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Lucent Looks for More Cash
News Analysis | 7/31/2001

Lucent has announced it plans to raise $1 billion in convertible stock, but is the market willing?

Asia: Optical Boom or Bust?
News Analysis | 7/31/2001

Will equipment companies' reliance on Asian sales come back to haunt them? The pattern looks familiar

Cisco Picks New Marketing Exec
News Analysis | 7/31/2001

Latest scuttlebut: Sameer Padhye is new VP of service provider marketing; Kevin Kennedy chills talks with Redback

Motorola Deals for RiverDelta
News Analysis | 7/31/2001

Motorola agrees to shell out $300 million in stock to boost its cable equipment business

OnFiber: Bottoms Up!
News Analysis | 7/31/2001

Danny Bottoms has taken over as the startup service provider's fourth CEO, ending a period of strange goings-on

MRV: Wait 'Til Next Year...
News Analysis | 7/30/2001

MRV's losses widen, but the company predicts better times ahead

The Coolest Router on Earth?
News Analysis | 7/30/2001

Irvine Sensors bets $55 million that superconductor technologies will be the next wave for high-speed routers

Kymata Sold for $119 Million
News Analysis | 7/30/2001

Alcatel Optronics has (finally) agreed to buy the Scottish AWG startup

OMM-inous News
News Analysis | 7/27/2001

OMM has halted development of 3D MEMS subsystems, casting a pall of gloom over other MEMS startups

Sizing Up JDSU's Massive Loss
News Analysis | 7/27/2001

JDSU's whopping $50.6 billion loss speaks to the sector's inflated expectations

Corvis's Future Brightens
News Analysis | 7/27/2001

Q2 results were on target, and two new customers and a reduction in spending should pay off in 2002

Nortel to Grab Koch?
News Analysis | 7/27/2001

The latest scuttlebutt says Roland Koch, fresh from Siemens ICN, could be Nortel's next CEO

VCs Turn to Triage
News Analysis | 7/27/2001

With investment slowing and returns down, VCs are turning their attention to maintaining their strongest portfolio members

Corning Touts China, Rips Analyst
News Analysis | 7/26/2001

Execs air their grievances with Morgan Stanley, saying fiber prices are stable and China is optical's future

Cisco's Kennedy Ready to Leave?
News Analysis | 7/26/2001

'Atrocious' relationship with John Chambers has prompted exec to look at CEO position with Redback, sources say

Report: Next-Gen Gear Replacing Sonet
News Analysis | 7/26/2001

Frost & Sullivan says the market for traditional Sonet/SDH gear is giving way to next-generation optical systems

Nanovation Files for Chapter 11
News Analysis | 7/26/2001

It's got 100 days to restructure and relaunch or get bought before it goes bust

Sycamore: Sick No More?
News Analysis | 7/26/2001

Not yet, but today's announcements of a significant new customer and product enhancements might help

New Focus Sees New Losses
News Analysis | 7/26/2001

New Focus sees growing revenues, but losses pile up as the company's orders plummet

Nokia Nabs Amber for $421M
News Analysis | 7/25/2001

Finnish wireless expert says it will use Amber's fault-tolerant router to build pure IP wireless networks

Cisco's Kennedy: Recruiter's Dream?
News Analysis | 7/25/2001

Cisco's service provider boss, Kevin Kennedy, is rumored to be in the running for top posts at Redback and Nortel

Procket Bulks Up
News Analysis | 7/25/2001

Router startup Procket recruits refugees from the public market, including former Extreme CFO Vito Palermo

Harmonic Earnings Fall Short
News Analysis | 7/25/2001

Losses are greater than expected but management assures that things will improve in the next two quarters

Levy's Lucent Call Boosts Stock
News Analysis | 7/25/2001

Insight or insanity? Lehman Brothers' analyst Steve Levy, an early Lucent critic, says shares may have hit bottom

Lucent's Hopes Dimming
News Analysis | 7/24/2001

Execs say Lucent's future depends on restructuring its credit facilities, paving the way for up to 20,000 more layoffs

Gennum Gets Dense
News Analysis | 7/24/2001

Company says it can boost the speed of electrical backplanes to 10.7 Gbit/s

What's Cooking at Kymata ?
News Analysis | 7/24/2001

Is the Scottish startup paving the way for a sale at a knockdown price?

