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2001 Top Ten: Financial Stories
News Analysis | 12/31/2001

Light Reading's take on the 10 most significant movers of moola in the last year

What's Next for GX?
News Analysis | 12/31/2001

Global Crossing's bankers give it more time to find a way to cover billions in debt UPDATED 12/31/01 5PM ET

2001 Top Ten: Services
News Analysis | 12/30/2001

For Sunday, we have services -- what else?

2001 Top Ten: Monkey Business
News Analysis | 12/29/2001

A selection of morsels from the Light Reading message boards

White Rock Expands
News Analysis | 12/28/2001

In a land whipped by layoffs, White Rock Networks moves to bigger offices and adds staff

2001 Top Ten: Fat Cats
News Analysis | 12/28/2001

Top execs feasted on rich compensation in 2001, even as layoffs spread famine throughout the industry

Whatever Happened to Sprint’s ION?
News Analysis | 12/27/2001

Sprint's decision to scrap the project will cost it billions of dollars and thousands of jobs

2001 Top Ten: Forecasting Follies
News Analysis | 12/26/2001

Which financial analysts, market researchers, and journalists fired widest of the mark in 2001?

Qwest and Tellium Revise Contract
News Analysis | 12/26/2001

Tellium gets $50M order but gives Qwest a get-out on its longer-term purchasing plans

Occam's Merger
News Analysis | 12/26/2001

Occam bails out Accelerated with merger deal

No Go for Yafo?
News Analysis | 12/24/2001

Layoffs and lack of customer demand dog 40-Gbit/s startup

2001 Top Ten: Share Price Collapses
News Analysis | 12/24/2001

These companies can't just blame the economy for a troubled year

2001 Top Ten: Newsletter One-Liners
News Analysis | 12/23/2001

Pithy, yet tasteful, remarks from the Light Reading Weekly that hit the most buttons

2001 Top Ten: Words of Wisdom
News Analysis | 12/22/2001

Light Reading's favorites from our 'Quote of the Week' feature

2001 Top Ten: Components
News Analysis | 12/21/2001

Light Reading's take on the 10 most important developments in the components industry this year

The Lost Year
Column | 12/21/2001

The Lost Year – Scott Clavenna

Nortel: The Bad News is Good
News Analysis | 12/21/2001

Wall Street rewarded Nortel for not disappointing them too much. The stock was up as much as 10%

Lights Out at InLight
News Analysis | 12/21/2001

The optical add/drop multiplexer subsystem maker shuts its doors after it couldn't find customers

Multimode Fiber Gets a New Lease on Life
News Analysis | 12/21/2001

UK researchers cram a lot more data down legacy fiber -- indicating potential for low-cost Ethernet deployment

AT&T Cable Deal: Good for Gearmakers?
News Analysis | 12/20/2001

AT&T broadband sale could have some upside for cable equipment suppliers

JDSU's Bid for the Enterprise
News Analysis | 12/20/2001

JDSU will pay $340M for IBM's optical data comm chip business. Just what is it buying, and why?

Top Ten Private Companies Revisited
News Analysis | 12/20/2001

After a world tour and varied feedback, the editors of Light Reading have published a new list

Juniper Spooks the Street
News Analysis | 12/20/2001

Carrier spending decline takes another chunk out of the core router player's revenues in Q4

Last Mile Political Battle Heats Up
News Analysis | 12/19/2001

Vote on the broadband bill has been put off until March, but expect some bloody politics in the meantime

Lightscape Looks West
News Analysis | 12/19/2001

Lightscape, global player in metro networking, is still waiting to make a big splash in the North American market

Switch Vendors to Tackle Core Routing
News Analysis | 12/19/2001

Can ATM switch vendors compete with high-end routers? Alcatel, Lucent, Marconi, and others say 'yes'

Meet Mr. Ed
Column | 12/19/2001

Meet Mr. Ed
– by Stephen Saunders

Blaze Hits the Xenpak Trail
News Analysis | 12/18/2001

Blaze ships 10-Gbit/s Ethernet Xenpak modules, adding to other options from Agilent and Agere

Corvis Feels Qwest Fallout
News Analysis | 12/18/2001

Merrill Lynch cuts estimates for Corvis following last week's spending cut announcement by Qwest

Ireland Gives Optics the Green Light
News Analysis | 12/18/2001

Ireland has designs on aiding startups in the optical market. Eblana Photonics is one of the first

Atrica Closing in on Third Round
News Analysis | 12/17/2001

After snagging investments from top carriers last February, Atrica is about to close a $30M round, say sources

Intel Snaps Up Templex
News Analysis | 12/17/2001

Intel's quiet purchase of a small components startup might mean a big future for OCDMA technology

Nortel Bets on Mumford
News Analysis | 12/17/2001

The Harley-riding career Nortel man takes CTO post. Can he return Nortel to optical leadership? HDX is the first test.

Bookham Gets a Bargain
News Analysis | 12/17/2001

It's buying Marconi's 500-staff components division for stock worth a mere $29 million

Palm's Up? Palm's Out?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/17/2001

Palm takes aim at enterprises, Pocket PC takes aim at entertainment, and a new study predicts that Pocket PC will have market share by 2005.

What's Behind Qwest's Numbers?
News Analysis | 12/14/2001

Qwest reduces its capex spending by more than a billion dollars. Which vendors are most likely to feel the pain?

