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Digital Teleport Goes Chapter 11
News Wire Feed | 12/31/2001

Files voluntary reorganization; obtains $5 million financing

Banks Give GX a Waiver
News Wire Feed | 12/31/2001

Agreement between Global Crossing and the banks provides for a waiver of certain financial covenants through February 13, 2002

MRV, Luminent Finalize Merger
News Wire Feed | 12/31/2001

Became effective on December 28, 2001

Paradyne Gets Elastic
News Wire Feed | 12/28/2001

Paradyne Networks to acquire Elastic Networks in a deal valued at approximately $28.8 million

Telia Sells Orbiant Group
News Wire Feed | 12/28/2001

Finalizes the agreement with Flextronics Network Services covering the sale of six companies belonging to the Orbiant Group

Opnet Names CFO
News Wire Feed | 12/27/2001

Joseph Kuhn has joined the company as chief financial officer

SBC Tears Off a Piece of Yahoo!
News Wire Feed | 12/27/2001

Yipee-ti-yi-oh!

SwitchCore Deals With Its Issues
News Wire Feed | 12/27/2001

Will start delivering devices in production volumes to customers about to launch their switches and routers

Verizon Touts NJ Investment
News Wire Feed | 12/26/2001

Investment in New Jersey communications network tops $1 billion this year; expects to offer long-distance service in 2002

Sanmina Appoints
News Wire Feed | 12/26/2001

Promotes company veterans to new positions; announces resignation of Robert Bradshaw, former president and general manager

Thermo Electron Buys Spectra-Physics
News Wire Feed | 12/24/2001

Thermo Electron Corp. has successfully completed its cash tender offer of $17.50 per share for Spectra-Physics Inc.

Accelerated, Occam File for Merger
News Wire Feed | 12/24/2001

Accelerated Networks and Occam Networks file S-4 registration statement pursuant to the proposed merger of the two companies

Lucent Unloads Customer Care
News Wire Feed | 12/24/2001

CSG Systems International to acquire Lucent Technologies' billing and customer care assets for approximately $300 million in cash

ATV Launches $800M Fund
News Wire Feed | 12/24/2001

Advanced Technology Ventures announces $800 million fund to invest in emerging IT and healthcare technology companies

EDS Takes Over Alcatel 's IT Services Unit
News Wire Feed | 12/24/2001

Acquisition of Ansaware will result in EDS providing IT services to Alcatel and other French companies

Lucent Sells Software Unit for $300m
News Wire Feed | 12/22/2001

CSG buys Lucent's billing and customer care assets for about $300 million in cash

KPNQwest Touts VPN Wins
News Wire Feed | 12/21/2001

According to survey from consultancy BRC, company is winning 50% of all current bids to implement new IP VPNs

Consortium Runs Ring Around Asia
News Wire Feed | 12/21/2001

Submarine cable system connects China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan

Marconi Gets out of Washing Machines
News Wire Feed | 12/21/2001

To sell its 50 percent share in General Domestic Appliances Holdings Ltd. to Merloni Elettrodomestici SpA for US$173 million

Zygo Lowers Outlook
News Wire Feed | 12/21/2001

Now expects 2Q02 sales to be in the range of $18 to $20 million with a loss per share of between $0.29 and $0.33

Global Crossing Nixes Loan
News Wire Feed | 12/21/2001

Asia Global Crossing Ltd. has requested a loan of $400 million; Global Crossing is not prepared to make it

Nortel Offers Updates
News Wire Feed | 12/21/2001

Provides update on fourth quarter of 2001; also announces amendments to certain committed credit facilities

360networks Gets Extensions
News Wire Feed | 12/21/2001

US Bankruptcy Court approves a 6-month extension of a cash collateral order; Supreme Court of BC extends the time to file a reorg plan

CableLabs Certifies Seven
News Wire Feed | 12/21/2001

Ambit, Arris, Ericsson, Scientific-Atlanta, Tellabs, Toshiba, and Texas Instruments receive DOCSIS certification from CableLabs

Fitch Remains Negative
News Wire Feed | 12/21/2001

AT&T and Comcast remain on Rating Watch Negative as their merger proceeds

MRV Reaffirms Guidance
News Wire Feed | 12/21/2001

Reaffirms its increased revenue guidance (excluding Luminent) of $54-$58 million for the fourth fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2001

Applied Materials Boasts Sales
News Wire Feed | 12/20/2001

Applied Materials' TEOS FSG low k film gains broad acceptance for volume manufacturing of copper chips

Pittsburgh Libraries Get Yiped
News Wire Feed | 12/20/2001

Yipes has completed Phase I of a 250-mile optical data network linking libraries across Allegheny County

New Focus Adds to Board
News Wire Feed | 12/20/2001

Don G. Hallacy and Dr. Peter F. Bordui have joined the company's board of directors

Light Reading Displays Privates
News Wire Feed | 12/20/2001

Revises Top Ten Private Companies list; Unisphere named most likely IPO candidate

Stocker Yale Polarizes
News Wire Feed | 12/20/2001

Polarization maintaining fiber is available in operation wavelengths in the range of 850nm to 1550nm

Agilent Oscillates
News Wire Feed | 12/20/2001

Introduces surface-mount, voltage-controlled oscillators for 40-Gbit/s networking systems

JDSU to Buy IBM Transceiver Division
News Wire Feed | 12/20/2001

JDS Uniphase Corp. has agreed to purchase the optical transceiver business of IBM for $340 million in cash and stock

