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Agere's Good Bad News
News Analysis | 6/29/2001

Agere cuts 4,000 jobs, consolidates its facilities, and writes off $900M. Wall Street saw it coming and sent the stock up

360networks Calls It Quits
News Analysis | 6/29/2001

In another sign of the times, the Canadian carrier's filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. and Canada

Physicists Find Fiber's Limit
News Analysis | 6/29/2001

There's no end in sight for bandwidth boosting innovations, says Bell Labs

Can Sycamore MIX it Up?
News Analysis | 6/28/2001

BellSouth lights up its Multimedia Internet Exchange (MIX). It's the first test of Sycamore's comeback with the SN16000

IPOptical Races the Clock
News Analysis | 6/28/2001

First, the startup battled Alcatel over intellectual property. Now the clock ticks as it looks for cash

CyOptics Claims Modulator Milestone
News Analysis | 6/28/2001

Hopes to show that indium phosphide will become the material of choice for 40-gig devices. Codeon begs to differ

Storage Service Revenues Set to Soar
News Analysis | 6/28/2001

A poll of 300 carriers shows that storage services will represent a rising proportion of their revenues

Is Cabletron Back?
News Analysis | 6/28/2001

Cabletron's painful turnaround process -- built on a series of spinoffs -- finally appears to be bearing some fruit

Redback's Woes Mount
News Analysis | 6/27/2001

Redback Networks takes down quarterly earnings estimates some 30 percent

Intensive Care
News Analysis | 6/27/2001

Intense Photonics finally bags $11 million after a long wait

Chilling Optical Chip Dip
News Analysis | 6/27/2001

The losses in the communications semiconductor industry breed despair. But it's the last place to look for recovery

Layoff Numbers: A (Pink) Slippery Subject
News Analysis | 6/27/2001

Big companies are cutting thousands of jobs, but pinning down precise numbers is difficult

Riverstone Wins Big in Asia
News Analysis | 6/27/2001

Riverstone could have a new 10% customer: Today it announced a big deal with S. Korea's largest carrier

General Photonics Is in the Money
News Analysis | 6/27/2001

Startup is already reaping significant revenues from PMD compensator components

Zepton: Take Me to Your Leaders
News Analysis | 6/26/2001

Lightera founder Jagdeep Singh's got a new gig -- and Kleiner Perkins has funded it to the tune of $50M

Tachion Trolls for Cash
News Analysis | 6/26/2001

A week after a massive layoff, Tachion is trying to raise money and reinvent itself

Nortel 'Rightsizes' Terabit Router
News Analysis | 6/26/2001

Nortel's core routing efforts take another step back as company chops Optera Packet Core development staff in half

Phaethon Embarks on Tunability
NFOEC News Analysis | 6/25/2001

Startup claims a unique approach to solving dispersion compensation woes on high-speed optical links
UPDATED 6/26 11am ET

Planting for the Future
News Analysis | 6/25/2001

Alcatel and Lucent are in various stages of selling several manufacturing plants. Will it help?

iPolicy: IP Services on Speed
News Analysis | 6/25/2001

Company formed by merger of an Indian company and an American company touts services offered at gigabit speeds

Polaris Builds a God Box
News Analysis | 6/25/2001

It's an optical switch and a router and an ATM switch and, and, and...

Khosla is Still Cooking
News Analysis | 6/23/2001

The renowned VC is still dabbling with new startups while he's on sabbatical

Caspian Charges Hard
News Analysis | 6/22/2001

Agreements with AMCC, IBM, and Iona lend credibility to the company's claims

Sour Grapes of Roth
News Analysis | 6/22/2001

Why Qwest's Joseph Nacchio told Nortel's John Roth to stop snivelling

Cielo Pushes the Limits on Lasers
News Analysis | 6/22/2001

Says it will be first out of the gate with products based on 1310nm VCSELs

Multilink Debuts, Quietly
News Analysis | 6/21/2001

After weeks of bad news, Multilink braves the troubled IPO market

Dorado Unveils Per-User Provisioning
News Analysis | 6/21/2001

New software is supposed to put more control into the hands of end-users. But do carriers really want to do that?

