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Exfo Introduces Testing Option
News Wire Feed | 3/26/2001

The IQ-1600 Wide Area Detector can perform in-process testing of passive optical components over the S-, C- and L-bands

Sorrento Completes Stock Placement
News Wire Feed | 3/26/2001

$10 million private placement of 1,525,995 shares of common stock

PMC-Sierra Trims Guidance, Workforce
News Wire Feed | 3/26/2001

Revising its revenue guidance for Q1 ending March 31 to between $118 million and $120 million; laying off 230 employees

Intune Announces Laser Advance
News Wire Feed | 3/26/2001

The Intune SENTOR system reduces tunable laser calibration time to a matter of minutes

Marconi Increases China Presence
News Wire Feed | 3/26/2001

Wins contracts with provincial telecom operators, regional utility companies, and a cable television enterprise

Cypress Adds to Product Suite
News Wire Feed | 3/26/2001

Flowthrough and NoBL pipeline devices enhance 18-Mbit/s Sync SRAM family

Alcatel Releases Gig-Ethernet Switch
News Wire Feed | 3/26/2001

The OmniStack 8008 is an eight-port 1000-Base-SX gigabit Ethernet switch

Adva Scales Back Sales Forecast
News Wire Feed | 3/26/2001

Now expects sales of 110-120 million Euros in 2001

Lucent Announces Major Contract Wins
News Wire Feed | 3/25/2001

A half dozen European carriers are deploying Lucent gear

BATM, Lightscape Complete Co-Testing
News Wire Feed | 3/25/2001

Testing demonstrates high-performance integrated IP transmission over optical for the metro area network

360networks Names Marketing VP
News Wire Feed | 3/25/2001

Rick Roth, formerly at Level 3 Communications, to be vice president of marketing and corporate communications

Exfo Launches EDFA Test Device
News Wire Feed | 3/25/2001

IQ-12007A Multiwavelength Comb Controller enables automated control of multiple laser sources for EDFA testing applications

ITU Creates New Study Group
News Wire Feed | 3/23/2001

Aims to speed up standards making for telecom networks

New Focus Faces Stock Suit
News Wire Feed | 3/23/2001

Alleges that as a result of a misleading press release the company's stock price was artificially escalated

Motorola Eliminates 4,000 Jobs
News Wire Feed | 3/23/2001

Will reduce its workforce worldwide by approximately 4,000 positions across its three businesses within its Networks Sector

Sorrento Reports Q4 Results
News Wire Feed | 3/23/2001

Revenues were $12.4 million for the quarter; revenues for fiscal 2001 were $44.6 million

Riverstone Wraps Up Fiscal Year
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2001

Posts 326% year-over-year revenue gain, 31% sequential revenue gain

PacketLight Names Sales VP
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2001

Company's first US-based executive, James Chitkowski had been VP of Sales and Marketing for Sorrento

Lucent Inks Indian, German Deals
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2001

Tata TeleServices selects Lucent to build telephone network in Andhra Pradesh; to supply Deutsche Telekom with optical transmission systems

Optisphere Releases OADM
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2001

Remotely configurable, all-optical, add/drop multiplexer for its long-haul DWDM system was produced in partnership with JDSU

BATM/Telco Introduces IAD Platform
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2001

Telco Systems' T300 is a T1/E1 integrated access device scaled for enterprise applications

ONI Announces Sonet/SDH ADM
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2001

Newest addition to the ONLINE optical transport platform is expected to be generally available in Q2 2001

Tdsoft Announces VODSL Solution
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2001

Standards-based ELCP signaling stack software between Voice-over-DSL gateways and integrated access devices

Marconi Unveils New Products
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2001

The BXR-48000, the world's fastest hybrid switch-router; the Access Hub, one of the highest-density access solutions on the market

Marconi Expands Market Reach
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2001

More third-party partners will be able to sell Marconi's carrier-class product portfolio

Exfo Offers PDL Test Instruments
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2001

Devices for measuring polarization-dependent loss: IQ-5100B Polarization Scrambler and IQ-3400B PDL Meter

Alcatel Claims ADSL Market Lead
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2001

Increases ADSL chipset shipments by six times from 1999 to 2000, exceeding industry forecasts

Alcatel Pairs With China Telcom
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2001

Long-term agreement on mass broadband access deployment

LuxN Launches in Europe
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2001

To market multiservice optical access solutions

Microtest Enhances Product Portfolio
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2001

Adds singlemode fiber optic adapter to cable certification line

Advent Funds Redfern Spinoff
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2001

Advent International announces that it has led a $12 million Series A financing round for Redfern Integrated Optics

Nortel to Build Chinese Backbone
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2001

$10 million contract for optical backbone expected to span nearly 3,000 kilometers

Cablefree Expands Operations
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2001

An increase in manufacturing output at the company's Hampton Hill location and more outsourcing locations

VPI Moves Into Systems
News Wire Feed | 3/21/2001

Virtual Photonics is extending its product range from professional software tools to productivity systems

Keithley Instruments Touts Testers
News Wire Feed | 3/21/2001

Introduces a pulsed laser diode test system; and a new Sourcemeter for optical component testing

Texas Instruments Shipping Transceiver
News Wire Feed | 3/21/2001

Enables deployment of 10-gigabit Ethernet with transceiver targeting backplanes, switches, and routers

Yipes Provides IP Access to Fuzion
News Wire Feed | 3/21/2001

Yipes has connected Fuzion's hubs in Norcross, Georgia, and Miami, Florida

Broadcom Concludes Accounting Review
News Wire Feed | 3/21/2001

Broadcom and Ernst & Young, have been re-evaluating the appropriate accounting treatment for performance-based warrants

Williams Completes IP Network
News Wire Feed | 3/21/2001

Nationwide OC48 IP backbone network utilizes packet-over-Sonet technology

Redback Teams With NEC
News Wire Feed | 3/21/2001

Multiservice systems integrator to resell entire Redback Networks product line nationwide

ONI Intros OC48 Sonet Mux
News Wire Feed | 3/21/2001

ONWAVE OC48 Sonet/SDH add/drop multiplexer, an addition to the ONLINE optical transport platform

Alcatel Claims World Records
News Wire Feed | 3/21/2001

Has achieved a total usable throughput of 10.2-Tbit/s over 100km; and 3-Tbit/s transmission over a 7,300km transoceanic distance

OpNet Acquires Software Firm
News Wire Feed | 3/21/2001

To buy the NetMaker division of Make Systems Inc. for approximately $5 million in cash and up to 675,000 shares of OpNet common stock

Microcosm Becomes 'Coventor'
News Wire Feed | 3/21/2001

MEMS developer Microcosm Technologies Inc. is changing its name to Coventor Inc.

