RBOCs are clucking, CLECS are complaining, and equipment companies are clamming up after bill passes House
It looks like the end of the road for the switch fabric startup, as all but 6 employees are let go
Riverstone's share price is halved on news that company anticipates a sizeable revenue shortfall and layoffs
Pierre Suard's forthcoming book alleges accounting monkey business at Alcatel
The worldwide success of SMS has finally thawed US carriers’ frosty attitude to interoperator text messaging
CFO Larry Carter says operating expenses must 'get down further.' What does he mean exactly?
Ciena's downward revenue guidance gave ONI an unpleasant surprise, but the two say they'll work things out
GlobalX postpones quarterly conference call but announces its preliminary revenue and massive writeoffs
The core routing startup has managed to raise $127 million, while wiping out most of its previous equity investors
Nortel's HDX optical switch is in trials and will show at OFC, but the quiet reception worries some analysts
Revenues for firewalls and VPNs are on the rise, according to an Infonetics report
New products at CeBIT aim to help carriers make money from ADVA's metro DWDM equipment
The smash hit Japanese wireless data service is finally arriving in Europe. But is it just a little too late?
The FCC is trying to clarify the rules of the broadband game, says Commissioner Kevin Martin
Its three new network processors portend a possible repeat of its computer processor success
Operators to be major wireless access point players? Don’t hold your breath…
Plans to unveil gigabit Ethernet modules for its economy-sized DWDM access rings at CeBIT
Some tips on how to make the most of Germany's giant technology trade show
JDSU widget that combines DWDM and switching resurrects interest in MEMS. But don't hold your breath
Williams Communications could soon join Global Crossing and 360networks in bankruptcy court
The five-year-old startup nabs $80 million in its fourth round of funding, but details on its product are slim
UK company claims it has a platform for making passive components with much improved performance
The core networking startup has scored yet another hefty round. What's the hidden hope?
If only I could get through on my 2G phone, I'd wow you with the wonders of 3G networks
CEO Nacchio waxes positive about the company's cash position. But what about its debt?
Cisco appears to be planning an optical switch for release this fall UPDATED 02/22 4:00 PM
Light Reading survey paints a bleak picture of the job market
Cannes Do – R. Scott Raynovich
Maple Optical Systems has lopped off one third of its staff
Its announcement of an Open IP Base Station Architecture initiative has stirred up questions over who should be setting standards
Its laser, which provides many wavelengths simultaneously, could slash the cost of building DWDM systems
The SEC has subpoenaed 360networks to cough up documents related to its dealings with Global Crossing
Ciena's Q1 earnings were low as expected, but its cut in Q2 guidance took many investors by surprise
Sabeus will showcase its gain flattening EDFA technology at OFC
Cable operators are sitting on a 'goldmine of broadband opportunity,' says the Optical Oracle
ONI's whirlwind ride made many people rich: Among them, Williams tech guru Matthew Bross
Says it can deliver an unparalleled combination of accuracy and low cost
Canadian startup talks up trio of metro systems, but keeps mum on funding
Company claims its Sonet-optimized SerDes chip could eliminate framers in some applications
The two high-profile startups are upbeat about market, say more news is on the way
After five years, Pluris closes its fifth round of funding and starts afresh after a recapitalization
Early networks are performing poorly when handling standard Internet applications
Vendor says the multibillion-dollar frame relay market is not only alive but on the move. But who's buying?
Xtera prepares to compete in the long-haul DWDM systems business
The long-awaited multiservice switch will keep some folks waiting a bit longer
Joint development with Ericsson connects data sent over the mobile core network to the Internet
John McGraw, former CEO of LightLogic, resurfaces as chairman of UK startup Kamelian
Networking leader upgrades individual firewall and VPN products; is it just playing catchup?
Juniper launches a 'wireless router' aimed at carriers planning to move to all-IP networks
A U.S. startup and a Chinese firm join forces to resurrect the bankrupt integrated optics startup
The $900M merger of Ciena and ONI Systems will ensure optical success, the CEOs say. Can they pull it off?
The FCC's proposed rule changes could allow incumbents to push ISPs off their networks
International FiberCom's financial woes touch Velocita and Metro-Optix
The elusive FDM company continues to give out mixed messages. Where's it all going?
