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Telseon to Lease Metromedia Fiber
News Wire Feed | 8/31/2000

$32M agreement expands Telseon's fiber footprint in key U.S. metro areas

Alcatel Offers 10-Gig Ethernet Core
News Wire Feed | 8/31/2000

10-Gigabit Ethernet MAC soft core available for licensing in Q3 2000, with a first release set for Q4 2000

Focal in Router Deal With Juniper
News Wire Feed | 8/31/2000

Focal will deploy more than 70 Juniper M20 Internet backbone routers in its Focal Internet eXchanges (FIXs) across the country

FLAG to Deploy Juniper Routers
News Wire Feed | 8/31/2000

Juniper to supply M20 Internet backbone routers to be deployed in FLAG Telecom's global IP backbone

ADC Invades Europe
News Wire Feed | 8/31/2000

Expands broadband capabilities into Europe with acquisition of France Electronique's telecom systems integration business

Cisco to Pay $369M for PixStream
News Wire Feed | 8/31/2000

Cisco stock worth about $369 million will be exchanged for all outstanding shares of PixStream, a provider of digital video solutions

Tektronix Unveils Jitter Test Product
News Wire Feed | 8/31/2000

Digital Phase Analysis jitter and synchronization testing technology employs silicon germanium

360networks Adds 11 Thousand Miles
News Wire Feed | 8/31/2000

Will pay Call-Net Enterprises US$162.5 million for dark fiber connecting more than 20 cities in N. America

Corning Boosts PurePath Production
News Wire Feed | 8/31/2000

Will invest $20M in PurePath Dynamic Spectral Equalizer and Wavelength Selective Switch manufacture

Zenastra Unveils Optical Components
News Wire Feed | 8/30/2000

Zenastra is introducing four integrated passive optical components that will lead to larger scale integrated passive devices

Nortel Intros Wavelength Management
News Wire Feed | 8/29/2000

Enables light to be effectively distributed by color or wavelength so customers can obtain and control the bandwidth they want

Nortel/Alteon Merger Accelerated
News Wire Feed | 8/29/2000

Federally mandated waiting period terminated as of August 28

Lucent Exec Moves to Astral Point
News Wire Feed | 8/29/2000

Roger J. Heinz, a former senior VP at Lucent, has joined the company in the new position of vice president, Western region sales

EPIK Doubles Footprint
News Wire Feed | 8/29/2000

Through an agreement with Digital Teleport, EPIK added 2,922 miles of dark fiber reaching customers in 10 major metropolitan areas

Calient Initiates Peering Program
News Wire Feed | 8/29/2000

Three-phase optical platform peering program to serve as foundation for aggressive interoperability testing

Calient Expands Leadership Team
News Wire Feed | 8/29/2000

Appointment of Terry Gibson as chief financial officer and Greg Partalis as vice president of sales

WaveSplitter Demos 160 Channel DeMux
News Wire Feed | 8/28/2000

Uses WaveProcessorTM interleavers and AWGs from NEC Corporation to separate 160 DWDM channels

Trellis Touts "Electroholography"
News Wire Feed | 8/28/2000

Electroholography(TM) is an all-optical solution for switching technology based on an innovation in the field of solid-state physics

Eluminant Upgrades Its Vista Mux
News Wire Feed | 8/28/2000

Version 2.1 includes a robust assortment of features that benefit the space, speed, and functionality requirements of service providers

Corvis Unveils Optical Protector
News Wire Feed | 8/28/2000

Allows for a wide spectrum of protection and restoration schemes for both OC48/STM-16 and OC-192/STM-64 services

16-Port OC3 Transponder From Astral
News Wire Feed | 8/28/2000

The new transponder combines 16 separate OC3 Sonet channels into a single OC48 Sonet wavelength

Kymata Offers New Power Monitor
News Wire Feed | 8/28/2000

Multichannel Wavelength Power Monitor promises high-performance monitoring to provide accurate optical power levels

Sheinbein Joins CyOptics Board
News Wire Feed | 8/28/2000

Sheinbein is currently AT&T Vice President for Network Architecture and Development

Ciena Expands Its Toolkit
News Wire Feed | 8/28/2000

Ciena has added rate-adaptive gigabit Ethernet technology to the LightWorks Toolkit™ for optical services

