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JDSU in EDFA Recall
News Analysis | 1/31/2002

Marconi had to recall 'hundreds' of amplifiers last year after a JDSU component failed

Carrier Pile-Up Claims McLeodUSA
News Analysis | 1/31/2002

McLeodUSA's bankruptcy and reorganization adds to the mounting carrier financial madness

Global Crossing: Telecom's Enron?
News Analysis | 1/31/2002

Shareholders and creditors -- including Alcatel, Cisco, Lucent, Nortel, and Juniper -- are left holding the bag

Tauzin-Dingell Clan Holds Pep Rally
News Analysis | 1/31/2002

Supporters of controversial telecom legislation take over Comnet panel, feeling confident of a victory

A New Chapter For Cable
News Analysis | 1/31/2002

Big changes are happening in the cable industry, big bucks are being spent on routers

Corvis Dorsal Deal: A Huber Spin-In?
News Analysis | 1/30/2002

Was Corvis Chairman David Huber leaping in to save Dorsal, another company he chaired?

Siemens ICN Chief Takes Leave
News Analysis | 1/30/2002

Siemens ICN CEO Mark Floyd is leaving, in the wake of poor financials, less than six months after he started

IDC: Telco Data Boom Underway
News Analysis | 1/30/2002

Wireless and data access services are fueling worldwide telecommunications growth, says IDC report

Sizing Up Xenpak
News Analysis | 1/30/2002

The jury's still out on the multisource agreement for 10-gig Ethernet transceivers

We Could Be Heroes
Column | 1/30/2002

We Could Be Heroes – R. Scott Raynovich

VCs Still See the Light
News Analysis | 1/30/2002

VCs remain committed to optical, but startups are being put through more paces before the checks are mailed

Turin Trolls In $50M
News Analysis | 1/30/2002

Multiservice switching startup raises $50M in funding and says there's more on the way

Lucent's LambdaUnite Busts Out
News Analysis | 1/29/2002

Lucent leads debut of LambdaUnite switch with news of Deutsche Telekom adoption -- and a few new details

Cisco Beefs Up Ethernet Switching
News Analysis | 1/29/2002

Cisco adds integrated Layer 3 functionality to its mid-range Ethernet switch and ups the ante on the competition

Why Intel Loves Teja
News Analysis | 1/29/2002

Software startup says it can make programming (Intel's) network processors a lot easier

Verizon CEO: Blame the Government
News Analysis | 1/29/2002

Verizon CEO takes digs at regulators and equipment vendors, but offers hope for spending on next-gen gear

Qwest Keeps Cutting
News Analysis | 1/29/2002

CEO Joe Nacchio says ongoing economic woes are to blame for reduced guidance and capex, possible asset sales

Corrigent Comes Out
News Analysis | 1/29/2002

Startup emerges from stealth mode to demo its 10-Gbit/s Ethernet-over-RPR solution at the Comnet tradeshow

Chorum Tries Another Size
News Analysis | 1/29/2002

The startup fine-tunes its staffing after shrinking to nearly half its former size

Xanoptix Lands Cash, Launches Product
News Analysis | 1/28/2002

A new wad of funding will help the startup round out its line of high-density transceivers

Global Crossing Falls Overboard
News Analysis | 1/28/2002

International carrier files Chapter 11, leaving bondholders and banks with a slice, while shareholders get zip

Nortel's Optical Ethernet Blitz
News Analysis | 1/28/2002

What does Nortel see as the key to reducing carrier costs? Ethernet metro networks UPDATED 1/28 2:45 PM

Unisphere Cutting the Edge
News Analysis | 1/28/2002

The MRX targets carriers wanting to upgrade and consolidate IP and ATM infrastructures

Terago Springs a Surprise
News Analysis | 1/28/2002

Startup might be the first to actually ship a 10-gig network processor

Washed Out in the Valley
News Analysis | 1/25/2002

Caspian's search for funding at a rock-bottom valuation draws attention to a VC trend: the washout round

LightLogic Bulks Up Under Intel
News Analysis | 1/25/2002

One of Intel's optical components acquisitions loses two execs but doubles in size

UK Carriers' Shares Slump
News Analysis | 1/25/2002

Profit warnings from two bandwidth barons have led their shareprices to tumble by as much as 65 percent

Lucent Lights Up LambdaUnite
News Analysis | 1/24/2002

Lucent will announce the LambdaUnite optical switch next week. How big is the threat to Ciena?