Motorola Talking to RiverDelta?
News Analysis | 6/21/2001

Rumors abound that Motorola is in acquisition talks with RiverDelta Networks

Metro Hopes Float on Riverstone
News Analysis | 6/21/2001

Better than expected first-quarter results suggest the metro market may be recovering

Components, Anyone?
Column | 6/21/2001

Components, Anyone? – Peter Heywood

WaveSmith Closes $31M Round
News Analysis | 6/21/2001

Edge switch startup bucks the down trend with an "up round" and a new lead investor

Parallel Optics Boosts Bandwidth
News Analysis | 6/20/2001

TeraConnect and Blaze Networks have got some good news for monster router developers

MRV Spinout Bound by Bonds
News Analysis | 6/20/2001

MRV evaluates its options on eliminating $90 million in debt, which is holding back its distribution of Luminent shares

Ciena Skeptics Emerge
News Analysis | 6/20/2001

Round of analyst downgrades reflects a common thought: How could they be immune to the telecom slump?

Tellabs Tanks on Warning
News Analysis | 6/20/2001

The revenue shortfall may be the least of its worries: Where are the new DWDM product sales?

DWDM Slump Temporary, Says Report
News Analysis | 6/20/2001

ElectroniCast says that the market for DWDM filters will grow more than 20 percent yearly for the next decade

Crunch Time at Tachion
News Analysis | 6/19/2001

After cutting more than half its employees and telling them funding efforts have failed, Tachion denies it's shutting down

Calient Cuts 60 Jobs
News Analysis | 6/19/2001

In spite of raising $225 million six months ago, the startup says it needs to cut costs

Luminous Rounds Up $80M
News Analysis | 6/19/2001

Metropolitan Ethernet equipment provider and recent Top Ten inductee Luminous scores a hefty round

Qwest Gives Market a Boost
News Analysis | 6/19/2001

Carrier reassures investors that it's on track for 2001 growth targets

A Copper and Cable Revival?
News Analysis | 6/19/2001

TollBridge and CopperCom land cash, but broadband IP voice players have the same challenges as everybody else

BrightLink Brings Home the Bacon
News Analysis | 6/19/2001

BrightLink's investors chip in for $35.8 million funding round; Schaller will stay on as CEO

From Graphics to Optics
News Analysis | 6/18/2001

Creo looks to win new investors by building an optical switch built with bending fibers

Cirrex Tidies Up
News Analysis | 6/18/2001

Subsystem startup relaunches with former Nortel executive as CEO; refurbishes product plans

Broadcom Unveils NewPort Chip
News Analysis | 6/18/2001

Broadcom announces a 10-Gbit/s DWDM transport chip, its first offering from last year's NewPort acquisition

Level 3 Shares Dip on Warning
News Analysis | 6/18/2001

Level 3 lays off 23.7 percent of its workforce and warns that losses are mounting

Zettacom Set to Score $47.5M
News Analysis | 6/18/2001

Startup says it's ready to go beta with a 1.7-Tbit/s switch fabric and accompanying traffic management chip

IBM Seeks Greenfield Pastures
News Analysis | 6/18/2001

IBM looks to adopt the specialized broadband services that Nortel, Lucent, and other vendors have had to abandon

Cisco Targets a Billion Dollar Business
News Analysis | 6/15/2001

Storage networking could be a $1.4 billion business for Cisco by 2004, says a Byte and Switch report

Sun Setting on 360networks ?
News Analysis | 6/15/2001

The clock is ticking as the carrier misses a debt payment to conserve cash and search for last-minute options

Valiant Networks Regroups
News Analysis | 6/15/2001

Network consultancy cuts 30 percent of its staff and CEO resigns as it looks for a another round of funding

Nortel's Nuclear Winter
News Analysis | 6/15/2001

Capital spending implosion will translate into a $19.2B quarterly net loss and 10,000 more layoffs

Agilent, Agere Drive 10-Gig Ethernet
News Analysis | 6/15/2001

Xenpak, a strict multisource agreement for optical transceivers, will promote widespread adoption of 10-gigabit Ethernet

