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Global Crossing Completes ILEC Sale
News Wire Feed | 6/29/2001

Sale to Citizens Communications is expected to give Global Crossing after-tax proceeds of more than $3 billion

White Rock Adds Gig-E to Sonet ADM
News Wire Feed | 6/29/2001

Has added full line-rate gigabit Ethernet to its Sonet product family

Agere Lowers Outlook, Lays Off 4,000
News Wire Feed | 6/29/2001

To take charges up to $900M and reduce workforce by an additional 4,000; opens design center in Shanghai

AFOP Drops
News Wire Feed | 6/29/2001

Revenues and earnings for the second quarter ending June 30, 2001, will be lower than previously estimated

PMC-Sierra Lowers Outlook
News Wire Feed | 6/29/2001

Reducing its Q2 revenue guidance to $93-$95 million and its pro forma net loss per share to 7-9 cents

TollBridge Takes In $22 Million
News Wire Feed | 6/29/2001

Round 4 includes Matrix Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures, TeleSoft Partners, and WorldView Technology Partners

Ocular Names Tech Advisor
News Wire Feed | 6/29/2001

Ocular Networks appoints Dr. Bijan Jabbari to its technical advisory board

Infinite Hires Brains Boss
News Wire Feed | 6/29/2001

Dr. Richard Stoltz has been named Director-Intellectual Property Development for Infinite Photonics

360networks Files for Bankruptcy
News Wire Feed | 6/29/2001

Has filed for protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act in Canada and Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code

West Bay Intros Processor
News Wire Feed | 6/28/2001

The WB1501, a 16x155-Mbit/s channelized framing processor for Sonet/SDH-based systems

RiverSoft Floats Management Ware
News Wire Feed | 6/28/2001

Third generation of IP network management solutions, Network Management Operating System (NMOS) and Fault Manager Version 3

Alidian Lays Off 25%
News Wire Feed | 6/28/2001

Has reduced its work force by 55 people, or approximately 25 percent

Poppy Meadows Faces the Future
News Wire Feed | 6/28/2001

Competisys and World Wide Packets team to deliver bundled services over fiber optic gig-Ether nets directly into businesses and homes

Bell Labs Calculates Limits
News Wire Feed | 6/28/2001

Scientists at Lucent Technologies' Bell Labs calculate theoretical limits of fiber optic communications

Adept Acquires Chad
News Wire Feed | 6/28/2001

Not the African nation

Lucent Announces Supplier Deals
News Wire Feed | 6/28/2001

Has signed nine strategic supplier agreements over the past nine months

Unisphere, BroadSoft End Merger Talks
News Wire Feed | 6/28/2001

Have mutually agreed to terminate their proposed Agreement and Plan of Merger

Polatis Opens Optical Switch Center
News Wire Feed | 6/28/2001

Will house manufacturing operations as the company rolls out pilot production of fiber optic switch products

Infineon Sells Off Infrared Unit
News Wire Feed | 6/28/2001

Vishay Intertechnology Inc. will acquire Infineon's entire infrared components business for approximately $120 million

Lumentis Lures Lucent Luminary
News Wire Feed | 6/28/2001

Pär Johanson has been appointed to lead the marketing and sales operations of Lumentis

360networks Cuts 800 Jobs
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2001

Workforce reduction includes a range of positions in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia

Redback Backs Off on Guidance
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2001

Expects revenue in the current fiscal quarter ending June 30 to be approximately $55 to $60 million

Lucent Chooses Marvell Processor
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2001

Lucent selects Marvell's GalNet-3 switching chips for next-generation metropolitan area networking systems

JDSU Schedules Year-End Report
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2001

Will announce results for its Fiscal Year 2001 fourth quarter and year end on July 26, 2001

Intune Creates Tech Board
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2001

Technical Advisory Board will provide advice on technology and market trends to Intune’s management team

OpNet's Got a 'Guru'
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2001

ServiceProvider Guru enables intelligent network management for service providers

Riverstone to Rout Korea
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2001

Korea Telecom will deploy Riverstone routers in a nationwide metro network deployment in South Korea

Peter Bell Joins Ellacoya Board
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2001

Ellacoya Networks adds StorageNetworks CEO to Board of Directors

Cahners Projects Telecom Rebound
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2001

Cahners In-Stat Group says communications market may drive reversal of current semi-bust cycle --next year

CyOptics Ships 36GHz Modulators
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2001

Its 40-Gbit/s Electro-Absorption Modulators (EAMs) are achieving bandwidth in excess of 36 Gigahertz

Joint Venture to Make Plastic fiber
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2001

Joint creation of Nanoptics and Samyang -- Digital Optronics Corp. -- to produce plastic optical fiber

China Telecom Gets Extreme
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2001

China Telecom selects Extreme Networks for regional metro network deployments

Agilent Invests in Components Startup
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2001

Lambda Crossing, located in Caesarea, Israel, has successfully completed a $13M strategic investment round

Global Crossing Declares Dividends
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2001

On its Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock

Zolo Completes Hyperfine Buy
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2001

Has completed its acquisition of optical gratings manufacturer Hyperfine Inc., located in Boulder, Colorado

RHK Projects Asia Growth
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2001

Reports that the market for Asia-Pacific optical transport, including WDM, SDH/Sonet, and DCS equipment, will reach $6.2B in 2001

BT Takes Piece of fSona
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2001

BTexact Technologies has exercised its option to acquire an equity stake in fSONA Communications Corp.

