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Lucent reorganizes Optical Networking business

Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ has announced it will reorganize its Optical Networking business and create two new units focused on core and metro markets.Jeong Kim, former head of start-up Yuri...


November 1, 2000  


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Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ has announced it will reorganize its Optical Networking business and create two new units focused on core and metro markets.

Jeong Kim, former head of start-up Yurie Systems and currently chief operating officer of Lucent’s Optical Networking Group, has been named group president of the company’s Optical Networking business. Bob Barron, former head of start-up Chromatis Networks, has become president of the company’s Metropolitan Optical Networking business.

The two men will lead an effort to integrate Lucent’s broadband access, Internet infrastructure and metropolitan optical products into a single portfolio. This portfolio will focus on combining high-speed data and broadband optical capabilities for metropolitan networks.

“By focusing on the core and metro markets, we expect to see more rapid growth across our entire optical networking business and realize a greater convergence with our data networking business,” said Lucent Technologies Chairman and CEO Richard McGinn. “The metro market is where optical and data will converge first, and this alignment should accelerate the deployment of integrated networks for leading-edge customers.”


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