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Fanfare Experiences Continued Growth Despite Economy

New Customer Wins, APAC Executive, and Product Propel Fanfare’s Growth Forward In The Face of Tough Economic Times


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—June 25, 2009— Fanfare, delivering innovative testing solutions to service providers (SPs), network equipment manufacturers (NEMs), and enterprises, today announced that the company has secured the second-largest deal in the company’s history with a globally recognized network equipment manufacturer. The customer, who cannot be named due to a confidentiality clause, signed the deal this quarter.


Fanfare also closed several other deals last quarter with large, global companies, and announced that BT selected Fanfare’s iTest®, the company’s flagship test automation product, as a key component of the strategic testing platform it is putting in place to automate complex system testing.


Last week, Fanfare also announced the addition of David May to its international team. May, vice president of Asia Pacific (APAC) operations, will oversee Fanfare’s operations in this region from the Tokyo, Japan office, as the company continues its worldwide expansion.


“Fanfare continues to experience significant momentum on a global scale, despite the economic downturn,” said Tom Ryan, President and CEO of Fanfare. “In fact, we have seen the level of interest in our products increase over the past several months, as companies look for ways to do more with less. The deals we closed in the last two quarters are testament to the value of our technology and the significant role it plays in helping carriers and equipment manufacturers to solve real business problems and attain their objectives.”


During a Fanfare-sponsored webinar yesterday, BT’s Brian Buege, Head of the Testing Centre for Excellence, discussed the changing business climate in the carrier market, the complexity involved in deploying LTE and next-generation networks, and how quality and time to market grow the top and bottom line.


BT implemented iTest, Fanfare’s flagship test automation software, enterprise-wide to standardize the communication of test assets across the company, as well as between BT and its suppliers. This deployment has resulted in significant reductions in costs and testing time required to bring new products and services to market.


“In order for carriers to deploy quality services on time and on budget, they must enhance their quality process in response to the changing business climate in which they operate,” said Theresa Lanowitz, founder of voke, an independent analyst firm. Voke recently recognized Fanfare as a 2009 voke Innovator. “Fanfare has proven itself to be a key component to any carrier’s quality strategy, and is well positioned from both an operational and technological perspective to help take its carrier customers to the next level.”


Fanfare was also the recipient of a 2008 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award, and Internet Telephony’s 11th Annual Product of the Year Award. Both are sponsored by Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC).


Earlier this month, Fanfare announced iTest 3.4, which offers significant improvements to core iTest functionality and features the industry’s first Virtual Testbed (VTB) capabilities. VTB significantly reduces costs and time to market for service providers and suppliers.


Fanfare’s iTest automates complex system testing required by carriers before launching new services to market, or upgrading existing ones, such as IPTV and VoIP. iTest also provides a unified communication platform that facilitates the sharing of test assets between carriers and their suppliers. Carriers must collaborate with their NEMs to ensure that new devices work properly with existing network devices before they are placed in the network. This process enhances the quality of products and services for subscribers, reduces time to market, and improves productivity across the entire product development and service development life cycle.


To access the archived webinar, please visit: http://www.fanfaresoftware.com/info/CarrierQualityWebinar.html.


About Fanfare

Fanfare provides automated testing solutions that enable service providers, network equipment manufacturers, and enterprises to enhance productivity throughout the quality workflow by streamlining system and device testing, reducing product cycles, and lowering costs. Using Fanfare, quality assurance teams and developers can leverage a common testing platform to deliver quality services and products to market faster and more efficiently.

Fanfare is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with global operations in EMEA and APAC. For more information, please visit www.fanfaresoftware.com.

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Marisa Marzano

Big Sky Communications

(705) 484-5105

marisa@bigskypr.com

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Growth in Mobile Data Triples Backhaul Capacity Demands

Growth in Mobile Data Triples Backhaul Capacity Demands

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 25, 2009 - The need for more backhaul capacity will grow 3 fold between 2009 and 2013, according to a recent report by In-Stat (http://email.in-stat.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/hBSEh0JPFkY0K560DHgc0Eb). Operators are deploying EV-DO 2000, HSPA/HSPA+, WiMAX, and LTE to meet the growing demand for high speed mobile data. In the process, the bottleneck affect of backhaul has become more prominent.

