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Convergent Files for IPO
News Wire Feed | 9/29/2000

Has filed a registration statement with the SEC for an IPO of its common stock, led by Credit Suisse First Boston

Exodus to Buy GlobalCenter for $6.5B
News Wire Feed | 9/29/2000

Exodus and Global Crossing, GlobalCenter's parent, also signed a 10-year network services agreement

GTS Signs Pact with Yahoo! Europe
News Wire Feed | 9/29/2000

Yahoo! to use GTS's pan-European Internet network and infrastructure

Broadwing Opens All-Optical Interop Lab
News Wire Feed | 9/29/2000

Ciena, Cisco, Corvis, Lucent, and Nortel have agreed to participate in Broadwing's state-of-the-art testing facility

Cisco to Buy Vovida , IPCell
News Wire Feed | 9/29/2000

$369M deal for software vendors Vovida Networks and IPCell Technologies

Benhamou Resigns as 3Com CEO
News Wire Feed | 9/28/2000

Will remain as board chairman; Bruce Claflin to become CEO

Optimight Moves HQ to San Jose
News Wire Feed | 9/28/2000

Pre-IPO startup is expanding its operations and hiring aggressively

Nortel Announces Asia-Pacific Deals
News Wire Feed | 9/28/2000

Total $725 million, plus the addition of 1,400 new high-tech jobs over the next two years

$12M 1st Round for LightPointe
News Wire Feed | 9/28/2000

Will be used to expand the laser-optic/microwave systems developer's manufacturing capabilities

VCSEL Breakthrough at UCal
News Wire Feed | 9/27/2000

High-performance, long-wavelength Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) grown as a single semiconductor crystal

Band-X Acquires TeleGeography
News Wire Feed | 9/27/2000

TeleGeography will continue to produce its existing publications and form the heart of a separate Band-X publications group

Sycamore Launches Long-Haul DWDM
News Wire Feed | 9/27/2000

Delivers 160 wavelengths, 4,000km, but not at the same time

360Networks Puts $80M on Halifax
News Wire Feed | 9/27/2000

Cable landing station will connect Canada to Europe and the U.S. via a 12,200 kilometer undersea network

Beta for Luminous PacketWave
News Wire Feed | 9/27/2000

IP Networks has completed a beta test implementation of Luminous Networks' PacketWave optical switching technology

Alcatel Gets $60M Philippine Contract
News Wire Feed | 9/27/2000

Digitel, the largest fixed-line operator in Luzon, has chosen Alcatel as supplier to its DWDM and SDH backbone

France Telecom Tags Alcatel for N.A.
News Wire Feed | 9/27/2000

Alcatel to design, build, install, and maintain France Telecom's 15 thousand mile DWDM backbone in North America

JCI Signs $35M Contract With Lucent
News Wire Feed | 9/27/2000

To expand its broadband optical network for the film and TV industry

Lucent Wins Big Chinese Contracts
News Wire Feed | 9/27/2000

Contracts with Fujian Mobile and China Unicom total $22.8 million

Pirelli Sells Optical Unit to Corning
News Wire Feed | 9/27/2000

Sale of Optical Technologies, the Delaware-based optical components company, for $3.9 billion plus other assets for $100M

Vitesse Announces TDM/Sonet Chip
News Wire Feed | 9/27/2000

TimeStream ICs are intended to provide TDM traffic management for Sonet/SDH equipment with OC3 to OC192 optical interfaces

Cisco Completes Komodo Buy
News Wire Feed | 9/27/2000

A leading developer of voice-over-IP (VOIP) devices

Novalux Has $109M 3rd Round
News Wire Feed | 9/26/2000

Will allow the company to meet the demand for its first family of pump laser products

Onix, ADI Join Forces on MEMS Switch
News Wire Feed | 9/26/2000

Analog Devices and Onix Microsystems to begin pre-production of Onix’s all-optical MEMS switching engines

IPHighway Intros Provisioning Software
News Wire Feed | 9/26/2000

PerformancePro automates the bandwidth provisioning process

Alcatel Supports Broadband Wireless
News Wire Feed | 9/26/2000

Has extended the functionality of its 7410 BAS (Broadband Access Server) to include LMDS broadband support

