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Tauzin-Dingell Takes Another Step
News Analysis | 2/28/2002

RBOCs are clucking, CLECS are complaining, and equipment companies are clamming up after bill passes House

Power X Powers Down
News Analysis | 2/28/2002

It looks like the end of the road for the switch fabric startup, as all but 6 employees are let go

Riverstone Savaged on Warning
News Analysis | 2/28/2002

Riverstone's share price is halved on news that company anticipates a sizeable revenue shortfall and layoffs

Former Alcatel Exec Cries Foul
News Analysis | 2/28/2002

Pierre Suard's forthcoming book alleges accounting monkey business at Alcatel

Real SMS Comes to the US
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/28/2002

The worldwide success of SMS has finally thawed US carriers’ frosty attitude to interoperator text messaging

Cisco CFO: More Cuts Needed
News Analysis | 2/27/2002

CFO Larry Carter says operating expenses must 'get down further.' What does he mean exactly?

ONI/Ciena: In Counseling?
News Analysis | 2/27/2002

Ciena's downward revenue guidance gave ONI an unpleasant surprise, but the two say they'll work things out

Global Crossing Lost $10 Billion in 2001
News Analysis | 2/27/2002

GlobalX postpones quarterly conference call but announces its preliminary revenue and massive writeoffs

Caspian Starts Fresh With $120M
News Analysis | 2/27/2002

The core routing startup has managed to raise $127 million, while wiping out most of its previous equity investors

Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/27/2002

Nortel's HDX optical switch is in trials and will show at OFC, but the quiet reception worries some analysts

Security Going Strong
News Analysis | 2/27/2002

Revenues for firewalls and VPNs are on the rise, according to an Infonetics report

ADVA to Shake Its Metro Money-Maker
CEBIT News Analysis | 2/27/2002

New products at CeBIT aim to help carriers make money from ADVA's metro DWDM equipment

I-Mode a No-Go for Euros?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/27/2002

The smash hit Japanese wireless data service is finally arriving in Europe. But is it just a little too late?

FCC Commissioner Weighs In
News Analysis | 2/26/2002

The FCC is trying to clarify the rules of the broadband game, says Commissioner Kevin Martin

Intel: The Prince of Processors?
News Analysis | 2/26/2002

Its three new network processors portend a possible repeat of its computer processor success

Lumentis Cuts Metro Costs
CEBIT News Analysis | 2/26/2002

Plans to unveil gigabit Ethernet modules for its economy-sized DWDM access rings at CeBIT

Wireless LANs: Not so Fast
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/26/2002

Operators to be major wireless access point players? Don’t hold your breath…

Countdown to CeBIT
CEBIT News Analysis | 2/26/2002

Some tips on how to make the most of Germany's giant technology trade show

JDSU: MEMS Aren't Just Memories
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/25/2002

JDSU widget that combines DWDM and switching resurrects interest in MEMS. But don't hold your breath

Williams Ponders Bankruptcy
News Analysis | 2/25/2002

Williams Communications could soon join Global Crossing and 360networks in bankruptcy court

Chiaro Lands an $80 Million Round
News Analysis | 2/25/2002

The five-year-old startup nabs $80 million in its fourth round of funding, but details on its product are slim

ProtoDel Pushes Passives
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/25/2002

UK company claims it has a platform for making passive components with much improved performance

Innovance Scores $55M
News Analysis | 2/25/2002

The core networking startup has scored yet another hefty round. What's the hidden hope?

Commentary: Mind the Wireless Gap
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/25/2002

If only I could get through on my 2G phone, I'd wow you with the wonders of 3G networks

Qwest Sees Light at End of the Tunnel
News Analysis | 2/22/2002

CEO Nacchio waxes positive about the company's cash position. But what about its debt?

