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Carriers Pipe Up on DWDM Plans
News Analysis | 10/24/2002

More than 200 carriers have answered Light Reading's survey on CWDM/DWDM

Foundry Bucks the Trend
News Analysis | 10/24/2002

Foundry's new focus on enterprise switching pays dividends; stock pops after Q3 profits, improved fundamentals

Colt Kicked by Bondholder
News Analysis | 10/23/2002

Bondholder in Colt Telecom is getting spooked, saying the company is insolvent and should be reorganized

Real Estate Nightmare
News Analysis | 10/23/2002

One of the worst bets networking companies made during the bubble may have been on bricks and mortar

Avici Drums Up Another Customer
News Analysis | 10/23/2002

The day before it announces Q3 earnings, Avici announces a customer win. Will it perk up investors?

Net Processors Brace for Shakeout
News Analysis | 10/23/2002

The hot topic at the Network Processors Conference: Who can survive, and how?

Tau Touts Cheap Switch Fabric
News Analysis | 10/23/2002

Says it's broken a price barrier that's held back widespread use of off-the-shelf packet switch chips

Unlimited Surfing Claim All Wet
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/23/2002

Orange's claim that SPV users have unlimited data access discredited by 'fair usage policy' in customer contract

Lucent Clarifies Product Strategy
News Analysis | 10/23/2002

Lucent's pumping services and mobility, but cutting funds in some other areas

I'll Up You a Million
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/23/2002

Hutch ups NEC 3G order (see those handsets here!)... but where's Motorola?

Orange Uncovers Its SPV
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/22/2002

That's the world's first handset using Microsoft's Smartphone 2002 operating system, and not a nasty disease

Intel's WiFi Wad
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/22/2002

Chip giant's VC arm to pump more funds into WLAN startups.

Optical Oracle: Firewalls of the Future
News Analysis | 10/22/2002

Monster firewalls with high-speed throughput and integrated security features are taking shape

Transpectrum Flunks Out
News Analysis | 10/22/2002

It's a tough time to convert university projects into startups, as Transpectrum has found out

Startups Make More Cuts
News Analysis | 10/22/2002

As the telecom industry sinks deeper into trouble, AcceLight, Allegro, and DigiLens trim their workforces

Symbol's Cisco Snatch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/22/2002

Symbol entices another top Cisco exec away with promises of life in the wireless fastlane of Holtsville, N.Y

TriQuint to Acquire Agere's Optics
News Analysis | 10/22/2002

$40 million in cash buys TriQuint the No. 2 spot in the optical components market

WiFi Avec Les Frites?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/22/2002

WLAN for the EU brigade -- but do you get fries with your NIC?

WorldCom Bonuses Brew Controversy
News Analysis | 10/22/2002

WorldCom has asked the courts to allow it to hand out $25M in bonuses to entice 325 key employees to stay

Net Processors Aim for Access
News Analysis | 10/21/2002

Despite technology advances, net processor players are forced to follow the money, targeting smaller systems

Traffic Tracker Project Is Ready to Roll
News Analysis | 10/21/2002

Participants can start monitoring their access lines in Light Reading's pioneering scheme

Sprint's Data Happy Meal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/21/2002

Sprint lights a fire under data pricing in the US with an offer designed to encourage consumers to sample PCS Vision

Phone, Camera, Action!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/21/2002

Nokia 7650 trumps the Palms and iPaqs of this world, as Microsoft looms large in the device OS space

MRV Dumps Passive Components
News Analysis | 10/21/2002

MRV's Luminent subsidiary has ditched a chunk of its passive components business UPDATED 10/22 11:50AM

When Figures Don't Match
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/21/2002

Someone please buy these guys a calculator

Vitesse Joins Next-Gen Sonet Party
News Analysis | 10/21/2002

Late to market, it claims it had to come up with something better than everyone else

WaveSmith Gets $30M, Signs With Ciena
News Analysis | 10/21/2002

Deal mirrors an earlier one between Ciena and Équipe and could help WaveSmith sell to incumbent carriers

Intel/Marvell: Who Was Stood Up?
News Analysis | 10/21/2002

Marvell is ending its contract to supply chips to Intel, not the other way around, as investors may have thought

