x
News & Views Latest Content View Content By Month
Cable & Wireless Takes On Exodus
News Analysis | 11/30/2001

Can the purchase of key US data centers boost C&W's global presence in IP services?

Tellabs Nabs Ocular
News Analysis | 11/30/2001

The digital crossconnect king buys a startup competitor for $355 million UPDATED 1PM ET

Calix Boosts Management Muscle
News Analysis | 11/30/2001

The optical access startup hires a former Xircom exec as CFO and names Cisco's Carl Russo chairman

Swiss Launch Light Emitter Startup
News Analysis | 11/30/2001

BeamExpress gets $4.5M to develop a new kind of light emitter for metro and access networks

Enron's Empty Bandwidth
News Analysis | 11/29/2001

The collapse of Enron leaves serious questions about the viability of bandwidth as a tradeable business

Scottish Startup Shrinks
News Analysis | 11/29/2001

Terahertz Photonics has shut two divisions and is trying to sell its optical coatings business

Alloptic Pushes PON Scheme
News Analysis | 11/29/2001

The company says its product for residential access based on Ethernet is the fastest yet. Is there a market?

Appian Scores Deal With NTT
News Analysis | 11/29/2001

Is Asia where the money is? Startup Appian Communications seals a deal with a major Japanese carrier

Sun Shines on Packet Design
News Analysis | 11/28/2001

IP technology incubator gets a few million bucks from Sun Microsystems

Ex-Lucent Exec Builds New Career
News Analysis | 11/28/2001

Last year at this time, Nina Aversano blew the whistle on Rich McGinn. Now, she's at a startup

Riverstone Edges Out Cisco at Cox
News Analysis | 11/28/2001

Riverstone's focus on Ethernet for the service-provider market helped it land the deal with Cox

Finisar Revenues Dip
News Analysis | 11/28/2001

The optical subsystem maker also saw reduced losses, however, and management sees stabilization

Report: Tellium Core Switch Takes Hold
News Analysis | 11/28/2001

Tellium's share of the core optical switch market has grown 53% this year, says RHK. What's it mean?

IETF Routing Director Resigns
News Analysis | 11/27/2001

Routing expert hits a wall, as humming and other geeky antics prevail in IETF standards meetings

Wavelength Services Catch On
News Analysis | 11/27/2001

Announcements by Global Crossing and Level 3 reflect a general trend favoring wave services. Will they sell?

Kalkhoven Opts for Optium
News Analysis | 11/27/2001

A bevy of former JDSU execs are developing low-cost transponders with microprocessors inside

BitBlitz Pushes Partnership Program
News Analysis | 11/26/2001

Startup aims to make it easier for 10-gig Ethernet module makers to incorporate its SerDes chip

Sorrento Mum on Revenue Outlook
News Analysis | 11/26/2001

Sorrento has quietly reshuffled executives and says its long-awaited restructuring plan is coming next month

Lucent Drops on Downgrades
News Analysis | 11/26/2001

After rebounding off its lows, Lucent stock has some short-term hurdles on the road to recovery, say analysts

Interest Grows in Wavelength Conversion
News Analysis | 11/23/2001

A growing number of companies are developing all-optical wavelength converters

Cisco Clarifies Ring Strategy
News Analysis | 11/23/2001

It'll offer two solutions for resilient packet rings -- SRP (proprietary) and RPR (standardized)

Startup Promotes Switchless Networks
News Analysis | 11/22/2001

UK-based Pipistrelle is developing the all-optical equivalent of an Ethernet bus

Fraud Case Hangs Over Fore Fat Cats
News Analysis | 11/22/2001

Allegations of unethical behavior during Marconi's acquisition of Fore Systems have resurfaced

TeraXion Trots Out FBGs
News Analysis | 11/21/2001

Startup gets an $8 million loan to further the manufacture of its fiber Bragg grating-based components

Metro DWDM Game Heats Up
News Analysis | 11/21/2001

Nortel's upgraded metro DWDM product may put further pressure on ONI, the number two in the market

Optical Access Yanks IPO
News Analysis | 11/21/2001

Nearly a year after it filed for an IPO, the MRV subsidiary has finally thrown in the towel

Cisco in U-Turn on RPR
News Analysis | 11/20/2001

It's Aladdin vs Gandalf, as Cisco changes tack on the proposed resilient packet ring standard

Peters Out at Mahi
News Analysis | 11/20/2001

Mahi CEO Greg Peters has resigned and Sequoia's Christopher Rust is now interim CEO

Optovation Brings in $20M
News Analysis | 11/20/2001

Optovation raises $20 million in a second round of funding

Edgeflow Becomes Meriton
News Analysis | 11/20/2001

Core switch startup uses new name to solidify strategy, tout alliances with Vitesse and ExceLight

AcceLight Scores Major Change
News Analysis | 11/19/2001

Optical switching startup raises a $60 million round, claiming it's got a God-box that will work

