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Where Copper Meets Glass
News Analysis | 6/30/2000

PONs and DSL: The Odd Couple?

Recruitment Packages Balloon
News Analysis | 6/29/2000

Options not enough? Try an interest-free loan

Juniper-Nortel "Alliance" Gives Pause
News Analysis | 6/29/2000

[Updated 3:50 PM ET] Nortel will sell Juniper routers

Vendor Lawsuits Get Personal
News Analysis | 6/28/2000

Companies are gunning for individual employees who violate non-compete agreements

Optical Mania in Texas
News Analysis | 6/28/2000

Iris project looks to launch companies in clusters

Orchestream Gets A Flying Start
News Analysis | 6/28/2000

Price leaps from 200 to 313 pence on its stock market debut

Wall Street says 'Whoa' to Williams
News Analysis | 6/27/2000

Company wants to spend another $1 billion on capacity--but earnings expectations and stock price sink

Orchestream Models Its Makeover
News Analysis | 6/27/2000

Vendor reinvented itself in readiness for tomorrow's public offering

Billing: Big Trouble for Carriers
News Analysis | 6/27/2000

Mergers may hamper revenue collection.

Sycamore Stretches
News Analysis | 6/27/2000

It's jumping on the ultra-long distance bandwagon

Methode Taps into Optical Madness
News Analysis | 6/26/2000

Stratos Lightwave set to give parent company some IPO pop

Lucent Invests in ISPSoft
News Analysis | 6/26/2000

A dive into IP provisioning software leaves some questions.

Mahi's Got a Big Fish to Fry
News Analysis | 6/23/2000

They've got $60 million and Goldman Sachs behind them. Is that enough to produce a "God box"?

DACS Sent Packing?
News Analysis | 6/23/2000

The digital cross-connect (DACS) market is morphing

JDSU/E-Tek Merger Approved: No Surprises
News Analysis | 6/23/2000

Investors even seem a little bored with the news

Fiber to the People
News Analysis | 6/22/2000

Local organizations fight to light up their own optic links

Tulsa Outage Serves As Warning
News Analysis | 6/22/2000

Underscores importance of reliability in high bandwidth backbones.

Hip to Programmable Chips
Column | 6/22/2000

Hip to Programmable Chips

Atmosphere Comes Back to Earth
News Analysis | 6/22/2000

Ditech buys the beleaguered startup for $85.5 million in stock and $10 million in cash

Orchestream Banks on QoS
News Analysis | 6/21/2000

Institutional investors bought up shares in the quality of service (QoS) specialist today. Joe Public will get his turn next week

Cisco's Second String
News Analysis | 6/21/2000

Cisco bought Cerent to get a foothold in the Sonet market, but it's still working on its Sonet killer - DPT

Pluris Is Back
News Analysis | 6/21/2000

After a year of keeping quiet, Pluris is finally getting ready to ship a super-scalable terabit router

Optical Switches Go Acoustic
News Analysis | 6/20/2000

Two vendors are developing technologies that use sound waves to switch light.

Novalux Promises Cheaper Lasers
News Analysis | 6/20/2000

Startup scales up LAN technology to address cost cutting requirement in metro nets.

Vendors Ramp Up Fiber Production
News Analysis | 6/19/2000

Even so, demand still seems likely to outstrip supply for the foreseeable future.

More Optical Vendors Report Break-Ins
News Analysis | 6/19/2000

Kymata and Quantum Bridge also have had their trade show displays tampered with

Corvis Sets Price Range for IPO
News Analysis | 6/19/2000

Shares to be priced at $13-$15, raising $400 million

Corvis-Sycamore Battle Looms
News Analysis | 6/16/2000

Public investors to get more choices in a nascent market

Équipe Hints at Software Edge
News Analysis | 6/16/2000

Moves to wire optical edge switch for applications

Nortel Extends Optical Lead
News Analysis | 6/15/2000

Market share grows from 28 percent to 37 percent

Fiber Components Excite VCs
News Analysis | 6/15/2000

Southampton Photonics raised a $55 million first round earlier this week. Here's why

Cinta's Strange Story
News Analysis | 6/15/2000

Did Cinta "give away the store" in order to get the backing of heavyweight VCs?