Redback Speeds Provisioning
News Wire Feed | 8/28/2000

Connection Manager promises reduction in bandwidth provisioning time "from months to seconds"

Terawave Demos PON System
News Wire Feed | 8/28/2000

Terawave's multispeed PON platform allows the 155- and 622-Mbit/s PON cards to be mixed in the Terawave OLTs (Optical Line Terminals)

Cisco Enables Remote Testing
News Wire Feed | 8/28/2000

The first non-intrusive tool for service providers to test and monitor wavelengths in their core optical networks

Applied Micro to Buy MMC for $4.5B
News Wire Feed | 8/28/2000

AMCC will issue 0.619 shares of its common stock for each common share of MMC stock

Lynx Previews Photon X-8 Switch
News Wire Feed | 8/28/2000

Features include non-blocking operation, reconfiguration time of less than 2ms, dynamic power control, and weighted multicasting

40-Channel AWG From Lightwave Micro
News Wire Feed | 8/28/2000

Aimed at putting up to 40 channels on a single fiber, the AWGs are currently available in 32 and 40 channels in 100 GHz spacing

New Wavelength Muxes From ONI
News Wire Feed | 8/28/2000

The Sonet/SDH and the data multiplex products let carriers pack up to 16 lower-speed channels into a single wavelength

Alcatel Announces MEMS Partner
News Wire Feed | 8/28/2000

Partnership with OMM comes only a few weeks after Alcatel backed bubbles for its optical switch developments

Tsunami Debuts First Products
News Wire Feed | 8/28/2000

Tsunami introduces a family of coarse wavelength-division multiplexing (CWDM) products and optical ASICs

Axsun Launches Tiny Optical Analyzer
News Wire Feed | 8/28/2000

Paves the way for optical channel monitoring to be widely deployed in existing equipment

Tsunami Plans CWDM Chips
News Wire Feed | 8/28/2000

Targets coarse wavelength=division multiplexing and optical ASICs

Major Expansion at CiDRA
News Wire Feed | 8/25/2000

More than doubling its Connecticut manufacturing operations to approximately 190,000 square feet by yearend

Finisar Announces "Smart" Transceiver
News Wire Feed | 8/24/2000

It operates at data rates up to 1.25 Gbit/s on both 3.3V and 5.0V power supplies, at temperatures from -10C to +85C

Sigma Systems Raises $20M
News Wire Feed | 8/24/2000

Kleiner Perkins, Redwood Ventures invest in service provisioning startup

Siara Visionary Unveils Startup
News Wire Feed | 8/24/2000

Sanjeev Newarikar heads up Cratos Networks, developing metro switch

ONI in $30M Japan Internet Deal
News Wire Feed | 8/24/2000

Internet Initiative Japan will spend $30 Million on ONI's Dynamic Transport System

Corning Introduces 3G LEAF Fiber
News Wire Feed | 8/24/2000

Third-generation LEAF fiber enables longer transmission distances, higher bit rates, and lower cost

Corvis Reports $100M 2Q Loss
News Wire Feed | 8/24/2000

Corvis had a net loss of $100.7M, or $2.51 per share, compared with a loss of $14.3M, or $0.55 per share, for the year ago quarter

Siemens DWDM Sales Soar
News Wire Feed | 8/23/2000

160-channel system will ship in "early 2001"

Inktomi, Adero, AOL Form Alliance
News Wire Feed | 8/23/2000

Targets content distribution over the Net

Tundra Announces Record Earnings
News Wire Feed | 8/23/2000

1Q revenue was $14 million, up 62% from 1Q 2000; net earnings were up 117% to $1.8 million

Corvis Names VP for Global Sales
News Wire Feed | 8/23/2000

Rick Bakosh, formerly of Tellabs, will lead the development of all sales opportunities for Corvis

Infonetics Sees Spurt in Tier 2 Outlays
News Wire Feed | 8/23/2000

U.S. Tier 2 service provider network equipment expenditures will grow 110% between now and 2004, from $3.1 billion to $6.5 billion

Optical Components Startup Raises $21M
News Wire Feed | 8/23/2000

Tellamon Photonic Networks Inc. announces $31M (US$21M) financing round led by National Bank Financial