Canadian Carrier Deploys Foundry NetIron
News Wire Feed | 9/26/2000

Stream Intelligent Networks to offer the first high-speed gigabit Ethernet service in Canada

Marconi Expands Service Edge Suite
News Wire Feed | 9/26/2000

Service Edge 2560 gives enterprises and service providers more choices for LAN and WAN integration

Lucent Switch in Transatlantic Test
News Wire Feed | 9/26/2000

Lucent and Global Crossing Ltd. have begun live network testing of Lucent's WaveStar LambdaRouter

Intermedia Deploying Metro Platform
News Wire Feed | 9/26/2000

In partnership with VocalData and Cisco, Multi-tenant Service Unit rolls out next-gen Internet-based communications platform

10-Gig Interconnect From Conexant
News Wire Feed | 9/26/2000

Device will ease Internet bandwidth bottleneck by reducing costs of adding equipment at CO, POP, and portal sites

Xilinx Shipping Level 3 Cores
News Wire Feed | 9/26/2000

POS-PHYTM Level 3 Link Layer and Physical Layer cores to address increasing IP traffic demands

TriQuint Announces 4X4 Switch
News Wire Feed | 9/26/2000

TQ8004 offers new capabilities for signal switching and distribution applications in telecom, datacom, and digital video systems

Mariner Intros ATM Modules
News Wire Feed | 9/26/2000

Scalable access concentrator of OC3 and STM-1 ATM modules targets access needs of carriers and metropolitan area networks Scalable Access Concentrator Targets Access Needs of Carriers and Metropolitan Area Network Operators

PMC-Sierra Buys SwitchOn
News Wire Feed | 9/26/2000

Deal worth approximately $450 million

ADVA Sells 10,000th Channel Card
News Wire Feed | 9/26/2000

10,000th WDM channel card, an FSP-I Hot-standby Module, to Colt Telecom

Dutch CLEC Deploys Redback
News Wire Feed | 9/26/2000

Cistron Telecom has selected the Redback SmartEdge for its new multiservice optical transport platform

Foundry Upgrades Switch Software
News Wire Feed | 9/26/2000

Live demo of the BigIron 15000 switch at NetWorld + Interop; worldwide delivery of Ethernet over Sonet on offer

Effnet Takes Licensing Route
News Wire Feed | 9/26/2000

Company is phasing out of the hardware business

ZettaCom Provides ZEST
News Wire Feed | 9/26/2000

ZEST hybrid switching fabric to support emerging network services running at speeds ranging from OC12 to OC192

$25M 2nd Round for Gotham Networks
News Wire Feed | 9/25/2000

Financing for the development of a next-generation switching and routing platform

Chiaro Closes $100M 3rd Round
News Wire Feed | 9/25/2000

Polaris Venture Capital is the lead investor in the latest round

GN Nettest Acquires Photonetics
News Wire Feed | 9/25/2000

Deal is valued at $1,050 million; GN Nettest also announced plans for an IPO

LayerOne Opens Atlanta Center
News Wire Feed | 9/25/2000

Extends its NEXUS network with a 16,500-sq-ft. lease in The Inforum, the premier telco hotel in Atlanta

XO Announces Ethernet Suite
News Wire Feed | 9/25/2000

Designed to connect customers' LANs, leveraging XO's metro fiber assets, currently spanning more than 4,300 miles

Sonet/SDH Module From Lucent
News Wire Feed | 9/25/2000

The 2.5-Gbit/s Sonet/SDH micro add-drop multiplexer combines ICs, optoelectronic components, and system-level software

Lucent Unveils New IC
News Wire Feed | 9/25/2000

The TDCS6440G, for high-speed Sonet and SDH optical networking systems, has a 40-Gbit/s switching capacity

MPLS Forum Re-elects Marconi's Drury
News Wire Feed | 9/25/2000

Under Drury's leadership the MPLS Forum has more than quadrupled to over 65 companies since its founding earlier this year

Foundry Announces New Web Switch
News Wire Feed | 9/25/2000

ServerIron 4802 to offer integrated Layer 2 through Layer 7 switching across 2 Gigabit and 48 10/100 Ethernet ports

