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Stories by Jim Duffy

  • Cisco enhances MPLS software for Layer 2

    Cisco Systems Inc. recently announced an addition to its Multi-protocol Label Switching software designed to provide a specific amount of bandwidth to any type of Layer 2 traffic destined for an IP core.

  • Nortel converges metro nets

    Nortel Networks Ltd. last week unveiled an optical edge platform designed to let service providers aggregate traffic from multiple service offerings with one device instead of several.

  • Juniper spearheads effort to fortify Internet

    Juniper Networks Inc. this week disclosed an ambitious plan to unite the industry around a common vision for public networking that attempts to resolve some shortcomings the vendor says are inherent in the Internet.

  • Avici rapidly converges

    Avici Systems Inc. this week unveiled software designed to reduce the amount of time its routers take to recover from a network disruption.

  • Router sales signal carrier activity

    Two new reports show that the market for high-end routers has renewed life - perhaps a sign that carriers are finally starting to reinvest in their network infrastructures.

  • Juniper kills CMTS line

    Juniper Networks has announced that it is killing its G-series line of cable modem termination systems (CMTS) and marketing a comparable product from ARRIS instead.

  • Allied Telesyn offers 'triple play'

    Allied Telesyn International has unveiled DSL access multiplexers that are based on IP and Ethernet, and specifically designed for "triple-play" applications: video, voice and data over one broadband connection.

  • Tellabs acquires Vivace

    Tellabs has acquired MPLS edge switch maker Vivace Networks Inc. for $US145 million in cash and stock.

  • Lucent, Juniper confirm router alliance

    Lucent Technologies and Juniper Networks have announced a joint marketing and product development partnership whereby Lucent will sell, service and support Juniper routers for wireline applications.

  • Huawei pulls products following Cisco suit

    Chinese equipment giant Huawei Technologies has reportedly pulled its routers and switches from the US market as a result of Cisco Systems’ suit against the company for intellectual property piracy.

  • Riverstone purchase fortifies plan

    Riverstone Networks's recent acquisition of start-up Pipal Systems underscores the company's strategy to utilise MPLS as the technical underpinning of the metro Ethernet aggregation capability of its routers.

  • Chambers: Cisco can improve with service providers

    Cisco Systems "has a long way to go" in providing the breadth of product offerings service providers require for offering new services and generating revenue, CEO John Chambers admitted to investors today.