Marconi Dumps Petrol
News Wire Feed | 12/20/2001

Sells Marconi Commerce Systems, a supplier of fuel dispensing equipment, to Danaher Corp. for $325 million

Juniper Warns
News Wire Feed | 12/20/2001

Expects revenue for the fourth quarter of 2001 to be approximately $150-155 million, down from the original guidance of $200 million

Siemens, Pirelli Combine in Sumatra
News Wire Feed | 12/20/2001

Install new submarine and terrestrial fiber optic backbone in Sumatra – order worth more than $62.8 million

ElectroniCast Celebrates 20th Birthday
News Wire Feed | 12/20/2001

ElectroniCast was founded in 1981 to meet the information needs of communication industry planners and related suppliers

HP, Net Insight Join on Video
News Wire Feed | 12/20/2001

Become partners in the introduction of a new system for high quality video conferencing

Zolo Zmuxes
News Wire Feed | 12/20/2001

Delivering passive Zmux thermally compensated (PTC) multiplexers and demultiplexers

Riverstone Reports Record Q3
News Wire Feed | 12/19/2001

Reports revenues of $60.1 million for its fiscal third quarter 2002, a 124 percent increase compared with the same period last year

IBM Gets IP Infusion
News Wire Feed | 12/19/2001

IP Infusion's ZebOS Advanced Routing Suite has been ported to the IBM PowerNP NP4GS3 network processor

Boffins Set a Record
News Wire Feed | 12/19/2001

Researchers at the University of Essex claim a world record for the amount of computer data sent over a single multimode optical fiber

Alcatel CIT Laying Off
News Wire Feed | 12/19/2001

Je te couperai le job!

Broadcom Adds to Processor Suite
News Wire Feed | 12/19/2001

Highly integrated BCM112x products scale up to 1 GHz with power consumption starting below 4 Watts

PMCS & TSMC OEM CMOS SOC
News Wire Feed | 12/19/2001

PMC-Sierra and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. collaborate to develop system-on-chip products with higher levels of integration

Peribit Scores in Korea
News Wire Feed | 12/19/2001

Leading Korean systems integrator to distribute Peribit's WAN optimization products to Korea's enterprise market

Vpacket Teams With CommWorks
News Wire Feed | 12/19/2001

To develop cost-effective, revenue-generating technologies for delivering converged networks to the enterprise

Telecom Outlook Report Published
News Wire Feed | 12/19/2001

New report from the IEC identifies potential growth areas in the rapidly changing telecommunications environment

GiantLoop to Sell ConEd Fiber
News Wire Feed | 12/19/2001

GiantLoop will resell ConEd Communication's dark fiber in NYC and surrounding areas

Cisco Goes European
News Wire Feed | 12/19/2001

Tiscali, the leading pan-European Internet communication company, will implement Cisco's MPLS technology

Alcatel Optronics Selling to Chinese
News Wire Feed | 12/19/2001

Opens a sales office in Shenzhen, China

French Connect Saudis to Saudis
News Wire Feed | 12/19/2001

Alcatel has signed a $12M dollar contract with Saudi Telecom Co. to deliver its LMDS (local multipoint distribution service) solution

Dutch Connect Brits to US
News Wire Feed | 12/19/2001

KPNQwest to provide the United Kingdom Education and Research Networking Association (UKERNA) with an IP Transit service to the US

Motorola Clocks In
News Wire Feed | 12/18/2001

Advanced silicon germanium carbon clock driver family provides new choices for system design to 3.0 GHz

Oplink Adds OADM
News Wire Feed | 12/18/2001

Company’s custom Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexing designs include 2, 4, or 8 channel, or larger configurations

360networks Adds to Board
News Wire Feed | 12/18/2001

Scott Lyons brings more than 20 years of telecommunications and marine construction experience to the 360networks board

Marvell Releases Fast Gizmo
News Wire Feed | 12/18/2001

Industry's first '48-Port FE + 4-Port GbE' switch in a 1U form factor

Lucent Announces Alliances
News Wire Feed | 12/18/2001

The four most recent suppliers to sign strategic alliance agreements with Lucent are AVX, FCI, JDS Uniphase, and Texas Instruments

Veeco Looks for Major Cash
News Wire Feed | 12/18/2001

Hopes to raise approximately $150 million through a private offering of convertible subordinated notes due 2008

Spirent Supports IPv6
News Wire Feed | 12/18/2001

Announces enhanced Internet Protocol standard IPv6 capabilities on its SmartBits test system

Conexant to Trifurcate
News Wire Feed | 12/18/2001

Separates mobile communications, broadband access, and Internet infrastructure; to merge wireless business with Alpha Industries

ReefEdge Reels In $7M
News Wire Feed | 12/18/2001

Secures additional $7 million in financing from Ericsson Venture Partners and Saturn Venture Partners

TeraXion Telcordia Compliant
News Wire Feed | 12/18/2001

Its gain flattening optical components have passed the Telcordia GR-1221 and GR-1209 environmental testing guidelines

Fibernet Names UK Boss
News Wire Feed | 12/18/2001

Tim Gigg, formerly Director of Operations at Global Crossing UK, has been appointed as Fibernet’s UK Network Operations Director

Kenetec Goes With Native
News Wire Feed | 12/18/2001

Native Networks and Kenetec join forces to deliver broadband data plus voice solutions

Report Sees Steady Growth for Couplers
News Wire Feed | 12/18/2001

According to ElectroniCast, global consumption of fiber optic couplers will reach $1.18 billion in 2005 and $2.8 billion by 2010