Siemens Wins Italian Contract
News Wire Feed | 3/21/2001

Has been selected by e.Biscom SpA, Milan, to supply fiber optic transmission systems

Teledyne, Pacific Wave Partner Up
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Preliminary outsourcing alliance for manufacture of Pacific Wave's polymer optical modulators

GN Nettest Intros 10-G Tester
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Tests performance and functionality of high-speed Sonet nets

ADC Develops Product Platform
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

First product platform to come out of its Advanced Photonics Integration Center

Alcatel Announces a Lot of Products
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Submarine pumps, Raman amps, indium phosphide modulators, and more

Exfo Introduces Analyzers
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Two new optical spectrum analyzers, the high-end IQ-5250 and the portable FTB-5240

Artis Offers Artifex
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Artifex Networking Toolkit 1.0 includes a set of models for standard and emerging protocols and realistic traffic models

HarmonyCom Releases Harmony 2.0
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

New product features of service provisioning software include rapid deployment capability and comprehensive consulting service

Telcordia Spins Out Design Shop
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Network Design Tools Inc. receives $15M in equity funding from Pequot Capital Private Equity

Euro Broadband Growth Seen to Slow
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Ovum report sees market peaking at $4.9 billion in 2005

Multilink, PMC-Sierra Collaborate
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

To develop complete 10-Gbit/s reference platforms for optical networking

Agilent Announces VOIP/VPN Test Tools
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Support stress testing of key voice over IP (VOIP) and IP virtual private network (IP-VPN) protocols

Etec Introduces MEMS Analyzer
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

MEMS Motion Analyzer can measure motions in 6 degrees of freedom, with nanometer resolution, at frequencies from 1 Hz to 10 MHz

10-Gig Transponder Agreement Expanded
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Optoelectronic component makers add new member companies to 10-gig transponder multisource agreement group

NEC Technology Powers IP Backbone
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Operational OC192 backbone crosses the United States

VIPswitch Selects Finisar
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Strategic agreement for gigabit fiber optic components

ISO Accredits Cablefree
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

ISO9001 award for optical wireless technology leader

Ilotron Invades US Market
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

It will begin selling its Optical Wavelength Switch

OIF Promotes VSR Specs
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Announces the adoption of two Very Short Reach (VSR) OC192 interface implementation igreements

Marvell Intros Voice/Video Chips
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

The Horizon™ GT-96122 supports MIPS-architecture processors, while the GT-96132 is used in PowerPCTM-based systems

Band-X Goes to South America
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Opens Latin American headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil

Ilotron Incorporates OpNet App
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

OpNet's Netbiz software being incorporated into Ilotron's network solution

Multiplex Shows Off Transmitter
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Demonstrated a 10-Gbit/s variant of its MTX-TEML tunable transmitter at OFC

Corning Reduces Guidance
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Reduces its outlook for 2001 pro forma earnings from previous guidance of $1.40 to $1.43 per share to $1.20 to $1.30 per share

Acterna Offers Troubleshooter
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

CycloneCore IP Optimizer, an in-service IP traffic engineering and troubleshooting tool for testing packet-over-Sonet/SDH networks

NEC Adds to SpectralWave Offerings
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

SpectralWave U-Node allows networks to aggregate, groom, and transport both Sonet/SDH and IP traffic

WaveSplitter Upgrades Platforms
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Has added thin-film filter and micro-optic technology capabilities

MetroPhotonics Discloses Product Plans
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

WDM multiplexer/demultiplexers employing planar waveguide technology

Agilent Announces Switch Chip
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Crosspoint switch IC is 68x68-port chip with 200-Gbit/s total throughput

Latus Chooses Nortel Vet for CEO
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Startup has named Pierre Kahhale, a former vice president of Nortel Networks, president and chief executive officer

E2O, 3M Enable Gbit Transceivers
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Short-wavelength 1.25-Gbit/s fiber optic transceivers and long-wavelength, 125-Mbit/s transceivers based on 3M’s VF-45 technology

Hitachi Inks Deal With Norlight
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Multiyear contract, worth up to $40 million, with Norlight Telecommunications to provide optical networking solutions

Agilent Offers Design Board
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Demonstrating the interoperability of AMCC’s S3038 quad SerDes transceiver with Agilent's HFBR-5908E/HFCT-5908E SFF transceivers

Proximion Presents Prototype
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

WISTOM, a monitoring device for fiber optic networks

Kymata Adds to Design Tools Suite
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

StressSelene, a software design tool, addresses mechanical stress problems for planar-based opto-electronic integrated circuits.

Kymata Names CEO, Board Members
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Mike Hickey has been appointed CEO; Spencer Punter of Bowman Capital, Kevin Lyon of 3i Group, and Bill Cockburn of BT named to board

Trellis Begins Plant Construction
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

$18 million, 60,000-square-foot, manufacturing facility in Columbia, Md.

