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New Top 10 List Launched
News Wire Feed | 5/31/2001

Ranks the 'Top Ten Movers and Shakers' in the optical networking industry -- and demotes fallen stars to its 'Has-Been Bin'

Corona Names Manufacturing VP
News Wire Feed | 5/31/2001

Scott Higgins will be responsible for leading manufacturing initiatives and processes for the startup

Indigo Photonics Cops £4 Million
News Wire Feed | 5/31/2001

A fair cop: Fiber Bragg grating startup gets a US$5.67 million investment from 3i Group

Solinet Closes $93M Round
News Wire Feed | 5/31/2001

Funding for optical networking equipment supplier led by US Venture Partners

CityNet to Train Sewer Workers
News Wire Feed | 5/31/2001

CityNet Telecommunications and CableRunner inaugurate in-sewer broadband deployment training center in Florida (where else?)

Quantum Bridge Enlightens Indiana
News Wire Feed | 5/31/2001

A big, ugly job -- but somebody's got to do it (it's the gateway to Kentucky!)

Wireless Forum Enjoys Growth Spurt
News Wire Feed | 5/31/2001

Ten new members join Broadband Wireless Internet Forum (BWIF)

Global Crossing Completes Pan-Euro Net
News Wire Feed | 5/31/2001

Connection of Madrid and Barcelona to the Spanish Ring marks final phase of European broadband network

Qusion Picks a CEO
News Wire Feed | 5/30/2001

Former Anadigics' Vice President of Fiber Communication Products, Phillip Wallace

Vitesse Touts InP Technology
News Wire Feed | 5/30/2001

For the manufacture of analog and digital ICs for data transmission at rates over 40 Gbit/s

Oplink Settles Patent Suit
News Wire Feed | 5/30/2001

Has reached an agreement with E-TEK Dynamics, a wholly owned subsidiary of JDSU, to dismiss patent infringement litigation

Quake Scores $30 Million
News Wire Feed | 5/30/2001

Bowman Capital led the second round with additional investments from Cisco, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Emerging Alliance Fund, and Mitsubishi

LMG Names US VP
News Wire Feed | 5/30/2001

Light Management Group has appointed Henry C. Dorsey its new Vice President, U.S. Operations

Core Networks Gets More Money
News Wire Feed | 5/30/2001

Royal Bank Capital Partners and Intel Capital have invested in the company as part of a follow-on to its March financing round

Polatis Kicks Off Fund Drive
News Wire Feed | 5/30/2001

All-optical switch startup plans to raise $15 million in second-round funding

Flag to Deploy Ciena Systems
News Wire Feed | 5/30/2001

Ciena's CoreDirector and CoreStream systems to be deployed in Flag's North Asia loop; CoreStream in Europe

Altra Broadband Demos 'xDSM'
News Wire Feed | 5/30/2001

Dense Subcarrier Multiplexing (xDSM) promises a four-fold increase in data speed and capacity

Terabeam Employs ADC Platform
News Wire Feed | 5/30/2001

Has implemented the Singl.eView real-time convergent billing platform

Alcatel Forecasts €3 Billion Q2 Net Loss
News Wire Feed | 5/30/2001

US$2.56 billion loss stems from restructuring charges and write-downs of inventories and bonds

Alcatel Optronics Revises 2001 Forecast
News Wire Feed | 5/30/2001

Sales will grow 20-25%, operating margin will be 15%, says company

Alcatel and Lucent End Talks
News Wire Feed | 5/29/2001

Merger discussions have not resulted in any agreements and have been terminated

Solectron Acquires Cisco DWDM Facility
News Wire Feed | 5/29/2001

Has purchased Cisco's DWDM multiplex, demultiplex, and optical add/drop module manufacturing capabilities in S. Carolina

Luminous Upgrades PacketWave
News Wire Feed | 5/29/2001

M2500 platform for the PacketWave metro area network access switches boasts 2.5-Gbit/s ring speeds and DWDM

Micro Photonix Promotes Two
News Wire Feed | 5/29/2001

Optical component maker promotes Connie Grennan to CFO, Ed Hopkins to VP of business development

Sempra to Light Tijuana
News Wire Feed | 5/29/2001

To build a 200-mile-long fiber optic telecom link from San Diego through northern Mexico, ending in Phoenix

Lucent Fiber Completes S.A. Trials
News Wire Feed | 5/29/2001

Buenos Aires trials successfully showcase AllWave optical fiber

360networks Wins Japanese License
News Wire Feed | 5/29/2001

Granted a Type 1 facilities-based license to own and operate telecommunications infrastructure in Japan

Alcatel Unveils DWDM System
News Wire Feed | 5/29/2001

1696 Metro Span is designed for carrier-class metropolitan and enterprise DWDM applications

World Wide Packets Launches in Europe
News Wire Feed | 5/29/2001

Has opened a sales office in London

Astral Point Wins ISO Certification
News Wire Feed | 5/29/2001

Telecom equipment vendor certified to new ISO 9001:2000 standard; quality control processes certified throughout entire organization

Aura Networks Is NEBS Compliant
News Wire Feed | 5/29/2001

Aura Networks' Radiance product for managed optical Ethernet receives NEBS certification

ADVA Optical Reports Q1 Results
News Wire Feed | 5/29/2001

Sales for reached €18.1 million, an increase of 75.3% over sales in Q1 2000; Pro forma diluted earnings per share totaled -€0.11

Azanda Launches Interop Program
News Wire Feed | 5/29/2001

Solidum Systems and Fast-Chip join Spectrum Interoperability program to support multiprotocol switches and routers

Ciena Shuffles Staff
News Wire Feed | 5/29/2001

As part of those changes, Steve Chaddick assumes an expanded role as Chief Strategy Officer; CTO Steve Alexander's duties have expanded

Alcatel, Sumitomo Enter Agreement
News Wire Feed | 5/29/2001

Have signed a cross-licensing agreement for optical fibers and cables, including collaboration on manufacturing processes

Agere Intros 40-Gig Modulator
News Wire Feed | 5/29/2001

Lithium niobate modulator for use in 40-Gbit/s optical systems requires a 2.5 volt drive and has a minimum bandwidth of 30 GHz

Alcatel, Corning to Share Technology
News Wire Feed | 5/29/2001

Have signed a cross-licensing agreement for photonic components and specialty photonic fibers

CAIS Internet to Become Ardent
News Wire Feed | 5/29/2001

Will seek shareholder approval to change its corporate name to Ardent Communications Inc.