Cosine Spreads the Wealth
News Analysis | 6/14/2000

Six potential customers and options all around

Vendors Serve Up Provisioning Smorgasbord
News Analysis | 6/14/2000

Service provisioning is supposed to help carriers make money, but currently this market is a ball of hair

Why Optical Switches Can't Fail
News Analysis | 6/14/2000

If they ever did, carriers would lose revenues of tens of thousands of dollars a second.

Alcatel Boxes Clever
News Analysis | 6/13/2000

It’s woefully late to market, but Alcatel’s decision to introduce a terabit router isn’t as dumb as it looks

Switch Startup Raises MEMS Questions
News Analysis | 6/12/2000

If Integrated Micromachines is right, then most other vendors are using the wrong type of tilting mirrors

Estrin Launches "Perpetual Startup"
News Analysis | 6/12/2000

The serial entrepreneur and ex-Cisco CTO is starting Packet Design, an incubator with a difference

Components Shortage Delays Deliveries
News Analysis | 6/12/2000

Old economy production lines can't keep pace with demand.

Going Long On Light
News Analysis | 6/9/2000

Vendors are racing to make light signals go further

Doctor Huber's Revenge
News Analysis | 6/9/2000

Corvis IPO could attain $15 billion market cap

Supercomm Sobriety
Column | 6/8/2000

Finding cheap stocks in this environment isn't easy.

Booth Bandit Burgles Cyras
News Analysis | 6/8/2000

Vendor hints at industrial espionage, but its competitors think it's being paranoid

Fiber Queues Put Cablers in Control
News Analysis | 6/8/2000

The wait for fiber-optic cable lengthens, putting CLECs at the mercy of cable manufacturers and contractors

Charlotte's Web Weaves In TDM
News Analysis | 6/7/2000

Startup plans to integrate support for old school circuit-switched voice traffic into its router platform

SuperComm Halls Fill With Screams
News Analysis | 6/7/2000

What a scream! Calient and net.com have announced technologies with the same name

Atmosphere On The Block?
News Analysis | 6/6/2000

They didn't bother to show up at Supercomm--and nobody's really sure who would buy them

Sycamore Gains Access
News Analysis | 6/6/2000

Chairman Desh Deshpande says that $2.9 billion wasn't too much to pay for Sirocco Systems

Lucent Quiets Terabit Router Rumors
News Analysis | 6/6/2000

Lucent Technologies demo'd its terabit router in public for the first time, dispelling rumors that the product is a lemon

Amber Illuminates Edge Product
News Analysis | 6/6/2000

The company hopes a bigger, badder edge router will outgroom Cisco

Sycamore Demos Software Scalability
News Analysis | 6/6/2000

Its Supercomm demo addresses carrier concerns that optical nets could suffer scalability problems similar to frame relay's.

Agilent Tester Breaks New Ground
News Analysis | 6/6/2000

Integration of router emulation from Qosnetics enables real-world terabit router testing.

Fujitsu Enters Mini-Mux Market
News Analysis | 6/5/2000

Fujitsu label gives tiny Sonet ADM cred with carriers -- but it lacks data know-how

Marconi Launches DSL Killer
News Analysis | 6/5/2000

Its fiber-to-the-home developments bring deployment costs down to DSL levels

Capillary Bleeds Out
News Analysis | 6/5/2000

Capillary Networks's demise sends a chilling message to other optical startups

Portfolios on Fire
News Analysis | 6/2/2000

In this week's tech rally on Wall Street, optical equipment and components was the place to be

N.E.T. To Stage Come-Back
News Analysis | 6/2/2000

The old mux vendor was only playing dead

Looking Glass Comes into Focus
News Analysis | 6/2/2000

A raft of ex-Worldcom and MFS execs and an aggressive metropolitan-area fiber plan draw a $200 million investment

ONI Valued at $10 Billion in IPO
News Analysis | 6/1/2000

After nearly two weeks of waiting, ONI Systems finds investors eager to gobble up shares.

Wall Street Watches Optics
Column | 6/1/2000

Wall Street Watches Optics

MRV Launches Service Provisioning Startup
News Analysis | 6/1/2000

Acquiring Switzerland's CES gives MRV a leg up in the race to build next generation service provisioning platforms

Riverstone Flows Toward Gigabit Ethernet
News Analysis | 6/1/2000

Switch router from Cabletron spin-off takes a more practical approach to aggregating metropolitan-area traffic

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