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Force10 Gets New CEO
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2003

Force10 SVP of engineering Marc Randall promoted to president and CEO as P.K. Dubey becomes executive chairman of the board

CyOptics Intros Uncool Laser
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2003

CyOptics' new 2.5Gbit/s uncooled 1.55um DFB laser operates from -20°C to +95°C over long reach

Specialty Fiber to Grow 28% in 2003
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2003

The specialty optical fiber market is expected to increase 28% this year, from $155M to $199M, according to ElectroniCast

Lucent Does OSS in Poland
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2003

Lucent Technologies selected to deliver network management software solution to Telekomunikacja Polska

Silicon Light Machines Names CEO
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2003

Cypress Semiconductor subsidiary Silicon Light Machines names JDSU veteran Hal Zarem as president and CEO

SureWest Picks Occam for VoDSL
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2003

Occam Networks' BLC 6000 platform chosen by SureWest Communications to deliver video over DSL

PacketFront Links Östergötland
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2003

PacketFront enables independent broadband services for the Swedish cities of Vadstena, Ödeshög, Kinda, Boxholm, and Ydre

Juniper Enhances the Edge
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2003

Juniper Networks' Service-Built Edge portfolio offers profitable new service models for rapid and scaleable service innovation

TelstraClear Picks BroadSoft, Cisco
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2003

New Zealand's TelstraClear will use BroadSoft's BroadWorks platform and Cisco infrastructure to provide converged voice and data services

Sprint Wires Clark County, NV
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2003

Sprint inks deal with Nevada's Clark County for Ethernet services to over 60 office sites throughout the county's 8,000-mile territory

OFS Wins in Georgia
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2003

OFS's Access Advantage FTTx system selected by Georgia's Douglas County School District to provide Web and network connectivity

Cypress Samples NSE
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2003

Cypress Semiconductor's Ayama 10000, the industry’s largest TCAM-based network search engine, achieves 266M searches per second

UTStarcom Wins First Deal in Europe
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2003

Cyprus Telecommunications Authority deploys UTStarcom gear to support the nationwide rollout of a 'Fiber-to-the-Cabinet' network

Salira, AdventNet Hold Hands in China
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2003

Salira deploys its access management system, based on AdventNet’s Web NMS framework, at numerous customer locations in China

Extreme Extends to the Edge
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2003

Extreme announces new switching solution that extends its ExtremeWare Intelligent Services at the edge of the network

AT&T Wins at Chemical Company
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2003

AT&T wins $9M global networking contract from Huntsman, becomes its strategic provider of choice

Broadcom, National Semi Settle
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2003

Broadcom and National Semiconductor settle all outstanding litigation and agree to a comprehensive patent cross-license

Juniper Wins Telecom New Zealand
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2003

Alcatel picks Juniper Networks' M- and E-series platforms to build Telecom New Zealand's new IP network

Marconi Wins BT Broadband Order
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2003

Expects to win three-year frame contract for its multiservice access node

Novalux Reborn
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2003

Novalux secures $17M in funding, led by Crescendo, DynaFund, and Morgan Stanley; names Jeffrey L. Cannon as president and CEO

Twenty Join PCI Express Group
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2003

Communications industry leaders join development of the Advanced Switching specification to complement PCI Express technology

InfoVista Wins in Australia
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2003

InfoVista provides intelligent performance management solution for Source Integrated Networks' new enterprise management architecture

IBM Enhances Power Processors
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2003

IBM's Power5 microprocessors, now up and running in its Poughkeepsie labs, promise four times the performance of Power4-based servers

NTT Picks Nortel for Metro
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2003

NTT uses Nortel's OPTera Metro 5200 platform for its Gigaway broadband leased line service for remote backup and DR in metro Tokyo

Marvell Acquires Radlan
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2003

Marvell has completed the acquisition of Israel's Radlan Computer Communications, enhancing its networking software portfolio

KPN Goes International With MPLS
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2003

KPN international backbone is now MPLS-enabled, enabling MPLS VPN services across ten European countries, with connectivity to the US

Optiwave Upgrades Design Tool
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2003

Optiwave releases OptiFDTD 4.0, enabling state-of-the-art design and simulation of advanced passive and non-linear photonic components

Cisco Goes to Mass.
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2003

Cisco opens new campus in Boxborough, Massachusetts, to serve Development Engineering, Customer Advocacy, and other functions

Qwest Gets Minnesota Green Light
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2003

Qwest Communications receives unanimous FCC approval to re-enter long-distance business in Minnesota

InvoRed to Help Fund Startups
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2003

New £13M business initiative developed by Connect Midlands aims to help 90 technology startups in telecoms and health care raise money

CableLabs Issues PacketCable Spec
News Wire Feed | 6/27/2003

CableLabs has issued the PacketCable Multimedia Specification and Technical Report, providing a roadmap for IP-based broadband services

Shaw Comms to Close Cable Sales
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2003

$197M sales of Shaw's Florida- and Texas-based cable assets to Bright House Networks and Cequel III, respectively, to close on June 30

Adtran Names CTO
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2003

Adtran promotes Dr. Kevin W. Schneider to chief technology officer

Tektronix Posts $4M Q4 Earnings
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2003

Sales were essentially flat at $202.3M; net earnings were $4.3M ($0.05 per share), down from $6.7M ($0.07 per share) last year

EXFO Reports $38M Q3 Loss
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2003

Sales fell 8% from last year, to $16.3M; net loss was $38.4M ($0.61 per share); Q4 forecast sees sales even lower, at $13.0M to $16.0M

SIAC Feels Secure With Nortel
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2003

SIAC has signed over 100 enterprises to its Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure network, based on Nortel technology

Cenic Deploys 10-Gig Ethernet
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2003

Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California deploys Cisco gear for a statewide 10-Gigabit Ethernet long-haul backbone

Seaway Offers Content Processor
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2003

Seaway Networks unveils the SW5000 Network Content Processor, featuring TCP termination, stream switching, and Layer 5-7 processing

Path 1 Files for Secondary Offer
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2003

Path 1 Network Technologies files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a public offering

Lightship Picks Paradyne
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2003

Lightship Telecom to use Paradyne's Jetstream Media Gateway for broadband voice deployment in New England

MCI Holders Ask Sprinters to Boycott
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2003

A group of WorldCom/MCI stockholders ask Sprint stockholders to join a boycott of the 'new MCI,' which plans to leave them out in the cold

DMT Walks Off With VDSL Standard
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2003

Discrete Multi-Tone (DMT) wins the vote as the only worldwide standard for VDSL from IEEE 802.3ah and T1E1.4

KDDI Labs Trials IPv6 Network
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2003

KDDI R&D Laboratories pilots an IPv6 network between Japan and the US to enable extensive collaboration on research and testing

Nortel Declares Dividend
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2003

Nortel's board declares a dividend on preferred shares, the amount of which will be calculated in some damn complicated fashion

Fujitsu Intros ASICs
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2003

AccelArray structured ASIC devices reduce NRE costs via embedded IP macros and standardized layers for basic system circuitry

LambdaNet Prunes Iberbanda
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2003

Iberbanda enlists LambdaNet Spain to reduce its network footprint, enabling more efficiency 'following recent changes in customer demand'

IP-Only Puts Lumentis in Backbone
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2003

IP-Only picks Lumentis's Mentis platform, which offers CWDM, DWDM, and Sonet/SDH, for its international IP and Ethernet backbone network

Swedes Get More Broadband
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2003

Telia provides a powerful broadband network for all main cities and towns in Västra Götaland County

Japan Telecom Uses Nortel for VPNs
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2003

Japan Telecom offers tailored VPNs using Contivity Secure IP Services Gateways from Nortel Networks