NetOctave Opts for SSH Security
News Wire Feed | 12/18/2001

NetOctave has licensed the SSH IPSec Express Toolkit for high-speed security processors

Sonus Launches in China
News Wire Feed | 12/18/2001

Sonus Networks opens regional office in Beijing, appoints former Juniper sales director Michael Li to serve as country director

MFN Yanks ChainCast
News Wire Feed | 12/18/2001

Metromedia Fiber Network will provide Internet connectivity and co-location services to ChainCast Networks

NEC Allies With WaveSplitter
News Wire Feed | 12/18/2001

Announce joint sales and marketing agreement for active fiber optic components and modules; NEC to expand N. America business

Korea Telecom Picks Cisco
News Wire Feed | 12/18/2001

Cisco 12000 series Internet routers and Cisco 7500 series routers chosen for three new IDCs in Korea

Marconi Announces Access Test
News Wire Feed | 12/18/2001

Its Deep Fiber Solutions have been selected for a pilot network in Chelan County, Washington

Qtera Founder Joins Xebeo Board
News Wire Feed | 12/18/2001

Fahri Diner has joined Xebeo Communications' board of directors

Blaze Shipping Flamethrower
News Wire Feed | 12/18/2001

Shipping 10GBASE-LX4 compliant transceivers in the XENPAK MSA pluggable form factor

BTG, Coventor Join on MEMS
News Wire Feed | 12/17/2001

Strategic alliance will focus on acquiring, developing, and commercializing MEMS technology and intellectual property

Advanced Photonix Adds to Avalanche
News Wire Feed | 12/17/2001

Has introduced a new, monolithic, 16 element, large area avalanche photodiode (LAAPD) array

DiCon Delivers DBE
News Wire Feed | 12/17/2001

Dynamic Band Equalizer to both monitor and adjust the power levels in groups of four bands based on 50, 100, or 200 GHz channel grids

Unisphere Wins in China
News Wire Feed | 12/17/2001

China Netcom selects Unisphere Networks’ ERX Edge Router and Service Selection Center for broadband service delivery

Flowserve Hires Yipes
News Wire Feed | 12/17/2001

Huge Dallas-based industrial firm breaks bandwidth bottlenecks with high-speed Yipes service

Agere Releases 10-Gig Transceiver
News Wire Feed | 12/17/2001

10-gigabit Ethernet, Xenpak-compliant, serial transceiver module for metro access networks

Colt Completes Rollout
News Wire Feed | 12/17/2001

Its Manchester fiber optic network completes its 32 European city networks rollout

Level 3 Launches Ethernet
News Wire Feed | 12/17/2001

Launches Ethernet private line service in US and Europe over its scaleable optical MPLS network

Mumford Named Nortel CTO
News Wire Feed | 12/17/2001

Mumford was previously president, Optical Long Haul Networks

Lightspeed Wins Kudos
News Wire Feed | 12/17/2001

Lightspeed Europe 2001 and Last Mile Europe 2001 events pronounced a success

Metro-Optix Chooses COO
News Wire Feed | 12/17/2001

Gary Brown appointed to the newly created position of chief operating officer

Redback Deployed in Japan
News Wire Feed | 12/17/2001

eAccess Ltd. will extend its deployment of the Redback® SMS™ 10000 subscriber management system

Broadcom Beats Intel in Court
News Wire Feed | 12/17/2001

Federal jury has ruled in favor of Broadcom on all of the infringement claims brought by Intel regarding two of its patents

Bookham Buys Marconi Components
News Wire Feed | 12/17/2001

Marconi will get 12,891,000 shares in Bookham, valued at £19.7 million

Vitesse Doubles Processor Performance
News Wire Feed | 12/17/2001

The IQ2200 improves system integration and time-to-market for multi-gigabit Ethernet and OC48 applications

Nortel Declares Dividends
News Wire Feed | 12/14/2001

On the outstanding Nortel Networks Cumulative Redeemable Class A Preferred Shares Series 5

Broadwing Amends Credit
News Wire Feed | 12/14/2001

Announces the approval, by its lenders, of an amendment to its Credit Agreement

PHS MEMS Comes to California
News Wire Feed | 12/14/2001

French company launches its US subsidiary in Emeryville

Compaq Defends HP Merger Plans
News Wire Feed | 12/14/2001

Compaq board of directors sends letter to the Hewlett Foundation, which opposes the transaction

Net.com/CoSine Suit Resolved
News Wire Feed | 12/14/2001

Net.com had filed suit against CoSine to prevent two former net.com employees hired by CoSine from appropriating net.com's trade secrets

Analog Devices Adds an IC
News Wire Feed | 12/14/2001

Single-chip AD8304 logarithmic converter provides 160 dB dynamic range, 0.1 dB accuracy, and direct interface to photodiodes

Fitch Downgrades Qwest
News Wire Feed | 12/14/2001

Fitch has changed the rating outlook on Qwest Communications to Negative from Stable

Mindspeed Completes Tests
News Wire Feed | 12/14/2001

New M27205 10-gigabit SkyRail SerDes transceiver exceeds 10-gigabit Ethernet specifications in recent interoperability tests

Zygo Dumps Reticle Unit
News Wire Feed | 12/14/2001

Has sold its Automation Systems Group to Brooks Automation for $11 million cash

Sphera Scores in Chicago
News Wire Feed | 12/14/2001

Has been awarded a contract to provide gigabit Ethernet service to Norlight Telecommunications