MFN Announces Major PAIX Buildout
News Wire Feed | 8/23/2000

Deployment of PAIX neutral Internet exchange to six more cities in the U.S. and Europe by year's end

Ciena to Light Mexican Network
News Wire Feed | 8/23/2000

Protel to light optical Internet connecting 17 Mexican cities with Ciena's LightWorks products

Coriolis Closes $20M Second Round
News Wire Feed | 8/22/2000

Will fund further development of metro gear

Celotek Spins Off Security Startup
News Wire Feed | 8/22/2000

"NetOctave" will target Internet appliances, switches, and servers

Telica Launches Convergence Switch
News Wire Feed | 8/22/2000

Plexus 9000 links Class 5 switches, DSLAMs, wireless, cable to optical backbones

New Crosspoint Switch From AMCC
News Wire Feed | 8/22/2000

Industry's first very high-speed silicon-germanium 68x69 differential crosspoint switch with full broadcast switching capability

Asta Closes $3M First Round
News Wire Feed | 8/22/2000

Making software to counter denial-of-service attacks

Avanex to Demo Disperson Compensator
News Wire Feed | 8/21/2000

New 40-Gbit/s Powershaper model will debut at NFOEC

Cypress Launches OC48 Transceiver
News Wire Feed | 8/21/2000

Features low power consumption, small size

World Wide Packets Debuts First Product
News Wire Feed | 8/21/2000

Subscriber access device offers eight 10/100-Mbit/s Ethernet ports

BT Buying Riverstone Switch Routers
News Wire Feed | 8/21/2000

BTopenworld will deploy Riverstone RS 8600 switch routers in its Internet data centers

Analog CEO Joins ZettaCom Board
News Wire Feed | 8/21/2000

Jerry Fishman, President and CEO of Analog Devices joins the Board of Directors of ZettaCom

Nu-Wave Becomes Zenastra Photonics
News Wire Feed | 8/21/2000

Startup develops optical integrated circuits

Cyras Sells $150M Worth of Notes
News Wire Feed | 8/21/2000

Cyras Systems Inc. announces closing of $150 million of 4 1/2%convertible subordinated notes in private offering

Intel Unveils OC48 GigaBlade
News Wire Feed | 8/21/2000

Device is designed to provide greater intelligence about the type of traffic that flows over an optical network

Big S. A. Orders for FiberCore
News Wire Feed | 8/21/2000

New single-mode optical fiber orders total $39M

Yipes Expands Into Southern Cal
News Wire Feed | 8/21/2000

Will offer 1-Gbit/s Internet service to businesses in San Diego and environs

Broadwing, Corvis Long-Haul OC192 Trial
News Wire Feed | 8/21/2000

Field trial of Corvis's 10-gig product conducted on Broadwing's 4,000-km Phoenix-to-Fort Worth optical loop

Check Point Certifies Foundry Switches
News Wire Feed | 8/19/2000

Foundry’s ServerIronXL is compatible with Checkpoint's VPN-1/FireWall-1 4.1 products.

Calient Boosts Manufacturing Capability
News Wire Feed | 8/19/2000

Announces 23,000 square-foot facility, names VP of operations

Stratos ATM Transceivers Hit Market
News Wire Feed | 8/18/2000

ATM OC-48 SFF transceivers target the metro and WAN markets

Ditech Quarterlies Up 345%
News Wire Feed | 8/18/2000

Pro forma net income available to common shareholders for Q1 2001 was $14.2 million, $0.47 per share

Agilent Nets 3Q $155M
News Wire Feed | 8/18/2000

Earnings per share are 33 cents; orders up 44%; net revenue up 28%

ProtoDel Launches Attenuator-Switch
News Wire Feed | 8/18/2000

Combines power control and isolation switching in single component

ADC : 3Q Revenues Up 67%
News Wire Feed | 8/17/2000

Totals $891 million in quarter ending July 31

Alcatel to Buy Tele Danmark Marine
News Wire Feed | 8/17/2000

The unit, which employs about two hundred people, will become the key submarine network maintenance management center of Alcatel