Argonne Lab Deploys Ciena
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2003

The US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory is using Ciena for DWDM links with key R&D locales

Sorrento to Buy LuxN
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2003

An undisclosed combo of stocks, warrants, and cash will seal the deal on or before August 8

FTTH Council Applauds Supremes
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2003

FTTH Council cheers the US Supreme Court's decision to review the right of 'any entity' to deploy telecom capabilities

Fujitsu Intros 10-GigE Switch Chip
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2003

Fujitsu Microelectronics America and Fujitsu Laboratories of America introduce the industry's first single-chip 10-Gbit/s Ethernet switch

W'com Shareholders Protest New MCI
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2003

A group of WorldCom/MCI stockholders ask AT&T stockholders to join in a boycott of the 'new MCI,' which plans to leave them out in the cold

Nortel Picked for CWDM in China
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2003

Shaanxi Telecom selects Nortel Networks' CWDM solution for expansion of its IP-based metro area network in Shaanxi Province

Metalink to Demo VDSLPlus
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2003

Metalink will demonstrate its QAM-based VDSLPlus technology, providing 150 Mbit/s aggregate bandwidth, at Networld+Interop Tokyo

Atrica Supplies Irish
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2003

Dublin's Broighter Networks selects Atrica as exclusive supplier for carrier-class metro optical Ethernet systems

Verizon Deploys Juniper Routers
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2003

Verizon to speed deployment of leading-edge applications for enterprise customers with routing platforms from Juniper Networks

Riverstone Aims to Expand in Europe
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2003

Riverstone Networks is recruiting partners to expand its European Channel Partner Program

Fibercore Fires Up New Facility
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2003

Fibercore Limited has completed the commissioning of its new fiber production facility at its Southampton, UK HQ

Sprint Links Las Vegas Hotel
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2003

Intrawest selects Sprint to provide high-speed wired and wireless access at Viera Hotel Condominium at Lake Las Vegas Resort

Power Line Comms Groups Hold Summit
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2003

Seven associations dedicated to power line communications get together with the EC to talk over the opportunities for the technology

Skanova Brings Broadband to Swedes
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2003

Skanova launches the first phase of a project to provide broadband Internet access to areas of Bohus County on the west coast of Sweden

New Edge EBITDA Gets Positive
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2003

New Edge Networks achieved its first full month of positive EBITDA in May 2003, expects to begin producing surplus cash flow in July

Equant, China Netcom Win VPN Deal
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2003

Equant, in partnership with China Netcom, implements IP VPN for shipping and logistics company APL at 24 sites in China

E-Plus Picks Lucent for ATM
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2003

Lucent Technologies selected by E-Plus to supply asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) access equipment to support 3G wireless services

Foundry Links Salt Lake Library
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

Salt Lake City chooses Foundry to provide secure network infrastructure for new 240,000 square foot library

Lightwaves2020 Debuts Four VOAs
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

Lightwaves2020 provides four Variable Optical Attenuators to support the diverse needs of fiber optic system developers

Phoenix Touts 1996 Telecom Act
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

A study by the Phoenix Center concludes that the much-reviled 1996 Telecom Act produced a surge in telecom investment and capital stock

DS2, Netergy Talk Over Powerline
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

Design of Systems on Silicon and Netergy Microelectronics team to enable voice services over powerline communications

Marconi Brass Get Options
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

Michael Parton, Michael Donovan, and John Devaney, get options to acquire ordinary shares of Marconi

Kasenna Powers Total Vision
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

Kasenna technology to support a massive rollout of VOD services to 65,000 condo units along Gulf Coast for FTTH provider Total Vision

Ciena Chooses China Chief
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

Ciena appoints Dr. Jianhui Zhou as VP and GM, China division

Arris's Stanzione Gets on NCTA Board
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

Arris Chairman Robert J. Stanzione elected to the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) board of directors

Nasdaq Panel Okays Sorrento
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

Nasdaq bigwigs decide Sorrento Networks can remain listed

Belnet Builds GigaNet With Juniper
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

Belgium national research network deploys Juniper Networks M-series routing platforms in its GigaNet network throughout Belgium

Analog Devices Debuts Crosspoint
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

Analog Devices offers feature-rich, low-power Xstream crosspoint solution for high-speed networking applications

Teradyne, Molex Intro Male Connector
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

Teradyne and Molex introduce an eight-row version of Teradyne's right-angle male connector (VHDM RAM)

Cablefree Solutions Offers FSO
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

Cablefree Solutions launches a range of enterprise laser connectivity (FSO) products and its Automatic Transmit Power Control system

Qwest, Touch America Reach Settlement
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

Under proposed settlement, services provided by Touch America to Qwest and by Qwest to TA will continue during TA's bankruptcy proceeding

TelcoBlue Teams for Euro VOIP
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

TelcoBlue forms partnership with Belgium's call-places.com to assist it in bringing its VOIP products and services to the region

ePhone Raises $3.2M
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

ePhone Telecom closes $3.2M financing package -- a $3,000,000 equity line of credit and $200,000 in Convertible Security

Laurel Integrates Agere Management
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

Agere Systems provides traffic management, network processor solution to Laurel Networks for ST200 service edge router

Alloptic Delivers FTTP in Wash.
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

Alloptic delivers fiber-to-the-premise equipment to enable triple-play services for the city of Mount Vernon, Washington

Ixia, Extreme Team for Showcase
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

Ixia and Extreme demo multilayer wire-speed traffic across 768 ports using Extreme's BlackDiamond switch and Ixia's Optixia platform

Marconi Beefs Up Access Portfolio
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

Marconi enhances its North American access portfolio with new features, lower cost of deployment, and added broadband capabilities

Intellis Targets Receivables Recovery
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

'New kid on the block' (Donnie or Jordan?) Intellis Capital Recovery aims to recover cash for optical and telecom clients

Oki Wins Aero Router Contract
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

Harris Corp. selects Oki’s next-gen Aeronautical Telecommunication Network (ATN) router for Federal Aviation Administration FTI program

ILX Wins Laser Diode Test Deal
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

ILX Lightwave wins services contract with ABB Bomem to test 200 free-space laser diodes to be used in a space-based satellite application

China Telecom Picks NetScout
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

China Telecom deploys NetScout's nGenius solution to manage the performance of the city of Guangzhou's metropolitan area network

Apcon Sells to IBM Global Services
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

Apcon sells $3.7M of products and services to IBM Global Services for a test-lab network for a major financial services customer

Infineon Unleashes On Fibercomm
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

Infineon intros transceivers, lasers, receivers, converters, and a triplexer for triple-play data, voice, and video at fibercomm 2003

eBiscom, AEM Trade Stakes
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

eBiscom sells 33% stake in Metroweb to AEM; AEM sells 30.8% stake in FastWeb to eBiscom; each acquires 100% control over the company

Arris Wins at Three Utilities
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

Arris announces three Cadant C4 CMTS and Touchstone Telephony Port sales to utility companies for VOIP and high-speed data services

VPIsystems, Cisco Team on Software
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2003

Cisco will use VPIsystems software to create cost-optimized network configurations for customers of its optical products

BitBlitz Launches 10GigE Retimer
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

New octal chip targets the CX4 standard for 10Gbit/s Ethernet over copper as well as the LX4 standard for fiber

Clear Signs On With HP
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

Clear Optical Network Management joins HP OpenView Solution Alliance Program to provide pre-integrated transport performance management

BellSouth Dividend Increases
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

Board of directors increases dividend to 23 cents per common share

Acterna Financing Approved
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

Bankruptcy court approves $30M debtor-in-possession financing package

Connexn Signs Eight
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

Company picks up new customers and announces new features for its billing software

