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Content posted in October 2000
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Astral Point Plays Survivor
News Analysis  | 
10/17/2000  |  Post a comment
A $100 million deal with Time Warner Telecom is just what the IPO bankers ordered: Was equity involved?
Optical Boosts Tellabs Quarter
News Analysis  | 
10/17/2000  |  Post a comment
Company shows 50 percent growth in quarterly sales. Can it keep pace with the changing market?
Quake Tools Up With $12 Million
News Analysis  | 
10/17/2000  |  Post a comment
Communications chip startup targets Ethernet, Sonet/SDH applications
Ciena Surges on Deal Rumors
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2000  |  Post a comment
Two CLEC contracts could each be worth $100 million
Tellium's Pure Optical Play
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2000  |  Post a comment
Astarte acquisition yields MEMS technology and intellectual property
Velio Claims Switch Silicon Breakthrough
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2000  |  Post a comment
Startup's chips promise to delay the deployment of all-optical switches by making electrical core ones more attractive
Choosing Light
Column  | 
10/16/2000  |  Post a comment
Choosing Light -- Scott Clavenna
Shareholders Sue Williams
News Analysis  | 
10/13/2000  |  1 comment
Service provider's policy of allowing officers to take pre-IPO stock from startups lands it in the dock
IPOs Will Test Market's Optical Optimism
News Analysis  | 
10/13/2000  |  Post a comment
A six-pack of optical outfits could IPO over the next few weeks -- but only if Friday's market comeback continues
OIF Specs Component Standard
News Analysis  | 
10/13/2000  |  Post a comment
Docs could accelerate the commoditization of switches and routers with Sonet interfaces
Lucent Supernova
Column  | 
10/12/2000  |  Post a comment
Lucent Supernova -- R. Scott Raynovich
Juniper Grows Like a Weed
News Analysis  | 
10/12/2000  |  Post a comment
Juniper has another stellar quarter, but components worries linger
Stock Swap M&A: Is the Price Right?
News Analysis  | 
10/12/2000  |  Post a comment
The market is changing the value of many optical deals -- and not for the better
Cidra IPO Raises Eyebrows
News Analysis  | 
10/12/2000  |  Post a comment
Cisco and Corvis are listed as key customers of the company chaired by Corvis CEO David Huber
Sycamore Rings Up BellSouth
News Analysis  | 
10/12/2000  |  Post a comment
However, it's with BellSouth's Internet group, and the amount is undisclosed (UPDATED 3:00 pm ET)
Weiss Peck & Greer Becomes Lightspeed
News Analysis  | 
10/11/2000  |  Post a comment
VC firm changes name, tools up for optical investment with billion dollar fund
Redback Blows Away the Numbers
News Analysis  | 
10/11/2000  |  Post a comment
Optical networking drives growth in an $80 million quarter, and the company announces an unexpected profit
Sorrento's $40 Million Deal
News Analysis  | 
10/11/2000  |  Post a comment
Sorrento's deal with Cox Communications shows management is serious about improving the company's plight
Global Crossing: Who's in Charge?
News Analysis  | 
10/11/2000  |  Post a comment
Another CEO switch raises questions about the carrier's strategy
Components Still in Play, Analyst Says
News Analysis  | 
10/11/2000  |  Post a comment
What's the difference between a dotcom and a networking components company? A couple of PhDs
Next Gen Carriers Cash In
News Analysis  | 
10/11/2000  |  Post a comment
Why are the VCs throwing money at next-generation Ethernet-based service providers like Yipes and Cogent?
