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Sycamore Goes Shopping
News Analysis | 5/31/2000

Vendor plans to expand its product line by buying a metro area startup, sources say. The question is, which one?

Lucent Catches Chromatis
News Analysis | 5/31/2000

A $4.5 billion deal in the race to catch Nortel (updated 11:00 a.m.)

Hyperchip Hypes Its Hardware
News Analysis | 5/31/2000

Can it really build a petabit router using open source software?

Redback Unveils Siara Product
News Analysis | 5/30/2000

Goes some way to explaining why Redback paid $4.3 billion for the startup.

Big Vendors Acquire MEMS Makers
News Analysis | 5/29/2000

JDS is buying Cronos. Corning is buying Intellisense. Who's buying BCO?

ONI Weighs Its Options
News Analysis | 5/26/2000

The Kleiner Perkins jewel may be looking to be acquired--possibly by Juniper Networks--rather than going public

Cyras: The Next Cerent?
News Analysis | 5/26/2000

The bad boys of Fiberlane could blow the doors off the Sonet market with their tiny add drop mux

Calient Responds To Skeptics
News Analysis | 5/26/2000

Startup explains how it will squash a complete optical switch into a box the size of a kitchen drawer.

Lucent To Buy Chromatis?
News Analysis | 5/25/2000

Word has it that Lucent is set to buy metro DWDM startup for $5 billion

Sonus Raises $115 Million in IPO
News Analysis | 5/25/2000

Beats ONI to the market and rises 60 percent, as tech stocks rebound.

e.spire's Finances Raise Flags
News Analysis | 5/24/2000

Saddled with debt, the company is dangerously close to following the lead of troubled CLEC, GST Telecommunications

What's Up With ONI's IPO?
News Analysis | 5/24/2000

Did the SEC take a closer look? Goldman will again try to price the deal tonight, after a two-day delay

Startup Touts "First Optical Router"
News Analysis | 5/24/2000

Early stage outfit says it can route traffic on a packet by packet basis, over an optical backbone

Optical Valuations Take a Hit
News Analysis | 5/23/2000

Optical networking companies have lost 30 percent to 60 percent of their value in the last two months

SAN Surprise Jolts Market
News Analysis | 5/23/2000

Nishan's IP-based storage approach challenges leaders such as Brocade

Too Much Terabit?
Column | 5/23/2000

Too Much Terabit? -- Stephen Saunders

Calient Claims Breakthroughs On Optical Switches
News Analysis | 5/22/2000

Startup sets new standard for density, combines all-optical core with network intelligence

Zaffire Announces DWDM for Metro Networks
News Analysis | 5/22/2000

Zaffire says it has the solution for making DWDM affordable

Équipe Scores Another $51 Million
News Analysis | 5/22/2000

Bear market doesn’t stop startup pulling in a massive second round

Sonet: Prêt-A-Porter
News Analysis | 5/22/2000

Mayan Networks today announced its new Sonet access platform for the metropolitan network

Light Dims for Optical Stocks
News Analysis | 5/19/2000

Following earnings reports from Sycamore and Ciena, Wall Street did not take kindly to optical networking companies

Avici Files For An IPO
News Analysis | 5/19/2000

Filing reveals one paying customer, and revenues of $504,000 at end March

ONI's IPO Price Range Raised
News Analysis | 5/19/2000

Now $21-$23, instead of $14-$16

The Market Rests -- R. Scott Raynovich
Column | 5/18/2000

The Market Rests -- R. Scott Raynovich

Ciena Beats Numbers, Drops Hints
News Analysis | 5/18/2000

The numbers show 66 percent year-to-year revenue growth, but executives allude to growing pains.

Kalkhoven to Depart JDS Uniphase
News Analysis | 5/18/2000

Will Kalkhoven's loss hurt the ever-expanding component vendor?

GST Files for Bankruptcy
News Analysis | 5/17/2000

The carrier has filed Chapter 11 and will sell $450 million in assets to Time Warner Telecom

New Focus Leads The Charge On IPOs
News Analysis | 5/17/2000

The optical gold rush continues, with components maker New Focus looking to cash in on a $70 million public offering.

A Tall Tale of 10-Gig
News Analysis | 5/17/2000

Broadcom's hyperbole has been exposed

Judgment Day for Foundry Core Router
News Analysis | 5/16/2000

Is Foundry's attempt to unseat Cisco and Juniper in the Internet core set to flounder?

Ellacoya Boosts Broadband Business Case
News Analysis | 5/16/2000

Startup's switch and software aims to help carriers roll out broadband to mass markets

Fibre Channel Vendors Split On Standards
News Analysis | 5/15/2000

Market leader Brocade wants to go one way. Rivals want to go another.

Ciena Thinks Small
News Analysis | 5/15/2000

Ciena announced a mini-version of its CoreDirector switch for metro area networks today

Cisco To Buy Qeyton For $800 Million
News Analysis | 5/12/2000

It's bad news for Adva, which already makes DWDM access equipment.

GST Is On the Block
News Analysis | 5/12/2000

Cash losses may force bankruptcy

Chatter's New Box
News Analysis | 5/12/2000

Senior Lucent exec Mukesh Chatter is leaving to launch AxioWave -- an optical networking startup

Bay's House Is Back
News Analysis | 5/11/2000

First it was Intel. Then it was Bay. Now it's VillaMontage....Who?

Avici Battles Weight Problem
News Analysis | 5/11/2000

Vendor puts heavy-weight router on a pedestal

The Cisco Effect -- R. Scott Raynovich
Column | 5/11/2000

The Cisco Effect -- R. Scott Raynovich

Redback’s Siara Box Enters Trials
News Analysis | 5/11/2000

Rumors of ASIC development problems appear to be un-founded

Nortel's Head Of Optical Components Quits
News Analysis | 5/10/2000

John Pittman to head up new startup developing high power lasers

Cisco Touts Optical Upside In Q3 Results
News Analysis | 5/10/2000

Cerent drives revenues, but where are Monterey and Pirelli?

CoreExpress Gives ISPs Quality Control
News Analysis | 5/9/2000

It's raised $600 million to build a backbone that will help ISPs provide performance guarantees

Cisco Finds A Soft Spot for ArrowPoint
News Analysis | 5/8/2000

Cisco says it’s spending $5.7 billion to buy ArrowPoint’s software – not its content switch

Lucent Loses Two Big Names
News Analysis | 5/8/2000

Curt Sanford and Mukesh Chatter have left the building

Corvis Boosts IPO With Acquisition
News Analysis | 5/5/2000

Algety will give it record-breaking long distance transmission capabilities

ADC Scores a Coup on Tunable Lasers
News Analysis | 5/5/2000

Altitun's price tag of $872 million compares favorably with Nortel's acquisition of Coretek.

Sorrento: Hot Product or Hot Air?
News Analysis | 5/4/2000

There's a strong whiff of vaporware hanging over Sorrento's all-optical metro switch

Sycamore Comes To Town
News Analysis | 5/3/2000

Its successful formula for long haul backbones is now being applied to city networks.

Broadcom Boosts Metro Optical Ethernet
News Analysis | 5/2/2000

But its entry into optical chip market gets mixed reviews

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