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Nortel Passes DoD VOIP Test
News Wire Feed | 2/27/2004

Becomes the first vendor to pass the U.S. Department of Defense's VOIP interoperability testing

FTTH Council Lobbies Utah
News Wire Feed | 2/27/2004

Trade association claims a Utah State Senate bill will kill municipalities' FTTH projects

Grubman to Advise Telecom Firm
News Wire Feed | 2/27/2004

Distinctive Devices retains Jack B. Grubman as a strategic consultant. What else is there to say?

Sprint Extends Into Korea
News Wire Feed | 2/27/2004

Expands its SprintLink IP network to include Seoul; acquires value-added service provider license for the Korean market

Samsung Targets Euro Railways
News Wire Feed | 2/27/2004

British Network Rail has selected fiber optic cables from Samsung Electronics for its fixed telecom network

Arris Overtakes Cisco in CMTS Market
News Wire Feed | 2/27/2004

Infonetics reports worldwide CMTS revenue was $126M, up 13% from 3Q03; port shipments increased 31%

DSL Equipment Revenue Grows 59% in 2003
News Wire Feed | 2/27/2004

Worldwide DSL ports from DSLAMs, NGDLCs, and BLCs grew 141% to 53.3M; revenue increased 59% to $5M according to Infonetics

JDS Barrages OFC
News Wire Feed | 2/27/2004

Announces a ton of products including a tunable laser, a 4-Gbit/s transciever, a ROADM module, and more

Vitesse Intros Smart-LINK Chips
News Wire Feed | 2/27/2004

Vitesse launches Smart-LINK family of physical layer (PHY) ICs, partners with T-Networks to provide transmitter solution for WDM systems

Cesky Outlines 2003 Results
News Wire Feed | 2/27/2004

Consolidated revenues for the Czech operator were down 3% year on year to CZK 51.5B for a consolidated net loss of CSK 1.8B

China Netcom Uses Cisco Platform
News Wire Feed | 2/27/2004

China Netcom selects Cisco's 10000 edge services router as part of its broadband expansion in Shandong, Liaoning, and Hangzhou provinces

Ethernet Switch Market Tops $11B
News Wire Feed | 2/27/2004

Infonetics reports worldwide Layer 2 and Layer 3 Ethernet switch revenue reached $11.6B last year and will hit $14.2B in 2007

AFC Elects Frank Ianna to Board
News Wire Feed | 2/27/2004

AFC appoints Frank Ianna, retired president of AT&T Network Services, to its board of directors

Grubman Advises Distinctive Devices
News Wire Feed | 2/27/2004

Distinctive Devices retains Jack B. Grubman as strategic consultant

Marvell Reports Record Q4 Results
News Wire Feed | 2/26/2004

Revenues were a record $243.3M, up 61% year/year, for net income of $19.8M ($0.14/share), up from a loss of $24.2M ($0.20/share) last year

Gearbulk Chooses Infonet
News Wire Feed | 2/26/2004

International shipping company Gearbulk selects Infonet to manage its global network supporting 25 locations

Broadlight Receives PON Patent
News Wire Feed | 2/26/2004

BroadLight has been issued a patent for receiving burst mode traffic over Passive Optical Networks (PONs)

Telus Invests $2M in Apparent
News Wire Feed | 2/26/2004

Telus announces $2M equity investment in Apparent Networks' $10.6M first round of institutional financing

Broadmargin Intros Financial Mgmt Suite
News Wire Feed | 2/26/2004

Broadmargin introduces suite of services for financial management of telecom costs; Iron Mountain and US Bank become customers

Infineon Presents Chip Research
News Wire Feed | 2/26/2004

Infineon Technologies presents papers describing innovative CMOS-based circuits for wireless and wireline communications

Tiscali Picks NetCentrex for Euro VOIP
News Wire Feed | 2/26/2004

NetCentrex partners with Tiscali to launch residential broadband telephony services across Europe

StockerYale Places $6.6M
News Wire Feed | 2/26/2004

StockerYale completes private placement of $4M in Convertible Notes and $2.6M of common stock

KMI: Fiber Market Still Out of Balance
News Wire Feed | 2/26/2004

Overcapacity in the worldwide optical fiber market has resulted in aggressive price competition, according to KMI Research

T-Systems Touts UK Wholesale Growth
News Wire Feed | 2/26/2004

T-Systems announces it has signed contracts with over 100 UK customers since 2001

e.Biscom Ups Revenues in 2003
News Wire Feed | 2/26/2004

Revenues of €529.1M were up 65% from last year; EBITDA was €110.7M

Apcon Intros Blade for T1, E1, J1 Testing
News Wire Feed | 2/26/2004

Announces blade for its modular IntellaPatch physical layer switch system for testing signal breaks and router stress

Mysticom Demos 10-GigE Over Copper
News Wire Feed | 2/26/2004

Mysticom Semiconductor will showcase 10-Gigabit Ethernet solutions at the 9th Annual International IC Conference & Exhibition in China

Tekelec Announces Taqua Purchase
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

Tekelec is purchasing all of Taqua’s outstanding stock for around $85 million cash, and assuming Taqua’s outstanding options

LVL7 Helps Ethernet Switches
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

Distributed IP software architecture and integration with Broadcom's StrataXGS to speed availability of stackable Ethernet switches

Cisco Converges Bell Canada
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

Cisco 12000 Series multiservice edge capabilities will enable Bell Canada to deliver converged network services

Teknovus Names Chairman
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

Teknovus appoints semiconductor industry veteran Michael J. Callahan as chairman of the board

Bookham, Colibrys Make MEMS VOAs
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

Bookham Technology and Colibrys use new MEMS concepts to produce variable optical attenuator modules for telecommunications networks

Corning, Optical Solutions Team on Fiber
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

Corning NexCor fiber achieves twice the launch power of standard singlemode fiber using Optical Solutions' FiberPath 500 FTTP solution

NewSouth, NuVox to Merge
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

NewSouth Communications and NuVox will combine into a $300M company, which will operate under the name NuVox Communications

ZTE Selects Infineon for RPR
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

ZTE has selected Infineon Technologies for network equipment to enable Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) architectures in China

Encore Demos Satellite VPN Stuff
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

Encore Networks to showcase secure, converged VPN, and signaling solutions for broadband satellite networks

Telcordia Licenses Optical Patent
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

Telcordia licenses NEC optical products and permits Zhone to manufacture and sell its VISTA intelligent access multiplexer

AT&T Outlines Strategy to Investors
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

AT&T announces aggressive strategy to become 'The World's Networking Company'

Terabeam Expands FSO Line
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

Terabeam adds Avara system for carriers and businesses needing high bandwidth in dense urban scenarios to its free space optics product line

Agiltron Licenses MEMS VOA
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

Agiltron signs technology licensing agreement with Oluma and has acquired all of Oluma's VOA assets

Harris Selects VPIphotonics
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

Harris is using software models from VPIphotonics to demonstrate its digital transponder product family

AT&T Repurchases Debt
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

AT&T announces offers cash repurchase of its $1.5B Notes and a portion of its €2B Notes due 2006

Intense Announces Expansion
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

Optoelectronic chip maker Intense is expanding headcount and facilities at its UK semiconductor fabrication plant

Arasor Acquires Lightbit, IOA
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

Arasor acquires Lightbit and Intelligent Optical Amplifier (IOA); signs $175M deal with Nansha High Technology Investment for an R&D facility

NetTest Intros Next-Gen OTDR
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

Announces CMA 4500 for metro, CWDM, ultra-long haul, and PON based FTTP deployments

DMG Intros APD-Based Duplexer
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

DMG Technologies announces low cost, bi-directional (BiDi) duplexer optical subassembly

Qwest Claims DSL First
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

Offers DSL serviceto customers regardless of whether they have a voice phone line with Qwest

Banks Back Adelphia With $8.8B
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

Adelphia obtains $8.8B exit financing commitment from four global financial institutions

Adax Intros Signalling Controller
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

Adax announces signalling controller offering the industry’s highest possible link density of 128 channels per card

Nortel Previews CeBIT Stuff
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

Nortel will showcase multimedia services and applications, wireless data, convergence, IP telephony, and broadband networking at CeBIT

Inclarity Opens London Satellite Center
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

Inclarity launches Teleport directly connecting its London-based technical centre to the Middle East, Europe, and North Africa

Spirent CEO Steps Down
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

Nicholas Brooks retires as CEO of Spirent, effective from the end of June 2004

Spirent Reports 2003 Figures
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2004

Revenue for the year was £466.2M, down from £558.9M in 2002; pre-tax profit was £36M, earnings per share were £2.31

Corning Intros NexCor Optical Fiber
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

Corning's NexCor fiber enables twice the launch power of other singlemode fibers for triple-play, FTTx, and cable TV networks

Tiscali Chooses NetCentrex
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

Tiscali has chosen NetCentrex to deliver IP telephony services to its broadband ADSL Internet users

Acterna Tests VOIP With Telchemy
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

Acterna partners with Telchemy to integrate voice over IP features into the most powerful handheld tester on the market

Navtel Scores Funding
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

Navtel Communications has secured 'substantial' financing from BDC Venture Capital and VenGrowth Capital Partners

Sierra Monolithics Unveils WiMax Chip
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

Sierra Monolithics unveils a WiMAX-compliant dual-band transceiver to enable low-cost CPE for broadband wireless access applications

Enunciate Picks Convedia Media Servers
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

Enunciate Conferencing deploys Convedia's CMS-6000 Media Server for a broad range of IP conferencing services

AFS Names S&M VP
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

American Fiber Systems names former Choice One Communications executive Michael D'Angelo as vice president of sales and marketing

COLT Boosts Q4 Revenues
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

Fourth-quarter turnover grew 16% to £306.3M, while EBITDA rose 74% to £48.2M; twelve-months results also showed improvement

Lucent Teams With Movaz, Wins 360
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

Lucent partners with Movaz to jointly develop metro DWDM solutions; will supply 360networks with the LambdaUnite MSS

