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Tellabs

Tellabs
Company nameTellabs
Company typePublic
IndustryTelecommunications Equipment
Founded1975
HeadquartersNaperville, Illinois
Key peopleCEO: Rob Pullen
Chairman: Mike Birck
Productsfiber access, data network convergence, next-generation transport
Revenue$ 2.041 billion USD (2006)
Employees3300

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Tellabs, Inc. (Nasdaq - TLAB) is a telecommunications company that designs and manufactures equipment for service providers.

Ranked among the BusinessWeek InfoTech 100, Tellabs is part of the NASDAQ-100 Index, NASDAQ Global Select Market, Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index and the S&P 500. Over one third of the world's wireless calls travel via networks owned by Tellabs customers such as T-Mobile and Verizon Communications

Along with stand-alone products, Tellabs offers integrated systems to telecom service providers, Multi-Service Operators (MSOs) and wireless companies that cover a variety of functions. Tellabs also has a Government Systems group that focus on serving federal government agencies and their changing needs.

Tellabs acquired WiChorus, a startup recently.WiChorus is based out of SanJose.

Barron's Magazine reported that "Tellabs-built equipment helps wireless providers handle increased traffic. Its products also allow phone companies to offer voice, data and video services to residential homes over fiber connections."


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