The Light Reading Index loses 1.32 percent, despite solid earnings from New Focus and Advanced Fibre
Cisco announces its 10-Gbit/s products, along with some general optical hoopla UPDATED 1/31/01 5pm EST
Testing company lands Amber Networks as a customer, asserts the importance of being "vendor neutral"
After much speculation, the company has reportedly shut its doors for good UPDATED 1/31/01 2am EST
The Light Reading Index sneaks up 1 percent; New Focus surprises on the upside after the market closes
It's starting commercial production of low-voltage, high-speed lithium niobate modulators
Redback runs straight at Cisco, launching the SmartEdge 100, a smaller version of its Sonet multiplexer
Its whopping second round seems to be linked to a shift in strategy
Endless Ethernet? — Scott Clavenna
Startup draws $60M from the VCs, but its IP “service routing” technology faces rampant competition
NetPlane makes a play as the source for open IP routing code
Redback announces $120 million contract to deliver Williams its SmartEdge optical product UPDATED 11:30 AM
Paxonet's silicon addresses a key requirement -- packing legacy traffic into Sonet connections.
Azanda Network Devices says it holds the key to high-speed chips for optical switches
Are the markets warming up to public offerings again? Ciena's secondary will be a key test
Infonetics says VPNs are alive and healthy, which should give a boost to system vendors
Company replaces Rob Keil, vice president of marketing with business development VP
Company beats revenue estimates for the fourth quarter, but where are the new customers?
Chipmaker says eight of its top 10 customers are cutting back on orders
What's a lonely Ciena box doing in Level 3's New York POP?
Corning beats back the optimism
After months of marketing itself as a core routing company, Foundry changes its tune
Despite a strong earnings report, investors have panicked over next-quarter guidance. Are they overreacting?
Startup is making pump lasers for long-haul networks
Industry watchers speculate that JDSU's rumored sale of its Zurich plant to Nortel is the cause of the delay
EXFO, Newport, Agilent, and others say new test gear will reduce the time it takes to make optical components
The cleanup accelerates, but optical networking growth is still nowhere to be found
Vendor lands Nortel as a 10 percent customer and meets estimates, but management expresses caution
Ilotron is offering a similar (and possibly better) package of technologies
MFN is testing "something" made by Procket. No one will say what -- and the tester is on Procket's advisory board
The Light Reading Index is fueled by positive earnings news UPDATED 6 PM ET
Sorrento's riding a wave of good news, getting a mention in the Gilder Technology Report following its name change
Investors respond positively to Tellabs' fourth quarter; optical product line drives growth
Metro services, Former FCC chairman as board member, financing from Benchmark and Cisco -- sound familiar?
JDSU is expected to meet expectations for its quarterly results, but analysts cast doubt on the long-term outlook
Chiaro tries not to let its legal scuffles with Alcatel bog it down
The ability to store light in an optical memory buffer could have huge implications for photonic routing
Claims to have the first chip to meet IEEE spec for sending 10-gig Ethernet across a backplane
News from Juniper and AMCC fuels a rally, boosting the Light Reading Index nearly 10% on the week
The lockup of 180 million shares of Corvis stock will expire next week, making them free to sell on the open market
Lead investor pulls out. CEO quits. Is it goodbye, not au revoir, for router startup? -- UPDATED 3:35 PM EST
The resilient packet ring gang gets its act together, planning better restoration features for metro Ethernet
Nortel officials told investors what they wanted to hear, but dodged questions about IP routing and metro networking
The numbers met the estimates, but Wall Street didn't like the message being sent by declining margins
Kleiner Perkins's optical kingmaker, Vinod Khosla, says the shakeout will be brutal but the market is huge
The voice gateway company has been landing some big customers
Automation and miniaturization are promising an IPO payoff by the end of the year
Ex-Nortel president joins Allegro. Its "peering platform" will allow ISPs to buy capacity on long-haul networks
A slew of positive earnings reports reverses the psychology
John Vice has taken over as Geyser's third CEO. Is he the right man for the job?