ArrayComm: Base Station Ahoy!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/18/2002

Partner Kyocera has iBurst base stations ready, as the Unstrung 25er preps deployment in Australia

Crescent is Waning
News Analysis | 10/18/2002

Edge routing startup Crescent lays off two thirds of its staff and announces product test results

Feathers Ruffled at Orange
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/18/2002

Operator in a flap over news leak

Ericsson Puts on Brave Face
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/18/2002

Losses get larger, market gets smaller, but that's not enough to throw optimistic senior execs

Nokia Gets EDGEy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/18/2002

Handsets this year? Have we heard that before?

Lucent Proposes Reverse Stock Split
News Analysis | 10/18/2002

As its stock continues to trade below $1, Lucent looks for a way to remain on the NYSE

Tellabs CEO Sees 'Tough Sledding'
News Analysis | 10/18/2002

Tellabs' Michael Birck reiterates his intent to stay the course. But today's earnings show it isn't fun

Tough Tasks Await Traffic Managers
News Analysis | 10/18/2002

The QOS-managing chips are all the rage with network processor vendors, but developing them is a challenge

Phoenix Rises From ProtoDel's Ashes
News Analysis | 10/18/2002

Phoenix Photonics is aiming to take over the ideas and assets of defunct startup ProtoDel

Phyworks Claims Cost-Cutting Chips
News Analysis | 10/18/2002

Startup says its dispersion-compensating and FEC chips can slash the cost of 10-Gbit/s transceivers

Data Rage
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/18/2002

"It's crap guys, it's all crap!"

AFC Chomps on Competitors
News Analysis | 10/17/2002

The access market is stagnant, but AFC still increases revenues by 8 percent

Openwave: J2ME Too!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/17/2002

Openwave's increased focus on Java may help it make more money on its browser software

Nokia's Q3 Sunshine
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/17/2002

Nokia's Q3 gives a little burst of sunshine to a gloomy wireless industry

Huawei Is Dear to Agere
News Analysis | 10/17/2002

A new contract deepens Agere's relationship with superpower Huawei

GSM Body Gets Makeover
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/17/2002

Operators' association to create new board from senior carrier executives in effort to promote standards, avoid foul-ups

In Search of... Enterprise Rebound
News Analysis | 10/17/2002

Revenue at Extreme and Cisco is down, but Foundry’s is on the rise. What gives in enterprise switching?

Backdoor LAN
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/17/2002

Coming in through the back door? It's easy with the wireless network at the CTIA show

Internet Growth Slows, Report Says
News Analysis | 10/17/2002

The growth in international Net connections has slowed, according to TeleGeography; demand may be another story

Wave Services: Is Growth for Real?
News Analysis | 10/16/2002

A flurry of announcements hints at an uptick in sales of wavelength services. Are we seeing a serious trend?

Williams Bolts Out of Bankruptcy
News Analysis | 10/16/2002

Williams Communications has emerged from Chapter 11 with a new name, less debt... and no CEO

IPWireless Does Mobile 3-Step
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/16/2002

IPWireless updates software to enable Euro-roaming as well as surfin' and speedin' through Las Vegas

MPLS Fast Reroute Gains Momentum
News Analysis | 10/16/2002

Riverstone is the latest routing vendor to announce support for Fast Reroute technology

Intel Moves on Security
News Analysis | 10/16/2002

Is Intel looking to corner the security-processor market with its IXP2850?

Vodafone Lays One Hand on SFR
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/16/2002

Has it finally captured prized French asset SFR? Potential deal worth up to €13B, but Vivendi could intervene

Moto: Black Numbers, Black Outlook
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/16/2002

Motorola has pushed itself into profit but doesn't much fancy market conditions in the near future

A Tale of Two Lightchips
News Analysis | 10/16/2002

Lightchip's assets are split up and sold to Confluent Photonics and Digital Lightwave

Optimus Trials Megisto
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/15/2002

Yipeee!! GGSN shop Megisto finally has a customer trial it can talk about -- and some real performance figures

WorldCom Gets More Financing
News Analysis | 10/15/2002

WorldCom could celebrate a bit of good news today as the courts approved $350M in additional financing

Brussels Sprouts I-Mode
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/15/2002

If it's Tuesday, it must be Belgium! Do the i-mode folk have a hidden appreciation of naff 1960s movies?

