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Lucent Looks for More Cash
News Analysis | 7/31/2001

Lucent has announced it plans to raise $1 billion in convertible stock, but is the market willing?

Asia: Optical Boom or Bust?
News Analysis | 7/31/2001

Will equipment companies' reliance on Asian sales come back to haunt them? The pattern looks familiar

Cisco Picks New Marketing Exec
News Analysis | 7/31/2001

Latest scuttlebut: Sameer Padhye is new VP of service provider marketing; Kevin Kennedy chills talks with Redback

OnFiber: Bottoms Up!
News Analysis | 7/31/2001

Danny Bottoms has taken over as the startup service provider's fourth CEO, ending a period of strange goings-on

Kymata Sold for $119 Million
News Analysis | 7/30/2001

Alcatel Optronics has (finally) agreed to buy the Scottish AWG startup

Nortel to Grab Koch?
News Analysis | 7/27/2001

The latest scuttlebutt says Roland Koch, fresh from Siemens ICN, could be Nortel's next CEO

Corning Touts China, Rips Analyst
News Analysis | 7/26/2001

Execs air their grievances with Morgan Stanley, saying fiber prices are stable and China is optical's future

Cisco's Kennedy Ready to Leave?
News Analysis | 7/26/2001

'Atrocious' relationship with John Chambers has prompted exec to look at CEO position with Redback, sources say

Report: Next-Gen Gear Replacing Sonet
News Analysis | 7/26/2001

Frost & Sullivan says the market for traditional Sonet/SDH gear is giving way to next-generation optical systems

Nanovation Files for Chapter 11
News Analysis | 7/26/2001

It's got 100 days to restructure and relaunch or get bought before it goes bust

Nokia Nabs Amber for $421M
News Analysis | 7/25/2001

Finnish wireless expert says it will use Amber's fault-tolerant router to build pure IP wireless networks

Cisco's Kennedy: Recruiter's Dream?
News Analysis | 7/25/2001

Cisco's service provider boss, Kevin Kennedy, is rumored to be in the running for top posts at Redback and Nortel

Procket Bulks Up
News Analysis | 7/25/2001

Router startup Procket recruits refugees from the public market, including former Extreme CFO Vito Palermo

Levy's Lucent Call Boosts Stock
News Analysis | 7/25/2001

Insight or insanity? Lehman Brothers' analyst Steve Levy, an early Lucent critic, says shares may have hit bottom

Lucent's Hopes Dimming
News Analysis | 7/24/2001

Execs say Lucent's future depends on restructuring its credit facilities, paving the way for up to 20,000 more layoffs

What's Cooking at Kymata ?
News Analysis | 7/24/2001

Is the Scottish startup paving the way for a sale at a knockdown price?

IPOptical Fades, Hyperchip Feasts
News Analysis | 7/24/2001

Hyperchip scoops up more engineers as fellow core-router vendor IPOptical goes out of business

Street Numbed to Lucent Fiber Talk
News Analysis | 7/23/2001

The deal is close -- again. Does Wall Street care anymore?

Sorrento Picks Up Brokerage Coverage
News Analysis | 7/20/2001

Baird initiates coverage on Sorrento as the company hits up banks for more funding

Avici's Quarter Is All AT&T
News Analysis | 7/20/2001

Avici trims losses and grows revenue but still has only one paying customer and continues to burn cash

PMC-Sierra Fights Inventory Glut
News Analysis | 7/20/2001

Posts record second-quarter losses, as supply-chain inventory buildup begins to slowly burn off

AT&T Launches GPRS
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/20/2001

How much for the little packet? A question heard throughout Seattle.

Exar Teams Up on 10-Gig Chips
News Analysis | 7/19/2001

It's put $40 million into a network processor startup in an effort to grab a share of the OC192 market

Fiber Utilization Figures Challenged
News Analysis | 7/19/2001

A TeleChoice study contradicts the view that many carrier networks are under-utilized

Is Lucifer in Lucent's Debt Details?
News Analysis | 7/19/2001

Lucent's complicated credit agreement is now Wall Street's focus, as the company aims for recovery

PMC Offers 'Cerent Chip'
News Analysis | 7/18/2001

Its latest silicon could help the competition get a leg up on Cisco's ONS 15454

Corning Price Cuts Scrutinized
News Analysis | 7/17/2001

Morgan Stanley says Corning's swapped half-price fiber for orders in China. Price war? Or plain ol' dumping?

