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LR Index Update: Fed's Impact Minimal
News Analysis  | 
1/31/2001  |  5 comments
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  |  64 comments
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  |  Post a comment
Testing company lands Amber Networks as a customer, asserts the importance of being "vendor neutral"
IronBridge Has Fallen Down
News Analysis  | 
1/31/2001  |  41 comments
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  |  Post a comment
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  |  3 comments
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  |  18 comments
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  |  17 comments
Its whopping second round seems to be linked to a shift in strategy
Endless Ethernet?
Column  | 
1/30/2001  |  74 comments
Endless Ethernet? — Scott Clavenna
Laurel Networks Scores Big Round
News Analysis  | 
1/29/2001  |  4 comments
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  |  23 comments
NetPlane makes a play as the source for open IP routing code
Redback Lands Deal With Williams
News Analysis  | 
1/29/2001  |  18 comments
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  |  Post a comment
Paxonet's silicon addresses a key requirement -- packing legacy traffic into Sonet connections.
Chip Startup Plans OC768
News Analysis  | 
1/29/2001  |  10 comments
Azanda Network Devices says it holds the key to high-speed chips for optical switches
Ciena Tests Capital Markets
News Analysis  | 
1/26/2001  |  2 comments
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  |  8 comments
Infonetics says VPNs are alive and healthy, which should give a boost to system vendors
Zaffire Zaps Marketing VP
News Analysis  | 
1/26/2001  |  24 comments
Company replaces Rob Keil, vice president of marketing with business development VP
Customer Questions Dog Corvis
News Analysis  | 
1/26/2001  |  6 comments
Company beats revenue estimates for the fourth quarter, but where are the new customers?
PMC-Sierra Joins Warnings Chorus
News Analysis  | 
1/26/2001  |  4 comments
Chipmaker says eight of its top 10 customers are cutting back on orders
Ciena Closes in on Level 3
News Analysis  | 
1/25/2001  |  1 comment
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  |  Post a comment
Corning beats back the optimism
Foundry Retreats from the Core
News Analysis  | 
1/25/2001  |  8 comments
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  |  3 comments
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  |  8 comments
Startup is making pump lasers for long-haul networks
JDSU and SDLI Delay Merger, Again
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2001  |  1 comment
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  |  1 comment
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  |  34 comments
The cleanup accelerates, but optical networking growth is still nowhere to be found
Avanex Slips on Cautious Outlook
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2001  |  4 comments
Vendor lands Nortel as a 10 percent customer and meets estimates, but management expresses caution
Corvis Gets Some Competition
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2001  |  73 comments
Ilotron is offering a similar (and possibly better) package of technologies
Procket's Test Teaser
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2001  |  10 comments
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  |  Post a comment
The Light Reading Index is fueled by positive earnings news UPDATED 6 PM ET
Sorrento Rides a Gilded Wave
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1/23/2001  |  12 comments
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  |  2 comments
Investors respond positively to Tellabs' fourth quarter; optical product line drives growth
Sigma Relies on Star Power
News Analysis  | 
1/23/2001  |  1 comment
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  |  5 comments
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  |  2 comments
Chiaro tries not to let its legal scuffles with Alcatel bog it down
Out of the Lab: Storing Light
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2001  |  11 comments
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  |  1 comment
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  |  8 comments
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  |  11 comments
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  |  21 comments
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  |  36 comments
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  |  10 comments
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  |  9 comments
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  |  21 comments
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  |  1 comment
The voice gateway company has been landing some big customers
Axsun Gets $111 Million for Subsystems
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2001  |  1 comment
Automation and miniaturization are promising an IPO payoff by the end of the year
Allegro Holds a House Party
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2001  |  8 comments
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  |  Post a comment
A slew of positive earnings reports reverses the psychology
Geyser: Third Time Lucky?
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2001  |  2 comments
John Vice has taken over as Geyser's third CEO. Is he the right man for the job?
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