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Symmorphix Joins the Amp Camp
News Analysis | 10/31/2001

The startup is making erbium-doped waveguide amplifiers in a different way from its competitors

Alcatel Losses Prompt More Cuts
News Analysis | 10/31/2001

Company posts a net loss of $500 million, will cut 10,000 more jobs

Qwest's Qwarter Not So Shiny
News Analysis | 10/31/2001

Qwest's losses are attributed to falling revenue from optical assets. Bad signs all around for optical equipment

Cisco Preps Long-Haul DWDM Platform
News Analysis | 10/31/2001

The ONS 15808 will be launched 'later this year' and looks a little like Ciena's CoreStream product

Is Mayan Done Yet?
News Analysis | 10/31/2001

Mayan Networks has junked one acquisition, completed another -- and is once again rumored to be calling it quits

MRV: Luminent's a Drag
News Analysis | 10/30/2001

MRV's components spinoff - soon to be folded back into the company - gets the blame for poor numbers

Marconi Claims Tunable Laser Advance
News Analysis | 10/30/2001

Says its 'digital supermode' DBR will have better performance and be easier to make than existing products

Can Redback Come Back?
News Analysis | 10/30/2001

Company pins its hopes to the busy edge router market, where it has introduced the SmartEdge 800

Syndesis: Will Amdocs Pop the Question?
News Analysis | 10/29/2001

After streamlining and realigning, will this software vendor be bought by Amdocs? And what would it mean?

IBM Breaks the Silicon Speed Barrier
News Analysis | 10/29/2001

Presents research indicating that silicon-germanium electronics can sustain lines rates of 56 Gbit/s

Solinet Morphs Into Ceyba
News Analysis | 10/29/2001

The Ottawa startup formerly known as Solinet offers a few more details about its long-haul optical strategy

RouteScience Soups Up IP
News Analysis | 10/29/2001

Startup founded by ex-Cisco exec looks to be the first of a new crop of IP-performance companies to ship product

Alidian Restructures
News Analysis | 10/26/2001

Newman takes over as CEO, Sadler returns as COO, and 50 more jobs are cut

Intel Backs VCSEL Startup
News Analysis | 10/26/2001

It's funding Lytek, an Arizona State U. spinoff developing 1310nm surface-emitting lasers

KP, Cisco Double Down on Cenix
News Analysis | 10/26/2001

Kleiner Perkins leads another round and switches board members at Cenix, one of Vinod Khosla's picks

JDSU Weighs on Optical Sector
News Analysis | 10/26/2001

Judging from the results and forecasts at JDSU, the sector's recovery is still not within sight

Corvis Stock Slips on Q3 Report
News Analysis | 10/25/2001

Corvis hits the low end of expectations with $24 million in revenue for Q4; loses $49 million before charges

Cogent's Finances Revealed in Filing
News Analysis | 10/25/2001

Cogent's revenues slowly begin to ramp as it picks clean troubled service providers

Harmonic Hits a Bad Note
News Analysis | 10/25/2001

Harmonic reported better than expected third-quarter earnings last night. So why is the stock down 30%?

Foundry's Fallout
News Analysis | 10/25/2001

Foundry's Q3 results disappoint. Analysts issue confusing downgrade notes. Stock tanks

McGinn McFound
News Analysis | 10/25/2001

Former Lucent CEO Richard McGinn starts afresh as venture capital advisor at Manhattan-based RRE Ventures

Tellium Stock Pops After Earnings
News Analysis | 10/25/2001

Tellium's stock gains 20% after the company announces positive quarterly results UPDATED 10/25 9:45 AM ET

Tropic Joins Canadian Cutback Crew
News Analysis | 10/24/2001

Tropic Networks is the latest well-funded Ottawa startup to cut costs now in order to make it through 2002

ONI Stock Takes a Hit
News Analysis | 10/24/2001

Shares get a 20% haircut on quarterly earnings report; customer count is not where company expected

Ennovate Shuts Down
News Analysis | 10/24/2001

Edge-switch maker Ennovate Networks closes its doors and puts 127 more people out of work

PON: The Dream Is Alive
News Analysis | 10/24/2001

A slew of back-burner projects reflect faith that passive optical networking is steadily -- if slowly -- building

Ciena Wins C&W Deal
News Analysis | 10/24/2001

Cable and Wireless still plans to deploy Tellium's core switches -- but not for some time

OC192 Processors: Who's First?
News Analysis | 10/23/2001

It could be AMCC or EZchip, with Agere not far behind. But does it really matter?