Home-Fiber Crowd Flush With Optimism
News Analysis | 10/15/2002

New market study and Light Reading report say Fiber-to-the-Home deployments are on the rise

Cisco Chills on Acquisitions
News Analysis | 10/15/2002

Senior VP Mike Volpi says Cisco is wooing the big guns of incumbent carriers instead

Sarvega Accelerates XML
News Analysis | 10/15/2002

Sarvega is one of several startups offering hardware-based XML acceleration. Will it catch on?

Xanoptix Teams Up With Tyco
News Analysis | 10/15/2002

The parallel optics maker secures a reseller agreement and purchase order with Tyco Electronics

A Survey of the Corvis Food Chain
News Analysis | 10/15/2002

With its sales falling, Corvis won't be able to offer Huber's startups as much support as in days past

WorldCom Outage Only the Start
News Analysis | 10/14/2002

The massive outage on the UUNet backbone signals a trend of service degradation in telecom, observers say

GMPLS Demo: Missing the Point?
News Analysis | 10/14/2002

Seven vendors are touting the world's first GMPLS multivendor interoperability demo. Should you care?

Marconi Bags Wireless Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/14/2002

Struggling vendor trumpets supply agreement with mmO2 but disowns the rather pleasant valuation of $150 million

Quam Quits for Good
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/14/2002

T-Mobile set to inherit Quam's customers, while fellow struggler MobilCom holds on by its financial fingertips

Ceterus Gets Funds et Cetera
News Analysis | 10/14/2002

Stealthy Ceterus has received more than $13 million for its upcoming work in the access space

Components Casualty Count Climbing
News Analysis | 10/14/2002

Components startups are dropping like flies, but their technology is surviving

Lucent to Cut Headcount, Products
News Analysis | 10/11/2002

Up to 10,000 jobs will be cut in ongoing restructuring that could mean curtains for some products

Top 25 Update: Silicon'n'Services
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/11/2002

Completing the first major overhaul of our private firm ranking, it’s the revamp of our components and service provider Top 5

Lucent to Cut Jobs, Products
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/11/2002

Up to 10,000 employees will be cut in ongoing restructuring that could also mean curtains for some products

Juniper's Good News Fails to Impress
News Analysis | 10/11/2002

Bags BellSouth as a customer, makes its quarterly numbers, but analysts still aren't happy

WorldCom Keeps $450M Defense Deal
News Analysis | 10/11/2002

US General Accounting Office dismisses protests about WorldCom's defense contract

Hotspots With Borders
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/11/2002

Bookshop plan has major flaw: It comes with a fee

Flarion: We Don't Have to Pay
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/11/2002

Says SK stumped up for Seoul trial

Hot Components Research Rewarded
News Analysis | 10/11/2002

Two startups and a Corning subsidiary have won US government cash for promising research projects

Transmode Makes a Little Go a Long Way
News Analysis | 10/11/2002

The CWDM systems startup has raised an extra $8M, says that's all it needs to compete with metro DWDM

Europe's Stagnant, Says Analysys
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/10/2002

Woof! Something's getting mighty whiffy on the old continent; no, it's not Ray's socks -- it's Euro sub predictions

Juniper/Cisco Duke It Out Over MPLS
News Analysis | 10/10/2002

Juniper and Cisco propose different methods for signaling in emerging MPLS networks

Top 25 Update: Part Deux
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/10/2002

Yes, it's the sequel to yesterday's hardware Top 5 review as we shuffle and fumble with our other categories

More Monkey Bidness
News Analysis | 10/10/2002

You may already be a winner!