ADI Unveils Fast Converter
News Wire Feed | 5/29/2001

Analog-to-digital converter could make a big impact on optical networking equipment

Kestrel Announces Layoffs
News Wire Feed | 5/25/2001

To reduce its workforce, including outside contractors, by approximately 16 percent

Optical Comm Execs Plan Stock Sales
News Wire Feed | 5/25/2001

Officers have established plans for sales of a portion of their holdings of the company's Class A common stock

Quantum Bridge Withdraws IPO
News Wire Feed | 5/25/2001

Has withdrawn its registration statement with the SEC for an initial public offering of its common stock

Redback to Pay $57M for Merlin
News Wire Feed | 5/25/2001

To acquire privately held Merlin Systems Inc. of Fremont, Calif., in an all stock transaction expected to close in Q3

Cypress Names Manufacturing Boss
News Wire Feed | 5/25/2001

Arthur C. Woodward, formerly of National Semiconductor, appointed senior vice president of Worldwide Manufacturing

Blaze Enters Multisource Agreement
News Wire Feed | 5/25/2001

Joins XENPAK 10-gigabit Ethernet transceiver multisource agreement announced by Agere and Agilent

ADC Reports Q2 Earnings
News Wire Feed | 5/24/2001

Sales of $652 million and loss per share in line with March 28 guidance

Nortel Declares Dividends
News Wire Feed | 5/24/2001

Nortel Networks declares common share, preferred share dividends

Sorrento Announces Q1 Results
News Wire Feed | 5/24/2001

Record revenues ($14.5M) equal lower losses ($5.8M)

Atlantic Tech Cops Cool Invention
News Wire Feed | 5/24/2001

Atlantic Technology Ventures signs option agreement with the University of Rochester for a superconducting optical modulator

Bankers Exercise Tellium Options
News Wire Feed | 5/24/2001

Underwriting group managed by Morgan Stanley and Thomas Weisel Partners LLC has exercised all of its over-allotment option

Vitesse Has a Blast With Magma
News Wire Feed | 5/24/2001

Vitesse completes two communications chips using Blast Fusion, significantly increases Magma software licensing agreement

IEEE Convenes Switching Workshop
News Wire Feed | 5/24/2001

Workshop on High Performance Switching and Routing (HPSR 2001) will take place in Irving, Texas, May 29-31

ClearSpeed Claims 40-Gig Processor
News Wire Feed | 5/24/2001

UK-based ClearSpeed Technology raises network processing benchmark from 2.5 Gbit/s to 40 Gbit/s

GTRAN OKs IQE InP HBT
News Wire Feed | 5/24/2001

Gtran selects IQE as supplier for InP HBT epitaxial wafers for use in next-generation OC768 (40-Gbit/s) Sonet products

Startup to Offer IP/Ethernet Access
News Wire Feed | 5/23/2001

Salira Optical Network Systems to extend passive optical networks (PONs) to gigabit Ethernet

Dynarc Names Five New Customers
News Wire Feed | 5/23/2001

Danderyd, Oskarshamn, Örnsköldsvik, Ånge, and Tierp!

PMC-Sierra Intros T1/E1/J1 Gear
News Wire Feed | 5/23/2001

Three devices support channelized OC3 port cards for long-haul T1/E1/J1 access at twice the density of previous solutions

Packeteer Upgrades Software
News Wire Feed | 5/23/2001

Adds dynamic subscriber bandwidth provisioning and VLAN classification to PacketWise 5.1

Kagoor Emerges
News Wire Feed | 5/23/2001

Announces it has six customer trials in progress for its VOIP traffic management system

Agilent, Cisco Host Standards Group
News Wire Feed | 5/23/2001

31-member industry working group to develop new standard for production-testing of high-speed technology

Vixel Names Market Maven
News Wire Feed | 5/23/2001

Appoints Beth White to its executive staff as its new vice president of worldwide marketing

AFOP Releases a Filter-Leaver
News Wire Feed | 5/23/2001

For long-haul, regional, and metro DWDM system applications

Canoga Perkins Expands View
News Wire Feed | 5/23/2001

Announces HP OpenView (HPOV) support for its network element management system CanogaView

Infineon Shuffles Geschäftsleitung
News Wire Feed | 5/23/2001

Names new Wireless Communications boss, Security and Chip Card ICs chief, Wireline Communications CTO

Lucent Passes German Test
News Wire Feed | 5/23/2001

Deutsche Telekom has successfully tested Lucent's 40-Gbit/s optical networking technology over a distance of 72 miles

Fujitsu Offers ASIC Widget
News Wire Feed | 5/23/2001

2.5-Gbit/s transceiver macro designed for high-bandwidth data-communications ASICs

Teligent Goes Chapter 11
News Wire Feed | 5/23/2001

To reorganize voluntarily under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code; company to continue serving business customers

Crescent Unveils Edge Router
News Wire Feed | 5/23/2001

RX-1000 Service Edge Router and the C-View Services Manager for the delivery of carrier-provided routed network services