Vadium Reaches Japan
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

Vadium Technology appoints PeerCom as strategic distribution partner for its encryption software products in Japan

Centillium Debuts 50-Mbit/s ADSL
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

Centillium sets new benchmark with Palladia 220, an ADSL 2/ADSL2plus-compatible chipset that delivers 50 Mbit/s and extends to 22,000 feet

StockerYale Completes Debt Refinancing
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

StockerYale refinances its debt, raises $1.2M with a private equity placement, and announces Dietmar Klenner as a board member

DNS Turns 20
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

The Internet's Domain Name System celebrates its 20th birthday, still supporting billions of Internet requests every day

Vsecure Secures $3.4M
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

Vsecure Technologies raises $3.4M in second funding round, led by WestAM, bringing the company's total funding to $10M

Convergys Goes End-to-End With Infinys
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

Convergys intros Infinys convergent customer management and billing solution for telecoms; teams with Syndesis, Granite, and Cramer

Power Over Ethernet Approved
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

IEEE 802.3af Power Over Ethernet (POE) standard has been approved; expected to accelerate deployment of power over Ethernet cables

Pirelli Intros ADSL Gateway
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

Pirelli announces its ADSL Modular Access Gateway, featuring enhanced modularity and an integrated Smartcard reader

EZchip Upgrades Net Processor
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

EZchip Technologies unveils the NP-2 network processor, a single-chip, full-duplex, 10-Gbit/s NPU with integrated co-processors

BigBand Strikes Up $15M
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

BigBand Networks raises $15M in its fourth funding round, led by Meritech Capital Partners, for a total of $75M to date

Allied Telesyn Merges Ethernet, DSLAMs
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

Allied Telesyn launches 'triple-play' (voice, video, and data) DSLAMs as the opening salvo in its new carrier-grade Ethernet initiative

Quantum Bridge Goes to Kansas
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

Indie cable operator Sunflower Broadband selects Quantum Bridge's 'Fiber to the Premises' solutions for deployment in Kansas

IDT Speeds Up Search Engine Chip
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

IDT delivers network search engine operating at 250M searches per second, able to support multiple OC192 packet searches per instruction

Alcatel Breaks Depth Record
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

Alcatel sets world record for deep-sea cable repairs, fixing a transpacific cable 700 km off the coast of Japan and 9400 meters down

NEC Applies Ethernet VLANs
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

NEC's GlobalOpenEthernet technology enables carrier and wide-area enterprise Ethernet networks with higher performance at lower cost

Avici Gets New Director
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

Avici Systems names Bob Schechter, chairman, president, and CEO of NMS Communications, to its board of directors

Marvell Offers Multiservice Fabric
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

Marvell's Prestera-FX multiservice fabric chipset enables system vendors to develop service platforms and extend product life cycles

Xtellus LC Processors Qualified
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

Xtellus successfully qualifies its liquid crystal optical processors according to Telcordia 1209 and 1221 at its South Korean facility

Internet Photonics Swells LightStack
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

Internet Photonics announces support for Sonet and Fibre Channel/Ficon in the LightStack MXA intelligent wavelength platform

Mysticom Extends CX4 Reach
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

Mysticom's 10-GigE transceiver exceeds the IEEE 802.ak (10GBASE-CX4) draft standard requirements by extending copper reach to 25 meters

AMCC Intros Network Processors
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

AMCC delivers unparalleled performance and unique multiple interface options with 5-Gbit/s integrated network processor and traffic manager

Rambus Licenses, Demos Backplanes
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

Rambus licenses RaSer family of serial interface products to eSilicon; Rambus to demo 10-Gig backplane solution with Teradyne

Nufern Debuts Power-Delivery Fibers
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

Nufern introduces new specialty multimode step-index fibers to support the diode laser power delivery market

NTT Com Expands IPv6 Coverage
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

NTT Communications boosts coverage of its IPv6 service to include Australia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, and the US, starting today

BT Deploys Nortel for SAN Service
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

BT expands storage area networking connectivity service with Nortel Networks' optical DWDM equipment

Siemens Sells RPR to China
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

Guangdong Nuclear Power Plant and China Netcom deploy Siemens ICN's new Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) optical transmission system

Proficient Manages Inbound Traffic
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

Proficient Networks enhances Pathfinder software to combine end-to-end network performance optimization with inbound traffic management

Equant Links Swedish Embassies
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

Equant signs four-year, $12M IP VPN contract to connect 100 Swedish embassies and foreign service offices in 70 countries

Touch America Goes Bankrupt
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

Touch America Holdings files Chapter 11; sells its private line and dedicated Internet businesses to 360networks for $28M

ETSI Tests IPv6
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2003

European Telecommunications Standards Institute mounts an IPv6 interop testing event in the week of the European IPv6 Showcase

DMT Wins VDSL Olympics
News Wire Feed | 6/20/2003

When all the testing's done, ATIS' T1E1 selects only Discrete Multi-Tone (DMT) line coding in the American National Standard for VDSL

France Telecom Dumps PCS Stock
News Wire Feed | 6/20/2003

France Telecom divests its entire 5.4% stake in Sprint PCS in a $330M block trade handled by UBS Investment Bank

Northlight Relocates
News Wire Feed | 6/20/2003

Northlight Optronics moves into ADC's old digs outside of Stockholm, allowing for cost-cutting and further expansion of the business

AT&T Appeases Unions
News Wire Feed | 6/20/2003

AT&T reaches tentative agreements on contract extensions with the CWA and IBEW, offering both wage and pension increases

Federal Telecom Spending to Rocket
News Wire Feed | 6/20/2003

Federal government spending on telecommunications to grow at 7% per year, from $12.5B in 2003 to $17B by 2008

Infonet 2003 Loss Skyrockets
News Wire Feed | 6/20/2003

Fiscal 2003 revenue totaled $654M, up from $646M in 2002, but net loss shot up to $220M ($0.47 per share) from just $13M ($0.03)

Feds Fine Sprint $5.5M for Fraud
News Wire Feed | 6/20/2003

Sprint agrees to pay the US $5.6M to settle claims that it defrauded the General Services Administration from 2000 to 2002, says DOJ

Cogent Raises $41M, Restructures Debt
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2003

Cogent raises $41M in cash to fund operations and restructuring, cuts debt from over $380M to $27M and extends repayment terms

Riverstone Posts Loss, Faces Delisting
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2003

A bad day: Revenues fell to $12.7M from $30.1M last year, net loss grew to $19.1M from $15.9M, and Nasdaq said its stock could be pulled

Mosaid Announces Q4
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2003

Revenues for 2003 fell to $38M, and weak business in testers and CAMs led to layoffs

Lightwaves2020 Finishes Field Trials
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2003

Lightwaves2020's ultra-compact EDFA proves a cost effective alternative to SOA in field trials

Euro Telecoms: Progress or Problems?
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2003

'Economists disagree whether Western Europe is in a recovery mode or recession,' says Probe analyst Frank Barbetta

PD-LD Intros Novel Wave Locking
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2003

PD-LD improves high-power lasers by using Volume Bragg Gratings to lock the emission wavelength of high-power multimode laser diodes

GalayOr Gets Packaging Partner
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2003

Memscap and GalayOr form a strong R&D and commercial alliance to provide the world’s first silicon integrated Digital VOA

Newport Shapes Laser Beams
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2003

Newport's new Refractive Beam Shaper converts Gaussian laser beams into collimated, flat-top beams with nearly 100% efficiency

Modulight Sells Into China
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2003

Modulight signs Shanghai's Broadtechs to sell and promote optoelectronic epiwafers, chips, and packaged laser components in China

Comlase Improves Laser Passivation
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2003