Agilent Extends MPLS Test Capability
News Wire Feed | 9/25/2000

First test suites to allow automated testing to ensure that MPLS implementations conform to relevant IETF standards

Korea Telecom Signs With Ciena
News Wire Feed | 9/25/2000

Korea Telecom will use Ciena's MultiWave Metro systems across seven metropolitan fiber rings throughout Korea

Foundry Demos Gig-Ether/Sonet Interop
News Wire Feed | 9/25/2000

Completes testing for POS and Gig-Ethernet interfaces between its NetIron routers and Ciena's MultiWave Metro transport systems

Nexsi Raises Another $75M
News Wire Feed | 9/25/2000

Amerindo Investment Advisors led the round, which raises Nexsi's total equity financing to nearly $90 million

Alliance Fiber Optic Expands Plant
News Wire Feed | 9/22/2000

Expanding Sunnyvale facilities for manufacture of MICS DWDM filter multiplexers and similar products

4 Firms Join on Broadband Platform
News Wire Feed | 9/22/2000

Inktomi, Portal, Redback, and Sun to launch first integrated solution for broadband services delivery

Switching Software Center for India
News Wire Feed | 9/22/2000

Hughes Software Systems and Armillaire Technologies will set up a facility at Gurgaon

Analysts: Nortel Passport Tops in Growth
News Wire Feed | 9/22/2000

Nortel's Passport portfolio has become the industry’s fastest growing multiservice switching platform

It's Official: Tellium Announces IPO
News Wire Feed | 9/22/2000

Has filed a registration statement with the SEC for an initial public offering of shares of its common stock

Extreme Teaching at Beijing U
News Wire Feed | 9/22/2000

Extreme Networks is providing Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics with its first training and technology center

Earthlink to Deploy Foundry NetIron
News Wire Feed | 9/21/2000

ISP has successfully evaluated Foundry's NetIron 400 Internet routers with OC12c/STM4 packet over Sonet/SDH interfaces

UDC Patents Organic Laser
News Wire Feed | 9/21/2000

Thin-Film Organic Semiconductor Laser incorporates a thin film of organic material, works similarly to inorganic semiconductor lasers

Marconi to Acquire Mariposa
News Wire Feed | 9/21/2000

Will acquire Mariposa Technology, a U.S.-based provider of integrated access devices, for $268 million

ADC Opens Chinese Facility
News Wire Feed | 9/21/2000

$10 million plant will manufacture fiber optic components and distribution systems and RF components for ADC's Far East market

MFN Rolling Into Ireland
News Wire Feed | 9/21/2000

Dublin ISX facility is scheduled to be opened in mid-2001

Cisco Completes Hynex Buy
News Wire Feed | 9/21/2000

Cisco has paid approximately $129 million, of which approximately $11 million was in cash and the remainder in Cisco shares

ATM Forum Achieves 10-Gig UTOPIA
News Wire Feed | 9/21/2000

Develops UTOPIA (Universal Test & Operations PHY Interface for ATM) Level 4 specification for high-speed data transfer

Agilent Builds Fiber Optics R&D Plant
News Wire Feed | 9/21/2000

Plans to invest $20 million in Ipswich facility and hire 500 new employees

Quantum Bridge Appoints CFO
News Wire Feed | 9/21/2000

John Delea, former NetGenesis, Bay Networks Executive

OnSite Access, AT&T Enter Alliance
News Wire Feed | 9/20/2000

3-year mutual support agreement; $50M AT&T investment in OnSite

Bookham Issues Follow-On Stock Offer
News Wire Feed | 9/20/2000

14M ordinary shares and American depositary shares, comprising 11M existing shares and 3M new shares

Qwest, Tellium Ink Switch Deal
News Wire Feed | 9/20/2000

Tellium's core optical switches will be deployed as part of Qwest's all-optical network initiative

$1M Singapore Deal for Intelect
News Wire Feed | 9/20/2000

OmniLYNX selected as backbone platform for new light-rail system

Unisphere Intros MPLS Edge Router
News Wire Feed | 9/20/2000

Unisphere's ERX enables VPN services and next-generation bandwidth management using MPLS technology