Lightscape Demos Platform
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Demonstrates gigabit Ethernet networking over its integrated multiservice XDM optical platform at OFC

LuxN Goes European
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Provider of broadband, multiservice optical access solutions opens London HQ

DigiLens Unveils Low-Power VOAs
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Offer exceptionally low power consumption, low heat dissipation, and high dynamic range

OpNet Teams With Belgian Vendor
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

To deliver expanded portfolio of software for optical network design with injection of Comsof intellectual property

Exfo Claims Record Q2
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Sales increased 108% to US$36.3 million; net earnings increased 205% to US$7.5 million

Sensors Unlimited Ships Products
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Small, lightweight, high-resolution InGaAs video camera; 10-Gbit/s PIN receiver

MPI Launches OC192 Transmitter
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Comprising a lithium niobate-based external modulator, active bias control circuit, and the newly introduced OC192 RF amplifier

MPI, ERA Enter Manufacturing Accord
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Micro Photonix Integration Corp. and ERA Technology Ltd. announce license agreement for OC192 RF amplifier production

Palomar Automates Diode Assembly
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

Laser Diode Assembly Cell (LDA) precisely places and attaches microchips to their packaging

Corona Completes $12.4M Round
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2001

First-Round funding from KB Partners and Venture Investors, along with Intel Capital and Geometry Group

Tellium Delivers to Qwest
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Ships StarNet Modeler software to Qwest Communications International; Qwest completes testing of Tellium’s 10-Gbit/s network interfaces

Xelerated Xtolls Xecutive
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Johan Börje, the former Head of Marketing and Sales of Ericsson routers for wireless networks, named CEO

Haliplex Claims a First
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

155-Mbit/s SDH module for its HPX-300 platform offers connectivity directly to the carrier backbone for low-speed devices

Teem Shows Tiny Amplifier
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Metro EDWA™ gain block, the smallest erbium-doped waveguide amplifier on the market

Cenix Unveils Subsystems
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Three families of scaleable optical subsystems targeted for use in 10- and 40-Gbit/s systems

Onix Gets Another $70 Million
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

JK&B Capital led the third round of equity funding, with Alliance Select Investors, Essex Private Placement Fund, and others

Princeton Lightwave Touts 3 Products
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Three product families for use in either long-haul or metro area networks: the WaveHarp, WaveRider, and WavePower

Veeco Expands Test Line
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Optium Automated Filter Test and Sort System inspects and classifies thin film filters

OMM, Village Networks Team Up
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Have designed an architecture that allows Village Networks' iOPN2000 to scale to a 64x64 switch matrix using OMM's 2D MEMS technology

Fujitsu Adds Gig-Ether Capability
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Puts gigabit Ethernet interfaces on two of its multiservice platforms, FLASH600 ADX and FLASH2400 ADX

Yafo Demos 40-Gig PMD Compensator
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Compensator mitigated PMD (polarization mode dispersion) to enable error-free delivery of the 40-Gbit/s signal

Light Management Completes Platform
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

To launch the first in its line of multi-input Acousto-Optical (AO) Deflectors

IMMI Claims MEMS Breakthrough
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Puts control circuitry in an ASIC just below each mirror that's being tilted

StockerYale Dopes Fiber
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

To introduce its new line of erbium-doped fiber at OFC 2001

Lucent Launches Startup
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Component startup AraLight gets $10 million from Signal Lake Ventures, Ridgewood Capital, and Solar Venture Partners

Finisar Offers CWDM Modules
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Deliver high-bandwidth optical services to the network edge for gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and Sonet Traffic

Coherent Intros EDFA Pump Laser
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

For high-channel-count DWDM applications

NEC Eluminant to Ship PON Assembly
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

G.983.1 FSAN-compliant Passive Optical Network (PON) termination subassembly

KSaria Expands, Automates
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Has opened its first development and production center in Wilmington, Mass.; automates fiber optic components manufacturing

Multiplex Appoints CFO
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Robert J. Ott, formerly with Motorola

Artis Releases Software Kit
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Upgrades its Artifex product; releases the Artifex Networking Toolkit

Nuonics Announces Products
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

All-digital, fault-tolerant optical networking products

Cisco Introduces Metro DWDM Box
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

ONS 15200 Metro DWDM Series delivers "wavelengths-to-the-building"

Lightchip Showcases 'Versalight' Family
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Metro WDM-enabling products enable service providers to manage bi-directional, high-channel-count traffic over long distances

10-Gig Transponder Group Grows
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Optoelectronic component makers add new companies to multisource agreement group

Ciena, Cyras Co-Demonstrate
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Ciena's MultiWave CoreDirector optical core switch and MultiWave Metro optical transport system with Cyras's K2 Sonet platform

Verizon Wireless Deploys Nortel Gear
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Has deployed wireless network infrastructure equipment from Nortel in Las Vegas and San Diego

Telica Augments Switch Platform
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Addition of voice packet telephony to Plexus 9000 switching solution

Lumenon Showcases CWDM Widgets
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

1.55- and 1.31-micrometer packaged components are well suited for Ethernet-based short- and medium-haul applications

ITF Releases Polarization Pump
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Can custom-design All-Fiber Polarization Pump Combiners for use with any Raman or EDFA wavelength

'Marconi Optical Components' Debuts
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Portfolio includes high-power tunable lasers; gallium arsenide-based 10- and 40-Gbit/s modulators; and erbium doped fiber amplifiers

Agere Unveils 10-Gig Transmitter
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Features wavelength tunability of up to 20 channels spaced at 50-GHz intervals

Quantum Bridge Goes to the Edge
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

QB8000 Optical Edge Switch is a DWDM system designed specifically for access applications

Toshiba Expands Optical Portfolio
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Introduces 10-Gbit/s transponder module, transmitter, and receiver for high-speed networking and telecommunications applications

Novalux Launches Long-Haul VCSELs
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

980nm pumps, based on patent-pending NECSEL (Novalux Extended Cavity Surface Emitting Laser) technology

Nova Crystals Proves VCSEL Design
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

1310nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser for 10-Gbit/s operation

PMC-Sierra Announces Sonet Chip Set
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

CHESS-II Sonet/SDH channelization chip set to enable consolidation of metro optical networks

Alcatel in Norwegian Trial
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

One-year agreement with Telenor for a field trial of the Alcatel 1000 Softswitch

WaveSplitter Pushes 2 Products at OFC
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

25 GHz, 10-Gbit/s, 160-channel DWDM module; 8-inch planar lightguide circuit (PLC) wafer

BroadLight Announces Transceivers
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

BBT Series: 1.25-Gbit/s, single fiber, dual wavelength, point-to-multipoint, burst transceivers

Sycamore Ships Spur Modules
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Sycamore makes spur extensions more attractive by eliminating the need for one of its own boxes.

