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Finisar Finishes Even
News Analysis | 5/31/2001

Finisar reports break-even pro forma earnings as analysts wax bullish about its metro growth

Solinet Systems Scores $93 Million
News Analysis | 5/31/2001

The feisty Canadian company draws a monster round -- and adds to the ranks of optical startups challenging Nortel

Startup Brag(g)s About Its Gratings
News Analysis | 5/31/2001

Indigo Photonics says its fiber Bragg gratings will be just the ticket for 40-gig dispersion compensators

Velio Thinks Big on Optical Switches
News Analysis | 5/31/2001

It's close to announcing a chip that could be used to build switches with millions of ports

Quantum Bridge Wins Over Utility
News Analysis | 5/31/2001

Indiana utility player Sigecom will use Quantum Bridge gear to get into the broadband services market

Cisco Caught Cloning
News Analysis | 5/31/2001

Company's technology is apparently far in advance of what analysts imagined

ONI and Ciena Land Asian Deals
News Analysis | 5/30/2001

ONI inked a deal with Korea Telecom today, and Ciena bagged Flag Telecom. But Wall Street had bigger worries

Alcatel: What's Next?
News Analysis | 5/30/2001

Alcatel's had a busy week so far. And it isn't finished with its business in Murray Hill just yet, sources say

Swedes Claim Processor Advance
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/30/2001

Xelerated Packet Devices plans to unveil a network processor at Supercomm that could scale to 160 Gbit/s

Solectron Buys Cisco's DWDM Plant
News Analysis | 5/30/2001

Cisco sheds its DWDM plant in line with its practice of virtual manufacturing

We'll Always Have Jersey
Column | 5/30/2001

We'll Always Have Jersey — R. Scott Raynovich

PhotonEx Set to Demo 40 Gig
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/30/2001

Company plans to announce test results of a 40-Gbit/s optical transmission over 1,500 km. Are carriers ready?

Alcatel Picks Infineon's DSL Chipset
News Analysis | 5/29/2001

World’s leading supplier of DSL equipment enhances its North American Litespan platform with Infineon's GEMINAX POTS/ADSL family

Alcatel, Lucent Throw in the Towel
News Analysis | 5/29/2001

Is anyone really sorry to see it end? Industry sources breath a sigh of relief

Agere Claims 40-Gig First
News Analysis | 5/29/2001

Says its low voltage lithium niobate modulator will send signals farther

Sorrento Teeters on the Edge
News Analysis | 5/29/2001

Sorrento finally appears to be whipping products into shape. But does it have enough money to finish the job? UPDATED: 5/30, 11:30 AM

Luminous Close to Qwest Deal
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/29/2001

Optical Ethernet company is closing in on a Qwest contract, as it adds capacity and interfaces to its product line

Alcatel/Lucent Work Continues
News Analysis | 5/29/2001

The two work on tying the knot, despite widespread industry ambivalence. Meanwhile, their stock prices drop

Little Chip, Big Punch
News Analysis | 5/29/2001

Analog Devices' new analog-to-digital converter could have a big future in optical equipment

SnowShore Enhances IP Telephony
News Analysis | 5/28/2001

SnowShore is out of stealth mode, touting its IP-based media server; it could push carriers closer to an all-IP network

Terabit MPLS Switches in the Works
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/25/2001

NTT and Accelight Networks have prototypes of all-optical switches based on pre-standard MPLS technology

Redback Acquires Merlin Systems
News Analysis | 5/25/2001

In a stock deal valued at $57 million, Redback buys the firm that helped build its SmartEdge 100 gear

Orchestream Preps VPN Push
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/25/2001

Former QOS vendor now touts virtual private networks as the next big thing UPDATED 5/25 NOON

Quantum Bridge Withdraws IPO
News Analysis | 5/25/2001

Company cites "market conditions" and pulls a public offering, one month after CEO said they could wait it out

All Change at Clearspeed
News Analysis | 5/25/2001

UK startup targets 40-gig network processors after failing to gain traction in the graphics market

Edge Router Market in Chaos
News Analysis | 5/24/2001

Edge router revenues declined in the first half of 2001, with a gang of competitors jockeying for market share

ADC Feels the Pain
News Analysis | 5/24/2001

Second-quarter revenues come in at $652 million as the company reports a loss of 15 cents per share

Fujitsu Trims R&D Ranks
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/24/2001

Fujitsu lets nine go but says it's sitting on two new contracts, which it will announce at Supercomm

Nortel Drags Down Market
News Analysis | 5/24/2001

The latest optical transport figures from Dell'Oro indicate Nortel's revenue slump has cut market growth by 22%

ONI Systems Touts Access Box
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/23/2001

ONI Systems, in the hunt for deals with Worldcom and AT&T, debuts its Online2500 product.