DigiLens Lands $14.5M
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2001

Closes a credit facility from European Venture Partners, GATX, Transamerica Finance, Silicon Valley Bank, and Finova Capital

Tektronix Integrates Tester
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2001

Bit-error-rate tester enables productivity gains for gigabit Ethernet and Sonet/SDH element design

Cahners Likes What They See
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2001

Cahners In-Stat Group sees life in the metro DWDM market

Intense Photonics Wins a Wad
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2001

$11 million in first-round funding comes from 3i Group and ACT Capital Partners

Level 3 Wins Microsoft Contract
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2001

Level 3 will provide CrossRoads Internet access service in North America for six properties in the MSN network of Internet services

Hitachi Gets Elastic
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2001

Hitachi USA forms strategic relationship with Elastic Networks to provide advanced communication services to lodging industry

Core Networks Wins Cable Deal
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2001

MetroCast Cablevision has selected the CoreOS Broadband Provisioning and Management System to manage its high-speed cable Internet services

Teleglobe Launches MPLS Network
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2001

Its global IP network, GlobeSystem, is now 100 percent multiprotocol label switching enabled

Analog Devices Unveils Data Converters
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2001

Two analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) optimized for IF sampling with reduced complexity, cost

Alcatel Wins $170M Spanish Contract
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2001

ONO, a leading Spanish operator for integrated broadband telecom services, has signed a €125 million contract with Alcatel

Semrock Hires Industry Vets
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2001

Dr. N. Anders Olsson, ex-Lucent, and Mr. Lawrence P. Huang, ex-Ciena, join startup's Board of Directors

Ondax Gets Its Orders
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2001

Has received several orders for its initial tunable filters, deliverable in September

Atoga Using Agility Laser
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2001

Is employing the Agility 3040 high-power, widely tunable laser in its Optical Application Router (OAR) family of products

Cielo Announces VCSEL Modules
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2001

2.5-Gbit/s per channel VCSEL-based 1310nm array modules available in either 8- or 12-channel versions

CableFree Debuts 2.7-Gig Wireless
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2001

Launches the world’s first commercially available, carrier-class 2.7-Gbit/s optical wireless laser solution

Sockeye Socks Away $28M
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2001

Has officially launched and gotten $28 million in funding from Baker Capital, Battery Ventures, CSFB Private Equity, and Polaris Ventures

IBM Claims Speed Record
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2001

IBM expects its new silicon-based transistor to drive communications chips to speeds of 100GHz within two years

PacketLight Hires Flextronics
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2001

Flextronics to produce products for PacketLight's new optical service transport system for the metro

Corning Takes CTO From DuPont
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2001

Dr. Joseph Miller joins Corning from E.I. DuPont de Nemours, where he has served as chief technology officer and senior VP since 1994

ADVA Raises $6 Million
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2001

Has raised funding from one of its largest shareholders, the EGORA-Group of Munich

Iona, QNX Ink Deal
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2001

Announce an alliance to deliver advanced development solutions for next-generation broadband networks

MFN Signs Up BP
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2001

BP chooses Metromedia Fiber Network to design and manage its global Internet infrastructure

Yipes Lights New York
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2001

Has signed 8 customers and fully deployed its networks to 10 major multi-tenant buildings and colocation facilities in New York

Alcatel Selling Texas Plants
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2001

Sanmina Corp. agrees in principle to acquire Alcatel's manufacturing operations in Richardson, Texas

Foundry Announces Products
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2001

JetCore ASIC chipset and Layer 2/3 Ethernet switch

Blaze Launches 100-Gig Products
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2001

Inferno-CGSX transmit and receive modules combine CWDM with parallel optical fiber interconnects

WaveSmith Closes Round Two
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2001

Has secured up to $31 million in second round financing with Fidelity Ventures as the lead investor

Agere Releases 16-Channel Amp
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2001

The LSP2916 is designed for use in all-optical switches that are based on MEMS technology

Ciena Enters China
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2001

Has announced a sales agreement with Beijing IDN

Mindspeed Intros Transceiver
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2001

M27207 Quad SkyRail transceiver supports 10-gigabit Fibre Channel, gigabit Ethernet, 10-gigabit Ethernet, and InfiniBand

UK Wireless Startup Completes Trials
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2001

PipingHot Networks trials first BWIF-compliant 3.5GHz non-line-of-sight wireless system

Component Startup Launches
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2001

Baynet Optics introduces design for automated manufacturability of optical components

Movaz Moves on Europe
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2001

To open London office with a new line of optical networking equipment designed for the access, metro, and pan-European markets

CloudShield Unveils OC48 Processor
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2001

CloudShield's packet processor technology inspects and manages 100% of network traffic at 2.5 Gbit/s

Polaris Announces Metro Switch
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2001

