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Content posted in March 2000
Is Silkroad Saved?
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2000  |  Post a comment
A strange saviour may have arrived to rescue the floundering startup
Cisco To Buy Qeyton?
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2000  |  Post a comment
It's only a rumor, but the Swedish startup has got some metro and access DWDM gear that Cisco needs.
Router Vendors Look To Linux
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2000  |  Post a comment
Scalability problems stymie first mover's foray into open source routing
Juniper Sees Quadruple
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2000  |  Post a comment
Juniper's M160 router has four times the horsepower of the M40 -- but it's still not a terabit terror
Startup To Upstage Xros on All-Optical Switches
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2000  |  Post a comment
Optical Micro Machines plans to launch switch with "thousands" of ports in the coming weeks.
Orchestream Gives Carriers More Quality Control
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2000  |  Post a comment
Startup uses MPLS and Diff Serv in new release of QOS software
How To Build A Successful Optical Networking Startup
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3/26/2000  |  Post a comment
How To Build A Successful Optical Networking Startup
Startup Web Sites: Unhappy Surfing?
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2000  |  Post a comment
Some hot startups' Web sites leave surfers cold
Brightlink: My Switch Is Bigger Than Yours
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2000  |  Post a comment
Startup beats the 1,000 port barrier, with an electrical core
Cogent Banks on T1 Replacement
News Analysis  | 
3/23/2000  |  Post a comment
Startup uses simple but risky strategy to attract customers
Zaffire: New Name, New Approach
News Analysis  | 
3/21/2000  |  Post a comment
New carriers may find it to their liking, but incumbents might not
Nortel Gambles $1.43 Billion On Tunable Lasers
News Analysis  | 
3/21/2000  |  Post a comment
Coretek's technology could prove to be real winner, but two big question marks hang over its future
Cisco Snagged in French Suit
News Analysis  | 
3/20/2000  |  Post a comment
Alcatel law suit claims Cisco’s Monterey box contains stolen code
Storm To Roll Out Switched Wave Service Across Europe
News Analysis  | 
3/17/2000  |  Post a comment
Startup carrier will let customers set up and tear down connections from their own consoles, in a matter of minutes
Nortel Spells Out Its Cross-Connect Strategy
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3/17/2000  |  Post a comment
Buying Xros's "fat, dumb" switch for $3.25 billion is a smart move, it says.
LINX to Cisco: "Good Riddance"
News Analysis  | 
3/16/2000  |  Post a comment
Europe's biggest Internet exchange shows Cisco the door
Lumenon Heading For NASDAQ Listing
News Analysis  | 
3/15/2000  |  Post a comment
The optical integrated circuit developer is out of the "pinks"
Investors Find Route into Corvis
News Analysis  | 
3/15/2000  |  Post a comment
Roctest provides a back-door for investors wanting to take a stake in the hot startup
Nortel Buys a Monster Crossconnect
News Analysis  | 
3/14/2000  |  Post a comment
But is it paying too much for too little?
Nanovation Prepares the Ground for an IPO
News Analysis  | 
3/14/2000  |  Post a comment
Investors can buy now, if they're willing to take a long term gamble on optical integrated circuits
Nortel Sues ONI
News Analysis  | 
3/13/2000  |  Post a comment
Accuses multiple "malicious" infractions
Demo Underscores Interoperability Challenge
News Analysis  | 
3/13/2000  |  Post a comment
Avici and Tellium's joint demo left OFC visitors more depressed than impressed.
Vendors Put DWDM To The Test -- Sort Of
News Analysis  | 
3/9/2000  |  Post a comment
New gear is intended to speed service deployment
What's Hot At The OFC
News Analysis  | 
3/9/2000  |  Post a comment
Dozens of new products were launched at the OFC exhibition this week. Here's the most memorable ones.
Agilent Unveils Optical Switching Breakthrough
News Analysis  | 
3/8/2000  |  Post a comment
Shows 32 x 32 port photonic switch based on bubble jet printer technology
Xros Launches First 1000-Port All Optical Cross Connect
News Analysis  | 
3/7/2000  |  Post a comment
Solves a growing problem for carriers and brings all-optical backbones closer to reality
Astral Point Gets In A Mesh
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3/6/2000  |  Post a comment
Vendor's new age Sonet gear is part of a hot trend -- but do carriers really want all the features it's selling?
Chorum Makes A (Small) Splash In Optical Switches
News Analysis  | 
3/3/2000  |  Post a comment
The startup is playing catch up with Corning on its liquid crystal developments according to industry experts.
Cisco Buys A Net Management Bargain
News Analysis  | 
3/2/2000  |  Post a comment
Its acquisition of Atlantech Technologies for $180 million could give its carrier equipment a key advantage over competitors
Corning Hits Its Stride
News Analysis  | 
3/1/2000  |  Post a comment
Stock breaks $200 barrier following vendor’s fourth acquisition in two months


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