A handful of companies aim to bring optical component manufacturing out of the 1970s
New report sees Cisco regaining ground lost to Juniper in the core router market; Juniper shares plummet
The company appoints an M&A expert to its board. Could it be shopping for a buyer?
Cisco and Juniper both recorded double-digit revenue reductions between the third and fourth quarters of 2001
Auctions of vast amounts of manufacturing gear point to Nortel having halted work on AWGs and related devices
A newly discovered security hole in SNMP may affect the bulk of networking gear on the planet
Williams Communications forecasts 20 percent revenue growth for Q1 2002, but analysts say it may not be enough
Carrier's CEO says its IRU swaps were done properly. Is Crowe painting a target on himself?
Centerpoint Broadband drops big names and a hazy roadmap in its search for a large funding round
IRUs may be just the start. At Global Crossing, the questions about insider sales and corporate debt will linger
Sycamore continues the painful process of aligning its business to larger carrier customers
Optical Etherent startup scores a whopping $75 million in its third round of funding
Claims that its modulator driver occupies 75 percent less board space than competing products
CEO says profitability will return by yearend but has a tough time explaining why
Peter Evans, a former Nortel man, jumps on board in a mission to take the company to the next level
Startup Shelf Life – Doug Green
Nortel's CFO apparently shifted some minor investments outside the permitted window. Now he's gone
Analysts say AT&T's deals with Ciena and Cisco are old news, but it's enough to show a glimmer of optimism
Cinta Networks shuts its doors due to lack of funding
Qwest, an existing ONI customer, looks to be deploying ONI gear in its regulated network
Fiber swap deals between Qwest and Global Crossing may be at issue in SEC subpœna
WatchGuard $48M deal to buy RapidStream may signal the start of consolidation in the security market
Execs say they feel the rocks below. But how long they'll stay submerged is an open question
Cisco's deferred revenue situation has caused investors and analysts to turn tail
The company's stock tumbles on news of the cancellation of Qwest's purchase order
Inquiries into the Global Crossing bankruptcy are accelerating: Expect more
ONI touts a secret RBOC account as both revenues and losses increase in its Q4 earnings
Tellabs is changing its product strategy by reselling a product from White Rock Networks
Will residential fiber-optic rollouts ever materialize? UPDATED 2/8 1PM
WorldCom calls bankruptcy rumors 'nonsense' on quarterly conference call; profits fall short of estimates
Cisco beats analyst expectations for the quarter, but profits fall year-to-year and revenue growth is flat
Steven G. Akers, cofounder of Spring Tide Networks, is leaving his post as CTO of Lucent's INS group UPDATED 2/7 10AM
Salira is laying the ground work for the announcement of its Ethernet-based PON product
Multiplex confirms that it's being investigated by the US Attorney's Office in New Jersey
Cisco shares tick up prior to earnings, after an executive issues memo on quarterly results
Serial entrepreneur Wu-Fu Chen blames nothing but the economy for OptiMight's demise and Cinta's struggles
Finisar snaps up nearly bankrupt AIFOtec, giving it laser arrays for cheap UPDATED 2/6 12:00 PM
Monet Mobile Networks launched first U.S. 3G service on October 24th, 2001.
Another victim of an ailing telecom market, Ciena cuts jobs and lowers outlook for Q1
Its latest core router, code-named 'Gibson,' is being tested by four major carriers, Light Reading has learned
Analysts expecting a new product announcement are disappointed by today's ho-hum news release
Enterasys discloses SEC investigation and delays earnings report; Riverstone distances itself
Says it's shipping its switch, DWDM, and GMPLS software package that automates optical transport networks
Equipment and carrier stocks melt down as the earnings season paints a grim picture of the carrier market
Williams may be in default under its credit agreement. Will it be the next carrier to go Chapter 11?
Passive optical networking player adds wide-area Ethernet capabilities to its kit. Why?
Sources say the long-haul optical startup is shutting its doors after failing to reach an agreement on financing
Cutting the Cord — Scott Clavenna
'Problems' with JDSU's EDFAs confirmed by another system maker; but JDSU says it's old news
The startup founded in 1999 put all its eggs in the Nortel basket and got burned
Street reacts to news of a pro forma profit skeptically; investors continue to await new contracts UPDATED 2/1/02 2:55 PM