Stories by Cathleen Moore

Nortel rescues orphaned 3Com, Lucent customers

Reaffirming its position in the enterprise networking equipment space, Nortel Networks on Monday became the latest equipment vendor to offer a rebate program for 3Com and Lucent Technologies customers lost in the wake of the companies' recent exits from specific enterprise product areas.

AirFiber Launches Last Mile Connectivity Option

The high costs associated with providing last-mile broadband networking connectivity into office buildings is prompting vendors to develop new alternatives, the latest of which will be revealed this week when AirFiber Inc. publicly launches itself and its first product, dubbed OptiMesh Network.

AirFiber Sees Light Over Broadband Connectivity

The high costs associated with providing last-mile broadband networking connectivity into office buildings is prompting vendors to develop new alternatives, the latest of which will be revealed this week when AirFiber Inc. publicly launches itself and its first product, dubbed OptiMesh Network.

Intel gives a boost to copper

In an effort to help enterprises better leverage their installed base of Category 5 copper wiring, Intel on Monday bolstered its NetStructure networking line with the addition of four Gigabit Ethernet switches capable of supporting Gigabit-speed transmissions over copper wires.

Lucent Raises the Optical Networking Bar

Lucent Technologies Inc. yesterday boosted the power of its DWDM (dense wave division multiplexing) system, raising the number of wavelengths the system can handle from 80 to 320. In addition, Global Crossing Ltd. said it would be the first carrier to test the system as part of its construction of a worldwide optical network.

TeraBeam, Lucent Team On Connectivity Services

Lucent Technologies Inc. and TeraBeam Networks Inc. last week hammered out a plan to jointly develop and deploy TeraBeam's wireless service, which beams data over the air at gigabit-per-second speeds.

Ethernet gets its MAN

To address the fact that voice networks are ill-equipped to handle the ever-increasing volumes of data travelling via MANs (metropolitan area networks), networking vendors are attempting to capitalize on the familiarity and flexibility of Ethernet.

Lucent's enterprise spin-off tackles e-business

Lucent Technologies offered the first glimpse into its new enterprise-focused spin-off, detailing a communications model for e-businesses as well as unveiling partnerships with companies including Anderson Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers and eLoyalty.

Lucent Lends Power to TeraBeam's Last-Mile Push

Lucent Technologies Inc. and TeraBeam Networks Inc. today hammered out a plan to jointly develop and deploy TeraBeam's wireless service that beams data over the air at speeds as fast as 1G bps (bits per second).

Cisco Endorses Virtual Private Networks

As virtual private networks begin to gain mind share with enterprise IT managers as a serious cost-cutting alternative for remote access and site-to-site connectivity, Cisco Systems Inc. this week plans to unveil its VPN line, bolstered by its recent acquisition of Altiga Networks.

Appian Relies on Ethernet to Connect Providers

Appian Communications Inc. this week will introduce a hardware platform that leverages Ethernet to bring the plentiful bandwidth of optical networks to enterprises, eclipsing the last-mile bottleneck that has plagued this connectivity.

Cisco plans firewall addition for small businesses

Cisco Systems this week plans to ramp up its VPN (virtual private network) security with a new addition to its PIX firewall line as well as an updated version of its Secure Policy Manager software for enterprise users.

Cisco Turns Out Router for ISPs

To ramp up the deployment of advanced IP services, Cisco Systems Inc. Monday rolled out a new router targeting the edge of Tier 1 Internet service provider networks.

Lucent Deploys VoiceXML; New Speech Server

AT THE INTERNET WORLD show in Los Angeles this week, Lucent Technologies Inc. plans to roll out its first product leveraging the recently developed VoiceXML specification.