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Sycamore Goes Shopping
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2000  |  Post a comment
Vendor plans to expand its product line by buying a metro area startup, sources say. The question is, which one?
Lucent Catches Chromatis
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2000  |  Post a comment
A $4.5 billion deal in the race to catch Nortel (updated 11:00 a.m.)
Hyperchip Hypes Its Hardware
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2000  |  Post a comment
Can it really build a petabit router using open source software?
Redback Unveils Siara Product
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2000  |  Post a comment
Goes some way to explaining why Redback paid $4.3 billion for the startup.
Big Vendors Acquire MEMS Makers
News Analysis  | 
5/29/2000  |  Post a comment
JDS is buying Cronos. Corning is buying Intellisense. Who's buying BCO?
ONI Weighs Its Options
News Analysis  | 
5/26/2000  |  Post a comment
The Kleiner Perkins jewel may be looking to be acquired--possibly by Juniper Networks--rather than going public
Cyras: The Next Cerent?
News Analysis  | 
5/26/2000  |  Post a comment
The bad boys of Fiberlane could blow the doors off the Sonet market with their tiny add drop mux
Calient Responds To Skeptics
News Analysis  | 
5/26/2000  |  Post a comment
Startup explains how it will squash a complete optical switch into a box the size of a kitchen drawer.
Lucent To Buy Chromatis?
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2000  |  Post a comment
Word has it that Lucent is set to buy metro DWDM startup for $5 billion
Sonus Raises $115 Million in IPO
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2000  |  Post a comment
Beats ONI to the market and rises 60 percent, as tech stocks rebound.
e.spire's Finances Raise Flags
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2000  |  Post a comment
Saddled with debt, the company is dangerously close to following the lead of troubled CLEC, GST Telecommunications
What's Up With ONI's IPO?
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2000  |  Post a comment
Did the SEC take a closer look? Goldman will again try to price the deal tonight, after a two-day delay
Startup Touts "First Optical Router"
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2000  |  Post a comment
Early stage outfit says it can route traffic on a packet by packet basis, over an optical backbone
Optical Valuations Take a Hit
News Analysis  | 
5/23/2000  |  Post a comment
Optical networking companies have lost 30 percent to 60 percent of their value in the last two months
SAN Surprise Jolts Market
News Analysis  | 
5/23/2000  |  Post a comment
Nishan's IP-based storage approach challenges leaders such as Brocade
Too Much Terabit?
Column  | 
5/23/2000  |  Post a comment
Too Much Terabit? -- Stephen Saunders
Calient Claims Breakthroughs On Optical Switches
News Analysis  | 
5/22/2000  |  Post a comment
Startup sets new standard for density, combines all-optical core with network intelligence
Zaffire Announces DWDM for Metro Networks
News Analysis  | 
5/22/2000  |  Post a comment
Zaffire says it has the solution for making DWDM affordable
Équipe Scores Another $51 Million
News Analysis  | 
5/22/2000  |  4 comments
Bear market doesn’t stop startup pulling in a massive second round
Sonet: Prêt-A-Porter
News Analysis  | 
5/22/2000  |  Post a comment
Mayan Networks today announced its new Sonet access platform for the metropolitan network
Light Dims for Optical Stocks
News Analysis  | 
5/19/2000  |  Post a comment
Following earnings reports from Sycamore and Ciena, Wall Street did not take kindly to optical networking companies
Avici Files For An IPO
News Analysis  | 
5/19/2000  |  Post a comment
Filing reveals one paying customer, and revenues of $504,000 at end March
ONI's IPO Price Range Raised
News Analysis  | 
5/19/2000  |  Post a comment
Now $21-$23, instead of $14-$16
The Market Rests -- R. Scott Raynovich
Column  | 
5/18/2000  |  Post a comment
The Market Rests -- R. Scott Raynovich
Ciena Beats Numbers, Drops Hints
News Analysis  | 
5/18/2000  |  Post a comment
The numbers show 66 percent year-to-year revenue growth, but executives allude to growing pains.
Kalkhoven to Depart JDS Uniphase
News Analysis  | 
5/18/2000  |  Post a comment
Will Kalkhoven's loss hurt the ever-expanding component vendor?
