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Nortel 's All-Optical Switch is in Trials
News Analysis  | 
12/29/2000  |  25 comments
It's playing catch up with Corvis and Lucent
Optical Web Sites: Surfing Update
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12/29/2000  |  3 comments
Optical networking's about speeding up communications. Too bad some vendors' Websites do the opposite
Foundry Slapped With Shareholder Suit
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12/29/2000  |  Post a comment
Shareholders claim execs kept quiet about customer trouble while they sold off their stock
Wavesmith Scores Financing Coup
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12/29/2000  |  Post a comment
Startup borrows $12 million rather than give away equity at the wrong moment
Is Sycamore Sniffing Around Sorrento?
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12/28/2000  |  16 comments
Acquisition would deliver revenues and big customer accounts -- and the price might be right
Market Turns Growth Into Value
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12/28/2000  |  Post a comment
Falling stock prices have landed Agilent, JDSU, and Nortel in S&P's value index
Digital Broadband Fades Away
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12/28/2000  |  Post a comment
Lack of funding causes another Cisco-Powered Network to go bankrupt
Ethernet in the 'Hood
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12/27/2000  |  4 comments
Cisco is reportedly among the companies seeking an Ethernet standard for passive optical networks (PONs)
Sorrento Staff to Split?
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12/27/2000  |  Post a comment
Sorrento execs deny rumors that engineers are fleeing, as company preps for a change of identity
Optical Scrooges
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12/27/2000  |  6 comments
Bonuses? What bonuses?
Kleiner Perkins Builds Backbone Carrier
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12/26/2000  |  4 comments
Sources say KP will cannibalize BroadBand Office to build a new service provider, code-named Domino
Anda Networks Withdraws IPO Filing
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12/26/2000  |  Post a comment
Cites unfavorable market conditions
New Focus Touts Mystery Customer
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12/26/2000  |  Post a comment
Component vendor says unnamed buyer could account for 10 percent of next year's revenue. Is it Nortel?
Epoch Plans Optical Fund
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12/22/2000  |  Post a comment
Investment bank has applied for SEC approval for a fund covering 21 optical stocks
Light Reading Index Closes Up
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12/22/2000  |  Post a comment
The Light Reading Index moved up 6.7 percent today to 697.00
Xerox in Optical Switch Advance
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12/22/2000  |  Post a comment
Claims big advance by using metal rather than silicon for arrays of tiny tilting mirrors
The Service-Aware Switch
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12/22/2000  |  8 comments
The Service-Aware Switch -- Scott Clavenna
Calient Achieves Top 10 Status
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12/21/2000  |  Post a comment
The optical switch startup replaces Cyras as No. 6 in Light Reading's Top 10 Private Companies
Juniper Eats Into Cisco's Lunch
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12/21/2000  |  3 comments
Juniper's gobbling market share as fast as Cisco can lose it, says report
Roctest's Corvis Shares Draw Suitor
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12/21/2000  |  1 comment
A Canadian VC hunts for a stake in Corvis through a takeover bid of testing firm Roctest
Lucent Starts Cleaning Up
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12/21/2000  |  Post a comment
The beleaguered company tries to straighten out the books by cutting costs, jobs, forecasts, and restating results
Ciena Grinches Cyras Execs
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12/21/2000  |  Post a comment
In its $1.7B bid to buy Cyras, Ciena got rid of a vesting acceleration clause for top execs. Bah humbug!