Salira Eyes Ethernet Access
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/23/2001

Ethernet access player Salira has a strong team and an interesting technology, but is the timing right?

Coherent's Strategy Shift Explained
News Analysis | 5/23/2001

The CEO recounts the company's move from the medical lasers into telecom. But has telecom moved on?

Morgan Stanley Downgrades Ciena
News Analysis | 5/23/2001

Analysts cite valuations concern and a risk to the Sprint business

Out of the Lab: Twisty Crystal
News Analysis | 5/22/2001

Two scientists look to fabricate a magic crystal that can trap light

Tellium Gets Some Competition
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/22/2001

Startup TeraBurst says its optical switch can outgun Tellium's on several fronts

Optical Solutions Preps Multimedia PON
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/22/2001

Flanked by Microsoft and other partners, this PON vendor's out to make fiber-to-the-home a household term

Avici Shuffles Top Execs
News Analysis | 5/22/2001

Panditi gets kicked upstairs as another former Intel alumnus, Steve Kaufman, takes the CEO post

Ciena Signs AT&T... at Last
News Analysis | 5/22/2001

It's a long way from 1998, when AT&T picked Lucent over Ciena. But terms of a multicity supply deal leave room for others

Laurel Launches Edge Router
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/22/2001

Can startup go toe to toe with Cisco without getting routed?

Redback's CEO Resigns
News Analysis | 5/21/2001

After months of declining fortunes, Redback's board is looking for an operations expert to replace Vivek Ragavan

Tax Man Smiles on MRV Shares
News Analysis | 5/21/2001

"Preliminary" IRS ruling on spinoff Luminent spurs market into a buying spree for shares of MRV Communications

Emperative Extends Its Reach
News Analysis | 5/21/2001

Software outfit adds optical equipment from three more systems vendors to its interoperability roster

Yipes Picks LuxN Gear
News Analysis | 5/21/2001

Optical monitoring tools are key to the deal, say Yipes officials

Atoga Expands Tunable Router
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/21/2001

Atoga launches a 30-Gbit/s box that can send Sonet, TDM, Ethernet, and IP over optical nets via tunable lasers

Juniper Shares Search for Guidance
News Analysis | 5/18/2001

The rumored change in financial guidance holds down Juniper shares. But did anything really change?

Ciena's Changing of the Guard
News Analysis | 5/18/2001

Smith takes over from Nettles as CEO. Wall St blinks, once, then goes about its business

Lucent/Alcatel Rumors Fly
News Analysis | 5/18/2001

The talk of the town is Alcatel buying Lucent -- but it's the deal that nobody seems to love

BBO's Bankruptcy and Bounced Checks
News Analysis | 5/18/2001

BBO-ites say their former employer bounced their last paychecks

WaveSmith Too Good to Be True?
News Analysis | 5/18/2001

The startup says its edge switches will pack a big punch -- so big that one competitor is skeptical

White Rock: 'Let's Get Small'
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/18/2001

Dallas-based Cerent-stalker boosts product portfolio by adding a tiny OC192 Sonet mux to the mix

Telecom Woes Prompt More Layoffs
News Analysis | 5/17/2001

A new wave of layoffs sweeps through as startups like Ellacoya, Tenor and CoSine seek to conserve cash.

Market Gives Tellium a High Five
News Analysis | 5/17/2001

Tellium raises $135 million in IPO; shares trade up 40 percent in first day of trading UPDATED 6PM EDT

Ottawa Startups Cool to Fab Plan
News Analysis | 5/17/2001

Plans to build a $50 million incubator and chip fabrication plant are getting a mixed reception

Ciena Struts Its Stuff
News Analysis | 5/17/2001

Ciena's sales grow 20 percent over first quarter and profits beat estimates. Gary Smith is named new CEO

Report Heralds IP Doomsday
News Analysis | 5/16/2001

McKinsey/Morgan research report predicts the IP sky is falling, with growth slowing and revenues dropping. How bad is it? UPDATED 5/17 7:00 PM