Comlase's novel facet passivation reactor, using its Native Nitride Ion Beam Epitaxy process, enables higher power semiconductor lasers

Lucent Builds Hunan Network
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2003

Lucent to build backbone for Hunan Unicom in China using its LambdaUnite MultiService Switch and Metropolis ADM MultiService Mux

University of Warwick Picks Extreme
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2003

University of Warwick deploys high-performance 10-Gbit/s Ethernet switching from Extreme Networks in a campus-wide network

Level 3 Cuts Long-Term Debt
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2003

Longleaf Partners Funds, Berkshire Hathaway, Legg Mason convert $457M of 9% notes into 161M shares of Level 3 common stock

Terahertz, Xyratex Do SAN Research
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2003

Terahertz Photonics will work with Xyratex in a two-year research project to introduce optical waveguides into storage area networks

Lumentis Doubles CWDM Capacity
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2003

Lumentis enhances its all-in-one Mentis transport platform, doubling capacity for Gigabit Ethenet and Fiber Channel over CWDM

Ciena Integrates Multiservice Mgmt
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2003

Ciena unifies management of optical and data layers into ON-Center management suite as part of LightWorks services initiative

MiTech to Sell Sunflower FSO
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2003

AirWare, the wireless solutions division of MiTech, signs exclusive deal to distribute Sunflower's free space optics (FSO) technology

Highwave Revenues Dwarfed by Loss
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2003

Components vendor takes a net loss of $33.5M on annual sales of $3.3M after a year in which it closed down or sold all its subsidiaries

Millinet Changes Sides
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2003

Korean service provider switches its choice of VDSL chips, citing 'VDSL Olympics' results

3Com's First Huawei Gear Hits the US
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2003

The 3Com Switch 7700, a Layer 3 LAN core switch based on technology from Huawei, supports convergence of voice, video, and data

Finisar Intros Xgig Analysis Platform
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2003

Finisar introduces the Xgig platform, the first distributed, scaleable, analysis and monitoring platform for SANs and LANs

Net.com Taps Call Center Market
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2003

Advanced Innovative Marketing (AIM) deploys Net.com's ShoutIP 900 solution for deployment in its multi-state call center network

Kodeos Secures $6M
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2003

Kodeos Communications gets an additional $6M in funding in a Series A extension round, bringing total funding to over $22M

KT Deploys Ikanos DMT VDSL
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2003

Korea Telecom delivers 50-Mbit/s VDSL services with Hyundai Networks' equipment that employs Ikanos' VDSL-DMT chipsets

Taiwanese Gov't Enlists Agilent
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2003

Agilent Technologies receives government grant from Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs to spur communications product R&D

AT&T Canada Becomes Allstream
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2003

'Nuff said.

Bellsouth Expands Dialup in Ga.
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2003

BellSouth expands dialup Internet access to cover 100% of Georgia communities

Wintegra Broadens Multiservice Family
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2003

Wintegra's new WinPath devices augment its family of multiservice access products with full OC3 (scalable to OC12) multiprotocol support

DMTF, TM Forum Team Up
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2003

Distributed Management Task Force and TeleManagement Forum to work together to help convergence of telecom and enterprise management

Probe Sees Delayed Growth for OSS
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2003

The global OSS market will grow at 9.7% CAGR over the next five years, but won't start to pick up until mid 2004, says Probe

Richard Li Steps Down at PCCW
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2003

Richard Li to remain PCCW chairman, but quits CEO seat; CEO role will be retitled 'group managing director' and filled by Mr. Jack So

Digiquant Wins Saudi ISP
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2003

Saudi Arabia's Zajoul is using Digiquant's Internet Management System to consolidate prepaid offerings onto a single billing platform

Blue Ridge Integrates Hifn Security
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2003

Blue Ridge BorderGuard 4000 high-assurance VPN appliance integrates Hifn security processors to reduce total cost of operation

Tellabs Closes Vivace Acquisition
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2003

Tellabs completes its $135M acquisition of Vivace Networks, expanding into the global service provider edge router and switch market

KPN Eurorings Chooses Ciena
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2003

KPN EuroRings deploys Ciena's Online Metro platform to consolidate networks and extend high-value data services to pan-European customers

FiberCore Delisted
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2003

FiberCore to be delisted by Nasdaq and trade on the OTC Bulletin Board, effective as of the open of business on June 19, 2003

Genevans Pick Cisco for Broadband
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2003

Genevan residents gain access to next-gen 10-Mbit/s Ethernet broadband from Services Industriels de Genève using Cisco Technology

Thus Launches ADSL Service
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2003

Thus launches first national uncontended ADSL complete Internet access service for high-end business users

Santec Intros Wide-Band MEMS VOA
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2003

Santec adds a wide-band variable optical attenuator to its lineup of MEMS-based optical products

Nortel Vouches for VPNs
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2003

Nortel introduces a new VPN services framework, supporting delivery of new services over existing packet infrastructure

Apcon Intros IntellaPatch 16 Switch
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

Apcon's IntellaPatch 16 Physical Layer Switch's modular design allows engineers to use many different protocol and data-rate specific blades

Euro Modems Win Docsis OK
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

One Euro-Docsis 1.0 and two Euro-Docsis 1.1 cable modems certified and one CMTS qualified in Euro-Docsis Certification Wave 11

Rsoft Design Goes to Italy
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

RSoft Design Group teams with Italy's ATS for European distribution and R&D collaboration on its optical systems and design tools

OpNext Acquires Pine Photonics
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

Opnext acquires Pine Photonics Communications, extending its range of optical transceiver and transponder products

Ikanos Touts VDSL Results
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

Says its programmable DMT technology outperformed other QAM solutions in the VDSL Olympics

Broadcom Adds Ex-Chips Analyst in IR
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

Broadcom names T. Peter Andrew, former senior semiconductor research analyst for A.G. Edwards, as senior director of investor relations

Asia/Pac Incumbent Capex Down 8%
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

Asia/Pacific incumbent service provider capex to total $20B in 2003, an 8% drop from 2002, according to Infonetics Research

Bostream Chooses Alcatel DSLAM
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

Major Swedish DSL provider selects Alcatel's 7301 ASAM to deliver advanced ADSL services and even higher-speed VDSL-based services

NextHop Expands Routing Software
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

NextHop unveils its GateD NGC (Next Generation Carrier) 2.0 routing software, a complete integrated routing and MPLS solution

Fortinet Upgrades FortiOS
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

New software release for FortiGate Antivirus Firewalls adds intrusion prevention, VLAN support, and FTP antivirus screening

Lucent Wins at Brasil Telecom
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

Brasil Telecom selects Lucent Technologies to expand its broadband services network with ADSL ports produced in Brazil

DSL.net Adds T-1 Service
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

DSL.net's NETgain One service provides a T-1 connection for both voice and data, with a choice of 8-line or 16-line links

Octastic Blessed by BT Exact
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

Octasic's OCT6100 echo cancellation algorithm passes comprehensive tests set by BT Exact's experts

Jarvis Goes With Sprint
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

Sprint to connect Jarvis's data center -- placed 70 feet underground in a former nuclear fallout shelter -- to its global data network

Millinet Picks Infineon QAM-VDSL
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

Millinet selects Infineon's VDSL5100 chipset to allow 50-Mbit/s services over its CVL-D5048 system in Korea

PMC Intros MIPS Processors
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

Expands lineup with three new 64-bit MIPS-based processors and multiple I/O interfaces for networking, storage, and security apps

Scottrade Picks Qwest
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

Qwest will provide Scottrade with private routed communication network connections among its 178 branch locations in 47 states

Cisco Beefs Up Security Training
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

Cisco expands security certification and training portfolio with the first courses in security design for enterprise networks

BitBlitz Gets Japan Distributor
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

BitBlitz Communications enters into distribution agreement with Paltek Corp. for the promotion of serializer/de-serializer devices

Acterna Upgrades Optical Tester
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

Acterna releases ONT-50 Optical Network Tester version 5.0, adding enhanced service disruption analysis functionality

AT&T Enters Mass. Local Market
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

AT&T enters Massachusetts residential local phone market

New Edge, Covad Expand Deal
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

New Edge and Covad extend an existing agreement, enabling New Edge to sell Frame Relay over DSL throughout their combined national footprint

Aurora Upgrades USA Media
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

Aurora Networks supplies USA Media Group with optical transport equipment for use in a system upgrade in Truckee, Calif.