Nortel to Festoon Mediterranean
News Wire Feed | 5/23/2001

Blue Country Networks to deploy Mediterranean's first optical festoon network using repeaterless optical Internet solutions from Nortel

Nuonics Scores Paradigm Patent
News Wire Feed | 5/23/2001

Proprietary SMP technology that enables the design of all-digital, fault-tolerant, fiber-optic components and processors

Alcatel Announces Nouveaux Fibers
News Wire Feed | 5/22/2001

TeraLight Metro is available now, and TeraLight Ultra will be available in Q4 2001

NetPlane, Accelight Team on MPLS
News Wire Feed | 5/22/2001

AcceLight has chosen Netplane’s MPLS software for its PhotoniX suite of products to leverage the emerging G-MPLS standards

Alcatel to Light W. Africa
News Wire Feed | 5/22/2001

Starting from Portugal, the cable will land at Senegal and be laid through to South Africa

AMCC, Avici Face Lawsuits
News Wire Feed | 5/22/2001

Accused of issuing "materially false and misleading information" by lawfirm Bernstein Liebhard & Lifshitz

Ciena Scores AT&T Contract
News Wire Feed | 5/22/2001

AT&T has begun deployment of Ciena's MultiWave Metro intelligent optical transport system

Sorrento Partners With Terabeam
News Wire Feed | 5/22/2001

Terabeam to utilize Sorrento DWDM platform for fiberless optics metro networking solution

TeraBurst Unveils Core Switch Solutions
News Wire Feed | 5/22/2001

Optical Management System (OMS) 2100 and 2200, wavelength-level switching systems based on a hybrid OMO technology

Infonetics Reports on Q1 Hardware Sales
News Wire Feed | 5/22/2001

Service provider core & edge hardware market hit $3.9B; VPN hardware, $325M; DSL CPE, cable CPE, and IADs totaled $1.47B

Cambridge Broadband Gets $15M
News Wire Feed | 5/22/2001

Second round funding secured from Gilde IT Fund, Amadeus Capital Partners, Kiwi II, and TVM

Redback Chief Quits
News Wire Feed | 5/21/2001

President and Chief Executive Officer Vivek Ragavan has resigned to pursue other opportunities

Metro-Optix Achieves NEBS Compliance
News Wire Feed | 5/21/2001

CityStream 5000, a "protocol-agile," multilayer, bandwidth manager, has received NEBS Level 3, Type 3 certification

Chorum Issued Four Patents
News Wire Feed | 5/21/2001

Protects fundamental technology in Chorum PolarWave Optical Slicer filter products

PacketLight Picks Advisory Board
News Wire Feed | 5/21/2001

Arun Sobti, Thomas Super, and Chris Burke to strategize launch of advanced optical networking solution

Motorola Plans Next-Gen Blades
News Wire Feed | 5/21/2001

Integrating the C-Port C-5 network processor blade into the PXP series of intelligent packet transport platforms

Marvell Ships MPLS Ether Solution
News Wire Feed | 5/21/2001

Hardware-based multiprotocol label switching solution for off-the-shelf Ethernet switch chips

Tenor Hires Ex-Cisco Exec
News Wire Feed | 5/21/2001

Araldo Menegon named Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Field Operations

Sycamore Goes Scandinavian
News Wire Feed | 5/21/2001

Utfors AB has lit a network segment that connects Stockholm and Helsinki with Sycamore's SN 10000 ultra-long-haul transport platform

Memscap Hires Finance Wiz
News Wire Feed | 5/21/2001

Vincent Tempelaere, former VP of corporate finance at SG Cowen, named senior VP, investor relations and mergers and acquisitions

AXT Offers VCSEL Arrays
News Wire Feed | 5/21/2001

Production quantities available for 1x12 and 1x4 oxide-confined 850nm VCSEL arrays, capable of modulation speeds to 30 Gbit/s

Agere Announces Raman Pump Lasers
News Wire Feed | 5/21/2001

14xx nanometer distributed feedback Raman pump lasers offer an operating power of 280 milliwatts for 10- and 40-Gbit/s networks

Kopin Claims InP Advance
News Wire Feed | 5/21/2001

Superior DC current gain and RF performance characteristics create broad opportunities for high-speed applications

Emperative Adds to Provisioning List
News Wire Feed | 5/21/2001

Provisioning software vendor now can be used to configure gear from Ciena, Cisco, Nortel, and Redback

Quantum Bridge's Wireless Partners
News Wire Feed | 5/21/2001

AirFiber and LightPointe plan interoperability with vendor's access platform

Fibernet Acquires ICG
News Wire Feed | 5/21/2001

Fibernet continues European expansion with acquisition of ICG Interconnect AG for US$2.6 million

Tyco Unveils Ethernet Access Gear
News Wire Feed | 5/21/2001

Support 100-Mbit/s links to homes in USA and Asia

Atoga Intros Optical Router
News Wire Feed | 5/21/2001

Agilent Touts Brocade SAN Support
News Wire Feed | 5/21/2001

Its host bus adapter works with Brocade's Fibre Channel kit

10-Gig Standards Group Expands
News Wire Feed | 5/21/2001

A total of 15 companies have joined the 10-gig Ethernet multisource agreement group

Axerra Announces Products
News Wire Feed | 5/21/2001

The first members of its AXN Multiservice Over IP product family

Alvesta Names Startup Vet CFO
News Wire Feed | 5/21/2001

Sanford Fitch comes to Alvesta with 33 years experience in high-tech industry, including 25 years as CFO and VP of operations

BakBone Raises $10 Million
News Wire Feed | 5/18/2001

Has completed a round of financing for three million shares, all of it raised from management and existing investors; looks for president

Marvell Closes First Quarter
News Wire Feed | 5/17/2001

Net loss was $105.0 million or $0.93 per share

Tellium Announces IPO
News Wire Feed | 5/17/2001

Nine million newly issued shares of common stock at a price of $15 per share; to trade on the Nasdaq under TELM

