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Content posted in September 2001
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Exar Beats the Clocks
News Analysis  | 
9/28/2001  |  1 comment
The company's grooming chip for telecom gear packs together timing, multiple low-speed interfaces
Terabeam Scales Back
News Analysis  | 
9/28/2001  |  20 comments
Wireless optics provider cuts expansion plans from six to four cities, lays of 20% of its staff
Telseon's Mixed Metro Message
News Analysis  | 
9/28/2001  |  4 comments
Wave or optical Ethernet? Telseon's latest highlights a key issue in metro services UPDATED 9.28.01 3PM ET
Companies Shuffle Options Plans
News Analysis  | 
9/28/2001  |  5 comments
Employee stock options are underwater like never before. So what are companies doing about it?
Waiting for 3G: What about the U.S?
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/28/2001  |  Post a comment
A last-word, realistic view of the U.S. move to next generation networks.
Polatis Reveals Switch Secrets
News Analysis  | 
9/28/2001  |  4 comments
The startup needs some cash to continue development of its ultra low-loss switch
Exodus: What's Next?
News Analysis  | 
9/27/2001  |  Post a comment
Exodus's creditors mull over their options in the wake of the Web hoster's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing
Sonus, LR Index Bludgeoned
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9/27/2001  |  5 comments
The gloom returns as profit warnings and economic concerns weigh on stocks
Corona Networks Scores $40M
News Analysis  | 
9/27/2001  |  54 comments
Edge services switch maker is in carrier trials and says it now has enough cash to make it to shipment
Redback Melts Down
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2001  |  18 comments
The stock heads closer to pennies
Companies Rethink Corporate Travel
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2001  |  8 comments
In the wake of recent terrorist attacks, optical and storage companies make changes to travel policies
Soul Searching
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9/26/2001  |  29 comments
Soul Searching -- R. Scott Raynovich
RPR: RIP?
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2001  |  31 comments
While vendors squabble over the Resilient Packet Ring standard, its marketability is dwindling fast
Agilent Boosts 10 Gig Ethernet
News Analysis  | 
9/25/2001  |  Post a comment
Company unveils transceiver that complies with a multi-source agreement, and sports a cool Italian laser
Cisco: Tough Quarter in Progress
News Analysis  | 
9/25/2001  |  3 comments
Many on the Street don't believe Cisco is going to make its numbers for its first quarter of fiscal 2002
Tellium's Growing Pains
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9/25/2001  |  9 comments
Tellium will likely hit its targets this quarter, but many analysts believe a bumpy road looms ahead
VCs Pumped $3B into Metro Networks
News Analysis  | 
9/25/2001  |  1 comment
Ethernet rules in the metro networking market. Unfortunately, much of the $3 billion in VC capital will disappear
Carrier Stocks Get An Upgrade
News Analysis  | 
9/24/2001  |  6 comments
CIBC boosts AT&T, Qwest, Sprint, and Worldcom as the Nasdaq and LR Index rally
Fat Cats Feast, Despite Layoffs
News Analysis  | 
9/24/2001  |  46 comments
With thousands out of work, CEOs at leading companies are getting sizeable salaries -- and severance packages
Iris Group Wilts; Metera Next to Shutter
News Analysis  | 
9/24/2001  |  19 comments
Metera Networks will close on Friday, leaving only one Iris Group company operational
JDSU Sees Stability
News Analysis  | 
9/24/2001  |  Post a comment
New sales forecast shows that JDSU has been busy trimming its business -- and believes things are stabilizing
Wu-Fu Chen Startups Hit the Skids
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2001  |  50 comments
Geyser closed its doors yesterday; Cinta cut jobs on Wednesday. Is Optimight next?
ONI Shares Fall Sharply After Warning
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2001  |  12 comments
ONI takes down earnings projections for the next two quarters and hints at layoffs, stock loses half its value
A New Boss for Siemens ICN
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2001  |  Post a comment
Mark A. Floyd, the ex-CEO of Efficient Networks, helms troubled Siemens ICN
Startup Strikes Gold
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2001  |  Post a comment
Danish startup plans to develop integrated optical components that employ exotic optical effects in thin gold films
Agility Gets $83M Third Round
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2001  |  Post a comment
Ciena and Tellabs invest in tunable laser startup, bringing total funding to $186 million
Riverstone Makes its Numbers
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2001  |  13 comments
Riverstone makes its quarterly revenue projection, and turns out a penny per share of profit
Startups Suffer Setbacks
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2001  |  25 comments
Cinta and Mahi make cutbacks to conserve cash-- UPDATED 9/21/01
Lucent Bags High-End Switch
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2001  |  210 comments
Lucent says it's canceled the MSC 25000, a high-end ATM switch, in order to regroup
Poll Slams Market Researchers
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2001  |  9 comments
Shock horror! They're often wrong, and they're often biased, according to a Light Reading survey
JDSU Writes Off Billions More
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2001  |  2 comments
Inventory charge indicates that things may be slower than previously thought in the DWDM components business
Lumentis Faces Metro Challenge
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2001  |  2 comments
The startup says it can slash metro DWDM networks costs - but gaining traction is going to be tricky
Ciena Takes Another Dip
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2001  |  3 comments
Ciena's stock takes a hit -- weighing on the LR Index -- after Morgan Stanley lowers forecasts
Optical Ethernet Rules
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2001  |  16 comments
Optical Oracle says Ethernet is the brightest spot on the optical horizon, especially for young guns
Lights Dim at Latus
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2001  |  30 comments
Another Iris Group startup faces closure if it can't find a buyer soon
Nortel: More Layoffs?
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2001  |  10 comments
Nortel hasn't hit bottom, sources say. There may be more layoffs on the way
Look Ma, No Moving Parts!
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2001  |  6 comments
Lynx Photonics says there's nothing to stick or wear out in its solid state optical add-drop mux (OADM)
Alcatel Settles with Daines
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2001  |  7 comments
Alcatel has settled lawsuits with Bernard Daines, the ex-CEO of Packet Engines, which Alcatel acquired
Market Reopens, LR Index Hits New Low
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2001  |  Post a comment
Optical and networking stocks sink 5-15% as Wall Street tries to get back to business
Edgeflow Scores $18M
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2001  |  1 comment
Ottawa startup secures funding to bring its optical add/drop switch to market
Optical Team Seeks Group Gig
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2001  |  13 comments
Lucent's closing its facility in RTP, but a gang of engineers wants to stay together there
Cisco Sets Stock Buyback
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2001  |  8 comments
Cisco will buy back $3 billion worth of its shares in the next two years
Teradvance: A New Take on 40 Gig
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2001  |  11 comments
Startup says it's conquered some of the challenges of next generation transmission systems
Cisco Rounds Out the Edge
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2001  |  12 comments
Cisco introduces new members of the 7000 router family, putting more muscle at the edge
Tech Companies Join Relief Effort
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2001  |  6 comments
Cisco, Corning, and Juniper are just a few of the technology companies contributing to relief funds
Markets Will Open on Monday
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2001  |  2 comments
SEC, Nasdaq and NYSE regroup for next week
September 11th 2001
Column  | 
9/13/2001  |  16 comments
September 11th 2001
Marconi Components: Up For Sale
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2001  |  Post a comment
Marconi Optical Components will showcase the company as well as its products at the upcoming ECOC show
RPR Divided
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2001  |  1 comment
The working group for RPR is as divided as ever
Service Providers Persevere
News Analysis  | 
9/12/2001  |  Post a comment
Carriers and ISPs hang tough in the wake of terrorist attacks in NYC and Washington
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