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MFN Shields Mystery Buyer
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis  | 
3/19/2002  |  Post a comment
Bankruptcy looms, and MFN is looking to sell the assets of PAIX.net subsidiary. Who's the buyer?
Carrier Crisis: Who's Most at Risk?
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2002  |  26 comments
More carriers are in dire straits than meets the eye, says the Optical Oracle
Essient Makes an Entrance at OFC
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis  | 
3/19/2002  |  Post a comment
Scottish startup wins investment to develop modulator technology with ultra-low operating voltage
Ciena Cleans Up OADM
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis  | 
3/19/2002  |  Post a comment
Ciena says its new system can add and drop wavelengths remotely
CTIA: Wireless News You Can Use
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/19/2002  |  Post a comment
Everyone's talking about ARPU, but is anybody doing anything about it? A news roundup from the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association Show
Équipe Partners With Ciena, Scores $40M
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2002  |  27 comments
Équipe's new funding includes a small stake and strategic partnership with Ciena. Can this help it win big?
OFC Is Highly Transponderant
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis  | 
3/18/2002  |  11 comments
Agilent, Agere, and Vitesse are among the companies with important transponder-related news at OFC
Qwest Gets a Reprieve
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2002  |  5 comments
Qwest has restructured its debt and Wall Street's relieved -- for now
Polaris Platform Scores With VCs
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2002  |  20 comments
Startup Polaris Networks received $52 million; aims for the metro core
Vitesse Enters Optical
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis  | 
3/18/2002  |  9 comments
Chip maker announces its first optical products at OFC, the result of its acquisition of Versatile
Cisco Demos COMET
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis  | 
3/18/2002  |  3 comments
Cisco announces two new customers and trots out its optical gear at OFC
Sputnik to Put WLAN Networking Into Orbit?
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/18/2002  |  Post a comment
No one could accuse Sputnik of thinking small: The company wants to create an enterprise-standard WLAN software platform and a US network that subscribers can roam on
Siemens Shifts Switch Strategy
CEBIT News Analysis  | 
3/15/2002  |  7 comments
Plans to integrate DWDM with optical switching, just like Corvis, and roll out 40 Gig in early 2003. UPDATED March 16
Is Savvis Saved?
News Analysis  | 
3/15/2002  |  1 comment
Private investors swoop in to save the day, but shareholders will still take it on the nose
Optenia's Loss is MetroPhotonic's Gain
News Analysis  | 
3/15/2002  |  Post a comment
First there were two, now there is only one company developing echelle grating technology for multiplexers
Mahi: Not Just Sushi Anymore
News Analysis  | 
3/15/2002  |  62 comments
Sequoia VC partner is sticking in the top spot at Mahi, which is rumored to be working a deal with Qwest
Is Level 3 Next?
News Analysis  | 
3/15/2002  |  12 comments
Level 3 has some of the shakiest finances in the carrier space but has so far avoided the spotlight. What gives?
Did Furukawa Buy a Lucent Lemon?
News Analysis  | 
3/15/2002  |  Post a comment
A new analyst report says Furukawa's losing money on the OFS group it bought from Lucent last fall
The Shorter Roads to 40G
Column  | 
3/15/2002  |  26 comments
The Shorter Roads to 40G – Scott Clavenna
CeBIT: Wireless News You Can Use
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/15/2002  |  Post a comment
There are 8 million stories in this wireless city; these are just a few of them
Yafo Scores $22 Million
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis  | 
3/14/2002  |  15 comments
Is this a sign of a spring thaw in the 40-Gbit/s winter? We'll learn more next week at OFC
Metro DWDM: Smaller Is Better
CEBIT News Analysis  | 
3/14/2002  |  6 comments
Nortel, ADVA, Controlware, Lumentis, Pandatel unveil smaller boxes and new modules at CeBIT
Umachines Claims 2D MEMS Advance
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis  | 
3/14/2002  |  9 comments
With a new take on 2D MEMS, this startup enters the swelling ranks of the multidimensional MEMS wars
Will Juniper Miss Its Quarter?