Fibernet Q3 Looks Strong
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

The third quarter sees Fibernet continue to make progress in signing new orders, controlling costs, and reducing cash burn

Cox Pix Level 3
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

Level 3 to provide coast-to-coast optical wavelength services to Cox Communications to interconnect multiple regional data centers in US

Orange Deploys Nortel Backbone
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

Orange SA's Netherlands subsidiary deploys Nortel Networks optical technology to drive reduced wireless operating costs

PacketFront Launches VDSL Products
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2003

Swedish startup extends broadband provisoning platform to run over copper as well as fiber

Broadcom Adds Security to Switches
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

Broadcom's new integrated secured switch processors deliver advanced firewall and hardware-accelerated VPN capabilities

Optoplex Offers Scanning-Lock Filter
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

Optoplex has developed the Scanning-Lock filter for applications that require noise-suppression of a light system

Optical Gear Market Down 55%
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

Optical component and module manufacturers' revenues fell 55% from the same period last year, to $340M, according to Velocity

Avanex Back on Nasdaq
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

Avanex regains compliance for Nasdaq National Market listing

Heavyweights Promote RosettaNet
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

BT, Cisco, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia, and Siemens form RosettaNet Telecommunications Industry Council

Nortel Wins Big in Bahamas
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company chooses Nortel as exclusive provider for GSM/GPRS network to provide advanced mobile services

Oplink Exec Repays Stock Loans
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

Oplink Communications president and CEO Joseph Liu repays company loans from his purchase of stock in April and November 2001

Telson I&C Picks Infineon Chips
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

Infineon's QAM-based VDSL5100 chipset powers Telson I&C's new broadband access platform, enabling 50/30-Mbit/s data rates

StarGen Generates $15M
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

StarGen receives $15M in third-round venture funding from Morgenthaler, St. Paul, Commonwealth, and others

Galazar Unveils Framers
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

New framers expand delivery of integrated, next-generation services over Sonet/SDH networks

MathStar Offers FPOAs
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

MathStar's new family of products, based on its Silicon Objects technology are Field-Programmable Object Arrays (FPOAs)

Ryan Beck Puts on Blue Coat
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

Ryan Beck & Co. secures Web access with Blue Coat appliances, replacing Microsoft proxy servers at 34 branch offices

Tyco Declares Dividend
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

Tyco International declares a regular quarterly cash dividend of one and one quarter cents per common share

NEC Solutions America Gets CEO
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

Toshimitsu Iwanami appointed as new president and chief executive officer of NEC Solutions America

Innovacom Reaps €50M
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

Innovacom completes a first closing of over €50M on its new fund, Innovacom 5, which has a target size of €100M

SBC Renames R&D Arm SBC Labs
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

SBC Communications renames its research and development arm, formerly named SBC Technology Resources, now SBC Laboratories

Vendors Team for Broadband VOIP
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

Natural Convergence and Nuera deliver advanced VOIP services on current broadband infrastructure to seamlessly expand offerings

Cox Chooses Nortel and Nuera
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

Cox Communications selects Nortel Networks and Nuera Communications for strategic VOIP migration

Lucent Picks Partners
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

Lucent Business Partners sign agreements with Otelco, Progressive Rural, and Warwick Valley Telecom to install next-gen Sonet portfolio

Nortel Offers IVR Platform
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

Nortel Networks introduces its Media Processing Server 500 self-service platform for Integrated Voice Response applications

Internet Machines Picks PCI Express
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

Internet Machines announces plans to expand its markets with an iMPress product family of PCI Express-based bridge and switch devices

Mindspeed Upgrades Outlook
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

Mindspeed anticipates sequential revenue growth at high end of expectations this quarter and reports stronger next-quarter bookings

UNH Deploys Marconi Switch-Router
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

Marconi deploys its ASX-4000 switch-router in a new production network at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory

Ciena Completes WaveSmith Buy
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

Ciena has completed its acquisition of WaveSmith Networks for approximately 36M shares of Ciena common stock, worth $178M

Caspian Enters Europe
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

Caspian Networks extends international presence with opening of sales and business development operations in Europe

InfoVista, Ericsson Ink OEM Deal
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

InfoVista performance management solutions will be integrated within Ericsson IP Packet Backbone Network Management Suite

TeliaSonera, Tellabs Team Up
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

TeliaSonera Finland and Tellabs collaborate to develop a next-gen platform for the rapid provisioning of advanced services

OpVista Adds Advisor
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

Former Time Warner Cable executive vice president John Gault joins OpVista's advisory board

Vietnamese Select Siemens
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2003

Vietnam Posts & Telecommunications Corp., Hanoi, orders €5M worth of Surpass solutions from Siemens IC Networks

Qwest, Union Reach Accord
News Wire Feed | 6/15/2003

Qwest has reached a tentative agreement on a new two-year contract with the Communications Workers of America (CWA)

XO Steps Up Bid for GX
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2003

XO proposes a tender for 'any and all' of Global Crossing's bank debt; alternatively, would acquire all GX assets for $700M in cash

Corvis Completes Broadwing Acquisition
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2003

Corvis and Cequel III, via their C III Communications joint venture, complete acquisition of Broadwing Communications for $91M in cash

XO Hires GM for Mickeyland
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2003

XO Communications names former KMC Telecom regional city director Daniel Weber as general manager for the Orlando market

New Edge Grows Up Fast
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2003

New Edge Networks ranked fastest-growing private company in Oregon and Southwest Washington over the last three years

FLAG Adds CFO
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2003

FLAG Telecom appoints Alex Gersh as chief financial officer, replacing Michel Cayouette, who leaves to 'pursue other interests'

Corecess Aces Hanaro Tests
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2003

Corecess' IP-VDSL equipment, powered by Metalink chipset, outperforms under thorough tests at Hanaro Telecom

SafeNet to Sell Stock
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2003

SafeNet files registration statement with the SEC for public offering of 2,500,000 shares of its common stock

Colt Discloses Director's Details
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2003

Following its announcement of Hans Eggerstedt as a non-executive director, Colt Telecom divulges his other directorships

VZ, VOD Sell Iusacell Stakes
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2003

[email protected] to acquire 100% of Grupo Iusacell for $10M, buying up Verizon's 39.4% stake and Vodafone's 34.5% stake

Entrada Ships CWDM System
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2003

Entrada Networks intros its Silverline-CWDM-400 system and completes interop testing with Dot Hill's SANnet II storage appliance

Transmode Succeeds in Switzerland
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2003

Transmode Systems signs Trigon as its Swiss reseller and announces two customer wins in Switzerland

Hybrid PBX Rules EMEA IP Voice
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2003

Only 3% of lines shipped in EMEA last quarter were connected to a pure-IP system, demonstrating the hybrid PBX's dominance, says Canalys

XO Hires General Counsel
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2003

XO Communications names Lee Weiner as senior vice president and general counsel, overseeing all of the company's legal affairs

Music Plays On
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2003

Music Semiconductors emerges intact from Chapter 11

Mindspeed Adds to Board
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2003