Qwest Lowers Expectations
News Wire Feed | 12/14/2001

For 2001, the company expects reported revenue of approximately $19.8 billion; expects to reduce its workforce by 7,000 by mid-2002

Covad Reorg OK'd
News Wire Feed | 12/14/2001

$1.4 billion in bondholder debt eliminated and pre-existing shareholders maintain nearly 80 percent of the company

Yankee Looks at Integration
News Wire Feed | 12/13/2001

Yankee Group predicts network integration services to carrier market will reach $9.5 billion by 2005

EU Streamlines Telecom Regulation
News Wire Feed | 12/13/2001

Telecom Package gives the European Commission powers to oversee national regulatory regimes

IPG Endows WPI
News Wire Feed | 12/13/2001

IPG gift establishes new photonics laboratory at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Qusion Goes Wide
News Wire Feed | 12/13/2001

Claims world's first wide optical bandwidth electro-absorption modulator based on indium phosphide

Foundry Polishes NetIron
News Wire Feed | 12/13/2001

With MPLS Draft-Martini, Foundry's NetIron Internet router delivers end-to-end Layer 2 virtual private network

Wind River Raises Tornado
News Wire Feed | 12/13/2001

Integrating the Tornado for Managed Switches (TMS) 2.0 product line with the IBM PowerNP NP4GS3 Network Processor

XO Moves Its Marker
News Wire Feed | 12/13/2001

Bounced from Nasdaq, expects to begin trading on the NASD over the counter bulletin board

Song Centralizes in Sweden
News Wire Feed | 12/13/2001

A number of positions will be centralised at the Swedish head office and the activities of the subsidiary Wineasy will be coordinated

Mitsubishi Makes Modulators
News Wire Feed | 12/13/2001

New series of 10-Gbit/s distributed feedback (DFB) laser diodes for high-speed, high-volume Internet communications

Packeteer Smartens Up MPLS
News Wire Feed | 12/13/2001

New software for PacketShaper and AppVantage enables delivery of end-to-end application performance over MPLS networks

Lucent Issues Guidance
News Wire Feed | 12/13/2001

Expects pro forma Q1 loss per share of 23 cents to 26 cents, return to profitability and positive cash flow during fiscal year 2002

Optical Ethernet Startup Launches
News Wire Feed | 12/13/2001

Internet Photonics formed to deliver carrier-grade optical Ethernet solutions for metro networks, raises $31 million to date

Ciena Reports on Q4
News Wire Feed | 12/13/2001

Fourth-quarter revenue of $367.8 million, adjusted net income of $0.05 per diluted share, net loss of $1.8 billion

Picolight Wins ISO Certification
News Wire Feed | 12/13/2001

Has passed the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 registration audit

Marconi Looks to GMPLS Switching
News Wire Feed | 12/13/2001

To collaborate with Pisa Research Center on the development of Automatic Switched Optical Network (ASON) technology based on GMPLS

BaySpec Intros Tiny Monitor
News Wire Feed | 12/13/2001

Ultra-compact optical channel performance monitors (OCPMs), based on highly efficient VPG and InGaAs array detector

Cisco Boosts VPN Solution
News Wire Feed | 12/12/2001

New capabilities offer embedded personal firewall and increased performance

Intel Ships NEBS Platforms
News Wire Feed | 12/12/2001

Its first carrier-grade server ‘building block’ products that conform to stringent telecommunications reliability requirements

CIR Reports on Metro
News Wire Feed | 12/12/2001

Communications Industry Researchers releases 300-page study on the metro core optical networking market

Corning Has a GRIN
News Wire Feed | 12/12/2001

Develops silver-based gradient index (GRIN) lens for telecom applications

HarmonyCom Names Director
News Wire Feed | 12/12/2001

Ted Finlan, ex-Telcordia, has joined the company as director of product management

Tyco Pays Dividend
News Wire Feed | 12/12/2001

Has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of one and one quarter cents per common share

Acterna Enhances Testers
News Wire Feed | 12/12/2001

New modules for the Acterna ONT-50 and ANT-10Gig testers provide portable 10-Gbit/s test solutions for optical and Sonet/SDH networks

Resonate Gets Sued
News Wire Feed | 12/12/2001

Complaint alleges that the Prospectus filed preparatory to its IPO was 'materially false and misleading'

Sphera Signs Sellers for Sales
News Wire Feed | 12/12/2001

Deborah Sellers named senior vice president of sales at Sphera Optical Networks

BT Snares Lucent Exec
News Wire Feed | 12/12/2001

British Telecom announced that it had named Ben Verwaayen, vice chairman of Lucent Technologies, as its new chief executive

Corning, Hitachi Ink Agreement
News Wire Feed | 12/12/2001

Corning and Hitachi Cable sign a memorandum of understanding to explore joint cable manufacturing in Japan

Ericsson Joins Ether Group
News Wire Feed | 12/12/2001

Ericsson founding member of Ethernet alliance promoting open standards in the first mile

Corvis Hits Milestone
News Wire Feed | 12/12/2001

No injuries reported

NexVerse Buys ipVerse
News Wire Feed | 12/12/2001

NexVerse Networks secures $15 million in private financing; acquires ipVerse product and related assets

Optical Amp Growth Seen
News Wire Feed | 12/12/2001

Cahners In-Stat says the market for optical linear amplifiers on long-haul and MAN apps will grow from about $3.3B in 2001 to $4.7B in 2006