NST Files Patent for Wavelength Tuning
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

NSG America announces patent filing for new technology to optimize DWDM center wavelength tuning by controlling SELFOC Grin Lens

Telefonica Pushes for Changes in UK Regs
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

Telefónica UK has appointed James Waterworth as regulatory and government affairs manager to support efforts for regulatory change

Intel Launches Tunable Laser
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

Intel announces 10-Gbit/s TXN13600 telecom-grade optical transceiver tunable across the entire C-Band

AMCC Intros FEC Mappers
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

Applied Micro Circuits launches Rubicon family of asynchronous mapping devices for 10-GigE LAN

Kotura VOA Gets Telcordia OK
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

Telcordia has qualified Kotura's silicon-based UltraVOA Array product line

Phyworks Appoints Chairman
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

Phyworks has named Mike McTighe as its chairman

Incognito Interoperates With Cedar VOIP
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

Incognito announces interoperability of its Broadband Command Center with Cedar Point's Safari C³ media switching system

OFS Wins MCI Fiber Deal
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

MCI selects medium dispersion TrueWave Reach fiber from OFS

Interoute Boosts Staff by 20%
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

Interoute announces it will increase its workforce by 20% with appointements throughout its European offices

Global Crossing Wins $17M UK Deal
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

Global Crossing has been awarded a $17M managed voice services contract from the UK Immigration and Nationality Directorate

UK Firm Saves Mint Using DSL
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

Ryan Insurance Group expects to save over £20,000 per year by replacing its BT leased lines with leased DSL from IT Techcare

Siemens Promotes Faster Compensators
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

Optical networks require faster compensators, according to Siemens ICN

Oki Claims Encoder/Decoder First
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

Oki develops the first optical code encoder/decoder for OCDM with dispersion compensating function

AEP Offers SSL VPNs for Small Businesses
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

AEP Systems releases new version of AEP SureWare A-Gate AG-600, an SSL VPN designed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses

NetScaler Teams With First Virtual
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

NetScaler combines its 9000 Series secure application delivery systems with First Virtual’s Click to Meet web communications

DataAccess Hooks Up to UK
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

DataAccess Telecom acquires full Annex II Status in the UK to leverage direct interconnect terms with carriers and set up POPs

KPN Comments on mmO2
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

KPN confirms it has no plans to make an offer for mobile operator mmO2

Agiltron Launches VOAs
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

Agiltron announces availability of its all-solid-state SS Series variable optical attenuators (VOAs)

Santur Supplies Lasers to Opnext
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

Santur signs supply agreement with Opnext to provide lasers for full C-Band widely tunable transponders, as well as other subsystems

Pump Laser Diode Modules to Reach $255M
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

ElectroniCast's predicts the market for pump laser diode modules will reach $255M by 2008

Covaro Raises $25.3M Funding Round
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

Covaro Networks, developer of transport products for Ethernet services, completes $25.3M Series B round led by Centennial Ventures

RBN Wins at PCCW
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

PCCW awards RBN a two-year supply agreement for its GigaEdge 8200 CWDM transport equipment

Genesys Gets New CEO, Chairman
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

Genesys Telecommunications appoints Ad Nederlof as chairman; COO Laurent Philonenko takes over his current position of president and CEO

Infonetics Forecasts VOIP Bonanza
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2004

VOIP equipment revenues grew 21% in 2003 and will reach $5B in 2007, an increase of 305%, according to Infonetics Research

DiCon Launches MEMS Switch Modules
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

DiCon Fiberoptics announces availability of a family of large fan-out MEMS 1xN and 2xN Switch Modules

Ixia Acquires G3 Nova for VOIP
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Ixia acquires G3 Nova Technology for $9.0M in cash and common stock; introduces IxVoice test suite for VOIP network testing

Navtel Launches IP Test Solution
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Navtel launches IP InterEmulator suite of network infrastructure, application stressing, and security validation solutions

Arris Hits 4M Voice Port Milestone
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Arris announces it has deployed over 4M Cornerstone cable telephony voice ports

Picolight Intros 40km, 80km Transceivers
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Launches extended-reach single mode fiber Gigabit Ethernet transceivers for 40km and 80km ZX applications

Photon Kinetics Claims OTDR Advance
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Photon Kinetics demonstrates new measurement capability for its 8000 OTDR, improving its linearity

Ciena Gets Part of MCI Contract
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

It and Siemens win project to build new ultra-longhaul optical backbone

MCI Picks Ciena and Siemens for ULH
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Plans national optical backbone. Traffic is already running on first route. Whole project will take 3 to 5 years

AT&T Settles Lawsuits With MCI, Onvoy
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

AT&T and MCI agree to resolve all claims against each other; AT&T settles dispute with Onvoy

NTL Launches DSL VPN Services
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

NTL Business launches Broadband Power ADSL-based VPN solutions to establish cost-effective high bandwidth links between disparate sites

Blackfoot Deploys Occam BLC 6000
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Blackfoot Telecommunications Group has selected Occam's BLC 6000 platform to deliver voice, video, and high-speed data services

Telia Victim of 'Modem Hijacking'
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Telia closes down telephone traffic to Diego Garcia in response to modem hijacking

Qwest Wins Multimillion Dollar Contract
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Hagemeyer North America awards contract to Qwest for the deployment of frame relay, long-distance voice, and dedicated Internet access

Opnext Intros 10-GigE Module
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Opnext launches an advanced Xenpak module for Ethernet over DWDM to transmit data beyond 80km over standard single-mode fiber

BT Hits 2M Broadband Lines
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

BT surpasses its target of 2M wholesale broadband connections by this year

Sorrento, Xtellus Collaborate
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Sorrento Networks and Xtellus cooperate to implement fully reconfigurable intelligent optical networks

KPN Reports Full-Year Profit
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Profit after taxes in 2003 was €2.7B or 1.11 per share, compared to a loss after taxes of €9.5B in 2002; mobile customers were up 1.3M

Laurel Upgrades ShadeTree
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Laurel Networks releases version 3.0 of its ShadeTree service-enabling system software for its service edge router

Incognito Demos VOIP over Cable
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Incognito Software will demonstrate its data and voice over IP device provisioning suite, Broadband Command Center, at CableLabs

Industry Alliance Sets Priorities
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

ATIS expects to complete work plans in Q1 for standards development activities addressing urgent technical and operational priorities

P-Cube Wins Wireless Customers
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

3 Italy selects P-Cube for network optimization; Israeli mobile operator Pelephone selects P-Cube for mobile prepaid data services

KPN Ends Mobile M&A Talks
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

KPN announces its has ended M&A discussions with mmO2

Skype Offers Free Conference Calling
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Skype launches peer-to-peer IP telephony conference calling feature

World Wide Packets Bolsters Mgmt Team
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Appoints Matthew Frey as CFO and Ted Volberding as vice president of operations to enhance expertise and strategic oversight

NKT Intros Bi-directional Triplexer Series
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

NKT Integration launches NKTI 400 Series of Triplexer transceivers for FTTx broadband applications, jointly developed with Samsung

Synopsys Buys Monolithic, Accelerant
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Acquisition will expand designware IP solution

Marconi Completes Sale of Access Biz
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Cash proceeds of $240M will be used to complete $127.4M Junior Notes paydown and fund $95M first partial redemption of Senior Notes

NetLogic Intros Intel Processor Kits
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

NetLogic announces IDE with software and hardware development kits to support Intel IXP2400 and IXP28xx network processors

Infineon Claims Carbon Nanotube First
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Infineon researchers have used carbon nanotubes to manufacture power semiconductors

K2 Debuts 3.125 Gbit/s Laser
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

K2 Optronics introduces its EC31 external cavity laser for DWDM cable television and telecom applications

Network Electronics Sets Up in China
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Network Electronics has opened its first office in Mainland China

Polatis Intros 32-port Optical Switch
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Polatis launches its PSC32 configurable optical switch system designed for test and measurement applications

OCP Launches OC-48 Transceivers
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Optical Communication Products launches 40km and 80km OC-48/STM-16 small form pluggable (SFP) transceivers for metro networking

Service Provider Routers, Switches Up in Q4
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Infonetics reports revenue for service provider routers and switches was $1.4B in Q4, up 13% sequentially and quarter on quarter

BlazePhotonics Intros Hollow Fibers
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Completes its range of bandgap guiding fibers that now span all wavelengths from 450 to 2,000 nanometers

Cavium Touts Security Wins
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Cavium Networks showcases NITROX-powered security products from over 20 different vendors at the RSA Conference 2004

Packet Design Supports Cisco EIGRP
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Packet Design unveils route analysis system that brings routing-path visibility, monitoring, and reporting to networks running Cisco's EIGRP

LuXcommunications Picks Comverse
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Mobile operator LuXcommunications deploys Comverse's converged billing solution for prepaid and postpaid subscribers

Equant Touts Two Satellite VPN Offerings
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

Launches Dedicated Satellite Access and IP Satellite Access services for multinational organizations with remote sites

Avaya Launches SIP Solutions
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2004

New converged communications solutions integrate Internet applications with voice and telephone features to increase efficiency

Japanese Provider Signs Procket
News Wire Feed | 2/20/2004

Procket teams up with Fujitsu and Tokyo Electron Ltd. to build a high-speed Internet backbone

O-Net Intros B-PON Module
News Wire Feed | 2/20/2004

O-Net develops 3-Band WDM Module development for B-PON application, plans shipment in Q2

Stratalight Picks u2t for Photodetectors
News Wire Feed | 2/20/2004

Stratalight Communications has selected u2t Photonics to supply 43 Gbit/s photodetectors for its OTS-4000 transport subsystem products

Corning Launches Double Clad Fiber
News Wire Feed | 2/20/2004

Corning ytterbium-doped double clad fiber with all-glass cladding enabling output power in excess of 100 W

EU Praises Broadband Progress
News Wire Feed | 2/20/2004

European Commission report commends prgress made by EU countries in rolling out broadband and online public services