RPR Moves Forward
News Analysis | 1/24/2002

Cisco and Nortel's proposal for Resilient Packet Ring has passed UPDATED 1/24 3:25 PM

Agere's Musical Chairs
News Analysis | 1/24/2002

Deep-reaching reorganization will leave virtually no employee at the company untouched

Turin Turns Up
News Analysis | 1/24/2002

Says its multiservice provisioning platform doesn't cut corners on Sonet or gigabit Ethernet UPDATED 1 PM

Ka-Ching for Catena Networks
News Analysis | 1/24/2002

DSL Startup raises $75M for a bigger, badder access box that combines POTS services with broadband access

RAD Homes in on Multiservice CPE
News Analysis | 1/24/2002

RAD Data Comm's latest announcement highlights CPE-based solutions for multiservice telecom delivery UPDATED 1/24 4 PM

Big Bear Hugs $40M
News Analysis | 1/23/2002

Startup aims to build 10- and 40-Gbit/s optical modules that use signal processing to clean up distorted signals

Startup Squeeze Prevails at SuperNet
News Analysis | 1/23/2002

Startups seeking a carrier customer have the odds stacked against them, say keynoters

Can Lucent Make It?
News Analysis | 1/22/2002

All eyes are on the next quarter, as Lucent insists it's still on track for profitability this year

AMCC Raises Eyebrows
News Analysis | 1/22/2002

It says its latest chip set could be used to make genuine terabit routers. Could it really?

Alcatel Acquires Astral Point -- Cheap
News Analysis | 1/22/2002

By biding its time, Alcatel has got a foothold in the Sonet metro market for a mere $135 million

Procket Recruits Cisco Connection
News Analysis | 1/22/2002

Procket mulls giving former Cisco VP Bill Conlon a board seat as its restructuring continues

Sycamore Spiffs Up Its Switch
News Analysis | 1/22/2002

Improvements to its SN16000 look a little ho-hum, but they might hit the spot with carriers

Dark Horse Enters MEMS Market
News Analysis | 1/22/2002

Megasense says it can cut the cost of optical components by "more than an order of magnitude"

Has GiantLoop Done a Loop?
News Analysis | 1/21/2002

The service provider denies any change of direction, but its messages seem decidedly different

Mysticom Shifts Strategy
News Analysis | 1/21/2002

Startup moves to making high-performance Ethernet chips rather than simply designing them

Silicon Access Launches Billing Chip
News Analysis | 1/21/2002

Its iFlow Accountant co-processor could help carriers generate bigger profits from their bandwidth

Laurel Moves to Phase Three
News Analysis | 1/21/2002

Announces service provisioning software for its multiservice edge router

Optical Survivors
Column | 1/21/2002

Optical Survivors – John Dexheimer, Lightwave Advisors

Scientists 'Stop' Light in a Solid
News Analysis | 1/18/2002

Brings technology a little closer to making optical routers a practical proposition

Cisco's China Syndrome
News Analysis | 1/18/2002

Cisco lands deals with Hangzhou Netcom and China Telecom, but competition for business in China is cutthroat

Hyperchip Lands $43M in Financing
News Analysis | 1/18/2002

Canadian core router company raises $12M in venture captial and $31M debt to bring its product to market

Nortel: Still Shrinking
News Analysis | 1/17/2002

After its business fell 38% in 2001, Nortel expects at least one more quarter of declining revenue

