Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tellabs Posts Revenue of $242 Million, Cancels 9200 Edge Router

Tellabs reported Q4 2012 revenue of $242 million, compared with $317 million in the year-ago quarter.  There was a net loss (GAAP) of $23 million or 6 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $5 million or 1 cent per share in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Tellabs 2012 revenue was $1.053 billion, compared with $1.286 billion in 2011.  On a GAAP basis, in 2012 Tellabs lost $172 million or 47 cents per share, compared with $188 million or 52
cents per share in 2011.

“Over the last quarter, Tellabs initiated a review of its strategy, product portfolio and cost structure,” said Dan Kelly, Tellabs CEO and president.  “Based upon our analysis of ROI, customer needs and market conditions, we are discontinuing development of the Tellabs 9200. We will reduce our expenses, which will affect about 300 people during 2013.

“Going forward, we will enhance Tellabs’ solutions with innovations to help our customers succeed. We will demonstrate new software-defined networking (SDN) and self-optimizing networks (SON) capabilities at Mobile World Congress in February.”

  • The Tellabs 9200 is an advanced edge router featuring up to 11.2 Tbps capacity per chassis. It leverages a "SmartCard" architecture where the service intelligence is placed on each interface card, providing fine grained visibility and DPI-based traffic management on the card, instead of requiring separate Ethernet cards, Mobile Packet Core cards and DPI cards in each chassis.

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