OpTun Intros CMI Components
News Wire Feed | 2/20/2004

OpTun introduces integrated optical products based on Controlled Mode Interaction (CMI)

Korean Event to Piggyback OFC
News Wire Feed | 2/20/2004

Korea Day 2004 will be held in Gwangju, South Korea to parallel OFC

Dowslake Touts CWDM/DWDM Subsystem
News Wire Feed | 2/20/2004

Dowslake Microsystems announces availability of its CWDM/DWDM multi-rate multi-service transmission subsystem

Qwest Reports Q4 Loss
News Wire Feed | 2/20/2004

Qwest posts fourth quarter net loss of $307M or $0.17 per share; full-year net income was $1.6B or $0.93 per share

Apcon Launches Powerswitch 6.0
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Apcon intros Powerswitch 6.0 server failover software, designed to add compatibility for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

Cisco Uses Radvision Video MCU
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Radvision's MCU and gateway technologies are used in Cisco Systems' recently announced video telephony solution

F5 Outpaces Fixed Switch Market
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

F5 Networks boosts Layer 4-7 fixed switch market with highest gain in market share and triple the revenue growth of its nearest competitor

ITF Intros Combiners
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

ITF Optical Technologies debuts a line of all-fiber multimode combiners for use in laser diode combiners, lasers, and amplifiers

Agilent Helps Create French Test Lab
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Agilent Technologies and French R&D organizations CEA-Leti and INPG-IMEP announce new laboratory for advanced communications testing

NexTone Joins ITXC VOIP Club
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

NexTone joins ITXC's VoIPLink Ready program to provide its carrier customers off-the-shelf VOIP interoperability with ITXC.net

ANDevices Gets Funding
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

ANDevices has completed its first round of financing led by AsiaTech Management for integrated optics for communications and bio-photonics

Meriton Gets CFO
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Meriton Networks appoints Robert K. Webster as chief financial officer, and announces manufacturing partnership with Sanmina-SCI

Siemens ICN Nixes Raman Transients
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Siemens ICN announces it will report on concepts to reduce the effects of Raman transients at OFC

Teknovus Ships EPON Chips
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Teknovus ships integrated EPON solution for multiservice FTTP deployments

LxSix Teams With Gould
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

LxSix Photonics partners with Gould Fiber Optics to bring fiber Bragg Grating-based products to market

Ciena Reports Q1 Results
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Revenue was $66.4M for the quater, net loss was $76.7M, or $0.16 per share compared with a net loss of $107.1M or $0.25 per share in 1Q03

BT Wins Health Network Deal
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

BT wins contract to develop new network infrastructure for the National Health Service (NHS)

Global Crossing Boosts Asia Net
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Strengthens its facilities-based on-net service capability in Tokyo and Hong Kong, with plans to add Sydney and Singapore

TeliaSonera Ups Danish Broadband
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Telia Stofa broadband customers increased 28% in 2003 to 104,000

Albis Intros 10-Gbit/s ROSAs
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Albis announces availability of its PX625A 10-Gbit/s receiver optical subassembly for 1270 nm to 1620 nm optical communications

Cube Optics Touts Tiny Mux
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Cube Optics ships 10Gbase-LX4 multiplexers for the manufacturing of low-cost Xenpak modules

NeoPhotonics Launches Access Products
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

NeoPhotonics announces suite of optical components for access networks and enhances its metro network offerings

Bayspec Names Chairman
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Appoints business advisor and board member Dr. David K. Lam as chairman

DiCon Launches MEMS Optical Switches
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

DiCon announces 1x8 optical switch and 8x8 optical crossconnect switch based on its micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) chip

ITXC Ups Revenues, Cuts Loss
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

ITXC reports record Q4 revenues of $97.9M, up 31% from 4Q02; net loss was $11.1M or $0.26 per share, down from $19.2M or $0.44 per share

Aloha Launches VSAT Gear
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Aloha Networks announces SkyDSL Router, SAMA Receiver, and software for IP acceleration as well as network monitoring and managing

VSNL Adds to Subsea Links
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

VSNL partners with Asia Netcom to enhance India's connectivity to the US and Asia/Pacific

Primanex Intros Filters at OFC
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Primanex adds Etalon filter-based and TFF-based product families to its portfolio featuring tunable add/drop and hitless filters

Mysticom Expands Presence in China
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Mysticom has appointed electronic solutions distributor Asiacom Technology to expand its market presence in China

TriQuint Intros DWDM SFP Transceivers
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

TriQuint announces DWDM SFP transceiver module for its NetLight family to consolidate wavelength management and reduce DWDM costs

Ciena Buys Catena, Internet Photonics
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Ciena gobbles up Catena Networks for about $486.7M, swallows Internet Photonics for another $150M, in all-stock transactions

China Telecom Picks CommVerge Solutions
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

CommVerge has been awarded a contract from China Telecom to deploy optical transport systems that will enhance its connection to the US

Corning Cable Systems Adds to Cabinet
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Corning Cable Systems adds to its OptiTect Cabinet family for exceptional fiber management at local convergence point within PONs

Sumitumo Electric Previews OFC Stuff
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Sumitomo Electric Industries previews its optical solutions display for OFC

Artesyn Intros Processor Upgrade Cards
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Artesyn Communication Products debuts a hot-swappable Pentium M-based Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) module

Photonics Control Hires Sales VP
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Intelligent Photonics Control has appointed Gary Weine, recently sales VP at Santec, as its VP of sales and marketing

Korean ISP Selects NetScreen Security
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Dacom selects NetScreen's network security solutions to offer firewall protection and VPN connectivity to managed service customers

AFOP Previews New Products for OFC
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Alliance Fiber Optic Products will present new WDMs, optical add/drop modules, and planar lightwave circuit splitters at OFC

IFC Opens Credit Facility for Fabrinet
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

International Finance Corp. agrees to open a credit facility in Thailand for Fabrinet for an undisclosed amount

Passavé Ships EPON Silicon
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Passavé Technologies announces volume production of its seond-genartion EPON silicon, with a customer list of 20 telecom OEMs

Chinese Buy Analysys Modelling Tool
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

China Telecom Research Institute and Huawei Technologies have licensed the STEM network investment model from Analysys

Inphi Debuts Laser Drivers
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Inphi launches 12.5-Gbit/s single-ended Mach Zehnder (MZ) drivers to extend network reach in metro, long haul, and ultra long haul markets

EXFO Launches Automated Loss Test Set
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

EXFO introduces FOT-930 MaxTester for network service providers, installers and contractors, as well as cable TV operators

UDT Sensors Launches Photodiodes
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

New line of silicon avalanche photodiodes feature fast response and high sensitivity

LxSix Gets Six Sigma
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

LxSix Photonics receives SO 9001:2000 Quality System Certificate from SGS International, complementing six-sigma quality program

Blueriver, Telekenex Select Taqua
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

CLECs have chosen Taqua's iX7000 next-generation Class 5 packet switch for voice and data applications

Interoute Wants LamdaNet Assets
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Interoute confirms its interest in acquiring the assets of LambdaNet Communications as strategic expansion in Germany

Analog Devices Demos Signal Processing
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Semiconductor developer Analog Devices demonstrates advanced signal processing technology at OFC

Kotura Intros 100GHz UltraFilter
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Programmable optical filter provides for wavelength blocking, dynamic channel equalization, ROADM, and wavelength routing

Carriers Back OSS/Java Council
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

OSS through Java Initiative to form advisory council including Vodafone, BT, Deutsche Telekom/T-Systems, and QinetiQ

Galazar Touts Ethernet Over Sonet Framer
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Galazar Networks announces availability of its Ethernet over SONET/SDH framer for OC-3/STM-1 applications

LightConnect Exec Joins Sierra
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Peter Clark, previously president and CEO of LightConnect, takes reigns at Sierra Monolithics

Teja Intros IPv6, Partners With Adlink
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Teja Technologies introduces IPv6 forwarding application for Intel network processors; supports Adlink's network processor blade

Samsung Selects TranSwitch for WCDMA
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Samsung uses TranSwitch's CellBus technology and CUBIT switching devices for its WCDMA and 3G CDMA wireless platform

Cisco Intros Video Telephony Solution
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Cisco launches new video telephony solutions for its IP communications system

ASIP Intros Optical Subassemblies
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

ASIP integrates electro-absorption modulated lasers into two low-cost transmitter optical subassemblies

ZTE Gets $500M Export Credit
News Wire Feed | 2/19/2004

Buyer´s credit arrangement worth US$500 million concluded between the Export-Import Bank of China and ZTE Corp.

ADC Reports Q1 Results
News Wire Feed | 2/18/2004

Net sales totalled $168 million. Break-even earnings per share.

