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Content posted in April 2002
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Amplifier Startup Hires Ex-Sorrento Boss
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4/30/2002  |  Post a comment
Xin Cheng lands at Dowslake Microsystems, which was founded by amplifier guru Dan Yang
Layoffs Level LaserComm
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4/30/2002  |  1 comment
Components startup sends 30 packing as long-haul sector remains stalled
Luminous Cuts Away
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4/30/2002  |  70 comments
One of the most vocal supporters of Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) technology is cutting jobs. Bad sign?
Qwest Posts Loss, Preps Asset Sales
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4/30/2002  |  5 comments
Qwest downplays quarterly losses today; says economic recovery will rescue telecom sector
Nortel and Agility in Tiff Over Lasers
News Analysis  | 
4/30/2002  |  17 comments
Both claim to have the first Telcordia-qualified widely tunable lasers. Overall it's good news for the industry
Sidgmore Takes Control at WorldCom
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4/30/2002  |  4 comments
Troubled phone company welcomes a new president and CEO to help it find ways to grow
AT&T and Cingular: Hot for VoiceStream?
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4/30/2002  |  Post a comment
They're favorites to buy VoiceStream, if Deutsche Telekom sells, but it's unlikely to happen this year
Dispersion: New Version
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4/29/2002  |  8 comments
Startup Accumux announces a new kind of dispersion compensator, but JDS Uniphase might have a better one
Teleglobe & BCE: Bad Vibes Up North
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4/29/2002  |  3 comments
Bell Canada's striking changes may send more chills through the North American equipment market
BrightLink to Shut Down This Week
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4/29/2002  |  35 comments
Optical switching company fails to find additional funds; vultures may be circling 'round the assets
WatchGuard Bulks Up
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4/29/2002  |  Post a comment
Its new suite of products offers solutions to everyone from small offices to large service providers
Rotten at the Core?
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4/29/2002  |  86 comments
Restructured carriers may put off core-router buys, making life even harder for startups
Lightspeed Drafts Former Juniper VP
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4/29/2002  |  Post a comment
Juniper's former top marketing guy ends up as a VC at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Sprint: Next-Gen Data Services Should Be Affordable
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4/29/2002  |  Post a comment
Says aggressive prices will drive new services, such as its new corporate wireless email
GigaTera Sends Pulses Racing
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4/26/2002  |  4 comments
Could the Swiss startup's pulse-generating laser be a breakthrough in high-speed transmission?
JDSU Posts Loss, Buys Startup
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4/26/2002  |  5 comments
$43 million acquisition of Scion will give JDSU a second crack at getting into the AWG market
Lucent Tries On That Startup Look
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4/26/2002  |  32 comments
Lucent's looking to change many things -- including the way it compensates its workers
Megisto Adds Hundt to Board
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4/26/2002  |  5 comments
Wireless IP gear startup adds former FCC chairman to its board of directors
Megisto Adds Hundt to Board
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Wireless IP gear startup adds former FCC chairman to its board of directors
Shareholders Blast Nortel
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4/25/2002  |  10 comments
Shareholders tie up annual meeting with questions on executive compensation and the company's reporting
WorldCom's IP Outages: Whodunnit?
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4/25/2002  |  92 comments
WorldCom blames outage on a train wreck, but Cisco confirms there were router problems UPDATED 6:44 PM ET
Zarlink Unveils Access Processor
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4/25/2002  |  2 comments
Its new chip combats timing and latency problems when sending TDM traffic over packet networks
Lucent: US Carrier to Test 40-Gbit/s
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4/25/2002  |  38 comments
Lucent says a US carrier will soon start testing its 40-Gbit/s LambdaXtreme. Onlookers shrug.
Access Market Sings the Blues
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4/25/2002  |  12 comments
Speakers at NGN Ventures rant about clueless regulators and money-obsessed carriers holding back broadband
Pratt Leaves Marconi
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4/25/2002  |  1 comment
EVP and GM of Marconi's access group takes a hike
Reports Slams GPRS Prices
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4/25/2002  |  Post a comment
Analyst firm says only 1 million people are using GPRS data services in Europe because prices are too high
Corvis's Qwest Deal Reduced by $138M
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4/24/2002  |  6 comments
New agreement says Qwest will buy a minimum of $12 million of Corvis gear, knocked down from $150 million
Network Photonics: A Corvis Copy Cat?