E2O Introduces Links, Transceivers
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

12-channel, 2.5-Gbit/s, VCSEL-based, parallel transmitter/receiver link pair; 1310 or 1550nm long-wavelength laser transceivers

Spectra Switch Is Liquid Crystal
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

WaveWalker 1x2 liquid crystal switch has successfully cycled more than 100 million times

Kestrel Issues Optical FDM Spec
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Waveform specification for Optical Frequency Division Multiplexing that Kestrel uses in its transmission equipment

Vitesse Delivers High-End Chipset
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

VSC8185 16:1 multiplexer and VSC8184 1:16 demultiplexer for 11.5- to 12.5-Gbit/s optical networking systems

Standards Bodies Communicate
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

The Multiservice Switching Forum (MSF) has forwarded a document regarding Bearer Independent Call Control (BICC) to the ITU-T

LightConnect Names President/CEO
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Peter O. Clark, former President and CEO of Hitachi Semiconductor (America)

Nortel Launches Next-Gen Net Solution
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Includes industry's first integrated 40- and 80-Gbit/s platform; first optical switch to support 40-Gbit/s services

Nortel Intros Net Management Suite
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Smart Optical Network Solution to include OPTera Smart OS software, OPTera Smart Agent, and Smart Management System for OPTera

Nortel Ships 40-Gig MEMS Lasers
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

For testing; scheduled for general availability in the fourth quarter of this year

Agilent Aims for Faster Installation
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

New version of Mini-OTDR reduces the time required for installation of high-count fiber cables and the location of network faults

Acterna Offers Test Devices
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

The CycloneCore IP Optimiser, for testing packet-over-Sonet/SDH networks; and the handheld 2510 10-Gig Field Services Test Module

Intense Photonics Enters DWDM Market
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

First product is a 980nm EDFA pump laser

Corvis Offers 3.2-Tbit /s Transport System
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

CorWave LR is a DWDM transmission system that can transport up to 320 OC192 wavelengths 800km, or 160 OC192s up to 2,000km

Blue Sky Unveils Optical Crossconnects
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Preliminary release of its Optical Cross Connect Switches (OXCs) for DWDM optical networks

OptiMight Launches Flagship Product
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

OMC 1600, Raman-less product for long-haul and ultra-long-haul networks

Picosecond Pulse Intros Long-Haul Amp
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Model 5865 12.5-Gbit/s driver amplifier

Zenastra Launches Tier-2 Devices
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Include a fully integrated eight-channel COADM and eight-channel VMUX

KVH Reveals Optical Fiber Plans
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2001

Preliminary specifications for the company's new 40-Gbit/s photonic fiber optical modulator

Agilent Releases Analysis Software
News Wire Feed | 3/18/2001

The Photonic Foundation Library is an enhancement to the Agilent 8164A Lightwave Measurement System

Tsunami Announces 3 CWDM Products
News Wire Feed | 3/18/2001

4-channel and 8-channel CWDM multiplexer/demultiplexers and a 2-channel coarse wavelength optical add/drop multiplexer

ONI to Demo Transport Platform
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2001

To demonstrate the ONLINE11000 Transport Platform at OFC 2001

ITF Optical Reduces Workforce
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2001

Cutting 128 people in its manufacturing operations

Optical Crossing Unveils 1st Product
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2001

OptiBridge 2500, a single channel, free-space optical transceiver that delivers 2.5 Gbit/s over distances up to 2 km

Wave7 to Open Florida Plant
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2001

ASIC/FPGA Center of Excellence in Tampa

Oplink Intros DWDM Product Line
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2001

50-GHz thin film filter for optical add/drop multiplexers

Oplink Announces Undersea Couplers
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2001

Ultra Hi-Rel couplers for use in undersea amplifiers

Exfo Releases Waveguide Analyzer
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2001

OWA-9500 Optical Waveguide Analyzer provides refractive index measurements on glass and fused silica-based devices

Agilent Device Finds Faults
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2001

Handheld Fiber Break Locator can pinpoint a break up to 94 miles away

Optical Crossing Unveils SOA
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2001

Enters fiber-optic components market with 1550nm semiconductor optical amplifier

Adaptive Broadband Revises Returns
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2001

Expects that its revenue and cost of revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2000, will be reduced by $4.0 million

Digital Lightwave Names VP
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2001

James Kiefer appointed vice president of global customer service

Charlotte's Net: 'We're Number Three!'
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2001

Charlotte's Networks to commission Spirent and The Tolly Group to authenticate ranking in Light Reading's test of core routers

Pirelli to Display Cable Wares
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2001

OFC display will focus on fiber optic cables for outside plant, premises, last-mile, and FTTx connections

Arroyo Releases DWDM Products
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2001

A complete family of Interleaver products for use in DWDM transmission systems

EXFO Completes EFOS Buy
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2001

For 3.7 million subordinate voting shares and US$25 million in cash

Polatis Trials Optical Switch
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2001

Announces initial data of 64x64 all-optical switch at OFC

Avanex Upgrades Customer Service
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2001

Dr. Charles X. Mao has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, as part of reorganization

Sunrise Shipping Tiny Tester
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2001

Claims world's smallest handheld OC48 test set

Force10 Appoints VP of Sales
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2001

Michael Kirby, formerly at Cisco, has joined the company as vice president of worldwide sales

Luminent Adds CWDM Thin Film Filters
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2001

Round out low-cost, high-speed platform supporting IEEE 10-Gbit/s Ethernet for metro/access markets

Telephotonics Unveils Metro Package
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2001

First members of Optical Application Specific Integrated Circuit family are VOA and OCM arrays

Chorum Withdraws IPO
News Wire Feed | 3/15/2001

Chorum withdraws IPO filing

Chorum Announces Two Products
News Wire Feed | 3/15/2001

PolarWave Optical Harmonic Equalizer and Dynamic Gain Tilter for advanced optical signal processing applications in DWDM networks

Alcatel Scores Taiwan ADSL Contract
News Wire Feed | 3/15/2001

Deal for 1.26 million lines is believed to be the world's largest order of ADSL lines by one telecom operator

Ceragon Wireless System Deployed
News Wire Feed | 3/15/2001

First Mark Comunicaciones España deploys Ceragon’s FibeAir 3100 311-Mbit/s wireless broadband system

OptXCon Names Marketing VP
News Wire Feed | 3/15/2001

Michael Cirella has nearly 30 years experience in high tech companies including SDL, Melles Griot, and Pirelli Optical Systems