Combines multiservice edge switch with optical switch

Global Crossing Contests WSJ Story
News Wire Feed | 6/22/2001

Issues statement correcting an article in today's Wall Street Journal

Finance Chief Exits Extreme
News Wire Feed | 6/22/2001

Vito Palermo will be leaving his post as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Terabeam Announces Denver Launch
News Wire Feed | 6/22/2001

Has constructed a fiberless optics metro area network serving 70 to 80 percent of downtown Denver

Hitachi DWDM Service Up and Running
News Wire Feed | 6/22/2001

Norlight Telecommunications turns up Hitachi Telecom's DWDM network enhancement

Caspian Reveals Strategic Partners
News Wire Feed | 6/22/2001

AnnouncescComponent, manufacturing, and licensing relationships with IBM, Celestica, AMCC, and IONA

Gould Fiber Optics Names CFO
News Wire Feed | 6/21/2001

Has hired Robert P. Vollono, CPA, as their Chief Financial Officer

Global Crossing Completes Core Network
News Wire Feed | 6/21/2001

Spans 200+ cities in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia

Burleigh Robot Unleashed
News Wire Feed | 6/21/2001

Automated alignment system provides six-axis alignment, high resolution, and long travel in a single stage

Applied MEMS, Coventor to Team
News Wire Feed | 6/21/2001

Have entered into a preferred manufacturing partnership for the design and manufacture of micro-electro-mechanical systems

Infonet Offers MPLS VPN Service
News Wire Feed | 6/21/2001

Inter-Provider MPLS service allows Infonet to carry class-of-service across multiple MPLS partner networks

Multiplex Touts Novel Laser
News Wire Feed | 6/21/2001

First commercially available 10-Gbit/s 1310nm SEML (short-wavelength electro-absorption modulated laser)

Qwest Completes 25 Buildouts
News Wire Feed | 6/21/2001

Completes 25 local broadband networks, beating own deadline by seven months

Greenwoods Expands
News Wire Feed | 6/21/2001

Announces expansion of its fiber optic connectors facility in Birmingham, UK

Large Brains to Advise Bandwidth9
News Wire Feed | 6/21/2001

Inventor of surface emitting lasers, Dr. Kenichi Iga, and WDM pioneer, Dr. Tingye Li, join Bandwidth9's technical advisory board

C-Cor.net Goes Indonesian
News Wire Feed | 6/21/2001

Wins contract to supply fiber optics, amplifiers, and network management system in Indonesia

VPI Sets Up Shop in Singapore
News Wire Feed | 6/21/2001

VPI Virtual Photonics has opened its new Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore

Nortel Wins Big China, Portugal Deals
News Wire Feed | 6/21/2001

China Unicom expansion will add capacity for up to 4.5 million new wireless subscribers; to install Portugal's First UMTS radio equipment

Riverstone Closes 1st Quarter
News Wire Feed | 6/20/2001

For the quarter ended June 2, reported revenues of $44.2M, a 180%increase compared with $15.8M for the same period last year

Mux Market Seen Declining
News Wire Feed | 6/20/2001

Worldwide market for DWDM mux/demux components is forecast to decline 22% in 2001, according to a report by Strategies Unlimited

Burleigh Launches DWDM Analyzer
News Wire Feed | 6/20/2001

PCA-8000 Passive Component Analyzer for real-time characterization of DWDM passive components

AirFiber Adds VPs
News Wire Feed | 6/20/2001

Ali Hedayati named Senior VP of Engineering; Michael Sabo, Senior VP of Marketing; Àine Shivnan, VP of Engineering, Platform Architecture

Colt Expands S. Europe Net
News Wire Feed | 6/20/2001

New routes link Milan and Turin with Marseilles before heading north to Lyon and then eastwards to connect with Geneva and Zurich

Tyco Takes Part of Flag
News Wire Feed | 6/20/2001

Tyco Purchases 11.2% of FLAG Telecom From Verizon

Ciena Wins French Contract
News Wire Feed | 6/20/2001

Telecom Developpement selects Ciena for network connecting more than 30 cities in France

Bookham Lowers Q2 Outlook
News Wire Feed | 6/20/2001

Sales for the second quarter ending July 1 seen to be approximately 45-55% down from the previous quarter

Intermedia OKs WorldCom Merger
News Wire Feed | 6/20/2001

Shareholders approve merger with WorldCom; merger completion expected July 1, 2001

Cielo Unveils OC192 Transponder
News Wire Feed | 6/20/2001

10-Gbit/s 1310nm serial transponder offers a low-power, high-performance interconnect solution in a low-cost package

Infineon Sees Q3 Decline
News Wire Feed | 6/20/2001

Anticipates a revenue decline of up to 30 per cent and a loss before interest and income taxes of up to €600M (US$510M)

Adept Scores Assembly Contract
News Wire Feed | 6/20/2001

$700,000 contract to provide a fully automated fiber-pigtailing workcell to one of the largest photonics manufacturers

Report: Euro Market Solid
News Wire Feed | 6/20/2001

Infonetics Research projects that between 2001 and 2005, European service provider network equipment expenditures will grow 73%

Terabeam Wins Customer
News Wire Feed | 6/20/2001

Vault Capital, an early investor of Terabeam, has connected to the Terabeam network

