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Content posted in May 2004
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Extreme Switches Up
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/31/2004  |  Post a comment
Extreme talks up Linux and VOIP as part of its WLAN switch strategy
Bandwidth9 Thinks Shorter
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2004  |  1 comment
Still in business, the VCSEL startup has turned its eye toward 1310nm devices
Larry Has Left the Building
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2004  |  9 comments
Lawrence Roberts has left the CTO post at Caspian to pursue his next venture
Équipe Forfeits Match
News Analysis  | 
5/28/2004  |  32 comments
Last-minute offer from Lucent was on the table, sources say. But what happened next?
AT&T Pushes Nokia?
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/28/2004  |  Post a comment
Scuttlebutt suggests carrier has reneged on Nokia push-to-talk deal in favor of domestic vendors
C&W Buys British Bulldog
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5/28/2004  |  Post a comment
Acquires alternative business broadband operator Bulldog Communications
BigBand Holds Off IPO Plans
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5/28/2004  |  Post a comment
The company might have the numbers to go public, but the acquisition of ADC assets will delay any IPO aspirations
Freescale Halts Net Processor Line
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5/27/2004  |  Post a comment
The former Motorola chip group stops development of the former C-Port's network processors
Comcast's Virile VOIP Story
News Analysis  | 
5/27/2004  |  16 comments
Will Comcast have 40 million VOIP customers by 2006? Not even close
Video Test Firm Draws $11.5M
News Analysis  | 
5/27/2004  |  Post a comment
Psytechnics doubles its funding on the back of its video test-and-measurement software plans
Nortel Scotches Starent Rumors
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/27/2004  |  Post a comment
Canadian incumbent denies speculation it is considering acquisition of wireless router startup
NetSpira Cranks Up
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/27/2004  |  Post a comment
Spanish startup finds its voice after earlier muted success
Adtran, Calix Add Alltel Wins
Supercomm News Analysis  | 
5/27/2004  |  Post a comment
Calix goes from DLC to central-office DSLAM, while Adtran quietly wins the DSLAM price war
Nortel Hires a Statesman
News Analysis  | 
5/27/2004  |  4 comments
Nortel's appointed John Manley, former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, to replace Frank Dunn
Softbank Buys Japan Telecom
News Analysis  | 
5/27/2004  |  1 comment
$3 billion acquisition heralds a move into the business user market
RGB Networks Goes Green
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5/26/2004  |  Post a comment
Startup backed by Kleiner Perkins and Accel says new box gives cable head ends 10 times the density at 1/10 the cost
Littlefeet Finds Littlebuyer
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/26/2004  |  3 comments
Startup a good fit for Swedish wireless repeater vendor, apparently
Lucent Flagged for Cingular 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/26/2004  |  Post a comment
Analysts tout US vendor as a potential surprise supplier of commercial UMTS network UPDATED MAY 27
Beware the Flying Phone!
LR Mobile Column  | 
5/26/2004  |  Post a comment
Beware the Flying Phone!
It ain't easy to get real specs for wireless infrastructure products
Carriers Weigh Savings With Cisco CRS-1
News Analysis  | 
5/26/2004  |  23 comments
Cisco says its new router will have a life cycle of 10 to 20 years. Carriers pray it's so
Dunn's Done With Nortel
News Analysis  | 
5/26/2004  |  5 comments
Frank Dunn finally severs the last cord with Nortel by quitting the board... Yes, he was still on it!
Geiger Steps Up to Pedestal
Supercomm News Analysis  | 
5/26/2004  |  Post a comment
Former AFC marketing VP arrives at DSLAM startup to help build its triple-play story
Border Controllers Booming
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5/26/2004  |  Post a comment
Ridgeway Systems gets eaten by Tandberg, NexTone lays out its Asian plans, and Ingate gets more cash
Telcordia Dumps Tradeshow
News Analysis  | 
5/26/2004  |  4 comments
OFC buys NFOEC from Telcordia, ending the show's 19-year run as a standalone event
Chambers Expects Cisco Dominance
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2004  |  18 comments
CEO wants Cisco to rule every corner of the networking world, starting with the CRS-1 launch
WiMax Switching Ahoy?