InterNetShare Ships Edge Routers
News Wire Feed | 5/17/2001

All Aboard! Advanced Edge Router family provides advanced translation and security for IPv4 to IPv6 transition

OC12 Router Market Plummets
News Wire Feed | 5/17/2001

According to a Dell’Oro Group report, Q1 2001 sales in the OC12 router market declined 41% from Q4 2000 to $544 million

Corning Intros Undersea Fiber
News Wire Feed | 5/17/2001

Corning's Vascade L1000 fiber offers a high-speed, high-capacity solution for short-haul undersea networks

Ciena Reports Q2 Earnings
News Wire Feed | 5/17/2001

Maintains 2001 expectations of 95% to 105% growth over 2000; Patrick Nettles moves to Executive Chairman, Gary Smith takes CEO role

Dynarc Relocates US HQ
News Wire Feed | 5/16/2001

New facility encompasses 38,555 square feet -- enough space to house up to 150 employees

Swedish Startup Raises 1st Round
News Wire Feed | 5/16/2001

Comlase AB, an active components developer, has received $3.5 million from European Equity Partners and InnovationsKapital

Cisco Upgrades Software
News Wire Feed | 5/16/2001

Announces availability of IPv6 in Cisco IOS Software across the widest breadth of platforms in the industry

Verizon Deploying Acterna System
News Wire Feed | 5/16/2001

Verizon Communications has selected Acterna's NetOptimize Capacity Manager OSS for the carrier's national consumer data network

Corvis Names Senior VP
News Wire Feed | 5/16/2001

Prior to joining Corvis, Robert Wohlford was Vice President, Market Strategy, for Nortel Networks

360networks Posts Q1 Returns
News Wire Feed | 5/16/2001

Announces record cash revenue of $274 million in the three months ended March 31, 2001; sharply reduces guidance

Ellacoya Launches Product, Partnership
News Wire Feed | 5/16/2001

Ellacoya Networks Premium Services Delivery System; Technology Alliance Program (TAP)

Polatis Appoints Perera
News Wire Feed | 5/16/2001

Dr. Elmo Perera named Chief Operations Officer at optical switch vendor

Fujitsu Announces Tunable Laser
News Wire Feed | 5/16/2001

Adds 22-channel tunable laser capabilities to its FLASHWAVE OADX long-haul system

Luxcore Names Black COO
News Wire Feed | 5/16/2001

Richard B. Black to be chief operating officer of Luxcore Networks

Three Labs Join on Semiconductors
News Wire Feed | 5/16/2001

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Motorola Labs, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory enter research agreement to pursue new materials

Teradyne Collaborates With e4eNet
News Wire Feed | 5/16/2001

To be beta partners in the development of cutting-edge, Internet based, e-collaboration technology

TriQuint and Sawtek to Merge
News Wire Feed | 5/16/2001

Shareholders of Sawtek Inc. will receive 1.1507 shares of TriQuint Semiconductor common stock for each share of Sawtek common stock

Fusion Deploys Sonus in Japan
News Wire Feed | 5/16/2001

Fusion Communications Corp. first to deploy Sonus Networks' Packet Voice Network in Japan

New Focus Moves to L-Band
News Wire Feed | 5/16/2001

Launches optical circulators optimized for use in next-generation DWDM L-band network systems

Brocade Reports on Q2
News Wire Feed | 5/15/2001

Diluted net income per share for Q2 01 was $0.05 as compared to the $0.06 reported in Q2 00

Sycamore Completes Shaky Q3
News Wire Feed | 5/15/2001

Net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2001 was $225.1 million or $(0.94) per share

Multiplex Expands
News Wire Feed | 5/15/2001

New 226,000 square-foot facility will house Multiplex’s corporate HQ and greatly increase manufacturing capacity

Lucent Ships Lambda Routers
News Wire Feed | 5/15/2001

Global Crossing will deploy WaveStar LambdaRouters, developed by Bell Labs, in the U.S. and Europe

Ciena Strengthens Brazilian Presence
News Wire Feed | 5/15/2001

Opens office in Rio; names Marcelo Schoueri de Abreu Director General for Brazilian operations

GTS Sells Golden Shares
News Wire Feed | 5/15/2001

Announces the sale of most of the equity it owns in Golden Telecom Inc. for $125 million

ConnectCom Intros 10-Gig Transceiver
News Wire Feed | 5/15/2001

Industry's first single chip, fully integrated, 10.66-Gbit/s Forward Error Correction data rate transceiver

CoSIne Secures VPN Alliance
News Wire Feed | 5/15/2001

Integrates Baltimore Technologies' Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) system with its platform

Infonetics Sees VPN Growth
News Wire Feed | 5/15/2001

Study says VPN product and service expenditures will grow 275%, from $12.8 billion to $48 billion, between 2001 and 2005

Qwest Launches in Chicago
News Wire Feed | 5/15/2001

E-business services include high-speed DSL Internet connections, local fiber connectivity, and Qwest's 16th N. American CyberCenter

Alloptic Pursues PON Field Trials
News Wire Feed | 5/15/2001

Conducting field trials for its GigaForce Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network with twenty three carriers and service providers

Ilotron Intros Business Strategy Service
News Wire Feed | 5/14/2001

Strategic planning solution utilises Analysys's STEM (Strategic Telecoms Evaluation Model)

Alvesta to Supply BrightLink
News Wire Feed | 5/14/2001

BrightLink Networks has selected Alvesta as its supplier for 10-Gbit/s optical transceivers for VSR optical applications

Astral Point Intros Transport Node
News Wire Feed | 5/14/2001

ON 7000 Integrated Optical Transport Node aggregates up to 576 DS3, 864 OC3/STM1, and up to 36 OC192/STM64 interfaces per rack

