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Balet 12/5/2012 | 1:24:24 AM
re: Sources: Comcast Has Movaz Stake Based on this article the conclusions are that Bijan Khosravi lies to at least Lightreading team.

My understanding is that it is OK to withhold some sensitive information but it is BAD to lie to anyone, even if it is in the best interests of the company.

I've seen some lying CEOs. It is pathetic.
opticalone 12/5/2012 | 1:24:21 AM
re: Sources: Comcast Has Movaz Stake Comcast Ventures has the stake in Movaz and is based on their own belief that they can make a return on their investment. I don't know of any plans by Comcast Cable to deploy Movaz in its own network.

There a alot of service providers (SBC Ventures and others) that invest cash in start-ups that never buy the companies products for their own use.
Truelight1 12/5/2012 | 1:24:21 AM
re: Sources: Comcast Has Movaz Stake Does this mean they support a company with a CEO who touches you up.
signmeup 12/5/2012 | 1:24:20 AM
re: Sources: Comcast Has Movaz Stake Nice try but incorrect.

Go to www.comcast.com and search jobs - use movaz as a keyword.

You'll see the following:
6501BR
TitleNetwork Engineer
Position TypeFull Time
CityNew Castle
StateDE
Reports to TitleDirector, PA/DE LMC
Job ResponsibilitiesMajor Duties
-+ Resolve network related issues on Layer 1 through layer 3 networks
-+ Perform troubleshooting of advanced network elements
o I.e. MOVAZ, CMTS, Cisco ONS15454, VOD, Fujitsu, Alcatel, Internet Photonics, Nortel ( Sonet, ATM and Gig-E )

Why would Movaz be listed if it were in fact, not installed in the network?

Next question please.
epeled 12/5/2012 | 1:24:17 AM
re: Sources: Comcast Has Movaz Stake Can anyone tell how many shares in % has Alcatel got in Tropic for this $M33 ?
signmeup 12/5/2012 | 1:24:17 AM
re: Sources: Comcast Has Movaz Stake Dude - what is up with your 'check your facts'?

I pointed you to a URL that showed comcast was looking for someone with movaz experience. How can I check my facts when it IS RIGHT THERE IN BLACK AND WHITE ON THE COMCAST WEBSITE!!!!

It is obvious that you have some sort of agenda or vendetta against movaz. I frankly could care less. I don't care about comcast and I certainly don't care about movaz. You said it the article was 'no big deal' and I referred you to a comcast URL that showed obviously someone in side of comcast thinks movaz is important.

Finally, your last post is full of contradictions: you state:
"Comcast Ventures has not taken Movaz through the labs..."
And then you turn right around and state:
"Comcast Cable looked at Movaz in the labs and viewed it as an also ran..."

So which is it? Was movaz in the labs or not?

Next time check YOUR facts.
opticalone 12/5/2012 | 1:24:17 AM
re: Sources: Comcast Has Movaz Stake Check your facts, signmeup.

Movaz is a marginal player in Comcast and will continue to be. Comcast Ventures has not taken Movaz through the labs and is only interested in ROI from other potential sales. Comcast Cable looked at Movaz in the labs and viewed it as an also ran. Look into their revenue contribution during the next Movaz earnings call....

Opticalone
alchemy 12/5/2012 | 1:24:09 AM
re: Sources: Comcast Has Movaz Stake opticalone writes:
Comcast Ventures has the stake in Movaz and is based on their own belief that they can make a return on their investment. I don't know of any plans by Comcast Cable to deploy Movaz in its own network.

Comcast has sprinkled small amounts of VC money with quite a few tech startups over the last few years. Sometimes, I think it's more to keep their core vendors on their toes than anything else. I think the biggest Comcast investment was Syndeo though the amount Comcast kicked in was never published so it might have been co-lead in name only... they co-led a $70-something million round that was pretty much a restart of that particular softswitch company. I heard half of that was used to pay off bridge loans. Comcast later kicked Syndeo out when they failed to deliver. Last I heard, Syndeo had trimmed back from well north of 100 to 30 people and had few prospects.

http://www.syndeocorp.com/comp...

Comcast has a huge Cisco bias and very much has an anti-startup bias once it comes down to shelling out lots of money for mission-critical equipment. Unless a startup has a really compelling advantage over Cisco, they're in for a struggle to get the real dollars. You just can't compete against John Chambers and a Gulfstream V showing up at Comcast HQ to close the deal. Even bigger guys with a long Cable history and quality products like Arris and Motorola/General Instruments struggle head-to-head in Comcast against Cisco.
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