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Content posted in May 2001
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Telecom Woes Prompt More Layoffs
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5/17/2001  |  48 comments
A new wave of layoffs sweeps through as startups like Ellacoya, Tenor and CoSine seek to conserve cash.
Market Gives Tellium a High Five
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5/17/2001  |  6 comments
Tellium raises $135 million in IPO; shares trade up 40 percent in first day of trading UPDATED 6PM EDT
Ottawa Startups Cool to Fab Plan
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5/17/2001  |  6 comments
Plans to build a $50 million incubator and chip fabrication plant are getting a mixed reception
Ciena Struts Its Stuff
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5/17/2001  |  11 comments
Ciena's sales grow 20 percent over first quarter and profits beat estimates. Gary Smith is named new CEO
Report Heralds IP Doomsday
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5/16/2001  |  38 comments
McKinsey/Morgan research report predicts the IP sky is falling, with growth slowing and revenues dropping. How bad is it? UPDATED 5/17 7:00 PM
Optisphere, Alidian Team Up
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5/16/2001  |  20 comments
Alidian lands $50 million OEM deal by which Siemens spinoff Optisphere will market metro networking boxes
Nortel's Got a Plan
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5/16/2001  |  47 comments
Optical Internet chief Mumford says they're beefing up DWDM platform; new CEO will come from outside Nortel
Sycamore Awaits Savior in SN16000
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5/16/2001  |  4 comments
After reporting a brutal revenue shortfall and a $160 million writeoff in fiscal Q3, company focuses on new product
Cypress Flexes MEMS Muscles
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5/15/2001  |  Post a comment
Last summer's acquisition of Silicon Light Machines is beginning to bear fruit
Echelle Gratings Make a Comeback
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5/15/2001  |  8 comments
Optenia and MetroPhotonics are aiming to give AWG manufacturers a run for their money
Lucent Lands LambdaRouter Deal
News Analysis  | 
5/15/2001  |  22 comments
Global Crossing signs long-rumored deal for several of Lucent's wavelength routers; exact amount undisclosed
Juniper Mounts Pulpit for IP Services
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5/15/2001  |  11 comments
It says new router software and interfaces will allow carriers to make more money from IP services
Juniper to Announce 40-Gig Strategy?
News Analysis  | 
5/15/2001  |  36 comments
Sources say router vendor will announce 40-gig interfaces, upping the stakes in the core router market
Can Translume Direct-Write Success?
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5/14/2001  |  6 comments
New startup Translume has four employees and a big idea: melting channels into a glass block with high-power lasers
Corvis Cuts Back
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5/14/2001  |  9 comments
Corvis told investors it would reduce its spending. It has started with voluntary layoffs
Atrica Tells a Tall 100-Gbit/s Tale
Supercomm News Analysis  | 
5/14/2001  |  8 comments
Forthcoming product will glue together separate 10-Gbit/s Ethernet channels to build 100-Gbit/s optical Ethernet switch
Astral Redirects Its Point
Supercomm News Analysis  | 
5/14/2001  |  1 comment
Astral point goes after incumbent carriers by adding Sonet capabilities to its metro platform
Zaffire May Have a Buyer
News Analysis  | 
5/11/2001  |  76 comments
Ciena and Marconi are said to be in the running to snap up the DWDM metro networking player for about $250 million
Cisco Optical VP Steps Down
News Analysis  | 
5/11/2001  |  3 comments
Terry Brown, VP and general manager of Cisco's optical unit, is stepping down for family reasons
Nortel's Empty Room at the Top
News Analysis  | 
5/11/2001  |  43 comments
The executive suite's getting drafty: John Roth's retiring and the COO has left. Can NT find leadership internally?
Straus Speaks
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5/11/2001  |  3 comments
JDSU's big cheese Jozef Straus shared his thoughts on next-gen optical components at CLEO in Baltimore
BBO Files for Bankruptcy Protection
News Analysis  | 
5/10/2001  |  25 comments
The axe is falling at BBO. Employees will get no severance. Could BBO investor Vinod Khosla be losing his touch?