Agilent Goes to College
News Wire Feed | 2/18/2004

Boston University Photonics Center unveils new integrated optics laboratory in cooperation with Agilent Technologies

Spanish CLEC Deploys Ciena
News Wire Feed | 2/18/2004

Red Eléctrica Telecomunicaciones has selected Ciena’s DN 7 series multiservice switching platform for its national network

KTH Picks Axerra Packet Platform
News Wire Feed | 2/18/2004

Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) implements Axerra's multiservice over packet solutions to provide wireless access for students

Alfalight Names CEO
News Wire Feed | 2/18/2004

Alfalight has appointed Mohandas Warrior as its president and chief executive officer

BT Joins Industry Alliance
News Wire Feed | 2/18/2004

ATIS adds BT to its membership; technology officer Mick Reeve joins ATIS's board of directors

Red Electrica Picks Ciena MS Switch
News Wire Feed | 2/18/2004

Red Electrica has selected Ciena's DN 7 series multiservice switching platform for network expansion and migration to MPLS

Engana Intros Tunable Filters
News Wire Feed | 2/18/2004

Engana announces LambdaSelect tunable optical filter module for reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers

wx3 Picks Hotsip for Multimedia Apps
News Wire Feed | 2/18/2004

Swedish operator wx3 deploys Hotsip's application server, presence engine, and active contacts client for telephony and multimedia services

NSG America Expands Phillipines Facility
News Wire Feed | 2/18/2004

NSG America expands low-cost manufacturing services in the Philippines through its Original Opti-Sourcing program

Marvell Intros Port Multiplier, Selector
News Wire Feed | 2/18/2004

Marvell releases 88SM4140 Serial ATA II 1:4 port multiplier and 88SM4030 Serial ATA II port selector for scalable and redundant stoareg subsystems

FTTH Comms Picks ADC Gear
News Wire Feed | 2/18/2004

FTTH Communications deploys ADC's fiber distribution terminals in its all-fiber network to offer residential services

Bookham Touts Tunable Laser Performance
News Wire Feed | 2/18/2004

Bookham Technology will describe breakthrough performance for cost-effective, high-power wideband tunable laser at OFC

Marvell Ships Gigabit Controller Device
News Wire Feed | 2/18/2004

Demonstrates Yukon EC Gigabit controller device for PCI Express motherboards at Intel Developer Forum

Telecom Italia Boosts Profits
News Wire Feed | 2/18/2004

Group operating profit for 2003 was €14.3B, an increase of 1.9% year on year; revenues were down 1.8% to €30.9B

NEC Presents Research at ISSCC
News Wire Feed | 2/18/2004

NEC will present joint chip research at the International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC)

Lumics Launches Pump Laser
News Wire Feed | 2/18/2004

Lumics introduces laser module with up to 2.5W output power from a multi-mode fiber

NTT Picks Turin for Ethernet Deployment
News Wire Feed | 2/18/2004

NTT Communications has selected Turin's Traverse multiservice transport platform to support its Ethernet leased line services

Tiscali Picks Redback for Euro Network
News Wire Feed | 2/18/2004

Redback provides its SmartEdge 800 Service Gateway platform to Tiscali for MPLS VPN and DSL services in Europe

CoSine Announces Q4 and 2003 Results
News Wire Feed | 2/18/2004

Fourth quarter revenue was $2.4M for a net loss of $10.2M or $1.03 per share, compared with revenues of $4M and a loss of $8.2M in 4Q02

TeraChip Demos Intel Interoperability
News Wire Feed | 2/18/2004

TeraChip announces interoperability of its switch fabric with Intel's IXP2800 network processor for AdvancedTCA chassis

JDSU Picks K2 Optronics' Laser
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

JDS Uniphase selects K2 Optronics' EC48 external cavity laser for extended-reach DWDM transmitter modules

Emcore Ships Media Converter
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Emcore announces the first design win for its QTR 3400 SmartLink Media Converter and begins shipment to key customer

Broadwing Names VOIP VP
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Mark Pugerude to lead Broadwing's VOIP rollout, expected later this year, as vice president and general manager of softswitch services

Quake Launches 10G PHY Chip
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Quake Technologies launches the QT2022, its third-generation, integrated ultra-low-power 10-Gbit/s serial-to-XAUI PHY device

Metrobility Remodels Ethernet Systems
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Metrobility introduces a new model for its Radiance Optical Ethernet System, targeting end-to-end management of Metro Ethernet services

2Wire Bundles DSL, Satellite TV
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

2Wire unveils first platform that enables service providers to offer bundled DSL and satellite TV services through one set-top box

Net.com Gets FEC Patent
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Net.com awarded U.S. patent for forward error correction (FEC) in VOIP transmission

Princeton Goes Transcontinental
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Princeton Optronics successfully trials its full C-Band, tunable laser in a transoceanic transmission

Eblana Intros Lasers, Transmitter
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Eblana launches uncooled laser diode emitting at 1.5 mm wavelength for use in optical fibre based FTTH/FTTP and PON applications

Zarlink Launches TDM Switch Chips
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Zarlink Semiconductor introduces family of nine low- to mid-density TDM/TSI switches for converged and wireless networking equipment

ADVA Announces Polish Customer
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Polish Optical Internet initiative, Pionier, uses ADVA's fiber service platform to deliver 10 Gbit/s bandwith across 2,600km

MetaSolv Provisions Brazilian DSL
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Brasil Telecom implements MetaSolv's portfolio of network resource management and multiservice activation to deliver DSL services

DuPont Intros VOA Arrays
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

DuPont Photonics introduces integrated variable optical attenuator arrays for WDM systems and optical add drop multiplexer modules

Savvis Raises Funds, Manages C&W US
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Savvis completes $200M debt financing and $52M sale lease-back, which it will use to operate and manage the assets of C&W America

Cisco Supports Power Over Ethernet
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Cisco provides standards-based 802.3af power over Ethernet capabilities across its Catalyst intelligent switching series

FLAG Announces New Network
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Falcon high-capacity resilient loop submarine cable system in Middle East will link to Eqypt and Hong Kong via India

Juniper Launches Edge Platform
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Juniper intros 10-Gbit/s multiservice edge platform for Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, and a frame and ATM service emulation toolkit

Level 3 Expands in Europe
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Level 3 Communications adds (3)Link wavelength and Ethernet services for metropolitan area networks to its portfolio in 36 cities

Tellabs Enhances Multiservice Routers
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Tellabs upgrades its 8800 series of intelligent multiservice routers with feature package version 3.1 to address data service needs

Softbank BB Picks Sonus for VOIP
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Softbank selects infrastructure for Sonus Networks for VOIP network deployment to support its Yahoo! BB subscriber growth

VoEx Names Senior VP
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

VOIP network services and integration provider VoEx has appointed James Ball as senior vice president of strategic relationships

3SAE Touts Fiber Stripper
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

3SAE develops Burst Technology for fiber stripping to exceed the tensile strength and cleanliness of laser stripped optical fibers

Little Optics Manages Polarization
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Little Optics develops family of integrated polarization management elements for its optical ASIC library

Navtel Demos MPLS DS-TE Testing
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Supported MPLS Differentiated Service - Traffic Engineering (DS-TE) for routing and signaling control protocols at MPLS World Congress

Arrayed Fiberoptics Intros Tech Platform
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Arrayed Fiberoptics unveils Vertical Fiber Integration, its technology platform for fiberoptic components

Accelink Unveils Tunable Power Splitter
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Accelink Technologies launches tunable power splitter to improve performance and reduce costs

Nortel Partners on VOIP
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Nortel launches triple play strategy; partners with France Telecom, Keymile, and Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago

Probe: Optical Switch Sales to Grow
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Optical switch market will increase from $392M in 2003 to $663M by 2008, Probe Group forecasts

Oki Launches New Optical Switch
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Oki Electric Cable develops compact ZFalcon mechanical multi-channel optical switch offering low insertion loss and low power consumption

Archcom Completes VSK Merger
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Archcom Technology, provider of optical transmitters, completes merger with VSK Photonics, provider of optical receivers

Missouri Telecom Picks MetaSwitch
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Missouri Telecom installs MetaSwitch's VP3500 Class 5 switch for its residential and business VOIP services in Southwest Missouri

EXFO Launches GigE Tester
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

EXFO introduces Packet Blazer Gigabit Ethernet solution for remote testing and turn up of Ethernet services

Eblana Names Head of NA Sales
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2004

Daniel Tine has been appointed head of North American sales and business development at Eblana Photonics

CommPartners Uses Acme Packet
News Wire Feed | 2/16/2004

CommPartners deploys Acme Packet's Net-Net session border controllers to provide hosted IP services to its broadband partners

Shell Uses C&W in Nigeria
News Wire Feed | 2/16/2004

Cable & Wireless provides fully managed fixed-line IP connectivity service to Shell in Nigeria using its SAT3 cable system

TIA Adopts New Test Procedures
News Wire Feed | 2/16/2004

Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has adopted new fiber optic measurement methods and test procedures

BT Picks Alcatel for Ethernet
News Wire Feed | 2/16/2004

BT introduces new Ethernet services over its existing network infrastructure, based on Alcatel's multiservice platform

Export Credit Boosts Huawei
News Wire Feed | 2/16/2004

Huawei signs $600M export credit framework agreement with Export-Import Bank of China to support its development overseas

Syntune Intros Wideband Tunable Lasers
News Wire Feed | 2/16/2004

Syntune to introduce its new family of widely tunable lasers at OFC

Kailight Sets 2R Distance Record
News Wire Feed | 2/16/2004

Kailight Photonics 2R regenerator carries optical signal over 20,000 kilometers in network loop test, breaks world record

Motorola Names Semiconductor Firm
News Wire Feed | 2/16/2004

New company to be named Freescale Semiconductor; separation planned for later this year

Adaptif Photonics Intros PMD, PDL Testers
News Wire Feed | 2/16/2004

Adaptif Photonics announces PMD and PDL test solutions for optical components, fibers, and cables

PointOne Launches Hosted VOIP Service
News Wire Feed | 2/16/2004

PointOne trials hosted IP telephony solution for carrier, enterprise, and consumer markets

ZTE Launches Long-Haul DWDM System
News Wire Feed | 2/16/2004

Says it can support 160 channels, each carrying 10 Gbit/s, over a distance of 5,000 km without OEO regeneration

Marconi Adjusts Exec Option Plans
News Wire Feed | 2/13/2004

Marconi adjusts executives' options to acquire ordinary shares in the company, in line with its one-for-five share consolidation

SIP Interop Test Starts
News Wire Feed | 2/13/2004

The 14th SIPit event has begun testing the functionality of Session Initiation Protocol devices

OCPI Offers GigE CWDM
News Wire Feed | 2/13/2004

OCP adds multi-rate CWDM modules with DDM functionality to its SFP portfolio supporting Gigabit Ethernet applications

XO Wins Allegiance Auction
News Wire Feed | 2/13/2004

XO Communications purchases Allegiance's assets and subsidiaries for $311M in cash and 45.38M shares

Telus Gets Back in the Black
News Wire Feed | 2/13/2004

Reports Q4 net income of C$49.6M or C$0.13 per share, compared with a net loss of C$139.2 or C$0.41 per share in 4Q02

