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LR Index Update: Fed's Impact Minimal
News Analysis | 1/31/2001

The Light Reading Index loses 1.32 percent, despite solid earnings from New Focus and Advanced Fibre

Cisco Ships OC192
News Analysis | 1/31/2001

Cisco announces its 10-Gbit/s products, along with some general optical hoopla UPDATED 1/31/01 5pm EST

Valiant Tests Its Power
News Analysis | 1/31/2001

Testing company lands Amber Networks as a customer, asserts the importance of being "vendor neutral"

IronBridge Has Fallen Down
News Analysis | 1/31/2001

After much speculation, the company has reportedly shut its doors for good UPDATED 1/31/01 2am EST

Market Update: LR Index Creeps Forward
News Analysis | 1/30/2001

The Light Reading Index sneaks up 1 percent; New Focus surprises on the upside after the market closes

Codeon Bets on Clever Crystals
News Analysis | 1/30/2001

It's starting commercial production of low-voltage, high-speed lithium niobate modulators

Redback's Got a Mini-Me, Too
News Analysis | 1/30/2001

Redback runs straight at Cisco, launching the SmartEdge 100, a smaller version of its Sonet multiplexer

Xtera's $110M Surprise
News Analysis | 1/30/2001

Its whopping second round seems to be linked to a shift in strategy

Endless Ethernet?
Column | 1/30/2001

Endless Ethernet? — Scott Clavenna

Laurel Networks Scores Big Round
News Analysis | 1/29/2001

Startup draws $60M from the VCs, but its IP “service routing” technology faces rampant competition

NetPlane Opens Up IP Routing
News Analysis | 1/29/2001

NetPlane makes a play as the source for open IP routing code

Redback Lands Deal With Williams
News Analysis | 1/29/2001

Redback announces $120 million contract to deliver Williams its SmartEdge optical product UPDATED 11:30 AM

Chip "Could Boost Metro Market"
News Analysis | 1/29/2001

Paxonet's silicon addresses a key requirement -- packing legacy traffic into Sonet connections.

Chip Startup Plans OC768
News Analysis | 1/29/2001

Azanda Network Devices says it holds the key to high-speed chips for optical switches

Ciena Tests Capital Markets
News Analysis | 1/26/2001

Are the markets warming up to public offerings again? Ciena's secondary will be a key test

VPNs Are Alive and Well
News Analysis | 1/26/2001

Infonetics says VPNs are alive and healthy, which should give a boost to system vendors

Zaffire Zaps Marketing VP
News Analysis | 1/26/2001

Company replaces Rob Keil, vice president of marketing with business development VP

Customer Questions Dog Corvis
News Analysis | 1/26/2001

Company beats revenue estimates for the fourth quarter, but where are the new customers?

PMC-Sierra Joins Warnings Chorus
News Analysis | 1/26/2001

Chipmaker says eight of its top 10 customers are cutting back on orders

Ciena Closes in on Level 3
News Analysis | 1/25/2001

What's a lonely Ciena box doing in Level 3's New York POP?

Light Reading Index Takes a Hit
News Analysis | 1/25/2001

Corning beats back the optimism

Foundry Retreats from the Core
News Analysis | 1/25/2001

After months of marketing itself as a core routing company, Foundry changes its tune

Corning Caveats Rain on Earnings Parade
News Analysis | 1/25/2001

Despite a strong earnings report, investors have panicked over next-quarter guidance. Are they overreacting?

