Force10 Networks, the San Jose maker of high-end 10 Gigabit switch and router equipment, has raised another $50 million more in a fifth round of funding, according to VentureWire (sub required).

It follows a year where most industry watchers had expected Force10 to go public (see our earlier converage here). It has now raised more than $350 million, and now speculation is that the company will go public this year instead.

Investors in the company include Crosslink Capital, Morgenthaler Ventures, New Enterprise Associates and U.S. Venture Partners.

(This story first posted 1/12)