Mindspeed Technologies elects Ming Louie, co-founder of Mobile Radius, and Thomas Madden, EVP and CFO of Ingram Micro to its board

Paradyne Shifts
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2003

Paradyne Networks cuts 55 employees, or 12% of its workforce

Optical Solutions Does FTTP in PA
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2003

Laurel Highland Telephone Company and Optical Solutions roll out fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network in Pennsylvania

Interactive Enterprise Hires Sales Guy
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2003

Interactive Enterprise hires Greg Taylor as regional sales manager in Canada

Metalink Expands Into Korea
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2003

Office in Korea to provide customer support and business development services as Metalink expands Asia-Pacific operations

BT, Cisco Team on IP in Europe
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2003

BT and Cisco to further align technology, sales, and marketing in the UK and Europe; will jointly sell new converged IP-based services

SIA Sees Semiconductor Growth
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2003

The Semiconductor Industry Association projects 16.8% growth for 2004 global semiconductor sales; CAGR of 9.8% for 2003-2006

Tekelec Prices Notes
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2003

Tekelec has priced its offering of $125M of senior subordinated convertible notes due 2008 at a 55% premium

3Com to Lay Off 10%
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2003

3Com to cut approximately 10% of its global workforce over the next two quarters, mainly in the US (especially Santa Clara) and EMEA

Ciena Names EMEA Managing Director
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2003

Ciena hires Nick Jeffery away from Cable and Wireless, appoints him as managing director for Europe, Middle East, and Africa

BlazePhotonics Offers 14 Fibers
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2003

BlazePhotonics intros 14 solid-core photonic crystal fibers, including PM, small-core, and general-purpose singlemode fibers

GlobalConnect Picks Transmode CWDM
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2003

Danish alternative service provider GlobalConnect chooses Transmode Systems' CWDM platform, System 1100

OpsiTech Joins AWG MSA
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2003

OpsiTech joins the multi-source agreement on thermally-stablized arrayed waveguide AWG modules

VDSL-DMT Scores Another Win
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2003

Marconi selects Ikanos Communications' programmable, standards-based VDSL-DMT chipsets for its next-generation multiservice access node

Sarvega Secures $10M Funding
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2003

Sarvega attracts $10M in Series B funding, bringing the total raised to date to over $20M; touts XPE appliance performance at CommWorks

Infineon, Metalink Intro VDSLPlus
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2003

Infineon and Metalink announce VDSLPlus, with robust QAM technology enabling data rates up to 150 Mbit/s and extended reach exceeding 4km

Verizon Offers T1s to SMBs
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2003

Verizon offers benefits of high-speed T1 circuits to small and medium-sized businesses with new 'Integrated Access' service

Cisco Wins Indian Provider
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2003

Cisco solutions enable India's Sify to deliver converged voice, data, and video over a secure MPLS network architecture

FCC Posts High-Speed Net Info
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2003

Federal Communications Commission says high-speed connections to the Internet increased 23% during 2H02 for a total of 19.9M lines

Passave Launches EPON Chip
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2003

Passave Technologies introduces a new low-cost chip for FTTH, enabling EPON systems based on the emerging IEEE 802.3ah EFM standard

Broadcom Gets CMTS Chip Customers
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2003

ADC Telecom, Arris, and Cisco adopt Broadcom's new Docsis/Euro-Docsis 2.0-based chips for next-gen cable modem termination systems

Cisco Academy Opens in Scotland
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2003

Panduit provides philanthropic support for the newly opened Hills Trust Cisco Community Networking Academy in Scotland

Comcast Hires Lobbyist
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2003

Comcast names PAC director Melissa Maxfield as senior director of federal government affairs

AT&T Chairman Makes Lots of Promises
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2003

At shareowner meeting, chairman/CEO Dorman pledges to win in a new era of telecom with innovation, investment, and integrity

BellSouth Deploys DSL in Georgia
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2003

BellSouth plans to expand high-speed DSL services to cover all Georgia switching offices

Harmonic Syncs With Video
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2003

Harmonic enhances digital video solutions with new ProView integrated receiver decoders

Covad Acquires Qwest DSL Customers
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2003

Covad Communications is acquiring approximately 23,000 out-of-region business DSL customers from Qwest Communications

Intune Intros Tunable Swept Source
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2003

Intune launches the Intune INTs1100, the world’s first high speed swept source based on electronically tunable semiconductor lasers

Sprint Takes Charge on Hosting Biz
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

Q2 charges of $400M to $475M for ditching Web hosting biz and its 500 employees, and for "separating" from execs Esrey, LeMay, and Devlin

InterNetwork Inc. Puts a PPPoX on Tester
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

InterNetwork releases smartTest 2.3.1, enabling application layer traffic over PPPoX for testing of access and aggregation devices

3Com Files Cisco/Huawei Motion
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

As it plans to OEM Huawei products and launch a joint venture, 3Com asks a court to determine that these products don't infringe Cisco's

FCI Broadband Picks Alcatel for FTTU
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

Canadian CLEC FCI Broadband delivers advanced broadband services with the Alcatel 7340 Fiber-to-the-User (FTTU) solution

Conexant Sells Off Pictos
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

Chipmaker continues its planned divestitures, selling its digital imaging business to ESS for approximately $27M in cash

Virtela Offers DSL-Based VPN
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

Virtela delivers intelligent routing and performance guarantees to enable seamless DSL-based VPNs; Documentum becomes first DSL customer

Natural Convergence Names Chairman
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

Natural Convergence announces Jim Meenan, former CEO of AT&T Canada, as board chairman to guide strategic growth of company

AT&T Pledges Better Service to Canada
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

New data services nodes and worldwide investment of $500M provides globally consistent services in Canada

Fibernet Extends Opal Across UK
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

Fibernet wins contracts worth over £3M from Opal Telecom to extend its voice-switching infrastructure across the UK

Zinek Launches IP Broadcaster
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

Zinek's IP Broadcaster enables companies to broadcast their own interactive media channel to communicate with customers in real-time

Moto Extends Broadcom Cable Deal
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

Motorola extends its relationship with Broadcom as a primary provider of digital cable set-top box technology through 2004

Lucent Wins Twice in Asia
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

Lucent to expand Hanaro Telecom's backbone network and build an optical network for Beijing Communication Corp., a China Netcom sub

PriMetrica Acquires TeleGeography
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

PriMetrica acquires the publisher of authoritative research on global networks, traffic flows, and pricing

NKT Intros Waveguide Process
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

New high-index contrast waveguide process from NKT Integration enables manufacturing of ultra-compact integrated optical components

AT&T Expands Security Services
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

AT&T offers Network-Based Firewall Service, Enhanced Managed Intrusion Detection Service, and Application Firewall Service

EXFO Schedules Q3 Report
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

EXFO will release its financial results for 3Q03 after the close of stock markets on Thursday, June 26, 2003

Sprint Affiliates Pick Sprint Gateway
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

Six PCS affiliates of Sprint choose Lucent's PacketStar 4500 Multiservice Media Gateway to improve network efficiency

Xilinx Reaches FPGA Milestone
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

Xilinx has shipped over two million FPGA devices on 300mm wafers, creating unparalleled cost efficiencies

NEC Launches New ASIC Process
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

NEC Electronics introduces the next generation of its Instant Silicon Solution Platform, the ISSP2 series of structured ASIC devices

IPO.com Faces the Music
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

A relic of the Internet Boom finally closes its doors

LVL7 Writes Software for Broadcom
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

LVL7 announces Fastpath 3.1 software support for Broadcom StrataXGS and StrataSwitch Ethernet switches

iBasis Takes Albacom International
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

Italian competitive carrier Albacom interconnects with The iBasis Network for international VOIP services

LambdaNet Finishes Copenhagen MAN
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

LambdaNet completes metro network in Copenhagen, connecting its pan-European fibre network to the Danish Internet Exchange Point DIX

BT Hits 1M DSL Lines
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

BT passes its initial target, set in February 2002, of one million wholesale broadband connections by summer 2003

Vonage Teams With Cable Co
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2003

Vonage Digital Voice announces partnership with Armstrong Cable to deploy broadband telephony service across five states

MCI Responds to Reports
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2003

After delivering a report on the company's past wrongdoings, WorldCom - oh, I mean, MCI - bigwigs begin wagging fingers; tsk, tsk!

