Stories by James Cope

  • Bandwidth is the focus at NetWorld/Interop

    Those gathered at the recent Networld/Interop 2000 expo in Las Vegas have been looking at ways to meet the bandwidth demand brought on by the surge in e-commerce, as vendors promise smarter and faster switching and more reliable routing.

  • 3Com may reorganise

    3Com, which had originally scheduled analyst briefings in February, moved the meeting to the week of March 20, allowing the dust to settle on the spin-off of its Palm business on March 2. Now, according to analysts, reorganisation is in the wind for 3Com.

  • Integrating acquisitions key to networking giant's growth

    Hardly a week goes by without Cisco Systems making another acquisition. The networking giant recently said it would buy Growth Networks, a silicon fabric maker in California for $US355 million. It will be Cisco's sixth acquisition in the past three months and its 21st since the beginning of 1999.

  • Standards under way for faster Ethernet: 10G-bit

    An alliance formed by seven major network vendors, the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance, has formally been announced in California. The group said its mission will be to promote this future and faster version of the Ethernet scheme for use in LANs, WANs and metropolitan-area networks (MANs).

  • Cisco targets midmarket

    With the com-pany's strong presence in enterprise networks, the recent announcement of Cisco Systems' plans to train its guns on the midmarket wasn't a surprise. But it's sure to cause market ripples for rivals.

  • Cisco sets sights on midmarket targets

    With a strong presence in enterprise networks, Cisco's recent announcement that it plans to train its guns on the midmarket wasn't a surprise. But it's sure to cause market ripples for rivals.

  • Nortel posts $US197m loss with one-time charges

    Nortel Networks reported on Friday that fourth-quarter 1999 revenues were up 21 per cent -- $US6.99 billion compared to $5.77 billion for the same quarter in 1998. Net earnings from operations were up 58 per cent for the quarter and 62 per cent for the year.