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Cisco Turns Up Voice Signal
News Analysis | 9/29/2000

Purchase of IPCell and Vovida make voice-over-IP technology a software focus

What's Up With ONI's Stock?
News Analysis | 9/29/2000

ONI's shares take a wild ride as it prepares to issue more stock and shortens lockup expiration for insiders

Vendors Prepare for 40 Gigabit Future
News Analysis | 9/29/2000

Alcatel, Cyoptics, Lucent, and Nortel are rolling out OC768 developments

Convergent Heads for IPO
News Analysis | 9/29/2000

Files for a piece of the voice/data integration action, though it has only one customer

Qusion Thinks Big on Optical Chips
News Analysis | 9/29/2000

Startup joins race to make complete optical systems on a chip

Ex-Silkroad Employees Form Switch Startup
News Analysis | 9/28/2000

A new company has risen from the ashes of Silkroad -- and it won't be using Silkroad technology

Report Downgrades Cisco and Nortel
News Analysis | 9/28/2000

Sanford Bernstein says the sky is falling on the optical networking market. Others think its analysis is bizarre

Benhamou Steps Aside at 3Com
News Analysis | 9/28/2000

Bruce Claflin becomes CEO January 1

Lantern Lights Path to Gig Ethernet
News Analysis | 9/28/2000

Startup plans to use ring topology to bring Sonet and ATM-like features to metro Ethernet

Corvis On Track for First Revenues
News Analysis | 9/28/2000

Third-quarter results will show proof of actual shipments

Laser Startup Bags $109 Million
News Analysis | 9/27/2000

Laser maker is hoping to automate its way into the market

Optical Stocks Hit by Rumor
News Analysis | 9/27/2000

Stocks tumble on word that analyst Paul Sagawa will announce downgrades tomorrow, Thursday

Sycamore Goes the Distance (At Last)
News Analysis | 9/27/2000

It's in catchup mode on ultralong-distance DWDM, but new product may put it among the leaders

Hyperchip Raises $67 Million
News Analysis | 9/27/2000

Funding will be used to build ambitious high-speed router in two development stages, for delivery next year

Sycamore Faces "Moment of Truth"
News Analysis | 9/27/2000

Interoperabilty test will show whether it's out of step with the rest of the industry

Corning Expands Components Empire
News Analysis | 9/27/2000

Company hopes to broaden specialty fiber, high-speed transmission, and submarine component businesses

ICG's Sinking Ship
News Analysis | 9/26/2000

CLEC's imminent demise may have dire implications for the rest of the optical networking industry

Great Dane Aims for Best in Show
News Analysis | 9/26/2000

GN Nettest's plans include a billion-dollar merger and an IPO

Foundry Enters WAN Ethernet Fray
News Analysis | 9/26/2000

Product upgrade allows carriers to carry native Ethernet over their existing Sonet connections

Tellium Triumphs
Column | 9/26/2000

Tellium Triumphs -- Scott Clavenna

CoSine Soars On Debut
News Analysis | 9/26/2000

Tops $63 at closing, nearly three times its opening price of $23

Chiaro Gets $100M for "Optical Router"
News Analysis | 9/25/2000

13 VCs invest in what could be the closest thing yet to an optical router

Procket Processes a Dream Team
News Analysis | 9/25/2000

Routing legend Tony Li and others earn Procket a rumor worth billions before it's even announced a product

Nexsi Nets $75 Million
News Analysis | 9/25/2000

Former Intel and Alteon execs bring total funding to $90 million for new data center startup

Ciena Gains an Asian Edge
News Analysis | 9/25/2000

Ciena lands a metropolitan DWDM deal with Korea Telecom -- although the numbers aren't disclosed

Zhone Details Product Strategy
News Analysis | 9/22/2000

The $500 million startup has set its compass heading for Cisco and Redback

Talent Search Sends Startup to Sonoma
News Analysis | 9/22/2000

Network Photonics lights out for California in search of engineers

Tellium Bids for $250 Million IPO
News Analysis | 9/22/2000

But the company's S-1 is full of surprises

Lucent's Poor ATM Numbers Confirmed
News Analysis | 9/22/2000

Lucent definitely is losing market share, say a bunch more analysts

Cisco's Components Feast
Column | 9/21/2000

Cisco's Components Feast -- Phil Harvey

Internet Pioneer Plots IP Revolution
News Analysis | 9/21/2000

Larry Roberts won't say what his new company is working on — but the secret is probably in the signaling