Motorola Spruces Up C-Port Chip
News Analysis | 10/23/2001

The money right now is in putting a little more kick into its OC48 (2.5 Gbit/s) network processor, says Motorola

Lucent: What's Another $8 Billion?
News Analysis | 10/23/2001

Fourth quarter is capped by $8 billion charge. Lucent says this, and 10,000 more job cuts, get it closer to breakeven

Avici Losses Increase
News Analysis | 10/23/2001

Avici blames the capex crunch for expected big losses, searches for new customers, and pins hopes on tiny TSR

SBC: Uncle Sam Killed Broadband
News Analysis | 10/22/2001

Chairman and CEO blames government regulation for declining fortunes, says it will hamper DSL deployment

Teradiant Turns Up
News Analysis | 10/22/2001

Network processor startup emerges from stealth mode to announce first-round funding of $26 million

Avanex Misses by Two Cents
News Analysis | 10/22/2001

Avanex's slide continues as the company acquires more technology

EZchip Redoes It
News Analysis | 10/22/2001

EZchip is very close to shipping its OC192 network processor, though it appears to have altered the gameplan

Nortel Dogged by Competitors
News Analysis | 10/22/2001

Nortel's long-haul strategy weakens along with the company's competitive position against Ciena and Corvis

Redback's New Sales Strategy
News Analysis | 10/19/2001

Sell, sell, sell! A Redback sales memo indicates it wants to move SMS 10000 products, badly. And price isn't an issue

Dynarc in Trouble
News Analysis | 10/19/2001

Swedish metro equipment startup has laid off most of its staff following collapse of fundraising efforts

AFC: One Bright Spot?
News Analysis | 10/19/2001

Yes, it's also laying off people. But AFC beat estimates and remained profitable in its third-quarter results

Corning Slams on the Brakes
News Analysis | 10/19/2001

Fiber giant announces a $220 net loss, will 'idle' the manufacture of optical fiber

Sycamore Enters Crisis Mode
News Analysis | 10/19/2001

Sycamore slashes expectations, announces a plan to restructure and cut 25% of its staff. Some think its not enough

Nortel Says It Sees Clearly Now
News Analysis | 10/18/2001

Execs say they've got newfound "clarity" in carrier plans. But what they see is less capex and more uncertainty

Bell Labs Makes Molecular Transistor
News Analysis | 10/18/2001

Bell Labs promises to shrink electronics with its molecular-scale transistor, but there's plenty of work still to do

Cinta Gets Leaner, Cites Attacks
News Analysis | 10/18/2001

Long-haul startup blames a softening economy and September 11th tragedies for its latest round of layoffs

Morgan Warns Against Early Optimism
News Analysis | 10/18/2001

Morgan Stanley says it's too soon to call a rebound in DWDM and other photonic components

VCs Wait for Liquidity
News Analysis | 10/18/2001

VCs must get creative as investment returns drop and liquidity opportunities become more scarce

Gigabit Optics Takes in $20M
News Analysis | 10/18/2001

Subsystems manufacturer lands respectable amount for its second round, but it doesn't come without a price

Extreme's Extremely Inconclusive Quarter
News Analysis | 10/17/2001

Ethernet switching specialist comes in below its guidance and changes accounting practices, leaving many questions

Poll Points to All-Optical Future
News Analysis | 10/17/2001

All-optical switches will be selling well in two years' time, says a Light Reading survey

Report Predicts Chip Rebound
News Analysis | 10/17/2001

Optical Oracle identifies the companies that'll be first to recover from the current inventory overhang

Digital Lightwave Dims
News Analysis | 10/17/2001

After massive revenue shortfall, executives decline to give guidance and CFO hits the highway