NYSE Deploys Packeteer Solution
News Wire Feed | 9/20/2000

PacketShaper, bandwidth management infrastructure, to support NYSE Common Access Point

ADC to Buy Broadband Access Systems
News Wire Feed | 9/20/2000

$2.25 billion acquisition strengthens ADC's position in market for IP-based service delivery

Alcatel to Issue Optical Tracking Stock
News Wire Feed | 9/20/2000

Will track the financial performance of the Alcatel Optronics Division in the form of Class O shares

Round 4 for DigiLens: $40M
News Wire Feed | 9/19/2000

Crescendo Ventures led the round, with BCI Partners and Vision Capital joining all of DigiLens’s existing investors

Former Motorola Exec Joins Kymata
News Wire Feed | 9/19/2000

Mike Hickey has been named Kymata's Chief Operating Officer

C&W Chooses Redback's SmartEdge
News Wire Feed | 9/19/2000

Will deploy Redback's optical networking platform, SmartEdge, across their fiber optic network in cities across the U.S.

MFN Network Up in Seattle
News Wire Feed | 9/19/2000

Massive fiber-ring deployment and ISX and PAIX facilities will significantly enhance region¹s Internet capabilities

4 Firms Colaunch Broadband Solution
News Wire Feed | 9/19/2000

Inktomi, Portal, Redback, and Sun to launch first integrated solution for broadband services delivery

Hitachi Launches Fiber Optic Unit
News Wire Feed | 9/19/2000

Partners with Clarity Group, which will invest up to $450 million in the new venture, OpNext

Broadcom Intros New DOCSIS Chip
News Wire Feed | 9/19/2000

Enables cable operators to deliver primary-line VOIP telephone, high-speed "always on" cable modem, and home networking services

EZChip Files Processor Patent
News Wire Feed | 9/18/2000

Aerie Goes Ahead With Fiber Backbone
News Wire Feed | 9/18/2000

Will link 194 cities with 8.9 million miles of fiber

ACE Launches Bandwidth Exchange
News Wire Feed | 9/18/2000

Light Reading Expands Media Empire
News Wire Feed | 9/18/2000

Three Key Staff Join Fastest Growing Light Age Online Publication

Alessandrini to Helm Avanex Board
News Wire Feed | 9/18/2000

Has been elected Chairman of the Board and CEO; Paul R. Engle, ex-Agilent, is joining Avanex as President and COO

IEEE 10-Gig Standard on Track
News Wire Feed | 9/18/2000

The IEEE P802.3ae Task Force has completed the first draft of the 10-gigabit Ethernet specification

Lara's Net Database Coprocessor
News Wire Feed | 9/18/2000

The LNI8010 may support up to 32 multiple search operations in-flight

Conexant SkyRail Transceiver
News Wire Feed | 9/18/2000

Priced at $29 for 10,000 units per year, samples will be available in October 2000

Optical Solutions to Acquire Ziga Systems
News Wire Feed | 9/18/2000

Purchase includes Ziga's staff of 12 engineers and proprietary technology related to fiber-to-the-home

ADI, Nortel Coproduction Planned
News Wire Feed | 9/18/2000

Will jointly develop MEMS technology for Nortel's photonic cross-connect switch

Zaffire, UTStarcom Ink Marketing Pact
News Wire Feed | 9/18/2000

$15M marketing alliance to offer Zaffire's Z-Series DWDM optical networking platform with UTStarcom's WACOS AN-2000 products

Bay Microsystems Debuts
News Wire Feed | 9/18/2000

Guarantees sustained 10/20/40-Gbit/s line rate performance on a single chip

10-Gig Module From Network Elements
News Wire Feed | 9/18/2000

SmartModule offers a reduction of over 70 percent in size and power, compared to board-level solutions

Atrica Has $16M 1st Round
News Wire Feed | 9/18/2000

Product of 3Com's directed startup program, its investors include Accel Partners, Benchmark Capital, and Innovacom

Coriolis Intros Metro Architecture
News Wire Feed | 9/18/2000

Optical Spatial Division Multiplexing architecture designed to allow service providers to recover bandwidth stranded in Sonet networks

