR Seasons Its Chips
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/10/2002

Cambridge Silicon Radio squeezes its Bluetooth silicon even harder and eyes up a broader reach into the handset sector

AFC Stokes Up Startups
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/10/2002

AFC launches another product through a startup partnership, this one an optical ADM from Redfern Broadband

ITF Scores $25 Million
News Analysis | 9/10/2002

Canadian startup making fiber-based passive components gets a vote of confidence

Roth Selling Out?
News Analysis | 9/10/2002

News reports have former CEO John A. Roth selling a huge chunk of his remaining stake in Nortel

ECOC : A Ghostly Gathering
News Analysis | 9/10/2002

Conference is sparsely attended, but some interesting stuff is on offer... if anyone wants it

Alcatel in China: Fortune Cloudy
News Analysis | 9/10/2002

Alcatel's apparently struck a key alliance for fiber success in China. But how big could the win be?

Symbol's Cisco Killer?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/10/2002

Switch or network appliance? Either way, Symbol's low-cost WLAN box aims to 'kill Cisco'

Polaris Lifts Off
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/9/2002

Details its first product, taking aim at Tellabs with a switch that combines a crossconnect and Sonet ADM

Tellabs Looks to Europe
News Analysis | 9/9/2002

Tellabs' latest warning and product announcement evince a worsening downturn

Qwest CEO: No Bankruptcy in Sight
News Analysis | 9/9/2002

Notebaert says Qwest isn't considering bankruptcy. It may sell 10 non-core businesses to save $1 billion

China Unicom Moves on CDMA
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/9/2002

But a roadmap that takes China Unicom down the road to extensive upgrades to CDMA 1x-EVDV/DO looks unlikely

Write Once, Run Nowhere?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/6/2002

Wireless games developers say 'write once, run anywhere' evaporates when it comes to mobile Java

EXFO Gnoshes on Gnubi
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/6/2002

EXFO hopes to tap Gnubi's customer base and multichannel capabilities for a thimbleful of cash

ILECs' Missing Links
News Analysis | 9/6/2002

A new report says US networks are well connected and full of fiber. Getting to them is the problem

Vendors Accessorize Customer Nets
News Analysis | 9/6/2002

Service providers and enterprise customers want products that enhance networks, rather than replace them

Iolon Lands Lucent Deal
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/6/2002

Lucent's use of Iolon's tunable lasers in its LambdaXtreme platform could help the technology gain acceptance

Wireless Means Business
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/6/2002

Companies of all sizes are realizing that wireless can help their bottom lines, but data access isn't a solution on its own

Attack of the Budget Booths
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/6/2002

Telecom firms want to be seen at NFOEC, but many aren't spending the big bucks for specialized booths

Moto's Big Break in Japan
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/6/2002

After years in the PDC wilderness, Vodafone's global roaming initiative could give Motorola a shot at the Japanese handset market

Atheros First With Multimode
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/5/2002

Unstrung 25 startup learns the A, B, Gs of wireless LAN. Will it follow this victory with an IPO?

360networks Restructuring Approved
News Analysis | 9/5/2002

A Canadian Supreme Court endorses carrier's restructuring plan, but it must still clear courts in the US

The X-Wars: Agilent Strikes First
News Analysis | 9/5/2002

In the battle of the X2 and XPAK optical module standards, Intel's talking peace, but Agilent's talking trash

Innovance CEO: Layoff a 'Rebalance'
News Analysis | 9/5/2002

One of the most heavily funded optical startups in the long-haul space jettisons another 80. What next?

Nokia Targets the Dudes
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/5/2002

Never mind the fake snow, wonder at the new 3650 camera phone. Will the Nokia execs, like, wear shades, man?

Tracking Simon Cao's Secret Startup
News Analysis | 9/5/2002

The ex-CTO of Avanex is behind a super-stealthy startup called Corlux. But what's he doing?

Corning Pipes Up on Last Mile
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/5/2002

Corning Cable Solutions is hyping next-gen products for fiber in the last mile. Some analysts are wary

Prop-Heads on Parade
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/4/2002

We name the innovators who are making the moves and breaking the rules in the service provider industry

Cisco's Volpi: More Is More
News Analysis | 9/4/2002

Switching guru says company will continue to invest in engineering and snack on startups

Cisco's Volpi: More Is More
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/4/2002

Cisco must continue to invest in new markets like wireless if it wants to keep leadership position, says company veep

Khatod Ventures Into Software
News Analysis | 9/4/2002

Anil Khatod, ex-Nortel marketing chief, says software will be key to carrier recovery

Introducing: The Top Innovators
News Analysis | 9/4/2002

For service providers, it's innovate or die. Light Reading names its Top 10 Service Provider Innovators

NEC Bags Euro I-Mode Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/4/2002

French operator Bouygues chooses NEC platform for launch of i-mode services; now race is on to win handset contract

TI: Holy Shrinking Chips, Batman!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/4/2002

KERPOW! Texas plays its integration Joker, says development times will be cut and battery life extended

Rambo Reporter?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/3/2002

Freedom of the press? We've heard of it!

Clouds Lift on Tunable Lasers
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/3/2002

Lightscape's decision to offer Agility's tunable lasers to its customers could be a turning point

Agilent Amps Up Testing Kit
News Analysis | 9/3/2002

A new tester addresses multiple components, but is Agilent's approach aimed at customers, or its own financials?

Verizon Sells Rural Access Lines
News Analysis | 9/3/2002

Verizon has sold 1.27 million access lines in three states to help pay down its debt. Is it worth it?

Comnitel's Crystal Balls
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/3/2002

OSS firm's CEO gazes into the future, sees teething troubles for 3G operators and a move into handset production for the beast of Redmond

AMCC Introduces Columbia Chips
News Analysis | 9/3/2002

Collapsing data and Sonet framing capabilities into one chip is a popular trend, but there's ample competition

Carriers: Get on Your OSS!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/3/2002

Pressure from corporate customers could force mobile operators to invest in SLA software, according to Comnitel CEO

Enavis Preps New Switch
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/3/2002

ECI Telecom subsidiary Enavis readies its T::CORE switch to go up against the likes of Ciena

Cisco's Wireless Wait
News Analysis | 9/2/2002

When will customers be ready for Cisco's bright and shiny new wireless routers?

Cisco's Wireless Wait
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/2/2002

When will customers be ready for Cisco's bright and shiny new wireless routers?

Ericsson: Look Before You Leap!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/2/2002

Analyst says the Swedish vendor is crazy to even think about quitting the CDMA2000 business

PON Pushers Huff and Puff
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/2/2002

Can yet another industry forum put some wind in their sails? UPDATED 9/3 11:50AM

First 10-Gig Ethernet Switch Arrives
News Analysis | 9/2/2002

Another wild success, like Gigabit Ethernet? Probably not, but Force10's developments still mark a milestone

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