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50 Worst Company Names

Light Reading would be the first to admit that coming up with a good company name is hard. (One of the original names suggested for our own company was "The Optical Organ." Oy!)

But some of the following handles defy belief (as well as inducing paroxysms of laughter around the office).

Light Reading's attempts to whittle these down to a standard-sized Top 10 list quickly faltered... after all, how could we in good conscience favor a Molex over a Mintera -- or pick one editor's Arescom over another man's Gianus? We present, then, for no good reason other than that we can, our official list of the 50 Worst Company Names in optical networking. Warning: Some are just the teeniest bit lewd, some are downright nauseating... In any event, we hope they amuse. (And feel free to nominate your own favorites using the message board at the end of this article).

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flyingsausage 12/5/2012 | 3:30:54 AM
re: 50 Worst Company Names
> 23) France Telecom SA
> Who the Hell would name a company after that
> country?

is that humour or racism ??
AllGone 12/5/2012 | 3:30:13 AM
re: 50 Worst Company Names yes this is typical anti-French action since they were trying to tell G.W. Moron not to go to IRAQ.

note we don't even use the "We told you so!"
verstand 12/5/2012 | 12:29:39 AM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Lucent still think they are the glorious old Bell Lab! Man, weak up! Look at their number and read the news of their stupid M&As!
nicecuteguy1980 12/5/2012 | 12:04:21 AM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Paxonet Communications.

Check it out. You are definitely going to add it and that too probably in top-5.
djniall 12/4/2012 | 11:12:30 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names What do think the Italian subsidiary of UK energy co. Powergen calls itself? That's right PowergenItalia.
Greenbone 12/4/2012 | 10:29:15 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names
Outstanding! Reading this list made my day.

thatsmrgeektoyou 12/4/2012 | 10:29:14 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names How about Grammer Engine?
The favorite PROM Emulator of grade school English classes everywhere!
davey59 12/4/2012 | 10:29:14 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names Celion Networks
Bringing Celion Dion to the world
My Heart will go on......and on.... and on.....

Photuris
For tourists only

Teradvance
Tearing down optical Networks

Excelight
New in the Auto Department at Halfords
Most excellent light adventure

Metrophotonics
Just plain godawful

Peleton
Football star, BB Gun or what?
JudasPriest 12/4/2012 | 10:29:12 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names One doesn't have to read these message boards for long to realize the market for Grammer Engine is vast.

For the majority of the holier-than-thou genius, high-falutin engineers that populate this site and contribute to its ongoing commentaries, the English language seems to be a real puzzler.
flanker 12/4/2012 | 10:29:04 PM
re: 50 Worst Company Names just plain wrong...
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