About Tellabs

Connecting is more than switches and cables. Connecting is expertise, applied. More and more enterprise and government entities see the dramatic advantages that passive optical solutions have over traditional copper-based infrastructure. Whether it’s for home or hospital, corporation or college, hotel or government agency, Tellabs has the expertise. Tellabs helps customers connect through our optical network technologies.

The Tellabs Story of Access Networking Innovation Leadership

Tellabs is an innovation leader in fiber-based technologies. Tellabs has many first to market successes and a long history of constant investments in fiber optic R&D innovations. Watch this video to learn more about the Tellabs story supporting both broadband access for service providers and Passive Optical LANs across all enterprise industries.


Tellabs T1000 MSAP and DSL broadband


Tellabs starts residential Broadband PON as Verizon primary PON vendor for FiOS


Millions of IP voice and IP videos served on Tellabs Broadband connectivity for homes and businesses

Sandia National Lab


Optical LAN solution launched and first Fed Gov install at Sandia Laboratories

Optical LAN in Federal Government


US Department of Defense (DoD) JITC Certification and first of many DoD deployments


Millions of PON ONTs turned-up and first commercial enterprise plus hotel customers

Optical LAN at Texas A&M Kyle Field


OLAN grows in education, healthcare, retail, stadium, transportation, and manufacturer


Millions of OLAN ports connecting IoT, wireless, surveillance and smart building apps

Team Tellabs


Our leadership is dedicated to providing vision and direction to positively influence the outcome of our key organizational objectives.


4240 International Pkwy
Suite 105
Carrollton, TX 75007 USA


Join the Tellabs team! Visit Tellabs’ online careers pages today to see if there is a job opportunity that matches your ambitions.


The ideal state that Tellabs desires to achieve

We aspire to focus our passion, expertise, and social responsibility to innovate better ways to build and operate networks.


The present purpose and state of the organization
(If we do these things, we will achieve our Vision)

  • Deliver simple, secure, sustainable, stable, and scalable network solutions that gain our partners and customers tangible benefits
  • Work as one team
  • Provide unparalleled customer service
  • Build lasting customer relationships
  • Pursue operational excellence with passion
  • Maintain financial performance required for future growth
  • Leverage our expertise and leadership to drive values
  • Act with social responsibility to positively impact sustainability, governance, human resources, and philanthropy

Tellabs Industry Association Memberships

Tellabs is an active and influential member of the following Industry Trade Associations

Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN)

The Association for Passive Optical LAN is a non-profit organization composed of manufacturers, distributors, integrators, and consulting companies who are actively involved in Passive Optical LAN. APOLAN’s mission is to advocate the education and global adoption of passive optical for enterprise networks. 

Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is the leading trade association representing the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry through standards development, policy initiatives, business opportunities, market intelligence and networking events. 

Hospitality Technology Next Generation

Hospitality Technology Next Generation is a global not-for-profit trade association that fosters, through collaboration and partnership among hospitality professionals and technology providers, the development of next-generation solutions that will enable them to do business globally in the 21st century. 


BICSI is a professional association supporting the advancement of the information and communications technology (ICT) community. ICT covers the spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety & security, project management and audio & video technologies.

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association

AFCEA is a member-based, non-profit association that provides highly sought after thought leadership, engagement and networking opportunities. We focus on cyber, command, control, communications, computers and intelligence to address national and international security challenges.

Broadband Forum

The Broadband Forum is a non-profit industry consortium dedicated to accelerating broadband innovation, standards, and ecosystem development. Members include telecommunications networking, service providers, broadband equipment vendors, consultants and independent testing labs.

University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory

UNH-IOL tests networking and data communications products. Since 1988, The lab has fostered multi-vendor interoperability while preparing students for careers in the industry. UNH-IOL has grown steadily into one of the industry’s premier independent proving grounds for new technologies.

News Releases

Corporate news releases recognizing significant achievements of Tellabs operations, products, solutions and customers.

Case Studies

Hear directly from our customers about their successful installations, quantifiable benefits and sincere testimonials.


Up-coming conferences, seminars and webinars where Tellabs products, solutions and people will be actively participating.

Blogs & Articles

Read these short, and regularly updated, opinion pieces covering contemporary industry and technology topics.

White Papers

Download our non-vendor specific overviews meant to help readers understand an issue, solve a problem, or make a decision.


Media to educate and advocate our products, technologies or services, and offer direct insight into our customer references and user case studies.


Tellabs Optical LAN is a true enterprise centric solution that offers a better means of designing and operating networks inside buildings and across extended campuses.


Tellabs 1000 MSAP (aka T1000, DMAX, AFC, UMC) is the industry’s only Broadband Digital Loop Carrier platform that converges legacy copper and modern fiber connectivity.

Technical Assistance Center

Address your questions and challenges quickly with our award winning TAC. Flexible support options to meet your needs.

Professional Services

From small projects to migrations to full turn key services, Tellabs is here to help.


Preparation is the key to success.  Get your team ready to plan, deploy and manage your Tellabs Network. Check our our Training Curriculum today!


You worked hard in Training, now it's time to show your new credentials off to the World through our Digital Credentialing Program!

Become a Partner

The Tellabs Advantage Partner Program is designed to offer our partners exceptional opportunities to grow your business, increase revenue and gain unique solution differentiation.

Find a Partner

For our end-customers, our Tellabs Advantage Partner Program offer best-in-breed services that match specific vertical markets and geographical regions with the end-customers exact needs in mind.


Meet the Tellabs leadership team that represents diverse areas of expertise, and who are committed to exceeding the expectations of our employees, partners and customers.


Visit Tellabs’ online careers pages to see if there is a job opportunity that matches your ambitions. We offer excellent pay, benefits and career advancement possibilities.


Tellabs offer several easy options for contacting us. You can connect with us today via phone, email, online forms, or through social media channels.