France Telecom, Ericsson Partner on IP Apps
News Wire Feed | 2/13/2004

France Telecom and Ericsson form strategic alliance to jointly develop IP multimedia services for consumers

IDC Forecasts European Market
News Wire Feed | 2/13/2004

Telecom network services market in Western Europe will grow by 4% this year, predicts IDC

Telindus Announces Results, Strategy
News Wire Feed | 2/13/2004

Telindus reports net loss of €8.2M, compared with a net loss of €21.3M in 2002, announces Flagship 2006 strategy

California Eastern Labs Previews OFC Stuff
News Wire Feed | 2/13/2004

California Eastern Laboratories will showcase its NEC fiber optic laser and detector modules at OFC

MesoPhotonics Gets $10M
News Wire Feed | 2/13/2004

Disruptive photonic crystal technology developer Mesophotonics raises $10M in second round financing led by Quester

KPN Bags €45M KLM Deal
News Wire Feed | 2/13/2004

KLM awards KPN a five-year €45M contract to manage its communications network and upgrade to an IP VPN

Telenor Boosts Revenues
News Wire Feed | 2/13/2004

Fourth quarter revenues were up 6% to NOK 13.8B compared with 4Q02; operating profit was NOK 2.2B compared with a loss of NOK 2.1B

Dell'Oro: 10 Gbit/s Prices Slump
News Wire Feed | 2/13/2004

Average selling price of 10-GigE ports fell sequentially by almost 60% in Q4, increasing shipments by 288%

Iliad Reports 2003 Revenues
News Wire Feed | 2/13/2004

Consolidated revenues were up 82.9% to €293M in 2003; Iliad added 385,000 new ADSL customers and 62,000 One.Tel subscribers

OECD Backs Broadband
News Wire Feed | 2/13/2004

OECD calls on governments to develop broadband, emphasizing economic and social importance

Verizon CEO Wants Policy Reform
News Wire Feed | 2/13/2004

Verizon chairman and CEO Ivan Seidenberg calls on Congress to enact a major reform of US telecom policy

Synergy: Router Market Up 1% in Q4
News Wire Feed | 2/13/2004

Worldwide router market has increased for three consecutive quarters, driven by higher IT spending and IP/MPLS deployment

Corvis Posts Q4 Loss
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Revenues were $142.5M, up from $7.1M in 4Q02, for a net loss of $55.4M ($0.12/share), down from a loss of $190.2M ($0.47/share)

IMC Intros PCI Express Chips
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

IMC Semiconductor introduces PCI Express chips for graphics and computing markets, which it will demo at the Intel Developer's Forum

Forrester: Comcast/Disney Makes Sense
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Comcast could use the takeover of Disney to jump-start video on demand and shape the future of on-demand media, says Forrester

Fibrelink Goes Into Sewers
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Fibrelink Scotland partners with Scottish Water to deliver a broadband network through Scotland's sewer system

Towin Has Something to GRIN About
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Towin Group announces its GRIN lens output will reach 800,000 pieces this year

u2t Photonics Targets US
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Optoelectronic components provider strengthens its US sales and customer support through TeraComm and UR Group

EXFO Intros Handheld Testers
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

EXFO introduces 300 Series of handheld test instruments targeted at the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) installation market

Avanex Makes $40.2M Placement
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Announces private placement of 7,319,761 shares at $5.49 per share for aggregate gross process of around $40.2M

OCP Intros Escon, Fast Ethernet Modules
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Optical Communication Products adds fast Ethernet and Escon SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) transceiver options to its product line

BroadLight Closes $11.5M Round
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Semiconductor and optical transceiver supplier BroadLight has raised $11.5M in a third round of funding led by Israel Seed Partners

Quintum Tool Monitors VOIP
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Quintum debuts VOIP net management solution that monitors alarms, call events, and call detail records on Tenor-equipped VOIP networks

Equant Posts Full 2003 Results
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Net loss for 2003 was $356M or $1.22 per share, down from a net loss of $590M or $2.01 per share the previous year

PTCL Picks Huawei for Wireless Local Loop
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Huawei becomes Pakistan Telecom's partner in deployment of a CDMA450 WLL (wireless local loop) network in Pakistan

China Netcom Acquires Asia Netcom
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

China Netcom takes full control of Asia Netcom; company will continue to operate as a stand-alone subsidiary

France Telecom Posts Annual Results
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

France Telecom beats targets for 2003, reports net income of €3.2B, compared with a net loss of €20.7B in 2002

AlwaysON Launches IP Centrex
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

AlwaysON launches virtual telephony service based on Sylantro Systems' solution; wins £4M contract with managed offices provider

Siemens ICN Gets Positive
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Siemens ICN completes restructuring, focuses on innovation through LifeWorks concept

Tellabs Appoints New CEO
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Krish Prabhu, recently a partner at Morgenthaler Ventures, has been chosen as CEO for Tellabs and joins the board of directors

Cisco, Microsoft, Target SMBs
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Companies collaborate on solution development and optimization, marketing, and channel programs for small and medium-sized businesses

Marconi Reports Q3 Figures
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Sales were £408M, compared with £389M in Q2 and £456M in Q3 the previous year; group operating loss was £66M, up from £62M in Q2

Teracom Tests IPN's VOIP Gear
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Teracom to begin testing DataLogic subsidiary IPN's VOIP servers and IP phones for deployment in China

Dutch Player Uses PacketFront
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Dutch property developer Rentré Wonen builds operator independent network based on PacketFront's Intelligent Broadband solution

BT Q3 Revenues Down, Profit Up
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

BT Group turnover was down 2.6% to £4.58B in Q3 from £4.70B in Q3 the previous year; profit after tax was £382M, up 8% from £354M in 3Q02

Polish Operator Picks Nortel Switches
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Telekomunikacja Polska deploys Nortel's Passport 20000 multiservice switches to upgrade its network and roll out VPN and MPLS services

TeliaSonera Posts 2003 Results
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Full-year net income increased to a record SEK 7.7B or SEK 1.64 per share from a loss of SEK 32.9B or SEK 7.03 per share

ECI Cuts Loss in Q4
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

ECI Telecom's net loss was $13.6M or $0.13 per share, down from a net loss of $14.7M in Q3, but up from $7M or $0.07 per share in 4Q02

Go2Call Deploys Kagoor to Deliver VOIP
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Kagoor has provided its VoiceFlow remote Network Address Translation traversal application to VOIP calling services provider Go2Call

Economitel Selects Excel and Emergent
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Excel and Emergent Network Solutions have deployed a VOIP network for Dominicam carrier Economitel

Analog Simplifies Transceiver Development
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Analog Devicers announces SFP reference design for optical transceivers and transceiver modules providing a complete MSA chipset

Cisco, MERA, Quintum Join ITXC Program
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

ITXC launches VoIPLink Ready program with infrastructure vendors to establish and maintain VOIP interoperability with ITXC.net

Intel Builds Modulator in Silicon
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Intel creates photonic fiber optic modulator from silicon

Hymite Boasts Testing Breakthrough
News Wire Feed | 2/12/2004

Hymite and Nanofocus announce breakthough in wafer-scale hermeticity testing of packaged optoelectronic and MEMS devices

Sonus Explains Delay in Q4 Results
News Wire Feed | 2/11/2004

Sonus Networks and its auditors have identified problems that may affect its financial statements for 2003 and possibly prior periods

MCI Wants a Chapter 11 Extension
News Wire Feed | 2/11/2004

The company formerly known as WorldCom files for a 60-day extension to conclude the Chapter 11 process

TI Subsidiary Picks VocalTec VOIP
News Wire Feed | 2/11/2004

Intelcom San Marino, a Telecom Italia subsidiary, deploys VocalTec platform to support its international wholesale business operations

Salira Wins China Unicom Deal
News Wire Feed | 2/11/2004

China Unicom selects release 2.2 of the Salira 2000 platform to deliver broadband services to five cities in the province of Guangdong

Z-Tel Gets Into VOIP
News Wire Feed | 2/11/2004

With help from Acme Packet and Ubiquity, Z-Tel differentiates its planned broadband offering with highly personalized services

Sagitta Licenses Corning Connector Tech
News Wire Feed | 2/11/2004

Sagitta licenses automated optical fiber connector assembly manufacturing technology from Corning Cable Systems

Comcast Makes Offer for Disney
News Wire Feed | 2/11/2004

Comcast proposes a merger with The Walt Disney Company, valuing Disney at $66B; Disney promises to consider

Tekelec Expands in India
News Wire Feed | 2/11/2004

New office in Delhi establishes Tekelec's direct operations in India

Kawasaki Licenses Mysticom PHY
News Wire Feed | 2/11/2004

Mysticom’s DSP-based 10/100 Mbps Ethernet physical (PHY) core, will add a 10-Mbit/s or 100-Mbit/s Ethernet interface to Kawasaki's ASICs

Parama Networks Closes $7M Round
News Wire Feed | 2/11/2004

Fabless semiconducter company has raised $7M in its Series B round of funding led by Menlo Ventures

Equant Signs 1,000th VPN Customer
News Wire Feed | 2/11/2004

STMicroelectronics signs three-year IP VPN contract with Equant to migrate from frame relay

IBM Teams With Eagle Broadband
News Wire Feed | 2/11/2004

IBM and Eagle Broadband team to deliver fiber-based broadband networks and services to residents, schools, hospitals, and businesses

FT and Siemens Form Partnership
News Wire Feed | 2/11/2004

France Telecom and Siemens have agreed to jointly develop new generation network architecture for interoperability of mobile and fixed networks

Wanadoo Ups Broadband Revenues
News Wire Feed | 2/11/2004

Net income for 2003 was €159M, compared with €30M in 2002; broadband customers increased to 2.45M, or 27% of total customer base

Nortel Names New Test Partners
News Wire Feed | 2/11/2004

Creates core interoperability lab, announces VOIP and multimedia testing program with industry vendors to help speed time-to-market

IPVoice Grabs DCI Stake
News Wire Feed | 2/11/2004

IPVoice signs letter of intent to acquire a 51% stake in homeland security technology company Digital Integration

