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Nortel 's All-Optical Switch is in Trials
News Analysis | 12/29/2000

It's playing catch up with Corvis and Lucent

Optical Web Sites: Surfing Update
News Analysis | 12/29/2000

Optical networking's about speeding up communications. Too bad some vendors' Websites do the opposite

Foundry Slapped With Shareholder Suit
News Analysis | 12/29/2000

Shareholders claim execs kept quiet about customer trouble while they sold off their stock

Wavesmith Scores Financing Coup
News Analysis | 12/29/2000

Startup borrows $12 million rather than give away equity at the wrong moment

Is Sycamore Sniffing Around Sorrento?
News Analysis | 12/28/2000

Acquisition would deliver revenues and big customer accounts -- and the price might be right

Market Turns Growth Into Value
News Analysis | 12/28/2000

Falling stock prices have landed Agilent, JDSU, and Nortel in S&P's value index

Digital Broadband Fades Away
News Analysis | 12/28/2000

Lack of funding causes another Cisco-Powered Network to go bankrupt

Ethernet in the 'Hood
News Analysis | 12/27/2000

Cisco is reportedly among the companies seeking an Ethernet standard for passive optical networks (PONs)

Sorrento Staff to Split?
News Analysis | 12/27/2000

Sorrento execs deny rumors that engineers are fleeing, as company preps for a change of identity

Optical Scrooges
News Analysis | 12/27/2000

Bonuses? What bonuses?

Kleiner Perkins Builds Backbone Carrier
News Analysis | 12/26/2000

Sources say KP will cannibalize BroadBand Office to build a new service provider, code-named Domino

Anda Networks Withdraws IPO Filing
News Analysis | 12/26/2000

Cites unfavorable market conditions

New Focus Touts Mystery Customer
News Analysis | 12/26/2000

Component vendor says unnamed buyer could account for 10 percent of next year's revenue. Is it Nortel?

Epoch Plans Optical Fund
News Analysis | 12/22/2000

Investment bank has applied for SEC approval for a fund covering 21 optical stocks

Light Reading Index Closes Up
News Analysis | 12/22/2000

The Light Reading Index moved up 6.7 percent today to 697.00

Xerox in Optical Switch Advance
News Analysis | 12/22/2000

Claims big advance by using metal rather than silicon for arrays of tiny tilting mirrors

The Service-Aware Switch
Column | 12/22/2000

The Service-Aware Switch -- Scott Clavenna

Calient Achieves Top 10 Status
News Analysis | 12/21/2000

The optical switch startup replaces Cyras as No. 6 in Light Reading's Top 10 Private Companies

Juniper Eats Into Cisco's Lunch
News Analysis | 12/21/2000

Juniper's gobbling market share as fast as Cisco can lose it, says report

Roctest's Corvis Shares Draw Suitor
News Analysis | 12/21/2000

A Canadian VC hunts for a stake in Corvis through a takeover bid of testing firm Roctest

Lucent Starts Cleaning Up
News Analysis | 12/21/2000

The beleaguered company tries to straighten out the books by cutting costs, jobs, forecasts, and restating results

Ciena Grinches Cyras Execs
News Analysis | 12/21/2000

In its $1.7B bid to buy Cyras, Ciena got rid of a vesting acceleration clause for top execs. Bah humbug!

Cisco's Under-Powered Carriers
News Analysis | 12/21/2000

Cisco isn't running a charity for cash-strapped carriers -- even though it looks like it

LR Index: Dead in the Water
News Analysis | 12/21/2000

The Light Reading Index closes down a smidge. More bad news for Lucent, but Qwest rallies

Light Reading Index Hits a New Low
News Analysis | 12/20/2000

Light Reading Index continues its tumble

Merrill Analyst Clarifies Cisco Call
News Analysis | 12/20/2000

After his downgrade batters Cisco's share price, Michael Ching says the optical business is not the problem

Acousto-Optical Switches: A Sound Idea
News Analysis | 12/20/2000

Light Management Group has managed to demonstrate one of its wild ideas

Quantum Bridge Aims for IPO
News Analysis | 12/20/2000

Depending on your perspective, the move could be forward-looking or foolhardy

Dark Cloud Over HFC
News Analysis | 12/20/2000

Makers of hybrid fiber coax networking gear say carriers aren't buying. What does the future hold?