Corvis to Trim Workforce
News Wire Feed | 5/14/2001

Voluntary severance program to reduce its U.S. operations by approximately 250 positions

Acterna Posts Q4, Reaffirms Guidance
News Wire Feed | 5/14/2001

Quarterly sales for Q4 of fiscal 2001 at record high $330 million, an increase of 24 percent; optical transport sales rise 96 percent

Infineon Shrinks IC Wiring
News Wire Feed | 5/14/2001

Demonstrates technique to shrink wiring of integrated circuits to widths of 40 to 50 nanometers

Teem Names Controller
News Wire Feed | 5/14/2001

Gilles du Sordet appointed Financial Controller

Optivera Unveils Signaling Platform
News Wire Feed | 5/14/2001

Signum platform enables the operator to offer on-demand, real-time lightpath provisioning and guaranteed scalable QOS

Adva Wins DWDM Contract
News Wire Feed | 5/14/2001

Startup carrier XchangePoint will use ADVA's FSP 3000 for first stage of European network

OIF to Develop 40 Gig Specs
News Wire Feed | 5/14/2001

Will develop specs for System Packet Interface (SPI-5), SerDes Framer Interface (SFI-5) and Very Short Reach (VSR) technology

MS Biggie Joins World Wide Packets
News Wire Feed | 5/14/2001

Robert J. Herbold, recently retired executive VP and COO of Microsoft Corp., has joined World Wide Packets’ board of directors

Isometrics Are Down
News Wire Feed | 5/11/2001

Isomet Corp. posts Q1 consolidated net revenue of $1.7M, compared with $2.6M in Q1 2000; net loss of 3 cents per share was incurred

Nortel's Chandran Resigns
News Wire Feed | 5/11/2001

Clarence J. Chandran, chief operating officer, has resigned for health reasons; search begins for new CEO

ADVA Teams With Telindus
News Wire Feed | 5/10/2001

Telindus will market, sell, and support the ADVA Fiber Service Platform (FSP) products in western, central, and southern Europe

AMCC Faces Class Action
News Wire Feed | 5/10/2001

Philadelphia lawyers accuse company of "issuing a series of materially false and misleading statements"

Report: IXC Spending to Blossom
News Wire Feed | 5/10/2001

According to The Strategis Group, IXC spending on next-gen equipment in the U.S. will increase by roughly $7 billion from 2000 to 2005

Yankees See Tunable Laser Boom
News Wire Feed | 5/10/2001

The Yankee Group projects that the worldwide market for tunable lasers will grow from $50 million in 2001 to $2.32 billion in 2005

Terawave Intros PON Solution
News Wire Feed | 5/10/2001

Passive Optical Networking equipment model TW-150 RT enables expansion of broadband DSL service deeper into the access network

TeraConnect Names VP
News Wire Feed | 5/10/2001

Jack Hillson, ex-Corning, to be vice president of operations

Cisco Pushes Ethernet Over MPLS
News Wire Feed | 5/10/2001

Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS) metro-based network solution developed on the Cisco 7600 Optical Services Router (OSR) platform

Geyser Picks Tech Chief
News Wire Feed | 5/10/2001

Appoints Steve Heinen as Vice President of Engineering; ex-Nortel executive succeeds Gordon Lee, who becomes Chief Technology Officer

Luminent Names US President
News Wire Feed | 5/10/2001

Aaron "Uri" Levy is the new president of Luminent USA

Lumenon Posts Q3, Replaces CEO
News Wire Feed | 5/10/2001

Overall loss of US$5,497,000 or $0.14 per share; Gary Moskovitz has been selected as the company's new President and CEO

Multiplex Enjoys $105M Round 3
News Wire Feed | 5/10/2001

Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Group acted as the sole placement agent; total investments now exceed $130 million

Cielo Makes a 10-Gig VCSEL
News Wire Feed | 5/9/2001

Announces a directly modulated 10-Gbit/s 1310nm vertical cavity surface-emitting laser

Harmonic Offers Digital DWDM Solution
News Wire Feed | 5/9/2001

GIGALight is a cost-effective DWDM solution for transporting multiple gigabit Ethernet, Sonet, and/or ATM data streams over a single fiber

Qusion Hires a Brain
News Wire Feed | 5/9/2001

Peter Delfyett, professor at the University of Central Florida School of Optics, will be a research consultant

Core Intros Cable Modem Manager
News Wire Feed | 5/9/2001

CMTS manager provides extensive network monitoring, enhanced capacity planning, and faster configuration for cable market

Nortel Unveils New Technologies
News Wire Feed | 5/9/2001

Announces breakthrough IP solutions, optical Ethernet strategy, Chinese contract win

Equinix CEO Joins Packeteer Board
News Wire Feed | 5/9/2001

Networking veteran Peter Van Camp joins board of application performance infrastructure developer

Cox Upgrades With Harmonic
News Wire Feed | 5/9/2001

Cox has selected a suite of Harmonic fiber optic solutions to support multiple system upgrades throughout Oklahoma and Kansas

Extreme to Demo Ethernet Switch
News Wire Feed | 5/9/2001

Demo of wire-speed switching across 768 ports performed by Extreme Networks and Spirent Communications at Networld+Interop

Marvell, Radlan Team on Router
News Wire Feed | 5/9/2001

SR8900 router, based on Marvell’s GalNet-3 converged voice/video/data switch processors and running Radlan’s OpENS Portable Software

OptiMight Bulks Up Sales Team
News Wire Feed | 5/9/2001

Jack Reeves named Senior Vice President of Sales, and Pat Montanino Vice President of Sales

Lightchip Christens New HQ
News Wire Feed | 5/8/2001

Company dedicates the 65,000 square-foot facility to the memory of Roy Langlois, former operations manager and co-founder

