Stories by Jim Duffy

  • Cisco rolls out LAN tsunami

    Cisco Systems this week unveiled more than 20 LAN switching products designed to improve security, availability, performance and investment protection.

  • Cisco extends optical line

    Cisco Systems has unveiled new and enhanced optical products designed to help service providers provision and manage new and existing telecom services.

  • Lucent to resell Kagoor VoIP gear

    Lucent Technologies and session border controller vendor Kagoor Networks this week signed a global reseller agreement that enables Lucent to market Kagoor's Voice Flow 3000 product to VoIP carrier customers.

  • Lucent allies with Riverstone

    Lucent Technologies this week said it will resell metro Ethernet routers from Riverstone Networks and combine them with Juniper Networks core routers and its own access and transport gear for carrier triple-play broadband requirements.

  • Nortel chief discusses why enterprise stays

    Nortel Networks' strategic emphasis on the enterprise was somewhat surprising when the company announced its reorganization two weeks ago, given that enterprise equipment wasn't viewed as core to the telecom vendor's business. But nothing could be further from the truth, according to CEO Bill Owens, who spoke with Network World Managing Editor Jim Duffy this week.

  • Cisco to buy Procket assets

    Cisco Systems is acquiring certain assets and intellectual property from router start-up Procket Networks for about US$80 million, sources say.

  • High-end router on tap from Cisco

    Cisco Systems plans to unveil by June its next-generation Internet core router, a key part of the company's bid to retain its sizable market lead in the face of growing competition from Juniper and others.

  • Coalition forms to steer VoIP policy

    A group of companies, including AT&T, MCI, Intel and Texas Instruments, has banded together in an effort to influence VoIP regulation and policy making.

  • Nortel, Avici patch things up

    Nortel Networks has asked Avici Systems to be its dance partner again in the IP core router ball. These two broke off a courtship almost five years ago when Nortel married router and Ethernet switch siren Bay Networks.

  • Lucent preps new products

    Lucent Technologies has a number of new products on tap to help its service provider customers manage the transition from legacy networking environments to next-generation packet infrastructures and applications.

  • Avici posts improved Q3

    Terabit router vendor Avici Systems Inc. this week posted third quarter results that improved upon year ago and previous quarter numbers.