Investors Pump $44M Into nLight
News Analysis | 1/25/2001

Startup is making pump lasers for long-haul networks

JDSU and SDLI Delay Merger, Again
News Analysis | 1/24/2001

Industry watchers speculate that JDSU's rumored sale of its Zurich plant to Nortel is the cause of the delay

Testing Gear Breeds Speed
News Analysis | 1/24/2001

EXFO, Newport, Agilent, and others say new test gear will reduce the time it takes to make optical components

Lucent Loses $1 Billion, Plans Big Layoff
News Analysis | 1/24/2001

The cleanup accelerates, but optical networking growth is still nowhere to be found

Avanex Slips on Cautious Outlook
News Analysis | 1/24/2001

Vendor lands Nortel as a 10 percent customer and meets estimates, but management expresses caution

Corvis Gets Some Competition
News Analysis | 1/24/2001

Ilotron is offering a similar (and possibly better) package of technologies

Procket's Test Teaser
News Analysis | 1/24/2001

MFN is testing "something" made by Procket. No one will say what -- and the tester is on Procket's advisory board

Market Roars Forward
News Analysis | 1/23/2001

The Light Reading Index is fueled by positive earnings news UPDATED 6 PM ET

Sorrento Rides a Gilded Wave
News Analysis | 1/23/2001

Sorrento's riding a wave of good news, getting a mention in the Gilder Technology Report following its name change

Tellabs Shares Perk Up
News Analysis | 1/23/2001

Investors respond positively to Tellabs' fourth quarter; optical product line drives growth

Sigma Relies on Star Power
News Analysis | 1/23/2001

Metro services, Former FCC chairman as board member, financing from Benchmark and Cisco -- sound familiar?

Analysts Fret Over JDSU Growth
News Analysis | 1/22/2001

JDSU is expected to meet expectations for its quarterly results, but analysts cast doubt on the long-term outlook

Can Chiaro Stay Focused?
News Analysis | 1/22/2001

Chiaro tries not to let its legal scuffles with Alcatel bog it down

Out of the Lab: Storing Light
News Analysis | 1/22/2001

The ability to store light in an optical memory buffer could have huge implications for photonic routing

Velio Cleans Up
News Analysis | 1/22/2001

Claims to have the first chip to meet IEEE spec for sending 10-gig Ethernet across a backplane

LR Index Builds Momentum
News Analysis | 1/19/2001

News from Juniper and AMCC fuels a rally, boosting the Light Reading Index nearly 10% on the week

Eyes on Corvis Lockup Expiration
News Analysis | 1/19/2001

The lockup of 180 million shares of Corvis stock will expire next week, making them free to sell on the open market

IronBridge Over Troubled Water
News Analysis | 1/19/2001

Lead investor pulls out. CEO quits. Is it goodbye, not au revoir, for router startup? -- UPDATED 3:35 PM EST

IEEE Tunes Ethernet for Telcos
News Analysis | 1/19/2001

The resilient packet ring gang gets its act together, planning better restoration features for metro Ethernet

Nortel Logs Good Quarter, Great Year
News Analysis | 1/19/2001

Nortel officials told investors what they wanted to hear, but dodged questions about IP routing and metro networking

Why Redback Got Whacked
News Analysis | 1/18/2001

The numbers met the estimates, but Wall Street didn't like the message being sent by declining margins

Khosla: Optical Market's Still Huge
News Analysis | 1/18/2001

Kleiner Perkins's optical kingmaker, Vinod Khosla, says the shakeout will be brutal but the market is huge

Stock Watch: Sonus Networks Inc.
News Analysis | 1/18/2001

The voice gateway company has been landing some big customers

Axsun Gets $111 Million for Subsystems
News Analysis | 1/18/2001

Automation and miniaturization are promising an IPO payoff by the end of the year

Allegro Holds a House Party
News Analysis | 1/17/2001

Ex-Nortel president joins Allegro. Its "peering platform" will allow ISPs to buy capacity on long-haul networks

Earnings Reports Drive LR Index up 4.7%
News Analysis | 1/17/2001

A slew of positive earnings reports reverses the psychology

Geyser: Third Time Lucky?
News Analysis | 1/17/2001

John Vice has taken over as Geyser's third CEO. Is he the right man for the job?

Conexant Shows Off Monster Chip
News Analysis | 1/17/2001

Company claims new chip could drive a gargantuan optical/electrical switch with 18,496 ports

Tellium's New MEMS Play
News Analysis | 1/17/2001

Partner Analog Devices pledges to augment Tellium's supply of optical switching technology

Juniper Crushes Estimates in Q4
News Analysis | 1/16/2001

Juniper has beaten expectations again. But will the router vendor keep up its phenomenal growth in 2001?