Kopin Trades Kendin to Micrel
News Wire Feed | 5/8/2001

Kopin will exchange its 20% interest in Kendin for 1.1 million shares of Micrel stock

Cathy Lego Joins K2 Board
News Wire Feed | 5/8/2001

Lego is Managing Partner of The Photonics Fund, a participant in K2 Optronics’ Series A and B financing rounds

Cisco Reports Weak Q3
News Wire Feed | 5/8/2001

Actual net loss for Q3 2001 was $2.69B or $0.37 per share, compared with actual net income of $641M or $0.08 per share for Q3 2000

APA Secures Big DWDM Order
News Wire Feed | 5/8/2001

Order in excess of $500,000 is largest dollar-value DWDM order received to date by APA

360networks Names Latin America Chief
News Wire Feed | 5/8/2001

Matt Milstead to be president of the company's Latin America division, though he speaks no Latin

Sycamore Soups Up Switch
News Wire Feed | 5/8/2001

Expands capacity, services, and switching capabilities of SN 3000 Optical Access Switch

Finisar Touts 10-Gig Tester
News Wire Feed | 5/8/2001

The FXES-1030, an inexpensive bit error rate (BER) evaluation system for 10-Gbit/s optical transceivers

Marconi Scores New Zealand Win
News Wire Feed | 5/8/2001

Has signed a three-year optical networking contract with Telecom New Zealand

Vitesse Shipping OC48 SAR Engine
News Wire Feed | 5/8/2001

Announces general availability of the PaceMaker 2.4 OC-48 Traffic Management and SAR engine

Agilent Boosts Laser Lineup
News Wire Feed | 5/8/2001

Launches 81663A family of high-power (+13 dBm), DFB laser source modules for the L-Band

Euro Telecom Spending Surges
News Wire Feed | 5/8/2001

Europe's small and medium enterprises will spend almost 50% more on telecom services in 2001, according to a Yankee Group survey

TyCom to Deploy Ciena Systems
News Wire Feed | 5/8/2001

TyCom selects Ciena's CoreDirector and CoreStream for its next-generation, intelligent, global optical network

Broadwing Trials Optical Gig-Ethernet
News Wire Feed | 5/8/2001

Scalable, high-speed wide area network (WAN) transport system will provide nationwide Ethernet access

Extreme Releases POS Module
News Wire Feed | 5/8/2001

Extends Ethernet services over traditional infrastructure with packet over Sonet

PPC Files Patent Infringement Suits
News Wire Feed | 5/8/2001

Protective actions for its EX series of universal compression connectors, against Antec, Gilbert Engineering, and Thomas & Betts

AMCC Launches 10-Gig 'Khatanga'
News Wire Feed | 5/8/2001

Combined 10-gigabit Ethernet and OC192c packet-over-Sonet WAN or LAN PHY solution

Foundry to Demo BigIron, MAN Ware
News Wire Feed | 5/8/2001

BigIron 15000 Layer 3 switch using Spirent Communications' SmartBits; Foundry to offer high-speed net usage tracking for real-time billing

ZettaCom Offers OC192 Solution
News Wire Feed | 5/8/2001

ZEN-QM200 is the first commercially available wire-speed OC192 solution implementing advanced traffic management capabilities

Princeton Lightwave Offers DFB Laser
News Wire Feed | 5/8/2001

340mW of output power from a 1550nm distributed feedback (DFB) laser coupled into a singlemode fiber

Vitesse Unveils OC48 Chipset
News Wire Feed | 5/8/2001

GigaStream Intelligent Switch Fabric chipset supports system configurations of up to 32 OC48 ports

Mellanox Goes With Teradyne Tiger
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Mellanox Technologies selects Teradyne's Tiger to test its multi-gigabit InfiniBand devices

Emcore Reports Record Q2
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Revenues reached $47.9 million, up 100.2% compared to revenues of $23.9 million for the year-ago quarter and up 19.6% sequentially

SRC Awards Research Grants
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Awards $9.6 million in university research contracts in Q1 2001

Blaze Unveils 10-Gig Transceiver
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Afterburner-XGSX pluggable 10-gigabit transceiver employs CWDM technology

C Speed Names Marketing VP
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Joy Maguire joins C Speed from Razorfish Inc., where she served as Vice President of Wireless and Mobility Solutions

Avantas Intros 'Packet Blazer'
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Combined Sonet/SDH and Ethernet testing solution

Internet Machines, SiberCore Partner
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

To deliver complete OC192 solutions for next-generation Internet infrastructure equipment

Captus Announces Security Products
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

For protection against denial-of-service attacks

Avaya Chooses EZchip Chip
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Avaya chooses EZchip's 10-gigabit, 7-Layer network processor for its next-generation routing switches

Tiara Crowns New Boss
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Paul Smith, formerly of New Focus, named president and CEO

Memlink Names CEO
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Stephen R. Rizzone has joined the company as Chairman and CEO

Israeli Startup Gets $8M Seed Funding
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

GalayOr Networks develops on-chip integrated micro opto-mechanical systems (MOMS); Evergreen Venture Capital Led the Round

ON Semiconductor Goes With SiGe
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Introduces silicon germanium devices for OC192, 10-gig Ethernet broadband applications

Agere Ships ATM Port Controllers
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Integrated OC12c single-chip, programmable ATM port controllers for optical networks

TriQuint Unveils Broadband Amp
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

TGA1328 driver/receiver amplifier for high-speed optical networking applications

Foundry Adds Management Module
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Delivers metro area bandwidth provisioning, accounting, and billing for BigIron Layer 3 Switches

Lucent, APW Cancel Polish Purchase
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

To cancel the previously announced acquisition by APW of Lucent's manufacturing operation in Bydgoszcz, pending arrival of vowels