Solus: Another Coretek?
NFOEC News Analysis | 6/14/2001

It's hoping to show that its tunable filters are better than those from Coretek, the startup acquired by Nortel

JDSU Warns of Another Shortfall
News Analysis | 6/14/2001

Components giant takes revenue estimates down another $100 million for the current quarter

Corvis's French Connection
News Analysis | 6/14/2001

With Corvis stock trading at an all-time low, insiders say the company has a France Telecom contract back on the table

Top Ten Update: Luminous Back In
News Analysis | 6/14/2001

Luminous makes a comeback onto Light Reading's Top Ten Private Companies list, following Tellium's exit with an IPO

Chang's Investment Shop
News Analysis | 6/14/2001

Milton Chang's Incubic aims to put together a network of the leading fiber optic experts and investors

Cisco: We're Not Talking
News Analysis | 6/13/2001

A packed room of investors looked for new information from a Cisco presentation. They were disappointed

LightPointe Gets a Patent Advantage
News Analysis | 6/13/2001

LightPointe's patent could be bad news for other companies developing optical wireless systems

CodeStream Goes Under
News Analysis | 6/13/2001

Quirky Texas company runs out of money while working on OCDMA technology, an alternative to metro DWDM

Your Ad Here
Column | 6/13/2001

Your Ad Here - Phil Harvey

Spring Stock Sales: Signs of Something?
News Analysis | 6/12/2001

New financial data for Brocade and Cisco show large sales by key investors. What gives?

Swiss Sweet on Sorrento
News Analysis | 6/12/2001

Sorrento Networks wins a deal in Switzerland; stands by for additional financing

JDSU Shifts Top Management
News Analysis | 6/12/2001

Greg Dougherty takes a more prominent role following the retirement of president Jay Abbe

Intel Shows Tiny Transistor
News Analysis | 6/12/2001

Suggests that silicon chips will carry on getting smaller, faster, and cheaper for the foreseeable future

Extreme, Foundry Get Happy
News Analysis | 6/12/2001

Extreme and Foundry both hint at an uptick in the Ethernet swtiching business. Extreme CFO: No pricing pressure

Storm Telecom Bucks the Trend
News Analysis | 6/12/2001

The European carrier says it's close to closing a $50 million round

Metro Ethernet Forum Launches
News Analysis | 6/11/2001

Metro Ethernet gains steam as the Metro Ethernet Alliance joins the RPR Alliance in promoting standards

NFOEC: Engineers Throw Down
NFOEC News Analysis | 6/11/2001

Expect some surprises at the upcoming National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC) in Baltimore

Nortel Outlook Degrades
News Analysis | 6/11/2001

Things are getting worse for Nortel. Is a warning ahead?

Metro's Future Is Tied to Ethernet
News Analysis | 6/11/2001

Results of a Light Reading poll indicate widespread belief that Ethernet will dominate metro networks

Carriers at Risk
News Analysis | 6/11/2001

A new study by Light Reading's Optical Oracle shows some carriers may be strangled by their own long-haul links

Thoughts on Supercomm
Column | 6/11/2001

Thoughts on Supercomm — Scott Clavenna

Corrigent Joins Metro Ethernet Mix
News Analysis | 6/8/2001

Stealthy Corrigent is planning a new take on the RPR Ethernet standard for carriers by adopting legacy telco features

Ilotron Hits Hard Times
News Analysis | 6/8/2001

UK optical switch startup brings in administrator, gets rid of CEO, as money starts running out

Core Slowdown Hits Juniper
News Analysis | 6/8/2001

Revenue and profit shortfall in Q2 comes from shift of investement from the network core to the edge UPDATED 4PM ET

Cypress Goes Long on Line Cards
News Analysis | 6/8/2001

Chip maker's $225 million purchase of Lara Networks spearheads effort in packet-processing market

Corvis Goes Electric
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/7/2001

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it's an optical switch with electrical interfaces

Vitesse's160-Gbit/s Sales Toy
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/7/2001

The chip maker builds a 160-Gbit/s add/drop mux as an evalution tool for itself and its customers

Is Opthos Over the Top?
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/7/2001

