Tellabs, Inc.

Tellabs, Inc.

Tellabs, Inc.

Date Founded



1415 West Diehl Road,Naperville, IL 60563-2349

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)

1,001 - 5,000


Equipment & Office Supplies
Wireless Telecommunications
IT Consulting & Services
Other Business & Consulting Services
Computer Software
Advertising & Marketing

Company Description

Tellabs innovates to enable the mobile Internet and help you succeed Our solutions help you boost revenue, reduce expenses and optimize networks That's why 80% of the top global telecom service providers choose Tellabs mobile backhaul, packet optical, business and services solutions. We serve telecom service providers, independent operating companies, MSO/cable companies, enterprises and government agencies with networks in more than 90 countries around the world. Tellabs is a medium-sized company that can innovate more quickly than giants. With experienced engineers, established customer relationships and a solid financial foundation, we get ahead of start-ups

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Acting Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer

Chief Information Officer & Executive Vice President

Vice President & General Manager, Tellabs Access

Executive Vice President, Global Operations

Vice President, North American Sales

Vice President, Business Development

Executive Director

Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer at Precision Hawk USA, Inc.

Executive Chairman at Coriant GmbH & Co. KG

Venture Partner at Oak Investment Partners

Co-Founder & Partner at Marlin Management Co. LLC

Principal at Marlin Equity Partners LLC

Director & Vice President at Tangoe US, Inc.

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Marlin Management Co. LLC, Marlin Equity Partners LLC purchase Tellabs, Inc.

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Tellabs, Inc. purchases Zeugma Systems, Inc. from GrowthWorks Capital Ltd., Ventures West Management, Inc., Yaletown Venture Partners, Inc.

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Tellabs, Inc. purchases WiChorus LLC

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