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Adva Gives Its DWDM More Carrier Appeal
News Analysis | 2/29/2000

Its planned acquisition of Storage Area Networks Ltd should help carriers make more money out of high bandwidth access nets

Vendors To Spin Off Optical Assets
News Analysis | 2/28/2000

Big vendors like Siemens and Lucent may float their subsidiaries to cash in on the investor feeding frenzy for all things optical

CyOptics Targets 40 Gbit/s DWDM Components
News Analysis | 2/27/2000

Startup uses Indium Phosphide to increase bandwidth per channel from today's 2.5 and 10 Gbit/s rates

Siemens Launches Optical Cross Connect “Solution”
News Analysis | 2/25/2000

In reality, the TransXpress Optical Service Node is more of a patch panel

Dynarc Brings Quality Control to MANs
News Analysis | 2/24/2000

Its Dynarc 50 access switch lets carriers offer different grades of IP service for different apps.

Alcatel Buys Newbridge
News Analysis | 2/23/2000

$7 billion deal could give French equipment manufacturer a way to play in North America, but it’s more bad news for Siemens

Is Lumenon's Share Price Set to Soar?
News Analysis | 2/22/2000

It's about to unveil developments that could strengthen its hopes of becoming the Intel of optical integrated circuits

Microsoft Goes Off Message
News Analysis | 2/22/2000

Breaks silence on optical networking -- crams two feet into mouth

Service Provisioning, European-Style
News Analysis | 2/21/2000

ECI's new multi-service provisioning platform helps carriers migrate customers from modest to mammoth bandwidths, while slashing costs

Is Cisco Buying the Wrong Startup?
News Analysis | 2/18/2000

Acquiring Growth Networks will help Cisco build a real Terabit router, but would Power X have been a better buy?

Ferrule Famine Hits Optical Industry
News Analysis | 2/17/2000

The furious pace of network rollouts is leading to shortages of components, including fiber

Cisco Buys Growth, Literally
News Analysis | 2/16/2000

Its planned acquisition of Growth Networks, a switching fabric startup, could help it deliver real Terabit routers

Yipes Bets Big on Gig
News Analysis | 2/15/2000

Startup service provider thinks high-speed Ethernet will be a hit in MANs – but it can’t support voice or video traffic

Aprisma Bids For Management Dominance
News Analysis | 2/14/2000

The Cabletron spin-off thinks optical networks could light its way to a hot IPO – but will vendors and service providers buy what it’s selling?

Gigabit Ethernet Goes Carrier Class
News Analysis | 2/14/2000

Gigabit Ethernet over Sonet developments from Sycamore promise to slash the cost of providing managed IP services

Banned X
News Analysis | 2/13/2000

Short change this outfit and the world will know

10-Gigabit Ethernet Gets Marketing Muscle
News Analysis | 2/11/2000

Vendors have mobilized their marketing machines to launch an alternative to Sonet

Cisco, Juniper, Lock Down Internet Router Market
News Analysis | 2/10/2000

Between them the two vendors account for 92 percent of sales. Other players are nowhere in sight

Silkroad Twists and Turns
News Analysis | 2/9/2000

New management, new message -- same problems

Battle Begins Between FDM Twins
News Analysis | 2/8/2000

Two vendors are working on bandwidth boosting products based on the same technology

Avanex: Is it Worth $10 Billion?
News Analysis | 2/7/2000

Investors stampeding to buy shares in the hot optical component startup ignored warnings in its IPO prospectus.

Researchers Unveil All-Optical Advances
News Analysis | 2/4/2000

Tunable laser developments eliminate cross-connects, make optical packet switching possible.

Tenor Builds A Network Toll Booth
News Analysis | 2/3/2000

Startup claims its 'Optical Service Switch' is the missing link in the service-provisioning puzzle

Circuit Switching is Back
News Analysis | 2/2/2000

Startups are developing a new form of the old technology, targeting Gigabit speeds

Crunch Time for Signaling Standard
News Analysis | 2/1/2000

The OIF meets today to try and regain the initiative on a key standard for the future.

On Your Wavelength
Column | 2/1/2000

Welcome to Light Reading

Unisphere Trips, Stumbles
News Analysis | 2/1/2000

Two of its three aquisitions are late to market

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