Optisphere Issues Product Updates
News Wire Feed | 3/15/2001

New release of metro DWDM product; to use OMM's MEMS technology for its crossconnect; to present end-to-end solutions at OFC

BlazePhotonics Secures $9M Round
News Wire Feed | 3/15/2001

Celtic House Investment Partners led the first funding round for the University of Bath spinoff

FONS, BT Announce Partnership
News Wire Feed | 3/15/2001

Fiber Optic Network Solutions to integrate British Telecom's patented technology into its proprietary manufacturing processes

Cisco Reasserts Router Test Success
News Wire Feed | 3/15/2001

Claims 100% line rate IP and MPLS forwarding for OC48 and OC192 throughput

MetroPhotonics Founder Resigns
News Wire Feed | 3/15/2001

Founding director John Hollander will retain consultancy role

StockerYale Buys French Startup
News Wire Feed | 3/15/2001

Acquires KLOE SA for the development of integrated optical circuits

Broadcom Sued
News Wire Feed | 3/15/2001

Accuses company officers and directors of making misleading statements concerning the company's financial condition

Corning Sells Fiber in China
News Wire Feed | 3/15/2001

China Netcom selects Corning LEAF fiber for its next-generation optical network

Broadwing Serves New Millenium
News Wire Feed | 3/15/2001

Named exclusive network provider for New Millennium Entertainment’s high-speed Internet service

Report: Metro Access Demand to Soar
News Wire Feed | 3/15/2001

ElectroniCast study projects metro access fiber optic component consumption to reach $9.1 billion by 2004

Light Reading Disputes Cisco's Claims
News Wire Feed | 3/15/2001

Says Cisco issued an inaccurate release claiming it won Light Reading's ground-breaking test rather than Juniper

Astral Point, NetAdvantage Ink Deal
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2001

NetAdvantage to be preferred provider of optical network planning tools for Astral Point's customers

K2 Reaches Round 2 Peak: $29M
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2001

Investment in K2 Optronics now totals nearly $40 million. Bessemer Venture Partners headed the investment round

Telephotonics Picks Head Honcho
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2001

William N. Giudice as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Movaz Moves Out
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2001

Emerges from stealth mode with announcement of MEMS fabrication and IP agreement with BFGoodrich

White Rock Announces 1st Product
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2001

The world's smallest Sonet OC48 add-drop multiplexer

Light Management Group Appoints Two
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2001

Allen Karlebach, Chief Financial Officer; Joanna Little Crosby, Director, Business Development

Cisco Claims Router Test Success
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2001

Says its 12416 Internet router outperformed all other networking vendors in Light Reading's core router test

Zolo Introduces 'Zmux 2:80'
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2001

A dual-input, 80-channel DWDM device

Princeton Lightwave Releases Chip
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2001

Broadband GainChip is an indium phosphide-based semiconductor chip-on-carrier

Lara Releases Search Engine
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2001

The 100 MHz LNI7040, and the related LNS8015 Reference Design Kit, accommodating up to 128K entries

Corning Announces New Fiber
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2001

SMF-28e fiber, designed with low attenuation at the water peak, is intended for unamplified systems

Cisco Invests in Lumera
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2001

Funding round, led by Cisco, raises $24 million; other investors include The Barksdale Group, Acorn Ventures, and WRF Capital

Exfo to Release Fiber Analyzer
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2001

The NR-9200HR High-Resolution Optical Fiber Analyzer

Alliance Fiber Optic Offers ADMs
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2001

50GHz thin film filter optical add/drop multiplexers designed for long-haul and metro core networks

Cinta Announces WaveJunction
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2001

Disruptive wavelength networking architecture for delivery of bandwidth services

ADC Releases New DSLAM
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2001

The Avidia 6000, the latest addition to the company's line of next-generation DSL access multiplexers

Lynx Unveils Switch Line
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2001

Based on patented planar waveguide technology, Lynx prepares to release integrated arrays of switches

Kestrel Enhances Net Management
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2001

Enhanced Element Management System extends current offering to further enable metro and regional optical networks

Ovum: Bandwidth Prices Plummeting
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2001

Telecom companies are experiencing a share price meltdown as the bandwidth explosion has created huge supplies of new capacity

Alcatel Extends Deal With JDSU
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2001

For supply of 980nm laser chips and pump stabilizers used in pump modules for Alcatel Optronics' undersea fiber optic networks

Alcatel Launches Submarine Pumps
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2001

980nm submarine pumps for high bit-rate, DWDM submarine systems, from Alcatael Optronics

MOEC Unveils Optical Attenuators
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2001

Variable attenuators target L-band, Raman amplifiers, and free-space systems

Startup VSK Raises $18 Million
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2001

Supplier of active photonic components gets funding from Morgenthaler Ventures and Intel Capital

Oplink Announces Products, Patent
News Wire Feed | 3/13/2001

Components based on fiber Bragg gratings; variable optical attenuators; US patent for its wavelength optical circulator process

Litton and Lumenon Link Up
News Wire Feed | 3/13/2001

To team on MEMS-based photonic switching solution and configurable optical add-drop multiplexer solution

Astracon Appoints CFO
News Wire Feed | 3/13/2001

Addition of Brian J. Thompson comes on the heels of $25 million in second-round funding

Telecom Int'l Services Offers Meter
News Wire Feed | 3/13/2001

TIP Optical Return Loss Meter Adapter is used to measure optical return loss (ORL) for fiber DWDM systems

Laurel, Agilent Join on MPLS
News Wire Feed | 3/13/2001

Partnership to promote industry-standard testing specifications for multiprotocol label switching

Alcatel, Laser 2000 Enter Accord
News Wire Feed | 3/13/2001

To develop the distribution of leading-edge optical modules and subsystems in Europe

Picolight Commences Production
News Wire Feed | 3/13/2001

Announces volume production of short-reach fiber communications subsystems

Lantern CEO Touts Ethernet Solution
News Wire Feed | 3/13/2001

Nasser Hiekali urges adoption of network architecture optimizing data delivery in the metro area

Onetta Names Andy Lovit VP
News Wire Feed | 3/13/2001

18-year telecom industry executive to lead worldwide sales for Onetta's Intelligent Optical Engines