Xelerated Touts 40-Gig Toolbox
News Analysis | 1/17/2002

Sweden's Xelerated delivers the first part of its 40-Gbit/s network processor package: the development tools

Two-Gig Fibre Channel: Party of One?
News Analysis | 1/17/2002

Despite the hype, in the world's first test of 2-Gbit/s FC switches, only QLogic produced the goods

KaiLight Claims Converter Advance
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 1/16/2002

Israeli startup plans demo of 'first 10-Gbit/s all-optical wavelength converter' at OFC

Court Smiles on Cable Broadband
News Analysis | 1/16/2002

The US Supreme Court ruling keeps broadband cable regulation in the hands of the FCC

Report: Who's Ready for Rebound?
News Analysis | 1/16/2002

Who'll catch the next wave of spending? The Optical Oracle identifies who's ready -- and who's not

Metro-Optix Drafts New CEO
News Analysis | 1/16/2002

Telecom veteran Dave Orr to replace Arun Bellary as Metro-Optix's president and CEO

Telseon: Profitable in 2003?
News Analysis | 1/16/2002

Telseon secures $20 million in funding and says it expects to break even in 2002

Looking Glass Breaks Through
News Analysis | 1/15/2002

Despite the risks, this defiant startup says 20 customers and a solid business plan proves it's on the right track

Juniper Meets Lowered Expectations
News Analysis | 1/15/2002

Juniper's short-term outlook is still ugly, but management sees a rosy future -- UPDATED 7:30 PM

All-Optical Smackdown in Secaucus
News Analysis | 1/15/2002

All-optical networking was supposed to revolutionize telecom, but when will the promise be fulfilled?

Corning Outlook Still Grim
News Analysis | 1/15/2002

The company's got a fresh range of charges coming, and guidance goes down

Carrier Swaps in ADVA
News Analysis | 1/15/2002

GigX, a Houston-based carrier's carrier, picks ADVA for strategic wavelength services -- and unpicks Sorrento

Telica: It's the Customers, Stupid!
News Analysis | 1/14/2002

What's the impetus behind Telica landing $60 million in third-round funding? People that buy the stuff

Trillium Tacks On $29 Million
News Analysis | 1/14/2002

Startup says all-optical amp will be designed to lower both operational and capital costs

Investors Fire Up Lamina Ceramics
News Analysis | 1/14/2002

Sarnoff spinout Lamina Ceramics secures $12 million for its ceramic-on-metal optoelectronics packaging process

Innovance CEO: Layoff Was a Tuneup
News Analysis | 1/14/2002

The head of a well backed long-haul startup says last week's 7 percent layoff was unrelated to financing plans

Unisphere Launches Faster ASIC
News Analysis | 1/14/2002

Unisphere emphasizes its dedication to edge routing by introducing a speedier chip

When the CEO Hits the Road
News Analysis | 1/11/2002

For big companies buying promising startups, keeping the top execs can be a gamble

Finisar Woos Wall Street
News Analysis | 1/11/2002

Shares up on Needham upgrade, one week after CSFB’s blessing, as FNSR rally gains momentum

OptiMight: Check's in the Mail
News Analysis | 1/11/2002

OptiMight is still trying to clear matters with creditors while paving the way for new funding

CDMA Handsets Line Up Ahead of GSM at the Start of the Race
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/11/2002

Could it be time for -- 3G?

Juniper Creates COO Position
News Analysis | 1/10/2002

Juniper is set to announce Lloyd Carney as new chief operating officer UPDATED 4:50 PM

Execs Bag More Lucent Loot
News Analysis | 1/10/2002

With the hiring of a new CEO, top Lucent execs are guaranteed millions of dollars in bonuses

DenseLight Goes to the Quantum Well
News Analysis | 1/10/2002

A cool components startup has popped up in Singapore with 3 shipping products, 100 staff, and its own fab plant

Is Procket Heading Toward the Edge?
News Analysis | 1/10/2002

The hot, young startup is already going through growing pains. Is Procket respinning its strategy?