Osicom Prepares for Transformation
News Analysis | 1/16/2001

Shareholders will vote tomorrow on turning Osicom into Sorrento and the creation of more stock

Corvis and Williams Sign $300M Deal
News Analysis | 1/16/2001

UPDATED Five-year contract looks like a good deal for both parties. But where's the switch?

OIF Sets Short-Range Sonet Standard
News Analysis | 1/16/2001

Paves the way for much lower-cost connections among colocated carrier equipment

Top Ten Optical Stocks for 2001
News Analysis | 1/16/2001

Light Reading introduces another Top Ten list. This one names 10 attractive investments for 2001

TI Launches Sonet Transceiver
News Analysis | 1/16/2001

Texas Instruments says its debut into high-speed Sonet chips is a breakthrough. But there are pieces missing

Light Reading Index Marks Time
News Analysis | 1/16/2001

The Light Reading Index closed slightly down for the day as investors await earnings details

System Startups 'Face Tough Year'
News Analysis | 1/16/2001

More warnings of a shakeout, this time from a panel of service providers at the Supernet show

Riverstone Scores a Coup
News Analysis | 1/16/2001

Its new router, announced today, will displace Extreme and Juniper gear on a carrier network

Cisco Hatches Cerent 'Mini Me'
News Analysis | 1/15/2001

Cisco is attacking the multitenant and office building market with a smaller version of the ONS 15454 platform

Atoga Tunes Out the Competition
News Analysis | 1/15/2001

Atoga's use of tunable lasers could set it apart from the rest of the pack

Startup Creates Component Cocktail
News Analysis | 1/15/2001

Telephotonics is using a mix of magnetism, electricity and heat to make multi-function integrated components

Aura Tacks On Ethernet Management
News Analysis | 1/15/2001

It's not another switch or a router, so what is it? Aura has a nifty little Ethernet management box

A Return to the Kitchenentals
Column | 1/15/2001

A Return to the Kitchenentals -- by Stephen Saunders

Services Push Toward Pure IP
News Analysis | 1/12/2001

Telseon and Yipes are working on point-and-click provisioning of long-distance IP services

Ocular Gets $30M in Second Round
News Analysis | 1/12/2001

Frugal startup doesn't need a trophy round, it claims

Kymata CEO to Step Down
News Analysis | 1/12/2001

Brendan Hyland is going: Did he jump, or was he pushed?

Extreme Comes Clean
News Analysis | 1/12/2001

It's finally explained why it's acquiring Optranet. Will investors be persuaded?

Light Reading Index Rallies
News Analysis | 1/11/2001

The Light Reading Index climbed 5 percent today. Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Nortel to Cut 4,000 Jobs
News Analysis | 1/11/2001

UPDATED: Nortel says it aims to streamline its business

Zaffire Scores $20M Contract
News Analysis | 1/11/2001

It's not all doom and gloom at the metro DWDM startup

Startup in Laser Control Breakthrough
News Analysis | 1/11/2001

FiberSpace's thousand-fold improvement could mark a major milestone in optical networking

Why Fiorina's Right for Cisco's Board
Column | 1/11/2001

Why Fiorina's Right for Cisco's Board -- by Phil Harvey

Raman Amps: Key to Optical Future
News Analysis | 1/11/2001

Raman amplifiers will play a key role in driving the growth of long-haul and metro optical networking, report says

Ex-Cyras CEO Joins Roshnee Spinoff
News Analysis | 1/11/2001

Steve Pearse leads startup Inara Networks, part of Raj Singh's latest optical hydra. The commute's easier

Fog Clears for Free-Space Optics
News Analysis | 1/11/2001

Lightpointe gets $6.5 million for sidestepping the main snag of beaming light through air