Cisco Preps Stealth Switch
News Analysis | 2/22/2002

Cisco appears to be planning an optical switch for release this fall UPDATED 02/22 4:00 PM

Poll Highlights Job Insecurity
News Analysis | 2/22/2002

Light Reading survey paints a bleak picture of the job market

Cannes Do
Column | 2/22/2002

Cannes Do – R. Scott Raynovich

Maple Continues to Shed
News Analysis | 2/22/2002

Maple Optical Systems has lopped off one third of its staff

Nokia Triggers 3G Standards Debate
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/22/2002

Its announcement of an Open IP Base Station Architecture initiative has stirred up questions over who should be setting standards

Bell Labs Claims Laser First
News Analysis | 2/21/2002

Its laser, which provides many wavelengths simultaneously, could slash the cost of building DWDM systems

360networks Subpoenaed
News Analysis | 2/21/2002

The SEC has subpoenaed 360networks to cough up documents related to its dealings with Global Crossing

Ciena: Outlook Dim
News Analysis | 2/21/2002

Ciena's Q1 earnings were low as expected, but its cut in Q2 guidance took many investors by surprise

Sabeus Challenges Thin Film
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/21/2002

Sabeus will showcase its gain flattening EDFA technology at OFC

Cable MSOs Set to Win?
News Analysis | 2/21/2002

Cable operators are sitting on a 'goldmine of broadband opportunity,' says the Optical Oracle

Bross Rides the ONI Gravy Train
News Analysis | 2/21/2002

ONI's whirlwind ride made many people rich: Among them, Williams tech guru Matthew Bross

Agilent Claims Location Technology Advance
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/21/2002

Says it can deliver an unparalleled combination of accuracy and low cost

Photonami 'Bursts' Onto Scene
News Analysis | 2/20/2002

Canadian startup talks up trio of metro systems, but keeps mum on funding

Velio 'Eliminates Framers'
News Analysis | 2/20/2002

Company claims its Sonet-optimized SerDes chip could eliminate framers in some applications

Iolon and Innovance Deal: Good Omen?
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/20/2002

The two high-profile startups are upbeat about market, say more news is on the way

Washout Rains $53M on Pluris
News Analysis | 2/20/2002

After five years, Pluris closes its fifth round of funding and starts afresh after a recapitalization

Operators Cast Doubts On GPRS
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/20/2002

Early networks are performing poorly when handling standard Internet applications

WaveSmith's Frame Relay Connection
News Analysis | 2/19/2002

Vendor says the multibillion-dollar frame relay market is not only alive but on the move. But who's buying?

Xtera's New Plan
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/19/2002

Xtera prepares to compete in the long-haul DWDM systems business

Nortel Unveils Passport 20000
News Analysis | 2/19/2002

The long-awaited multiservice switch will keep some folks waiting a bit longer

Juniper Unveils 'Wireless Router'
News Analysis | 2/19/2002

Joint development with Ericsson connects data sent over the mobile core network to the Internet

LightLogic CEO Finds a New Home
News Analysis | 2/19/2002

John McGraw, former CEO of LightLogic, resurfaces as chairman of UK startup Kamelian

Cisco Locks Down Security Strategy
News Analysis | 2/19/2002

Networking leader upgrades individual firewall and VPN products; is it just playing catchup?

Juniper Unveils ‘Wireless Router’
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/19/2002

Juniper launches a 'wireless router' aimed at carriers planning to move to all-IP networks

Zenastra Reborn?
News Analysis | 2/18/2002

A U.S. startup and a Chinese firm join forces to resurrect the bankrupt integrated optics startup

Ciena and ONI: Wedding of the Year?
News Analysis | 2/18/2002

The $900M merger of Ciena and ONI Systems will ensure optical success, the CEOs say. Can they pull it off?

FCC Stirs Up Competitive Carriers
News Analysis | 2/18/2002

The FCC's proposed rule changes could allow incumbents to push ISPs off their networks

IFC Files Chapter 11
News Analysis | 2/15/2002

International FiberCom's financial woes touch Velocita and Metro-Optix

What's Next for Kestrel?
News Analysis | 2/15/2002

The elusive FDM company continues to give out mixed messages. Where's it all going?