Riverstone Announces Metro Router
News Wire Feed | 9/18/2000

The RS 3000 Optical Metro Access Router is designed to link the new metro optical backbones with legacy networks

AMCC Builds Gig-Ethernet Design Center
News Wire Feed | 9/18/2000

The Bedford, N.H., design center will specialize in gig Ethernet and 10-gig Ethernet solutions for WAN, MAN, and DWDM networks

Korea Thrunet Opts for Foundry
News Wire Feed | 9/18/2000

Korea's leading broadband Internet-access service provider has deployed Foundry's BigIron and SeverIron switches

Osicom Announces Q2 Results
News Wire Feed | 9/15/2000

Aggregate revenues of $11.4 million in its fiscal second quarter ended July 31, 2000

Corning Files Proxy Statement
News Wire Feed | 9/15/2000

Will seek to increase the number of authorized shares from 1.2 billion to 3.8 billion and upgrade its employee incentives

Marconi, Tein in Big Belgacom Deal
News Wire Feed | 9/15/2000

Three year, $87.5M contract with Belgian national operator, Belgacom, for a nationwide network

Covad Enters Euro Market
News Wire Feed | 9/15/2000

$50M deal for 70 percent interest in Spanish broadband service provider Loop Telecom S.A

Lucent's Bosco Moves to VC
News Wire Feed | 9/15/2000

Harry Bosco, former Group President of Lucent's Optical Networking Group, will join Clarity as a special venture partner

Tundra COO Moves Up
News Wire Feed | 9/14/2000

Promotion of Chief Operating Officer Jim Roche to President

Avici Adds to Management Team
News Wire Feed | 9/14/2000

Steve Kaufman to be COO; James Graham, VP of worldwide customer service; Catherine Hapka and James Mongiello to Board

Mitel to Add 400 Engineers
News Wire Feed | 9/14/2000

Adding to its semiconductor division and investing $20 million to expand its Ottawa headquarters

Semiconductor Startup Launches
News Wire Feed | 9/14/2000

Startup is developing physical layer chips for high-speed optical networking applications

Packeteer Completes Workfire Buy
News Wire Feed | 9/14/2000

Based in Kelowna, BC, Workfire develops software for accelerating the performance of business-critical Web applications and content

Avanex Announces ISO 9001 Compliance
News Wire Feed | 9/14/2000

A quality management standard covering all main processes within a company, including sales, design, manufacturing, and delivery

Yipes Appoints CFO
News Wire Feed | 9/14/2000

Robert D. Valdez, former Managing Director and Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at SG Cowen Securities Corp.

Conexant To Split, Launch IPO
News Wire Feed | 9/13/2000

One company will focus on Internet infrastructure; another will target mobile and broadband to the home

Inktomi to Acquire FastForward
News Wire Feed | 9/13/2000

Gives it software for live broadcasting over the Net

Telenor, Pixstream Trial Switched TV
News Wire Feed | 9/13/2000

Plan interactive TV over broadband access nets

Equinix Opens Dallas 'IBX' Center
News Wire Feed | 9/13/2000

A place where content providers, ASPs, and e-businesses can connect with carriers, ISPs, and management companies

Nortel, Savvis Strike $155M Deal
News Wire Feed | 9/13/2000

Savvis enhances intelligent IP network with Nortel optical Internet solutions

Williams Puts $27M Into Epoch
News Wire Feed | 9/13/2000

Epoch Internet will purchase $128 million worth of long-haul capacity from Williams Communications over the next 20 years

Alcatel Names N. Europe Head
News Wire Feed | 9/13/2000

Eddie Minshull to be president of region including the U.K., Belgium, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia

Telco Deals for Multimedia Fiber
News Wire Feed | 9/13/2000

Multistate agreements with the industry's top ILECs to provide dark fiber directly into each of the carriers' central offices

Mitsubishi Makes Mini-Mux
News Wire Feed | 9/13/2000

Designed for high-speed optical and wired networks, devices consume half the power of equivalent gallium arsenide or bipolar products

Aplion Adds Directors
News Wire Feed | 9/13/2000

Three new director-level managers are David Hoerl, Michael Holloway, and Adrian Harris

Global Lightwave Seeks Net Partners
News Wire Feed | 9/13/2000

Seeking joint-build partners for its planned fiber optic infrastructure to be deployed in the northeast U.S.