Zaffire Fires 20% of Sales Team
News Analysis | 1/10/2001

Zaffire canned 11 U.S. sales people this morning

Chambers: Cisco's Ready to Brawl
News Analysis | 1/10/2001

John Chambers talks tough about the race with Juniper, aims for $3 billion to $7 billion in optical revenue in 2001

Optical VCs Grow Wary
News Analysis | 1/10/2001

Experts say money will be harder to get in 2001

CIBC Downgrades Cisco, Juniper
News Analysis | 1/10/2001

A CIBC downgrade of two leading companies is weighing on the networking sector today UPDATED

AT&T Deal Boosts Avici
News Analysis | 1/9/2001

AT&T turned on its OC192 network, which is powered by Avici routers. Avici's stock turned up 30 percent

Chambers of Hope
News Analysis | 1/9/2001

Can Cisco CEO John Chambers help stem the panic?

Whom Do You Trust?
News Analysis | 1/9/2001

Finding loyal, trustworthy employees could be tough

Out of the Lab: 100 Tbit/s
News Analysis | 1/9/2001

A bunch of U.K. universities are using femtosecond light pulses to push fiber carrying capacity to new limits

Juniper Grows Closer to Calient
News Analysis | 1/8/2001

Calient's $225 million third round is punctuated by the addition of Juniper CEO Scott Kriens to the board

IPOs Lose Their Luster
News Analysis | 1/8/2001

Top 10 Trends report says startups will follow Cyras's example and look to be acquired

AMCC Shrinks Sonet Equipment
News Analysis | 1/8/2001

Its new chip will enable vendors to replace an entire rack of Sonet gear with a single circuit board

Celox Comes Out
News Analysis | 1/8/2001

Company promises an IP services switch based on ASICs designed to scale past the competitors

Market Pain Returns
News Analysis | 1/5/2001

The Light Reading Index is not out of the woods yet: It sinks 64.92 (8.90%) to 664.43 in Friday's sell-off

AT&T Broadband Pares Cable Crew
News Analysis | 1/5/2001

Staff cuts in Atlanta are the latest in a stream of bad news for the cable broadband market

Marconi Thinks Big in Texas
News Analysis | 1/5/2001

U.K.-based company plans to spend $50M to expand its Optical Division in the Lone Star State

ADC Cuts 400 Jobs
News Analysis | 1/5/2001

Layoffs affect mostly systems integrators and support staff

Alcatel in Talks to Buy Tachion
News Analysis | 1/4/2001

Alcatel continues to comb North America for a networking player that combines voice and data technology

Work Poll: All Work, No Life
News Analysis | 1/4/2001

A little hard work never killed anyone, right? But it can ruin your personal life, according to our December Work Poll

Nortel, Intel Back Subsystem Startup
News Analysis | 1/4/2001

Network Elements gets $77 million. Is it being lined up for an acquisition by Nortel?

Fed Fuels Comeback Rally
News Analysis | 1/3/2001

The Federal Reserve decision to lower rates pumps up the tech market -- and rescues the Light Reading Index

Metro Battle Brews at Worldcom
News Analysis | 1/3/2001

Worldcom is shopping around for new metro gear -- and just about everybody is said to be in the running

Foundry's Verio Deal Lacks Teeth
News Analysis | 1/3/2001

A closer look at Foundry's Verio announcements reveals little new information

Routing Maestro Quits Cisco
News Analysis | 1/2/2001

Dr. Yakov Rekhter has left the building (and moved to Juniper)

Startup Integrates Laser Management
News Analysis | 1/2/2001

Aegis Semiconductor is working on a special coating that will enable VCSELs to run more efficiently

Bears Rip Through Market
News Analysis | 1/2/2001

The Light Reading Index sinks another 9 percent. How bad can it get?

Extreme Spins In Optranet
News Analysis | 1/2/2001

Extreme is buying out its pet project, Optranet. Investors ask: why?

Really Bad PR
News Analysis | 1/1/2001

A compilation of publicity pitches that did not work

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