Components: Measure Once, Cut Better
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/15/2002

A handful of companies aim to bring optical component manufacturing out of the 1970s

Juniper Sinks in Market-Share Scare
News Analysis | 2/14/2002

New report sees Cisco regaining ground lost to Juniper in the core router market; Juniper shares plummet

Tellium: Up for Sale?
News Analysis | 2/14/2002

The company appoints an M&A expert to its board. Could it be shopping for a buyer?

Report: Core Router Market Falls 22%
News Analysis | 2/14/2002

Cisco and Juniper both recorded double-digit revenue reductions between the third and fourth quarters of 2001

Nortel Nixes Passive Components
News Analysis | 2/14/2002

Auctions of vast amounts of manufacturing gear point to Nortel having halted work on AWGs and related devices

Internet Security Scare
News Analysis | 2/13/2002

A newly discovered security hole in SNMP may affect the bulk of networking gear on the planet

Williams: Blowing Wind?
News Analysis | 2/13/2002

Williams Communications forecasts 20 percent revenue growth for Q1 2002, but analysts say it may not be enough

Level 3's Crowe: "We're Clean"
News Analysis | 2/13/2002

Carrier's CEO says its IRU swaps were done properly. Is Crowe painting a target on himself?

Centerpoint 's Appeal: Sooo 1999?
News Analysis | 2/13/2002

Centerpoint Broadband drops big names and a hazy roadmap in its search for a large funding round

Global Crossing: More Questions
News Analysis | 2/13/2002

IRUs may be just the start. At Global Crossing, the questions about insider sales and corporate debt will linger

Sycamore: Everybody Hurts
News Analysis | 2/12/2002

Sycamore continues the painful process of aligning its business to larger carrier customers

Atrica Attracts $75M
News Analysis | 2/12/2002

Optical Etherent startup scores a whopping $75 million in its third round of funding

Multilink Shrinks Modulator Module
News Analysis | 2/12/2002

Claims that its modulator driver occupies 75 percent less board space than competing products

Nortel Puts On a Brave Face
News Analysis | 2/12/2002

CEO says profitability will return by yearend but has a tough time explaining why

ONI's Evans Hones the Message
News Analysis | 2/12/2002

Peter Evans, a former Nortel man, jumps on board in a mission to take the company to the next level

Startup Shelf Life
Column | 2/12/2002

Startup Shelf Life – Doug Green

Nortel CFO Leaves After Probe
News Analysis | 2/11/2002

Nortel's CFO apparently shifted some minor investments outside the permitted window. Now he's gone

AT&T Boosts Ciena, Cisco
News Analysis | 2/11/2002

Analysts say AT&T's deals with Ciena and Cisco are old news, but it's enough to show a glimmer of optimism

Sayonara Cinta
News Analysis | 2/11/2002

Cinta Networks shuts its doors due to lack of funding

ONI's RBOC Customer: Qwest?
News Analysis | 2/11/2002

Qwest, an existing ONI customer, looks to be deploying ONI gear in its regulated network

Qwest Called on Global Crossing
News Analysis | 2/11/2002

Fiber swap deals between Qwest and Global Crossing may be at issue in SEC subpœna

WatchGuard Takes RapidStream
News Analysis | 2/11/2002

WatchGuard $48M deal to buy RapidStream may signal the start of consolidation in the security market

Corning: 'We've Hit Bottom'
News Analysis | 2/8/2002

Execs say they feel the rocks below. But how long they'll stay submerged is an open question

Deferrals Bug Cisco Investors
News Analysis | 2/8/2002

Cisco's deferred revenue situation has caused investors and analysts to turn tail

Corvis: How Low Can It Go?
News Analysis | 2/8/2002

The company's stock tumbles on news of the cancellation of Qwest's purchase order

Global Crossing Under Fire
News Analysis | 2/8/2002

Inquiries into the Global Crossing bankruptcy are accelerating: Expect more

ONI Pushes Toward RBOCs
News Analysis | 2/7/2002

ONI touts a secret RBOC account as both revenues and losses increase in its Q4 earnings