Another Surge for Waveguides?
News Analysis | 1/10/2002

Report says planar waveguide circuits will show 40 percent growth rates through 2006

Cisco's See-Saw Day
News Analysis | 1/9/2002

Cisco's CEO talks about market-share and acquisitions. But who'll they buy, and where's the next growth?

Cypress Improves Its Line Card Lineup
News Analysis | 1/9/2002

Its $25 million purchase of Silicon Packets gets it closer to being a one stop shop for line card chips

Cisco's Appetite for Startups Shifts
News Analysis | 1/9/2002

Cisco's getting more judicious about acquisitions, says CEO Chambers. What's changed?

Startup Endgame Still a Puzzle
News Analysis | 1/9/2002

Despite the market perking up a bit, experts expect only a few IPOs and cheap acquisitions in 2002

Lucent Stands Pat
Column | 1/9/2002

Lucent Stands Pat
– R. Scott Raynovich

Tellium Looks to Make Its Marks
News Analysis | 1/8/2002

Well... Euros, anyway. The optical switch maker looks close to a deal with Deutsche Telekom

10-Gig Processors Shape Up
News Analysis | 1/8/2002

EZChip and Fast-Chip deliver 10-gigabit network processor designs to foundries

NetScreen Casts a Wide Net
News Analysis | 1/8/2002

NetScreen's new products take security to a new level, tackling both the service provider and enterprise market

Lucent's Next Leader
News Analysis | 1/7/2002

Meet the new boss: Patricia Russo, an ex-Lucent exec who left under the reign of Rich McGinn, returns

Panditi Goes Soft
News Analysis | 1/7/2002

Former Avici CEO, Panditi heads for what he hopes is another IPO as CEO of softswitch maker Convergent

Agilent Boosts Ethernet-Over-Sonet
News Analysis | 1/7/2002

Joins PMC-Sierra in unveiling Ethernet-over-Sonet mapper chips

Corning's Plant Restarts: A False Spring?
News Analysis | 1/7/2002

Corning's reopening of two fiber production facilities doesn't mean the fiber glut is over -- UPDATED 4:30 PM

PhotonEx Axes Staff
News Analysis | 1/7/2002

Startup cuts jobs in order to eke out cash reserves through 2002

Riverstone Announces Biggest Win Yet
News Analysis | 1/7/2002

Riverstone scores another huge deal in Asia, but where are the U.S. wins?

Lucent's Startup Garage Sale
News Analysis | 1/4/2002

A portfolio of 27 companies goes for about $100 million. Experts call Lucent's sale of internal VC group 'unique'

Sagawa Calls a Bottom
News Analysis | 1/4/2002

Analyst Paul Sagawa sees light at the end of the capital spending tunnel

Finisar Leaps on Upgrade
News Analysis | 1/4/2002

Finisar is one of the leading gainers as Wall Street optimism grows

McLeodUSA on the Brink
News Analysis | 1/3/2002

Bondholders and investors face off as McLeod misses an interest payment and inches toward bankruptcy

Cogent's Reverse Prognosis
News Analysis | 1/3/2002

The reverse IPO planned by Cogent with Allied Riser is imminent. Can the new entity beat the clock?

OptiMight Reaches for New Funding
News Analysis | 1/3/2002

OptiMight says it's lining up a big round of venture capital. But its creditors may have the last word

2001 Top Ten: Personnel Moves
News Analysis | 1/2/2002

Executives jumped around a lot in 2001. Here's a recap of the most important moves for the year

Nortel Buys: Reaping the Whirlwind?
News Analysis | 1/2/2002

The companies earmarked in this year's largest goodwill writedowns were the ones Nortel bet biggest on

Lucent Execs Get Richer
News Analysis | 1/2/2002

Lucent executives -- even those forced out -- are arguably the richest in the business

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