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Content posted in April 2000
JDSU and E-TEK: The Omens Are Good
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4/28/2000  |  Post a comment
Industry experts say that the proposed merger of JDS Uniphase and E-TEK is likely to go ahead, despite a DOJ investigation
Williams' CTO Profits From His Position
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4/27/2000  |  Post a comment
Matthew Bross, chief technology officer at Williams Communications, stands to make millions from ONI's IPO
ONI Strikes Back
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4/26/2000  |  Post a comment
With an IPO pending, the startup slaps Nortel with a lawsuit
Global Crossing Joins Wavelength Service Avant Garde
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4/25/2000  |  Post a comment
Service is the latest to offer bandwidth-starved carriers economical upgrades via DWDM
50 Ways To Leave Your Lucent
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4/25/2000  |  5 comments
Optical giant loses lots of workers – but gains one key hire
Nortel And Lucent Compete For Air Time
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4/24/2000  |  Post a comment
The twin optical titans are financing competing fiberless optical networking start-ups
IP Over Glass, Who Cares?
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4/21/2000  |  Post a comment
Ciena and Juniper announced completion of their interoperability test
Xros's OFC Splash Was All Wet
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4/21/2000  |  Post a comment
Only a small portion of its big optical switch was actually operational
360networks Barrels Ahead with IPO
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4/20/2000  |  Post a comment
Share price climbs despite trepidation
Sorrento Puffs Itself Up For An IPO
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4/19/2000  |  Post a comment
Its announcement of metro DWDM developments is just part of a bigger plan
Extreme Launches A Sonet Killer
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4/17/2000  |  Post a comment
But its latest switch won't convince many existing carriers to go with Gigabit Ethernet.
Aerie Prepares a Feast of Fiber
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4/14/2000  |  Post a comment
Its plans for the biggest capacity backbone in the US will fuel even fiercer competition among long distance operators.
Lumenon Gets a Nasdaq Listing
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4/13/2000  |  Post a comment
Share trading in the developer of optical integrated circuits is expected to start this morning
The Truth About TeraBeam
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4/13/2000  |  Post a comment
Technology limitations bring startup's claims about fiberless optical networking down to earth
Bookham's Share Price Soars After IPO
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4/12/2000  |  Post a comment
Component maker's stock price increases 70 percent in the first day's trading
Rocky Times For Redback?
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4/12/2000  |  Post a comment
Vendor faces new competitors and new marketing challenges. Its response: launch a PC-based product
Optical Switches Go Into Commercial Use
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4/11/2000  |  Post a comment
Extant is running live traffic over Tellium's Aurora switches, marking a milestone in optical developments
Appian Teeters On the Edge
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4/10/2000  |  Post a comment
Unlike other metro products, Appian's is designed solely for use on the customer premises
Fiberlane Founder Finds Another Startup
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4/7/2000  |  Post a comment
Raj Singh, entrepreneur turned VC, has a great track record that could turn into big bucks for investors
Startup Prepares Secret Switch
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4/6/2000  |  Post a comment
Onix Microsystems wants to keep its 1,000 port MEMS-based switch subsystem under wraps
Unisphere Lays Off 37
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4/5/2000  |  Post a comment
The axe is out at Unisphere, but execs say it's just part of the plan
JDS Uniphase Moves Into MEMS
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4/4/2000  |  Post a comment
Acquiring Cronos for $750 million gives it a key technology for future optical switches
The Last Laugh Is On Lucent
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4/3/2000  |  Post a comment
Evidence suggests that Lucent tried - and failed - to kill off Ciena two years ago by pre-announcing a DWDM product
Redback Multiplies By Ten
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4/3/2000  |  Post a comment
Vendor takes a two-step approach to extending its product line. One: take existing product. Two: make it bigger

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