AFS Picks Nortel for Optical Ethernet
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

American Fiber Systems selects equipment from Nortel Networks to deliver end-to-end Optical Ethernet solutions to customers

NPF Gains Three Members
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Nortel Networks, and NTT Electronics join the Network Processing Forum

FLAG Names Regional Presidents
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

FLAG Telecom appoints Owen Best president of Asia/Pacific and Walid Irshaid president of Middle East and Africa

Infonet Appoints EMEA President
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Infonet Services appoints Harry van Streun as President of Europe, Middle-East, and Africa (EMEA)

Alcatel Demos MPLS Interoperability
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Alcatel multiservice IP platform demonstrates interoperability of MPLS-based QOS features at the MPLS Congress

Aelis Takes Alka Swanson
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Former JDSU executive named to advisory board of dispersion management technology developer

Phyworks Claims Chip First
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Phyworks announces new EDC integrated circuit, the first 10-Gbit/s device to integrate dispersion compensation and re-timing

SBC Picks Siemens for VOIP Applications
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Siemens ICN wins a contract to provide the SURPASS Business Connection solution for SBC's PremierServ hosted IP service

FLAG Names New Board, Execs
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

New governance structure follows FLAG's amalgamation with Reliance Gateway; Reliance chairman Mukesh D Ambani chairs FLAG board

Westell Adds VOIP to Modems
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Announces TriLink portfolio of VOIP products for residential customers and SMEs

Danville Deploys World Wide Packets
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

LightningEdge suite from World Wide Packets has been selected to deploy a fiber optic network in Danville, Virginia

Acterna Turns a Corner
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Test and measurement solutions provider Acterna announces it returned to profitability last quarter following debt restructuring

Telmex Uses Tekelec Solution
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Tekelec sells advanced signaling solutions suite to Teléfonos de México

USA Datanet Picks Global X for VOIP
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

USA Datanet selects Global Crossing's VOIP platform to deliver voice, data, and enhanced services to residential and business customers

3PAR Secures $32M
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Utility Storage provider 3PAR raises $32M in fourth round funding led by Menlo Ventures

S&P Negative on Russia's STC
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Outlook for Southern Telecommunications revised from stable to negative on increase in negative free operating cash flow in 2003

RAD Showcases Ethernet Over SDH/Sonet
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

RAD Data Communications will present its Ethernet access solutions, including GigE converters and a termination unit, at CeBIT

New Edge Goes Into BellSouth Territory
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

New Edge adds BellSouth's DSL to its managed network service offerings, as part of its BigFoot initiative

MERA Launches LAN PBX VOIP Software
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

MERA Networks introduces its interoperable VOIP Key System for small to mid-sized businesses

Viatel Targets $60M Funding
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Viatel signs non-binding term sheet with Morgan Stanley and Co., Ahab Capital Management, CFSC Wayland Advisers, and Varde Partners

Telecom Italia Picks Marconi for SDH
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Marconi provides network equipment to Telecom Italia to optimise SDH transmission for its broadband services

MetaSwitch Displaces Legacy Switches
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Project Mutual Telephone in Idaho and Tri-County Telephone in Wyoming deploy MetaSwitch to replace Nortel and Lucent Class 5 switches

Telefonica Picks Cisco for DSL
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Telefonica de España deploys Cisco 10000 to upgrade its RIMA IP network and meet demand for its residential and business DSL services

Bookham Cuts Loss in Q4
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Bookham Technology reports net loss under UK GAAP down 75.7% from £29.2M in Q3 to £7.1M in Q4; net loss under US GAAP was £5.5M

Aperto Wins Ultravisión Deal
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Ultravisión announces it has deployed Aperto's 2.5 GHz wireless broadband access systems in Mexico

Widevine Gets $13M From VCs
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Content protection vendor snaps up $13 million in new funding as video over broadband market heats up

SIP Forum Adds New Members
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

IBM Internetworking Alliances, IBM Software Group Israel, Polycom, SightSpeed, Spirent, Tandberg, TeliaSonera, and Xten join SIP Forum

ADVA Confirms 4Q03 Guidance
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Expects revenues were between €23M and €24M in Q4; anticipates €22M to €24M in revenues during Q1 with stable or slightly lower operating profit

Translucent Wins Optical Silicon Patent
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Translucent has been awarded a core 'optical gain in silicon' patent

Alcatel, Draka Form Joint Venture
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Alcatel and Draka combine their optical fiber and communication cable businesses to form a joint company

TeliaSonera Picks Hotsip for VOIP
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

TeliaSonera deploys Hotsip's server and client products for its residential VOIP service

E2O Completes GigE Collection
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

E2O launches SFP long wavelength transceiver to support Gigabit Ethernet on a single mode fiber up to 120 kilometers

Mintera Names Sales SVP
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Bob Cantarutti joins Mintera as senior vice president of sales and marketing

Ample Communications Raises $15M
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Fabless semiconductor company Ample Commmunications has completed a $15M third round of private venture financing

Mysticom Extends 10-Gig Copper Reach
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Mysticom Semiconductor, JAE Electronics, and Gore demonstrate 10-Gbit/s data transmission over 30 meters of InfiniBand copper cable

Lynx Signs Channel Partners
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Lynx signs Bert Technologies, Choicecomm, and Leonard Associates as channel partners for its family of plug-and-play photonic switches

Newport Intros PCF Product Line
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Newport launches line of pre-packaged Photonic Crystal Fiber products for lab research

DLC Port Shipments to Reach 10B
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Probe Group predicts sales of digital loop carrier (DLC) ports will nearly double to over 10 billion ports by 2007

T-Systems Launches Wholesale IP VPN
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

T-Systems ICSS launches wholesale IP-VPN solution for carriers and service providers

Actelis Adds to Ethernet Arsenal
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Actelis Networks introduces point-to-multipoint, Ethernet-over-copper platforms, and an Ethernet-over-copper solution

NTT Showcases Caspian Routers
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2004

Flow-based routing breakthrough demonstrated by NTT Labs, University of Tokyo, and University of Illinois using Caspian Apeiro routers

eBiscom and FastWeb to Merge?
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

eBiscom's board of directors tells its management to investigate the feasibility and advisability of a merger with FastWeb

Arris Targets Government Sales
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Names Bruce Downs vice president of sales and marketing for its newly created government sales department

Wintegra Adds Access Processors
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Wintegra announces availability of its next-generation Access Packet Processors - the WinPath 787 and 747 devices

Lucent Teams With BroadSoft
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Lucent and BroadSoft partner to deliver enhanced VOIP technology; Choice One becomes the first to trial the combined solution

Corvis to Sell $300M in Notes
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Corvis agrees to the private placement of up to $300M of senior unsecured convertible notes to several institutional investors

Carriers Line Up for MPLS Demo
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Twelve companies will demonstrate QOS-enabled VPN service over an MPLS network at MPLS World Congress

Heavy Reading Analyzes SSL VPNs
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

New report from Heavy Reading delivers in-depth comparisons of all SSL VPN products now on the market

Industry Leaders Launch VOIP Initiative
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Light Reading and International Packet Communications Consortium team to create an online directory of VOIP applications software

PacketExchange Gets Musical
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

PacketExchange launches international music editing service using its ProXimity wide area peering

OnFiber Reports Rocketing Revenues
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

OnFiber Communications reports revenue increased more than 100% for the second consecutive year

Global Enhances Private Line Pricing Portal
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Global Internetworking rolls out version 4.0 of pop2pop.com, its international data transport pricing and provisioning solution

Lightmaze Offers Optical Access
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Lightmaze Solutions announces its YUMIX 4oooA CWDM/DWDM solution with 8 channels for access, metro access, and SANs

Altera Ships FPGA Software
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Altera ships Quartus II Design Software for its Stratix II FPGA family to 20,000 customers

USCarrier Chooses Fujitsu Gear
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

USCarrier Telecom has selected Fujitsu's optical access and DWDM platforms for its E-Max 1000 long haul wholesale Ethernet service

Telica Ships 3M Softswitch Ports
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Telica has deployed three million softswitch ports since it began shipping in May 2000

Juniper to Acquire NetScreen
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Stock-for-stock transaction has an approximate value of $4 billion

Allied Telesyn Bolsters Triple Play
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Allied Telesyn ships AT-TN9000 series Multiservice Access Platforms (MAPs) for FTTx triple-play services

Covad Unveils VOIP Plans
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Covad announces plans to roll out VOIP services to businesses and consumers by Q4

Telecom Services to Hit $1 Trillion
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Spending on telecom services will pass the $1 trillion mark in 2004, predicts IDC's Worldwide Telecommunication Black Book

NetScreen Ups SSL Ante
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Introduces NetScreen-SA Central Manager, a unified policy and configuration management product for its SSL VPN appliances

Z-Tel Offers VOIP to Businesses
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Z-Tel plans to launch VOIP services for the small-to-medium business market and multiple dwelling units (MDUs)

Progress Extends Into DC
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Progress Telecom Expands in Northern Virginia, doubling its POPs in Washington, DC from four to eight

Galazar Gets Big Names on Board
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Galazar Networks adds industry veterans Claude Champagne and Jozef Straus to its board as independent directors

Qwest Repackages Business Services
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Launches iQ Networking solution to simplify wide area networks for business customers

Riverstone Bags French Deal
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Completel selects Riverstone's GigE MPLS cards and software to upgrade its Ethernet network for virtual private LAN services

Tele2 Reports Q4, Full Year
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Fourth quarter operating revenue was SEK 10B, up from SEK 8.5B in 4Q02; full year operating revenue was up 20% to SEK 37.2B

NetLogic Samples Search Engine Chips
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

NetLogic announces samples of its high-density network search engine solution with fully integrated XSC interface for AMCC network processors

SIP Forum Announces Interop Event
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

SIP Forum announces the 14th SIPit interoperability event being held in Mandelieu, France

Siemens Launches Convergence Concept
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Siemens ICN to present its new service convergence concept called LifeWorks at Expo Comm