C&W Deploys Lightscape in Panama
News Wire Feed | 6/20/2001

Cable & Wireless implements first optical network in Central America using Lightscape Networks' XDM optical platform

Tellabs Guidance Plummets
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2001

Projects second-quarter sales of about $500 million, compared with prior guidance of $780 million to $820 million

Pacific Broadband Adds Sales VP
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2001

Michael Allen was most recently Vice President of Sales and Customer Service at OnePath Networks

Crossbeam Announces Funding, Platform
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2001

Closed its Series B financing, led by Commonwealth Capital Ventures; develops multigigabit carrier-class application platform

Chorum Gets ISO 9002 Certification
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2001

For its manufacturing facilities

TeraConnect Launches Products
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2001

Two-dimensional, high-density optical interconnect; optical interconnect evaluation package

Visionael Intros WEBcentral
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2001

New component of the Visionael solution that provides native, browser-based, read-only access to the Visionael Repository

ZettaCom Raises $47.5 Million
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2001

Second-round funding led by Granite Global Ventures

AFOP Intros Metro CWDM
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2001

Announces the release of coarse WDM for metro access network applications

WTC Gets Lit
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2001

New York Telecom Partners and EurekaGGN's BRAM join to install Sumitomo's FutureFLEX air-blown fiber optic cabling

Cisco Wins Alaska Deal
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2001

GCI selects Cisco ONS 15327 for its metro edge optical network

Nova Crystals Adds to Team
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2001

Lois Eckmann named VP of finance and chief CFO; Dr. Ray Milano, of Vitesse Semiconductor, appointed to its board of directors

GigX Deploys Sorrento GigaMux
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2001

Has deployed the GigaMux Metro DWDM from Sorrento Networks in its 2.5-Gbit/s networks in Houston and Austin

Corvis Corrects Huber Holdings
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2001

CEO owns 87.1 million shares of Corvis stock, not 7 million as incorrectly reported by several news services

Finisar Ends Merger Plans
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2001

Has terminated the proposed acquisition of Marlow Industries

Luminous Closes $80M Round
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2001

Pyramid Technology Ventures is the lead investor in the round

GTS Aborts Sales Effort
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2001

Has terminated discussions to sell its Central European Division because of unfavourable market conditions

BrightLink Scores $35.8 Million
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2001

Draper Fisher Jurvetson ePlanet led the funding round, bringing the total raised so far to more than $113 million

RAD to Expand ATM Development
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2001

Sales of ATM products expected to grow 50-60% in 2001

Sitara Announces Customer, Partner
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2001

Rollins College has deployed their QOS technology; FutureLink Corp. will resell Sitara's suite of QOS products

Gotham Names Finance Maven
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2001

Michael Hughes, former vice president and chief financial officer of iBasis, has been appointed CFO at Gotham Networks

MPI Picks Intel VP for CEO
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

18-year Intel veteran Bill Sheppard to lead Micro Photonix Integration Corp.

360net Backs Off on Purchase
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

No longer intends to acquire NetRail, a wholesale Internet service provider

Telseon, Nishan Join on SAN Solution
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

Metro-area network mass storage solution for enterprises and storage service providers

Optinel Ships Optical Filters
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

First release from Intelligent Optical Subsystem portfolio includes DWDM gratings, pump stabilizers, and grating arrays

Haleos Appoints Finance Chief
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

Prior to joining Haleos as CFO, Eric Hersom was Director of Finance for Solectron Corp.

Zolo Enjoys $32.5M Round Two
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

Financing was led by Canaan Partners and included other new Zolo investors, 3i and Infineon Ventures

Alcatel Enhances Management Suite
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

Releases version 4.1 of its 5620 Network Manager (NM) suite

Luminent Launches Last-Mile Unit
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

New metro access business unit dedicated to the FTTx (Fiber to the Business, Neighborhood, Curb, or Home) market sector

Ciena Opens Asia HQ
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

Full-service regional headquarters in Hong Kong will serve as hub for Asia Pacific operations

Marvell Offers Ethernet Solution
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

Industry's first hardware implementation of Network Address Translation (NAT) in commercial Ethernet switching devices

Qwest Extends Network
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

Qwest Communications adds new Asia routes to extend global network to 113,000 miles

Mindspeed, Sagantec Ink Deal
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

Conexant and Mindspeed sign multiyear licensing deal to use Sagantec software in their Internet infrastructure IC technologies

Nokia Invests in nBand Communications
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

Nokia has made an equity investment in the broadband access technology company

NEC, Atmos Join for Wee DRAM
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

Announce collaboration to develop and offer high-performance embedded dynamic random access memory (DRAM)

Agere Takes Raman Underseas
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

Industry's first undersea pump laser for Raman amplification in ultra-high-capacity submarine optical networks

Azanda Adds to Sales Team
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

Appoints Tom Griffin vice president of sales, Mark Laich director of Eastern North America and European Sales

Altera, Spirent Combine on 10-Gig
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

Altera's products used in the world's first 10-gig Ethernet product, the SmartBits LAN 3710A, developed by Spirent Communications

Lantern Selects Denali
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

Lantern Communications will use Databahn processor from Denali Software in its new optical Ethernet products

