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Avanex Shares Stumble
News Analysis | 2/28/2001

Shares slashed 18 percent following earnings warning, downgrades

Startup Gets Flexible
News Analysis | 2/28/2001

A flexible sheet of polymer could be a new wonder material for integrated optics

Optisphere's Spielvogel Speaks American
News Analysis | 2/28/2001

Siemens spinoff Optisphere is still unknown in the U.S. market. The new management team hopes to change that

Corning and Lucent May Reach Deal
News Analysis | 2/27/2001

The companies won't confirm, but industry sources think it likely Corning will buy Lucent's Optical Fiber division

Tellium Switches IPO Bankers
News Analysis | 2/27/2001

Morgan Stanley, rather than Goldman Sachs, will be running the show. Rivalry with Ciena may be the reason

Tropic Networks Scores $60M
News Analysis | 2/27/2001

Startup will use the new funds to finish an optical packet node that supports metro Ethernet

Laser Suppliers Getting in Tune
News Analysis | 2/27/2001

Agility, Iolon, and New Focus are proposing a multisourcing agreement for widely tunable lasers

WaveSmith Targets Cascade Switch
News Analysis | 2/26/2001

Startup hopes to copy the Juniper gameplan: Sneak up on the market leader as a slicker second source

Intel Snatches VOIP Startup for $550M
News Analysis | 2/26/2001

Move puts Intel deeper into the communications chip space

Agere's 3D MEMS Switch 'Not First'
News Analysis | 2/26/2001

OMM intends to ship a 64x64 subsystem before Lucent's spinoff

Mayan Ruins?
News Analysis | 2/26/2001

Mayan is the latest in a line of startups that are feeling the effects of CLEC woes

Onetta Raises $56M for "Intelligent" Amp
News Analysis | 2/26/2001

Onetta has finished building its management team and is rewarded with $56 million in VC funding

Optical Switch Comes Into the Light
News Analysis | 2/26/2001

After skulking about for four years, Optical Switch has emerged with a $4,500 Kaleidoscope and other cool stuff

Corning Backs Laser Startup
News Analysis | 2/26/2001

Puts cash into Iolon, which is going head to head with New Focus on widely tunable, high power lasers

Chorum Seals Deal With Nortel
News Analysis | 2/23/2001

Chorum, which has registered for an IPO, will supply Nortel with its Optical Slicer product for the next few years

Cisco Makes Metro Move
News Analysis | 2/23/2001

Ups the ante with its oddly familiar 7600 OSR product

Cratos Networks Tips Its Hand
News Analysis | 2/23/2001

Former Siara architect Sanjeev Newarikar mixes DWDM into his recipe for next-gen Sonet boxes

Lucent Beefs Up Credit Line
News Analysis | 2/23/2001

Obtaining $6.5 billion in credit will aid restructuring, company says

Report: Juniper Still Gaining On Cisco
News Analysis | 2/22/2001

Juniper's still eating into Cisco's share of the core router pie; Avici has shown up for orts UPDATED 2/23 3:00pm EST

Multiplex About to Secure $100M Round
News Analysis | 2/22/2001

Sign of continuing VC interest in startups developing the right components

Sales Chief Sneaks Out of Avici
News Analysis | 2/21/2001

After Avici's senior VP of sales leaves, company official says event is "not material" UPDATED 2/22 1pm EST

Lucent Restructuring: Mixed Bag
News Analysis | 2/21/2001

Schacht's shop turns toward debt management and public relations

Nortel CTO Quits as Woes Mount
News Analysis | 2/21/2001

Nortel CTO William R. Hawe has left under a cloud of speculation

Optical Stock Watch: Tellabs
News Analysis | 2/21/2001

Crossconnect vendor seeks to diversify its product suite

MRV Misses by a Cent
News Analysis | 2/20/2001

UPDATED: Figuring out where the holding company's revenues are coming from next is no easy task

Qwest Tidies Up Finances
News Analysis | 2/20/2001

Qwest's raising $3.25 billion by refinancing debt. But other carriers may not have such an easy time

Startup Claims 40-Gig First
News Analysis | 2/20/2001

Gtran Inc. has automated the manufacture of superfast electronic chips for tomorrow's transmission systems

Optical Pessimism Runs Rampant
News Analysis | 2/20/2001

The Light Reading Index takes another beating in early trading Tuesday

Solinet Gets CEO From Cisco
News Analysis | 2/19/2001

Scott Marshall joins startup working on long-haul transmission developments

Can Yafo Lift Speed Limits?
News Analysis | 2/19/2001

Its PMD compensator aims to help carriers roll out big bandwidths over long distances

Ironbridge 'Sold for Parts'
News Analysis | 2/19/2001

The remains of one ruined optical startup could bring new life to others

Unisphere Tunes Up for IPO
News Analysis | 2/16/2001

Wall Street wants revenues and products from IPO aspirants. Unisphere has them. And it may revive Argon