Optranet Secures $6.7 Million
News Wire Feed | 9/13/2000

Venture funding to develop optical access equipment for the emerging MTU (multiple tenant units) market

Marconi Tech Boss Moves to Dynarc
News Wire Feed | 9/12/2000

Frederic Thepot, former director of technology at Marconi and VP of the ATM Forum, is Dynarc's director of business development

Tellium Gets $350M C&W Deal
News Wire Feed | 9/12/2000

Cable & Wireless to deploy Tellium's optical switching products across its global IP network

Nextlink to Deploy Lucent Gear
News Wire Feed | 9/12/2000

Lucent to supply its 10-gig networking system and WaveStar BandWidth Manager to Nextlink's intercity fiber optic network

Advanced MicroSensors Gets $8M
News Wire Feed | 9/12/2000

The developer of MEMS-related products has completed a 2nd round of financing; Fitel Technologies and Lafe Holdings participated

$105M Contracts for Williams
News Wire Feed | 9/12/2000

To provide MariTEL with nationwide backbone and network services

Qwest, Pac-West Ink $24M Deal
News Wire Feed | 9/12/2000

Grants California-based CLEC exclusive rights to an OC48 optical transport ring

Tellabs Expands Partners Roster
News Wire Feed | 9/12/2000

Addition of 7 members increases Salix SoftLink partners to 23

Former 3Com Exec Joins Startup
News Wire Feed | 9/12/2000

Jim Basiji has joined Opthos Inc. as its Vice President of Engineering

Foundry Offers New ServerIron Software
News Wire Feed | 9/12/2000

Internet IronWare 7.1 software upgrade to enhance support for all major streaming media protocols and content-aware cache switching

Foundry Shipping New Cache Switch
News Wire Feed | 9/12/2000

ServerIronXL/TCS promises powerful transparent cache switching at an aggressive price point

Arno Penzias IP Unity Advisor
News Wire Feed | 9/11/2000

Nobel Prize winner is former Bell Labs chief scientist

Alfalight Opens New HQ
News Wire Feed | 9/11/2000

A 20,000 square-foot facility in Madison, Wisconsin

CLEC Chooses Alidian for Backbone
News Wire Feed | 9/11/2000

Going live this month, Aevia, a combination ASP-CLEC, relies on Alidian metro DWDM products

SiberCore Teams With Vitesse
News Wire Feed | 9/11/2000

Plans to integrate SiberCore's packet management solutions with the Vitesse IQ2000 Network Processor

Spirent Acquires Zarak Systems
News Wire Feed | 9/11/2000

Spirent acquires leading U.S. voice communications testing business

Marconi Intros Net Modeling Software
News Wire Feed | 9/11/2000

Teams with OPNET Technologies to deliver advanced network modeling and planning software

New Chip From Dallas Semiconductor
News Wire Feed | 9/11/2000

Highly integrated chip that enhances laser control and design flexibility in optical transceiver modules

VCs Give Azanda $8M 1st Round
News Wire Feed | 9/11/2000

Optical silicon provider to target metro-area network applications with aggressive product roadmap

IPrad Raises $16 Million
News Wire Feed | 9/11/2000

Led by HarbourVest and Morgan Stanley, funds used to complete product development and launch U.S., Scandinavian sales offices

Sorrento Hires DLJ as Advisor
News Wire Feed | 9/11/2000

Part of Osicom's plan to unlock shareholder value through giving independent public company status to Sorrento

Tundra to Buy Quadic Systems
News Wire Feed | 9/8/2000

Tundra will issue up to 857,801 new common shares and pay US$4.36 million in cash

Level 3 Lays Euro Ring
News Wire Feed | 9/8/2000

1,900-mile multi-conduit ring connects London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, and Brussels

Big Euro TV Deal for Harmonic
News Wire Feed | 9/8/2000

Casema (The Netherlands) and TV Cabo (Portugal) have chosen Harmonic's METROLink DWDM system for their hybrid fiber coax networks