Qwest Profits Shrink
News Analysis | 7/24/2001

Qwest's losses increase with a $3.75 billion charge, but data services revenue jumps

IPOptical Fades, Hyperchip Feasts
News Analysis | 7/24/2001

Hyperchip scoops up more engineers as fellow core-router vendor IPOptical goes out of business

ONI Meets Estimates, Boosts Guidance
News Analysis | 7/23/2001

ONI matches Wall Streets expectations and raises its revenue estimates; pricing pressure evident in margins

Agility Packs Three Into One
News Analysis | 7/23/2001

Unveils a tunable laser, amplifier, and modulator on a single piece of indium phosphide UPDATED 7/24 1:00 ET

Onex to Offer 'God Chip'
News Analysis | 7/23/2001

Startup outlines plans for a single programmable chip that handles circuits, cells, and packets natively

Street Numbed to Lucent Fiber Talk
News Analysis | 7/23/2001

The deal is close -- again. Does Wall Street care anymore?

Startup Has a Crystal Ball
News Analysis | 7/23/2001

Photonic Materials gets $15 million to develop crystals for future optical components

Atrica Tags Ragavan for CEO
News Analysis | 7/23/2001

Redback's ex-CEO has joined the optical Ethernet startup

Sorrento Picks Up Brokerage Coverage
News Analysis | 7/20/2001

Baird initiates coverage on Sorrento as the company hits up banks for more funding

Startup Touts 'Tunable Demultiplexer'
News Analysis | 7/20/2001

Sparkle Optics reckons it can outdo AWGs with its diffraction grating technology

Avici's Quarter Is All AT&T
News Analysis | 7/20/2001

Avici trims losses and grows revenue but still has only one paying customer and continues to burn cash

Has Nortel Hit Bottom?
News Analysis | 7/20/2001

Despite $19.4B quarterly net loss, execs say they've finished cost-cutting measures. The rest is up to the customers

PMC-Sierra Fights Inventory Glut
News Analysis | 7/20/2001

Posts record second-quarter losses, as supply-chain inventory buildup begins to slowly burn off

AT&T Launches GPRS
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/20/2001

How much for the little packet? A question heard throughout Seattle.

Exar Teams Up on 10-Gig Chips
News Analysis | 7/19/2001

It's put $40 million into a network processor startup in an effort to grab a share of the OC192 market

Fiber Utilization Figures Challenged
News Analysis | 7/19/2001

A TeleChoice study contradicts the view that many carrier networks are under-utilized

Tellium Feels Alright
News Analysis | 7/19/2001

Just one quarter into their life as a public company, Tellium executives get bullish. They even raise guidance for 2001

Is Lucifer in Lucent's Debt Details?
News Analysis | 7/19/2001

Lucent's complicated credit agreement is now Wall Street's focus, as the company aims for recovery

Extreme Looks East
News Analysis | 7/18/2001

Extreme sees revenue growth in Asia, returns to pro forma profit after two difficult quarters; net losses continue

PMC Offers 'Cerent Chip'
News Analysis | 7/18/2001

Its latest silicon could help the competition get a leg up on Cisco's ONS 15454

Degrees of Twaddle
Column | 7/18/2001

Degrees of Twaddle – Peter Heywood

Nortel Finds New Marketing Chief
News Analysis | 7/18/2001

Alan Kember, Nortel veteran, steps into the place evacuated by Anil Khatod last week **UPDATED**

Level 3 Earnings Disappoint
News Analysis | 7/18/2001

Excluding dark fiber sales, growth disappeared -- and so did customers. What's management excited about?

