Despite setbacks, suppliers insist projections are rosy for packetized voice. Can they be believed?
After three years as CEO and five rounds of funding, Joe Kennedy calls it quits as Pluris reorganizes
Many of JDSU's customers have warned -- pointing to the high possibility of another revenue shortfall
The Nextwave saga is a delaying factor in the rollout of 3G services in the US
Jerry Parrick takes a back seat while the distressed carrier's board names Dennis Muse to the CEO chair
It's expected to announce a framer that packs four Gigabit Ethernet links into an OC48
Juniper Networks lowered its first quarter guidance yesterday. So why did the stock rise today?
AFC has bought a multiservice switch company for $43 million. Are RBOCs ready to migrate from ATM to IP?
Would be the end of an era but not of EPOC
The readers chime in on the cost of GPRS services.
As first-quarter earnings loom, tongues wag. Can fact be sifted from fancy?
Layoffs continue, but how desperate are optical networking professionals feeling?
Tony Li isn’t leaving Procket -- he's joining the board. And the company reveals it has raised $272 million
The second coming of the wireless Internet isn’t going to happen unless service providers stop being stooopid about prices
Infinera appears to be building metro and edge switching gear using a proprietary photonic chip
Fallout from carrier spending cuts has forced Ciena to make significant job cuts again
Acme routes at Layer 5 to make sure interactive voice and video traffic gets through
New software from companies like Atreus and SmartPipes could be a catalyst for managed IP services
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Says users will be able to send and receive data in 12 European countries, but the price might scare off customers
And Ethernet will outgun Sonet in metro networks, according to Light Reading poll
Bernstein analyst Paul Sagawa says investment in telecom equipment will pick up later this year
CEO Parrick has some new ways to 'fix' the Ethernet services provider: One of them is bankruptcy
Advent Networks appoints David Baranski, a 15-year data-networking executive, as VP of sales
Not all 40-Gbit/s testers are created equal, says Spirent; competitors beg to differ
The companies have nearly identical product portfolios, so the main reason for any merger will be to cut costs
Check out what our camera caught at OFC
Ocular seems to be fitting in well at Tellabs, and its former CEO is now a Tellabs bigshot. Will the blissful marriage last?
This is the third time Ellacoya has cut jobs. How much fat is left to trim?
Lucent's research division claims to have sent 64 DWDM channels at 40-Gbit/s across a 4,000km span
Shareprice plunges 47 percent to 9.55 pence after emergency bank financing plan falls through
GoAmerica has teamed up with Boingo to extend its wide-area wireless data service to WLAN public access ‘hotspots’
OFS claims rumors of a fiber glut have been greatly exaggerated
Metro optical amplifiers were among the most popular items at this year's OFC
NEC backpeddles after saying it's going to launch a sub-wavelength grooming switch at Supercomm
Prioritization of traffic by users, coupled with MPLS deployment, could save billions, says Telechoice
Some component and system vendors say 40-Gbit/s technology is ready: Are carriers ready to deploy it?
Cisco's Optical Group VP Jayshree Ullal talks about expansion, consolidation, and hot rods
SavaJe gets smart with Java phone operating system
The vendor's sticking to its optical rollout schedule with LambdaXtreme. Expect more in 2 months UPDATED 3/21 NOON
Rick Barry is out and Naimish Patel moves up the corporate food chain. Who knew?
Corvis and Ciena are both using Corning's technology for their all-optical solutions
Lovable ol' Uncle Tingye says: 'Enough with the phantonics, already!'
Could bulk diffraction gratings oust AWGs in high channel-count systems? Lightchip thinks so
Donald Keck, the last active inventor of low-loss optical fiber, says he's retiring at the end of the month
ArrayComm has an innovative wireless data technology. How to get it out on the market? How about a chip development program?
Optical switch said to do it all -- Sonet/SDH, grooming, rings, mesh, whatever... Is the timing right?
Does this proposed coupling of two passive components firms herald consolidation in the industry?
ONI says it expects revenues to be way down. Where'd they go?
Ciena's new optical add/drop mux illustrates how these widgets can be used in optical switches
Bankruptcy looms, and MFN is looking to sell the assets of PAIX.net subsidiary. Who's the buyer?
More carriers are in dire straits than meets the eye, says the Optical Oracle
Scottish startup wins investment to develop modulator technology with ultra-low operating voltage
Ciena says its new system can add and drop wavelengths remotely
Everyone's talking about ARPU, but is anybody doing anything about it? A news roundup from the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association Show
Équipe's new funding includes a small stake and strategic partnership with Ciena. Can this help it win big?
Agilent, Agere, and Vitesse are among the companies with important transponder-related news at OFC
Qwest has restructured its debt and Wall Street's relieved -- for now
Startup Polaris Networks received $52 million; aims for the metro core
Chip maker announces its first optical products at OFC, the result of its acquisition of Versatile
Cisco announces two new customers and trots out its optical gear at OFC
No one could accuse Sputnik of thinking small: The company wants to create an enterprise-standard WLAN software platform and a US network that subscribers can roam on
Plans to integrate DWDM with optical switching, just like Corvis, and roll out 40 Gig in early 2003. UPDATED March 16
Private investors swoop in to save the day, but shareholders will still take it on the nose
First there were two, now there is only one company developing echelle grating technology for multiplexers
Sequoia VC partner is sticking in the top spot at Mahi, which is rumored to be working a deal with Qwest
Level 3 has some of the shakiest finances in the carrier space but has so far avoided the spotlight. What gives?