JVP Raises a $400M Fund
News Analysis | 11/19/2001

Who says there's no money left? Jerusalem Venture Partners raises $400M and will put much of it into networking

Shareholders Reward Layoffs
News Analysis | 11/19/2001

Corvis and Tellabs cut more jobs, while their stocks bounce upward: It's all about preserving cash

AMCC Makes Light of Layoffs
News Analysis | 11/19/2001

It's fired software developers working on its OC192 network processor, but denies this will have an impact

Movaz Moves Up
News Analysis | 11/19/2001

With new trials and revenues on the way, startup says all systems are go despite layoffs and cutbacks

On the Crest of a Wave
Column | 11/19/2001

On the Crest of a Wave - Scott Clavenna

TCS and Motorola
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/19/2001

Another member of the Unstrung 25 inks a deal with Motorola.

NEA Turns to Trading
News Analysis | 11/16/2001

NEA's Dick Kramlich mints a tidy $27 million gain trading Juniper shares with venture capital

Downgrades Flow From LaFountain
News Analysis | 11/16/2001

Needham & Co. downgrades Cisco and Juniper as stocks climb toward target prices

A Gem of an Idea
News Analysis | 11/16/2001

Artifical opals could hold the key to making the ultimate in miniature optical components

Lucent Cuts Deal on Fiber Unit
News Analysis | 11/16/2001

Furukawa and CommScope shaved 16 percent off their Lucent fiber offer UPDATED 11/16 3:30PM

Storm Goes Native
News Analysis | 11/16/2001

The Israeli metro equipment startup gets the thumbs-up from its first trial customer

Have Startup Valuations Stabilized?
News Analysis | 11/15/2001

Communications company valuations haven't budged in six months, but startup investment levels continue to fall

Tellium Execs Lengthen Their Locks
News Analysis | 11/15/2001

Tellium's management is doubling down on the company's stock... by holding on to it

Optical Oracle: More Carrier Cutbacks
News Analysis | 11/15/2001

Carrier capex likely to decline up to 35% in 2002, says the Optical Oracle

Dueling Interconnects Unmasked
News Analysis | 11/15/2001

HyperTransport and RapidIO both aim to improve chip throughput: But what's the difference between 'em?

Juniper CFO Addresses Acquisition
News Analysis | 11/15/2001

Juniper CFO responds to questions regarding the acquisition of Pacific Broadband. More questions remain

Listwin Joins Redback Board
News Analysis | 11/14/2001

Former Cisco big wheel and Openwave CEO Don Listwin forges ties with Redback; Bibb is out as sales VP

Would Cisco Buy Brightlink?
News Analysis | 11/14/2001

Word on the Street is that Cisco may be poking around BrightLink for the startup's optical switch

Sparkolor Secrets Surface
News Analysis | 11/14/2001

Tomorrow's announcement of a tunable laser isn't the full story, says company from the same stable as Gemfire

Nanovation Goes Bust
News Analysis | 11/14/2001

Bankruptcy court says it must liquidate its assets now that it's failed to come up with a rescue plan

German Companies Seek Access
News Analysis | 11/14/2001

A bevy of optical players in Germany look to make inroads in America with do-it-all DWDM access gear

RealChip Turns to Redwood Rajs
News Analysis | 11/14/2001

Raj Sing and Raj Parekh take over RealChip, probably to guide the company toward an acquisition

Lehman Looks for Ciena Slowdown
News Analysis | 11/14/2001

Lehman Brothers analyst Steve Levy cuts 2002 estimates, citing risk of further carrier spending reductions

Sycamore Hits Lowered Target
News Analysis | 11/13/2001

Sycamore books revenue of $21 million for the quarter, coming in at the low end of forecast revised just last month

Atoga, Village Networks Scale Back
News Analysis | 11/13/2001

Atoga Systems and Village Networks say they're unbowed by recent layoffs

Connector Startup Arrives in US
News Analysis | 11/13/2001

Germany's Schott Optovance says its connectors are perfekt for backplanes and optical switches

Juniper Buys Pacific Broadband
News Analysis | 11/12/2001

Deal for Pacific, for $200M, marks a more pronounced move into edge routing and cable UPDATED 4:15 PM ET

Ciena Boosts Numbers, Cuts Jobs
News Analysis | 11/12/2001

Boosts guidance, cuts 10% of its workforce, writes off $1.7B; Wall Street cheers

Prabhu Joins Morgenthaler
News Analysis | 11/12/2001

Alcatel's former COO becomes a venture partner with Morgenthaler

Value Is Key to Ethernet Service Growth
News Analysis | 11/12/2001

Yankee says storage, VPNs, and content delivery will fuel the metro Ethernet services market

MPLS: Keeping it Real
News Analysis | 11/9/2001

The word from the NGN show in Boston is that MPLS isn’t dead; it’s just been a little under the weather

OCPI Bomb Confounds the Experts
News Analysis | 11/9/2001

Think a recovery is in sight? A look at the case of OCPI may be cause to hold back on the optimism

Down and Out in Texas
News Analysis | 11/9/2001

Layoffs and hiring freezes add to the chill in the air here in Telecom Corridor

Poll Identifies What's Hot
News Analysis | 11/9/2001

A Light Reading survey identifies hot markets and product categories in optical networking

Netscreen Goes for an IPO
News Analysis | 11/8/2001

The startup's got an impressive firewall, but will that be enough to impress investors?