Optisphere, Alidian Team Up
News Analysis | 5/16/2001

Alidian lands $50 million OEM deal by which Siemens spinoff Optisphere will market metro networking boxes

Nortel's Got a Plan
News Analysis | 5/16/2001

Optical Internet chief Mumford says they're beefing up DWDM platform; new CEO will come from outside Nortel

Sycamore Awaits Savior in SN16000
News Analysis | 5/16/2001

After reporting a brutal revenue shortfall and a $160 million writeoff in fiscal Q3, company focuses on new product

Cypress Flexes MEMS Muscles
News Analysis | 5/15/2001

Last summer's acquisition of Silicon Light Machines is beginning to bear fruit

Echelle Gratings Make a Comeback
News Analysis | 5/15/2001

Optenia and MetroPhotonics are aiming to give AWG manufacturers a run for their money

Lucent Lands LambdaRouter Deal
News Analysis | 5/15/2001

Global Crossing signs long-rumored deal for several of Lucent's wavelength routers; exact amount undisclosed

Juniper Mounts Pulpit for IP Services
News Analysis | 5/15/2001

It says new router software and interfaces will allow carriers to make more money from IP services

Juniper to Announce 40-Gig Strategy?
News Analysis | 5/15/2001

Sources say router vendor will announce 40-gig interfaces, upping the stakes in the core router market

Can Translume Direct-Write Success?
News Analysis | 5/14/2001

New startup Translume has four employees and a big idea: melting channels into a glass block with high-power lasers

Corvis Cuts Back
News Analysis | 5/14/2001

Corvis told investors it would reduce its spending. It has started with voluntary layoffs

Atrica Tells a Tall 100-Gbit/s Tale
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/14/2001

Forthcoming product will glue together separate 10-Gbit/s Ethernet channels to build 100-Gbit/s optical Ethernet switch

Astral Redirects Its Point
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/14/2001

Astral point goes after incumbent carriers by adding Sonet capabilities to its metro platform

Zaffire May Have a Buyer
News Analysis | 5/11/2001

Ciena and Marconi are said to be in the running to snap up the DWDM metro networking player for about $250 million

Cisco Optical VP Steps Down
News Analysis | 5/11/2001

Terry Brown, VP and general manager of Cisco's optical unit, is stepping down for family reasons

Nortel's Empty Room at the Top
News Analysis | 5/11/2001

The executive suite's getting drafty: John Roth's retiring and the COO has left. Can NT find leadership internally?

Straus Speaks
News Analysis | 5/11/2001

JDSU's big cheese Jozef Straus shared his thoughts on next-gen optical components at CLEO in Baltimore

BBO Files for Bankruptcy Protection
News Analysis | 5/10/2001

The axe is falling at BBO. Employees will get no severance. Could BBO investor Vinod Khosla be losing his touch?

VCs Turn Back the Clock on Funding
News Analysis | 5/10/2001

Report says VC funding is back to the same level it was at in 1999 -- but optical is still hot

What Cisco Stepped In
News Analysis | 5/10/2001

Even after a horrible quarter, competitors still view it as the one to beat

CLEO Report: Pick of the Papers
News Analysis | 5/10/2001

Technical highlights from this year's Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics in Baltimore

Multiplex Scores Another $105M
News Analysis | 5/9/2001

Hefty third round will help build customer base for New Jersey startup. But no rush to IPO just yet

Nortel Pushes Optical Ethernet
News Analysis | 5/9/2001

Nortel equips its Passport 8600 with 10-Gbit/s interfaces, targeting metro networks; but is it just playing catchup?

Cable Deal Raises Harmonic Shares
News Analysis | 5/9/2001

Stock jumps 40% on deal with Cox Communications. Optical investment may be returning to the cable industry

Tellium IPO Set for Next Week
News Analysis | 5/9/2001

The core optical networking player is ready to test the market to raise as much as $112 million

How Ciena Won TyCom
News Analysis | 5/9/2001

A variety of integrated features in the CoreDirector led to a $150 million contract at TyCom

ZettaCom Advances With ZEST (& ZEN)
News Analysis | 5/9/2001

Wu-Fu Chen startup gets a step closer to delivering chip sets for terabit routers