AMCC Shares New Search Machine
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

The nPC2110 External Search Machine (XSM) to serve as an enabler for the networking search coprocessor market

IDT Announces Processor Portfolio
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Supports applications requiring up to OC768 wire speed

Yipes Announces Optical IP Win
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Its gigabit optical IP networks to supply Internet access to the Denver-based Westwind Media division of Radio One Networks

Cisco Wins Big China Contract
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Framework cooperation agreement to power ChinaNet with 500 Cisco 12000 Series Internet Routers

Ciena Selects VPI Design Software
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Ciena is using VPItransportMaker to illustrate architectural possibilities and financial implications for next-gen networks

Purdue U. Announces AWG Breakthrough
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Arrayed waveguide gratings might help increase the transmission speed and amount of data that can be sent over a single channel

E2O Claims VCSEL 'Milestone'
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Will enable a series of E2O transceiver and transponder products for applications in 10-gig Ethernet, OIF VSR/SR-OC192, and lR-OC48

BlueArc Scores $72M Round 3
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Round led by Weston Presidio and previous BlueArc investors Celtic House International, Patricof & Co. Ventures, and Apax Partners & Co

10-Gig Ethernet MSA Group Grows
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Mitsubishi Electric, Pine Photonics, Optillion, and Tyco have joined the 10-gigabit Ethernet multisource agreement (MSA) group

CoSine Picks a President
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Steve Goggiano promoted from chief operating officer (COO) to president and COO

Aura Enhances Twister
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Added a new Switch on No Activity Received (SONAR) feature to its patented redundant twister technology

Atoga Upgrades Router
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

OAR 5i optimized for both packet and TDM services

Picolight Intros 10-Gig Transponder
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

10-Gbit/s shortwave transponder for 10-gig Ethernet and Sonet OC192 applications

Ixia Announces Test Platform
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Optixia, the networking industry's first performance verification platform with up to 480 analysis ports in a single chassis

Cicada Unveils PHY Transceiver
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

SimpliPHY transceiver enables next-generation gigabit switches and routers at less than 1.0 watt per port

Mindspeed Intros 10-Gig Framers
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

OC192 and OC48 framers complement Mindspeed switch fabric solution and extend OptiPHY family to span all Sonet speeds

New Focus Intros 10-Gig VCSEL
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

Model 1780 VCSEL is designed for use in laboratory applications or for test and measurement of 10-Gbit/s data communications components

NetPlane Intros BGP4 Module
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

For its portable, carrier-class IP routing software solution, OPTIRoute

NetLogic Expands Search Suite
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2001

CFP3128 handles up to 100 million searches per second; OPIX search engines and seamlessly interface to AMCC network processors

Lucent Shuffles More Execs
News Wire Feed | 5/6/2001

Frank D'Amelio takes CFO post; Janet Davidson to lead newly-combined Switching Solutions and InterNetworking Systems Group

Lucent CFO Quits
News Wire Feed | 5/6/2001

Lucent CFO Deborah Hopkins leaves to the company

Lumenon Changes Chiefs
News Wire Feed | 5/6/2001

Announces Gilles Marcotte as new Chairman and Gary Moskovitz as new President and CEO

Agilent Ships New Tachyon Chip
News Wire Feed | 5/6/2001

Tachyon DX2 controller processes and controls dual 2-Gbit/s Fibre Channel data streams with a single chip

Cypress Lets PHY PSI Fly
News Wire Feed | 5/6/2001

PSI2G100S integrates a Sonet/SDH OC48 transceiver, CDR circuitry, a SerDes, 100k gates of programmable logic, and 240 kbits of memory

Cyoptics Appoints CEO
News Wire Feed | 5/4/2001

John V. Pilitsis takes the helm. Eran Yarkoni continues as president

Sorrento Issues Q1 Update
News Wire Feed | 5/4/2001

Now expects to report revenue for the quarter ended April 30, 2001, of approximately $13 million

Quackenboss Quits
News Wire Feed | 5/3/2001

BrightLink Chairman and CEO Harry Quackenboss resigns; Paul Schaller will act as chief executive until a permanent successor is named

Qwest Battling Its Landlord: AT&T
News Wire Feed | 5/3/2001

AT&T is trying to evict local service competitors from the AT&T building in Davenport, Iowa

VC Activity Plummets
News Wire Feed | 5/3/2001

Venture-backed companies raised less money in Q1 2001 than they have since Q2 1999, but first-time investments are up from last quarter

Lucent Wins Belgian Contract
News Wire Feed | 5/3/2001

B-Telecom selects Lucent Technologies to expand capacity in optical network

Telseon Launches Metro Wave Service
News Wire Feed | 5/3/2001

Offering high-capacity, protocol-independent connectivity solutions to carriers and service providers

Dynegy, Telseon to Team Up
News Wire Feed | 5/3/2001

Agreement establishes broadband connectivity in 18 major metro markets

Vitesse Makes Cuts
News Wire Feed | 5/3/2001

Will be reducing its workforce by approximately 12%; management will be taking 10-25% salary reductions

RiverSoft Posts Q1 Results
News Wire Feed | 5/3/2001

Total revenue of £2.6 million (US$3.73M), representing growth of 1,467% over Q1 2000 and 13% over Q4 2000

Gould Launches Components R&D Team
News Wire Feed | 5/3/2001

Announces the formulation of the Advanced Components development team under the direction of Saeed Pilevar, PhD

OplInk Wins Patents, Awards
News Wire Feed | 5/3/2001

Issued two U.S. patents for its proprietary optical switch and optical interleaver

SBC to Deploy RiverSoft Ware
News Wire Feed | 5/3/2001

SBC's nationwide Internet services network to use RiverSoft Network Management Operating System (NMOS) and Fault Manager

