Stories by Jim Duffy

  • Router market dips 6 per cent in Q2

    Worldwide router sales in the second quarter declined 6 per cent sequentially to $US1.5 billion, according to the latest figures from Dell'Oro Group. Declines in higher-end routers -- those greater than or equal to 1Gbps -- offset gains in the lower end.

  • Cisco struggling to have its VoIP heard

    Undaunted by the incumbent position held in the carrier market by its remaining competitors Cisco Systems says it too will soon trumpet successes in service provider packet telephony.

  • Cisco reorganises again

    Cisco Systems has quietly reorganised again, shaving the 11 technology groups formed last August into eight and appointing an executive to oversee technology development for service providers.

  • More cuts at Nortel

    Nortel Networks this week announced it is cutting 3500 more positions as a result of restructuring its long-haul optical business, which has been hit hardest during the industry downturn.

  • Nortel drops most of patent lawsuit

    ONI Systems has announced that metro optical systems rival Nortel Networks has agreed to dismiss all claims related to four patents purportedly infringed upon by ONI, but is pursuing litigation on a fifth.

  • Nortel Q4 in line with forecasts

    Nortel Networks has posted fourth-quarter 2001 results in line with previous guidance but warned that sales in the first quarter of 2002 will be down 10 per cent.

  • Cisco mobilizes the router

    Cisco Systems this week unveiled an enhancement to its IOS router software that enables users to deploy wireless routers in their network for mobile communications with the corporate WAN.

  • Used-gear vendor shines in tough times

    Despite the current spending environment - and because of it - the demand for used networking equipment is strong, according to a US reseller of "de-installed" gear.

  • Iris has an eye for scaling optics

    The Iris Group, which consists of four start-up companies developing products for different optical network markets and applications, has unveiled an optical network architecture designed to let carriers scale their networks from customer premises to the WAN at 40G bit/sec to 160G bit/sec on existing fiber.

  • Juniper gains on Cisco in core routing

    Juniper Networks continued to gain market share on Cisco Systems in Internet core routing in the first quarter of this year, according to the latest data form Dell'Oro Group.

  • Nortel spreads MPLS across product line

    Nortel Networks has this week stated it will implement Multi-protocol Label Switching as a common signaling protocol across its entire optical, wireless and core IP product line.