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Content posted in February 2000
Adva Gives Its DWDM More Carrier Appeal
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2/29/2000  |  Post a comment
Its planned acquisition of Storage Area Networks Ltd should help carriers make more money out of high bandwidth access nets
Vendors To Spin Off Optical Assets
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2/28/2000  |  Post a comment
Big vendors like Siemens and Lucent may float their subsidiaries to cash in on the investor feeding frenzy for all things optical
CyOptics Targets 40 Gbit/s DWDM Components
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2/27/2000  |  Post a comment
Startup uses Indium Phosphide to increase bandwidth per channel from today's 2.5 and 10 Gbit/s rates
Siemens Launches Optical Cross Connect “Solution”
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2/25/2000  |  Post a comment
In reality, the TransXpress Optical Service Node is more of a patch panel
Eurologic Demos 2Gb/s Fibre Channel SAN
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2/25/2000  |  Post a comment
Dynarc Brings Quality Control to MANs
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2/24/2000  |  Post a comment
Its Dynarc 50 access switch lets carriers offer different grades of IP service for different apps.
Alcatel Buys Newbridge
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2/23/2000  |  Post a comment
$7 billion deal could give French equipment manufacturer a way to play in North America, but it’s more bad news for Siemens
Is Lumenon's Share Price Set to Soar?
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2/22/2000  |  Post a comment
It's about to unveil developments that could strengthen its hopes of becoming the Intel of optical integrated circuits
Microsoft Goes Off Message
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2/22/2000  |  Post a comment
Breaks silence on optical networking -- crams two feet into mouth
Service Provisioning, European-Style
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2000  |  Post a comment
ECI's new multi-service provisioning platform helps carriers migrate customers from modest to mammoth bandwidths, while slashing costs
Is Cisco Buying the Wrong Startup?
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2/18/2000  |  Post a comment
Acquiring Growth Networks will help Cisco build a real Terabit router, but would Power X have been a better buy?
Ferrule Famine Hits Optical Industry
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2/17/2000  |  Post a comment
The furious pace of network rollouts is leading to shortages of components, including fiber
Cisco Buys Growth, Literally
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2/16/2000  |  Post a comment
Its planned acquisition of Growth Networks, a switching fabric startup, could help it deliver real Terabit routers
Yipes Bets Big on Gig
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2/15/2000  |  Post a comment
Startup service provider thinks high-speed Ethernet will be a hit in MANs – but it can’t support voice or video traffic
Aprisma Bids For Management Dominance
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2/14/2000  |  Post a comment
The Cabletron spin-off thinks optical networks could light its way to a hot IPO – but will vendors and service providers buy what it’s selling?
Gigabit Ethernet Goes Carrier Class
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2/14/2000  |  Post a comment
Gigabit Ethernet over Sonet developments from Sycamore promise to slash the cost of providing managed IP services
Banned X
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2/13/2000  |  Post a comment
Short change this outfit and the world will know
10-Gigabit Ethernet Gets Marketing Muscle
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2/11/2000  |  Post a comment
Vendors have mobilized their marketing machines to launch an alternative to Sonet
Cisco, Juniper, Lock Down Internet Router Market
News Analysis  | 
2/10/2000  |  Post a comment
Between them the two vendors account for 92 percent of sales. Other players are nowhere in sight
Silkroad Twists and Turns
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2/9/2000  |  Post a comment
New management, new message -- same problems
Battle Begins Between FDM Twins
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2/8/2000  |  Post a comment
Two vendors are working on bandwidth boosting products based on the same technology
Avanex: Is it Worth $10 Billion?
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2/7/2000  |  Post a comment
Investors stampeding to buy shares in the hot optical component startup ignored warnings in its IPO prospectus.
Researchers Unveil All-Optical Advances
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2/4/2000  |  Post a comment
Tunable laser developments eliminate cross-connects, make optical packet switching possible.
Tenor Builds A Network Toll Booth
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2/3/2000  |  Post a comment
Startup claims its 'Optical Service Switch' is the missing link in the service-provisioning puzzle
Circuit Switching is Back
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2/2/2000  |  Post a comment
Startups are developing a new form of the old technology, targeting Gigabit speeds
Crunch Time for Signaling Standard
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2/1/2000  |  Post a comment
The OIF meets today to try and regain the initiative on a key standard for the future.
On Your Wavelength
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2/1/2000  |  Post a comment
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Unisphere Trips, Stumbles
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2/1/2000  |  2 comments
Two of its three aquisitions are late to market

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