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Athena Overview

  1. 1. Overview<br />
  2. 2. About Athena<br /><ul><li>Athena Technology Inc.
  3. 3. Privately held since March 2007
  4. 4. Headquartered in Newport Beach ,CA
  5. 5. Carrier Ethernet Switching Technology</li></ul>- Eliminating the Bottleneck<br /> - The Changing Communications Landscape<br />
  6. 6. Vision<br />Our goal is simply stated. We desire to be the best Metro Ethernet products organization in the world<br />
  7. 7. Athena Capital structure<br /><ul><li>25 Million Shares Authorized
  8. 8. 5 Million Shares Issued
  9. 9. 72% or 3.6 Million of the issued shares are Held by the founders
  10. 10. 28% or 1.4 Million are reserved for future employees
  11. 11. Between $1.5 and $2 Million in cash from founders (excludes “sweat equity”)</li></li></ul><li>Founders & Management Team<br /><ul><li>Jim Fiedler
  12. 12. CEO of Summa Four, Inc. IPO & sold to Cisco for $400M
  13. 13. COO of Timeplex, Inc. sold to Ascom for $420M
  14. 14. Chairman and CEO of Coyote Systems
  15. 15. Ananda Perera
  16. 16. CTO of Raptor Networks, Viacom, Amdahl and MCI
  17. 17. Holder of multiple switching patents
  18. 18. Mark Perkell
  19. 19. Senior Vice President and General Counsel for CityNet Telecommunications
  20. 20. John Moore
  21. 21. General Manager -Timeplex Inc, Unisys, Fujitsu, Vice President - Raptor Networks
  22. 22. Sri Chaganty
  23. 23. Ceeyes Group (Founder), HolonTech (CTO), NEC, GTE Telecom, Unisys
  24. 24. 5 Patents in the area of high availability</li></li></ul><li>Athena Management<br />Over 100 years of successful senior management experience.<br />Direct successes in the telecommunications switching market.<br />Successful design and implementation of switching systems.<br />Ability to attract and retain superior employees.<br />In depth understanding of the IPO and M&A business.<br />Proven track record of increasing shareholders equity.<br />
  25. 25. The Market <br /><ul><li>Worldwide Carrier Ethernet Market
  26. 26. 2005 Ethernet Revenue $3.5 Billion
  27. 27. Projected growth to $10.5 Billion in 2010
  28. 28. Application Growth
  29. 29. Business Services 55%/year
  30. 30. Residential Services 30%/year
  31. 31. Residential Drivers – Triple Play
  32. 32. IPTV/VOIP
  33. 33. High Speed Data
  34. 34. Gaming/YouTube/Social Networks
  35. 35. Enterprise Drivers
  36. 36. Increased Global Reach
  37. 37. Increasingly Distributed IT
  38. 38. Global Outsourcing</li></li></ul><li>Changing Landscape<br /><ul><li>Internet Traffic Growth
  39. 39. Internet Traffic will grow 50 fold by 2015 (AT&T)
  40. 40. 8 hours of video is loaded on to YouTube every minute
  41. 41. 80% of traffic will be video by 2010 (from existing 30%)
  42. 42. 8 Million Terabytes of traffic by 2011
  43. 43. Key trends moving forward – massive content growth
  44. 44. Early movers such as Apple’s iTunes succeeded in evangelizing their technologies
  45. 45. Huge investments for R&D by early movers in digitizing content helped market acceptance of the technologies
  46. 46. The Core Transport Network is being overwhelmed</li></li></ul><li>Scope of Problem<br /><ul><li>Cable Operators and Telephone Companies are struggling to meet and keep up with the bandwidth demand for customer services.
  47. 47. Telco carriers are losing millions of basic customers (over 25M in US alone, $625 million in monthly revenue) to competitors because they cannot offer competitive high speed services.
  48. 48. Ethernet switching equipment market was $3.5B in 2005, projected at $10.5B by 2010.
  49. 49. While “edge” applications, such as Youtube and AT&T’s U-verse, have lead in deployment, they have quickly outstripped the core network’s ability to support them.</li></li></ul><li>Recent News Events<br /><ul><li>“Only 60% of American households have speedy Net access. That puts the country in 15th place among developed nations, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. It’s a mighty fall from 2001, when the U. S. ranked fourth.” </li></ul> Roger O. Crockett<br /> Business Week, August 11, 2008<br /><ul><li>“It took 100 years to get 1 billion devices on the network. It will take less than 10 years to get the next billion.”</li></ul> John Donovan: AT&T’s technology chief<br /> quoted in USA Today, August 1, 2008<br />
  50. 50. Barriers to Entry<br /><ul><li>Architecture that allows for 1/3 of competitor’s pricing.
  51. 51. Patentable Intellectual Property.
  52. 52. 180+ staff years of completed software development.
  53. 53. Tight coupling of the hardware/software interface.