A Double Dose of IP QOS
News Analysis | 10/10/2002

Light Reading's latest report provides a primer on IP QOS - just in time for today's Webinar on QOS chips

Startup Boosts VCSEL Power
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 10/10/2002

Danish startup Alight plans to use photonic crystal technology to make high-power VCSELs

Rocky Mountain Low
News Analysis | 10/10/2002

Cuts at AT&T and Qwest have put a damper on telecom and cable job opportunities in the Mile High City

Redback Sees Rebound
News Analysis | 10/10/2002

Says its big drop in Q3 revenues is an anomaly; revenues will return to 'above $30M' next quarter UPDATED NOON

Springtide Ebbing Away?
News Analysis | 10/9/2002

Lucent's Springtide wireless router may be for the chop; could a Cisco partnership fill the GGSN hole?

Springtide Ebbing Away?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/9/2002

Lucent's Springtide wireless router may be for the chop, according to analysts; could a Cisco partnership fill the GGSN hole?

MPLS vs ATM? Vendors Weigh In
News Analysis | 10/9/2002

Equipment vendors say they know what incumbent carriers want when it comes to deploying MPLS or ATM

Optical Oracle's Bottom Feeders
News Analysis | 10/9/2002

Optical Oracle looks at who will (and won't) be likely to prosper during the telecom turnaround

Top 25 Update: Hardware Heroes
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/9/2002

IPWireless and WaterCove are new entries in the hardware Top 5 section, but who will have to give way?

Atrica Plugs Into France Telecom
News Analysis | 10/9/2002

After nearly a year in trials, the optical Ethernet startup's bagged a key European customer. What's next?

PacketFront: Too Good to be True?
News Analysis | 10/9/2002

With just 36 staff and a few million dollars, the startup has made amazing progress in broadband access equipment

What's Next for UNE-P?
News Analysis | 10/9/2002

RBOCs and CLECs continue to flail at each other: Which side will the referee take?

Capex vs Opex
Column | 10/9/2002

Capex vs Opex
– Jay Liebowitz

Microsoft's Mobile Maneuvers
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/8/2002

Microsoft's wireless phoney war continues, but it'll be next year before the shooting really starts...

Softswitches Head for a Shakeout
News Analysis | 10/8/2002

The market for next-gen voice networks is so soft that vendors are going to get squeezed, say analysts

Netrake Puts an Edge on VOIP
News Analysis | 10/8/2002

Netrake details its new edge box, which helps carriers get into the VOIP game

MPLS Fast Reroute Gets a Boost
News Analysis | 10/8/2002

A new Cisco tool provides aims to beef up MPLS Fast Reroute, an alternative to Sonet protection

Messengers Arrange Marriage
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/8/2002

Bludgeoned by Ericsson and Nokia, messaging specialists talk of merger

Fashion v Fun
LR Mobile Column | 10/8/2002

If you’re a mobile data skeptic, maybe you should get out more and have some fun

Motorola Fires Up 3G Production
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/8/2002

Better late than never: Mass production of dualmode 3G handsets finally kicks off in Germany

Service Provider 'Confidence' Ticks Up
News Analysis | 10/8/2002

While industry conditions continue to tank, a service provider 'confidence index' shows a blip of optimism

Copywriters on Acid
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/8/2002

This is your brain on Whampoa

Switching Silicon Goes Scaleable
News Analysis | 10/8/2002

Startup Dune Network says its distributed switch fabric can extend the working life of routers and switches

Telecom Layoffs Tapering Off?
News Analysis | 10/7/2002

205,557 people lost their jobs in telecom in the first 9 months of 2002, but the rate of layoffs may be slowing

Secretive Seranoa Scores $15.75M
News Analysis | 10/7/2002

Seranoa Networks says its box shaves 75 percent off WAN router costs. What's its secret?

Flarion Cookin' Up Seoul Food
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/7/2002

Major CDMA operator SK Telecom sends a signal that alternate wireless data strategies are under serious consideration

Orange Shows Faith in Webraska
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/7/2002

Location-based software developer expands relationship with Orange to help operator deploy greater range of services

Redback Limps Into Genuity
News Analysis | 10/7/2002

Beleaguered equipment maker notches an edge router win, but is it enough?