Corning Opening New Components Plant
News Wire Feed | 8/17/2000

Henrietta, N.Y., plant will employ 440 people and more than double company's capacity in fiber-based passive components

Ciena Reports $233M 3Q Revenue
News Wire Feed | 8/17/2000

Net income for the quarter was $28.2 million, or $0.19 per diluted share

Lucent, Sprint in $200M Pact
News Wire Feed | 8/17/2000

Deal will expand the Internet access capacity of the carrier's network

Notebaert New CEO at Tellabs
News Wire Feed | 8/17/2000

Tellabs CEO Michael J. Birck becomes chairman of the board of directors

ONI, Qwest Ink Multi-Year Deal
News Wire Feed | 8/17/2000

Qwest selected ONI's Dynamic Transport System (DTS), an enhanced optical service delivery platform, for its metro buildout

Corning Announces 3 For 1 Stock Split
News Wire Feed | 8/16/2000

Shareholders will get 2 new shares for every share they hold on Sept 5

Kestrel Appoints New CEO
News Wire Feed | 8/16/2000

Brain Jervis, ex Newbridge, takes over from founder Mike Rowan

Hitachi to Sell Siemens Regenerators
News Wire Feed | 8/16/2000

Will work with Hitachi's Sonet gear in long-haul backbones

Allayer Launches 10-Gig Switch Chip
News Wire Feed | 8/16/2000

One 10-Gbit/s port and 12 1-Gbit/s ports on a single chip

Nanovation Consolidates
News Wire Feed | 8/15/2000

Will move HQ from Miami to Michigan

Ciena 2-for-1 Stock Split
News Wire Feed | 8/15/2000

In September outstanding shares will double to more than 283 million.

Sphera Optical Networks Raises $70M
News Wire Feed | 8/15/2000

Multimillion-dollar strategic investment to finance rollout of U.S. and European optical gateway networks

Fiber Component Startup to Expand
News Wire Feed | 8/15/2000

ProtoDel gets investment from MTI

Optical Solutions Inc. Names CEO
News Wire Feed | 8/15/2000

Darryl E. Ponder, former ADC Telecommunications executive, to lead company

Yipes Chooses Syndesis Software
News Wire Feed | 8/15/2000

NetProvision software suite to accelerate delivery of Yipes optical IP network services

Nortel to Buy Sonoma Systems
News Wire Feed | 8/15/2000

The deal may be worth as much as $540 million

Pirelli Invests $83M in Cable Plant
News Wire Feed | 8/15/2000

Will expand its fiber optic cable manufacturing capacity in Lexington County, S.C., adding an estimated 260 jobs

Cogent Signs L.A. Building Deal
News Wire Feed | 8/14/2000

Access agreement covers 23 buildings, 2,000 tenants

Dynarc Launches Edge Switch
News Wire Feed | 8/14/2000

"Chanserv" supports QOS guarantees on IP nets

Broadcom Buys Newport
News Wire Feed | 8/14/2000

Acquisition adds OC48 and OC192 Sonet transceivers and framers, as well as serial 10-Gbit/s Ethernet to Broadcom's stable of offerings

Marconi in German Broadband Deal
News Wire Feed | 8/14/2000

By providing ADSL compatibility, Marconi will give tesion the option of using copper as the final link for its Internet customers

En-Touch Opts for Marconi System
News Wire Feed | 8/14/2000

En-Touch deploys Marconi fiber-to-the-curb solution to deliver next-generation multimedia services to Houston homeowners

Tenor Completes $93M Third Round
News Wire Feed | 8/14/2000

New investors include Williams Communications

ACD.net Deploys Tachion Switches
News Wire Feed | 8/14/2000

With the FUSION 5000 system, ACD.net will begin offering Michigan customers bundled broadband voice and data services

Telesens to Buy UK Billing Vendor
News Wire Feed | 8/14/2000

Telsens to buy KSCL to become Europe's biggest broadband billing software vendor

Marconi Claims Fiber Access Milestone
News Wire Feed | 8/14/2000

3-million lines of fiber-to-the-curb installed

New VP USA at Alliance Fiber Optic
News Wire Feed | 8/11/2000

Most recently General Manager at Xerox Corporation, Gregory Barnes will lead AFOP’s production and distribution operations