Siemens, WorldCom Claim Speed Record
News Wire Feed | 3/13/2001

WorldCom, Using Siemens/Optisphere equipment, puts 3.2 Tbit/s on existing network fiber

Williams to Deploy Narus Systems
News Wire Feed | 3/13/2001

Williams Communications will deploy Narus solutions throughout its entire network infrastructure

ADC Scores Romanian Deal
News Wire Feed | 3/13/2001

An agreement of up to $2.8 million to supply RomTelecom with BroadAccess Multiservice Access Platform

Lucent Unveils Enhanced Service Node
News Wire Feed | 3/13/2001

EXS Converged Services Platform helps application developers create enhanced services for IP and converged circuit and packet networks

ADC, Agility Combine on Standards
News Wire Feed | 3/13/2001

To enable customers to more easily design their systems around common tunable laser interfaces

Agilent, Altair Ink Agreement
News Wire Feed | 3/13/2001

Altair International owns a proprietary technology for making nanocrystalline materials

ONI Names Mitteleuropa Chief
News Wire Feed | 3/13/2001

Former Lucent exec Frank Klafki appointed Director for Central Europe, including Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

Picosecond Pulse Adds Director, Funds
News Wire Feed | 3/13/2001

Appoints Dr. Peter Cochrane of BT to Board of Directors; raises $25 million in Series A funding from Corning, others

NetLogic Shipping Search Engine
News Wire Feed | 3/13/2001

Enters volume production of NSE3128 -- largest database-size network search engine solution

Xanoptix Teams With Alcoa/AFL
News Wire Feed | 3/13/2001

Alcoa’s AFL Telecommunications' end-to-end passive optical solutions paired with Xanoptix's transceivers and fiber connectors

Marconi to Supply BT Network
News Wire Feed | 3/13/2001

Five-year agreement for SDH and DWDM equipment

Agilent Shipping Parallel Optics Modules
News Wire Feed | 3/13/2001

Surface-mount compatible, parallel-optics modules operate at 2.5 Gbit/s per channel

Novera Optics Scores $83 Million
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

Second round of funding for photonic subsystems startup led by Octane Capital Management

Tenor Opens in Scotland
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

Opens European technical development operation in Edinburgh

Luminent Goes With Mindspeed
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

Luminent selects Mindspeed Technologies' SkyRail family of SerDes transceivers for 10-gigabit Ethernet applications

Broadwing Completes Second Ring
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

Its central ring, the second of three phases of its all optical network

DigiLens to Demo Tech Advance
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

Planar waveguide technology that enables the creation of ultra-compact photonic chips

Aura Networks Closes Guangdong Deal
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

Guangdong Telecom to purchase Aura's Lancast Intelligent 7500 Chassis and NetBeacon Element and Service Provisioning Management System

ITF Optical Picks VP for Sales
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

John Herzing was most recently at Oki Semiconductor

Kymata Triples Production Capacity
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

Opens 50,000-square-foot planar fabrication, packaging, and test facility in Livingston, Scotland

Agilent Expands Tester Portfolio
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

Announces four new return-loss modules with integrated FP laser source

Radiant Upgrades Component Production
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

Thermo Optical Integrated Circuit technology used to design, manufacture, and deliver components for metro and short-haul networks

Agere Intros Polarization Controller
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

Using lithium niobate technology, it is intended for use in a polarization mode dispersion (PMD) compensator

Southampton Appoints UK Director
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

Dr. Steve Norman from Pirelli joins startup to lead manufacturing and commercialization drive

Acterna Launches Testers
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

Solution for verification of DWDM nodes, bit error rate, Q-factor testing, IP analysis, and Sonet/SDH test

Qwest VP Joins LaserComm Board
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

Michael Perusse, Senior Vice President of Network Engineering at Qwest

Agere, Agilent Agree on Standards
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

Multisource agreement for 10-gig Ethernet fiber optic transceivers, supporting the proposed IEEE interoperability standard

Vitesse Expands Switch Family
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

68x68 and 36x36 Crosspoints with 3.2-Gbit/s operation

Juniper Beats Cisco in LR Router Test
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

Light Reading commissions first ever multivendor test of routers, conducted by Network Test Inc. and Spirent Communications

Xtera Transmits in S-Band
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

eXpander employs Raman technology for multiband transmission in the S-band (1485 to 1525 nm) and C-band (1530 to 1565 nm)

AMCC Unveils OC192 Chipset
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

S3097 transmitter and S3098 receiver chipset with clock and data recovery

Ondax Secures $7.5M Funding Round
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

Investors in DWDM component startup include Alcatel and Corning

Agilent Offers OC48 Transceivers
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

Small-form-factor transceivers to be available in high volumes

Kestrel Names Marketing Chief
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

Appoints Amar Senan, formerly of Corona Networks, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing

Foundry Announces New Products
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

A second-gen platform for the NetIron Internet router, a 2-port OC48c/STM16 POS module, 2-port and 4-port OC3c ATM modules

Blue Sky Intros Programmable Laser
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

Programmable ITU laser for DWDM-based optical networks

Genoa Announces Product, Funding
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

Single-chip, multiwavelength, linear optical amplifier for metro DWDM market; $75 million third round of funding

Mindspeed Unveils 12-Port LIU
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

Company says its CX28335 line interface unit is industry’s first single-chip 12-port device

LaserComm Names President/COO
News Wire Feed | 3/12/2001

Eric Georgatos, currently the company's chief financial officer, has been named president and chief operating officer

Cisco Announces Major Cuts
News Wire Feed | 3/9/2001

Workforce reduction to include 2,500 to 3,000 temporary and contract workers and 3,000 to 5,000 regular employees

Lynx Launches NanoSecond Switch
News Wire Feed | 3/9/2001

Makes all-optical backplanes possible

Caspian CEO Quits
News Wire Feed | 3/9/2001

Grahame Rance leaves; board member David Liddle of U.S. Venture Partners takes interim post

Clarendon Raises Cash, Opens HQ
News Wire Feed | 3/9/2001

Startup opens 24,000 square-foot facility in Newton, Mass., and announces $18 million in funding

