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JDSU's Acquisition Hangover
News Analysis | 7/17/2001

JDSU still in talks with the SEC about how to take a $40 billion charge on goodwill; third-quarter restatement coming

Corning Price Cuts Scrutinized
News Analysis | 7/17/2001

Morgan Stanley says Corning's swapped half-price fiber for orders in China. Price war? Or plain ol' dumping?

Williams Goes for the Cash
News Analysis | 7/17/2001

Williams raises cash by selling off shares of ONI and Corvis

Nanovation in Crisis
News Analysis | 7/17/2001

Company has shed two thirds of its staff and is struggling to stay alive

OMM Gets a Breather
News Analysis | 7/16/2001

Its MEMS modules have passed muster with Telcordia. Will that be enough to ensure its survival?

MSDW Report Pushes Cisco Lower
News Analysis | 7/16/2001

Cisco takes the fall for the optical market, as Morgan Stanley casts doubt on the quarter

Optical Funding: Down but Not Out
News Analysis | 7/16/2001

What's hot: IP services and edge access. What's not: optical switching and components. So says the Optical Oracle

Celox Bags $80M Funding Round
News Analysis | 7/16/2001

Celox Network stocks up on cash in tough times as it inches toward shipment of its IP service switch

Cisco, Corning Invest in LightPointe
News Analysis | 7/16/2001

Investment marks a revival of interest in free-space optics

Large Lucent Layoff Looms
News Analysis | 7/13/2001

Lucent CEO Schacht has told employees another layoff is coming. It's probably a big one

Cisco Acquisition Causes RPR Stink
News Analysis | 7/13/2001

Cisco's latest acquisition hasn't gone over too well, as competitors charge the company is manipulating standards efforts

Nortel's Marketing Chief Resigns
News Analysis | 7/13/2001

Anil Khatod, Nortel's chief marketing and strategy officer, steps down just days before scheduled earnings call

Juniper Meets Revised Guidance
News Analysis | 7/12/2001

Juniper continues to trim costs as core spending slows

LightCross Taps Former Chromatis CEO
NFOEC News Analysis | 7/12/2001

Bob Barron takes the helm at an optical components player in sunny southern California

Essex Demos 40-Gig Alternative
News Analysis | 7/12/2001

Says its HyperFine DWDM technology can deliver the same capacity per fiber in a totally different way

Layoffs Top 90,000
News Analysis | 7/12/2001

A Light Reading report gives the grisly details and offers advice to victims

40 Gbit/s Takes the Slow Lane
NFOEC News Analysis | 7/12/2001

Technology experts are scaling back their estimates for the adoption of higher-speed technologies

Redback: How Low Can It Go?
News Analysis | 7/11/2001

Losses and lawsuits are taking their toll on Redback's share price, encouraging takeover speculation

NFOEC in Pictures
NFOEC News Analysis | 7/11/2001

Here's what our camera captured at NFOEC.

Optical CDMA Product Stirs Debate
NFOEC News Analysis | 7/11/2001

APN, a startup, says it has figured out how to apply CDMA technology to optical networks. Observers are skeptical

Bandwidth9 Cuddles Up With Corning
NFOEC News Analysis | 7/11/2001

Joint testing lends credibility to the startup's 1550-nanometer VCSEL claims

Enjoy the Summer
Column | 7/11/2001

Enjoy the Summer – Scott Clavenna

Optical Hearts of Darkness
News Analysis | 7/10/2001

More grim news from Alcatel, Corning, and Newport leads the market decline as the Light Reading Index hits a new low

Metro Rules at NFOEC
NFOEC News Analysis | 7/10/2001

Next-generation metro components dominated the product news at the fiber-optic engineering conference in Baltimore

Qwest Tests Metro-Optix
News Analysis | 7/10/2001

Qwest joins Genuity and WorldCom in taking a look at Metro-Optix

Cisco Hones RBOC Pitch
News Analysis | 7/10/2001

Cisco's DWDM enhancements and OSMINE certification point to growing effort to land RBOC/ILEC deals

Williams, Corvis Lash Back
NFOEC News Analysis | 7/9/2001

Bandwidth glut? Corvis CEO David Huber and Williams CTO Matt Bross say it's only in Wall Street's imagination

Comcast's $58B Blockbuster
News Analysis | 7/9/2001

Comcast has gone public with details of a whopping big bid for AT&T Broadband. Can it succeed?

Luxcore Pulls a Switcheroo
NFOEC News Analysis | 7/9/2001

Startup ditches switch strategy in favor of selling subsystems

Valuation Deflation in Startup Land
News Analysis | 7/9/2001

Report shows that valuations of private companies have plummeted -- and getting new financing is no easy task

Altamar Buys a Bargain
NFOEC News Analysis | 7/9/2001

It's getting ultra-long-haul technology plus an all optical switch for "less than $1 million"

Politics Take Center Stage
News Analysis | 7/9/2001

This week the US Congress will resume debate on the Tauzin-Dingell bill, determining the future of broadband access

Fortunes Swing for Swedish Startups
News Analysis | 7/9/2001

Net Insight looks to upstage sibling Dynarc with contract to deploy DTM technology in a US media network

Centerpoint Scoops Up Zaffire
News Analysis | 7/6/2001

After exploring options for months, Zaffire has found a buyer and its management team says goodbye

Tunable Lasers: Poised for Takeoff?
News Analysis | 7/6/2001

A recent report says tunable lasers will comprise roughly 26 percent of all lasers manufactured worldwide by 2005

Ciena Hit on Lehman Note
News Analysis | 7/6/2001

Analyst Steve Levy adjusts his forecast for Ciena, and investors head for the hills

Kestrel Quietly Reconfigures
News Analysis | 7/6/2001

With more cutbacks, a new CEO, and no officially announced customer, Kestrel's future isn't exactly clear

Stocking the Optical Thrift Shop
News Analysis | 7/5/2001

Too bad there aren't any buyers. Still, some say the telecom downturn has fueled a potentially big aftermarket

Trellis: 'No Shut Down'
News Analysis | 7/5/2001

It's just rearranging the deck chairs, and it's not the Titanic, says Trellis's chairman

Marconi Stock Tanks
News Analysis | 7/5/2001

Price drops by more than 50% after company issues profit warning last night

K2 Claims Laser Record
NFOEC News Analysis | 7/4/2001

Plans to demo a low-cost, directly modulated laser capable of carrying 2.5 Gbit/s 300 kilometers

Nortel Bonds: Not Quite Junk
News Analysis | 7/3/2001

Moody's lowers its bond ratings on Nortel; says Nortel may see further downgrades UPDATED: 07/03, 6:00 PM

Has West Bay Got the Best Way?
News Analysis | 7/3/2001

The startup has achieved a big leap forward in framer chip technology

Startup Gets Money for Mystery Switch
News Analysis | 7/3/2001

Civcom has raised another $10.5 million for its optical switch component developments

M&A Activity Continues to Crawl
News Analysis | 7/3/2001

Stock market stability and steady corporate earnings are needed before the M&A deal frenzy can begin again

Avanex Slips on Bad News
News Analysis | 7/2/2001

Wall Street punished Avanex as it announced it had reduced its workforce by more than 40% and lowered guidance

LightConnect Comes Into Bloom
News Analysis | 7/2/2001

The startup and its closest competitor were founded by the same guys -David Bloom and Asif Godil

LuxN Goes Metro
News Analysis | 7/2/2001

LuxN is adding more wavelengths and intelligent switching to its transport portfolio to make a play for the metro market

Actelis Draws High-Profile Investors
News Analysis | 7/2/2001

$45 million third round brings Actelis’s funding total to $74 million

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