Qwest Closes $1.75B Term Loan
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2003

Qwest Corporation closes new $1.75 billion senior term loan facility, raising the loan from $1 billion in a fit of market optimism

Vitesse to Acquire Multilink
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2003

Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. to acquire Multilink Technology Corp. for 4.2M shares of Vitesse common stock, in a deal worth $22.9M

KSaria Picks Eastern US Rep
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2003

KSaria has selected TeraComm as its exclusive manufacturer's rep for its optical fiber assemblies in the eastern region of the US

CenturyTel Acquires Digital Teleport
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2003

CenturyTel completes the $38M acquisition of the operating assets of Digital Teleport, which it will operate under the name LightCore

Wave7 Gets VAR Deal (& Rural OK)
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2003

Fonex Data and Wave7 Optics to sell FTTH/FTTB networks in Canada; Wave7 granted 'Rural Utilities Service Acceptance' status by feds

P-Cube Intros IP Service Solutions
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2003

P-Cube's new service control solutions create the intelligent service layer for IP transport networks

Multiplex Goes 40km With 1310nm
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2003

Multiplex introduces unique transponder for 40km applications at 1310nm

Vitesse Goes Cheap With 10-Gig
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2003

Vitesse announces new small form factor transponders operating at industry-low power and price

Nortel Enhances IP PBX
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2003

Nortel Networks to offer customers additional choice in IP telephony deployment to provide migration options, innovative applications

MFN Plans to Finish Reorg in August
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2003

Metromedia Fiber Network expects to emerge from bankruptcy in mid-August with strong balance sheet and significant debt reduction

Nortel Enhances Metro Portfolio
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2003

Extends CWDM to service providers and enterprises; Completel, U. of Texas, and School District of Philadelphia deploying technology

US LEC Hires OSS Expert as CIO
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2003

US LEC names Tom Fabbricatore as senior VP and CIO; will oversee information systems and information technology departments

Cedar Point Gets 'QuickStart'
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2003

Cedar Point Communications unveils 'QuickStart' program to eliminate the complexity of telephony solutions for cable system operators

Anritsu Adds Euro Sales Manager
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2003

Anritsu appoints Alain Marion assistant general manager of European sales region

Optinel Delivers HD Transmitter
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2003

Optinel expands its Plexis MFX transport suite with an HD transmitter, offering additional capacity for HDTV

Taliescent Rents PMD Testers
News Wire Feed | 6/6/2003

Taliescent announces that a wide range of their polarization calibration artifacts are now available on a rental basis

Larscom, Vina Complete Merger
News Wire Feed | 6/6/2003

The merged company will retain the 'Larscom' name and its ticker and will relocate from Milpitas, Calif. to Vina's HQ in Newark, Calif.

GT Scores Two School Deals
News Wire Feed | 6/6/2003

Group Telecom wins two deals, valued at $6M, to provide services to Memorial U. of Newfoundland and the Avalon East School District

CLEC Growth Slows, but Continues
News Wire Feed | 6/6/2003

The CLEC market in the US has continued to show signs of growth, despite retrenchments in other areas of telecom services, says KMI

Cogent to Rescue C&W Customers
News Wire Feed | 6/6/2003

Cogent guarantees five-day service to Cable & Wireless customers cut off following C&W's recent decision to cease operations in the US

Irish Photonic Test Companies Merge
News Wire Feed | 6/6/2003

Tsunami Photonics and PXIT merge their respective test systems businesses, receive $1.5M capital investment, led by Delta Partners

Bookham Opens MMIC Foundry
News Wire Feed | 6/6/2003

Bookham Technology opens Europe's first commercial 6-inch-wafer technology GaAs MMIC foundry in major assault on device costs

Shipper Picks Equant IP VPN
News Wire Feed | 6/6/2003

Equant wins a five-year, $6.7M contract with Sea Containers to provide a global IP VPN solution

VW Fährt im Netz mit Siemens
News Wire Feed | 6/6/2003

Siemens Business Services hat mit Volkswagen ein B2C-Internetportal für den neuen Kompaktvan Touran konzipiert und realisiert

Sorrento Restructuring Finished
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2003

Sorrento Networks completes the capital and corporate restructuring plan that was approved by shareholders on May 29, 2003

Moto Gets Smart
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2003

Motorola unveils 'Smart' baseband solutions, packet telephony platforms, and power management, clock driver, and GigE ICs

Agilent Debuts Transceivers
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2003

Agilent's tri-rate SFP transceiver with digital diagnostics simplifies network design, maintenance, and reliability

WaveRider Deploys in Iowa
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2003

WaveRider’s non-line-of-sight wireless broadband Last Mile Solution connects seven communities in Iowa

NetLogic Expands Wireless Broadband
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2003

NetLogic expands wireless Internet service coverage to include St. Louis County; will offer dedicated Internet access up to 155 Mbit/s

GlobalX Links SURFnet
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2003

Global Crossing to provide SURFnet with a 10-Gbit/s lambda connection between NetherLight and StarLight for the TransLight project

Path 1, Aurora Team on Cable Platform
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2003

Path 1 Network Technologies and Aurora Networks announce world's first integrated HD multi-QAM solution

Qwest Upping Loan Again
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2003

Qwest Corporation subsidiary is considering an increase in its previously announced term loan from $1 billion to $1.75 billion

QNX Adds BSPs
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2003

Announces availability of board support packages (BSPs) for the Artesyn PM/PPC-750F and Artesyn PM/PPC 440, PCI mezzanine cards

China OKs Ericsson
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2003

Only supplier officially licensed to provide a softswitch solution for telephony and multimedia services in China

Lucent Wins in Poland
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2003

Signs €15M agreement with Telekomunikacja Polska for installation of Lucent switching and access solutions

StockerYale Intros UV Silica Fiber
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2003

Ultra-Violet Visible (UV-VIS) silica core fiber, marketed under the nomenclature, NUV-320-K1, designed for singlemode operation

Turner Chooses Scientific-Atlanta
News Wire Feed | 6/5/2003

Turner Broadcasting systems selects Scientific-Atlanta Prisma IP technology for cost-effective transport of studio-quality video

MetroPhotonics Begins Sampling
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2003

MetroPhotonics ready to deliver SurePath Monitor alpha prototypes to Tier 1 customers

Cincinnati Bell Chairman Steps Down
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2003

Chairman Daniel J. Meyer will step aside, remain on the board of directors, and give the chair to Phillip R. Cox

Probe Predicts VOIP Boom
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2003

Probe Group forecasts a tripling of North American revenues for business-related IP voice services between 2002 and 2003

VTR Debuts PIN Receiver
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2003

VTR Optoelectronics introduces a 10-Gbit/s, surface mount, small form factor PIN receiver module based on MSA specs

fSona Intros New FSO Line
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2003

fSona announces the SONAbeam 155-E, first in a new series of free space optical (FSO) wireless products

Thorlabs Acquires Tektronix Munich
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2003

Thorlabs has acquired Tektronix Munich, a subsidiary of Tektronix, for an undisclosed amount