ONI Slims Down
News Analysis | 10/16/2001

ONI Systems is laying off 16 percent of its staff and taking other measures to cut costs UPDATED 10/16 6:30pm

New Focus Gets New CEO
News Analysis | 10/16/2001

Kenneth Westrick has resigned from his CEO post. Harris takes his place

Proximion Bags $10 Million
News Analysis | 10/16/2001

Swedish startup plans to ramp up production of its optical monitoring subsystems

Tellabs Pins Hopes on Optical
News Analysis | 10/16/2001

Tellabs posted a net loss of $49 million but says its 6000 series optical products are set to win

Unisphere Wins AT&T Contract
News Analysis | 10/16/2001

It may not be a huge order, but supplying edge routers to AT&T is a feather in Unisphere's cap

Optical Signaling: Slow but Sure
News Analysis | 10/15/2001

A recent Light Reading Webinar poll reveals that optical signaling is a vital, but slowly moving, bandwagon

Alcatel ATM Switch Steps Up
News Analysis | 10/15/2001

Alcatel says a new version of its 7670 RSP is geared to meeting carriers' multiservice requirements

Photonex Scores Huge 3rd Round
News Analysis | 10/15/2001

It's raised another $90 million to complete the development of its 40 Gbit/s long haul DWDM technology

Alidian Lays Off Again
News Analysis | 10/15/2001

Alidian Networks has fired 20 employees and started new equipment trials in Texas

Siemens To Cut People and Plants
News Analysis | 10/15/2001

Its Information and Communications Networks division will double the number of layoffs to 10,000

Coriolis Scores $32 Million
News Analysis | 10/15/2001

The metro equipment startup appears to be ahead of its nearest rival, Native Networks

Foreign Workers Sit Tight
News Analysis | 10/12/2001

How has the economic downturn affected foreign workers? So far, not so badly. But that could change

Inphi Pitches OC768
News Analysis | 10/12/2001

Startup Inphi looks set to beat the big chip makers to market with products for 40-Gbit/s systems

Akara Hacks Headcount
News Analysis | 10/12/2001

Storage system provider switches direction, chops a third of its workforce in anticipation of a tough 2002

Redback Stock Stages Rally
News Analysis | 10/12/2001

Shares ramped 50 percent yesterday and are climbing again this morning on optimism and acquisition rumors

Juniper Soars on Earnings Report
News Analysis | 10/11/2001

In after-hours trading, Juniper shares go through the roof after beating analyst expectations

Introducing Iamba
News Analysis | 10/11/2001

The stealthy startup says it wants to move optical access beyond PON

Rally Lights Up LR Index
News Analysis | 10/11/2001

As Nasdaq and NYSE rally, the LR Index gets a 4 percent pop. Is the bottom near?

Finisar Execs Lead by Example
News Analysis | 10/11/2001

Does a recent insider spending spree signal better times for troubled optical networking component vendor?

Startup Demos Optical Processing
News Analysis | 10/11/2001

Israel's Lenslet says its 'optical DSP engine' will be far faster, smaller, and cheaper than today's ASICs

Redback's Rough Road
News Analysis | 10/10/2001

Redback's losses widen and its headcount shrinks as the company's new managers settle in to an enormous job

Tellabs Losing Its Edge?
News Analysis | 10/10/2001

Reported loss of Verizon contract indicates Tellabs is struggling to keep up with a changing market

The IP Priesthood
Column | 10/10/2001

The IP Priesthood – Peter Wagner

Are Fat Cats Slimming Down?
News Analysis | 10/10/2001

JDS Uniphase and Cisco CEOs shun big bonuses in tough times. But it's too soon to call a trend UPDATED 10.11.01

EXFO Meets Lowered Expectations
News Analysis | 10/10/2001

Fiber optics testing and manufacturing equipment firm reports mounting losses, sees rebound in 2002

Rumors Rampant as Startup Woes Mount
News Analysis | 10/9/2001

Startup layoffs and losses are at an all-time high in optical networking. And the rumor mill's grinding out of control

Lucent's LambdaRouter Turns Japanese
News Analysis | 10/9/2001

Lucent wins its second contract for the all-optical LambdaRouter, but Wall Street isn't wowed

