Ciena wins auction for Nortel units

Nortel Networks Corp. of Toronto has agreed to sell its metropolitan Ethernet and optical networking units to Ciena Corp. for $769 million, $248 million more than its initial offer announced Oct. 7.Plan the

Published on: November 23rd, 2009 Greg Meckbach

How Nortel optical networking sale will change industry

Nortel Networks Corp. may be bankrupt but that doesn't mean it has no value. Take, for instance, the company's Metro Ethernet Networks unit that Ciena Corp. is looking to buy for more than US$500

Published on: November 13th, 2009 Brad Reed

Ottawa beefs up bandwidth

Telecom Ottawa will be pitching the federal government for converged network services with a new suite of products that facilitate high-bandwidth communication and extended storage area networks. The latest offerings include synchronous optical

Published on: October 27th, 2005 Mark Els

Singapore sees key role for photonics

The Singapore government's Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) has identified photonics, which uses light rather than electronics for all aspects of communications and networking, as a key technology for the future, IDA announced Thursday.IDA

Published on: March 3rd, 2002 David Legard

PONs look to make a big splash

Some companies are hoping to bring optical networking to smaller businesses and to the consumer through a technology known as passive optical networking (PON), but at least one analyst hadn't seen the light

Published on: August 9th, 2001 Chris Talbot

Intel makes three optical networking acquisitions

Intel Corp. has agreed to acquire three companies with capabilities and technologies for producing opto-electronic components used in fiber optic networking equipment, the company said Tuesday. Intel will acquire Cognet Microsystems Inc. and

Published on: April 25th, 2001 James Evans

Cisco directs its gaze toward the optical market

Excuse Carl Russo, the vice-president of Cisco Systems optical networking business, if he appears glassy eyed these days. It's a good bet that Carl has spent more than a few sleepless nights fretting

Published on: February 22nd, 2001 Dan McLean

Lucent’s management change should have come sooner: analyst

Monday's announcement by Lucent Technologies Inc. that Richard McGinn had been ousted as its chairman and CEO came as no great surprise to analysts who follow the struggling networking technology vendor. But some

Published on: October 24th, 2000 James Cope

Lucent and Global Crossing put LambaRouter on routes

Lucent Technologies Inc. announced Tuesday a much-needed advance with a major customer in its optical networking program. The company said it has begun live network testing of its WaveStar LambdaRouter with Global Crossing

Published on: September 28th, 2000 David Rohde