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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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MaxQoS 12/4/2012 | 7:23:40 PM
re: Top Ten Private Companies Revisited diag_eng,

Surely Airvana which makes a 1xEV-DO wireless box is outside even the broadest possible interptretation of an "Optical Networking Product"?

And, no, I have no relationship with Airvana.

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They're in an article to be released next week titled: "Top 10 Deathwatch List"
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>> Where's:
>> Airvana?
scream 12/4/2012 | 7:23:36 PM
re: Top Ten Private Companies Revisited what about their deal with Qwest? seems like that is a significant win for them
_____ 12/4/2012 | 7:23:30 PM
re: Top Ten Private Companies Revisited I agree- they are making headway at Qwest. Without a doubt great news for them. But they need more than qwest in order for this to be a long term win vs. a short term life support mechanism.

I say they get scooped up by *&^%^. You'll have to stay tuned to find out who that is.

Gotham is a serious thorn in this big vendors side and with valuations so low, it makes sense. AND I think the longer the vendor waits to pull the trigger, the thinner Gotham's bank accounts get. And this drives the price down even further.

But this is just my view.
wonderfull 12/4/2012 | 7:23:28 PM
re: Top Ten Private Companies Revisited
Couple of 1xEVDO trials in Korea...not sure
if Airvana is involved. Both Sprint and Verizon are in a wait mode..deploy 1xRTT first...pray for
demand for data over wireless to takeoff.

The earliest US operators will deploy 1xEVDO
is 2004. Wonder if Airvana has enough $$
to survive 2002?

Girish
fleshpeddler 12/4/2012 | 7:23:28 PM
re: Top Ten Private Companies Revisited
Pretty much all of Acton is hurting (esp. 100 Nagog - though I heard one of those guys is moving, Tenor's going to fire up the engines again and Equipe is having trouble getting money and is running out soon (who isn't) and still needs to reduce the burn rate (ouch). Cratos? I heard the cops are going to set up a batphone for them. :) Gotham's a sleeper.

That wireless snake oil is ahead of it's time.

Some company recently laid off some of it's ASIC guys!

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>> Where's:
>> Gotham Networks?
>> Celox Networks?
>> Equipe Communications?
>> Tenor Networks?
>> Tiburon Networks?
>> Airvana?
edgygirl2001 12/4/2012 | 7:23:27 PM
re: Top Ten Private Companies Revisited Underlineboy,
Since you claim to know so much about the MA based startups, could you also shed some light on the mystery behind Wavesmith's decision to announce 6 lab trails. Could that also be a strategy to get some big vendor interested in buying out Wavesmith?
Thanks

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Gotham is a serious thorn in this big vendors side and with valuations so low, it makes sense.
fleshpeddler 12/4/2012 | 7:23:26 PM
re: Top Ten Private Companies Revisited
found this while looking through some ironbridge articles. i didn't count the number of underscores...

http://www.lightreading.com/bo...

optos 12/4/2012 | 7:23:25 PM
re: Top Ten Private Companies Revisited The big question is whether Qwest will come through for Gotham in time for them to close a round at a reasonable valuation. They've gotta need money by now (who doesn't?) Unlike most of you, I like hearing good news about companies in the optical sector as I'm not under the illusion that the entire industry can suck wind and my company be successful. And isn't success what it's all about?

Pray for a reversal in the economy. I hope they do well, but I'm concerned given the rumours floating about.
_____ 12/4/2012 | 7:23:22 PM
re: Top Ten Private Companies Revisited Don't know if anyone is interested in buying them out. But if they announce lab trials then they must be making headway with them.

But we all know what lab trials mean- not a lot unless you close the deal with them. And if someone announces closing the deal you need to know how much $$ is involved before jumping to conclusions.
yomamma 12/4/2012 | 7:23:22 PM
re: Top Ten Private Companies Revisited
IB is gone, let them rest in Peace(s). What's this have to do with Gotham? Are you saying they are heading in the same direction?

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found this while looking through some ironbridge articles. i didn't count the number of underscores...

http://www.lightreading.com/bo...
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