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Content posted in November 2001
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Cable & Wireless Takes On Exodus
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2001  |  Post a comment
Can the purchase of key US data centers boost C&W's global presence in IP services?
Tellabs Nabs Ocular
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2001  |  51 comments
The digital crossconnect king buys a startup competitor for $355 million UPDATED 1PM ET
Calix Boosts Management Muscle
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2001  |  18 comments
The optical access startup hires a former Xircom exec as CFO and names Cisco's Carl Russo chairman
Swiss Launch Light Emitter Startup
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2001  |  Post a comment
BeamExpress gets $4.5M to develop a new kind of light emitter for metro and access networks
Enron's Empty Bandwidth
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2001  |  21 comments
The collapse of Enron leaves serious questions about the viability of bandwidth as a tradeable business
Scottish Startup Shrinks
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2001  |  2 comments
Terahertz Photonics has shut two divisions and is trying to sell its optical coatings business
Alloptic Pushes PON Scheme
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2001  |  5 comments
The company says its product for residential access based on Ethernet is the fastest yet. Is there a market?
Appian Scores Deal With NTT
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2001  |  23 comments
Is Asia where the money is? Startup Appian Communications seals a deal with a major Japanese carrier
Sun Shines on Packet Design
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2001  |  3 comments
IP technology incubator gets a few million bucks from Sun Microsystems
Ex-Lucent Exec Builds New Career
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2001  |  4 comments
Last year at this time, Nina Aversano blew the whistle on Rich McGinn. Now, she's at a startup
Riverstone Edges Out Cisco at Cox
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2001  |  9 comments
Riverstone's focus on Ethernet for the service-provider market helped it land the deal with Cox
Finisar Revenues Dip
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2001  |  4 comments
The optical subsystem maker also saw reduced losses, however, and management sees stabilization
Report: Tellium Core Switch Takes Hold
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2001  |  46 comments
Tellium's share of the core optical switch market has grown 53% this year, says RHK. What's it mean?
IETF Routing Director Resigns
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2001  |  16 comments
Routing expert hits a wall, as humming and other geeky antics prevail in IETF standards meetings
Wavelength Services Catch On
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2001  |  36 comments
Announcements by Global Crossing and Level 3 reflect a general trend favoring wave services. Will they sell?
Kalkhoven Opts for Optium
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2001  |  4 comments
A bevy of former JDSU execs are developing low-cost transponders with microprocessors inside
BitBlitz Pushes Partnership Program
News Analysis  | 
11/26/2001  |  5 comments
Startup aims to make it easier for 10-gig Ethernet module makers to incorporate its SerDes chip
Sorrento Mum on Revenue Outlook
News Analysis  | 
11/26/2001  |  5 comments
Sorrento has quietly reshuffled executives and says its long-awaited restructuring plan is coming next month
Lucent Drops on Downgrades
News Analysis  | 
11/26/2001  |  6 comments
After rebounding off its lows, Lucent stock has some short-term hurdles on the road to recovery, say analysts
Interest Grows in Wavelength Conversion
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2001  |  1 comment
A growing number of companies are developing all-optical wavelength converters
Cisco Clarifies Ring Strategy
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2001  |  2 comments
It'll offer two solutions for resilient packet rings -- SRP (proprietary) and RPR (standardized)
Startup Promotes Switchless Networks
News Analysis  | 
11/22/2001  |  28 comments
UK-based Pipistrelle is developing the all-optical equivalent of an Ethernet bus
Fraud Case Hangs Over Fore Fat Cats
News Analysis  | 
11/22/2001  |  26 comments
Allegations of unethical behavior during Marconi's acquisition of Fore Systems have resurfaced
TeraXion Trots Out FBGs
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2001  |  22 comments