OMM Gets a Breather
News Analysis | 7/16/2001

Its MEMS modules have passed muster with Telcordia. Will that be enough to ensure its survival?

MSDW Report Pushes Cisco Lower
News Analysis | 7/16/2001

Cisco takes the fall for the optical market, as Morgan Stanley casts doubt on the quarter

Celox Bags $80M Funding Round
News Analysis | 7/16/2001

Celox Network stocks up on cash in tough times as it inches toward shipment of its IP service switch

Cisco, Corning Invest in LightPointe
News Analysis | 7/16/2001

Investment marks a revival of interest in free-space optics

Large Lucent Layoff Looms
News Analysis | 7/13/2001

Lucent CEO Schacht has told employees another layoff is coming. It's probably a big one

Cisco Acquisition Causes RPR Stink
News Analysis | 7/13/2001

Cisco's latest acquisition hasn't gone over too well, as competitors charge the company is manipulating standards efforts

LightCross Taps Former Chromatis CEO
NFOEC News Analysis | 7/12/2001

Bob Barron takes the helm at an optical components player in sunny southern California

Layoffs Top 90,000
News Analysis | 7/12/2001

A Light Reading report gives the grisly details and offers advice to victims

Redback: How Low Can It Go?
News Analysis | 7/11/2001

Losses and lawsuits are taking their toll on Redback's share price, encouraging takeover speculation

Enjoy the Summer
Column | 7/11/2001

Enjoy the Summer – Scott Clavenna

Optical Hearts of Darkness
News Analysis | 7/10/2001

More grim news from Alcatel, Corning, and Newport leads the market decline as the Light Reading Index hits a new low

Metro Rules at NFOEC
NFOEC News Analysis | 7/10/2001

Next-generation metro components dominated the product news at the fiber-optic engineering conference in Baltimore

Cisco Hones RBOC Pitch
News Analysis | 7/10/2001

Cisco's DWDM enhancements and OSMINE certification point to growing effort to land RBOC/ILEC deals

Comcast's $58B Blockbuster
News Analysis | 7/9/2001

Comcast has gone public with details of a whopping big bid for AT&T Broadband. Can it succeed?

Fortunes Swing for Swedish Startups
News Analysis | 7/9/2001

Net Insight looks to upstage sibling Dynarc with contract to deploy DTM technology in a US media network

Centerpoint Scoops Up Zaffire
News Analysis | 7/6/2001

After exploring options for months, Zaffire has found a buyer and its management team says goodbye

Kestrel Quietly Reconfigures
News Analysis | 7/6/2001

With more cutbacks, a new CEO, and no officially announced customer, Kestrel's future isn't exactly clear

Stocking the Optical Thrift Shop
News Analysis | 7/5/2001

Too bad there aren't any buyers. Still, some say the telecom downturn has fueled a potentially big aftermarket

K2 Claims Laser Record
NFOEC News Analysis | 7/4/2001

Plans to demo a low-cost, directly modulated laser capable of carrying 2.5 Gbit/s 300 kilometers

Nortel Bonds: Not Quite Junk
News Analysis | 7/3/2001

Moody's lowers its bond ratings on Nortel; says Nortel may see further downgrades UPDATED: 07/03, 6:00 PM

M&A Activity Continues to Crawl
News Analysis | 7/3/2001

Stock market stability and steady corporate earnings are needed before the M&A deal frenzy can begin again

Avanex Slips on Bad News
News Analysis | 7/2/2001

Wall Street punished Avanex as it announced it had reduced its workforce by more than 40% and lowered guidance

LuxN Goes Metro
News Analysis | 7/2/2001

LuxN is adding more wavelengths and intelligent switching to its transport portfolio to make a play for the metro market

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