GST Files for Bankruptcy
News Analysis  | 
5/17/2000  |  Post a comment
The carrier has filed Chapter 11 and will sell $450 million in assets to Time Warner Telecom
New Focus Leads The Charge On IPOs
News Analysis  | 
5/17/2000  |  Post a comment
The optical gold rush continues, with components maker New Focus looking to cash in on a $70 million public offering.
A Tall Tale of 10-Gig
News Analysis  | 
5/17/2000  |  Post a comment
Broadcom's hyperbole has been exposed
Judgment Day for Foundry Core Router
News Analysis  | 
5/16/2000  |  Post a comment
Is Foundry's attempt to unseat Cisco and Juniper in the Internet core set to flounder?
Ellacoya Boosts Broadband Business Case
News Analysis  | 
5/16/2000  |  Post a comment
Startup's switch and software aims to help carriers roll out broadband to mass markets
Fibre Channel Vendors Split On Standards
News Analysis  | 
5/15/2000  |  Post a comment
Market leader Brocade wants to go one way. Rivals want to go another.
Ciena Thinks Small
News Analysis  | 
5/15/2000  |  Post a comment
Ciena announced a mini-version of its CoreDirector switch for metro area networks today
Cisco To Buy Qeyton For $800 Million
News Analysis  | 
5/12/2000  |  Post a comment
It's bad news for Adva, which already makes DWDM access equipment.
GST Is On the Block
News Analysis  | 
5/12/2000  |  Post a comment
Cash losses may force bankruptcy
Chatter's New Box
News Analysis  | 
5/12/2000  |  Post a comment
Senior Lucent exec Mukesh Chatter is leaving to launch AxioWave -- an optical networking startup
Bay's House Is Back
News Analysis  | 
5/11/2000  |  Post a comment
First it was Intel. Then it was Bay. Now it's VillaMontage....Who?
Avici Battles Weight Problem
News Analysis  | 
5/11/2000  |  Post a comment
Vendor puts heavy-weight router on a pedestal
The Cisco Effect -- R. Scott Raynovich
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5/11/2000  |  Post a comment
The Cisco Effect -- R. Scott Raynovich
Redback’s Siara Box Enters Trials
News Analysis  | 
5/11/2000  |  Post a comment
Rumors of ASIC development problems appear to be un-founded
Nortel's Head Of Optical Components Quits
News Analysis  | 
5/10/2000  |  Post a comment
John Pittman to head up new startup developing high power lasers
Cisco Touts Optical Upside In Q3 Results
News Analysis  | 
5/10/2000  |  Post a comment
Cerent drives revenues, but where are Monterey and Pirelli?
CoreExpress Gives ISPs Quality Control
News Analysis  | 
5/9/2000  |  Post a comment
It's raised $600 million to build a backbone that will help ISPs provide performance guarantees
Cisco Finds A Soft Spot for ArrowPoint
News Analysis  | 
5/8/2000  |  Post a comment
Cisco says it’s spending $5.7 billion to buy ArrowPoint’s software – not its content switch
Lucent Loses Two Big Names
News Analysis  | 
5/8/2000  |  Post a comment
Curt Sanford and Mukesh Chatter have left the building
Corvis Boosts IPO With Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
5/5/2000  |  Post a comment
Algety will give it record-breaking long distance transmission capabilities
ADC Scores a Coup on Tunable Lasers
News Analysis  | 
5/5/2000  |  Post a comment
Altitun's price tag of $872 million compares favorably with Nortel's acquisition of Coretek.
Sorrento: Hot Product or Hot Air?
News Analysis  | 
5/4/2000  |  Post a comment
There's a strong whiff of vaporware hanging over Sorrento's all-optical metro switch
Sycamore Comes To Town
News Analysis  | 
5/3/2000  |  Post a comment
Its successful formula for long haul backbones is now being applied to city networks.
Broadcom Boosts Metro Optical Ethernet
News Analysis  | 
5/2/2000  |  Post a comment
But its entry into optical chip market gets mixed reviews


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