BT Wins $37M Drug Firm Deal
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

BT signs $36.8M contract to deliver and manage AstraZeneca's global IP network, increasing efficiency and reducing costs

Ixia Simplifies VPLS Testing
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Introduces new automated test suite as part of its IxScriptMate application to simplify setup and administration of VPLS Testing

Marconi Wins German Cable Contract
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Marconi provides its MSH64-C add/drop multiplexer to Kabel Baden-Württemberg for its backbone network

BT Wins Bank Deal
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Financial services group Alliance & Leicester has awarded BT a £10.5M managed network deal to upgrade its WAN and migrate infrastructure to IP

Northlight Touts Transmitter
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Northlight Optronics introduces 2.5-Gbit/s direct modulated optical transmitter to extend DWDM performance for SFF and SFP transceivers

Neuf Telecom Plans TV Over DSL
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

Neuf Telecom, previously LDCom Group, selects Cisco's 7600 Series router and Catalyst 3550 Series switch for its TV over ADSL services

Rohde & Schwarz, IneoQuest Partner on VOD
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

IneoQuest combines its IP test technology with Rohde & Schwarz's MPEG-2 analysis for video on demand monitoring

DSL Service Prices Settle Down
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2004

DSL providers maintained their monthly rental charges in Q4, according to Point Topic research

Corning Sees Growth in '04
News Wire Feed | 2/6/2004

Company continues to expand LCD opportunity; reaffirms first-quarter guidance

Navtel Upgrades VOIP Tester
News Wire Feed | 2/6/2004

Release 5.3.2 of Navtel's InterWatch is a carrier-class performance benchmarking application for VOIP control, data, and transport planes

Gemfire to Buy Avanex PLC Unit
News Wire Feed | 2/6/2004

Gemfire to expand operations by acquiring Avanex's silica planar lightwave circuit (PLC) business unit in Livingston, Scotland

Rochester Tech Loves Optiwave
News Wire Feed | 2/6/2004

Rochester Institute of Technology adopts 'Optiwave for Educators' program for telecommunications engineering technology training

Turin Announces 75th Customer
News Wire Feed | 2/6/2004

Turin Networks' Traverse multiservice transport platform scores its 75th buyer

Golden Telecom Appoints COO
News Wire Feed | 2/6/2004

Golden Telecom names Michael Cupa chief operating officer, replacing Stan Abbeloos

Agere Offers DRAM Compatibility
News Wire Feed | 2/6/2004

Agere announces Samsung's Network DRAM chips and Toshiba's Network FCRAM chips are compatible with its network processors

Hifn Completes $33M Placement
News Wire Feed | 2/6/2004

Hifn announces private placement of 2.2M shares of common stock for around $33M

NKT Receives Certification
News Wire Feed | 2/6/2004

Integrated photonics component manufactuer NKT Integration receives ISO9001:2000 certification

Galileo Shortlists Alcatel Consortium
News Wire Feed | 2/6/2004

Consortium of Alcatel, Finmeccanica, and Vinci Concessions has been shortlisted by Galileo Joint Undertaking for a satellite positioning system

Veeco Meets Guidance, Wins Orders
News Wire Feed | 2/6/2004

Revenues of $76.9M and EPS of $0.03 were in line with Veeco's Q4 guidance of $70M to $76M sales and earnings of $0.00 to $0.03

Vonage Raises $40M
News Wire Feed | 2/6/2004

Vonage raises $40M in a Series C funding round led by 3i

LightPointe Attracts $17M
News Wire Feed | 2/6/2004

Optical wireless manufacturer LightPointe has raised $17M in a funding round led by Rho Ventures

MRV Launches All-in-One Transponder
News Wire Feed | 2/6/2004

MRV Communications introduces line of multi-rate dual transponders for media conversion, distance extension, and WDM

Pandatel Previews CeBIT Stuff
News Wire Feed | 2/6/2004

Network access and transmission technology provider Pandatel plans to unveil new products and redsigns for integrators and operators at CeBIT

Primus Turns a Profit
News Wire Feed | 2/6/2004

Fourth quarter net revenue was a record $339M, up 26.6% from the previous year; net income was $18M or $0.18 per share

MRV Cuts Losses in Q4
News Wire Feed | 2/6/2004

MRV Communications reports net loss of $4.9M or $0.05 per share, down from a net loss of $17.4M or $0.18 per share in Q4 the previous year

Photonics Companies Launch EPIC
News Wire Feed | 2/6/2004

Aixtron, Cambridge Display Tech, Osram Opto-Semiconductors, Philips Lighting, and Sagem launch European Photonics Industry Consortium

Ericsson Impresses in Q4
News Wire Feed | 2/6/2004

Reports net income of SEK 0.1B or SEK 0.01 per share compared with a loss of SEK 8.3B or SEK 0.58 per share in 4Q02

Equant Teams Up With Microsoft
News Wire Feed | 2/5/2004

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003-based solutions now available through Equant's portfolio of fully managed messaging services

Broadwing Wins Private-Line Deal
News Wire Feed | 2/5/2004

Will provide private-line services to members of Retex, the nation's largest not-for-profit retail technology buying consortium

Qwest Completes $1.8B Offering
News Wire Feed | 2/5/2004

Qwest announces the closing of its $1.775 billion debt offering and new $750 million unfunded revolving credit facility

TriQuint Intros Optical Engines
News Wire Feed | 2/5/2004

TriQuint Optoelectronics debuts a line of optical engine components to power any multi-sourced agreement optical module form factor

Optillion Intros 10-GigE Transceiver
News Wire Feed | 2/5/2004

Optillion launches hot swappable 10-Gbit/s Ethernet WAN PHY transceiver for direct traffic attachment to SONET/SDH metro networks

Alcatel Deploys TraceSpan Tester
News Wire Feed | 2/5/2004

Alcatel Belgium uses TraceSpan's DSL Xpert multilayer analyzer to resolve ADSL/ADSL2 interoperability issues

Level 3 Cuts Q4 Losses
News Wire Feed | 2/5/2004

Net loss was down from $247M or $0.38 per share in Q3 to $121M or $0.18 per share

10 Gig Growth Boosts Laser Market
News Wire Feed | 2/5/2004

10 Gigabit optical links will drive growth in the long wavelength laser and transceiver market, according to Strategies Unlimited

IPAG Buys Opto Speed Assets
News Wire Feed | 2/5/2004

Innovate Processing acquires the assets of Opto Speed Deutschland, extending its portfolio to include FP and DFB lasers as well SLED chips

Telia Launches Broadband Telephony
News Wire Feed | 2/5/2004

TeliaSonera announces its VOIP service for the consumer market

AboveNet Picks IXEurope for UK POP
News Wire Feed | 2/5/2004

IXEurope agrees to provide AboveNet with an additional point of presence for its London optical metro network

Alcatel Reports Q4 Loss
News Wire Feed | 2/5/2004

Fourth quarter revenue was €3.8B, a sequential increase of 29.4%; net loss for the quarter was €524M or €0.39 per share

XO Eyes Return to Nasdaq
News Wire Feed | 2/5/2004

XO Communications announces its intention to file application to trade shares on the Nasdaq National Market

EM4 Speeds Fiber Alignment
News Wire Feed | 2/5/2004

Manufacturing service provider develops high precision, submicron process for producing active optoelectronic components

Ixia Combines Copper, Fiber Testing
News Wire Feed | 2/5/2004

Ixia introduces Dual-PHY Copper and fiber-optic Gigabit Ethernet testing throughout its product line

Vitesse Completes Cicada Buy
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

Closes the acquisition of chip startup Cicada, announced last month, for $65.5M in cash

Emcore Reports Q1
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

Revenues of $23.1M are up 146 percent from the prior year; net income hits $8.1M, or 20 cents per share

Riverstone Posts Q3 Results
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

Total revenues for Q3 were between $9M and $10M; the net decrease in cash and cash equivalents during the quarter was $17.9M

Applied Opto Raises $12M
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

Applied Optoelectronics raises nearly $12M in a private placement, bringing its total capital raised to $29.2M

Luna Enhances OVA
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

Luna Technologies adds an external laser to its Optical Vector Analyzer for optical component and subassembly testing applications

Marconi Previews CeBIT NGN Demo
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

Vendor to take wraps off new multi-service next-generation network platforms at CeBIT in Hanover, March 18 to 24

Xtellus, Red-C Team on Filter
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

Red-C and Xtellus collaborate on an integrated tunable filter for use in Red-C's self-managed next-generation optical amplifier

AFC Finalizes Verizon FTTP Contract
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

Advanced Fiber Communications agrees to provide its FiberDirect solution to Verizon for fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP)

Charter Picks Arris CMTS VOIP
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

Arris supplies its Cadant C4 cable modem termination system, Touchstone modems, and G2 IMS Management Platform to Charter

iBasis Reports Q4 Results
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

Revenue increased 24% from $42.9M in 4Q02 to $53.2M; net loss was $2.6M, down from a net loss of $10.8M in 4Q02

Vendors Complete OSA/Parlay Tests
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

Sixteen companies have successfully completed Open Service Access (OSA)/Parlay interoperability tests

BT Bolsters Its ICT Story
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

BT announces its Applications Assured Infrastructure to tailor its information communications technology (ICT) to business priorities

C&W Hooks Up to India
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

Cable & Wireless extends its data network into India through a cooperative relationship with Reliance Infocomm

Israeli ISP Selects Infogate for Video
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

012 Golden Lines deploys Infogate Online’s OnDema platform to launch new on-demand services

NTT Unveils 3D Nano Fab
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

NTT announces creation of three-dimensional nanofabrication using electron beam lithography

Metconnex Raises $10.6M
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

Metconnex secures $10.6M in oversubscribed Series A financing round led by St. Paul Venture Capital and Skypoint Capital

SonicWALL Picks Cavium Processors
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

SonicWALL uses Cavium's Nitrox security processor in its PRO 2040 and PRO 5060 platforms to accelerate VPN performance