AFOP Releases CWDM Modules
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

SpectraMux line of 4-channel and 8-channel coarse wavelength-division multiplexing modules for metro access networks

Flag Lights Atlantic Cable
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

With FA-1 Flag Telecom can now offer customers direct connectivity between New York, London, and Paris

Ex-Nortel Exec Named Cirrex CEO
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

Dr. Albert D. Bender was vice president and general manager, Internet Telephony, at Nortel Networks

Cirrex Unveils DWDM Access Chip
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

OCHIP 1110 Optical Access Module integrates multiple functions into a compact hybrid package

Tdsoft Buys Rights to Cisco Gear
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

Purchases intellectual property for the Cisco 8110 carrier-class ATM broadband access product line

AMCC Announces Edge Chip
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

Integrated single-chip solution for multigigabit packet processing in service provider applications on the WAN edge

Israeli Startup Gets $1M From Swedes
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

Startupfactory has exercised the option to increase its GOU Lite investment to $2.5 million

Global Crossing Extends Note Exchange
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

Senior note exchange offer, which was previously set to expire on June 15, 2001, will now expire on June 22, unless extended

Power X Intros Chip Suite
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

A crossbar fabric chip, a global arbiter chip, and a line-card port interface chip, optimised for OC48 data rates

LuxN Wins Oregon Utilities Contract
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

Public Agency Network based in Oregon's Eugene-Springfield area has chosen LuxN's DWDM technology for their transport network

Broadcom Intros 10-Gig DWDM Chip
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2001

Industry’s first single-chip DWDM transport processor for 10-gigabit optical networks

Comdisco Names Ventures Chief
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2001

Technology services firm has appointed Frank Cirone president and chief executive officer of its Ventures division

360networks Misses Debt Payment
News Wire Feed | 6/15/2001

Will not make a US$10.9 million interest payment due today on its 12.5% Senior Notes

Nortel Projects Loss, Gets Credit
News Wire Feed | 6/15/2001

Expects a net loss of approximately US$19.2 billion in the second quarter; obtains US$2B in additional committed credit facilities

Cognigine Unveils Network Processor
News Wire Feed | 6/15/2001

Programmable, single-chip architecture designed for high-bandwidth streaming data processing and scaleability to 40 Gbit/s

JDSU Lowers Outlook
News Wire Feed | 6/14/2001

Anticipates sales for Q4 ending June 30 will be approximately $600 million as compared to earlier guidance of $700 million

Williams Reassures
News Wire Feed | 6/14/2001

Chairman and CEO Howard E. Janzen tells shareholders the company is delivering on all of its goals

Qusion Names Director
News Wire Feed | 6/14/2001

Names Matthew Schurman, former director at Emcore, Director of Operations

CeLight Secures $45 Million
News Wire Feed | 6/14/2001

Optical networking startup uses "new dimensions of light" to enable next-generation networks; funding round led by Goldman Sachs

FastVibe Deploys Juniper Routers
News Wire Feed | 6/14/2001

Canadian content distribution provider is using Juniper Networks M20 routers to deliver broadband multimedia content

Corning to Cross the Tundra
News Wire Feed | 6/14/2001

Corning LEAF fiber chosen as the optical backbone for TransTeleCom's Russian network expansion

Kestrel to Acquire TeON
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2001

Avaya Trims Guidance, Workforce
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2001

Lowers 2001 revenue outlook; accelerates restructuring by eliminating at least 3,000 jobs and initiating early retirement program

Akara Opens Marketing HQ
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2001

Opens sales, marketing, and business development headquarters in Waltham, Mass.; names Ruth Habbe VP of marketing

IBM to Offer Lucent Products
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2001

IBM to include the full line of Lucent offerings as part of IBM Global Services

RHK Issues Optical Access Report
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2001

Passive Optical Network products expected to gain significant market share over the next four years; copper to start declining in 2003

Haleos Set for ISO Certification
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2001

Has received a recommendation for ISO 9001-2000 certification following its certification audit by Underwriter Laboratories

MSL Opens Optical Tech Lab
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2001

Has established an optical test and process development laboratory in its Mount Prospect, Ill., manufacturing facility

New World Comes to Central America
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2001

Has completed its first Central American segment by landing the ARCOS cable in Panama

CityNet Launches Indy Fiber Optic Net
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2001

Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson inaugurates operation of high-tech robots in city’s sewer system... one of the perks of the job

Clearwater Unveils Services Processor
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2001

Uses simultaneous multithreading to provide advanced services to edge routers, networking appliances, and network attached storage devices

Micromuse Extends Redback Support
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2001

Netcool suite to integrate with Redback's network and element management solutions to provide end-to-end broadband management

Unisphere Names International VP
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2001

Joop van Aard to be vice president of sales, Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Dynarc Joins Metro Ethernet Forum
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2001

New effort extends interoperability of Ethernet in the metro

Quallaby Gets $14.5 From VCs
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2001

Late-stage funding round includes North Bridge Venture Partners, Matrix Partners, HarbourVest Partners, and Adams Street Partners

XchangePoint Launches in Europe
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2001

Provider of the first commercial, Internet Peering Points across Europe

ElectroniCast Projects DWDM Growth
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2001

