LISLE, ILL.- Tellabs
will soon announce a deal to acquire closely held cable-modem vendor Future Networks Inc., sources said last week. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Tellabs and Future Networks officials declined comment.
Tellabs does not currently have a cable modem in its equipment portfolio. But it has made recent inroads in the cable-modem termination system arena, announcing an alliance with Riverstone Networks Inc. at last year's Western Show.