Tellabs to announce Q4, year-end 2012 earnings on Jan. 31; VC investments saw downturn in 2012

@FierceTelecom RT @gigaom: VC investments saw a downturn in 2012, did 10 percent less in funding than the previous year. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

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> Tellabs will announce Q4 and year-end 2012 financial results after the close of the market on Jan. 31. Release

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