France Telecom Posts 2003 Revenues
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

Consolidated revenues were €46.1B, an increase of 3.4% on a comparable basis and down 1.1% on an historical basis

Equant Reports 2003 Earnings
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

Revenues of $2.9B were down 0.8% compared with 2002, and in line with the company's guidance

DSL.net Gets Sweet on VOIP
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

DSL.net has found its 'sweet spot' in the VOIP market according to a white paper from Connecticut Research

Altera Launches FPGA Family
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

Altera introduces newly architected, high-density Stratix II family of FPGAs, offering 25% more efficiency than the first generation

France Telecom Wins €400M VPN Contract
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

AXA Group selects France Telecom and Equant to provide IP VPN connecting headquarters, regional offices, call centres, and branches

Broadline Takes Trio for VOIP
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

Broadline Communications deploys multivendor VOIP platform from Jasomi, Nuera, and InnoMedia to reach users through NAT firewalls

Finisar Appoints More Execs
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

Finisar Network Tools names Dr. Brian Staff as vice president of marketing and Dan Lefelstein as vice president of worldwide sales

Allstream Reports on Q4
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

Net income was $17.1M, down from $24.1M in Q3 but up from a loss of $63.8M in 4Q02

Photon Kinetics Launches OTDR
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

New 8000 OTDR enables fast, highly accurate multi-wavelength measurements

TDS Telecom Picks NetScreen
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

TDS Telecom secures network with security solutions and intrusion detection and prevention systems from NetScreen

DPS, Tridium Target Telecom Operators
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

DPS Telecom and Tridium form strategic alliance to help telecom customers integrate building automation and network telemetry systems

CopperCom Upgrades Softswitch Software
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

Releases version 2.2 of software for its CSX 1100 and CSX 2100 softswitch systems, featuring IP residential and business services

Level 3 Launches Field Support Service
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

Technical field support service for colocation and dark fiber customers provides low-cost network maintenance

Continuum Hires Sales VP
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

Barry Braunstein, previously director of North American sales for IKOS Systems, has been appointed VP of sales at Continuum Photonics

Zhone Acquires Gluon Assets
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2004

Purchases assets of converged switching systems provider Gluon Networks for $7M

Zhone Reports Q4
News Wire Feed | 2/3/2004

In its first quarter as a public company, Zhone reports revenues of $23.3M and losses of $6.4M

Ciena Lowers Q1 Guidance
News Wire Feed | 2/3/2004

One stalled order will drop revenues for the quarter to an estimated $66.4M, less than expected

Cisco Q2 Profits Rise
News Wire Feed | 2/3/2004

Revenues climb to $5.4B from $4.7B a year ago, while net income climbs to $1.3B versus $991M a year ago

Movaz Wins MCI Deal
News Wire Feed | 2/3/2004

MCI s multiyear Global Master Purchase agreement with Movaz to procure and deploy its optical transport solutions

Golden Telecom Builds Ethernet MAN
News Wire Feed | 2/3/2004

Russian operator Golden Telecom deploys gigabit Metropolitan Ethernet Network in St Petersburg

Sprint Reports Q4 Results
News Wire Feed | 2/3/2004

Net revenue for the quarter was $6.7M, up 2.1% from $6.5M in 4Q02; profit was $38M, down 2.6% from $39M the year-ago quarter

Eircom Takes WiFi Home
News Wire Feed | 2/3/2004

Eircom rolls out wireless broadband service for the home and 250 additional public hotspots

Time Warner Telecom Raises $800M
News Wire Feed | 2/3/2004

Time Warner Telecom announces plans to offer $800M in Second Priority Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2011 and Senior Notes due 2014

Time Warner Telecom Cuts Losses
News Wire Feed | 2/3/2004

Net loss for Q4 was $21.3M or $0.19 per share, compared to a net loss of $243.7M or $2.12 per share for Q4 last year

NetScreen Focuses on SMEs
News Wire Feed | 2/3/2004

NetScreen expands its focus on the medium enterprise market with new channel programs, security and price/performance products

Jasomi Tackles SIP Compatibility
News Wire Feed | 2/3/2004

Jasomi Networks updates VOIP Protocol Repair Engine in PeerPoint 3.0 to resolve 30 most common SIP compatibility issues

Agere Licenses StarCore DSP Platforms
News Wire Feed | 2/3/2004

Agere enhances its portfolio for embedded solutions with licensing agreement for StarCore's digital signal processor technologies

Exponential-e Launches SDSL
News Wire Feed | 2/3/2004

Exponential-e introduces PowerDSL service for SMEs with high Internet usage

Interoute Lands IP VPN Deal
News Wire Feed | 2/3/2004

STSN selects Interoute to provide MPLS VPN services for its partner hotels in Europe

Telepak Selects White Rock
News Wire Feed | 2/3/2004

White Rock supplies its VLX2020 Sonet and VLX1010 DWDM systems for two-state expansion of Telepak's backbone transport network

Corning Licenses OFS Fiber Patent
News Wire Feed | 2/3/2004

Corning obtains license to OFS patent for use of low-water-peak fiber in wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) systems

SolarFlare Names Engineering VP
News Wire Feed | 2/3/2004

Bradley Masters has been appointed VP of engineering SolarFlare Communications

Procket Uses Spirent IPv6 Testers
News Wire Feed | 2/3/2004

Procket tests performance capbilities of its PRO/8812 router using IPv6 routing and dual-media tools from Spirent

Petroleum Geo-Services Picks Force10
News Wire Feed | 2/3/2004

Petroleum Geo-Services deploys Force10 E-Series to increase network performance in its UK data center

Avanex Announces Q2 Loss
News Wire Feed | 2/3/2004

Revenues increased from $5.3M in Q2 the previous year to $27M for a net loss of $33.5M or $0.25 per share, up from $15.9 million for 2Q03

Extreme Switch Adds 10-GigE
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

The new Summit 400 switch boasts 48 ports of Gigabit Ethernet and two optional ports for 10-Gig Ethernet

ATIS Launches VOIP 911 Committee
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions launches new committee to develop an IP-based Enhanced 911 (E911) system

Verio Names New CEO
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

Verio appoints former IBM veteran Greg Conley as CEO; founder and ex-CEO Justin Jaschke to remain with the company in an advisory capacity

Cedar Point, Motorola Team Up
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

Cedar Point and Motorola Broadband sign strategic collaboration agreement to drive deployment of PacketCable voice services

SIA: Chip Sales Up 18% in '03
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

The Semiconductor Industry Association reports that global semiconductor sales rose 18.3% to $166.4B in 2003

TraceSpan Tests BT, FT DSL
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

British Telecom and France Telecom deploy TraceSpan's DSL Xpert multi-layer analyzer for interoperability testing of ADSL/ADSL2 equipment

Agilent Demos 40-Gbit/s Backplane
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

Agilent demonstrates its signal integrity model of a 40-Gbit/s backplane assembly

InfoVista Unveils New Vision
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

Business Technology Intelligence strategy aims to help organizations synchronize technology and business performance

Natural Convergence Appoints CEO
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

VOIP software provider hires Daniel Milliard, former CEO of Group Telecom, as its CEO

Vonage Claims VOIP First
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

Vonage activates 15,000 lines in January, bringing its total past the 100,000 milestone

Laurel Appoints Don Pyle as CEO
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

Don Pyle has been named CEO of Laurel Networks, succeeding Laurel co-founder and CEO Atul Bansal, who has been named president and COO

Peleton Unveils Multi-Wavelength Laser
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

Photonic subsystem developer announces its multi-wavelength laser source (MWLS) technology

Redback Creates B'band Development Center
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

Redback opens Broadband Services Development Center to enable service providers to create and deploy value-added subscriber services

Bookham Goes 40km With XFP
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

Bookham ships 10-Gbit/s XFP transceiver modules to carry traffic over 40 km of standard single-mode optical fiber at a wavelength of 1550 nm

Radware Improves in Q4
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

Revenues increase 13% from $3.59M in 4Q02 to $4.05M; net loss was $351,000 or $0.03 per share, down from $1.09M or $0.10 per share in 4Q02

Siemens Previews CeBIT Stuff
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

Siemens ICN previews solutions for cross-network communication it will present at CeBIT 2004

Inclarity Names New CTO
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

Mark Gilliland has been appointed chief technology officer at Inclarity

KPN Wins Siemens Contract
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

Siemens A&D awards contract to Siemens for network solution to connect seven A&D locations across KPN's fiber network in Germany

Mintera Appoints President
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

Mintera has named Dr. Terry Unter as President and CEO and as a member of its board of directors

TeliaSonera Plans Ethernet Over DSL
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

TeliaSonera awards contract to Ericsson for Ethernet over DSL broadband equipment and services

Teletruth Files 'Broadband Fraud' Complaint
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

Customer alliance Teletruth files complaint with Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission over fiber-based service not delivered by Verizon

2Wire Reaches Million Milestone
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

Broadband service platforms provider announces sale of its millionth residential gateway

Fiberxon Intros New SFP Transceivers
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

Fiberxon launches single fiber bi-directional SFP transceivers for ONU and OLT applications, supporting 100 to 155.520 Mbit/s data rates

Optical Modulators Up Market Share
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

Optical modulators at 10 Gbit/s led market with 65.2% share in 2003; 40-Gbit/s modulators will reach 15.5% by 2008, says ElectroniCast

Italtel Develops OSS Software
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

Italtel implements business intelligence solution Ulisse (Ulysses) for Telecom Italia Wireline

OIF Forms Physical Layer Group
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) forms Physical Layer User Working Group to address tunable laser technology

Polychromix Raises $8M
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2004

Polychromix secures $8M in its Series B round of funding

TriQuint Packs DWDM into SFP
News Wire Feed | 2/1/2004

Claims to be the first to offer a small-form pluggable module for DWDM

TI Ships 50M VOIP Ports
News Wire Feed | 2/1/2004

Texas Instruments announces it has shipped more than 50M VOIP ports to 200 networking equipment manufacturers and designers

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