A new analyst report says Furukawa's losing money on the OFS group it bought from Lucent last fall
The Shorter Roads to 40G – Scott Clavenna
There are 8 million stories in this wireless city; these are just a few of them
Is this a sign of a spring thaw in the 40-Gbit/s winter? We'll learn more next week at OFC
Nortel, ADVA, Controlware, Lumentis, Pandatel unveil smaller boxes and new modules at CeBIT
With a new take on 2D MEMS, this startup enters the swelling ranks of the multidimensional MEMS wars
With two weeks left in the quarter, Juniper is coming down to the wire UPDATED 3/14 4PM
Xalted Networks has cut about 60 percent of its staff in the past six months
Launches mobile systems management software derived from Callisto’s Orbiter
Nortel vice chairman John Roth got rewarded for walking away from the collapse
Plans to produce Sonet transceivers for a price that's comparable with enterprise optics
Alcatel signs a four-year, $400M equipment deal with Canadian incumbment
Agilent gets the prize for having the least boring new product at Germany's giant trade show
Company says it's got a way to make a 3D optical crossconnect that won't fall prey to the Xros syndrome
It's switched strategy on its traffic manager chip in an effort to avoid the same fate as Acorn Networks
Redmond .nets another big mobile fish
Juniper? Cisco? Axerra? Will the real Ericsson router partner please stand up?
A whole laundry list of questions from the SEC gives the telecom market that sinking feeling
Revenue and profit warning are taken as a grand sign that nobody is out of the telecom mess just yet
Finally! Cisco discloses it owns 44% of Andiamo and may even buy it for $2.5 billion in stock
Lead investor pulls out. Executives get angry. Words are exchanged. Employees take furlough
Lucent and Nortel promote 40 Gig and all-optical switches, Ciena and Fujitsu don't, in RFI exercise
Illustrates large potential market for optical networking gear among wireless operators
Components startup comes out of stealth mode with $41 million in funding for indium phosphide-based modulators
CEO Bobby Johnson is out of the hotseat as the company settles harassment suit with former marketing VP
Zhone slims down by cutting 120 jobs
The SEC's come knocking on Qwest's door, asking about those pesky accounting issues that refuse to go away
Former Procket VP Bob Howard-Anderson moves to broadband access startup Occam as VP of operations
Regulatory authorities are being slug-a-beds when it comes to approving the IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN standard for commercial services
Says its new variable optical attentuator will cost three or four times less than existing products
Qwest's bond issue is a major step in the right direction, analysts say. But more is needed
Is passive optical networking doomed? Perhaps the CeBIT show will shed some light
Is a hush-hush reseller agreement the first step toward something bigger between Alcatel and Riverstone?
The few remaining executives look to raise cash, but sources say the company has imploded
New tools and subscription system should get the network design software firm back on track UPDATED
Its widely tunable laser with integrated modulator, on show at OFC, is ready to ship commercially
Follows Japan’s lead, underscoring its potential for encouraging applications development and boosting revenues
Will Cisco come in to rescue the ailing VOIP gateway provider?
The NYSE has halted trading on Williams Communications' stock as it plunges towards single-digit cents
Marconi is shuffling its deck of access networking products. Here's news on what goes, what stays
In-Stat/MDR Report predicts that the optical IC market will grow to $1.8 billion by 2006
Arguments are breaking out over a European Commission report that urges rapid rollout of IP version 6
Arguments are breaking out over a European Commission report that urges rapid rollout of IP version 6
It's ditched AWGs in favor of thin-film filters, which it will be displaying at OFC
Set to unveil its first product at OFC, AraLight is only too glad to come up short on optical modules
At OFC, Optillion hopes it can prove that not all Xenpak transceivers are created equal
A lot of carriers and content providers could end up having to junk their original WAP developments when WAP 2 handsets hit the streets
The component maker has unveiled a dynamically-reconfigurable Wavelength Blocker. It's tiny now, but just wait....
The last of the Osicom managers is shown the door as Sorrento's board takes over
Tight-lipped Siros announces that it has received $17 million funding, but won't say why
Nortel confirms it won't be releasing the switch technology it bought with Xros
Intel enters the passive components business, will show samples at OFC
Many of them won't be able to recoup the billions they've spent on 3G licenses - and could end up getting bought or going bust
Clarendon Photonics uses CMOS production lines to make optical components, which it will demo at OFC
Out with the old, in with the new, as CoSine gives CEO Hamilton the boot -- and promotes his replacement from within
Metro-Optix ekes more sales out of its consolidating customer base
Ceyba announces product details and says it has what it takes to overcome the current market challenges
Startup scores $20M to develop integrated components, including the integrated equivalent of an EDFA
Notes From Underground – Stephen Saunders
Unlicensed wireless access, while slower and more complicated than fiber, nonetheless provides easier access. And it may actually spur fiber buildout
At OFC startup will show optical devices and high-speed electronics integrated on one InP chip
Components vendors are developing a new generation of small, configurable switches for optical networks UPDATED 3/4 1:30 PM
Riverstone says insider selling that started a month before an earnings warning was part of a preset program
Packet Relay Radio to the Rescue? – David S. Isenberg
Lightscape wins China contract and prepares to tout product advances at OFC
A head of steam is building behind unconventional ‘wireless mesh’ methods of delivering broadband Internet access