News Analysis  | 
3/14/2002  |  10 comments
With two weeks left in the quarter, Juniper is coming down to the wire UPDATED 3/14 4PM
Xalted Axes Staff
News Analysis  | 
3/14/2002  |  3 comments
Xalted Networks has cut about 60 percent of its staff in the past six months
Novell Makes Mobile Market Move
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/14/2002  |  Post a comment
Launches mobile systems management software derived from Callisto’s Orbiter
Nortel's Roth Rakes It In
News Analysis  | 
3/13/2002  |  40 comments
Nortel vice chairman John Roth got rewarded for walking away from the collapse
Ignis Makes Price Promise
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis  | 
3/13/2002  |  2 comments
Plans to produce Sonet transceivers for a price that's comparable with enterprise optics
Bell Canada Buys Alcatel Gear
News Analysis  | 
3/13/2002  |  6 comments
Alcatel signs a four-year, $400M equipment deal with Canadian incumbment
The Bit to See at CeBIT
CEBIT News Analysis  | 
3/13/2002  |  3 comments
Agilent gets the prize for having the least boring new product at Germany's giant trade show
Movaz Sees 3D
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis  | 
3/13/2002  |  21 comments
Company says it's got a way to make a 3D optical crossconnect that won't fall prey to the Xros syndrome
Azanda Flips Its Chips
News Analysis  | 
3/13/2002  |  Post a comment
It's switched strategy on its traffic manager chip in an effort to avoid the same fate as Acorn Networks
Microsoft Gets the DTs
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/13/2002  |  Post a comment
Redmond .nets another big mobile fish
Ericsson: Every Vendor's Best Friend
News Analysis  | 
3/12/2002  |  8 comments
Juniper? Cisco? Axerra? Will the real Ericsson router partner please stand up?
WorldCom Accounting: What's Up?
News Analysis  | 
3/12/2002  |  3 comments
A whole laundry list of questions from the SEC gives the telecom market that sinking feeling
Lucent Weighs on the World
CEBIT News Analysis  | 
3/12/2002  |  11 comments
Revenue and profit warning are taken as a grand sign that nobody is out of the telecom mess just yet
Cisco Owns Up to Andiamo
News Analysis  | 
3/12/2002  |  33 comments
Finally! Cisco discloses it owns 44% of Andiamo and may even buy it for $2.5 billion in stock
Opthos on Ice
News Analysis  | 
3/12/2002  |  14 comments
Lead investor pulls out. Executives get angry. Words are exchanged. Employees take furlough
Study HighLights Long-Haul Differences
News Analysis  | 
3/12/2002  |  18 comments
Lucent and Nortel promote 40 Gig and all-optical switches, Ciena and Fujitsu don't, in RFI exercise
Lightscape Targets Wireless With Optical Box
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/12/2002  |  Post a comment
Illustrates large potential market for optical networking gear among wireless operators
T-Networks Modulates to 40 Gbit/s
News Analysis  | 
3/11/2002  |  3 comments
Components startup comes out of stealth mode with $41 million in funding for indium phosphide-based modulators
Foundry Harassment Suit Settled
News Analysis  | 
3/11/2002  |  3 comments
CEO Bobby Johnson is out of the hotseat as the company settles harassment suit with former marketing VP
Zhone Rezhones (Again)
News Analysis  | 
3/11/2002  |  38 comments
Zhone slims down by cutting 120 jobs
Qwest Prepared to Answer Feds
News Analysis  | 
3/11/2002  |  Post a comment
The SEC's come knocking on Qwest's door, asking about those pesky accounting issues that refuse to go away
Procket Exec Lands at Occam
News Analysis  | 
3/11/2002  |  2 comments
Former Procket VP Bob Howard-Anderson moves to broadband access startup Occam as VP of operations
Europe's Wireless Wakeup Call
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/11/2002  |  Post a comment
Regulatory authorities are being slug-a-beds when it comes to approving the IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN standard for commercial services
MegaSense Plans $100 VOA
News Analysis  | 
3/8/2002  |  6 comments
Says its new variable optical attentuator will cost three or four times less than existing products
Qwest Fights Back
News Analysis  | 
3/8/2002  |  Post a comment
Qwest's bond issue is a major step in the right direction, analysts say. But more is needed
PON at a Crossroads
CEBIT News Analysis  | 
3/8/2002  |  16 comments
Is passive optical networking doomed? Perhaps the CeBIT show will shed some light
Deal Talk Boosts Riverstone, LR Index
News Analysis  | 
3/8/2002  |  17 comments
Is a hush-hush reseller agreement the first step toward something bigger between Alcatel and Riverstone?
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