DWDM filter module consumption will reach $3.8 billion by 2010, according to new ElectroniCast study

Exar Intros Transceiver
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2001

Single-chip, three-channel transceiver with integrated jitter attenuator for DS3/E3/STS1 applications

VC Joins SAN Valley Board
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2001

Storage industry veteran John Hamm is a Venture Partner at Redpoint Ventures

JDSU Makes Management Moves
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2001

President Charles J. Abbe retires; Gregory P. Dougherty appointed Chief Operating Officer

EXFO Expands
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2001

EXFO Europe has moved to new facilities in Meudon la Forêt, France

Sorrento Wins Swiss Deployment
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2001

The Swiss Academic and Research Network (SWITCH) to deploy Sorrento Networks' regional optical networking solution

Flag, Level 3 Land in Korea
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2001

Korea Telecom to build and operate cable landing station for Flag Telecom and Level 3 North Asian submarine cable system

Terayon Adds Interfaces
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2001

New OC48c uplink and T1 inverse multiplexing over ATM (IMA) line card for MainSail 8000 platform

Brecis Launches Last-Mile Processor
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2001

New class of network processor will enable critical services for enterprise and small-office customer premises equipment

Infinite Group Wins Military Contract
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2001

Deal with the Air Force for demonstration of scalable grating coupled surface-emitting Lasers (GCSELs)

ClearSpeed Announces 40-Gig Processor
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2001

Raises network processing benchmark from 2.5 Gbit/s to 40 Gbit/s to enable greater use of bandwidth for the "Intelligent Internet"

Telephonics, Standard MEMS Ink Pact
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2001

Telephonics and Standard MEMS Inc. form a strategic alliance to develop new products for the broadband telecommunications industry

Sibercore, UMC Make High-Density Chip
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2001

Yhe world's highest density Ternary Content Addressable Memory (TCAM) integrated circuit

Intel Extends Moore's Law
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2001

Transistors at 20 nanometers in size to enable billion-transistor microprocessors later this decade

Metro Ethernet Forum Debuts
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2001

Strategic alliance to accelerate the deployment of optical Ethernet in metro networks

HighWave, OptiMight Join on EDFAs
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2001

Have reached a long-term manufacturing agreement for the creation of erbium-doped fiber amplifiers and integrated EDFA solutions

Mobistar Selects Nortel/Telindus
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2001

France Telecom subsidiary has selected a joint venture of Nortel and Telindus to build a high-performance optical Internet

Storm Unleashes 'Lightning'
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2001

Unmetered pan-European access network

Nortel Unveils 10-Gig Optical Adapter
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2001

10-fold increase in link speed improves performance between server and switch; in trials with Hewlett-Packard

Brecis Unveils Services Platform
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2001

Network processor will enable services for enterprise and small-office customer premises equipment

Tellamon Becomes Peleton
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2001

That'll be much easier to remember

Novo Loses Its Bosso
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2001

Jeffrey A. Marcus has stepped down as chairman and CEO; three directors have resigned

FRF Prez to Address MAN Conference
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2001

Frame Relay Forum president, Nortel's Mike Walsh, to address optical networking at the MAN conference in Chicago

Racal Instruments Cuts Prices
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2001

Optical switching and attenuator prices have been cut by up to 41%

Broadcom Touts New Chips
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2001

Introduces PHY cable headend chips and cable modem chip

Philips Allies With Wave7 on Last Mile
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2001

Strategic pairing offers solutions for fiber-to-the-home and fiber-to-the-business

ADC Intros Cable Systems
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2001

Carrier-grade IP cable telephony system; integrated open access solutions for multiple system operators

Luminent Announces Products
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2001

1x2 and 2x2 switches, planar wave-guide splitters

Agility Moves on Europe
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2001

Opens new HQ in Manchester, UK; James Regan, formerly with Nortel, named managing director for Europe

Narad Announces 'Virtual Fiber'
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2001

Integrated solution provides higher bandwidth and advanced service delivery through incremental enhancement to existing HFC networks

Alcatel Sells DSL Modem Unit
News Wire Feed | 6/8/2001

Thomson multimedia will acquire Alcatel's DSL modems activity in exchange for 9.5 million new shares of Thomson

XO Receives $250M Investment
News Wire Feed | 6/8/2001

Has issued 50 million shares of its class A common stock and amended the terms of the preferred stock held by Forstmann Little & Co.