Startup Plans Fiber in 131 Cities
News Wire Feed | 8/10/2000

American Fiber Systems plans to lay 1.4 million miles of fiber in the next 5 years

Entridia Raises Another $10M
News Wire Feed | 8/10/2000

Agilent leads third round of funding in router component startup

Marconi Wins Fibernet Contract
News Wire Feed | 8/10/2000

Will supply 80 channel DWDM and SDH network linking 32 German cities

Teleglobe, 360networks Ink $100M Deal
News Wire Feed | 8/10/2000

360networks will provide Teleglobe 10-Gbit/s wavelength capacity on its 28,000-km network connecting the U.S., Bermuda, and S. America

Mitel Intros DWDM Grating
News Wire Feed | 8/10/2000

The optical mux family of products resulting from this research will be called LightRider and will target metro-area DWDM equipment

Pathnet Has $210M Nortel Credit Line
News Wire Feed | 8/10/2000

The credit facility will support the build-out of the optical transport core of Pathnet's network

Lucent Names CEO for Spinoff
News Wire Feed | 8/9/2000

John Dickson, existing CEO of micro-electronics, gets the job

Carriers, Vendors Launch VDSL Initiative
News Wire Feed | 8/9/2000

More than 30 companies set up committee to accelerate deployment

Alloptic Gets Heavyweight Partner
News Wire Feed | 8/9/2000

Scientific-Atlanta puts $8 million in the PON startup

Ensemble Raises $60M
News Wire Feed | 8/9/2000

Broadband wireless startup gets backing from Cisco, Dell, Goldman Sachs

Nextgen Announces Optic Fiber Network
News Wire Feed | 8/9/2000

The $850-million optic fiber network will extend about 8400 km from Brisbane to Perth; Lucent will supply the technology

Listwin's New Job Unveiled
News Wire Feed | 8/9/2000

Will head company resulting from merger of Phone.com and Software.com

Agilent Acquires DTI
News Wire Feed | 8/9/2000

The move enhances Agilent's solutions for next-generation network and equipment testing

Alcatel Ships Tunable Laser
News Wire Feed | 8/9/2000

Being able to lock on to each of 4 different wavelengths should make inventory reduction possible for multichannel system operators

Bookham Sees 2Q Growth
News Wire Feed | 8/9/2000

Revenues were up 84 percent, and net losses declined to US$6.9 million, while the firm expanded its manufacturing facilities

Former Ascend CEO Joins Amber Board
News Wire Feed | 8/9/2000

Mory Ejabat, CEO of Zhone Technologies, joins optical Internet firm's board, following record $91-million funding round

New Net Design Software From TelOptica
News Wire Feed | 8/9/2000

DesignIQ is a fully automated system used to design and optimize optical nets for transport, access, metro ring, and cable

Listwin Leaves Cisco
News Wire Feed | 8/9/2000

Exec VP of Corporate Marketing, Service Provider, and Consumer lines will head company in which Cisco has a minority investment

Lucent in Major Focus Shift
News Wire Feed | 8/9/2000

Patricia Russo, executive VP and CEO of the Service Provider Networks group, is leaving, as Lucent looks for a new COO

Fujitsu Debuts Metro Optical Mux
News Wire Feed | 8/8/2000

The passive optical add/drop system for metro DWDM applications is designed to give carriers flexibility in their network configurations

Foundry and Novell Collaborate
News Wire Feed | 8/8/2000

Novell will integrate Foundry ServerIron and BigIron switches into Novell Content Exchange, their new Web content acceleration service

New DWDM Solution From ECI
News Wire Feed | 8/8/2000

The 32-channel optical solution, being deployed by a European provider, enables bidirectional DWDM over a single optical fiber

Cisco's Smith Moves to Redback
News Wire Feed | 8/8/2000

He will oversee global outsourcing expansion and lead the company's purchasing, quality assurance, and new product introduction efforts

MFN 2Q Income Rises to $43.3M
News Wire Feed | 8/8/2000

Revenues increase 113% over Q2 1999 to $43.3M; fiber miles in service increase to 957,000; AboveNet buy helps boost net loss to $92M