Bookham Buys Nortel's Components Biz
News Analysis | 10/7/2002

Strikes a deal worth $111M for Nortel's optical transmitter, receiver, and amplifier business UPDATED 12:30PM

Who Broke WorldCom's Backbone?
News Analysis | 10/4/2002

WorldCom's outage is blamed on a software glitch, but the company isn't saying whether it was Cisco or Juniper

Cisco-Backed CTC Is Bankrupt
News Analysis | 10/4/2002

CTC Communications files for bankruptcy protection and leaves Cisco on the hook for $57.9M

Chasing VC Bucks in Texas, Part II
News Analysis | 10/4/2002

Got cash? Valuations are top of mind as startups pitch their wares for investors

Megisto Denies Italian Job
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/4/2002

No trial with Telecom Italia Mobile, still not revealing names of carriers testing its kit

Cisco's Virtual WiFi Offer
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/4/2002

Enables virtual LAN capabilities for access-point owners and brings 802.11a kit to Europe

Next-Gen Sonet Growing, Report Says
News Analysis | 10/4/2002

Products designed to replace Sonet ADMs in metro transport networks are on the upswing, says IDC

Lucent Optical Boss Leaves
News Analysis | 10/3/2002

Tim Sullivan is out the door, and another round of layoffs is underway. More product may be on the block

Can Breton Fix France Telecom?
News Analysis | 10/3/2002

Thierry Breton, the new France Telecom chief, is known as a turnaround artist. What's in his bag of tricks?

Hawkish on Telecom
Column | 10/3/2002

Hawkish on Telecom
— R. Scott Raynovich

Plastina Out in Nortel Reshuffle
News Analysis | 10/3/2002

Nortel has dissolved its Metro and Enterprise division in a reorg that could signal a selloff strategy

Elata Lines Up Further Deals
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/3/2002

Services delivery specialist set to add to Hutchison account, adds device recognition capability to platform

Chasing VC Bucks in Texas
News Analysis | 10/3/2002

Entrepreneurs and VCs try to massage their differences at an investment conference. Where are the therapists?

Obituary: Lightwave Microsystems
News Analysis | 10/3/2002

Company closes down after 14 years developing integrated optical components

Not Russian Into a Sale
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/3/2002

Is DT 'Stalin' for time? Analysts think it unlikely the carrier will pawn its cash-generating E. European assets

NEC Invests in Operators
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/2/2002

Puts its money where its handsets are by investing in Hutchison 3G HK just as NTT DoCoMo writes down its stake in UK business

Cisco: We're in RBOC 'Lovefests'
News Analysis | 10/2/2002

The company is close to announcing some big RBOC contracts, but analysts still fret over enterprise spending

DT's Layoffs: The First of Many?
News Analysis | 10/2/2002

Deutsche Telekom says it will cut nearly 30,000 jobs -- maybe just the beginning of European carrier misery

DoCoMo Takes a $4.7B Hit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/2/2002

Japanese giant revalues its overseas holdings, attracting the ire of 3G partner Hutchison Whampoa

Tellabs Trumpets Osmine
News Analysis | 10/2/2002

Some may grumble over Osmine, but Tellabs says it's key to RBOC sales **UPDATED 10/2 6 PM**

First-Mile Ethernet Camps Dig In
News Analysis | 10/2/2002

ADSL vendors turn the other way as potential RBOC customers tell them what they want from first-mile Ethernet

Corvis Keeps Gratings in the Family
News Analysis | 10/1/2002

Corvis has spent at least $11M on gratings from a company controlled by its chairman and founder, David Huber

Startup Has an 'Uncool' Laser
News Analysis | 10/1/2002

Uncooled 10-Gbit/s EML is just the start of what ASIP promises with its integration technology UPDATED 10/2 10AM

Optical Signaling: Remote Control of the Future?
News Analysis | 10/1/2002

What's the status of end-to-end control and provisioning of carrier networks?

Winnick: I'll Cough Up $25M
News Analysis | 10/1/2002

As Feds probe his stock sales and management role, GlobalX chairman pledges $25M to employees burnt by 401Ks

Actelis Heats Up the Copper
News Analysis | 10/1/2002

Actelis says it has the goods to aggregate copper pairs to deliver up to 50 Mbit/s. Will service providers care?

Siemens/Motorola: Swap or Sale?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/1/2002

Siemens may trade its handset biz for Motorola's wireless networks empire. Or could a straight sale be in the cards?

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