Epoch Partners Issues Industry Report on Metro Optical Networking Providers

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Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Epoch Partners, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Epoch Partners today announced it
 has published an industry report on metro optical networking providers. The
 full report, issued today by Mark Langner, Senior Analyst for Broadband and IP
 Data Services, is available for free to investors through the Epoch Web site
 (www.epoch.com). The following are key highlights from the report:
 
     -- Metro optical networking providers (MONs) deliver optical data-network
        transport services to the largest bandwidth consumers in metropolitan
        areas.
     -- The MON opportunity is driven by the adoption of new technology,
        greater availability of raw physical network elements, and broad demand
        for scalable, high-bandwidth networking solutions.
     -- MONs are well positioned to usher in the second generation of data
        services innovation by breaking the metropolitan access bottleneck and
        efficiently connecting enterprise LANs to the WAN.
     -- Public providers of MON services include:
        Level 3 Communications (Nasdaq:   LVLT),
        Metromedia Fiber Network (Nasdaq:   MFNX), and
        XOXO Communications (Nasdaq:   XOXO).  Private providers include:
        Cogent Communications, GiantLoop Network, Looking Glass Networks,
        Telseon, Sigma Networks, Sphera Optical Networks, and Yipes
        Communications.
 
     Broadband and IP Data Services Research Coverage
     Investors can visit Epoch's Web site for an in-depth analysis of the
 Broadband and IP Data Services industry and to read research coverage on the
 following public companies in this sector:  360networks, Akamai Technologies,
 Covad Communications, Digital Island, Equinix, Exodus Communications,
 InterNAP, Level 3 Communications, Loudcloud, and StorageNetworks.
     In addition, investors can be added to the Broadband Services email alert
 system, which alerts investors to new research in the Broadband Services
 sector. To be added to this alert system visit
 http://pluto.sparklist.com/scripts/lyris.pl?join=epochbroadbandservices .
 Epoch has also posted video interviews with George Conrades, CEO of Akamai
 Technologies, and Jay Adelson, CTO and co-founder of Equinix. Full research on
 these and other companies under coverage by Epoch is available for free to
 investors at www.epoch.com.
     Epoch Partners is a technology-enabled investment bank focused on
 high-growth companies and electronically connected institutional and
 individual investors.
     The information contained herein is based on sources believed to be
 reliable but is neither all inclusive nor guaranteed by Epoch Partners.
 Opinions, if any, reflect our judgment at this time and are subject to change.
 Epoch Partners does not undertake to advise of changes in its opinion or the
 information. Epoch Partners may perform or seek to perform investment banking
 services for the issuers of securities which are the subject of our Research.
 Most of the companies Epoch Partners follows are emerging growth companies
 whose securities typically involve a higher degree of risk and more volatility
 than the securities of more established companies. The securities discussed in
 the Epoch Partners Research may be unsuitable for investors depending on their
 specific investment objectives and financial situation and needs. No report
 included in the Epoch Partners Research is a recommendation that any
 particular investor should purchase or sell any particular security in any
 amount or at all and is not a solicitation of any offer to purchase or sell
 from or to any particular investor. For additional information that may be
 available on the securities mentioned, please contact Epoch Partners.
 
     Epoch Partners is a member of the National Association of Securities
 Dealers, CRD number 103899.
 
 

SOURCE Epoch Partners, Inc.
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Epoch Partners today announced it
 has published an industry report on metro optical networking providers. The
 full report, issued today by Mark Langner, Senior Analyst for Broadband and IP
 Data Services, is available for free to investors through the Epoch Web site
 (www.epoch.com). The following are key highlights from the report:
 
     -- Metro optical networking providers (MONs) deliver optical data-network
        transport services to the largest bandwidth consumers in metropolitan
        areas.
     -- The MON opportunity is driven by the adoption of new technology,
        greater availability of raw physical network elements, and broad demand
        for scalable, high-bandwidth networking solutions.
     -- MONs are well positioned to usher in the second generation of data
        services innovation by breaking the metropolitan access bottleneck and
        efficiently connecting enterprise LANs to the WAN.
     -- Public providers of MON services include:
        Level 3 Communications (Nasdaq:   LVLT),
        Metromedia Fiber Network (Nasdaq:   MFNX), and
        XOXO Communications (Nasdaq:   XOXO).  Private providers include:
        Cogent Communications, GiantLoop Network, Looking Glass Networks,
        Telseon, Sigma Networks, Sphera Optical Networks, and Yipes
        Communications.
 
     Broadband and IP Data Services Research Coverage
     Investors can visit Epoch's Web site for an in-depth analysis of the
 Broadband and IP Data Services industry and to read research coverage on the
 following public companies in this sector:  360networks, Akamai Technologies,
 Covad Communications, Digital Island, Equinix, Exodus Communications,
 InterNAP, Level 3 Communications, Loudcloud, and StorageNetworks.
     In addition, investors can be added to the Broadband Services email alert
 system, which alerts investors to new research in the Broadband Services
 sector. To be added to this alert system visit
 http://pluto.sparklist.com/scripts/lyris.pl?join=epochbroadbandservices .
 Epoch has also posted video interviews with George Conrades, CEO of Akamai
 Technologies, and Jay Adelson, CTO and co-founder of Equinix. Full research on
 these and other companies under coverage by Epoch is available for free to
 investors at www.epoch.com.
     Epoch Partners is a technology-enabled investment bank focused on
 high-growth companies and electronically connected institutional and
 individual investors.
     The information contained herein is based on sources believed to be
 reliable but is neither all inclusive nor guaranteed by Epoch Partners.
 Opinions, if any, reflect our judgment at this time and are subject to change.
 Epoch Partners does not undertake to advise of changes in its opinion or the
 information. Epoch Partners may perform or seek to perform investment banking
 services for the issuers of securities which are the subject of our Research.
 Most of the companies Epoch Partners follows are emerging growth companies
 whose securities typically involve a higher degree of risk and more volatility
 than the securities of more established companies. The securities discussed in
 the Epoch Partners Research may be unsuitable for investors depending on their
 specific investment objectives and financial situation and needs. No report
 included in the Epoch Partners Research is a recommendation that any
 particular investor should purchase or sell any particular security in any
 amount or at all and is not a solicitation of any offer to purchase or sell
 from or to any particular investor. For additional information that may be
 available on the securities mentioned, please contact Epoch Partners.
 
     Epoch Partners is a member of the National Association of Securities
 Dealers, CRD number 103899.
 
 SOURCE  Epoch Partners, Inc.