HLkomm Picks Cisco for Metro Ethernet
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2003

Austrian provider HLkomm builds Metro Ethernet backbone using Cisco technology to run alongside its SDH network

InfoVista Demos With Cisco
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2003

Cisco embeds InfoVista's intelligent performance management software in next-generation OSS demonstration at Supercomm

Bluepoint Deploys Nortel VOIP Solution
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2003

Bluepoint deploys Nortel's Business Communications Manager to create state-of-the-art infrastructure for its new HQ in Milton Keynes

Siemens Chooses SSH Certifier
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2003

Siemens Finland licenses SSH Communications Security's Certifierto authenticate users in its hosted SAP Business Suite service center

ADC Joins Mahi Alliance
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2003

ADC joins Mahi's Strategic Performance Alliance as charter member; will provide systems integration services as a service partner

Avici, Huawei Team on IP
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2003

Avici Systems and Huawei Technologies agree to deliver next-gen IP solutions to help carriers in China build better IP networks

Tundra Reports Q4, TI Development Deal
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2003

Tundra Semiconductor signs agreement with Texas Instruments to develop RapidIO technology; boosts Q4 revs 23% to $9.1M; EPS $0.01

LightPointe Intros Gig-E FSO Product
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2003

FlightStrata-G delivers 1.25 Gbit/s of full-duplex bandwidth at distances up to 1,000 meters

NEC Buys HighWave Filters
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2003

NEC will use HighWave Optical Technologies' Gain Flattening Filters, featuring its unique Randomised Chirped Bragg Grating technology

Dutch Deploy Alopa VOIP Gear
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2003

Alopa OSS solution now provides Multikabel with secure cable provisioning to PacketCable 1.0 specifications

EXFO Lays Off 30%
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2003

Says restructuring plan will provide approximately US$10 million in annualized pre-tax savings

Encore Upgrades OS
News Wire Feed | 6/4/2003

Announces the latest release of its leading IP operating system software, ELIOSTM 3.0

Kuehne & Nagel Picks Equant for IP VPN
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2003

Kuehne & Nagel to connect an additional 72 locations in nine Western European and eight Eastern European countries using Equant IP VPN

Finisar Reports Q4
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2003

Revenues were up 3% from last quarter but still down from 2002 levels; losses for the quarter were $26.2M

Opnext Opens R&D Facility
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2003

Returning to its roots, the Hitachi spinoff is opening a facility in Japan

Agilent Debuts Cheap Oscilloscopes
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2003

Agilent Technologies' new 1GHz oscilloscopes speed digital product design at the industry's lowest prices

Covad Picks Linksys Gear
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2003

Linksys and Covad offer wired and wireless networking products to Covad high-speed DSL Internet subscribers

Marconi Resells CoManage
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2003

Marconi signs global reseller agreement with CoManage to deliver network inventory data integrity solution to wireless carriers

ADC Goes Power-Mad
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2003

ADC introduces LoopStar span-powered Wi-Fi solutions, the first DSL, span-powered access point

Sonofon Switches With Tellabs
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2003

Sonofon chooses next-generation SDH solution from Tellabs to expand capacity of mobile network

AT&T to Improve Services
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2003

$500M investment to 'raise industry bar' on customer service; will extend corporate intranets to WiFi hotspots at airports and hotels

Axiom Wins TeliaSonera Deal
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2003

TeliaSonera to use Axiom to integrate and manage a project for cross-domain management, inventory reconciliation, and CDM activation

Nufern Tightens Fiber Specs
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2003

Nufern tightens fiber specs on select cut-off 1060nm and planar waveguide fibers; introduces PM double-clad fiber

CableRunner Runs Fiber in the Sewer
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2003

CableRunner North America launches pilot project to build San Francisco's first city-owned fiber-in-the-sewer infrastructure

DSL Vendors Agree on Code
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2003

Eleven leading DSL suppliers commit to discrete multi-tone (DMT) modulation as the line code for standard-compliant VDSL

MCI Picks Nortel for VOIP
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2003

MCI joins with Nortel to accelerate convergence of voice, data networks; Synergy says Nortel led the VOIP/softswitch market in Q1

Lucent Debuts Compact Switch
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2003

Lucent claims its iGEN Compact Switch can cut operating expenses up to 90% while offering a path to next-generation services

Beam Express Scores $7.5M
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2003

Swiss venture secures Series B funding in its quest to develop 1550nm VCSELs

Arris Debuts Cadant C3 CMTS
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2003

Arris's Cadant C3 CMTS, based on the Com 21 DOXcontroller 1000XB design, is Docsis/PacketCable-based with Layer 3 routing capabilities

Axsun Intros Tunable Filters
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2003

Axsun Technologies introduces the AcuTune Tunable Filter family

Qwest Ponders Upping Loan
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2003

Qwest Communications considers increasing term loan from $1B to $1.5B as a result of strong demand

Actelis Shipping New MetaLights
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2003

The MetaLIGHT 1500 and the MetaLIGHT 100L systems are based on Actelis’s patented MetaLOOP technology

Rambus Goes PCI Express
News Wire Feed | 6/2/2003

Rambus samples first chips supporting the PCI Express interface to evaluate the RaSer physical layer cell for PCI Express applications

MidStream Teams With nCube
News Wire Feed | 6/2/2003

MidStream's IP2000 series of video servers, nCube's nAble On Demand Management System and On Demand Application to be integrated

BellSouth Picks Lucent DMX
News Wire Feed | 6/2/2003

Lucent Technologies selected by BellSouth to deliver Metropolis DMX Access Multiplexer platforms throughout its nine-state region

CoreOptics Hires NA S&M VP
News Wire Feed | 6/2/2003

CoreOptics names Saeid Aramideh as vice president of marketing, business development, and sales for North America

UTStarcom Names Head of Biz Dev
News Wire Feed | 6/2/2003

UTStarcom names former 3Com executive Taher Behbehani as new head of business development and strategy

StarGen Announces Sales VP
News Wire Feed | 6/2/2003

StarGen names Will Torgerson, former director of sales for PLX Technologies, as vice president of sales

AMCC Reveals Single-Platform Model
News Wire Feed | 6/2/2003

AMCC's single, flexible Mission platform will simplify network element development, create unparalleled cost-per-subscriber savings

RF Micro Devices Intros Amp
News Wire Feed | 6/2/2003

RF Micro Devices introduces high-linearity amplfier in 3X3mm leadless plastic package for use in wireless infrastructure applications

Cisco Enhances B-RAS
News Wire Feed | 6/2/2003

Doubles subscriber density on the Cisco 10000 series and delivers the Ethernet-focused BRAS functionality on the Cisco 7600 series

BellSouth Picks Cisco for Upgrade
News Wire Feed | 6/2/2003

BellSouth upgrades its network with Cisco ONS 15454 MSPPs to improve network efficiencies and support data services

MCI Hires EMEA S&M Chief
News Wire Feed | 6/2/2003

Andrew MacLeod to lead company's sales, marketing, and operations in Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Teleglobe Acquisition Complete
News Wire Feed | 6/2/2003

The purchase of Teleglobe by Teleglobe International Holdings Ltd. has been completed; global marketing campaign plotted

Lucent Sells Excel Switching Group
News Wire Feed | 6/2/2003

Lucent's Open Network Services platform business acquired by group led by Soros Private Equity Investors and Oak Investment Partners

Sumitomo Touts Bends Cure
News Wire Feed | 6/2/2003

Announces fiber pigtails and patch cords that incorporate bend-insensitive singlemode fibers

Verizon Extends Alcatel DSL Deal
News Wire Feed | 6/2/2003

Verizon to expand its DSL coverage by deploying additional 7300 ASAM and Litespan NGDLC products

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