Company claims new chip could drive a gargantuan optical/electrical switch with 18,496 ports
Partner Analog Devices pledges to augment Tellium's supply of optical switching technology
Juniper has beaten expectations again. But will the router vendor keep up its phenomenal growth in 2001?
Shareholders will vote tomorrow on turning Osicom into Sorrento and the creation of more stock
UPDATED Five-year contract looks like a good deal for both parties. But where's the switch?
Paves the way for much lower-cost connections among colocated carrier equipment
Light Reading introduces another Top Ten list. This one names 10 attractive investments for 2001
Texas Instruments says its debut into high-speed Sonet chips is a breakthrough. But there are pieces missing
The Light Reading Index closed slightly down for the day as investors await earnings details
More warnings of a shakeout, this time from a panel of service providers at the Supernet show
Its new router, announced today, will displace Extreme and Juniper gear on a carrier network
Cisco is attacking the multitenant and office building market with a smaller version of the ONS 15454 platform
Atoga's use of tunable lasers could set it apart from the rest of the pack
Telephotonics is using a mix of magnetism, electricity and heat to make multi-function integrated components
It's not another switch or a router, so what is it? Aura has a nifty little Ethernet management box
A Return to the Kitchenentals -- by Stephen Saunders
Telseon and Yipes are working on point-and-click provisioning of long-distance IP services
Frugal startup doesn't need a trophy round, it claims
Brendan Hyland is going: Did he jump, or was he pushed?
It's finally explained why it's acquiring Optranet. Will investors be persuaded?
The Light Reading Index climbed 5 percent today. Is there light at the end of the tunnel?
UPDATED: Nortel says it aims to streamline its business
It's not all doom and gloom at the metro DWDM startup
FiberSpace's thousand-fold improvement could mark a major milestone in optical networking
Why Fiorina's Right for Cisco's Board -- by Phil Harvey
Raman amplifiers will play a key role in driving the growth of long-haul and metro optical networking, report says
Steve Pearse leads startup Inara Networks, part of Raj Singh's latest optical hydra. The commute's easier
Lightpointe gets $6.5 million for sidestepping the main snag of beaming light through air
Zaffire canned 11 U.S. sales people this morning
John Chambers talks tough about the race with Juniper, aims for $3 billion to $7 billion in optical revenue in 2001
Experts say money will be harder to get in 2001
A CIBC downgrade of two leading companies is weighing on the networking sector today UPDATED
AT&T turned on its OC192 network, which is powered by Avici routers. Avici's stock turned up 30 percent
Can Cisco CEO John Chambers help stem the panic?
Finding loyal, trustworthy employees could be tough
A bunch of U.K. universities are using femtosecond light pulses to push fiber carrying capacity to new limits
Calient's $225 million third round is punctuated by the addition of Juniper CEO Scott Kriens to the board
Top 10 Trends report says startups will follow Cyras's example and look to be acquired
Its new chip will enable vendors to replace an entire rack of Sonet gear with a single circuit board
Company promises an IP services switch based on ASICs designed to scale past the competitors
The Light Reading Index is not out of the woods yet: It sinks 64.92 (8.90%) to 664.43 in Friday's sell-off
Staff cuts in Atlanta are the latest in a stream of bad news for the cable broadband market
U.K.-based company plans to spend $50M to expand its Optical Division in the Lone Star State
Layoffs affect mostly systems integrators and support staff
Alcatel continues to comb North America for a networking player that combines voice and data technology
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Network Elements gets $77 million. Is it being lined up for an acquisition by Nortel?
The Federal Reserve decision to lower rates pumps up the tech market -- and rescues the Light Reading Index
Worldcom is shopping around for new metro gear -- and just about everybody is said to be in the running
A closer look at Foundry's Verio announcements reveals little new information
Dr. Yakov Rekhter has left the building (and moved to Juniper)
Aegis Semiconductor is working on a special coating that will enable VCSELs to run more efficiently
The Light Reading Index sinks another 9 percent. How bad can it get?
Extreme is buying out its pet project, Optranet. Investors ask: why?
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