Molex Lowers Sights, Headcount
News Wire Feed | 6/8/2001

Will reduce worldwide employment by approximately 900 full-time employees and approximately 600 temporary employees

Lumenon Offers 'Thoughtful Program'
News Wire Feed | 6/8/2001

Newly appointed President and CEO, Gary Moskovitz, announces the company's business strategy

Corning Slows Expansion
News Wire Feed | 6/8/2001

Delaying construction of its Oklahoma City facility; slowing the rate of expansion to its Concord, N.C., plant

Pacific Wave Unveils Modulator
News Wire Feed | 6/8/2001

10-Gbit/s polymer broadband modulator for high-speed optical transmission systems

Juniper Reduces Guidance, Headcount
News Wire Feed | 6/8/2001

Expects Q2 revenue to be approximately $200-$210M, down from original guidance of $300-$330M; to lower headcount by approximately 8-9%

Teleglobe Sells $350M in Waves
News Wire Feed | 6/8/2001

Expands North American buildout, mostly via Williams Communications and Broadwing

Entrada Makes Management Moves
News Wire Feed | 6/8/2001

David Patterson has joined the company as CFO; Michael Harris named senior VP of marketing and business development

Aurora Networks Gets $20M
News Wire Feed | 6/7/2001

Access network startup shouldn't be confused it with Aurora Photonics, which got acquired recently

Collimator Market Seen to Grow
News Wire Feed | 6/7/2001

ElectroniCast says fiber optic collimator assemblies consumption will reach $2.29 billion by 2010

Memscap to Expand Offerings
News Wire Feed | 6/7/2001

New subsidiary in Finland will focus on the development of active optical components for the metropolitan aand access markets

Haleos Hires IBM Vet
News Wire Feed | 6/7/2001

Art Pumo has joined the former ACT MicroDevices as its new Vice President for Human Resources

Novera Appoints Issac Ohel to VP
News Wire Feed | 6/7/2001

Previous Vice President of Operations at WaveSplitter will assume the same post at Novera

Bitmath Goes to OZ
News Wire Feed | 6/7/2001

OZ Optics Ltd. acquires optical ASIC company Bitmath Inc.

Cypress to Acquire Lara Networks
News Wire Feed | 6/7/2001

Deal for vendor of high-performance, wire-speed packet processing solutions is Cypress's largest acquisition ever

Teradyne Sells Off Military Unit
News Wire Feed | 6/7/2001

Selling its Aerospace & Defense connector and backplane business to Amphenol Corporation

Broadcom Lowers Guidance
News Wire Feed | 6/7/2001

Lowers expectations for Q2 revenue to a decrease of between 32% and 35% from Q1

Vitesse Has Evaluation Platform
News Wire Feed | 6/6/2001

Designed to demonstrate all of Vitesse's Sonet/SDH and forward error correction (FEC) products

Bell Labs Finds a Creamy Center
News Wire Feed | 6/6/2001

Researchers have found that the burstiness seen in traffic at the edges of the Internet disappears at the core

Sorrento Announces Gig-E Module
News Wire Feed | 6/6/2001

Fractional gigabit Ethernet service module for the GigaMux platform

Canoga Launches 'FibreXpander'
News Wire Feed | 6/6/2001

A user friendly, virtually plug-and-play fiber optic network expander

NEC Releases Study
News Wire Feed | 6/6/2001

NEC Eluminant Technologies releases research study on passive optical network technology

LMG Gets Euro Distribution Deal
News Wire Feed | 6/6/2001

Light Management Group has signed a Letter of Intent with French laser technology distributor Opton Laser for European distribution

Teem Tackles PMD
News Wire Feed | 6/6/2001

Teem Photonics Launches 1x8 polarization maintaining splitter/combiner

MFN Goes Deutsch
News Wire Feed | 6/6/2001

Metromedia Fiber Network to provide Deutsche Telekom with optical infrastructure

Tellabs Wins Qwest Contract
News Wire Feed | 6/6/2001

Qwest to expand its network using Tellabs' Titan 5500 digital crossconnect system

Sunrise Enhances Testing Gear
News Wire Feed | 6/6/2001

OC48 optical test set adds dual wavelength optical transmitters for testing of both metro area and core networks

Williams Recaps Financials
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2001

Carrier says cost-cutting measures put it on track for free cash flow by 2003

NEC, Vina to Deliver Voice, Data
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2001

NEC Eluminant and Vina Technologies enter agreement to deliver passive optical network-based solution for integrated voice and data

ONI Expands ONWAVE Family
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2001

Adds ESCON and OC192 multiplexers for ONLINE transport platform

Vitesse Shipping New SerDes
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2001

2.5-Gbit/s serializer/deserializer for Fibre Channel and InfiniBand markets

Velio Samples Crosspoint Switch
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2001

Single IC supports 3.2-Gbit/s data rates over each of its 140 serial input and 140 output lanes

NEC Offers OC12 Transceiver
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2001

Optical transceiver module for the Optical Network Unit (ONU) of 622-Mbit/s passive optical network (PON) system

AMCC Joins Zarlink for 10-Gig
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2001

To develop complete 120-gigabit, short-reach, VCSEL-based, optical solutions

Vitesse Acquires Versatile
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2001

To issue approximately 10M shares of its common stock in exchange for producer of optical switches, transponders

World Wide Packets Names Execs
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2001

David Curry named President & COO; Don Douglas named Vice President, Software Engineering Engineering

Équipe Announces Net Manager
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2001

EvailNet Manager Element Management System for the Equipe 3200 Multi-Layer Optical On-Ramp

NEC to Offer 40-Gig Mux
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2001

40-Gbit/s large-capacity optical gigabit Ethernet multiplexer for metro area networks

Tellium, NEC to Co-Develop
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2001

Joint marketing and development agreement to develop integrated optical systems

Taqua Wins Ohio Deployment
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2001

