Stories by Jim Duffy

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.

BellSouth, SBC post Q3 earnings

FRAMINGHAM (10/22/2003) - Two RBOCs recorded third quarter results that are heading in opposite directions, while the wireless assets they co-own added a significant number of new subscribers.

Juniper spearheads plan to fortify Net

Juniper Networks has disclosed an ambitious plan to unite the industry around a common vision for public networking that could make the internet secure and reliable enough for full-fledged global commerce.

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.

Cingular extends Georgia network

FRAMINGHAM (10/06/2003) - Cingular Wireless LLC this week said it would invest US$80 million in its Georgia networks to add 200 more cell sites to the region.

Fortifying BGP: No quick fix

FRAMINGHAM (10/03/2003) - In 1996 the U.S. government tapped BBN Technologies LLC to develop a more secure version of the primary protocol used to route information around the Internet.

Alternatives address BGP problems

FRAMINGHAM (10/03/2003) - The two proposals for addressing Border Gateway Protocol's security shortcomings might have some of their own.

Excel Switching cuts the wires

FRAMINGHAM (10/02/2003) - Excel Switching Corp., a maker of programmable call control and media processing switches, is going wireless.

Verizon offers broadband wireless

FRAMINGHAM (09/29/2003) - Verizon Wireless Inc. this week unveiled a service designed to duplicate the performance of wireline broadband services.

Ciena invests in multiservice optical transport vendor

FRAMINGHAM (09/25/2003) - Ciena Corp. made another move to expand its market presence with an investment in and resale arrangement with Luminous Networks Inc., a provider of multiservice optical transport platforms.

Nortel extends Ethernet line

Nortel Networks Corp. this week extended its Ethernet-over-fiber product line with two offerings the company claims will cost up to 50 percent less to deploy than other technologies.

Regulatory, reliability issues swirl around VoIP

FRAMINGHAM (09/19/2003) - Practitioners of packet telephony will converge next week to hear about the latest advances in voice over IP, at a time when industry ears are ringing over regulatory, interoperability and implementation issues.

Verizon offers data storage services

FRAMINGHAM (09/19/2003) - Verizon Communications Inc. this week said it now is offering storage back-up and data-retrieval disaster-recovery services for large corporations.

Feds consider barring Qwest

FRAMINGHAM (09/19/2003) - Qwest Communications International Inc. this week said the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is considering barring the carrier from bidding on government business.