Nortel (NT) was up 2.3% in preopen Instinet trading, a day after its third-quarter results sparked a sell-off in tech stocks.

Other optical and network companies were also rebounding. In preopen

Island

trading,

Cisco Systems

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was up 1.6%,

Ciena

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was ahead 0.6% and

JDS Uniphase

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was up 0.4%.