Tellabs Takes a New Tack
News Analysis | 2/7/2002

Tellabs is changing its product strategy by reselling a product from White Rock Networks

Fiber to Home: Dream Deferred?
News Analysis | 2/7/2002

Will residential fiber-optic rollouts ever materialize? UPDATED 2/8 1PM

WorldCom's Ebbers Stands Firm
News Analysis | 2/7/2002

WorldCom calls bankruptcy rumors 'nonsense' on quarterly conference call; profits fall short of estimates

Cisco Beats Street; Growth is Flat
News Analysis | 2/6/2002

Cisco beats analyst expectations for the quarter, but profits fall year-to-year and revenue growth is flat

Wireline CTO Quits Lucent
News Analysis | 2/6/2002

Steven G. Akers, cofounder of Spring Tide Networks, is leaving his post as CTO of Lucent's INS group UPDATED 2/7 10AM

Salira Puts on Its EPON
News Analysis | 2/6/2002

Salira is laying the ground work for the announcement of its Ethernet-based PON product

Multiplex Employees Get Subpoenas
News Analysis | 2/6/2002

Multiplex confirms that it's being investigated by the US Attorney's Office in New Jersey

Cisco Spills the Beans
News Analysis | 2/6/2002

Cisco shares tick up prior to earnings, after an executive issues memo on quarterly results

Wu-Fu Chen: It's Tough out There
News Analysis | 2/6/2002

Serial entrepreneur Wu-Fu Chen blames nothing but the economy for OptiMight's demise and Cinta's struggles

Finisar Buys (and Saves) AIFOtec
News Analysis | 2/6/2002

Finisar snaps up nearly bankrupt AIFOtec, giving it laser arrays for cheap UPDATED 2/6 12:00 PM

Verizon Is Not the Nation's First
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/6/2002

Monet Mobile Networks launched first U.S. 3G service on October 24th, 2001.

More Cuts at Ciena
News Analysis | 2/5/2002

Another victim of an ailing telecom market, Ciena cuts jobs and lowers outlook for Q1

Juniper Mum on Core Router...
News Analysis | 2/5/2002

Its latest core router, code-named 'Gibson,' is being tested by four major carriers, Light Reading has learned

...But Announces Dull Edge Upgrades
News Analysis | 2/5/2002

Analysts expecting a new product announcement are disappointed by today's ho-hum news release

What's Up With Enterasys?
News Analysis | 2/5/2002

Enterasys discloses SEC investigation and delays earnings report; Riverstone distances itself

Movaz Makes Its Milestones
News Analysis | 2/5/2002

Says it's shipping its switch, DWDM, and GMPLS software package that automates optical transport networks

Telecom: The Fear Factor
News Analysis | 2/4/2002

Equipment and carrier stocks melt down as the earnings season paints a grim picture of the carrier market

Williams Winding Down?
News Analysis | 2/4/2002

Williams may be in default under its credit agreement. Will it be the next carrier to go Chapter 11?

Quantum Bridge Casts a Wider (Ether) Net
News Analysis | 2/4/2002

Passive optical networking player adds wide-area Ethernet capabilities to its kit. Why?

OptiMight Be Shutting Down
News Analysis | 2/4/2002

Sources say the long-haul optical startup is shutting its doors after failing to reach an agreement on financing

Cutting the Cord
Column | 2/4/2002

Cutting the Cord — Scott Clavenna

JDSU Says EDFAs Fixed
News Analysis | 2/1/2002

'Problems' with JDSU's EDFAs confirmed by another system maker; but JDSU says it's old news

Jasmine Networks: Disconnected
News Analysis | 2/1/2002

The startup founded in 1999 put all its eggs in the Nortel basket and got burned

Tellium Shares Sink After Earnings
News Analysis | 2/1/2002

Street reacts to news of a pro forma profit skeptically; investors continue to await new contracts
UPDATED 2/1/02 2:55 PM

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