JDSU's Acquisition Hangover
News Analysis | 7/17/2001

JDSU still in talks with the SEC about how to take a $40 billion charge on goodwill; third-quarter restatement coming

Corning Price Cuts Scrutinized
News Analysis | 7/17/2001

Morgan Stanley says Corning's swapped half-price fiber for orders in China. Price war? Or plain ol' dumping?

Williams Goes for the Cash
News Analysis | 7/17/2001

Williams raises cash by selling off shares of ONI and Corvis

Nanovation in Crisis
News Analysis | 7/17/2001

Company has shed two thirds of its staff and is struggling to stay alive

OMM Gets a Breather
News Analysis | 7/16/2001

Its MEMS modules have passed muster with Telcordia. Will that be enough to ensure its survival?

MSDW Report Pushes Cisco Lower
News Analysis | 7/16/2001

Cisco takes the fall for the optical market, as Morgan Stanley casts doubt on the quarter

Optical Funding: Down but Not Out
News Analysis | 7/16/2001

What's hot: IP services and edge access. What's not: optical switching and components. So says the Optical Oracle

Celox Bags $80M Funding Round
News Analysis | 7/16/2001

Celox Network stocks up on cash in tough times as it inches toward shipment of its IP service switch

Cisco, Corning Invest in LightPointe
News Analysis | 7/16/2001

Investment marks a revival of interest in free-space optics

Large Lucent Layoff Looms
News Analysis | 7/13/2001

Lucent CEO Schacht has told employees another layoff is coming. It's probably a big one

Cisco Acquisition Causes RPR Stink
News Analysis | 7/13/2001

Cisco's latest acquisition hasn't gone over too well, as competitors charge the company is manipulating standards efforts

Nortel's Marketing Chief Resigns
News Analysis | 7/13/2001

Anil Khatod, Nortel's chief marketing and strategy officer, steps down just days before scheduled earnings call

Juniper Meets Revised Guidance
News Analysis | 7/12/2001

Juniper continues to trim costs as core spending slows

LightCross Taps Former Chromatis CEO
NFOEC News Analysis | 7/12/2001

Bob Barron takes the helm at an optical components player in sunny southern California

Essex Demos 40-Gig Alternative
News Analysis | 7/12/2001

Says its HyperFine DWDM technology can deliver the same capacity per fiber in a totally different way

Layoffs Top 90,000
News Analysis | 7/12/2001

A Light Reading report gives the grisly details and offers advice to victims

40 Gbit/s Takes the Slow Lane
NFOEC News Analysis | 7/12/2001

Technology experts are scaling back their estimates for the adoption of higher-speed technologies

Redback: How Low Can It Go?
News Analysis | 7/11/2001

Losses and lawsuits are taking their toll on Redback's share price, encouraging takeover speculation

NFOEC in Pictures
NFOEC News Analysis | 7/11/2001

Here's what our camera captured at NFOEC.

Optical CDMA Product Stirs Debate
NFOEC News Analysis | 7/11/2001

APN, a startup, says it has figured out how to apply CDMA technology to optical networks. Observers are skeptical

Bandwidth9 Cuddles Up With Corning
NFOEC News Analysis | 7/11/2001

Joint testing lends credibility to the startup's 1550-nanometer VCSEL claims

Enjoy the Summer
Column | 7/11/2001

Enjoy the Summer – Scott Clavenna

Optical Hearts of Darkness
News Analysis | 7/10/2001

More grim news from Alcatel, Corning, and Newport leads the market decline as the Light Reading Index hits a new low

Metro Rules at NFOEC
NFOEC News Analysis | 7/10/2001

Next-generation metro components dominated the product news at the fiber-optic engineering conference in Baltimore

Qwest Tests Metro-Optix
News Analysis | 7/10/2001

Qwest joins Genuity and WorldCom in taking a look at Metro-Optix

Cisco Hones RBOC Pitch
News Analysis | 7/10/2001

Cisco's DWDM enhancements and OSMINE certification point to growing effort to land RBOC/ILEC deals

Williams, Corvis Lash Back
NFOEC News Analysis | 7/9/2001

Bandwidth glut? Corvis CEO David Huber and Williams CTO Matt Bross say it's only in Wall Street's imagination

Comcast's $58B Blockbuster
News Analysis | 7/9/2001

Comcast has gone public with details of a whopping big bid for AT&T Broadband. Can it succeed?

