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[Updated 3:50 PM ET] Nortel will sell Juniper routers
Companies are gunning for individual employees who violate non-compete agreements
Iris project looks to launch companies in clusters
Price leaps from 200 to 313 pence on its stock market debut
Company wants to spend another $1 billion on capacity--but earnings expectations and stock price sink
Vendor reinvented itself in readiness for tomorrow's public offering
Mergers may hamper revenue collection.
It's jumping on the ultra-long distance bandwagon
Stratos Lightwave set to give parent company some IPO pop
A dive into IP provisioning software leaves some questions.
They've got $60 million and Goldman Sachs behind them. Is that enough to produce a "God box"?
The digital cross-connect (DACS) market is morphing
Investors even seem a little bored with the news
Local organizations fight to light up their own optic links
Underscores importance of reliability in high bandwidth backbones.
Hip to Programmable Chips
Ditech buys the beleaguered startup for $85.5 million in stock and $10 million in cash
Institutional investors bought up shares in the quality of service (QoS) specialist today. Joe Public will get his turn next week
Cisco bought Cerent to get a foothold in the Sonet market, but it's still working on its Sonet killer - DPT
After a year of keeping quiet, Pluris is finally getting ready to ship a super-scalable terabit router
Two vendors are developing technologies that use sound waves to switch light.
Startup scales up LAN technology to address cost cutting requirement in metro nets.
Even so, demand still seems likely to outstrip supply for the foreseeable future.
Kymata and Quantum Bridge also have had their trade show displays tampered with
Shares to be priced at $13-$15, raising $400 million
Public investors to get more choices in a nascent market
Moves to wire optical edge switch for applications
Market share grows from 28 percent to 37 percent
Southampton Photonics raised a $55 million first round earlier this week. Here's why
Did Cinta "give away the store" in order to get the backing of heavyweight VCs?
Six potential customers and options all around
Service provisioning is supposed to help carriers make money, but currently this market is a ball of hair
If they ever did, carriers would lose revenues of tens of thousands of dollars a second.
It’s woefully late to market, but Alcatel’s decision to introduce a terabit router isn’t as dumb as it looks
If Integrated Micromachines is right, then most other vendors are using the wrong type of tilting mirrors
The serial entrepreneur and ex-Cisco CTO is starting Packet Design, an incubator with a difference
Old economy production lines can't keep pace with demand.
Vendors are racing to make light signals go further
Corvis IPO could attain $15 billion market cap
Finding cheap stocks in this environment isn't easy.
Vendor hints at industrial espionage, but its competitors think it's being paranoid
The wait for fiber-optic cable lengthens, putting CLECs at the mercy of cable manufacturers and contractors
Startup plans to integrate support for old school circuit-switched voice traffic into its router platform
What a scream! Calient and net.com have announced technologies with the same name
They didn't bother to show up at Supercomm--and nobody's really sure who would buy them
Chairman Desh Deshpande says that $2.9 billion wasn't too much to pay for Sirocco Systems
Lucent Technologies demo'd its terabit router in public for the first time, dispelling rumors that the product is a lemon
The company hopes a bigger, badder edge router will outgroom Cisco
Its Supercomm demo addresses carrier concerns that optical nets could suffer scalability problems similar to frame relay's.
Integration of router emulation from Qosnetics enables real-world terabit router testing.
Fujitsu label gives tiny Sonet ADM cred with carriers -- but it lacks data know-how
Its fiber-to-the-home developments bring deployment costs down to DSL levels
Capillary Networks's demise sends a chilling message to other optical startups
In this week's tech rally on Wall Street, optical equipment and components was the place to be
The old mux vendor was only playing dead
A raft of ex-Worldcom and MFS execs and an aggressive metropolitan-area fiber plan draw a $200 million investment
After nearly two weeks of waiting, ONI Systems finds investors eager to gobble up shares.
Wall Street Watches Optics
Acquiring Switzerland's CES gives MRV a leg up in the race to build next generation service provisioning platforms
Switch router from Cabletron spin-off takes a more practical approach to aggregating metropolitan-area traffic