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Wichorus  Acquired by Tellabs (2009 $ 165,000,000 )

3590 N. 1st Street, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95134
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Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Tom Dyal (Redpoint Ventures Partner) Navin Chaddha (Mayfield Fund Managing Director) J Peter Wagner (Accel General Partner) Basil H Alwan (Alcatel-Lucent Division President)

Business description: WiChorus provides a new class of intelligent wireless core platform that enables service providers to deploy smarter, profitable, large-scale WiMAX and 4G networks. Leveraging this platform, the company's intelligent Access Services Network (ASN) Gateway solution provides content management, advanced services, and subscriber management and network optimization, enabling service providers to capitalize on service differentiation opportunities and streamline operational costs. With massive scalability and packet processing performance, WiChorus solutions are designed to accommodate the unique bandwidth and multimedia requirements of WiMAX and 4G networks. WiChorus has a world-class team with deep expertise in high-performance IP networking, OFDMA, and 3G wireless - key disciplines needed for delivering this new class of flatter, all-IP 4G core solution. Wireless technologies are migrating from complex hierarchical voice-oriented architectures to flatter, low latency, all-IP based designs – reducing cost and complexity for service providers while efficiently supporting real time IP services. Coupled with this trend is the migration to higher performance OFDMA air links with MIMO and AAS, providing much greater bandwidth with improved interference characteristics. These trends are driving the requirement for a new class of wireless core solution that can aggregate these higher capacity base stations, and intelligently manage and control the IP-based service flows. WiChorus has developed a purpose-built platform to address these emerging requirements, offering service providers a powerful solution for deploying WiMAX and 4G networks.
Customers include: Clearwire ;  Harris Stratex Networks ;  Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan ;  Open Range Communications
Partners include: NextWave Wireless ;  picoChip

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Nov 2008   Aug 2007
Capital raised: 40.0M
Last Round: 18.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Tellabs (2009 $ 165,000,000 )

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Record updated: Oct 2009
Sector: Communications
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Nov 2008   Aug 2007
Capital Raised: 40.0M
Last Round: 18.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Tellabs (2009 $ 165,000,000 )