Luxcore Pulls a Switcheroo
NFOEC News Analysis | 7/9/2001

Startup ditches switch strategy in favor of selling subsystems

Valuation Deflation in Startup Land
News Analysis | 7/9/2001

Report shows that valuations of private companies have plummeted -- and getting new financing is no easy task

Altamar Buys a Bargain
NFOEC News Analysis | 7/9/2001

It's getting ultra-long-haul technology plus an all optical switch for "less than $1 million"

Politics Take Center Stage
News Analysis | 7/9/2001

This week the US Congress will resume debate on the Tauzin-Dingell bill, determining the future of broadband access

Fortunes Swing for Swedish Startups
News Analysis | 7/9/2001

Net Insight looks to upstage sibling Dynarc with contract to deploy DTM technology in a US media network

Centerpoint Scoops Up Zaffire
News Analysis | 7/6/2001

After exploring options for months, Zaffire has found a buyer and its management team says goodbye

Tunable Lasers: Poised for Takeoff?
News Analysis | 7/6/2001

A recent report says tunable lasers will comprise roughly 26 percent of all lasers manufactured worldwide by 2005

Ciena Hit on Lehman Note
News Analysis | 7/6/2001

Analyst Steve Levy adjusts his forecast for Ciena, and investors head for the hills

Kestrel Quietly Reconfigures
News Analysis | 7/6/2001

With more cutbacks, a new CEO, and no officially announced customer, Kestrel's future isn't exactly clear

Stocking the Optical Thrift Shop
News Analysis | 7/5/2001

Too bad there aren't any buyers. Still, some say the telecom downturn has fueled a potentially big aftermarket

Trellis: 'No Shut Down'
News Analysis | 7/5/2001

It's just rearranging the deck chairs, and it's not the Titanic, says Trellis's chairman

Marconi Stock Tanks
News Analysis | 7/5/2001

Price drops by more than 50% after company issues profit warning last night

K2 Claims Laser Record
NFOEC News Analysis | 7/4/2001

Plans to demo a low-cost, directly modulated laser capable of carrying 2.5 Gbit/s 300 kilometers

Nortel Bonds: Not Quite Junk
News Analysis | 7/3/2001

Moody's lowers its bond ratings on Nortel; says Nortel may see further downgrades UPDATED: 07/03, 6:00 PM

Has West Bay Got the Best Way?
News Analysis | 7/3/2001

The startup has achieved a big leap forward in framer chip technology

Startup Gets Money for Mystery Switch
News Analysis | 7/3/2001

Civcom has raised another $10.5 million for its optical switch component developments

M&A Activity Continues to Crawl
News Analysis | 7/3/2001

Stock market stability and steady corporate earnings are needed before the M&A deal frenzy can begin again

Avanex Slips on Bad News
News Analysis | 7/2/2001

Wall Street punished Avanex as it announced it had reduced its workforce by more than 40% and lowered guidance

LightConnect Comes Into Bloom
News Analysis | 7/2/2001

The startup and its closest competitor were founded by the same guys -David Bloom and Asif Godil

LuxN Goes Metro
News Analysis | 7/2/2001

LuxN is adding more wavelengths and intelligent switching to its transport portfolio to make a play for the metro market

Actelis Draws High-Profile Investors
News Analysis | 7/2/2001

$45 million third round brings Actelis’s funding total to $74 million

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