Where Have the Big Deals Gone?
News Analysis | 10/9/2001

Even with lower valuations, experts say that big equipment company mergers seem too messy right now

Avici Intros Tiny TSR
News Analysis | 10/9/2001

Avici has cut its big terabit router in half, but continues to say it's designed for the network core

NetVmg: A Bandwidth Cost Cop
News Analysis | 10/8/2001

Startup comes out of hiding, declaring that not all bandwidth is created equal

Charlotte's Web: Who's Best Now?
News Analysis | 10/8/2001

It's about to announce more tests aimed at showing that its core router can beat Cisco's and Juniper's

Sycamore: More Layoffs Coming?
News Analysis | 10/5/2001

More big cuts are likely at the ailing optical networking company

Intel Still Seeking Startups
News Analysis | 10/5/2001

Its head of investment, Les Vadasz, was far more optimistic than other VCs on a Silicon Valley discussion panel

Zenastra Photonics: RIP
News Analysis | 10/5/2001

The promising Ottawa startup has closed its doors and is selling assets

ECOC: Pick of the Papers
News Analysis | 10/5/2001

Plenty of exciting techology is in the pipeline, judging by the conference's post-deadline papers

Digital Bridges Turns to Artificial Intelligence
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/5/2001

Watch for a new race super-computers to overtake mankind through Tetris.

Is World Wide Packets up for Sale?
News Analysis | 10/4/2001

Bernard Daines's startup has laid off its marketing team and might be running out of money

Corvis Execs Get Bullish
News Analysis | 10/4/2001

David Huber and other Corvis execs are buying back their own shares – but only after they've sold millions

Corning Cuts Again
News Analysis | 10/4/2001

Weakness in the company's core fiber business is forcing 4,000 more layoffs and several plant closings

WaveSplitter Gets Dynamic Over DWDM
News Analysis | 10/4/2001

Its joint developments with Infineon and Gemfire could give it an edge in emerging DWDM component markets

Tech Rally Boosts LR Index
News Analysis | 10/3/2001

Positive vibes from the unlikely duo of George W. Bush and John Chambers boost markets

Nortel: Can This Company Be Saved?
News Analysis | 10/3/2001

Nortel's auctioning off lots of properties while consolidating internal operations. What's left?

All About Calix
News Analysis | 10/3/2001

Stealthy startup Calix is building a super-scaleable access box

Cisco Storms the Metro Edge
News Analysis | 10/3/2001

Cisco's bulking up its edge routers and focusing on metropolitan networks in a revamped assault on the carrier market

Scattered Signals for Tunable Lasers
News Analysis | 10/3/2001

Movaz's deal with Bandwidth9 brings to mind other companies that have scaled back their plans for tunable lasers

Everypath Adds Siebel to Partners
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/3/2001

Combine this with their Accenture deal, and Everypath is suddenly in a strong enterprise position.

ECOC Show Report
News Analysis | 10/2/2001

Europe's components show is bigger and better than last year – but that's not saying much

Nortel Swings Axe, Switches CEOs
News Analysis | 10/2/2001

Nortel keeps cutting and cutting... and John Roth has stepped aside **UPDATED 10.3.01 11AM ET**

MFN Saved at the Bell
News Analysis | 10/2/2001

After a long wait, carrier comes up with some cash and juggles execs. Analysts say: "Yes!"

Celox Battens Down the Hatch
News Analysis | 10/2/2001

Another company moves to lower its burn rate

Qwest's Nacchio Pipes Up, Again
News Analysis | 10/1/2001

Defensive or offensive? Hard to tell, but Qwest's unusual conference call suggest serious change is afoot

BrightLink Cuts to the Bone
News Analysis | 10/1/2001

Optical switch maker fires 20 more, including its CFO and its vice president of marketing

Kamelian to Upstage Genoa?
News Analysis | 10/1/2001

The startup says its chip goes beyond simply amplifying multiple wavelengths in DWDM systems

Which Amp is the Champ?
News Analysis | 10/1/2001

Teem Photonics and Cisilias are both showing 8-channel erbium-doped waveguide amplifier arrays at ECOC

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