EXFO Allies With ATS
News Wire Feed | 12/12/2001

To integrate EXFO’s automated manufacturing subsystems and test systems into ATS’s turnkey custom and standard automation solutions

Alidian Adds ATM
News Wire Feed | 12/12/2001

ATM Service Intelligence software for DSLAM backhaul applications

Quake Trims Staff
News Wire Feed | 12/12/2001

Quake Technologies has reduced its workforce by 11

Cypress Gets Parallel
News Wire Feed | 12/12/2001

Announces working prototypes of an internally developed Parallel Optical Transceiver module

Corning Invests in Indonesia
News Wire Feed | 12/12/2001

Acquires Siemens' 51 percent stake in Indonesian optical fiber cable company

FiberNet Closing Its Tranches
News Wire Feed | 12/12/2001

Has completed the placement of its series J preferred stock and warrants, raising up to $9.3 million

Report: Tellium Leading in Long Haul
News Wire Feed | 12/12/2001

Infonetics research says Tellium has 25 percent of third quarter 2001 market share

Qwest, Internet2 Extend Partnership
News Wire Feed | 12/12/2001

Network capacity to qwadruple, enabling 190 universities to work on global issues; Qwest's investment is valued at $300 million

LaserComm Completes China Tests
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Successfully completes optical system testing With China's Wuhan Research Institute

MIT Looks at Essex Gear
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Essex has provided high resolution hyperfine WDM information to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

FiberCore Wins Plasma Donation
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Has received commitments to finance a pilot plant for the company's Plasma Outside Vapor Deposition (POVD) technology

Cypress Makes First Optical Modules
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Plans to make transceivers, transponders for high speed interconnects in switches and routers

Optical Oracle Looks at Switches
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Newsletter sorts through the field of leading players and outlines the hot and cold optical switching technologies

OptiWork Sees $13M
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

OptiWork, Inc. secures $13M financing in a third round of funding led by PouChen Group

Gambit Mimics
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Releases integrated Cisco Internetwork Operating System simulation tool, MIMIC IOS Simulator, as part of MIMIC Simulator 5.20

Sorrento Wins With Looking Glass
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Sorrento's DWDM equipment to be deployed in Looking Glass Networks' Washington, D.C., fiber optic network

Fish Joins CloudShield
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Bob Fish, ex-Cisco, appointed vice president of corporate strategy for CloudShield Technologies

NetScout, Opnet Team Up
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Announce new integration between the two companies' network management offerings

StarGen Signs Sales Honcho
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Steven DeFrain, ex-Mitel, will be responsible for StarGen's sales operations in the western US

ChinaNet Upgrades With Cisco
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

ChinaNet boosts backbone to 10-gigabit speeds with Cisco 12400 Internet routers

Integral Access Gets Iberian
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Dominion Ingenieria will supply the Integral Access PurePacket products to service providers in Spain and Portugal

Sandburst Bags $27.5M
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Second round of venture capital funding, led by Investor AB, included 3i and Boston University's Community Technology Fund

Spirent Adds to Test Suite
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Adds BGP-4, OSPF, and IS-IS routing protocols to its Adtech Routing Conformance Test Suites

10-Gig Standard Faces Vote
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

IEEE's 10 Gigabit Task Force resolves all outstanding technical issues and moves to sponsor ballot

Celox Adds to Board
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Steven Haley, ex-Juniper and Cisco, has joined the company's board of directors

Zarlink Launches VOIP Chips
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

The MT92210 is a TDM-to-IP network processor; the MT92220 offers TDM-to-IP or voice-over-ATM

Adtran Intros OC3 Mux
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

The Total Access OPTI-3 delivers three DS3s in one tenth the space of typical OC3 multiplexers

MFN Paves YellowBrix Road
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Will provide YellowBrix with optical IP infrastructure and colocation

RouteScience Raises $30M
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Series B investment led by Sevin Rosen Funds; company also expands PathControl product line introduced in August 2001

Qwest Increases KPNQwest Share
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Has purchased from Koninklijke KPN NV approximately 14 million shares of KPNQwest; KPNQwest announces IP VPN solution contract

ACSI Heads South
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Has signed a contract with Mississippi-based Telepak Networks to provide dark fiber in Mississippi and Louisiana

Siemens ICN Names Chiefs
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Siemens ICN appoints Greg Langdon chief technology officer for carrier products, and Dennis Young as chief operating officer

Extreme Launches Ethernet Alliance
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

The Ethernet in the First Mile Alliance (EFMA) will support the EFM standards effort conducted in the IEEE's P802.3ah Task Force

ADC Supplies BellSouth
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Will provide broadband connectivity products, systems, and integration services

Blue Sky Ships EDFA Pump
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Engineering samples of its Coolerless 980nm laser pump module, EPM980, for erbium-doped fiber amplifiers

Cahners Looks at DSL Slump
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Sees 'glimmer of hope on the horizon' for slumping DSL IC market

Bandwidth9 Vaunts VCSEL Advance
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Realizes high yields of 1550nm and 1600nm fixed wavelength VCSELs

Astral Point Starts Beta Test
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Astral Point installs beta version of ON 7000 integrated optical transport node in ILEC facility

Marconi Wins Big in Texas
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Has signed a five-year $80 million networking supply agreement with Grande Communications, a Texas-based broadband service provider

Cable & Wireless Claims MPLS First
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Says it's the first operator to activate MPLS on an OC192 transatlantic link

