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Friday, Sep 28
2012, 11:00 AM
Telecom equipment and optical component names slump in response to Adtran's (ADTN -8.9%)...
Telecom equipment and optical component names slump in response to Adtran's (ADTN -8.9%) warning. CIEN -3.1%. JNPR -2.1%. APKT -3.3%. JDSU -3.5%. FNSR -4.3%. Adtran heavily blamed its shortfall on "delays in project rollouts" from U.S. carriers. That's a familiar refrain for both Adtran and its peers. AT&T and Verizon are doing their best to restrain capex in order to boost near-term profits, and the money that they are spending is increasingly focused on their faster-growing wireless ops.