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Content posted in January 2002
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JDSU in EDFA Recall
News Analysis  | 
1/31/2002  |  38 comments
Marconi had to recall 'hundreds' of amplifiers last year after a JDSU component failed
Carrier Pile-Up Claims McLeodUSA
News Analysis  | 
1/31/2002  |  2 comments
McLeodUSA's bankruptcy and reorganization adds to the mounting carrier financial madness
Global Crossing: Telecom's Enron?
News Analysis  | 
1/31/2002  |  36 comments
Shareholders and creditors -- including Alcatel, Cisco, Lucent, Nortel, and Juniper -- are left holding the bag
Tauzin-Dingell Clan Holds Pep Rally
News Analysis  | 
1/31/2002  |  6 comments
Supporters of controversial telecom legislation take over Comnet panel, feeling confident of a victory
A New Chapter For Cable
News Analysis  | 
1/31/2002  |  26 comments
Big changes are happening in the cable industry, big bucks are being spent on routers
Corvis Dorsal Deal: A Huber Spin-In?
News Analysis  | 
1/30/2002  |  36 comments
Was Corvis Chairman David Huber leaping in to save Dorsal, another company he chaired?
Siemens ICN Chief Takes Leave
News Analysis  | 
1/30/2002  |  13 comments
Siemens ICN CEO Mark Floyd is leaving, in the wake of poor financials, less than six months after he started
IDC: Telco Data Boom Underway
News Analysis  | 
1/30/2002  |  10 comments
Wireless and data access services are fueling worldwide telecommunications growth, says IDC report
Sizing Up Xenpak
News Analysis  | 
1/30/2002  |  9 comments
The jury's still out on the multisource agreement for 10-gig Ethernet transceivers
We Could Be Heroes
Column  | 
1/30/2002  |  6 comments
We Could Be Heroes – R. Scott Raynovich
VCs Still See the Light
News Analysis  | 
1/30/2002  |  4 comments
VCs remain committed to optical, but startups are being put through more paces before the checks are mailed
Turin Trolls In $50M
News Analysis  | 
1/30/2002  |  5 comments
Multiservice switching startup raises $50M in funding and says there's more on the way
Lucent's LambdaUnite Busts Out
News Analysis  | 
1/29/2002  |  11 comments
Lucent leads debut of LambdaUnite switch with news of Deutsche Telekom adoption -- and a few new details
Cisco Beefs Up Ethernet Switching
News Analysis  | 
1/29/2002  |  1 comment
Cisco adds integrated Layer 3 functionality to its mid-range Ethernet switch and ups the ante on the competition
Why Intel Loves Teja
News Analysis  | 
1/29/2002  |  4 comments
Software startup says it can make programming (Intel's) network processors a lot easier
Verizon CEO: Blame the Government
News Analysis  | 
1/29/2002  |  4 comments
Verizon CEO takes digs at regulators and equipment vendors, but offers hope for spending on next-gen gear
Qwest Keeps Cutting
News Analysis  | 
1/29/2002  |  6 comments
CEO Joe Nacchio says ongoing economic woes are to blame for reduced guidance and capex, possible asset sales
Corrigent Comes Out
News Analysis  | 
1/29/2002  |  6 comments
Startup emerges from stealth mode to demo its 10-Gbit/s Ethernet-over-RPR solution at the Comnet tradeshow
Chorum Tries Another Size
News Analysis  | 
1/29/2002  |  5 comments
The startup fine-tunes its staffing after shrinking to nearly half its former size
Xanoptix Lands Cash, Launches Product
News Analysis  | 
1/28/2002  |  16 comments
A new wad of funding will help the startup round out its line of high-density transceivers
Global Crossing Falls Overboard
News Analysis  | 
1/28/2002  |  8 comments
International carrier files Chapter 11, leaving bondholders and banks with a slice, while shareholders get zip
Nortel's Optical Ethernet Blitz
News Analysis  | 
1/28/2002  |  4 comments
What does Nortel see as the key to reducing carrier costs? Ethernet metro networks UPDATED 1/28 2:45 PM
Unisphere Cutting the Edge
News Analysis  | 
1/28/2002  |  13 comments
The MRX targets carriers wanting to upgrade and consolidate IP and ATM infrastructures
Terago Springs a Surprise
News Analysis  | 
1/28/2002  |  6 comments
Startup might be the first to actually ship a 10-gig network processor
Washed Out in the Valley
News Analysis  | 
1/25/2002  |  46 comments
Caspian's search for funding at a rock-bottom valuation draws attention to a VC trend: the washout round
LightLogic Bulks Up Under Intel
News Analysis  | 
1/25/2002  |  2 comments
One of Intel's optical components acquisitions loses two execs but doubles in size
UK Carriers' Shares Slump
News Analysis  | 
1/25/2002  |  2 comments
Profit warnings from two bandwidth barons have led their shareprices to tumble by as much as 65 percent
Lucent Lights Up LambdaUnite
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2002  |  25 comments
Lucent will announce the LambdaUnite optical switch next week. How big is the threat to Ciena?