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/25/2004  |  Post a comment
Probably not, but WLAN startups are clearly starting to think about the MAN
Nextel & Moto WiDEN Ties
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/25/2004  |  Post a comment
Carrier confirms commitment to vendor’s kit, despite analyst reports of previous 'frosty' relationship
Cisco Unveils the HFR
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5/25/2004  |  37 comments
Now called the CRS-1, the core router includes a new operating system that could define the next era at Cisco
Software Licensing Gridlock
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5/25/2004  |  Post a comment
Software licensing models may need to change to support the grid computing movement
SBC Strikes Deal With Union
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5/25/2004  |  2 comments
'Tentative' agreement between SBC and CWA includes reversal of offshoring deal and the right to next-gen jobs
Former Employees Sue Movaz, CEO
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5/25/2004  |  17 comments
Three former employees of Movaz are accusing the company of discrimination and harassment
Juniper Celebrates Itself
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5/24/2004  |  7 comments
Juniper just happens to realize its T-series core router is 25 months old the day before Cisco's big PR fest
Infonetics: WLAN Switches Sizzle
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/24/2004  |  Post a comment
Researchers predict double-digit growth for wireless LAN switch market through 2007
Seranoa Tackles Backhaul Bandwidth
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5/24/2004  |  Post a comment
The vendor says its new IPeX400 box halves the cost of backhauling T1 traffic over Sonet metro access networks
Lucent Buys Softswitch Vendor Telica
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2004  |  39 comments
Shells out $295M in stock and options for one of Light Reading's Top Ten Private Companies UPDATED 4PM
Vendors Vie for Service Edge
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5/24/2004  |  Post a comment
Cisco, Nortel & Tellabs will go head-to-head in a Webinar on multiservice edge platforms this Thursday
Beware the Flying Phone!
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/24/2004  |  Post a comment
Face it: There's no percentage in concealing key details about wireless infrastructure products
P-Cube Salsas With BellSouth
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/24/2004  |  Post a comment
Startup scores high-profile win in BellSouth's Latin America unit, and announces a big new 4-gigabit box
P-Cube Salsas With BellSouth
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5/24/2004  |  Post a comment
Startup scores high-profile win in BellSouth's Latin America unit, announces a big new 4-gigabit box
Bookham Buys Onetta
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2004  |  4 comments
Stock transaction worth $23.5M aims to bolster optical amplifier product line Bookham acquired from Nortel
Agent Provocateurs?
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/21/2004  |  Post a comment
Software agents could give WLAN users more control than ever before, but they need standards first
UWB: From the Lab to Your Pad
LR Mobile Column  | 
5/21/2004  |  Post a comment
UWB: From the Lab to Your Pad
Your living room will never be the same again
Make Way for Cisco's HFR
News Analysis  | 
5/21/2004  |  32 comments
As Cisco prepares for a big announcement, more details of its next-gen router come to light
IP Centrex: Too Much Hosted Boasting?
News Analysis  | 
5/21/2004  |  7 comments
There's no lack of hosted VOIP service providers, but where are the signs of success?
Global Crossing Leans on Loans
News Analysis  | 
5/21/2004  |  2 comments
Carlos Slim ups his stake in Global Crossing as the carrier secures a bridging loan from its majority owner
FTTP Influenza
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5/21/2004  |  4 comments
Be careful what you wish for...
WLAN’s Billion Dollar Wait
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/21/2004  |  Post a comment
Revised 802.11 kit sale figures look set to delay quarterly market milestone
Old Boy Network Keeps SBC Going
News Analysis  | 
5/21/2004  |  2 comments
Management and retired former employees look after the network during the CWA strike
Investors Deprecate AFC-Tellabs Deal
News Analysis  | 
5/21/2004  |  Post a comment
Shares of Tellabs slide while analysts and investors ask, 'Why bother?'
Will Popular Telephony Scare Skype?
Supercomm News Analysis  | 
5/20/2004  |  8 comments
Popular Telephony will introduce consumer VOIP software but has its sights set on the business market
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