Zaffire Expands Into Europe
News Wire Feed | 8/7/2000

Zaffire's UK office extends its Advanced Optical Services Network Architecture marketing to Europe, then to the Middle-East and Africa

Marconi Wins Amerinet Contract
News Wire Feed | 8/7/2000

AmeriNet's members will be among the first to take advantage of Marconi's E*NABLE broadband services for healthcare

Broadcom to Acquire Silicon Spice
News Wire Feed | 8/7/2000

Vinod Dham, Chairman, President, and CEO of Silicon Spice, who had led the Intel Pentium program, comes along with the deal

Yountz Joins Coriolis as Sales VP
News Wire Feed | 8/7/2000

Yountz brings 23 years' experience with communications equipment companies; most recently, she was regional sales director at NetCore

Next-Gen Net Exchange Up in Florida.
News Wire Feed | 8/7/2000

The network, with speeds from DS3 and gigabit Ethernet to OC-192 and DWDM, is the country's first switched optical Internet exchange

HK Mobile Provider Chooses Redback
News Wire Feed | 8/7/2000

Under the agreement, the Redback Subscriber Management System will be deployed into SmarTone's fixed-wireless LMDS network

AMCC Adds OC48 CDR Devices
News Wire Feed | 8/7/2000

The S3076 and S3078 multirate chips promise substantially reduced jitter generation, creating greater design margin for customers

Nova Crystals Demos High-Power VCSEL
News Wire Feed | 8/7/2000

The laser diode delivers a bandwidth of 2.5 Gbit/s, is robust enough for commercial use, and lends itself to high-volume manufacture

World Wide Packets Product in Trials
News Wire Feed | 8/7/2000

Nearly 100 residential sites in Ephrata, Wash., will trial Gigabit Ethernet broadband connectivity from World Wide Packets Inc.

Broadwing Has $44M Piece of Corvis
News Wire Feed | 8/4/2000

The service provider's 8M-share stake in Corvis's IPO follows their purchase of $200 million in Corvis optical networking equipment

Reorganization at Lucent Optical
News Wire Feed | 8/3/2000

Lucent is dividing its optical networking group into core and metropolitan networking units

FiberNet Acquires Devnet
News Wire Feed | 8/3/2000

The purchase price for the local carrier was approximately $15 million in cash and 3.5 million shares of FiberNet common stock.

Digital Lightwave in Euro Deal With CSL
News Wire Feed | 8/3/2000

CSL to sell and support the company's optical diagnostic and monitoring equipment in the U.K., Ireland, and Benelux

C&W HKT Deploys Ericsson Routers
News Wire Feed | 8/3/2000

Ericsson's AXI 520 IP Backbone Routers connect Internet customers' servers to Cable & Wireless HKT's [email protected] data centers

Harris to Zygo's Board of Directors
News Wire Feed | 8/2/2000

R. Clark Harris is a partner at NorthEast Ventures and had previously been president of Uniphase Telecommunication Products

France Telecom, 360net in $100M Deal
News Wire Feed | 8/2/2000

360networks will provide France Telecom and Intelig 10-Gbit/s capacity on its subsea cable connecting the U.S. and S.America

Terayon to Acquire Mainsail Networks
News Wire Feed | 8/2/2000

Acquisition adds access platform that interconnects copper and fiber optic networks to Terayon's portfolio of broadband systems

Marconi, CrossKeys Ink OEM Deal
News Wire Feed | 8/2/2000

Marconi will incorporate CrossKeys Resolve software into its new ServiceOn Accord, providing an SLA solution to service providers

Intel to Acquire Trillium for $300M
News Wire Feed | 8/1/2000

Trillium will join Intel's Network Processing Group, and its software will become an integral part of Intel's Internet Exchange architecture

Astral Point To Ship DCS System
News Wire Feed | 8/1/2000

The service, directly mapped to DWDM optical nets, allows carriers to provide leased line and optical services from a common platform

Kymata Plots North American Expansion
News Wire Feed | 8/1/2000

The UK-based optical components manufacturer has opened offices in Boston, California, and New Jersey

Kymata Introduces VOA Switch for DWDM
News Wire Feed | 8/1/2000

Kymata claims the addition to the company's line of opto-electronic integrated circuits dramatically reduces system time to market

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