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Content posted in February 2001
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Corvis Goes Coast to Coast
News Analysis  | 
2/13/2001  |  37 comments
Corvis equipment sends signals 6,400 kilometers over Williams's network
Comes the Ethernet Revolution
Column  | 
2/13/2001  |  6 comments
The Ethernet Revolution -- Scott Clavenna
Fiber Bragg Gratings on Speed
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2001  |  5 comments
Southampton Photonics says it's eliminated delays in making customized DWDM components
Chorum Adds Four Veeps
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2001  |  2 comments
Chorum signals that it's still on track to go public soon with new hires and a filing update
OIF Carrier Working Group: About Time?
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2001  |  1 comment
The OIF has voted to give need more consideration when setting specs. Carriers say "Amen"
Optical Switches: $16 Billion Worth?
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2001  |  8 comments
That's what the optical switch component and subsystem market will reach by 2010, according to ElectroniCast
Cisco's Optical Switching Fabric?
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2001  |  13 comments
Its investment in IMMI, a startup making low-loss MEMS subsystems, is about to be announced
Vinod Khosla Quietly Leaves Corvis
News Analysis  | 
2/9/2001  |  26 comments
The Kleiner Perkins VC has stepped down from Corvis's board of directors UPDATED 2/12/01
Cisco Preps New Optical Switch
News Analysis  | 
2/9/2001  |  61 comments
Cisco is developing a brand new optical switch, targeting the metro market UPDATED 2/9 4:55 pm EST
SEC Knocking on Lucent's Door
News Analysis  | 
2/9/2001  |  19 comments
There's no news here, Lucent says. But mounting legal pressure may force the company to further action
AduroNet Goes Bust
News Analysis  | 
2/9/2001  |  18 comments
U.K. startup service provider goes into provisional liquidation, creating waves across the pond
Kruep Leaves Redback for Procket
News Analysis  | 
2/9/2001  |  4 comments
Top sales guy at Redback to become CEO at Procket Networks
Riverstone Sets IPO Pricing Date
News Analysis  | 
2/9/2001  |  3 comments
All eyes will be on Riverstone next week as it takes the plunge into the icy IPO waters
ONI Beats Estimates, Boosts Guidance
News Analysis  | 
2/8/2001  |  4 comments
ONI Systems beats expectations; CEO has fighting words for Cisco UPDATED 2/8 6pm EST
Corning's Still Building Big
News Analysis  | 
2/8/2001  |  Post a comment
Corning's plunked down $1B on components manufacturing facilities in the last year -- and it's not done
Stock Watch: Foundry Networks
News Analysis  | 
2/8/2001  |  Post a comment
Will refocusing be enough to get this switch vendor back on track?
Agere Aims for $8.5 Billion IPO
News Analysis  | 
2/8/2001  |  6 comments
Spinoff of Lucent's microelectronics division could be one of the largest IPOs in history
Corvis Eliminates EDFAs
News Analysis  | 
2/7/2001  |  51 comments
Its latest products promise to score a first in pumping 800 Gbit/s over 350km of plain fiber UPDATED 2/8 1pm EST
Happy Hour in Boca
News Analysis  | 
2/7/2001  |  2 comments
Startup mixes a software cocktail for the optical mesh network
Cisco Misscos!
News Analysis  | 
2/7/2001  |  15 comments
Market reacts to Cisco's bad news: Growth is slowing faster than Cisco execs expected UPDATED 2/7 11am EST
Optical Investment Expected to Slow
News Analysis  | 
2/7/2001  |  3 comments
Though venture investments in optical increased at the end of 2000, most expect a decline in 2001
Ciena Lands $200M Deal With McLeod
News Analysis  | 
2/7/2001  |  7 comments
Western CLEC picks Ciena, following an RFP that included Nortel, Sycamore, and Tellium
Ciena Taps Market for $1.5B
News Analysis  | 
2/6/2001  |  5 comments
Ciena's completion of a $1.5 billion secondary offering shows the market is coming back for quality names
Force10 Plucks Cisco, Juniper Talent
News Analysis  | 
2/6/2001  |  2 comments
Cisco and Juniper veterans jump on board a company focusing on 10-Gbit/s optical Ethernet
Nortel Buys JDSU Plant for $2.5B
News Analysis  | 
2/6/2001  |  7 comments
In a move that enables the completion of JDSU's merger with SDL, Nortel acquires a DWDM laser facility
Telseon Scores $175M in Funding
News Analysis  | 
2/6/2001  |  14 comments
Another Ethernet-based service reaps a bumper crop of venture capital UPDATED 10:20am EST
Cisco's Resilient Ring Gets a Boost
News Analysis  | 
2/5/2001  |  58 comments
Its influence over the Resilient Packet Ring standard may be strengthened by Mindspeed's chip announcement UPDATED 2/6 11:50am EST
Redback Edges Into Qwest
News Analysis  | 
2/5/2001  |  8 comments
Back-to-back deals spell competition for Cisco in the metro market
Dutch Startup Seeks Passage to Indium
News Analysis  | 
2/5/2001  |  5 comments
ThreeFive Photonics thinks it can succeed where others have failed -- making optical chips in indium phosphide
Quantum Bridge Slots In ATM
News Analysis  | 
2/5/2001  |  4 comments
Company believes it's time for passive optical networking (PON) equipment to get more active
Ellacoya Taps New CEO
News Analysis  | 
2/5/2001  |  10 comments
Founder Kurt Dobbins will give up the CEO spot to former Terra Lycos and 3Com executive Ron Sege
Emperative Intros Provisioning Suite
News Analysis  | 
2/5/2001  |  Post a comment
Yet another ISV offers carriers help setting up and activating optical networks. But much remains to be done
IronBridge's Loss is Équipe's Gain
News Analysis  | 
2/2/2001  |  24 comments
Équipe's cheeky recruiters did some flag-waving in IronBridge's parking lot on Wednesday, with good results
Street Gets Tough on Sycamore
News Analysis  | 
2/2/2001  |  15 comments
Concern about Sycamore's customers causes several Wall Street analysts to revise estimates
Ennovate Enervates Texas Expansion
News Analysis  | 
2/2/2001  |  6 comments
Ennovate's Texas R&D center won't hit the 100-person mark it projected in August
Riverstone Readies Its IPO
News Analysis  | 
2/2/2001  |  5 comments
Roadshow starts today, marking the runup to the sale of 11.5 million shares at $11-$13 apiece
Cisco and Juniper: It's War
News Analysis  | 
2/1/2001  |  33 comments
Juniper's Qwest announcement seems timed just right to dampen Cisco's OC192 putsch UPDATED 2/2/01 10am
Nortel to Raise $1.5B in Bond Offering
News Analysis  | 
2/1/2001  |  2 comments
Company takes advantage of a warming corporate bond market
Syndesis Ups Provisioning Ante
News Analysis  | 
2/1/2001  |  14 comments
Software provisions IP services using direct links to routers
Stock Watch: Extreme Networks
News Analysis  | 
2/1/2001  |  Post a comment
Extreme's stock could prosper if it can extend its position in Layer 3 Ethernet switching to new markets
CIBC: PON Market to Reach $1B in 2004
News Analysis  | 
2/1/2001  |  5 comments
CIBC World Markets report forecasts big boom after that, as PON deployment in residential markets kicks in
Infineon Caught Cheating
News Analysis  | 
2/1/2001  |  1 comment
Briefs journalists on 'breakthrough' optical switch that it didn't develop and doesn't sell
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