Lucent has announced it plans to raise $1 billion in convertible stock, but is the market willing?
Will equipment companies' reliance on Asian sales come back to haunt them? The pattern looks familiar
Latest scuttlebut: Sameer Padhye is new VP of service provider marketing; Kevin Kennedy chills talks with Redback
Danny Bottoms has taken over as the startup service provider's fourth CEO, ending a period of strange goings-on
Alcatel Optronics has (finally) agreed to buy the Scottish AWG startup
The latest scuttlebutt says Roland Koch, fresh from Siemens ICN, could be Nortel's next CEO
Execs air their grievances with Morgan Stanley, saying fiber prices are stable and China is optical's future
'Atrocious' relationship with John Chambers has prompted exec to look at CEO position with Redback, sources say
Frost & Sullivan says the market for traditional Sonet/SDH gear is giving way to next-generation optical systems
It's got 100 days to restructure and relaunch or get bought before it goes bust
Finnish wireless expert says it will use Amber's fault-tolerant router to build pure IP wireless networks
Cisco's service provider boss, Kevin Kennedy, is rumored to be in the running for top posts at Redback and Nortel
Router startup Procket recruits refugees from the public market, including former Extreme CFO Vito Palermo
Insight or insanity? Lehman Brothers' analyst Steve Levy, an early Lucent critic, says shares may have hit bottom
Execs say Lucent's future depends on restructuring its credit facilities, paving the way for up to 20,000 more layoffs
Is the Scottish startup paving the way for a sale at a knockdown price?
Hyperchip scoops up more engineers as fellow core-router vendor IPOptical goes out of business
The deal is close -- again. Does Wall Street care anymore?
Baird initiates coverage on Sorrento as the company hits up banks for more funding
Avici trims losses and grows revenue but still has only one paying customer and continues to burn cash
Posts record second-quarter losses, as supply-chain inventory buildup begins to slowly burn off
How much for the little packet? A question heard throughout Seattle.
It's put $40 million into a network processor startup in an effort to grab a share of the OC192 market
A TeleChoice study contradicts the view that many carrier networks are under-utilized
Lucent's complicated credit agreement is now Wall Street's focus, as the company aims for recovery
Its latest silicon could help the competition get a leg up on Cisco's ONS 15454
Morgan Stanley says Corning's swapped half-price fiber for orders in China. Price war? Or plain ol' dumping?
Its MEMS modules have passed muster with Telcordia. Will that be enough to ensure its survival?
Cisco takes the fall for the optical market, as Morgan Stanley casts doubt on the quarter
Celox Network stocks up on cash in tough times as it inches toward shipment of its IP service switch
Investment marks a revival of interest in free-space optics
Lucent CEO Schacht has told employees another layoff is coming. It's probably a big one
Cisco's latest acquisition hasn't gone over too well, as competitors charge the company is manipulating standards efforts
Bob Barron takes the helm at an optical components player in sunny southern California
A Light Reading report gives the grisly details and offers advice to victims
Losses and lawsuits are taking their toll on Redback's share price, encouraging takeover speculation
Enjoy the Summer – Scott Clavenna
More grim news from Alcatel, Corning, and Newport leads the market decline as the Light Reading Index hits a new low
Next-generation metro components dominated the product news at the fiber-optic engineering conference in Baltimore
Cisco's DWDM enhancements and OSMINE certification point to growing effort to land RBOC/ILEC deals
Comcast has gone public with details of a whopping big bid for AT&T Broadband. Can it succeed?
Net Insight looks to upstage sibling Dynarc with contract to deploy DTM technology in a US media network
After exploring options for months, Zaffire has found a buyer and its management team says goodbye
With more cutbacks, a new CEO, and no officially announced customer, Kestrel's future isn't exactly clear
Too bad there aren't any buyers. Still, some say the telecom downturn has fueled a potentially big aftermarket
Plans to demo a low-cost, directly modulated laser capable of carrying 2.5 Gbit/s 300 kilometers
Moody's lowers its bond ratings on Nortel; says Nortel may see further downgrades UPDATED: 07/03, 6:00 PM
Stock market stability and steady corporate earnings are needed before the M&A deal frenzy can begin again
Wall Street punished Avanex as it announced it had reduced its workforce by more than 40% and lowered guidance
LuxN is adding more wavelengths and intelligent switching to its transport portfolio to make a play for the metro market