Nortel Enhances Shasta Box
News Wire Feed | 12/11/2001

Adds third party service provisioning capabilities to the Shasta 5000 Broadband Services Node

Morgan Stanley Buys Marconi Shares
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

Bought 95,729,946 ordinary shares, 3.43% of the issued share capital of Marconi, On Dec 7

XO Communications Faces Lawsuit
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

Law firm alleges shareholder equity was "destroyed" in exchange for $800m cash infusion on Nov 29, 2001

ITF Wins Undersea Coupler Contract
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

"Major" contract is with un-named submarine system manufacturer

Corrent Ships Security Chips
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

Claims industry first with high speed SSL (secure sockets layer) chips

Astral Point Starts ILEC Beta
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

The ON 7000 Integrated Optical Transport Node has started trials

Tellium Taps Switching Growth
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

Lattice Semi to Buy Agere FPGA Biz
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

Will spend $250 million to break into FPGA market

WJ Communications Unveils RF Amp
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

Its 1 Watt GaAs FET amplifier, the AH201, targets broadband wireless applications

Optical Solutions Picks IDT's Chips
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

Will use IDT's RC32355 comms processor and CODECs in its fiber-to-the-home equipment

AMCC, Cavium to Partner on Secure Nets
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

Companies will offer joint reference designs that incorporate AMCC's network processor with Cavium's security chip

Sabeus Scores Another $16M
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

Photonics startup now has $24M

Haley Joins Celox Board
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

Steven Haley, ex Juniper, Cisco and StrataCom, joins board of service-aware switch startup

Fujitsu Renames Products
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

Optical equipment renamed under "Flashwave" brand and given logical numbering system

Ikanos Founder Gets IEEE Task
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

Behrooz Rezvani is elected editor of the draft standard for Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) over copper

Cisco Offers New Catalysts for MANs
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

New gear deploys last-mile Ethernet for metro networks

Alcatel Signs $15M Deal in China
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

Alcatel plans multiprovince optical backbone for Chinese provider

Velio Hires Engineering VP
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

Optical semiconductor firm hires former Intel director

EXFO Enhances DWDM Tester
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

HyperTransport Specs Published
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

Group says royalty-free offering will speed adoption of embedded specs

JDSU Posts Gloomy Outlook
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

PMC-Sierra Launches Arrow
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

BaySpec Goes Athermal
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

INO Has PPLN Crystals
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

Blaze Names Reseller
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

Appoints Electec NorCal as its manufacturer's representative in Northern California

PacketLight Shifts US HQ
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2001

Metro equipment maker sets up San Diego and opens regional US offices

IntelliSpace Denies Cisco Claim
News Wire Feed | 12/7/2001

Dispute claim that IntelliSpace is physically deploying Cisco routers globally throughout its network

Zia Adds to Team
News Wire Feed | 12/7/2001

Sohale Mufti appointed chief of marketing and sales, and Bill Simpson senior quality engineer

FiberCore Gets Expansion Bucks
News Wire Feed | 12/7/2001

$27 million from the DKB Bank of Germany and will bring the total investment in the new plant to approximately $50 million

Verizon Readies Fiber Optic Net
News Wire Feed | 12/7/2001

Verizon's network in downtown Seattle will compete directly with Qwest Communications

Sanmina/SCI Merger Approved
News Wire Feed | 12/7/2001

Have completed the merger of the two companies after receiving approval from their respective stockholders

Qwest Touts FCC Report
News Wire Feed | 12/7/2001

FCC report ranks Qwest Communications first among major local service providers in key service categories

Zarlink Releases VDSL Chip
News Wire Feed | 12/7/2001

DMT-based data transceiver meets international standards for four-band, 12MHz VDSL

ADVA Deploys 20,000th Channel
News Wire Feed | 12/7/2001

Has successfully deployed more than 20,000 WDM channel cards in metropolitan networks

Ai Metrix Chooses CEO
News Wire Feed | 12/7/2001

Richard J. Hanna was CEO of Cidera

Alcatel Completes MPLS Tests
News Wire Feed | 12/7/2001

Third-party multivendor interoperability testing of MPLS on the Alcatel 7670 Routing Switch Platform and 7411 Broadband Access Server

NEC Eluminant Names CTO
News Wire Feed | 12/7/2001

Robert Richmond has joined NEC Eluminant Technologies as senior vice president and chief technology officer

Sorrento Reports on Q3
News Wire Feed | 12/7/2001

For the quarter ended October 31, 2001, the company reported revenues of $10.1 million

Intellispace Chooses Cisco
News Wire Feed | 12/6/2001

IntelliSpace is using the Cisco 7600 in the backbone of its network

TeraConnect Ships 120 Gbit/s Modules
News Wire Feed | 12/6/2001

48 channels and 2.5 Gbps per channel make the T48 the highest density optical interconnect module available today, company claims

Dell Oro Puts Foundry No. 1 in Ethernet
News Wire Feed | 12/6/2001

Latest study shows Foundry Networks takes top spot with 35.3% Of Layer 3 fixed-configuration Ethernet switch port shipments

Avici Protects Shareholders
News Wire Feed | 12/6/2001

Adopts a shareholder rights plan to help protect investors against potential unsolicited takeover attempts that are coercive or unfair

Celion Completes Exec Team
News Wire Feed | 12/6/2001

Gary Seagraves is vice president of operations and Joann Johnson is vice president of finance