Opthos, a new metro DWDM player, takes its "all-optical" marketing shtick to the extreme at Supercomm

Bandwidth9 Scores a Coup
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/7/2001

Nortel is using its low-cost tunable laser in a demo of metro developments

Nortel Keys on Metro Services
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/7/2001

Nortel metro president Brian McFadden says Nortel's got to lead the way to a new era of bandwidth-enabled applications

Provisioning Pipe Dreams
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/7/2001

Market for optical provisioning products from third-party software vendors takes time to develop

Stratos Breaks Even
News Analysis | 6/7/2001

Flat earnings meet expectations; executives are more positive about the rest of the year

Marconi Touts Long-Haul Box
News Analysis | 6/6/2001

Marconi's Solstis group announces its first product, the UPLx160 ultra-long-haul optical transport product

Corning CEO Likes Lasers, China
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/6/2001

Corning CEO talks about industry consolidation, cash, and China's telecom consumption binge -- UPDATED 06/08, 10:30 AM

Carl Russo: Cisco Avoiding the Core
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/6/2001

Cisco's optical boss says component innovation and capital spending will stunt investment in the core

Movaz Makes a Splash
News Analysis | 6/6/2001

Startup headed by former Siara executive parades $62M in funding and a new manufacturing deal at Supercomm

Cisco: 10 Gigs and IP Everywhere
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/5/2001

Cisco adds OC192 (10 Gbit/s) capability to its Cerent box; intros routers geared toward service providers

Ciena and Tellium Go Feudin'
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/5/2001

Dueling claims and dirty tricks mar the Supercomm tradeshow, as the rivalry between Tellium and Ciena heats up

Why Cisco Loves Lightchip
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/5/2001

Lightchip's intelligent optical subsystems "add a brain" to Cisco gear

Future Avanex CEO: Outsource it!
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/5/2001

Paul Engle, who will take over the Avanex CEO post in July, says outsourcing and smart add/drop muxes are the future

AON Unveils Strange Wavelength Mux
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/5/2001

Its MetroScout uses all-optical wavelength conversion to boost metro/access nets

Mayan Calls a Time-Out
News Analysis | 6/5/2001

After undergoing reverse merger, optical networking startup puts product development on hold, furloughs 80 employees

CoSine Takes Another Tack
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/5/2001

CoSine hopes to renew interest in its IP services product by adding capacity and more flexibility for upgrades

Cisco? No Thanks, Says Marconi
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/4/2001

Deputy CEO says a Cisco takeover is unlikely -- and unwelcome

Nortel Gets Meshy
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/4/2001

Demo of multivendor optical interoperability seems to be chiefly boothware

Dig This
Column | 6/4/2001

Dig This — Scott Clavenna

LMG Gets a Boost From Boeing
News Analysis | 6/4/2001

Another big name has agreed to test Light Management Group's acousto-optical switch

Zephion: Anatomy of a Debacle
News Analysis | 6/4/2001

Kleiner Perkins-backed carrier startup, Zephion Networks, fires more than 350 employees and shuts its doors due to lack of funding

Riverstone Goes Dense
News Analysis | 6/4/2001

Its new switch router cuts colocation costs by packing 540 gigabit-Ethernet ports into a single rack

Ocular Targets Storage with CWDM
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/4/2001

The optical networking startup layers in another technology, CWDM, to help with storage applications

Kymata: For Sale?
News Analysis | 6/1/2001

The Scottish components startup is up for sale for £300 million (US$425M), reports say

Iris Group Shuffles Executives
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/1/2001

Zadikian takes the helm at Metera Networks and warns that big core crossconnects are irrelevant

Charlotte's Networks, Take 2
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/1/2001

It's out to prove it's fixed the problem that led to its poor performance in Light Reading's core router test

Why Cisco Likes Quake
News Analysis | 6/1/2001

With input from Cisco, Mitsubishi, and a range of VCs, Quake is focused on immediate optical needs: high-speed chips

Unisphere Sharpens Its Edge
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/1/2001

The Siemens spinoff looks to build on its momentum by increasing density and adding VPN features to its edge router

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