Vendors Demo Signaling Synergy
News Analysis | 12/19/2000

Interoperability trials have breathed new life into Sycamore's standards efforts

SBC Renews Spending Concerns
News Analysis | 12/19/2000

Former Baby Bell's weak projections and flat spending plan renew concerns about shrinking capital spending

Foundry Slammed After Warning
News Analysis | 12/19/2000

After issuing an earnings warning, the company's stock has lost nearly half its value in after-hours trading

Calient Raising $150 Million Plus
News Analysis | 12/19/2000

Juniper, a previous investor, will be included -- but valuations have flattened from frothier levels

LR Index Stocks Pummeled
News Analysis | 12/19/2000

Networking companies were among the hardest hit in this afternoon's broad sell-off

Ciena To Buy Cyras for $2.6 Billion
News Analysis | 12/19/2000

Deal gives Ciena the equivalent of Cisco's Cerent, but it will dilute earnings [UPDATED 11AM ET]

GTS Moves up Debt Danger List
News Analysis | 12/19/2000

Its recent bond default highlights problems for debt-laden European carriers

Extreme Wipeout
News Analysis | 12/18/2000

An alarmist financial report kicks off a panic among Extreme shareholders, who knock the stock down 24 percent

Lucent Stock Sales Raise Questions
News Analysis | 12/18/2000

What were Lucent execs doing with all those shares?

Swedish Startup Promises 'Xeleration'
News Analysis | 12/18/2000

Xelerated Packet Devices promises to speed switch/router manufacture

Banks Pile Into Appian
News Analysis | 12/18/2000

Metro optical networking player lands a $60M funding round, with six leading investment banks participating

JDSU, SDL Delay Merger
News Analysis | 12/18/2000

The companies say the regulatory process has slowed down the deal

Out of the Lab: All Optical, All the Time
News Analysis | 12/15/2000

California institute nets more than $200 million in funding to build high-bandwidth optical and wireless network

Who Gets a JDSU Jewel?
News Analysis | 12/15/2000

Components competitors may enter a bidding war for JDSU's Zurich laser facility, if the DOJ forces it to be sold

Ironbridge: Showing Some Rust?
News Analysis | 12/15/2000

Alcatel may not be investing in Ironbridge anymore, calling future prospects into question

Comm Chip Doldrums Ahead
News Analysis | 12/14/2000

A slowdown in the communications chip market is almost certain. But it may help correct inventory issues

Lucent Dip Drives Speculation
News Analysis | 12/14/2000

Lucent's stock price has Wall Street talking -- but not many people see the sense in a Lucent buyout

Sycamore Pushes Gigabit Ethernet
News Analysis | 12/14/2000

Sycamore extends gigabit Ethernet support across its product portfolio

Ciena to Buy Cyras?
News Analysis | 12/13/2000

Rumor du jour: Ciena may buy Cyras, with a price tag of $2 billion being discussed

Zaffire: 'We're not for Sale'
News Analysis | 12/13/2000

CEO shifts have sent rumors flying, but the company says it's still on track for an IPO

Cisco Invests in Transceiver Startup
News Analysis | 12/13/2000

Sweden's Optillion isn't cheating: Its transceivers will carry 10 gigabit Ethernet over a single channel

ADC Jettisons Cellworx
News Analysis | 12/12/2000

ATM technology fizzles in the access space

A New Look
Column | 12/12/2000

A New Look -- R. Scott Raynovich

Tellabs Fails to Impress
News Analysis | 12/12/2000

Stock stumbles following marathon Monday conference call

Zhone Adds Xybridge to Its Cart
News Analysis | 12/12/2000

Zhone will buy its fifth company as it strives to be a one-stop shop for last-mile networking gear

Juniper Steps Up ASIC Efforts
News Analysis | 12/11/2000

Juniper keeps the heat on Cisco, spending $260M on Micro Magic, an ASIC tools company

Village Networks: Ahead of the Pack?
News Analysis | 12/11/2000

This optical packet node vendor is among the first to announce a product and a trial customer

Lucent's Agere Files for IPO
News Analysis | 12/11/2000

Lucent's investors finally have something to look forward to: A $100M IPO for its microelectronics division

