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truelight 12/5/2012 | 2:33:32 AM
re: Zhone to Buy Gluon Scraps It is remarkable that Zhone as a public company is allowed to do this. After buying up Tellium they took the cash forgave all the loans to the top execs and then fired everyone. Can someone verify this.

Good luck to the Gluon folks - try not to come "unglued" from Zhone.
rbkoontz 12/5/2012 | 2:33:29 AM
re: Zhone to Buy Gluon Scraps Zhone, the junkyard of failed telecom products, strikes again. Gluon has been at it for almost 3 yrs, has a product that doesn't work, close to zero customers, but got a big funding round completed in 2003, and still struck out. Everyone was amzazed they lasted as long as they did. The reason is this small ILEC market cannot profitably support more than a single product line from a single vendor. The 2nd vendor in will lose money - and so on... Instead, we have 10 products from 10 start-ups, killing themselves to become the king of the IOCs.

If you recall, this is the 2nd softswitch Zhoned has purchased. This first one was obviously a miserable failure. I think they paid a good chunk of cash for it in 2001.

Good luck kids.
alchemy 12/5/2012 | 2:33:22 AM
re: Zhone to Buy Gluon Scraps Most Wanted writes:
The reason is this small ILEC market cannot profitably support more than a single product line from a single vendor. The 2nd vendor in will lose money - and so on... Instead, we have 10 products from 10 start-ups, killing themselves to become the king of the IOCs.

My thoughts exactly. You'd think that the holy grail is the true Class 5 replacement. The support contracts and other operating expenses like labor, heating & cooling, and the sheer cost of maintaining those huge buildings must be huge. If you could forklift out a #5ESS or DMS-100 and replace it with a box that fits in a rack or two, you'd pay for it in a couple of years in the savings on your Lucent or Nortel service contract. It's the same metaphor as replacing your machine room full of old mainframes with a 19" rack full of Dells. There must be an awful lot of fully depreciated big class 5 switches out there that are just aching to be replaced.
morye 12/5/2012 | 2:33:09 AM
re: Zhone to Buy Gluon Scraps That is all I need to say...
sevenbrooks 12/5/2012 | 2:33:08 AM
re: Zhone to Buy Gluon Scraps
Mory knows how to line his pockets. That is all I need to say....loaning your own company money at usary rates?

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coco channel 12/5/2012 | 2:32:55 AM
re: Zhone to Buy Gluon Scraps "If you could forklift out a #5ESS or DMS-100 and replace it with a box that fits in a rack or two, you'd pay for it in a couple of years in the savings"

The telcos don't see this because they use "telecom consultants" from intelectual hotbeds like South Dakota?? as seeing eye dogs to guide them. And those guys couldn't see in front of their nose.
sevenbrooks 12/5/2012 | 2:32:45 AM
re: Zhone to Buy Gluon Scraps
The folks from South Dakota require one thing that Gluon doesn't have.....a working product that meets there requirements.

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