VCs Turn Back the Clock on Funding
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5/10/2001  |  1 comment
Report says VC funding is back to the same level it was at in 1999 -- but optical is still hot
What Cisco Stepped In
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5/10/2001  |  25 comments
Even after a horrible quarter, competitors still view it as the one to beat
CLEO Report: Pick of the Papers
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5/10/2001  |  Post a comment
Technical highlights from this year's Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics in Baltimore
Multiplex Scores Another $105M
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5/9/2001  |  Post a comment
Hefty third round will help build customer base for New Jersey startup. But no rush to IPO just yet
Nortel Pushes Optical Ethernet
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5/9/2001  |  57 comments
Nortel equips its Passport 8600 with 10-Gbit/s interfaces, targeting metro networks; but is it just playing catchup?
Cable Deal Raises Harmonic Shares
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5/9/2001  |  Post a comment
Stock jumps 40% on deal with Cox Communications. Optical investment may be returning to the cable industry
Tellium IPO Set for Next Week
News Analysis  | 
5/9/2001  |  23 comments
The core optical networking player is ready to test the market to raise as much as $112 million
How Ciena Won TyCom
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5/9/2001  |  12 comments
A variety of integrated features in the CoreDirector led to a $150 million contract at TyCom
ZettaCom Advances With ZEST (& ZEN)
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5/9/2001  |  Post a comment
Wu-Fu Chen startup gets a step closer to delivering chip sets for terabit routers
Qwest, Broadwing Go Gigabit Ethernet
News Analysis  | 
5/8/2001  |  24 comments
Carriers Broadwing and Qwest plunge into high-speed data services based on gigabit Ethernet
Cisco's Q3: Ouch!
News Analysis  | 
5/8/2001  |  12 comments
The collapse of CLEC business and global economic slowdown contribute to the company's worst quarter in history
Princeton Lightwave Claims Laser Record
News Analysis  | 
5/8/2001  |  Post a comment
Doubles power of DFB lasers -- to 340mW -- which could give DWDM a big boost
Coup at Cratos
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5/8/2001  |  25 comments
Has the Cratos film flopped? CEO Sanjeev Newarikar has been bounced, and Raj Singh has left to make movies
Lucent CFO Quits, World Yawns
News Analysis  | 
5/7/2001  |  7 comments
The departure of Lucent CFO Deborah Hopkins raises more questions about future management at the company
PacketLight's Pure Packet Play
Supercomm News Analysis  | 
5/7/2001  |  Post a comment
This startup’s mantra: "All packets, all the time"
Entrada Adds CWDM to Storage Switch
News Analysis  | 
5/7/2001  |  6 comments
Add-on will deploy economical WDM technology to encourage use of metropolitan optical links for storage networks
Vitesse's Balancing Act
News Analysis  | 
5/7/2001  |  Post a comment
Chip maker plans to launch an integrated chipset for building load-balanced gigabit switching fabrics
Zhone Zhaps IPO
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5/4/2001  |  4 comments
Zhone Technologies withdraws its registration for a $345 million public offering
Startup Promises Grate Lasers
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5/4/2001  |  2 comments
A laser machining company and a Russian technical institute have spawned a startup making high-powered lasers
Brightlink Shuffles Top Management
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5/4/2001  |  12 comments
BrightLink drops its datacom-friendly CEO and adds a new telco-savvy chairman. Is it putting on its telco happy face?
Village Stung by Employee Arrest
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5/4/2001  |  Post a comment
Optical routing startup faces a headache: Longtime manager is arrested in connection with alleged theft from Lucent
Carriers Navigate Dark Waters
News Analysis  | 
5/4/2001  |  23 comments
How bad are things for large greenfield carriers like Level 3 and 360 networks? Bad enough
IDCs May Lighten the Gloom
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5/4/2001  |  2 comments
IDCs May Lighten the Gloom — Scott Clavenna
Unisphere Posts 47% Revenue Growth
News Analysis  | 
5/3/2001  |  22 comments
Can healthy sales of its edge router product warm up investor interest in an IPO?
Layoffs Mean Tough Times
News Analysis  | 
5/3/2001  |  14 comments
Light Work poll points to disappointing severance packages and delays in finding another job
Telseon, Dynegy in Metro Deal
News Analysis  | 
5/3/2001  |  1 comment
Ethernet service provider and energy concern swap resources; ONI Systems is "front-runner" for large order
10-Gigabit Convergence at Hand
News Analysis  | 
5/2/2001  |  Post a comment
Network Elements' multiprotocol 10-gigabit module adds to the effort to unify telecom systems and datacom components
Cisco Puts Service Creation on Edge
News Analysis  | 
5/2/2001  |  3 comments
By adding IP services such as virtual private networks to its edge routers, Cisco squeezes the competition
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