Startup gets an $8 million loan to further the manufacture of its fiber Bragg grating-based components
Metro DWDM Game Heats Up
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2001  |  73 comments
Nortel's upgraded metro DWDM product may put further pressure on ONI, the number two in the market
Optical Access Yanks IPO
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2001  |  48 comments
Nearly a year after it filed for an IPO, the MRV subsidiary has finally thrown in the towel
Cisco in U-Turn on RPR
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2001  |  13 comments
It's Aladdin vs Gandalf, as Cisco changes tack on the proposed resilient packet ring standard
Peters Out at Mahi
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2001  |  13 comments
Mahi CEO Greg Peters has resigned and Sequoia's Christopher Rust is now interim CEO
Optovation Brings in $20M
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2001  |  3 comments
Optovation raises $20 million in a second round of funding
Edgeflow Becomes Meriton
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11/20/2001  |  1 comment
Core switch startup uses new name to solidify strategy, tout alliances with Vitesse and ExceLight
AcceLight Scores Major Change
News Analysis  | 
11/19/2001  |  21 comments
Optical switching startup raises a $60 million round, claiming it's got a God-box that will work
JVP Raises a $400M Fund
News Analysis  | 
11/19/2001  |  1 comment
Who says there's no money left? Jerusalem Venture Partners raises $400M and will put much of it into networking
Shareholders Reward Layoffs
News Analysis  | 
11/19/2001  |  1 comment
Corvis and Tellabs cut more jobs, while their stocks bounce upward: It's all about preserving cash
AMCC Makes Light of Layoffs
News Analysis  | 
11/19/2001  |  2 comments
It's fired software developers working on its OC192 network processor, but denies this will have an impact
Movaz Moves Up
News Analysis  | 
11/19/2001  |  5 comments
With new trials and revenues on the way, startup says all systems are go despite layoffs and cutbacks
On the Crest of a Wave
Column  | 
11/19/2001  |  31 comments
On the Crest of a Wave - Scott Clavenna
TCS and Motorola
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
11/19/2001  |  Post a comment
Another member of the Unstrung 25 inks a deal with Motorola.
NEA Turns to Trading
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2001  |  14 comments
NEA's Dick Kramlich mints a tidy $27 million gain trading Juniper shares with venture capital
Downgrades Flow From LaFountain
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2001  |  2 comments
Needham & Co. downgrades Cisco and Juniper as stocks climb toward target prices
A Gem of an Idea
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2001  |  Post a comment
Artifical opals could hold the key to making the ultimate in miniature optical components
Lucent Cuts Deal on Fiber Unit
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2001  |  2 comments
Furukawa and CommScope shaved 16 percent off their Lucent fiber offer UPDATED 11/16 3:30PM
Storm Goes Native
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2001  |  4 comments
The Israeli metro equipment startup gets the thumbs-up from its first trial customer
Have Startup Valuations Stabilized?
News Analysis  | 
11/15/2001  |  12 comments
Communications company valuations haven't budged in six months, but startup investment levels continue to fall
Tellium Execs Lengthen Their Locks
News Analysis  | 
11/15/2001  |  6 comments
Tellium's management is doubling down on the company's stock... by holding on to it
Optical Oracle: More Carrier Cutbacks
News Analysis  | 
11/15/2001  |  37 comments
Carrier capex likely to decline up to 35% in 2002, says the Optical Oracle
Dueling Interconnects Unmasked
News Analysis  | 
11/15/2001  |  13 comments
HyperTransport and RapidIO both aim to improve chip throughput: But what's the difference between 'em?
Juniper CFO Addresses Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
11/15/2001  |  3 comments
Juniper CFO responds to questions regarding the acquisition of Pacific Broadband. More questions remain
Listwin Joins Redback Board
News Analysis  | 
11/14/2001  |  Post a comment
Former Cisco big wheel and Openwave CEO Don Listwin forges ties with Redback; Bibb is out as sales VP
Would Cisco Buy Brightlink?
News Analysis  | 
11/14/2001  |  69 comments
Word on the Street is that Cisco may be poking around BrightLink for the startup's optical switch
Sparkolor Secrets Surface
News Analysis  | 
11/14/2001  |  2 comments
Tomorrow's announcement of a tunable laser isn't the full story, says company from the same stable as Gemfire
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