Infineon Teams With Wind River
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2001

To offer turn-key solution for fully managed Layer 2 Ethernet switches

Qwest to Deploy Tellium Switch
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2001

Has completed testing and will deploy the Aurora Optical Switch as part of its all-optical OC192c Internet network

Village Networks Expands
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2001

Has expanded the sales team and added manufacturing and operations facilities

Global Crossing Chooses Cisco OC192
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2001

Cisco 12400 Internet routers chosen for OC192 backbone buildout

Nortel Gear Eases VPN Deployment
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2001

Adds service analytics capability to service provider CRM (Customer Relationship Management) solution

O'Dell Joins IPOptical Board
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2001

Michael O’Dell was Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist at UUNet

Équipe Éndorses Novas Debugger
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2001

Novas's Debussy verified the hardware portion of the E3200 core switching platform; also wrote "Afternoon of a Faun"

Sphera Opens Monitoring Facility
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2001

Global Network Management Center (GNMC) at Raritan Center in Edison, New Jersey

AMCC Demos 40-Gig Gizmo
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2001

40-Gbit/s eye diagram from a silicon-germanium-based interface device

Broadcom Offers 10-Gig Ether Bits
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2001

10-gigabit Ethernet backplane transceiver and serial transceiver

Network Elements Touts 10-Gig Chip
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2001

Industry's first multiprotocol processor for 10-gigabit networking applications

Juniper, Sonus Team on IP/MPLS
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2001

To build integrated voice and data networks employing MPLS/traffic engineering, service-aware routing, and differentiated services

Cisco Unveils Metro DWDM System
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2001

The ONS 15540 Extended Services Platform (ESP), a high-end metro DWDM system designed for enterprise and service provider networks

Acterna Announces ATM Tester
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2001

CycloneATM IP Optimizer, an in-service troubleshooting tool for testing ATM networks supporting IP-based services

Packeteer Inks Deal With Westcon
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2001

Westcon will offer resellers and solution providers end-to-end QOS for Internet-enabled applications using Packeteer products

Report Sees Market Boom
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2001

Insight Research predicts the worldwide fiber optic equipment market will grow to over $70 billion by 2006

Dell Invests in Xacct
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2001

Dell Ventures, the strategic investment group of Dell Computer Corp., has made a strategic investment in Xacct Technologies

Alcatel Demos MPLS Capability
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2001

Participates in trials at George Mason University's Advanced Internet Lab

Infinite Photonics Names President
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2001

Infinite Group Inc. has named Jeff Bullington president of its recently formed Infinite Photonics subsidiary

AFOP Issues Q1 Results
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2001

Revenues totaled $7,369,000, an increase of 134.5% from a year ago, but a sequential decrease of 16.7% from the fourth quarter of 2000

Agilent Intros PDA Transceiver
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2001

Small form-factor serial infrared (SIR) transceiver designed for new-generation personal information devices

Actelis Networks Gets $26M
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2001

Third round of funding for startup was led by Carlyle Venture Partners

NetLogic Sampling Search Engines
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2001

New search engines support OC192 search speeds for Layer 3 and higher routing applications

MRV Enjoys $100M Quarter
News Wire Feed | 5/1/2001

First-quarter revenue exceeds $100 million, a 54% increase year-over-year

Light Research Launches
News Wire Feed | 5/1/2001

Features definitive guide to next big leap forward in telecom transmission speeds – 40-gigabit technology

TRW Spins Out
News Wire Feed | 5/1/2001

Creates new company, Velocium, to develop and sell TRW's high-speed InP and GaAs telecommunications products

ATG, Astral Point to Hold Joint Demo
News Wire Feed | 5/1/2001

Advanced TelCom Group to demonstrate IP transport capabilities of Astral Point’s ON 5000 Optical Services Node at NetWorld+Interop

Amber Cuts Workforce
News Wire Feed | 5/1/2001

Amber Networks is reducing its workforce, including outside contractors, by approximately 12 percent

Princeton Lightwave Adds to Team
News Wire Feed | 5/1/2001

Daniel Hayes, ex-Corning, has been named vice president of marketing

Mindspeed Releases Chipset
News Wire Feed | 5/1/2001

iScale switch fabric delivers integrated memory and high-speed transceivers for wire-speed switching in 40- to 320-Gbit/s systems

ADVA Optical Creates a CEO
News Wire Feed | 5/1/2001

Brian L. Protiva, Chief Strategy Officer, has been appointed to the newly-created position of Chief Executive Officer

Cisco Intros Edge Router
News Wire Feed | 5/1/2001

IP services aggregation platform integrates IPsec and MPLS VPN functionality

Jedai to Come Out
News Wire Feed | 5/1/2001

Jedai Broadband Networks to be unveiled at SCTE Show; promises intelligent IP-over-optics access solutions

Agere Puts 'System on a Chip'
News Wire Feed | 5/1/2001

Introduces second-generation system-on-a-chip to bridge access, broadband, transport networks

Williams Reports on Q1
News Wire Feed | 5/1/2001

Revenues of $276.1 million reperesent an increase of $112.7 million, or 69 percent, over the first quarter 2000

Brix Networks Gets $22M, Customers
News Wire Feed | 5/1/2001

Closes Series C round of venture capital funding; announces customers for its SLA monitoring and measurement solutions

Zuma Ships Switching/Services Platform
News Wire Feed | 5/1/2001

Announces availability of LightReef Z16 layer 2/3/4 switching and IP services platform

Blue Sky Ramps Up
News Wire Feed | 5/1/2001

Is deploying high-volume manufacturing capability for optical telecommunications components

AMCC, Xilinx Deliver FPGA Cores
News Wire Feed | 5/1/2001

Flexbus 4 cores provide 10-Gbit/s bandwidth and multiservice flexibility to support emerging metro optical networks

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