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Zuma Integrates the Edge
News Analysis | 4/30/2001

MRV startup uses an open Linux platform to combine application switching and security services

Lucent's $5 Billion Question
News Analysis | 4/30/2001

Lucent's need for cash is driving a deal for its optical fiber unit. Will a dark horse emerge to compete with Alcatel?

Intel's Optical Attack Makes Waves
News Analysis | 4/30/2001

Chip giant's moves worry its portfolio companies -- which may now be competitors

Cisco Slashes Canadian Operations
News Analysis | 4/27/2001

While the industry bemoans U.S. cuts, Cisco quietly eliminates 28 percent of its Canadian workforce

Quarry Mines Another Product
News Analysis | 4/27/2001

Quarry's new pint-sized IP service switch is half the size and cost of its predecessor

LuxN: New Customer, New Product
News Analysis | 4/27/2001

LuxN is about to announce a contract with Time Warner Telecom and a cost-cutting blade for its existing gear

Corvis: No New Customers
News Analysis | 4/27/2001

Uh-oh. Huber isn't expecting to announce new customers until the end of the year

Foundry Meets Lowered Expectations
News Analysis | 4/26/2001

Finally, some good news from Foundry. But analysts are still skeptical

Alcatel Profits, Forecasts Drop
News Analysis | 4/26/2001

Profits down 19% on last year. Annual sales growth forecast trimmed to 5-15%

New Focus Dials Back
News Analysis | 4/25/2001

Revenues and losses meet reduced expectations, but the company expects business to shrink next quarter

Net.com Screams to Be Heard
Supercomm News Analysis | 4/25/2001

Net.com has revealed its new Scream platforms and is ready to take on its rivals

What's Next for Avanex?
News Analysis | 4/25/2001

The component maker's quarterly earnings get mixed reviews. Will a turnaround come soon enough?

Stock Watch: Digital Lightwave
News Analysis | 4/25/2001

Digital Lightwave's stock is hot. That's because the business in DWDM systems monitoring is booming

Intel's 10-Gig Shopping Spree
News Analysis | 4/24/2001

The chip giant's OC192 strategy becomes clearer with the acquisition of three optical components companies

JDSU Deepens Reorg
News Analysis | 4/24/2001

The component maker bites the bullet, announcing massive changes, including the layoff of 5,000

Lucent Loses Billions, Refocuses
News Analysis | 4/24/2001

Investors get hit with $2.7 billion restructuring charge; Schacht says company is refocusing on leading carriers

Kalkhoven's Five-Year Plan
Column | 4/24/2001

Peter Heywood: "A couple of days ago I was having a beer with Kevin Kalkhoven..."

Cisco Socked with Shareholder Suits
News Analysis | 4/23/2001

Shareholders and lawyers are out for blood -- homing in on Cisco's aggressive lending and accounting practices

BrightLink's Prospects Brighten
News Analysis | 4/23/2001

Its grooming switch goes into trials while Sycamore's runs into problems

Atrica Keeps It Simple
News Analysis | 4/23/2001

The optical Ethernet startup entered the picture later than others. Will its straightforward approach pay off?

Astral Point Slims Down
News Analysis | 4/23/2001

Metro networking startup Astral Point cuts headcount by 45 and drops its ON 2000 product line

Cisco VP: M&A Slowdown is Temporary
News Analysis | 4/20/2001

After the churning's done, Cisco plans to go right back to eating other firms for lunch

Hyperchip Hires Ericsson's Barry as CEO
News Analysis | 4/20/2001

Core router startup lures Ericsson Canada president

Ripples Spread From Cisco Write-Off
News Analysis | 4/19/2001

Competitors fear that Cisco equipment may find its way back onto the market. Analysts smell a rat

Crunch Time at Avici?
News Analysis | 4/19/2001

With Avici burning through cash at a rate of $30M per quarter, the need for new customers looms large

Extreme Keeps a Stiff Upper Lip
News Analysis | 4/18/2001

Despite reverting to losses and reporting a sequential decline in revenue, company sees profitability in 2001

Winstar Sues, Lucent Scoffs
News Analysis | 4/18/2001

Lucent calls Winstar's $10 billion lawsuit "frivolous," as the two companies point fingers at each other

Axerra Aims for Missing Link
Supercomm News Analysis | 4/18/2001

Startup says it can groom individual channels of legacy traffic, including circuit-switched voice, onto IP backbones

Tellabs Regroups
News Analysis | 4/18/2001

Dumping 6 percent of workforce and cancelling softswitch, Tellabs looks to optical networking for growth

Rate Cut Supercharges LR Index
News Analysis | 4/18/2001

Surprise action by Federal Reserve boosts spirits in the beaten down optical sector

Cisco Circles the Wagons in Texas
News Analysis | 4/18/2001

Cisco's scaling back its planned Richardson expansion

Reality Bites at NGN Conference
News Analysis | 4/17/2001

Startups and venture capitalists convene at a Silicon Valley optical conference, coping with the industry slowdown

ONI Beats Numbers, Boosts Guidance
News Analysis | 4/17/2001

Metro optical systems company heads in a novel direction: Its numbers are rising, not falling

Gilder Backs Corvis
News Analysis | 4/17/2001

The influential technology newsletter editor picks up Corvis. But what happened to Lucent and Nortel?