Paragon Pulls In $12.5M Series D
News Wire Feed | 12/6/2001

Closes its largest round of financing to date

SkyPilot Scoops $24.4M
News Wire Feed | 12/6/2001

Mobius Venture Capital (formerly SOFTBANK Venture Capital) led the round; other investors include AOL Time Warner Ventures

AFOP Appoints CFO
News Wire Feed | 12/6/2001

AFOP's New CFO, Phil Rehkemper, was previously corporate controller at Calient Networks

Going For a Song
News Wire Feed | 12/6/2001

Song Networks leases fiber to Sweden's National carrier, Telia, and outsources its mobile business

Kestrel Names New CEO
News Wire Feed | 12/6/2001

Woodrow Cannon replaces Marty Kaplan, who served as the company’s CEO since June of 2001

Agere Announces More Layoffs
News Wire Feed | 12/6/2001

Cuts another 950 jobs

EXFO Lowers Guidance
News Wire Feed | 12/6/2001

Fiber optic company revises first quarter 2002 outlook

Compound Semiconductor Gets $5M
News Wire Feed | 12/6/2001

Foundry gets funding round from European Digital Partners, Intel Capital and private investors

Infineon Cuts Loose From Siemens
News Wire Feed | 12/5/2001

Siemens AG has given up its voting right majority on Infineon Technolgies AG shares

Corvis CEO Addresses Lightspeed
News Wire Feed | 12/5/2001

David Huber tells Lightspeed Europe conference that fast, flexible optically optimized networks will differentiate carriers

Unisphere Touts Market Position
News Wire Feed | 12/5/2001

Leads the Subscriber Management Router category in the third quarter of 2001, based on a report issued by Infonetics Research

Molex Gets Physical
News Wire Feed | 12/5/2001

Molex, iTracs sign global alliance to develop IT physical layer management solution

New Focus Ships Raman Hybrid
News Wire Feed | 12/5/2001

The New Focus iPBC performs the dual functionality of a polarization beam combiner and an isolator

Cablefree Builds Big Network
News Wire Feed | 12/5/2001

Largest ever gigabit laser deployment beams across South Africa's defense industry

Alcatel Wins in Taiwan
News Wire Feed | 12/5/2001

Has been awarded a US$110 million contract from Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan's incumbent operator

Motorola Wins in Moscow
News Wire Feed | 12/5/2001

Has been selected by PentaCom as a key supplier in the development of its Moscow region broadband network

Sigma Completes Buildout
News Wire Feed | 12/5/2001

Launches New York City/New Jersey network, successfully meeting its planned buildout schedule for 2001

Sanmina Upgrades Plant
News Wire Feed | 12/5/2001

Expands fiber optic design and manufacturing capabilities

Applied Materials Gets Global Knowledge
News Wire Feed | 12/5/2001

Has acquired Global Knowledge Services, which provides advanced data mining services to improve semiconductor manufacturing yield

Bay Spec Taps Techie
News Wire Feed | 12/5/2001

David Lam, founder of Lam Research, joins its technical advisory board

JDSU Adds to Board
News Wire Feed | 12/5/2001

Appoints Kevin Kennedy, CEO of Openwave Systems, and Richard T. Liebhaber, retired executive VP and CTO of MCI Communications

Nortel, SBC Launch Test Net
News Wire Feed | 12/5/2001

Nortel Networks, SBC Communications, and Northwestern University trial OMNInet test bed for next-generation applications

KSaria Raises $20 Million
News Wire Feed | 12/5/2001

Second financing round was led by a new investor, Advent International

Lightspeed Names VP
News Wire Feed | 12/5/2001

Lightspeed Semiconductor has appointed Michael Sydow vice president of marketing and applications engineering

Lucent Names Euro Partners
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

Telindus, Landis Public Networks, and Sirti Limited have joined its Global BusinessPartner program

LightConnect Adds Components
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

MEMS-based digital variable optical attenuator and fast dynamic gain equalizer

Oplink Releases Monitor
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

Integrated Tap Monitor Array (ITMA), a compact, multichannel power monitor for optical networks

Santur Picks CEO
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

Former SDL executive Richard Craig joins Santur Corp. as CEO

Conexant Achieves SiGe Advance
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

Claims breakthrough performance in its silicon germanium (SiGe) integrated circuit process technology

Billing System Demoed
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

Next-gen services demonstrated using IPDR standard at Softswitch Expo 2001

WJ Drives Clocks
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

Clock driver capable of providing the high voltage levels required by optical return-to-zero systems for advanced OC192 fiber optic networks

Agilent Cuts Test Costs
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

Offers industry’s first optical power head and sensor

Yipes Wins Contract
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

Is providing light-speed data services to the North American headquarters of Dresdner RCM Global Investors

Cisco to Build IPv6 Research Net
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

Will lead a consortium building a pan-European, high-capacity IPv6 research network largely funded by the European Commission

RHK: Corvis Leads All-Optical Market
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

RHK report says Corvis controlled 77 percent of the total market for photonic optical core switches in 2001

Multilink Clocks In
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

Introduces small form factor clock and data recovery module for 12-Gbit/s transmission systems

Native Networks Unveils Access Gear
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

Multiservice optical access platform and service-aware network management system

Maple Names CFO, Expands
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

James T. Wandrey, formerly at Next Level, appointed chief financial officer; sets up European software design facility

Sorrento Unveils CWDM Platform
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

JumpStart 400 optical access platform for carrier optical edge applications

Juniper Makes Italian Sale
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

EurNetCity selects Juniper Networks for advanced metropolitan network services, video on demand, and secure Internet options

