Stories by David Rohde

  • Suite targets enterprise networks

    Lucent Technologies has made a fresh attempt to push unified messaging, desktop videoconferencing and other multimedia-friendly applications into enterprise networks.

  • New division focuses on enterprise networking

    Lucent finally has a dedicated enterprise networking division to call its very own. The communications equipment giant last week split off its campus and WAN-access product families from the sprawling data-products group and merged them with Lucent's voice product lines into a single entity called Lucent Enterprise Networks.

  • Nortel buys call centre vendor

    Nortel last week bought some help in its effort to unify call centres with electronic commerce by purchasing Periphonics, a maker of interactive voice response (IVR) systems.

  • Lucent buys Xedia to boost VPN routing

    Lucent Technologies last week reaffirmed its strategy of buying enterprise product companies only in the fastest-growing markets by purchasing Xedia Corp, maker of the AccessPoint line of IP virtual private network routers.

  • Iridium woes cast shadow over services

    Emerging global satellite voice and data providers last week were scrambling to distance themselves from market pioneer Iridium World Communications after Iridium reported disastrous financial results and endured predictions of its eventual demise.

  • Lucent says hello to the 'unPBX'

    You don't have to go to a startup anymore to buy a PBX replacement system that runs on a Windows NT server. Veteran PBX war horse Lucent Technologies rec-ently jumped into the movement to replace proprietary PBXs with open call-processing servers that share LANs and WANs with data applications.