Sycamore Takes Over Sirocco
News Wire Feed | 9/8/2000

Sirocco's president and CEO, Jonathan Reeves, has become Sycamore's VP and general manager, Optical Access

Broadcom Completes Altima Acquisition
News Wire Feed | 9/8/2000

Plans to operate Altima as a wholly-owned subsidiary and to retain the Altima name for its product line

Alcatel Claims DWDM Speed Record
News Wire Feed | 9/8/2000

Transmission of 128 channels, each modulated at 40 Gbit/s, reaching a total throughput of 5.12 Tbit/s over 300 km

Siemens, Barco to Collaborate
News Wire Feed | 9/8/2000

Providing new technology and integrated solutions for professional video contribution and distribution

Innovacom Raises New Investment Fund
News Wire Feed | 9/7/2000

France Telecom's VC subsidiary raises 200 million Euro for telecom startups

ConnectCom Has $2M First Round
News Wire Feed | 9/7/2000

Startup designs and manufactures ultra-low power, very high-speed analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits

Corning Building Big in N.H.
News Wire Feed | 9/7/2000

Nashua plant will triple the manufacturing capacity of active components, including pump lasers, transmission lasers, and receivers

Cognet Intros 10-Gig CMOS Fiber
News Wire Feed | 9/7/2000

The new technology offers drastically reduced power consumption and enables significant size and cost reduction in fiber optic modules

Amtech Gets Third Customer
News Wire Feed | 9/7/2000

Third order from an optical component manufacturer is for a diffusion furnace with multiple reactor chambers

Data Centers Booming in Japan
News Wire Feed | 9/7/2000

Data centers are a huge new growth sector, but poor availability of dark fiber hampers the development of a competitive market

Tbit Cable to Link Singapore, Australia
News Wire Feed | 9/7/2000

Nava Networks appoints Fujitsu to build Nava-1, first Terabit-class system to link Singapore, Indonesia, Australia

Blaze to Ship 'Afterburner'
News Wire Feed | 9/7/2000

A 10-gigabit Ethernet transceiver that will be available to OEM switch manufacturers for less than $200 each in volume quantities

360networks: Rings Around Europe
News Wire Feed | 9/6/2000

$60 million expansion in 7 major metropolitan areas in Europe

K2 Optronics Names Two Execs
News Wire Feed | 9/6/2000

Mark Zdeblick to head optical switch program; Lew Stolpner to lead optical laser efforts

Bookham Announces Secondary Offering
News Wire Feed | 9/6/2000

It has filed with the SEC for a follow-on offering, led by Goldman Sachs, of 18,510,016 shares

Intelect Wins $1M Airport Contract
News Wire Feed | 9/6/2000

Contract with Telsource to supply OmniLYNX products for the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport

Pangea Spans North Sea
News Wire Feed | 9/6/2000

The overall cable length between landing points at Lowestoft, U.K., and Amsterdam is 252 km

ITF Names New VP, COO
News Wire Feed | 9/6/2000

Appoints Luc St-Georges as Chief Operating Officer and Mervat Faltas as VP, Manufacturing Support and Technical Services

ITF Raises $28M, Adds to Board
News Wire Feed | 9/6/2000

Brings total funding to $38M. New board member Michael Unger has been at Nortel since 1962, most recently as VP, Transport Networks

AMCC Set to Ship OC48 Transceiver
News Wire Feed | 9/6/2000

Combines low power and exceptional jitter performance with the industry's first .18-micron CMOS OC48 transceiver

DigiLens Demos DWDM Switch Parts
News Wire Feed | 9/5/2000

The new optical switch components for DWDM optical networks are based on DigiLens's Electronically Switchable Bragg Grating Technology

Cisco Moves Into Broadcast Sector
News Wire Feed | 9/5/2000

Tandberg television to become an official reseller and systems integrator of networking products to the broadcast sector

Lucent to Expand Fiber Plant
News Wire Feed | 9/5/2000

Lucent is expanding its specialty fiber manufacturing facilities in Conn., N.J., and Denmark, at a cost of nearly $120M

New Measurement Device From Zygo
News Wire Feed | 9/5/2000

The MicroLUPI enables rapid, noncontact, 3D surface measurement and analysis of both highly curved and flat components