Level 3 Expands Euro Network
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

Plans to offer services in eight new markets in 2002, using existing capacity from other carriers

Sprint, MFN Ink Deal
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

Sprint to use MFN's global infrastructure to expand last mile footprint

Cisco Launches Comet
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

COMET portfolio includes the ONS 15808 long-haul/extended long-haul DWDM system; Williams has selected the ONS 15454 for metro transport

Cidra Sells Division
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

Completes $127.5 million sale of Optical Sensing Systems business to Weatherford International

XO Launches Services
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

Intercity Ethernet services among all of its 63 US markets

Power X Announces Design Kit
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

Complete chassis-based 14-port reference design kit based on the Star-200 TeraChannel switch fabric chip set

Cisco Announces Interoperabilities
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

Cisco ONS 15540 metro DWDM platform interoperates with IBM, MFN, Compaq

Lumentis Intros 'Muxponder'
News Wire Feed | 12/4/2001

Can support 10 SDH/Sonet client signals on one signal wavelength by multiplexing/demultiplexing 2 STM4/OC12 and 8 STM1/OC3 signals

Lynx Prez to Address Lightspeed
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Michael Leigh, president and co-founder of Lynx Photonic Networks, to speak on European optical switch panel at Lightspeed Europe 2001

PHS MEMS Chooses Coventor
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

French firm has selected Architect MEMS design software from Coventor

Modulator Market Seen to Grow
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Global consumption value for optical modulator market will increase about 40.3% per year over the next five years to $1.37B in 2006

Agilent Announces Tester, Contract
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

RouterTester 900 increases protocol and traffic testing capacity and port density; Cisco Systems selects SOC test systems

Harris to Build for Essex
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Harris Corp. to manufacture optical networking devices incorporating hyperfine WDM technology for Essex Corp.

SwitchCore Wins Patent
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

SwitchCore invention is a sense amplifier that shortens the latency in transistor circuits

Huber to Keynote at Lightspeed
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Corvis President and CEO Dr. David Huber will deliver the keynote address on Wednesday, December 5, at Lightspeed Europe 2001

Agere Obeys Moore's Law
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Agere Systems researchers report semiconductor industry's smallest transistors with a novel gate insulator material

CenterPoint Raises FLAG
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

FLAG deploys Celerity(TM) CP 3200 (formerly the Zaffire Z3000) DWDM equipment

Motorola Adds Allies
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

IBM, Interphase Corp., SBE Inc. join Motorola in proposing compactPCI serial mesh backplane PICMG standard

Teradiant Adds to Boards
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Appoints former Bay Networks CEO Andy Ludwick to board of directors; Dave Stiles and Dr. Raj Jain join its advisory board

Foundry Intros EdgeIron
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Mid-range switch product family designed to fulfill the workgroup and wiring closet needs of enterprise users

Cypress Goes With SiGe
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Cypress Semiconductor and SiGe Semiconductor to collaborate on an advanced silicon germanium (SiGe) process

IDT Keeps Time
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Introduces clock management devices with more than 20 I/O combinations

VPI Partners With Telcordia
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

To create a new suite of flow-through tools from network planning to engineering

IETF OKs PGM
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Internet Engineering Task Force has granted experimental standard status to the Pragmatic General Multicast (PGM) protocol

IBM Boasts Novel Transistor
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Can carry twice the electrical current, operate at up to twice the speed, and be reduced in size well below conventional transistors

PMC-Sierra Hires VP/GM
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Announces the appointment of Mark Stibitz to vice president and general manager

Finisar Announces Photodiodes
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Sensors-Demeter Components division announces 2.5- and 10-Gbit/s indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) avalanche photodiodes

Alloptic Launches Gig Ethernet Platform
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Fully-converged, gigabit Ethernet, IP optical platform delivering voice, video, and high-speed data

Marvell Unveils Ethernet Switches
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Prestera-MX family of packet processor switching ICs support MPLS

INO Goes With Thulium
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Thulium-doped fluoride fiber pumped by laser diodes at 1055 nm

Oplink Picks Sales Chief
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Christian Lepiane named vice president, worldwide sales

Motorola Touts Tech Advance
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Next-generation 0.10 micron CMOS technology and new gate dielectric material

Cisco Upgrades Gear
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

New switching products enable Layers 3 and 4 services in the wiring closet; expands IPv6 availability

Mindspeed Intros Switches
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

A 144x144 crosspoint switches with integrated CDR and input equalization

SwitchOn Chip Ships
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

PM2329 ClassiPI (Classification by Packet Inspection) packet content classification processor for Layers 2 through 7

NanoOpto Nabs $16M
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Équipe Brings MPLS to Layer 2
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Équipe 3200 to enable ILECs and IXCs deploy MPLS in their existing Layer 2 or ATM core networks

Vitesse Delivers 10-Gig Chip
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

The Meigs-I, an advanced 10-gigabit Ethernet MAC chip

Bandwidth9 Tunes Metro-Optix
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Bandwidth9’s MetroFlex™ tunable transmitter to be integrated into the Metro-Optix CityStream™ bandwidth management platform

ElectroniCast Adds to Team
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Appoints optical communications components industry expert Ranjit Mand to its research analyst team

360networks Shares Bad News
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Gross loss was $168M for the first nine months of 2001, compared with a gross profit of $138M for the same period in 2000

Furukawa Gets Raman Patent
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2001

Company says technology is 'crucial' to it becoming a big player in optical components

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