MFN Posts Q4 Results
News Wire Feed | 3/9/2001

Revenues increase 150% over 1999 to $188.2M; Fiber miles in service increase to 1.43 million

Broadcom Faces Lawsuits
News Wire Feed | 3/9/2001

Three shareholder lawsuits charge its officers and directors with violations of federal securities laws

Effnet Fires Wkit CEO
News Wire Feed | 3/9/2001

Effnet has decided to terminate Lars-Olof Guttke's contract as CEO for Wkit Security AB due to, among other causes, financial irregularities

Kymata, MESA+ Form Alliance
News Wire Feed | 3/9/2001

Kymata Netherlands and MESA+ sign contract intensifying their cooperation on MEMS and planar-based activities and services

Agilent Ships 2,500,000th Transceiver
News Wire Feed | 3/9/2001

The highest volume of small-form-factor packages in the industry

Fibernet Group Adds Wetronic
News Wire Feed | 3/9/2001

To pay approximately US$1 million for Munich-based Wetronic Automation GmbH, a LAN/WAN systems developer

Education Network Launched
News Wire Feed | 3/9/2001

Abilene, an Internet2 network, to provide universities and regional nets with broad access to high-performance networks

Alcatel Offers Options, Outlook
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2001

Board approves stock-option program covering more than 30,000 employees; previews 2001 performance

Arroyo Optics Relocates, Expands
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2001

New facilities total over 44,600 square feet of space, housing corporate HQ, manufacturing operations, and warehouse facilities

Pacific Broadband Appoints VP
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2001

Scott Woodworth, ex-Solectron, named Vice President of Manufacturing and Operations

Cidra Intros Tunable C-Band Filter
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2001

AgileWave Tunable Bandpass Filter (TBF), a 50GHz tunable filter

Symmorphix Selects Zhang
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2001

Kevin Zhang appointed Vice President of Product Development and Engineering

Nortel Issues Encouraging Words
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2001

In open letter to stockholders, CEO John Roth says company's in fine shape and lawsuits "are without merit"

Iolon Unveils Tunable Laser
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2001

Announces availability of the Apollo, a MEMS-based, tunable, external cavity laser

Finisar, Hitachi Reach Sonet Accord
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2001

Agree to standardize new digital diagnostic and monitoring functions in their Sonet OC48 SFP optical transceiver modules

Avanex Announces Optical Amplifier
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2001

Has completed a field trial of its PowerExpress Metro Bi-Directional Optical Amplifier

Bookham Cuts Workforce
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2001

To dismiss up to 150 people, or approximately 15% of its current workforce

Submarine Cable Cabal Announced
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2001

NEC Corp., Global Marine Systems Ltd., and OCC Corp. form alliance to deliver integrated submarine cable networks

LightLogic Launches DragonFly
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2001

Has started shipping second-generation 10-Gbit/s optical-electrical transponders

Florida Metro Network Lighting Up
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2001

FPL FiberNet launches fiber optic networks in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Tampa

ISO OKs E2O
News Wire Feed | 3/7/2001

ISO certifies that E2O’s manufacturing operations are in full compliance with international quality standards

Mayan Networks Lands First Customer
News Wire Feed | 3/7/2001

Mayan claims its deal with NTT subsidiary makes it the first Sonet/SDH vendor to ship revenue units in Asia

Emergia Lights Transamerican Network
News Wire Feed | 3/7/2001

25,000 kilometer network, representing an investment of $1.3 billion, connecting Miami with rest of Latin America

LayerOne Enters Agreement With TXU
News Wire Feed | 3/7/2001

TXU Communications to boost network connections through LayerOne optical transport exchanges

Adva Adds to Platform Portfolio
News Wire Feed | 3/7/2001

The FSP 1000, a new optical access feeder system joining the company's Fiber Service Platform (FSP) portfolio

MetroPhotonics Adds to Board
News Wire Feed | 3/7/2001

George Cwynar, Mosaid president & CEO, and Robert Marleau, former House of Commons clerk, have joined firm's board of directors

Nova Scotia Startup Plots Growth
News Wire Feed | 3/7/2001

Has raised US$10.5M in Series B equity financing led by Royal Bank Capital Partners; plans 50% staff growth

Ultraband Changes Name
News Wire Feed | 3/7/2001

Can you say "Novera"?

Zolo Buys Grating Maker
News Wire Feed | 3/7/2001

Optical networking sub-systems startup to acquire Hyperfine Inc.

Lightchip Names CEO
News Wire Feed | 3/7/2001

Isadore Katz, former CEO of Chrysalis Symbolic Design, joins optical networking technology startup

Xanoptix Unveils 200 Gbit/s Transceiver
News Wire Feed | 3/7/2001

Startup reveals plans for 72-channel parallel tranceiver

Tachion Hires New CTO
News Wire Feed | 3/7/2001

Mehdi Emdadi, formerly with Siemens and Sprint, joins as SVP and CTO

Phaethon Adds Bucks, Board Members
News Wire Feed | 3/7/2001

Closes $22.1M Series B funding round; adds Jeff Thermond of Broadcom and John Malone of Eastern Management Group to its board

Foundry Partners with InMon
News Wire Feed | 3/7/2001

Targets collection of traffic stats for billing, performance analysis etc

Hatteras Closes Second Round
News Wire Feed | 3/7/2001

Equipment startup also announced key hires

Hawaii I-Net Upgrades With LuxN
News Wire Feed | 3/6/2001

LuxN WavSystem will underlay I-Net's existing OC12 Sonet infrastructure

ITU Speeds Standards Process
News Wire Feed | 3/6/2001

The first two ITU standards using its new fast-track approval process have been successfully approved

CableLabs Seeking Comments
News Wire Feed | 3/6/2001

RFC for the OpenCable™ Application Platform sent to more than 400 vendors

Cirrex Announces OAMs
News Wire Feed | 3/6/2001

Enable high-speed access to metropolitan DWDM networks without colocated DWDM terminals or crossconnects

Nortel Scores 3 China Deals
News Wire Feed | 3/6/2001

Deals with three China Telecom regional carriers are estimated to be worth $44 million

ADC Unveils Web Billing Platform
News Wire Feed | 3/6/2001

Singl.eView Web enables customers to securely manage and pay bills, order services and engage in self care via the Web