Marconi Opts for Kymata Components
News Wire Feed | 9/5/2000

Marconi is using Kymata components in its SmartPhotoniXT integrated family of products

360networks Expands S.A. Presence
News Wire Feed | 9/5/2000

Series of deals with Impsat Fiber Networks totals about $300M

Tellium Ships New Optical Switch
News Wire Feed | 9/5/2000

Aurora Optical Switch, supporting 512 OC48 connections at 1.28 Tbit/s, will be deployed in Extant's network

Geyser Demos Optical Services Manager
News Wire Feed | 9/5/2000

The OSM 4800 with FlexBand technology optimizes Sonet bandwidth usage for data, voice, and video traffic in metro networks

Former IBM Exec Joins WorkPlaceUSA
News Wire Feed | 9/5/2000

Clinton K. Brice is the new Vice President of Business Strategy for WorkPlace Technologies

Broadcom Responds to Intel Lawsuit
News Wire Feed | 9/5/2000

Denies the misappropriation of Intel technology

KPNQwest, Fibernet Ink $89M Deal
News Wire Feed | 9/5/2000

Purchase of up to 6,800 km of dark fiber on KPNQwest EuroRings 30-city reach in France, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy

WorldCom and Intermedia Merge
News Wire Feed | 9/5/2000

WorldCom will acquire a controlling interest in Digex, a leading provider of managed Web and application hosting services

Lucent Demos 40-Gig Optical Receiver
News Wire Feed | 9/5/2000

Lucent is exhibiting the R768 at the 26th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) in Munich, September 4-6

LightLogic Shipping OC192 Transponders
News Wire Feed | 9/5/2000

LightLogic Inc. today announced that it has launched and begun shipping OC192(10 Gbit/s) SONET/SDH transponders

Telewest Deploys Foundry Switches
News Wire Feed | 9/5/2000

Foundry's BigIron Layer 3 and its ServerIron Layer 4-7 switches have been deployed across Telewest's 10 POPs in the U.K.

Lucent Unveils Tunable Laser
News Wire Feed | 9/4/2000

Continuous wave tunable laser has 20 channels and can be used for short- or long-haul gear, says Lucent.

Lucent Intros 10-Gbit/s ICs
News Wire Feed | 9/4/2000

High-speed ICs are geared to Sonet/SDH.

BATM to Issue New Shares
News Wire Feed | 9/4/2000

Plans to buy stake in Taiwanese manufacturer

AT&T, Global Crossing Ink $46M Deal
News Wire Feed | 9/1/2000

Will link Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Bogota, and Lima with the U.S.

Infineon in 4-Way Multisource Deal
News Wire Feed | 9/1/2000

Infineon, JDS Uniphase, Nortel, and LightLogic announce small-footprint OC192 multisource agreement for optical transponder

Agilent Absorbs DTI
News Wire Feed | 9/1/2000

A developer of network-protocol test solutions, DTI will be integrated into Agilent's Advanced Networks Division

Bookham Names N. America Head
News Wire Feed | 9/1/2000

Coming from Lucent, Andy Quinn will be responsible for leading Bookham's continued expansion in the U.S. marketplace

Chorum to Ship New DWDM Gizmos
News Wire Feed | 9/1/2000

PolarWave Optical Slicer platforms allow transport of as many as 800 channels over a single fiber in C and L bands

$16 Million Funding for IPrad
News Wire Feed | 9/1/2000

Raises $16M in private equity placement led by HarbourVest Partners and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Private Equity

ProtoDel Announces Fiber Depolarizer
News Wire Feed | 9/1/2000

Broadband depolariser's fused-fiber construction is designed for sources used in Raman pump lasers

Siemens, Corning to Demo 40-Gig System
News Wire Feed | 9/1/2000

Long-haul system testbed at ECOC 2000 will integrate Raman and other DWDM technologies to provide high-speed data transport

Lightchip Raises $60 Million
News Wire Feed | 9/1/2000

Completes a $60 million financing round, led by Berkeley International Capital Corp.

Lightchip Offers 48-Channel Card
News Wire Feed | 9/1/2000

Card provides 48 C-Band channels for DWDM systems

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