On Your Wavelength

At Light Reading , we think that optical networking is going to underpin the next big leap forward in Internet infrastructure. We think it will lead to the convergence of telecom and TV -- as well as having a fundamental impact on the world economy. And we want to take an active part in making this happen.

If that’s what you think too, then we’re on the same wavelength, and we'd like you to participate in this, our new information exchange on optical networking.

It sprung into life on February 1, 2000.

Let’s start with some introductions:

Who we are: Stephen Saunders and Peter Heywood. We used to be executive editors of Data Communications, the award-winning bible of the networking industry. (The magazine was shut down last October.)

Our goal: To make Light Reading the place to go for all information on optical networking. This is not limited to technology. We recognize that money is the fuel that will make optical networking take off. That’s why we’ve set out to address investors -- as well as vendors and carriers.

The best way of understanding what we’re aiming to do is to sample some current stories:

The Top 10 Movers and Shakers in Optical Networking

Our list includes high rollers in financial circles, Internet mavens, captains of industry, serial startup entrepreneurs – plus a young guy that’s made broadband services a hot political issue in Sweden.

Wu-Fu Chen

Wu-Fu Chen, the legendary entrepreneur, doesn’t give interviews as a rule, but he recognized a kindred spirit in Light Reading and spilled the beans on a pack of optical networking startups that he’s funding.

Sonet Goes POP

Sonet goes Pop gives previously unpublished information on startups and products targeting one of the hottest optical networking markets.

Optical Illusions

Optical Illusions cuts through the marketing hype about all-optical networks for the first time.

In the coming months we’ll be adding a slew of features to this site, including:

- Your Wavelength (a discussion forum)

- The Optical Academy (remote learning)

- The Optical Oracle (a powerful directory)

If you have other ideas of how we can get on your wavelength, please get in touch via [email protected]

--by Peter Heywood and Stephen Saunders at Light Reading http:www.lightreading.com Editor's Note: Light Reading is not affiliated with Oracle Corporation.

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