Lucent Warns -- Again
News Analysis  | 
10/11/2000  |  Post a comment
Stock plummets 30 percent as confidence slips and the credibility gap grows (UPDATED 10/11/200 10:30 am ET)
MFN Bids for New Role
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2000  |  Post a comment
Metromedia Fiber Network is attempting to buy its way up the services foodchain
FCC Examines Colocation Conflict
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2000  |  Post a comment
Federal agency sets out to redefine which type of competitors' boxes should be allowed at colocation facilities
Calient Secures MEMS Supplies
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2000  |  Post a comment
The optical switch startup buys Kionix, the foundry making its arrays of microscopic mirrors
Gotham Networks Joins Crowd on the Edge
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2000  |  Post a comment
Startup focuses on network processors and management software for low-fat edge switch/router
Litton, Corning to Settle Suit
News Analysis  | 
10/9/2000  |  Post a comment
Litton Systems and Corning will discuss fiber amplifier patent infringement out of court
Sycamore Stuck on Signaling Standard
News Analysis  | 
10/9/2000  |  Post a comment
Its efforts to breathe new life into the ODSI's signaling spec aren't going well
Fujitsu Execs Flee
News Analysis  | 
10/9/2000  |  Post a comment
Is the party over for the dominant Sonet player?
Iris Group Attracts $60M
News Analysis  | 
10/9/2000  |  Post a comment
Ex-Monterey founders lead a group of four optical networking startups that plan to share a common architecture
ATM: Over and Out?
Column  | 
10/9/2000  |  Post a comment
ATM: Over and Out? -- Stephen Saunders
Market Sell-Off Clips Optics
News Analysis  | 
10/6/2000  |  Post a comment
The stock market knocks between 5 and 15 percent off optical company valuations
Component Lawsuit: What's It Mean?
News Analysis  | 
10/6/2000  |  Post a comment
Stanford U. and Litton Systems are suing all major vendors, but the fallout may be less than feared
Cisco's Cloudy Forecasts
Column  | 
10/6/2000  |  Post a comment
Cisco's Cloudy Forecasts -- Phil Harvey
Optical Access Bids for $108 Million IPO
News Analysis  | 
10/6/2000  |  Post a comment
MRV spawns another offspring
Nanovation Bounces Back
News Analysis  | 
10/6/2000  |  Post a comment
It's closed a $30 million round led by Motorola
Metro Access: A Mixed Bag
News Analysis  | 
10/6/2000  |  Post a comment
Surging popularity of gigabit Ethernet and native IP will lead to bandwidth bottlenecks in the metro space
What's Spooked Juniper Investors?
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2000  |  Post a comment
As it gets closer to reporting quarterly earnings, Juniper shares are dropping steadily: Is something wrong?
Astral Point Explores Its Options
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2000  |  Post a comment
The company is said to have hired an investment bank to help consider offers
Wavesplitter Files for $155 Million IPO
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2000  |  Post a comment
With Corvis as its main customer, analysts have a good feeling about the company's prospects
Optical Power Trip
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2000  |  Post a comment
Big switches like Tellium's Aurora are drawing attention to the growing problem of power consumption
Lucent Gets a Shot in the Arm
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2000  |  Post a comment
A $1 billion contract with SBC and a $180 million Brazilian deal are just what the doctor ordered
Oplink Soars on Market Debut
News Analysis  | 
10/4/2000  |  Post a comment
Its share price nearly doubled in the first hour of trading, but stormy waters may lie ahead
Maple Gets $50M for MPLS Box
News Analysis  | 
10/4/2000  |  Post a comment
Its "multi-service optical system" aims to run IP directly over fiber, eliminating Sonet and ATM
Williams Loses Key Staff
News Analysis  | 
10/4/2000  |  Post a comment
They haven't left because Williams is in trouble, says carrier
Component Spinoffs: Dynamite or Duds?
News Analysis  | 
10/4/2000  |  Post a comment
Alcatel, Lucent, and Nortel will use the public markets to spin out the unknown value of components
Avici's Qwest for a Contract
News Analysis  | 
10/3/2000  |  Post a comment
Avici announces Qwest as a trial customer; but no contract amount is disclosed, and Qwest holds Avici stock
Trellis Gets $25M For Holographic Switch
News Analysis  | 
10/3/2000  |  3 comments
Plans an optical switch with many thousands of ports, outgunning MEMS developments
Test Gear Shortage Snags Startups
News Analysis  | 
10/3/2000  |  Post a comment
A dearth of power meters, tunable lasers, and other test devices could slow the progress of optical networking
Village Unveils "Optical Packet Node"
News Analysis  | 
10/3/2000  |  Post a comment
New product category puts IP routing and wavelength switching in the same box
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