Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine has ranked Glow Networks No. 3867 on its third annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. With this ranking, Glow Networks has been on the Inc. 5000 list consecutively for three years from 2007 to 2009. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy--America's independent-minded entrepreneurs.
Glow Networks also found itself ranked # 311 in Texas for all industries. In addition, the company was ranked #118 in the telecommunications industry in all states and #9 in the same industry in Texas.
"Savvy trend spotters and those who invest in private companies know that the Inc. 5000 is the best place to find out about young companies that are achieving success through a wide variety of unprecedented business models, as well as older private companies that are still expanding at an impressive rate," said Inc. 5000 project manager Jim Melloan. "That's why our list is so eagerly anticipated every year."
Founded in 1999, Glow Networks (www.glownetworks.com) is an established ISO9001/TL9000 certified telecommunications engineering and consulting firm catering to the needs of telecom equipment vendors and service providers. The company specializes in Wireless Broadband, Optical Transport, VoIP, and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS).
Glow's customer-base includes the world's foremost equipment vendors such as Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Nortel, Motorola, Tellabs, Fujitsu, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens. Glow provides a range of managed services as well as trained and skilled resources (as non payroll workforce) in the areas of engineering, interoperability testing, deployment (integration, software and hardware upgrades etc), and network upgrades.
Glow Networks ranked 40th in a select list of 100 fastest growing companies in Dallas and was named to Deloitte's prestigious Texas Technology Fast 50 and Technology Fast 500 programs consecutively for three years from 2006 to 2008. Besides being named Nortel Networks' Diversity Supplier of the Year for 2005, Glow was also the winner of the first DiversityNXT NXT Gen Solutions Supplier Award in 2007.
The 2009 Inc. 5000, unveiled on Inc.com, serves as a unique report card on the U.S. economy. The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2005, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they have to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of December 31, 2008. Revenue in 2005 must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in 2008 must have been at least $2 million. The top 10 percent of companies on the list comprise the Inc. 500, now in its 28th year.
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