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Tellium Hits the Road
News Analysis | 4/30/2001

Tellium trims its IPO size by 25 percent as it starts its investment offering road show

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

Zhone Rezones
News Analysis | 4/27/2001

Zhone is relocating staff in two offices and cutting some jobs in Texas

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

Corning: Solid Quarter, Sour Outlook
News Analysis | 4/27/2001

Quarterly earnings are admirable. But analysts say the company may be leaning too much on fiber

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

Sycamore: Good News in the Offing?
News Analysis | 4/26/2001

Rumor has it close to signing a big deal with Japan's NTT

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%

Marconi Ruffles Former Employees
News Analysis | 4/26/2001

Typo in severance letters stings some former Marconi workers

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

Transatlantic Bandwidth: Mixed Message
News Analysis | 4/25/2001

Huge amounts of cable capacity are unused, but that's business as usual, says TeleGeography

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

TI Touts Wireless Optics Breakthrough
News Analysis | 4/24/2001

But does the world really need another wireless LAN scheme?

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

Veeco Looks to Automate Optical
News Analysis | 4/20/2001

Metrology and manufacturing player reports strong numbers and sees optical business as focus of future growth

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

Nortel: Losses and Layoffs, Eh?
News Analysis | 4/19/2001

As expected, Nortel posts a loss, cuts more staff, and shrugs off the need for financial guidance UPDATED 4/19 7:30pm

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

Don Smith's Mitel Shocker
News Analysis | 4/19/2001

Smith, late of Nortel, rejoins pal Terry Matthews at Mitel Networks --a new version of their old Mitel

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

Quantum Bridge Stays the Course
News Analysis | 4/19/2001

A year after it raised $102 million in private funding, Quantum Bridge waits for the IPO window to reopen

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

Nortel Does a Metro Shuffle
News Analysis | 4/17/2001

Nortel's undergoing a massive reorganization that emphasizes optical networking and especially the metro market

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

Nortel: Inventory Garage Sale?
News Analysis | 4/16/2001

Analysts are scrutinizing Nortel's suppliers for signs that its inventories have been returned or sold at steep discounts

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

Startup to Pipe $275M Into Sewer
News Analysis | 4/13/2001

CityNet Telecommunications, flush with cash, aims to pan telecom gold from city sewers worldwide

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

Geyser Reduces Staff
News Analysis | 4/13/2001

Another startup, Geyser Networks, hopes to weather the optical slowdown by laying off 20 percent of its staff

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

Corvis Offers Grooming Tips
News Analysis | 4/11/2001

It hopes to go head to head with Ciena, but achieving that goal isn't going to be easy

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

Salaries Still on the Rise
News Analysis | 4/11/2001

Pay will still increase, albeit at a slower rate than last year, according to the Light Work salary survey

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

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

Chorum Acknowledges Staff Cuts
News Analysis | 4/10/2001

Chorum has let go 250 employees, 31 percent of its staff, to cut costs

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

Former Ciena Exec Founds Startup
News Analysis | 4/10/2001

Victor Mizrahi and Turan Erdogan have set up Semrock to make optical components

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?

Tellabs Chops Q1 Estimates (Again)
News Analysis | 4/6/2001

Tellabs cuts expectations again, but the cuts are not as bad as those of peers in the sector

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

Sycamore Drops a Bomb
News Analysis | 4/5/2001

Q3 revenue numbers will decline 60 percent from Q2 levels; layoff and restructuring to begin immediately

GTS Saga Spells Caution in Europe
News Analysis | 4/5/2001

European service providers like GTS are facing the same sort of problems as their American counterparts

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

BrightLink Slims Down
News Analysis | 4/4/2001

BrightLink closes Texas facility, lays off 27 percent of staff

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

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

Redback Hits the Wall
News Analysis | 4/3/2001

Redback announces it will report a quarterly loss, miss estimates, and cut 150 jobs

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

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

OMM: Changes Up Top
News Analysis | 4/3/2001

MEMS subsystem manufacturer pulls a sudden switch of CEO

Princeton Lightwave Powers Up
News Analysis | 4/3/2001

Component startup announces its lab has produced 1 watt of power output on a chip-based laser

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

Caspian Names New CEO
News Analysis | 4/2/2001

As part of a reorganization, the former head of Gadzoox Networks is taking the helm

Pass the Binoculars
Column | 4/2/2001

Pass the Binoculars – R. Scott Raynovich

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

Sorrento Reveals Recent Investors
News Analysis | 4/2/2001

Sorrento discloses private placement investors, keeps mum on new customers

Accelerant Boosts Backplanes
News Analysis | 4/2/2001

Upstages other vendors developing transceivers for 10-gig Ethernet equipment

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