CoSine and Net.Com End Lawsuit
News Analysis | 12/14/2001

A puzzling 'settlement' seems typical of the uphill battle being waged by cranky IP services switch vendors

Zepton Has an $86M War Chest
News Analysis | 12/14/2001

Cash flows to stealthy startup from investors including Accel Partners, Juniper Networks, and Kleiner-Perkins

Qusion Touts Wideband Modulator
News Analysis | 12/14/2001

Who's got the widest wideband modulator? Qusion says it's got something special, but Agility scoffs

Ex-Lucent Group Starts Anew
News Analysis | 12/13/2001

Internet Photonics is out of stealth mode, raising cash and about to beta test its first product

Gigabit Security's in the Chips
News Analysis | 12/13/2001

With prices dropping and security needs rising, experts see a rising tide for high-speed security hardware

Ciena Casts Cloud Over 2002
News Analysis | 12/13/2001

In spite of solid sales this year, it's forecasting a 30 to 40 percent fall in revenues in the next quarter

IEEE and ITU Get Chummy on RPR
News Analysis | 12/13/2001

Standards bodies work together to develop solutions for metro rings

NetScreen's Screaming IPO
News Analysis | 12/12/2001

Lo and behold, a tech IPO! Is the coast clear?

Intel Targets Telecom Server Market
News Analysis | 12/12/2001

Intel's making a big noise about eclipsing Sun's dominance in the carrier market. Is it really a threat?

Lucent Takes the Gloves Off
News Analysis | 12/12/2001

Lucent contract activity points to a renewed fight for incumbent carrier deals

What's Inside Sabeus
News Analysis | 12/12/2001

Optical components company lands $16M third round in pursuit of new optical techniques such as 'cold writing'

No Riches From Optical Switches
News Analysis | 12/11/2001

Most optical switch manufacturers are in a pickle, according to the latest report from the Optical Oracle

Hold the Champagne
News Analysis | 12/11/2001

Large-scale holiday bashes aren't on tap this year, according to a recent poll and interviews with some companies

Lightspeed in Pictures
Slide Shows | 12/11/2001

This just in: Photos from last week's Lightspeed conference

Startup Gets Clever With Cubes
News Analysis | 12/11/2001

Germany's Cube Optics has come up with a passive assembly process for making tiny optical components

Swedes Cut Metro WDM Costs
News Analysis | 12/11/2001

Swedish startup Transmode says its logical rings can cut the cost of metro DWDM nets by a factor of three

What's in a Poison Pill?
News Analysis | 12/10/2001

Avici is the latest equipment maker to adopt a shareholder rights plan to protect itself against unwanted takeovers

PMC Pushes Sonet Silicon
News Analysis | 12/10/2001

Unveils a chip that packs two gigabit Ethernet channels into a single Sonet OC48

Lattice to Buy Agere FPGAs
News Analysis | 12/10/2001

The $250 million cash transaction may not result in immediate benefits

Kestrel Flocks to New CEO
News Analysis | 12/10/2001

The FDM company moves onto its fourth CEO, while remaining mysterious about its customers and technology

kSaria Goes Ka-Ching
News Analysis | 12/7/2001

Gets another $20 million to develop automated assembly equipment for component manufacturing

RHK Reports Packet Silicon Revenues
News Analysis | 12/7/2001

At Lightspeed Europe, RHK's Russell Johnson revealed who's shipping merchant switching and routing silicon chips

Juniper CEO: Still Laser Focused
News Analysis | 12/6/2001

Scott Kriens reiterates company's focus on IP and hints at future acquisitions -- though they won't be optical

Last Mile Reaches Out
News Analysis | 12/6/2001

Experts at Lightspeed Europe say economic woes haven't stifled last-mile opportunity for carriers

Cisco Lights Up COMET
News Analysis | 12/6/2001

Cisco's COMET strategy amounts to little more than market repositioning -- but it was enough to impress Wall Street

Intel Invests in Scottish Foundry
News Analysis | 12/6/2001

It's part of a consortium that's put $5 million into CST, a combined incubator and III-V optical chip foundry

David Huber Pipes Up
News Analysis | 12/5/2001

Corvis CEO takes the stage at LightSpeed Europe to preach the benefits of all-optical networks

Testers Forge On to 40 Gigs
News Analysis | 12/5/2001

Will test equipment vendors pave the way to faster networks?

Mindspeed Unveils Terabit Switch Chip
News Analysis | 12/5/2001

Joins battle with Velio and Vitesse in the market for monster crosspoint switch silicon

RPR: Deadlock Ahead?
News Analysis | 12/4/2001

Vendors in the RPR working group still have two big issues to hack out, and the deadline looms. Will they make it?

MPLS Gets Lukewarm Reviews
News Analysis | 12/4/2001

A debate at Lightspeed Europe shows that even proponents worry about the protocol's ultimate success

VCs: Startup Opps Still Abound
News Analysis | 12/4/2001

Speakers at Lightspeed Europe urge startup investors to stay strong in the optical and storage markets

Startup Pumps More Power
News Analysis | 12/4/2001

Unique-mode's pump lasers are up to 10 times more powerful than those currently used in EDFAs

Équipe: Take the ATM Road to MPLS
News Analysis | 12/3/2001

Équipe Communications says carriers don't need to worry about having all-IP networks before installing MPLS

Mobile Access Drives IPv6
News Analysis | 12/3/2001

Cisco and Juniper announce IPv6 support and cite Internet mobile use in Asia as the killer app

NanoOpto Thinks Small
News Analysis | 12/3/2001

Startup gets $16 million to make optical subcomponents with features smaller than the wavelength of light

Sockeye Spawns Service
News Analysis | 12/3/2001

Hot on the tail of other startups pursuing routing optimization, Akamai spinoff Sockeye turns it into a service

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