Communications Options Inc. has selected its Open Compact Exchange for expanding voice and data service in Ohio

LightPointe Wins Patent
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2001

Invention allows for development of an ultra-high bandwidth all-optical network using Free-Space Optics

Luxcore Picks a CFO
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2001

Harvey Wagner, a 35-year veteran of the computer, semiconductor, software, and telecom industries

Finisar, Marvell in Joint Venture
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2001

To offer the industry’s first gigabit solutions to provide end-users with complete flexibility in copper and fiber media selection

10-Gig Transceiver Market to Hit $9B
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2001

ElectroniCast study says market for 10-Gbit/s datacom transceiver modules will increase from 2001's $157M to over $9B in 2010

Acterna Unveils Test System, OSS
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2001

Test system capable of supporting DS1 to OC192 in a single remote platform; automated, end-to-end service activation solution

Nortel Offers Options Option
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2001

To offer stock option exchange program for employees

Oplink to Acquire Aurora
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2001

Acquisition will enhance Oplink's ability to deliver a broader range of tunable optical components

Optium Scores Another $35.5M
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2001

Second round of financing led by Kalkhoven, Pettit & Levin Ventures, and Texas Pacific Group; brings total to $50M

Dynegy/Telseon Choose ONI for Metro
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2001

ONI to provide telecommunications equipment for 18-city rollout

StockerYale Wins Fiber Contract
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2001

Company also announces installation of MCVD equipment, completion of equity private placement

Transport Gear Sales Seen Slowing
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2001

RHK study predicts growth in the North American optical transport market will slow to 10% in 2001

Boeing to Assess LMG Switch
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2001

To evaluate LMG's acousto-optic switches for potential application to Boeing products

Redfern Raises $28 Million
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2001

Second funding round led by Deutsche Bank’s private equity investment group, DB Capital Partners

AMCC Releases 'Mekong' Chip
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2001

Mekong IC enables end-to-end OC192 system solutions for next-generation intelligent optical network equipment

Metro-Optix Announces Customers
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2001

WirelessLand Technologies and 1st Tel have purchased CityStream bandwidth manager

NASA Extends Qwest Contract
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2001

Extension on existing contract worth up to $25M to provide high-speed Internet services for NASA's Research and Education Network

Alvesta Hires Nalesnik
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2001

New marketing VP hails from communications semiconductor licensor

NetLogic Hires New VP
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2001

Lucent veteran worked on gigabit IP routes, ATM interfaces, ASICs

Iris Group Announces Appointments
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2001

H. Michael Zadikian named president and CEO of Metera Networks; Mark G. Frederick, VP of sales; Zareh Baghdasarian named COO of Coree

Dowslake Makes a POP
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2001

Its "programmable optical processor" aims to enable service providers to remotely configure equipment

Genuity to Acquire Euro Carrier
News Wire Feed | 6/1/2001

Will buy Integra for stock worth 125 million Euros

GTS Witholds Payments on Bonds
News Wire Feed | 6/1/2001

Elects not to pay interest on 2 bonds while it discusses reduction of its €1.65 billion debt burden

IMMI Making MEMS Attenuator
News Wire Feed | 6/1/2001

Has begun production on dual-channel variable optical attenuator, based on its proprietary ASIC-integrated MEMS technology

HD Intros CWDM Metro Module
News Wire Feed | 6/1/2001

Four- and eight-channel coarse wavelength-division multiplexing modules to target metro area networks

Report: Transceiver Market to Flourish
News Wire Feed | 6/1/2001

According to a study from ElectroniCast, the 10-gigabit datacom transceiver market will reach $9 billion by 2010

Tellium Ships Another Switch
News Wire Feed | 6/1/2001

Has delivered the Aurora 128 optical switch to Dynegy Global Communications

Native Networks Taps Cisco Exec
News Wire Feed | 6/1/2001

Stephen Harbour, former Cisco Photonics executive, joins Native Networks as CEO

KVH Raises $4M in Stock Sale
News Wire Feed | 6/1/2001

Has sold 615,384 common shares priced at $6.50 per share to an institutional investor

Finisar Finishes Fiscal Year
News Wire Feed | 6/1/2001

Total revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2001 of $52.2 million were in line with management's previous expectations

Ixia Lowers Q2 Guidance
News Wire Feed | 6/1/2001

Net loss, including the effects of stock-based compensation, is expected to be in the range of $0.02 to $0.03 per share

Fujitsu Boosts Euro Presence
News Wire Feed | 6/1/2001

Reorganizes telecommunications subsidiaries in Europe to strengthen sales, development, and support structure

Dynegy/Telseon to Deploy ONI Platform
News Wire Feed | 6/1/2001

ONI to provide telecommunications equipment for 18-city all-optical rollout

Corvis Enhances CorWave
News Wire Feed | 6/1/2001

Announces further capacity and flexibility enhancements to CorWave ON, the all-optical networking product suite

DiCon Opens New HQ
News Wire Feed | 6/1/2001

DiCon Fiberoptics’ new corporate headquarters in Richmond, Calif., covers more than 201,000 square feet

Ilotron Appoints Administrator
News Wire Feed | 6/1/2001

Optical switch startup is up for sale

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