Stories by James Evans

SCC Communications buys Lucent division

Emergency communication-services provider SCC Communications on Monday announced that it has acquired Lucent Public Safety Systems (LPSS), an internal venture of Lucent Technologies focused on public safety telecommunications technology.

The push for more bandwidth

The push to offer greater bandwidth for corporate and residential users is driving innovation in developing new 10G bps (bit per second) Ethernet products, making fiber optic networking more pervasive and improving the speed of wireless local area networks (WLANs).

Deshpande: Optics offer convenient bandwidth

Bandwidth should be bought when it is needed. It should take minimal to no advance planning to obtain. And customers should expect more from providers for less as time goes on.

Nortel unveils new PBX, optical Ethernet offerings

Nortel Networks Corp. at Networld+Interop on Wednesday unveiled its Succession Communications Server 1000, a new IP (Internet Protocol) PBX (Pure Branch Exchange) for small and medium-size businesses.

N+I: The network is as crucial as ever

The network is becoming a more crucial element to corporations and service providers, and ways to protect, manage, store data on, and overall improve a network will be on display May 6-11 at the 15th annual Networld+Interop conference and expo in Las Vegas.

Brazilian hackers target Microsoft sites

A Brazilian band of hackers known as Prime Suspectz defaced four Microsoft Web sites during the past two days, according to, a Web site that documents hacks.

FBI: Lucent scientists sold secrets to China

U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officers on Thursday charged two Chinese Nationals working at Lucent Technologies Inc. and a third man with stealing source code and software and giving the trade secrets to a Chinese state-owned company in an effort to develop the "Cisco of China."

Lucent enhances 3G base station

Lucent Technologies is enhancing its Flexent OneBTS base station to provide wireless telecommunication operators with expanded network coverage and capacity for UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) and cdma2000 (code division multiple access 2000) networks, the company said on Wednesday.

AT&T to raise broadband cable rates

AT&T Corp. will raise its US cable modem service rates by as much as 20 percent or US$6 a month starting June 1, the company said Tuesday.

Cisco enhances 10000 Series edge services routers

Cisco Systems on Tuesday announced enhancements to its Cisco 10000 Series family of edge-services routers, offering service providers IPsec (Internet Protocol Security) and MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology.

Report: Judge throws out claims in Rambus case

A federal judge has thrown out all but three claims made by memory systems designer Rambus Inc. in its patent infringement suit against Infineon Technologies AG, according to a report Tuesday in the Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper.

WorldCom's revenue up, meets lowered expectations

WorldCom on Thursday reported that its first-quarter revenue grew 12 percent to US$9.7 billion while its earnings also matched lowered expectations. Revenue was up from $9.6 billion in the same quarter last year, the company said during a morning conference call.

Intel moves deeper into optics market

Intel Corp. isn't the first name most people think of when it comes to components for fiber optic networks, but the Santa Clara, California vendor best known for its microprocessor technology is seeking to become a real player in this growing market.

3Com sets up units focused on business customers

In an effort to better serve its customers' networking needs and put the company on sounder financial footing, 3Com Corp. on Monday said it will restructure its commercial business into two independent units.