  54. 54. Current competitors must redesign and re-architect.</li></li></ul><li>Athena Core Switch<br /><ul><li>25.2 - Tbps switching fabric
  55. 55. 144 - 576 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  56. 56. 28 - CPU’s clustered for Control and Management
  57. 57. 2 - CPU for Historical Data Collection
  58. 58. 1152 - Ports of Gigabit Ethernet
  59. 59. 787- Gbps bandwidth per slot
  60. 60. 72 - Million Packets per second(Mpps)per 2x10GE ports
  61. 61. (system wide capacity of over 5.1 Bpps)
  62. 62. Scalable MAC table (512k-1M)
  63. 63. IPv4 and IPv6 unicast and multicast routing
  64. 64. 100 Gbps Ethernet ready</li></li></ul><li>Athena Access Switch<br /><ul><li>3U High
  65. 65. 2 Load Balanced Power Supplies
  66. 66. 1 CPU for Control and Management
  67. 67. Anthem Software suite
  68. 68. Option Line Cards </li></ul>Line card A 8x10GE Ports (OC192, DWDM, 10GE)<br />Line card B 2x40GE Ports (OC768, STM-256)<br />Line card C 48 x 1GE ports <br />Line card E 48 x 1GE ports & 4x 10GB Ports (OC192, 10GE, DWDM) <br />Line Card E 64 x 1 GE Ports <br />
  69. 69. Competition<br />Vendor<br />Features<br />
  70. 70. Recent M&A Transactions<br /><ul><li>World Wide Packets (March, 2008)– 10 x 10Gb ports, $21,000 per 10GE port, acquired by Cienna for $300 million, revenue of $16 million
  71. 71. Foundry Networks (July, 2008)– 128 x 10Gb Ports, not carrier grade, $17,000 per port acquired by Brocade for $3 billion, revenue of $600 million
  72. 72. Atrica, Inc. (Oct, 2007) – 15 x 10Gb Ports, $13,000 per port, acquired by Nokia Siemens Networks for $300 million, revenue of $17 million </li></li></ul><li>Prospects/Partners<br /><ul><li>Carrier Providers
  73. 73. Level 3, XO Communications
  74. 74. Carriers
  75. 75. Regional/Independent Telco's
  76. 76. International PTT’s
  77. 77. Verizon
  78. 78. AT&T
  79. 79. Cable Multiple System Operators
  80. 80. Telcom/Cable Equipment Manufacturers
  81. 81. Tellabs
  82. 82. Alcatel/Lucent</li></li></ul><li>Milestones<br /><ul><li>Architectural design signoff Complete
  83. 83. Software Port “Reference Design” Complete
  84. 84. Functional Test complete 12 Mo after funding
  85. 85. Live demonstration 12 Mo after funding
  86. 86. System Test complete 14 Mo after funding</li></li></ul><li>BusinessModel<br />
  87. 87. Athena’s role in the network<br />
  88. 88. Core Switching Backbone<br />Business Ethernet Edge<br />Broadband Ethernet Edge<br />OLT<br />Ethernet Aggregation<br />Switch<br />Ethernet Aggregation<br />Switch<br />Carrier Ethernet<br />Telco&apos;s<br />Cable MSOs<br />Ethernet Aggregation<br />Ethernet Aggregation<br />Ethernet Switching Core<br />Access<br />Access<br />
  89. 89. Topology Flexibility<br />Ring & Spoke topology<br />Bus topology<br />Athena<br />WiMax BTS<br />Athena<br />Carrier Ethernet<br />Ethernet resilient ring<br />Athena<br />Athena<br />Hub & spoke topology<br />
  90. 90. Leased Ethernet WiMax Service delivery options<br />Ethernet over PDH(T1/E1)<br />Ethernet over TDM<br />Athena<br />SONET/SDH<br />Access ring<br />WiMax BTS<br />SONET/SDH<br />10 Gbe<br />Athena<br />Native Carrier Ethernet<br />Ethernet resilient ring<br />Carrier Ethernet<br />
  91. 91. WiMax BTS<br />Ethernet solutions for WiMax,2G/3G base Stations<br />Microwave backhaul:<br />WiMax co-located with<br /> CDMA/GSM/UMTS<br />WiMax BTS<br />SONET/SDH<br />Access ring<br />WiMax BTS<br />Ethernet radio<br />2G/3G <br />base Station<br />Microwave<br />Athena<br />WiMax BTS<br />Microwave Radio<br />Microwave Radio<br />10 GbE<br />Ethernet over PDH(T1/E1)<br />Athena<br />Athena<br />10 GbE<br />WiMax BTS<br />Campus Ethernet<br />Athena<br />Carrier Ethernet<br />WiMax BTS<br />Ethernet resilient ring<br />ATM<br />10/1000/1000<br />WiMax BTS<br />T1/E1<br />Pseudo-Wire backhaul:<br />WiMax co-located with<br /> CDMA/GSM/UMTS<br />2G/3G <br />base Station<br />Secure Router<br />IP/PPP<br />
  92. 92. Conclusion<br />
  93. 93. Athena Switches<br /><ul><li> High Density</li></ul>Higher Capacity than any competitor <br /><ul><li>HighPerformance
  94. 94. Carrier Grade</li></ul>Completely none blocking<br />Meets all Carrier requirements for placement in the Core Network<br />Operates at the speed of the lines<br /><ul><li> Optimized Software
  95. 95. Aggressive Cost/Price Model</li></ul>Robust Management Software<br />16% of Competitor’s Cost<br />30% of Competitor’s Price<br />25<br />
  96. 96. Athena Benefits<br /><ul><li>Compatibility</li></ul>Industry standard provisioning and operation<br />Industry standard communication interfaces<br />Coexistence with present equipment<br /><ul><li>Performance</li></ul>Completely non-blocking<br />Line speed operation across the system<br />Latency neutrality providing Stratum 1 clock capability<br /><ul><li>Scalability</li></ul>Up to 576 10GE ports in a single chassis<br />Up to 1152 1GE ports <br />Low basic unit cost<br /><ul><li>Cost</li></ul>Pricing at 1/2 to 1/3 of competition<br />No expensive “forklift” replacement<br />

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