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Aurora Networks Outlines Five ‘Must-Have’ Components for Green Optical Network Deployments

Fiber Deep ensures green strategy success through reduced energy consumption and associated cost savings

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Aug. 31, 2009 – Cable operators have a lot to consider when assessing the environmental and financial benefits of green optical networks. To help address these questions, Aurora Networks, Inc., the only optical transport solution provider focused on delivering a cost-effective, optimized platform for next-generation cable services, has developed a checklist identifying five must-have components for green optical networks.

As cable operators and vendors implement strategies that aim to reduce energy usage and other environmental impacts, the cable industry can implement the most effective and green optical transport solutions to deliver today’s subscriber-demanded services.

According to the IEEE’s Energy Efficient Ethernet Committee, telecommunications network equipment alone accounts for 1 percent of all power consumption in the United States. Also, research from the International Telecommunications Union estimates that the global more

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Related Topics: Connected homes, FTTX, Ethernet, Broadband, Other |

Red Bend Software Continues Mobile Software Management Momentum

WALTHAM, Mass., August 31, 2009Red Bend Software, the market leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM), today announced that its firmware over-the-air (FOTA) software now reaches 565 million mobile devices worldwide. As of second quarter 2009, Red Bend’s award-winning FOTA software was available in 413 device models from leading manufacturers including LG, Sharp, Sony Ericsson and ZTE. Market research firm Ovum named Red Bend the market leader in FOTA with 60% share of FOTA-enabled mobile phones. In addition, global demand for standards-based device management (DM) software expanded Red Bend’s licensees to 48.

The mobile industry has been hit by global economic conditions, and analysts point to a second quarter decline in handset shipments ranging from 6 to 11 percent. Yet despite the overall market, our business continues to grow because we enable our customers to open up new revenue streams in apps and services, build brand loyalty more

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ID Insight, Inc. Announces Development of First National Database of Broadband Access and Internet Usage Data

ID Insight, Inc. Announces Development of First National Database of Broadband Access and Internet Usage Data

Database will enable companies to participate in $7.2 billion broadband stimulus package

NORTHFIELD, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ID Insight, Inc., today announced the development of the first database for every state in the union that shows broadband connectivity and internet usage, down to the Census Block Number Level. Broadband DBsm provides access to the data that is required in order to receive stimulus grant monies from the $7.2 billion broadband stimulus package that is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. more

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Nortel Leverages Sigma Auto-Provisioning for Carrier IP Powered Business Solution

Allows Carriers to ‘Turn On’ SIP Devices and Services Quickly and Cost Effectively for Residential and Business Subscribers

Boosting its efforts to help service providers deliver the latest business voice and multimedia IP solutions to end users, Nortel* [OTC: NRTLQ] Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS) has expanded its collaboration with Sigma Systems **, a leading provider of advanced IP service fulfillment solutions.

Nortel’s IP Powered Business Solution with the Device Provisioning Manager (DPM) will enable service providers to easily auto-configure and provision business and residential end-user SIP devices and VoIP phone lines. This capability will allow business and residential subscribers to use their IP phones and devices more quickly, because the devices will automatically locate the server, load the latest software and register to the appropriate VoIP call server.

“Nortel’s new capability addresses a complex and time-consuming phase that service providers face more

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Related Topics: Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC), IMS, VOIP, Other |

Nortel Extends #1 Leadership Position in Global Carrier VoIP According to Infonetics Research and Dell’Oro

Nortel CVAS Leads Carrier Softswitch Market with 30.2 Percent Global Share

Nortel* [OTC: NRTLQ] Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS) continues to receive recognition from leading analyst firms, Infonetics Research and Dell’Oro Group whose recently published reports rank Nortel as the global leader with the largest revenues in the carrier IP market for the second quarter of 2009.

According to Infonetics Research’s recent report, Service Provider VoIP Equipment and Subscribers Market Share, Size, and Forecasts - 2Q09 , Nortel kept its global leadership position for carrier softswitches with 30.2 percent market share. Furthermore, according to Infonetics, during the second quarter of 2009, Nortel kept its position as the dominant softswitch supplier in both North America and EMEA.