Marconi Buys Mariposa for ATM Access
News Analysis | 9/21/2000

European networking giant pays $268 million to bring OEM equipment in-house

Is Tellium Ready for an IPO?
News Analysis | 9/21/2000

With three big announcements in three weeks, all the signs point toward IPO

A Fiber Filled With Air
News Analysis | 9/21/2000

OmniGuide is on a quest to solve the manufacturing difficulties of air-filled fiber

Dilution Doesn't Scare ADCT Fans
News Analysis | 9/21/2000

Shares rebound after analysts calm initial fear over the $2.3 billion Broadband Access acquisition

VCs Boost Optical Investments
News Analysis | 9/20/2000

Networking remains the fastest-growing area of venture-capital investment, and VCs don't see it changing

Hitachi Plans Component Spinoff
News Analysis | 9/20/2000

OpNext Inc. will be based in the U.S. and is funded up to $450 million -- but don't rush for the back door just yet

Knowledge Capitalism
Column | 9/20/2000

Knowledge Capitalism -- R. Scott Raynovich

Huber Extends His Reach
News Analysis | 9/20/2000

Twice was not enough; Corvis's founder has a bunch more startups up his sleeve

Roshnee to Split in Two
News Analysis | 9/20/2000

Founder Raj Singh says it's Fiberlane all over again

Inrange IPO Heats Up
News Analysis | 9/19/2000

Terms increased for the SANs spinoff of SPX Corp.

Teem Raises Component Steam
News Analysis | 9/19/2000

French startup gets $31 million to develop its lead in optical chips

IEEE Nails Down 10-Gig Ethernet Basics
News Analysis | 9/19/2000

All the fundamentals are covered; the market will determine the value of the choices made

Juniper Goes to the Edge
News Analysis | 9/19/2000

Juniper ratchets up the pressure on Cisco, introducing two new products: the M5 and M10 routers

Network Processors Proliferate
News Analysis | 9/19/2000

Announcements highlight progress in development of network processors

Nortel: Xros Isn't in Trouble
News Analysis | 9/18/2000

Today's deal with Analog Devices will strengthen its optical switch developments, says Nortel

OMM Files for an IPO
News Analysis | 9/18/2000

It may lead the field in optical switching subsystems, but don't get too excited

Cabletron Floats Riverstone
News Analysis | 9/18/2000

Cabletron spinoff heads for IPO with customers and products, but still faces three big challenges

Osicom's New Board Game
News Analysis | 9/18/2000

The parent of Sorrento attempts to stem criticism by shuffling its board

Out of Atrica
News Analysis | 9/18/2000

A metro gigabit Ethernet startup answers the question: Whatever happened to Eric Benhamou?

Optical Elevators?
Column | 9/18/2000

Optical Elevators? -- Scott Clavenna

Corning Builds War Chest
News Analysis | 9/15/2000

This week's SEC filing may indicate further acquisition plans

Crescent Comes Out
News Analysis | 9/15/2000

Few details are known, but the new IP service platform will have lots of competition

Startup Targets Design Tool Dominance
News Analysis | 9/15/2000

Virtual Photonics has gone on an acquisition binge to create a collection of design tools

Investors Head for Luminent's Back Door
News Analysis | 9/14/2000

MRV rises 8 percent after investors buy it to get a piece of the Luminent IPO. The strategy has its pitfalls

Ironbridge Goes Virtual
News Analysis | 9/14/2000

Ironbridge takes on Cisco and Juniper by offering virtual routing

Startup Unveils Fiber "Switch"
News Analysis | 9/14/2000

Templex says its "addressable" fiber Bragg gratings can route wavelengths to specific locations

Cisco: Sailing Into Stormy Waters?
News Analysis | 9/14/2000

A comparison with Nortel suggests big seasonal fluctuations in revenues could be on their way

Runaway Research
Column | 9/14/2000

Runaway Research -- R. Scott Raynovich

Zia Laser's Not-so-Dotty Idea
News Analysis | 9/14/2000

Early stage startup is using "quantum dots" to make low-cost tunable lasers

Luminent Closes in on IPO
News Analysis | 9/13/2000

Price range of $13-$15 per share set for MRV's component spinoff

Bookham Readies New Round
News Analysis | 9/13/2000

The component maker's readying a second stock offer; but will it sell?