Is Aifotec in a Jam?
News Analysis | 11/8/2001

German components startup is trying to re-invent itself, but time is running out on raising the money

Metro Providers Retrench
News Analysis | 11/8/2001

Sphera Optical and Yipes develop new strategies for building bulk, not reach

Report From NGN: An Industry Adrift?
News Analysis | 11/8/2001

It's the health of the carriers, stupid!

Intense Photonics Puts on a Show
News Analysis | 11/8/2001

Scottish startup is out to prove that it isn't going to be another Nanovation or Zenastra

Lucent Unveils Product Lineup
News Analysis | 11/7/2001

In a two-hour conference, execs intro new optical gear and describe the products that will shape Lucent's future

White Rock Feeds on More Funding
News Analysis | 11/7/2001

White Rock's cheap Sonet box gets a $60 million vote of confidence from investors

Mayan Down for the Count?
News Analysis | 11/7/2001

Mayan has filed for Chapter 11, but it's business as usual at Vital Network Services, its recent acquisition

Mindspeed Claims SerDes Superiority
News Analysis | 11/7/2001

Chip maker says it has the best chip for 10-gig Ethernet, but Broadcom and Marvell disagree

Ellacoya Snags Third Round
News Analysis | 11/6/2001

Less than a week after it laid off 35 workers, the startup announces a $25 million third round of funding

Cisco's Volpi: Back to Basics
News Analysis | 11/6/2001

Companies need to pick their shots and focus on making a profit, Cisco's Mike Volpi tells NGN delegates

Opthos Gets a Jumpstart
News Analysis | 11/6/2001

Metro DWDM startup says it's now got sufficient funds to complete first-product trials by 2Q02

Bookham Claims Integration Milestone
News Analysis | 11/6/2001

It's developing an advanced subsystem for Nortel that combines switching, demultiplexing, and detecting

The Fall of Fibre Channel
Column | 11/6/2001

The Fall of Fibre Channel – Stephen Saunders

Lucent Gears Up for Product Blitz
News Analysis | 11/6/2001

Industry observers speculate the company is preparing to announce two new products

Calient Captures a Contract
News Analysis | 11/6/2001

Startup looks set to sell a 'double digit' number of its all-optical switches to Japan Telecom

Cisco Beats Estimates
News Analysis | 11/5/2001

Cisco beats the Street by two cents and pledges confidence in its battered optical business

Tellabs Pulls a Switch
News Analysis | 11/5/2001

Company continues to struggle with its optical strategy, discarding its high-end 6700 switch. What next?

MPLS Spurs Metro Ethernet Debate
News Analysis | 11/5/2001

Plans to use MPLS to build protected metro Ethernet sparks debate among analysts and service providers

Wavium Unveils Metro Optical Switch
News Analysis | 11/5/2001

Swedish startup touts a cut-down version of a Tellium switch, at a cut-down price

Agilent Hits the Field
News Analysis | 11/5/2001

Its new publicity campaign is drawing attention to a small but growing market for optical field test equipment

Qwest Slowdown Spooks Investors
News Analysis | 11/2/2001

The shutdown of sub-contracting work at Qwest scares the market; Juniper and Tellium fall the hardest

PMC-Sierra Pulls Packet Silicon
News Analysis | 11/2/2001

PMC-Sierra disbands its Internet routing division, invents an alternate strategy in double-quick time

Ibsen, Act II
News Analysis | 11/2/2001

The Danish photonics company is a startup again, after completing a management buyout from ADC

Telseon: Running out of Road?
News Analysis | 11/2/2001

Telseon is scaling back its metro Ethernet plans and may be running out of money. Sound familiar?

Gigabit Ethernet: Hope vs. Hype
News Analysis | 11/2/2001

Report says use of gigabit Ethernet in MANs and WANs will boom. Are hopes too high? UPDATED 11/2 1:00pm

Nortel Fire Sale
News Analysis | 11/1/2001

Nortel is auctioning off 20,000 lots of optical component assets in one of the industry's largest liquidations

Boston Area Startups Slash Jobs
News Analysis | 11/1/2001

Ellacoya Networks and Quantum Bridge announce a second round of job cuts to keep burn rates down

HOME
SIGN IN
SEARCH
CLOSE
MORE
CLOSE