Qwest, Broadwing Go Gigabit Ethernet
News Analysis | 5/8/2001

Carriers Broadwing and Qwest plunge into high-speed data services based on gigabit Ethernet

Cisco's Q3: Ouch!
News Analysis | 5/8/2001

The collapse of CLEC business and global economic slowdown contribute to the company's worst quarter in history

Princeton Lightwave Claims Laser Record
News Analysis | 5/8/2001

Doubles power of DFB lasers -- to 340mW -- which could give DWDM a big boost

Coup at Cratos
News Analysis | 5/8/2001

Has the Cratos film flopped? CEO Sanjeev Newarikar has been bounced, and Raj Singh has left to make movies

Lucent CFO Quits, World Yawns
News Analysis | 5/7/2001

The departure of Lucent CFO Deborah Hopkins raises more questions about future management at the company

PacketLight's Pure Packet Play
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/7/2001

This startup’s mantra: "All packets, all the time"

Entrada Adds CWDM to Storage Switch
News Analysis | 5/7/2001

Add-on will deploy economical WDM technology to encourage use of metropolitan optical links for storage networks

Vitesse's Balancing Act
News Analysis | 5/7/2001

Chip maker plans to launch an integrated chipset for building load-balanced gigabit switching fabrics

Zhone Zhaps IPO
News Analysis | 5/4/2001

Zhone Technologies withdraws its registration for a $345 million public offering

Startup Promises Grate Lasers
News Analysis | 5/4/2001

A laser machining company and a Russian technical institute have spawned a startup making high-powered lasers

Brightlink Shuffles Top Management
News Analysis | 5/4/2001

BrightLink drops its datacom-friendly CEO and adds a new telco-savvy chairman. Is it putting on its telco happy face?

Village Stung by Employee Arrest
News Analysis | 5/4/2001

Optical routing startup faces a headache: Longtime manager is arrested in connection with alleged theft from Lucent

Carriers Navigate Dark Waters
News Analysis | 5/4/2001

How bad are things for large greenfield carriers like Level 3 and 360 networks? Bad enough

IDCs May Lighten the Gloom
Column | 5/4/2001

IDCs May Lighten the Gloom — Scott Clavenna

Unisphere Posts 47% Revenue Growth
News Analysis | 5/3/2001

Can healthy sales of its edge router product warm up investor interest in an IPO?

Layoffs Mean Tough Times
News Analysis | 5/3/2001

Light Work poll points to disappointing severance packages and delays in finding another job

Telseon, Dynegy in Metro Deal
News Analysis | 5/3/2001

Ethernet service provider and energy concern swap resources; ONI Systems is "front-runner" for large order

10-Gigabit Convergence at Hand
News Analysis | 5/2/2001

Network Elements' multiprotocol 10-gigabit module adds to the effort to unify telecom systems and datacom components

Cisco Puts Service Creation on Edge
News Analysis | 5/2/2001

By adding IP services such as virtual private networks to its edge routers, Cisco squeezes the competition

Can MPLS Open Sesame?
News Analysis | 5/2/2001

Is "MPLS" the password for selling next-generation gear? Juniper, Nortel, and Sonus think so -- but the jury's out

Networking Stocks Take Charge
News Analysis | 5/2/2001

Cisco shares suddenly bust loose of their funk, and the rest of the market follows

Cisco Piles On the DWDM
News Analysis | 5/2/2001

Cisco launches another metro DWDM box to target both enterprise and service provider customers UPDATED 5PM ET

Ethernet to Outpace Sonet?
News Analysis | 5/1/2001

Economics are likely to encourage carriers to deploy 40-gig in Ethernet before Sonet environments

Inside JDSU's Secret Acquisitions
News Analysis | 5/1/2001

JDSU's penchant for acquisition hasn't disappeared. It's just snacking quietly on smaller deals

PMC-Sierra Touts Flexible 10-Gig Chip
News Analysis | 5/1/2001

Networking chip is designed to meld networks by supporting a number of 10-gigabit Ethernet formats

Amber Networks Cuts Staff
News Analysis | 5/1/2001

Another day, another workforce reduction. Amber, which is building a fault-tolerant edge router, lays off 12 percent

Ethernet Operators Face Up-Front Costs
News Analysis | 5/1/2001

Service providers make light of the big bills they have to pay to connect customers with fiber

Light Research Launches
Column | 5/1/2001

Light Research Launches – Scott Clavenna

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