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4/24/2002  |  10 comments
Its new subsystems combine wavelength muxing with all-optical switching -- just like Corvis
Which Router Vendor Rules C&W?
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4/24/2002  |  10 comments
Cable & Wireless says its new IP VPN network is 'Cisco Powered' -- but that doesn't mean it has dumped Juniper
Telecom Downturn: Just Beginning?
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4/24/2002  |  101 comments
Venture capital conference host says telecom downturn might last several more years
PONs Hit the Big Time
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4/24/2002  |  6 comments
Well, AOL Time Warner is big -- and it's deploying Quantum Bridge's passive optical network gear
Commentary: Beating the Saturation Blues
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4/24/2002  |  Post a comment
Lessons we learned at BT’s knee
Redback Rallies Itself
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4/23/2002  |  4 comments
Redback is edging out Cisco in one account, according to a companywide meeting held last week
Williams Goes Into Chapter 11
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4/23/2002  |  21 comments
Williams Communications Group surprised no one by filing for bankruptcy reorg today. What's the upshot?
Copper Battles Optics in Backplanes
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4/23/2002  |  5 comments
Accelerant and Broadcom announce chips that send faster signals over copper traces in telecom equipment
Juniper Goes Terabit With the T640
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4/23/2002  |  122 comments
Juniper finally announces the T640, once code-named 'Gibson,' along with three preliminary customers
Lucent/Verizon DWDM Deal: When?
News Analysis  | 
4/23/2002  |  10 comments
The deal is potentially worth hundreds of millions to Lucent, but only if and when Verizon gets off the dime
Siemens Takes Stake in Symbian
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4/23/2002  |  Post a comment
Adds further momentum to smartphone operating system, but the jury's still out on whether it will capture the market
WorldCom's Woes Mount
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4/22/2002  |  5 comments
Questions linger about big-ticket acquisitions, overly enthusiastic projections, and complaints about overbilling
EZchip Sallies Fourth
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4/22/2002  |  7 comments
It's fourth with a 10-Gig network processor but says that's just for starters UPDATED 4/24 11:30AM
Lucent Sets Agere IPO Date
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4/22/2002  |  4 comments
Targets June 1 flotation. Reports lower losses but plans further layoffs
Hatteras Plans Switch-Hitting Ethernet
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4/22/2002  |  9 comments
Startup Hatteras networks looks to provide Ethernet over both copper and fiber networks
NetPlane Aims at Simpler QoS
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4/22/2002  |  6 comments
Company aims to help systems companies "plug in" quality of service with new software kit
XcelleNet Gets In Sync With Ehand
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4/22/2002  |  Post a comment
XcelleNet beefs up its synchronization strategy by acquiring partner Ehand
Catena's Picking a New Top Dog
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4/19/2002  |  11 comments
The access startup is shuffling top management again and has decided it's time for a new CEO
Agere and Multiplex Bury the Hatchet
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4/19/2002  |  Post a comment
They've settled the patent infringement and theft cases that Agere launched against Multiplex last summer
Scion Seeks to Slice Components Costs
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4/19/2002  |  18 comments
Startup founded by Intel veterans says it will drive down the costs of making integrated components such as AWGs
Capex Cuts: How Low Can They Go?
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4/19/2002  |  6 comments
Analysts say capex could fall even lower than the latest lowered levels; RFPs could wither, even if approved
Analysts See a Slow Wireless Recovery
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4/19/2002  |  Post a comment
Despite gloom about Nokia’s lowered handset predictions, analysts still reckon the market is crawling out of the doldrums.
Nortel's World is Flat
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4/18/2002  |  11 comments
Nortel gives a nod to wireless as its revenues slow and losses pile up. Company sees flat growth ahead
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