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AccessLan Communications  Acquired by Advanced Fibre Communications (2002 $ 47,000,000 )

2040 Fortune Drive
San Jose, CA 95131
Website Company Summary Management Team

CEO: Michael Pisterzi (3/00)
Finance: Tim Montgomery
Sales/Marketing: Alan Menezes ; Byron Young; Kenneth Horn

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Peter Cross (Bay Networks VP Engineering);  Sean Dalton (Highland Capital Partners) Bob Hower (BancBoston Ventures);  Douglas M Leone (Sequoia Capital) Andrew K Ludwick (Bay Networks CEO) J Peter Wagner (Accel)
Former outside board: Bart Schachter (Blueprint Ventures)

Business description: AccessLan, the Silicon Valley pioneer of PacketLoop, is a leading provider of business-focused and carrier-class access equipment for Integrated Communications Providers (ICPs). PacketLoop delivers the next generation of packet-based, local loop solutions, providing variable rate, multi-service intelligent infrastructure with Internet Scaling Architecture (ISA) enabling the industry’s first Quality-of-Service (QoS) for Internet Protocol (IP) management. It is ideally suited to delivery of packet-based services including: Voice-over-DSL (VoDSL), Internet access; Frame Relay; Virtual Private Network (VPN) and application hosting such as, streaming content and differentiated access services. The PacketLoop product portfolio comprises IP edge access devices to the optical core; third generation intelligent DSLAMs (i-SLAMs) with MPLS and IP QoS capabilities for Central Office or Multi-Tenant Unit (MTU)/Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) markets; broadband mux/switches; feature rich CPE devices; and the powerful PacketLoop Network Management System.
Customers include: Hypercom;  Act Networks;  Nuera;  Salix Technologies

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings:    Aug 2001
Capital raised: 91.1M
Ownership: Acquired by Advanced Fibre Communications (2002 $ 47,000,000 )
Angels/other VCs: Peter Cross (Bay Networks)
Corporate investors: Intel CapitalLondon Pacific Life

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Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 1997
Headcount: 101-150 as of Jan 2002
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings:    Aug 2001
Capital Raised: 91.1M
Ownership: Acquired by Advanced Fibre Communications (2002 $ 47,000,000 )