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USA 12/5/2012 | 1:23:48 AM
re: Tellabs/AFC: The Ever-Shrinking Deal? "AFC chief Schofield has about 4 billion reasons to make the deal happen"


Is that billion, or million?
Mike_B 12/5/2012 | 1:23:47 AM
re: Tellabs/AFC: The Ever-Shrinking Deal? Tellabs have an ad that is periodically loaded - says something like 'get data solutions from tellabs - smooth shifting ahead' [reload this or other pages to find]

This ad shows a rapidly moving bumpy road, with mountains in the background not getting any closer.

I don't know about others, but to me this says - giving the illusion of progress - but not really getting anywhere! - and the shaking is just a bit irritating.

Can't they do a bit better than this?
opticalone 12/5/2012 | 1:23:46 AM
re: Tellabs/AFC: The Ever-Shrinking Deal? Are Tellabs and Ciena that different? If it weren't for the decade-old Titan 5500, TLAB would have revenues that were scraping along the bottom. For all of the equity that TLAB and CIEN have spent in recent years on acquiring start-ups, very little revenue has resulted from the billions they have spent.

Perhaps TLAB and CIEN were a match made in heaven when they considered joining forces a few years ago.

Just a thought...

Opticalone
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