Cisco's Under-Powered Carriers
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12/21/2000  |  Post a comment
Cisco isn't running a charity for cash-strapped carriers -- even though it looks like it
LR Index: Dead in the Water
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12/21/2000  |  Post a comment
The Light Reading Index closes down a smidge. More bad news for Lucent, but Qwest rallies
Light Reading Index Hits a New Low
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12/20/2000  |  Post a comment
Light Reading Index continues its tumble
Merrill Analyst Clarifies Cisco Call
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12/20/2000  |  Post a comment
After his downgrade batters Cisco's share price, Michael Ching says the optical business is not the problem
Acousto-Optical Switches: A Sound Idea
News Analysis  | 
12/20/2000  |  10 comments
Light Management Group has managed to demonstrate one of its wild ideas
Quantum Bridge Aims for IPO
News Analysis  | 
12/20/2000  |  Post a comment
Depending on your perspective, the move could be forward-looking or foolhardy
Dark Cloud Over HFC
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12/20/2000  |  Post a comment
Makers of hybrid fiber coax networking gear say carriers aren't buying. What does the future hold?
Vendors Demo Signaling Synergy
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12/19/2000  |  Post a comment
Interoperability trials have breathed new life into Sycamore's standards efforts
SBC Renews Spending Concerns
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12/19/2000  |  Post a comment
Former Baby Bell's weak projections and flat spending plan renew concerns about shrinking capital spending
Foundry Slammed After Warning
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12/19/2000  |  Post a comment
After issuing an earnings warning, the company's stock has lost nearly half its value in after-hours trading
Calient Raising $150 Million Plus
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12/19/2000  |  Post a comment
Juniper, a previous investor, will be included -- but valuations have flattened from frothier levels
LR Index Stocks Pummeled
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12/19/2000  |  Post a comment
Networking companies were among the hardest hit in this afternoon's broad sell-off
Ciena To Buy Cyras for $2.6 Billion
News Analysis  | 
12/19/2000  |  1 comment
Deal gives Ciena the equivalent of Cisco's Cerent, but it will dilute earnings [UPDATED 11AM ET]
GTS Moves up Debt Danger List
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12/19/2000  |  Post a comment
Its recent bond default highlights problems for debt-laden European carriers
Extreme Wipeout
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12/18/2000  |  Post a comment
An alarmist financial report kicks off a panic among Extreme shareholders, who knock the stock down 24 percent
Lucent Stock Sales Raise Questions
News Analysis  | 
12/18/2000  |  Post a comment
What were Lucent execs doing with all those shares?
Swedish Startup Promises 'Xeleration'
News Analysis  | 
12/18/2000  |  4 comments
Xelerated Packet Devices promises to speed switch/router manufacture
Banks Pile Into Appian
News Analysis  | 
12/18/2000  |  Post a comment
Metro optical networking player lands a $60M funding round, with six leading investment banks participating
JDSU, SDL Delay Merger
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12/18/2000  |  Post a comment
The companies say the regulatory process has slowed down the deal
Out of the Lab: All Optical, All the Time
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12/15/2000  |  Post a comment
California institute nets more than $200 million in funding to build high-bandwidth optical and wireless network
Who Gets a JDSU Jewel?
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12/15/2000  |  1 comment
Components competitors may enter a bidding war for JDSU's Zurich laser facility, if the DOJ forces it to be sold
Ironbridge: Showing Some Rust?
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12/15/2000  |  4 comments
Alcatel may not be investing in Ironbridge anymore, calling future prospects into question
Comm Chip Doldrums Ahead
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12/14/2000  |  Post a comment
A slowdown in the communications chip market is almost certain. But it may help correct inventory issues
Lucent Dip Drives Speculation
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12/14/2000  |  Post a comment
Lucent's stock price has Wall Street talking -- but not many people see the sense in a Lucent buyout
Sycamore Pushes Gigabit Ethernet
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12/14/2000  |  Post a comment
Sycamore extends gigabit Ethernet support across its product portfolio
Ciena to Buy Cyras?
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12/13/2000  |  Post a comment
Rumor du jour: Ciena may buy Cyras, with a price tag of $2 billion being discussed
Zaffire: 'We're not for Sale'
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12/13/2000  |  2 comments
CEO shifts have sent rumors flying, but the company says it's still on track for an IPO
Cisco Invests in Transceiver Startup
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12/13/2000  |  Post a comment
Sweden's Optillion isn't cheating: Its transceivers will carry 10 gigabit Ethernet over a single channel
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