ONI's Secret Weapon
News Analysis | 2/16/2001

ONI's recent success hinges on many things -- but the key may be its impressive virtual manufacturing system

Egad Covad!
News Analysis | 2/16/2001

Nasdaq halts trading on Covad shares as the company prepares to restate earnings

Riverstone IPO Toughs It Out
News Analysis | 2/16/2001

It wasn't a lucky morning for a networking IPO, but Riverstone managed to get out -- and even go up UPDATED 2/16 4:10pm EST

CFRA Hits Cisco
News Analysis | 2/15/2001

A searing financial report piles on concerns about Cisco's future

Nortel's Nasty Surprise
News Analysis | 2/15/2001

In an alarming counterpoint to Ciena's earnings announcement, Nortel has slashed its growth estimates

Zaffire Gets Zapped
News Analysis | 2/15/2001

FiberStreet has gone bust, one month after giving Zaffire a $20 million order

New Focus, New Laser
News Analysis | 2/15/2001

NUFO says it's made the first widely tunable laser that's powerful enough for long-haul networks

Ciena: What Slowdown?
News Analysis | 2/15/2001

Ciena's customers are spending in order to save, says CEO Patrick Nettles

Kleiner Readies BBO's Rebirth
News Analysis | 2/15/2001

Some of the CLEC's assets are being siphoned into Zephion, a planned long-distance operator

Shedding Darwin on Light
Column | 2/15/2001

Shedding Darwin on Light -- Stephen Saunders

All Eyes on Riverstone IPO
News Analysis | 2/14/2001

A strong showing on Friday could open the door for other IPO aspirants. A feeble showing could slam it shut UPDATED 2/15 10:40am EST

JDSU: Less from More
News Analysis | 2/14/2001

The merger with SDL has been followed by a forecast of reduced profits

Bookham: Is the Tide Turning?
News Analysis | 2/14/2001

Investors continued to give Bookham a hard time after its earnings announcement. Are they missing something?

Shutdowns Send Dark Message
News Analysis | 2/13/2001

A slew of startups have gone bust recently, sending a warning that funding is getting more selective

Sycamore Dodges Cisco Flu
News Analysis | 2/13/2001

Sycamore's earnings beat Wall Street estimates by a penny

ONI Systems Buys Finisar Folly
News Analysis | 2/13/2001

ONI Systems buys faltering Finisar product line -- and secures a supply of components

Nortel Breaks China Record
News Analysis | 2/13/2001

Claims $100M deal is the largest Chinese optical contract to date, but it may not hold the record long

GiantLoop Scores GiantLoot
News Analysis | 2/13/2001

GiantLoop, an optical service provider, closes a $120M funding round UPDATED 2/13 4:30pm EST

Corvis Goes Coast to Coast
News Analysis | 2/13/2001

Corvis equipment sends signals 6,400 kilometers over Williams's network

Comes the Ethernet Revolution
Column | 2/13/2001

The Ethernet Revolution -- Scott Clavenna

Fiber Bragg Gratings on Speed
News Analysis | 2/12/2001

Southampton Photonics says it's eliminated delays in making customized DWDM components

Chorum Adds Four Veeps
News Analysis | 2/12/2001

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

U.K. startup service provider goes into provisional liquidation, creating waves across the pond

Kruep Leaves Redback for Procket
News Analysis | 2/9/2001

Top sales guy at Redback to become CEO at Procket Networks

Riverstone Sets IPO Pricing Date
News Analysis | 2/9/2001

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

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

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

Will refocusing be enough to get this switch vendor back on track?

Agere Aims for $8.5 Billion IPO
News Analysis | 2/8/2001

Spinoff of Lucent's microelectronics division could be one of the largest IPOs in history

Corvis Eliminates EDFAs
News Analysis | 2/7/2001

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

Startup mixes a software cocktail for the optical mesh network

Cisco Misscos!
News Analysis | 2/7/2001

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

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

Western CLEC picks Ciena, following an RFP that included Nortel, Sycamore, and Tellium

Ciena Taps Market for $1.5B
News Analysis | 2/6/2001

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

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

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

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

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

Back-to-back deals spell competition for Cisco in the metro market

Dutch Startup Seeks Passage to Indium
News Analysis | 2/5/2001

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

Company believes it's time for passive optical networking (PON) equipment to get more active

Ellacoya Taps New CEO
News Analysis | 2/5/2001

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

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

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

Concern about Sycamore's customers causes several Wall Street analysts to revise estimates

Ennovate Enervates Texas Expansion
News Analysis | 2/2/2001

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

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

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

Company takes advantage of a warming corporate bond market

Syndesis Ups Provisioning Ante
News Analysis | 2/1/2001

Software provisions IP services using direct links to routers

Stock Watch: Extreme Networks
News Analysis | 2/1/2001

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

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

Briefs journalists on 'breakthrough' optical switch that it didn't develop and doesn't sell

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