ADVA Adds Access Apparatus
News Wire Feed | 3/6/2001

The FSP 1000, a new optical access feeder system, joins the company’s Fiber Service Platform (FSP) portfolio

EXFO Buys EFOS
News Wire Feed | 3/6/2001

Acquiring light-based curing technology company for 3.7 million EXFO shares and US$25 million in cash

NTT to Deploy Foundry Switches
News Wire Feed | 3/6/2001

Japanese carrier to install BigIron 8000 and BigIron 4000 gigabit Ethernet Layer 3 switches throughout its network

New Focus Lowers Guidance
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

Will lay off approximately 70 people in its U.S. workforce and 260 in training at its operations in Shenzhen, China

Blue Sky Announces EDFA Pumps
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

980nm laser pump module for erbium-doped fiber amplifiers designed for DWDM-based optical networks

Williams Increases Credit Facility
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

Citicorp USA and Lehman Commercial Paper will underwrite a $950M add-on, bringing the total senior credit facilities to $2B

Lightwave Micro Launches VOA Mux
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

Acterna Boasts Milestone
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

Ships 5000th TestPad 2310, certified as standard by Verizon and others -- industry's first DS0-to-OC48 handheld tester

Philippine Operator Deploys Redback
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

Redback will provide the SMS to support deployment of broadband Internet and cable services to over 100,000 subscribers in Manila

RHK Report: Cisco #1 in OC48 Long Haul
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

According to RHK, Cisco achieves nearly 500% growth and 9 point gain in overall Sonet market share

PMC-Sierra Releases Processor Chip
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

Multilink T1/E1 packet processing for a channelized OC12 in a single chip

Agere Offers Filter, Raman Pump
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

An L-band Raman pump module and a dynamic gain equalization filter (DGEF) module

Geyser Networks Expands
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

More than doubles the size of the company's existing facilities; expects to hire to capacity within the next 18 months

Broadcom Unveils Quad-Gig Transceiver
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

0.13-micron CMOS quad gigabit copper transceiver design dissipates less than 1.0 watt per port

Princeton Lightwave Emerges
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

To deliver high-power Raman and EDFA pump modules, source lasers, and Broadband GainChips; expects to triple its team by year's end

Onetta Shipping 'Smart' Amplifiers
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

L-band and C-band optical amplifiers are designed to carry and manage signals over long-haul and ultra-long-haul networks

Quantum Bridge Introduces New Switch
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

QB3000 Optical Access Switch targets small and medium businesses in multitenant units and campus environments

Appian Wins Big Japanese Deal
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

Sumitomo Corp. will distribute Appian’s Optical Services Activation Platform; has also invested in Appian

Iphotonics Enhances Splicing Method
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

Adopts Fujikura's latest factory specialty splicer units

Opnetics Moves to New HQ
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

DWDM components manufacturer moves from Wakefield to 20,000 square-foot facility in Peabody, Mass.

Celox Announces Product, Partnership
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

New service creation management system, the SCms, and partnership with Synchronoss Technologies

Oresis Scores $65M Round 3
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

Led by UBS Capital Americas, funding round brings total investment to more than $100 million

AXT Serves VCSEL Wafers
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

Announces the availability of its 780nm and 850nm vertical cavity surface-emitting laser wafers

Datasweep Polishes Portal Product
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

Advantage 4.0 features a Supply Chain Collaboration Portal that gives manufacturers a real-time view of manufacturing operations

Report: Optical ADM Market to Balloon
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

ElectroniCast study projects growth from $135.2M in 2000 to $3.46B in 2005 to $29.8B by 2010

Brecis Unveils 'Multiservice Processor'
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

To enable multiservice applications in next-generation customer premises equipment

Gemfire Raises $63 Million
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

C Round funding from Cisco Systems, Corning, Finisar, Intel Capital, TriQuint, and others raises total so far to more than $85 million

Gemfire Announces Products
News Wire Feed | 3/5/2001

A multiport pump source array and a multiport variable optical attenuator (VOA) array

Broadwing Reduces Share of Corvis
News Wire Feed | 3/4/2001

Has sold 2.4 million shares of its almost 8 million-share position for approximately $43 million

Qwest Suspends Daily Stock Sales
News Wire Feed | 3/2/2001

Had planned to sell 11,500 shares of stock on each trading day until June 30, 2003

Ian Thomsen Joins Optical Solutions
News Wire Feed | 3/2/2001

Named Director of Marketing, to promote fiber-to-the-home solutions

Extreme Acquires Webstacks
News Wire Feed | 3/2/2001

$15 million transaction extends Extreme's offering of IP services to Layers 4-7

360networks Posts $158M Q4 Revenues
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2001

An increase of 26% over $125 million in the fourth quarter of 1999

Looking Glass Sees $275M Round
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2001

Startup's latest funding round, including J.P. Morgan, Salomon Smith Barney, and Credit Suisse First Boston, brings total raised to $475M

Quake to Offer 2 Physical-Layer Chips
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2001

Samples of both products are now available. Shipping of production volumes will start in the fourth quarter of 2001

Intel Announces Optical Silicon Solutions
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2001

Seven optical networking semiconductors that enable equipment makers to extend the reach of their customers' optical networks

Corning Axes 825 Photonics Workers
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2001

Lays off 825 Photonic Technologies employees at its Benton Park, Pa., and Erwin Park, N.Y., manufacturing facilities

Stratos Lightwave Post Q3 Results
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2001

For the quarter ended Jan. 31, the company reported a sales increase of 17% over Q2 to more than $40M and a record net income of $4.8M

Packeteer Intros 'AppVantage'
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2001

The AppVantage ASM-90, a 100-Mbit/s wire-speed addition to the company's service-provider-targeted product line

Acterna Streamlines Testing
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2001

Acterna's ANT-20 Optical Transport Analyzer remotely tests OC48 via the Cisco ONS 15900 Wavelength Router

Sigma Launching Metro Network
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2001

Metropolitan Area Interconnect Network network is operational in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco will go online in Q2 2001

Startup Cops Award, Cisco Investment
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2001

Integrated Micromachines Inc. has received the Product of the Year 2000 Award from EE Product News -- and $25M from Cisco Systems

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