Radlan Markets Router in a Box
News Analysis | 12/11/2000

Radlan to sell a "build your own router" kit in conjunction with leading communications chip companies

IPG Files for IPO
News Analysis | 12/11/2000

Components vendor IPG Photonics is betting its future on the success of emerging technologies like optical wireless

Akara to Challenge Optera?
News Analysis | 12/11/2000

Former Cambrian colleagues form Akara and bag $17 million in first round funding

JDSU and SDL: Getting Closer
News Analysis | 12/8/2000

The DOJ will most likely have a decision on the optical megamerger in the next couple of weeks

Out of the Lab: The Cream of the Trough
News Analysis | 12/8/2000

Only the most promising R&D projects get government grants. Here are the hottest optical ones

Packaging the Optical Future
News Analysis | 12/8/2000

Optical component integration and automated manufacturing have just begun, say conference panelists

Rhythms' Plight May Trouble Cisco
News Analysis | 12/7/2000

Rhythms has put off payments to some investors, raising more questions about vendor financing

Ciena Raises Its Forecasts
News Analysis | 12/7/2000

Ciena delivers a solid Q4 and predicts it will benefit from a shift away from legacy equipment

Marconi Joins Optical Components Field
News Analysis | 12/7/2000

A new division's in the works, set to launch tunable lasers. Can it succeed under the Marconi umbrella?

Nortel Spins Past Ciena
News Analysis | 12/7/2000

According to its statistical spin, Nortel's the WDM market leader -- but for how long?

Analysts to Investors: "Buy Lucent"
News Analysis | 12/6/2000

Once Lucent spins off its Agere IPO, what's left? A big fat bargain, some analysts say

Alcatel Settles Suit for a Chunk of Startup
News Analysis | 12/6/2000

Alcatel settles its lawsuit with IPOptical by taking a piece of the action

New Focus Gets Gilder Boost
News Analysis | 12/6/2000

New Gilder Report sends New Focus shares soaring

Startup Slashes Component Design Times
News Analysis | 12/6/2000

Simulant says its software can eliminate time-wasting trial and error when designing waveguides

Caspian Prepares for an IPO
News Analysis | 12/6/2000

The role of investment banks in its $85 million third round, announced today, indicates that an IPO is in the offing

Essex Claims 4000-Channel DWDM
News Analysis | 12/5/2000

Big pay-off is in supporting thousands of connections in access nets, not in boosting overall bandwidth

Theft Case Shines a Light on Calix
News Analysis | 12/5/2000

Employee theft case heightens awareness of Calix -- which lists Cisco's Carl Russo on its board

Vendors Fall for Pigeon Prank
News Analysis | 12/5/2000

KPNQwest gave carriers the mockingbird in its request for bids for a... wishbone network?

Chip Inventory Fears Ease
News Analysis | 12/5/2000

Xilinx, Altera, and others go public with guidance revisions on cancelled orders. But investors saw it coming

Research Touts Asia-Pacific Boom
News Analysis | 12/5/2000

RHK says Asia-Pacific carriers will quadruple spending on optical networks by 2004

Innovance Scores $75M
News Analysis | 12/5/2000

Kevin Kalkhoven, former JDS Uniphase CEO, joins investors in backbone system startup

The World Record That Wasn't
News Analysis | 12/4/2000

TyCom says it's built the first 32-wavelength subsea cable system. So does Alcatel

Juniper Jumps to Germany
News Analysis | 12/4/2000

Contract with Star 21 highlights strategy to support European startup carriers

Kamelian Gets Green Light
News Analysis | 12/4/2000

Scottish startup gets $18M to develop hybrid optical components

Ellacoya Gets a Blue-Chip Backer
News Analysis | 12/4/2000

Goldman Sachs is the lead investor in its $52M second round; can an IPO be far off?

Letter From Europe
Column | 12/4/2000

Letter From Europe -- Scott Clavenna

More OSS Deals on the Way?
News Analysis | 12/1/2000

Management and provisioning software activity picks up for optical networks; but don't hold your breath

Optical Vendors Turn to India
News Analysis | 12/1/2000

They're setting up development centers that tap into a vast pool of talented, low-cost engineers

Cogent Boosts Its Buildings Presence
News Analysis | 12/1/2000

Clinches a deal with a big real estate company that turns the heat up on the competition

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