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Nanovation Goes Bust
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11/14/2001  |  22 comments
Bankruptcy court says it must liquidate its assets now that it's failed to come up with a rescue plan
German Companies Seek Access
News Analysis  | 
11/14/2001  |  Post a comment
A bevy of optical players in Germany look to make inroads in America with do-it-all DWDM access gear
RealChip Turns to Redwood Rajs
News Analysis  | 
11/14/2001  |  1 comment
Raj Sing and Raj Parekh take over RealChip, probably to guide the company toward an acquisition
Lehman Looks for Ciena Slowdown
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11/14/2001  |  Post a comment
Lehman Brothers analyst Steve Levy cuts 2002 estimates, citing risk of further carrier spending reductions
Sycamore Hits Lowered Target
News Analysis  | 
11/13/2001  |  7 comments
Sycamore books revenue of $21 million for the quarter, coming in at the low end of forecast revised just last month
Atoga, Village Networks Scale Back
News Analysis  | 
11/13/2001  |  79 comments
Atoga Systems and Village Networks say they're unbowed by recent layoffs
Connector Startup Arrives in US
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11/13/2001  |  Post a comment
Germany's Schott Optovance says its connectors are perfekt for backplanes and optical switches
Juniper Buys Pacific Broadband
News Analysis  | 
11/12/2001  |  13 comments
Deal for Pacific, for $200M, marks a more pronounced move into edge routing and cable UPDATED 4:15 PM ET
Ciena Boosts Numbers, Cuts Jobs
News Analysis  | 
11/12/2001  |  11 comments
Boosts guidance, cuts 10% of its workforce, writes off $1.7B; Wall Street cheers
Prabhu Joins Morgenthaler
News Analysis  | 
11/12/2001  |  6 comments
Alcatel's former COO becomes a venture partner with Morgenthaler
Value Is Key to Ethernet Service Growth
News Analysis  | 
11/12/2001  |  8 comments
Yankee says storage, VPNs, and content delivery will fuel the metro Ethernet services market
MPLS: Keeping it Real
News Analysis  | 
11/9/2001  |  49 comments
The word from the NGN show in Boston is that MPLS isn’t dead; it’s just been a little under the weather
OCPI Bomb Confounds the Experts
News Analysis  | 
11/9/2001  |  7 comments
Think a recovery is in sight? A look at the case of OCPI may be cause to hold back on the optimism
Down and Out in Texas
News Analysis  | 
11/9/2001  |  115 comments
Layoffs and hiring freezes add to the chill in the air here in Telecom Corridor
Poll Identifies What's Hot
News Analysis  | 
11/9/2001  |  4 comments
A Light Reading survey identifies hot markets and product categories in optical networking
Netscreen Goes for an IPO
News Analysis  | 
11/8/2001  |  6 comments
The startup's got an impressive firewall, but will that be enough to impress investors?
Is Aifotec in a Jam?
News Analysis  | 
11/8/2001  |  4 comments
German components startup is trying to re-invent itself, but time is running out on raising the money
Metro Providers Retrench
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11/8/2001  |  Post a comment
Sphera Optical and Yipes develop new strategies for building bulk, not reach
Report From NGN: An Industry Adrift?
News Analysis  | 
11/8/2001  |  19 comments
It's the health of the carriers, stupid!
Intense Photonics Puts on a Show
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11/8/2001  |  Post a comment
Scottish startup is out to prove that it isn't going to be another Nanovation or Zenastra
Lucent Unveils Product Lineup
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11/7/2001  |  50 comments
In a two-hour conference, execs intro new optical gear and describe the products that will shape Lucent's future
White Rock Feeds on More Funding
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11/7/2001  |  5 comments
White Rock's cheap Sonet box gets a $60 million vote of confidence from investors
Mayan Down for the Count?
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11/7/2001  |  12 comments
Mayan has filed for Chapter 11, but it's business as usual at Vital Network Services, its recent acquisition
Mindspeed Claims SerDes Superiority
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11/7/2001  |  13 comments
Chip maker says it has the best chip for 10-gig Ethernet, but Broadcom and Marvell disagree
Ellacoya Snags Third Round
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11/6/2001  |  24 comments
Less than a week after it laid off 35 workers, the startup announces a $25 million third round of funding
Cisco's Volpi: Back to Basics
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11/6/2001  |  10 comments
Companies need to pick their shots and focus on making a profit, Cisco's Mike Volpi tells NGN delegates
Opthos Gets a Jumpstart
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11/6/2001  |  3 comments
Metro DWDM startup says it's now got sufficient funds to complete first-product trials by 2Q02
Bookham Claims Integration Milestone
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11/6/2001  |  Post a comment
It's developing an advanced subsystem for Nortel that combines switching, demultiplexing, and detecting
The Fall of Fibre Channel
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11/6/2001  |  15 comments
The Fall of Fibre Channel – Stephen Saunders
Lucent Gears Up for Product Blitz
News Analysis  | 
11/6/2001  |  26 comments
Industry observers speculate the company is preparing to announce two new products
Calient Captures a Contract
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11/6/2001  |  13 comments
Startup looks set to sell a 'double digit' number of its all-optical switches to Japan Telecom
Cisco Beats Estimates
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11/5/2001  |  8 comments
Cisco beats the Street by two cents and pledges confidence in its battered optical business
Tellabs Pulls a Switch
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11/5/2001  |  10 comments
Company continues to struggle with its optical strategy, discarding its high-end 6700 switch. What next?
MPLS Spurs Metro Ethernet Debate
News Analysis  | 
11/5/2001  |  22 comments
Plans to use MPLS to build protected metro Ethernet sparks debate among analysts and service providers
Wavium Unveils Metro Optical Switch
News Analysis  | 
11/5/2001  |  Post a comment
Swedish startup touts a cut-down version of a Tellium switch, at a cut-down price
Agilent Hits the Field
News Analysis  | 
11/5/2001  |  Post a comment
Its new publicity campaign is drawing attention to a small but growing market for optical field test equipment
Qwest Slowdown Spooks Investors
News Analysis  | 
11/2/2001  |  3 comments
The shutdown of sub-contracting work at Qwest scares the market; Juniper and Tellium fall the hardest
PMC-Sierra Pulls Packet Silicon
News Analysis  | 
11/2/2001  |  17 comments
PMC-Sierra disbands its Internet routing division, invents an alternate strategy in double-quick time
Ibsen, Act II
News Analysis  | 
11/2/2001  |  9 comments
The Danish photonics company is a startup again, after completing a management buyout from ADC
Telseon: Running out of Road?
News Analysis  | 
11/2/2001  |  6 comments
Telseon is scaling back its metro Ethernet plans and may be running out of money. Sound familiar?
Gigabit Ethernet: Hope vs. Hype
News Analysis  | 
11/2/2001  |  39 comments
Report says use of gigabit Ethernet in MANs and WANs will boom. Are hopes too high? UPDATED 11/2 1:00pm
Nortel Fire Sale
News Analysis  | 
11/1/2001  |  14 comments
Nortel is auctioning off 20,000 lots of optical component assets in one of the industry's largest liquidations
Boston Area Startups Slash Jobs
News Analysis  | 
11/1/2001  |  249 comments
Ellacoya Networks and Quantum Bridge announce a second round of job cuts to keep burn rates down
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