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Top Ten Private Companies Revisited

After some heated arguments, much tinkering, and a barrage of feedback from readers and attendees of Opticon and Lightspeed Europe, Light Reading editors today published a revised list of its Top Ten Private Companies.

Last published in June of 2001, the list was in dire need of an overhaul. Introducing potential lists at Light Reading's conference events allowed attendees to influence the decision of editors with real live feedback.

If fact, the list, as published today, is substantially different from the one presented at the Lightspeed conference held in London two weeks ago. What's changed? If you weren't there, you may never know.

The new Top Ten Private Companies list is published here.

– The Editors
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hawkman 12/4/2012 | 7:24:10 PM
re: Top Ten Private Companies Revisited you are giving this list way too much credibility.
Ainata 12/4/2012 | 7:24:08 PM
re: Top Ten Private Companies Revisited Guys:
you should do some research before you start making statements, at least you would know what you are talking about. I am not surprised at all why Unisphere is number one for the following reasons:
- look at their revenues (always increasing)
- look at their products. They have 4 products in both voice/ip areas. So this is a mult-product company
- look how they are winnings against Cisco/Juniper/Redback...
- look at their management. Look at the history behind their CEO Dolce (few can mach that)
- it is no more about hype these days, it is about the above...

Does anyone know when they are planning to go public? I am looking forward to finally make some money!

Ainata
MA Headhunter 12/4/2012 | 7:24:04 PM
re: Top Ten Private Companies Revisited you are definitely a MA employee in the sector from your posts. What have any of the companies that you mention done to push them over the top and into a potential top 10 list? Some that you mention have positive hype and likely hope, while others have a lot to prove. Can you elaborate on your opinion? thanks.
fleshpeddler 12/4/2012 | 7:24:01 PM
re: Top Ten Private Companies Revisited Author: MA Headhunter Number: 13
Subject: yomama Date: 12/20/2001 7:14:06 PM

What have any of the companies that you mention done to push them over the top and into a potential top 10 list?

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Same could be said about a few of these "winners". Alas, this list seems to be the kiss of spiraling death so I'm glad I don't work with any of them.
Triple O 12/4/2012 | 7:23:56 PM
re: Top Ten Private Companies Revisited Does anyone know why Chorum fell off radar?
my2cents 12/4/2012 | 7:23:54 PM
re: Top Ten Private Companies Revisited Looks like you get all your information from the Lightreading newsgroups.

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skeptic: Gotham is late with their product and probablyin trouble. But they have mostly just disappeared from sight.
diag_eng 12/4/2012 | 7:23:52 PM
re: Top Ten Private Companies Revisited They're in an article to be released next week titled: "Top 10 Deathwatch List"


__________________________
>> Where's:
>> Gotham Networks?
>> Celox Networks?
>> WaveSmith Networks?
>> Tenor Networks?
>> Tiburon Networks?
>> Airvana?
Harry Potter 12/4/2012 | 7:23:50 PM
re: Top Ten Private Companies Revisited Sad to hear they are disappearing, not heard that from any other source....maybe they are just in stealth mode? Can anyone point to a good source to confirm or not?
my2cents 12/4/2012 | 7:23:44 PM
re: Top Ten Private Companies Revisited Not according to this article in Telecom magazine:

http://www.telecommagazine.com...
skeptic 12/4/2012 | 7:23:44 PM
re: Top Ten Private Companies Revisited

Looks like you get all your information from the Lightreading newsgroups.
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Well, do you have any information on gotham
then? Do you know how much funding they have?

The last information I remember was a huge
layoff. And there has been silence about
customer betas or anything else.

And the more serious problem is that the edge
router space is way too crowded at the moment.
And its a very unfriendly time for new vendors
in edge routers. When Amber Networks got sold
off, it suggested that overall things were not
good for any of these people.

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