“Our Service Provider VoIP report found that Nortel extended its revenue market share lead in the worldwide carrier VoIP market during the second quarter of 2009,” said Diane more

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Related Topics: Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC), IMS, VOIP, Other |

Edgeware Powers Iskon nPVR and Catch-Up TV Service in Croatia

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – August 25, 2009 – Edgeware, the provider of revolutionary server systems for on-demand TV, today announced that Iskon Internet d.d., a subsidiary of incumbent Telco T-Com Croatia, deployed Edgeware’s Orbit-2X server platform to deliver advanced on-demand IPTV services, including network Personal Video Recording (nPVR), catch-up of live TV and Video-on-Demand (VOD).

With Edgeware’s Orbit-2X server platform, Iskons nPVR service allows subscribers to record up to ten hours of live TV in the network, with a catch-up TV service that enables viewers to replay the last 48 hours of broadcasts from the four most popular TV-channels in Croatia. Iskon.TV, Iskon Internet’s IPTV service launched in April 2009, is now available in nine Croatian cities, offering over 40 TV channels and a number of converged triple play services. more

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Colo4Dallas Differentiates Data Center Services with High-Bandwidth Connectivity to Major Carrier Hotel Using Ciena’s CN 4200

Colo4Dallas Differentiates Data Center Services with High-Bandwidth Connectivity to Major Carrier Hotel Using Ciena’s CN 4200

High-capacity connection differentiates colocation facility in competitive market, provides data center customers with direct access to wide range of service provider options

LINTHICUM, Md. – August 25, 2009 – Ciena Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that Colo4Dallas, a leading colocation service provider, has deployed Ciena’s CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform to provide high-performance, low-latency connectivity over dark fiber between its existing data center facility in Dallas and the INFOMART, a major carrier hotel in the city.

Colo4Dallas is one of the fastest-growing colocation providers in the Southwest, serving a diverse base of customers in industries including finance, healthcare, technology and content delivery. The company offers comprehensive colocation and data center services and features a network optimized with intelligent routing and 24/7 on-site support.
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Network Innovations changes company name to Nitel

Nitel logoCHICAGO – Network Innovations, Inc., a leading single-source provider of telecommunications network services nationwide, announced today that it has changed its corporate name to Nitel.

Rick Stern, chief executive officer, said the new name better reflects the nature of the company’s business in a succinct, direct way.

We have achieved a solid position in a rapidly evolving technology environment, as demonstrated by our recent recognition among the Inc. 500 and the Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50, Stern stated. As our company grows and matures, it is necessary to project an image commensurate with our place in the market. more

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Vodacom Taps Andrew for Wireless Coverage in South African World Cup Stadiums

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HICKORY, NC, August 25, 2009Whenever the world’s top athletes come together in international competition, it is reasonable to assume that Andrew Solutions, the CommScope, Inc. division that is a global leader in wireless communication systems and products, is supporting wireless communications there, as it will be for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
Andrew, through its South African affiliate company, Systems Designs (Pty) Ltd, has been chosen by Vodacom, South Africa’s largest cellular operator, to furnish its indoor wireless coverage and capacity solution, the ION™ (Intelligent Optical Network) fiber distributed antenna system, in five of the 10 South African stadiums to be used for the 2010 World Cup.
Other similar Andrew projects that have supported wireless communications at major sporting events include, for example, the 2008 European Football Championship in Switzerland, 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, more

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AMT Opens New Era with State-of-the Art Distribution Facility

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fl., August 24, 2009 - Advanced Media Technologies (AMT), one of the leading large broadband electronics equipment distributors, has moved to a new 50,000 square foot facility in order to accommodate an ever-increasing customer demand from its broadband service provider clientele. Located in Deerfield Beach, the modern standalone distribution facility will significantly expand AMT’s engineering, stocking, and production capabilities.

While the company’s new facility may be a short distance from its original location, its management sees the transition as a very big move for AMT’s standing in the marketplace.

“Our customers have come to depend on AMT for the shortest lead times and expert technical response on a variety of brand names,” says Ken Mosca, AMT’s President. “This new state-of-the-art distribution facility will help ensure that our customers are provided the high level of service and technical expertise they have come to expect from AMT more

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