RPR Moves Forward
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2002  |  21 comments
Cisco and Nortel's proposal for Resilient Packet Ring has passed UPDATED 1/24 3:25 PM
Agere's Musical Chairs
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2002  |  6 comments
Deep-reaching reorganization will leave virtually no employee at the company untouched
Turin Turns Up
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2002  |  51 comments
Says its multiservice provisioning platform doesn't cut corners on Sonet or gigabit Ethernet UPDATED 1 PM
Ka-Ching for Catena Networks
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2002  |  17 comments
DSL Startup raises $75M for a bigger, badder access box that combines POTS services with broadband access
RAD Homes in on Multiservice CPE
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2002  |  13 comments
RAD Data Comm's latest announcement highlights CPE-based solutions for multiservice telecom delivery UPDATED 1/24 4 PM
Big Bear Hugs $40M
News Analysis  | 
1/23/2002  |  2 comments
Startup aims to build 10- and 40-Gbit/s optical modules that use signal processing to clean up distorted signals
Startup Squeeze Prevails at SuperNet
News Analysis  | 
1/23/2002  |  Post a comment
Startups seeking a carrier customer have the odds stacked against them, say keynoters
Can Lucent Make It?
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2002  |  11 comments
All eyes are on the next quarter, as Lucent insists it's still on track for profitability this year
AMCC Raises Eyebrows
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2002  |  2 comments
It says its latest chip set could be used to make genuine terabit routers. Could it really?
Alcatel Acquires Astral Point -- Cheap
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2002  |  104 comments
By biding its time, Alcatel has got a foothold in the Sonet metro market for a mere $135 million
Procket Recruits Cisco Connection
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2002  |  7 comments
Procket mulls giving former Cisco VP Bill Conlon a board seat as its restructuring continues
Sycamore Spiffs Up Its Switch
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2002  |  14 comments
Improvements to its SN16000 look a little ho-hum, but they might hit the spot with carriers
Dark Horse Enters MEMS Market
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2002  |  17 comments
Megasense says it can cut the cost of optical components by "more than an order of magnitude"
Has GiantLoop Done a Loop?
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2002  |  5 comments
The service provider denies any change of direction, but its messages seem decidedly different
Mysticom Shifts Strategy
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2002  |  Post a comment
Startup moves to making high-performance Ethernet chips rather than simply designing them
Silicon Access Launches Billing Chip
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2002  |  9 comments
Its iFlow Accountant co-processor could help carriers generate bigger profits from their bandwidth
Laurel Moves to Phase Three
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2002  |  2 comments
Announces service provisioning software for its multiservice edge router
Optical Survivors
Column  | 
1/21/2002  |  9 comments
Optical Survivors – John Dexheimer, Lightwave Advisors
Scientists 'Stop' Light in a Solid
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2002  |  6 comments
Brings technology a little closer to making optical routers a practical proposition
Cisco's China Syndrome
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2002  |  26 comments
Cisco lands deals with Hangzhou Netcom and China Telecom, but competition for business in China is cutthroat
Hyperchip Lands $43M in Financing
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2002  |  79 comments
Canadian core router company raises $12M in venture captial and $31M debt to bring its product to market
Nortel: Still Shrinking
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2002  |  43 comments
After its business fell 38% in 2001, Nortel expects at least one more quarter of declining revenue
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