Components Shortage Gets Real
News Analysis | 9/13/2000

Tight supply of IBM's ceramic substrate may temper growth among chip and systems manufacturers

Tellium's Big Score
News Analysis | 9/12/2000

Optical switch vendor signs $350 million equipment contract with Cable & Wireless. So when's it going public?

Lucent Losing Grip on ATM Core?
News Analysis | 9/12/2000

Research says Lucent's losing market share in ATM, its chosen field

Analyst Owns $9M in ONI Systems Stock
News Analysis | 9/12/2000

Paul Johnson is sitting on 100,000 shares of ONI. Can his reports still be objective?

Tellaire Trades Equity for Rooftops
News Analysis | 9/12/2000

Wireless optics service provider sets aside a chunk of the company to get landlords on its side

Alcatel’s Anti-Startup Agitation
News Analysis | 9/11/2000

Its in-house publications warn employees against joining optical startups

Redback Rallies in Spite of Rumors
News Analysis | 9/11/2000

Redback's insider selling window closes and the stock rises, quieting rumors about a price war with Cisco

Market Continues Its Tumble
News Analysis | 9/11/2000

Experts defend the optical networking and components sector, as investors flee

Bandwidth9 Claims Laser Breakthrough
News Analysis | 9/11/2000

Its tunable VCSELs could cut the cost of metro equipment

Telecom Scare Shakes Market
News Analysis | 9/8/2000

It's Black Friday in the telecom sector, as Wall Street fears a spending slowdown. How bad is it, exactly?

CEO Bloodbath Points to Pressure
News Analysis | 9/8/2000

CEOs seem to be dropping like flies

Jumping Juniper!
Column | 9/8/2000

Jumping Juniper! -- R. Scott Raynovich

Broadview Pulls IPO
News Analysis | 9/7/2000

Shows that service providers don't have the investor appeal of equipment vendors

Cisco's Optical Shipments Soar
News Analysis | 9/7/2000

Second-quarter figures show that it's gaining ground on the big telecom equipment vendors

Is Plastic Optical Fiber Pooping Out?
News Analysis | 9/7/2000

POF's not gonna make it in telecom -- at least, not yet

Osicom Investors Rebel
News Analysis | 9/6/2000

Sorrento faces an angry mob as it makes plans to eat its parent. UPDATED Sept 7 13:00 EST

Cyras: Crisis? What Crisis?
News Analysis | 9/6/2000

The CEO has quit two weeks after the company issued $150 million in debt, but Cyras officals remain bullish on IPO prospects

CoSine Ups IPO Price Range
News Analysis | 9/6/2000

After months of waiting, the IPO date is set and the price range is increased

Tellium Ups the Ante
News Analysis | 9/5/2000

Just when you were starting to forget about them, the company ships the highest port count optical switch

Ciena Spooks the Market
News Analysis | 9/5/2000

What happens when a customer can't pay?

Infineon Gets 10-Gig Boost
News Analysis | 9/5/2000

Infineon triumphs in gaining support for its 10-Gbit/s mini-transponder -- but its partners yawn

Siemens Claims Speed Record
News Analysis | 9/5/2000

It's pumped 7.04 Terabits a second over a single strand of fiber

Cyras CEO Resigns
News Analysis | 9/4/2000

Hot product, potential IPO? Maybe it's time for a change

Startup Claims First Multi-Port Amplifier
News Analysis | 9/4/2000

Southampton Photonics says it can put up to 32 EDFAs into a single package - and deliver big benefits

Patent Points to Corvis Secrets
News Analysis | 9/4/2000

Its all-optical switch is based on fiber amplifiers and splitters, say experts

Nortel Discloses Terabit Router Plans
News Analysis | 9/1/2000

Top optical exec Don Smith offers sneak peak at what’s in Nortel’s IP pipeline

Transceiver Vendor Plans IPO
News Analysis | 9/1/2000

Optical Communications Products, a subsidiary of Japanese components giant Furukawa, plans an IPO

Optic Fund Seeks U.S. Partner
News Analysis | 9/1/2000

The PEH Fiber Optics Fund launches in Europe and seeks a U.S. partner. Want to know the latest trades?

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