That means more friendly competition for Occam Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: OCNW). What does Occam think of all that? "I think Adtran can have a business model that allows them to sell at an aggressive price point, but I'll be curious to see how they hold up from a performance perspective," says Occam's VP of marketing, Russ "Welcome to 2006" Sharer.
On Tellabs looking to refocus its attention on smaller carriers, Sharer was more his colorful self, saying it'd be hard to get back into that market after ignoring it for so long in favor of Verizon and BellSouth: "It's hard to go back to the old girlfriend you dumped after your current girlfriend just dumped you."
— Raymond McConville, Reporter, Light Reading