Cisco's Inventory Woes Mount
News Analysis | 4/16/2001

Cisco swears off a price war even as product demand dives and inventory piles up

LuxN Expands DWDM Access Options
Supercomm News Analysis | 4/16/2001

LuxN plans will dip into its recent $55 million in funding to help launch metro access products at Supercomm

Supercomm 2001 Preview
Supercomm News Analysis | 4/16/2001

It's not too soon to look at how the June 5-7 trade show will cover trends in broadband networking

Option Tax Nightmares Teach Lessons
News Analysis | 4/16/2001

The Nasdaq plunge has left many stock option holders with unmanageable tax bills

Lucent Getting Lucky Abroad?
News Analysis | 4/13/2001

Lucent appears to be racking up some lucrative contracts in Europe

Money Crunch Pressures Startups
News Analysis | 4/13/2001

With fewer IPOs and mergers, venture capital is drying up, accelerating the shakeout in the startup community

Stock Watch: Sonus Networks
News Analysis | 4/12/2001

Is softswitch technology a safer bet during the carrier spending slowdown?

European DWDM Sales Triple
News Analysis | 4/12/2001

RHK's latest report shows sales reaching $1.745 billion in 2000, with Nortel the overall leader

Juniper Upbeat on Q1 Earnings
News Analysis | 4/12/2001

Quarterly numbers come in on forecast; execs say they'll stick to high-growth predictions for 2001

Redback Bleeds Red
News Analysis | 4/11/2001

Redback posts a quarterly loss as expected, but shows some revenue growth

Sedona's Sad Demise
News Analysis | 4/11/2001

The bankruptcy of a promising startup holds a number of lessons for other newcomers to the broadband market

Sneaky iSCSI Gathers Momentum
News Analysis | 4/10/2001

Standard for networking storage over IP gains momentum, including the endorsement of Fibre Channel players

Quarry Snares $38 Million
News Analysis | 4/10/2001

The startup says the money will go toward launching its IP services switch sometime soon

LuxN Finds More Funding
News Analysis | 4/10/2001

LuxN rounds up $55 million to keep it flush with cash for another year

Ericsson in China: Will Juniper Benefit?
News Analysis | 4/10/2001

Ericsson says about $59 million of its big, multi-contract China win includes routers it resells from Juniper

Another Tack for Tachion
News Analysis | 4/9/2001

After touting its customer contracts, Tachion pushes its fully-loaded product further into the future

Dueling SAN Specs Demo'd at Show
News Analysis | 4/9/2001

Lucent and Nishan demo two distinct approaches to putting SANs over IP at Storage Networking World

AMCC Introduces Network Processors
News Analysis | 4/9/2001

Chipmaker says it's upping the ante on high-speed programmable chips for IP networking gear

Équipe Gives ATM Another Lease on Life
News Analysis | 4/9/2001

Launches big switch that aims to help incumbents migrate to IP backbones

Qwest Gets Cozier With ONI
News Analysis | 4/6/2001

ONI's metro DWDM products are drawing attention. How deep have they gotten into Qwest's network?

In Qwest Outage, ATM Takes Some Heat
News Analysis | 4/6/2001

An outage on Qwest's network puts "legacy" ATM gear under fire once again

Telephotonics Starts a Price War
News Analysis | 4/5/2001

Claims its tiny optical channel monitor will cost a fraction of the price of competing products

Cisco Kills Monterey Router
News Analysis | 4/4/2001

It is discontinuing its wavelength router -- and resolves to focus on the metro space

Nortel Heads South
News Analysis | 4/4/2001

Nortel financed its recent contract win with AT&T Latin America. So did Cisco and Lucent

Shakeout? No Worries
News Analysis | 4/4/2001

Light Reading work poll reveals pessimism about startups but optimism about jobs

Nishan Systems Inks IBM Deal
News Analysis | 4/3/2001

A resale and marketing deal highlights the growing importance of IP-based SANs

Metro-Optix Lures WorldCom, Genuity
News Analysis | 4/3/2001

Texas startup seems to be still in the running at WorldCom and Genuity after others have been rejected

Lucent Metro Boss Leaves
News Analysis | 4/2/2001

Bob Barron, president of Lucent's Metro Optical Networking group, has left the building UPDATED 5:15:00 PM

Accelerant Boosts Backplanes
News Analysis | 4/2/2001

Upstages other vendors developing transceivers for 10-gig Ethernet equipment

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