Traditionally, voice has dominated the traffic going across a mobile operator’s network. With voice as the primary traffic component, an operator could meet its backhaul requirements with a couple of T-1’s per base station. That has all changed with operators relying on data for revenue growth.

“Cellular and WiMAX backhaul provides that crucial link between the mobile operator’s radio access network and its core network,” says Frank Dickson, In-Stat’s VP of Mobile Internet research. “It does an operator no good to install a base station with 7.2 Mbps capacity if the backhaul is limited to 4.5 Mbps.”

Some of the key findings from In-Stat’s new research are:

• WiMAX and LTE will require backhaul needs of 80-100 Mbps. Their deployments will increase the need for new backhaul solutions.

• While microwave will remain the most common last mile link medium, Ethernet is playing an increasing role in supporting backhaul needs for cellular and WiMAX networks.

• 90,000 Gbps of capacity in the last mile of the backhaul network will be needed by the end of 2013 to support the worlds cellular and WiMAX networks.

In Asia/Pacific, the cellular backhaul last mile backhaul capacity for LTE will be 2,500 Gbps in 2013.

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The future of Telecom – where are we headed next?

Former CTO of AT&T speaks out to visionary leaders about the future of telecoms.


The question has been asked by many. Where is the telecommunication market headed over the next decade? The subject was highlighted last week by visionary technology leader Dr Hossein Eslambolchi, Chairman & CEO of 2020 Ventures, who addressed over 50 telecom heads last week in California at the industry leading Next Generation Telecom Summit.


The former CTO of AT&T is well-known throughout the technology world for his bold and futurist ideas. His strategies and implementations during his time at AT&T undoubtedly changed the way the company operate, and by doing this, strategically transformed the future of the network. As the keynote speaker at the summit, his technical presentation focused on the future trends in services and applications that will be implemented over the next decade.


 Eslambolchi’s insight into his futuristic world of communication sparked the tone for the rest of the week amongst the industry figureheads. A brutally honest debate lead by Courtney Munroe from IDC, touched on the concept of the ‘consumer’, their needs and what they are willing to pay for. Heated discussions and opposing views occurred between Neil Cox, Qwest, Ibrahim  Gedeon from Telus, Christian Jorg from The Island Def Jam and Miriam Holzman from FOX mobile, on sharing out revenues created by content between telecom and media companies. It is not surprising that this debate will continue for some considerable time. 


Dubbed ‘The Converged Services Summit’, technology leaders are recognising the need to interact with each other from every different field within the industry, as each service is inevitably affected by the other.  Joining Eslambolchi in discussions were Dan Acton, Virgin Mobile, Paul Frizado, MTS Allstream, Marc Coleman, Comcast, and Matthew Ooman, Sprint Nextel. This esteemed group conversed with technology leaders from Oracle, Canoga Perkins, Brocade, Front Porch and Aricent, about the future of telecoms, and whether these industry moguls can work together to take technology further.


Platforms like the groundbreaking California summit need to become available to the industry’s figureheads for discussions to occur more frequently. Influential thinkers like Eslambolchi are stepping up to the challenge to develop telecommunication and take it to another level. Over the last few years, consumers have been bombarded with new technological ways to interact with each other. From the i-phone to Skype, global communication is becoming easier and cheaper, and has advanced dramatically in a short space of time.


The question is what could possibly be next?

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CEDARCOM (LEBANON) DEPLOYS DRAGONWAVE FOR MOBI AND WIMAX BACKHAUL

CEDARCOM (LEBANON) DEPLOYS DRAGONWAVE’S HORIZON COMPACT FOR BACKHAUL IN ITS AWARD WINNING MOBI AND WIMAX WIRELESS NETWORKS


Ottawa, Canada / Beirut, Lebanon, June 22, 2009 - DragonWave Inc. (TSX: DWI)  the worlds’ leading supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, today announced that Cedarcom, the leading Lebanese telecommunications provider is deploying the Horizon Compact to deliver high capacity Ethernet backhaul throughout its Mobi and WiMAX networks.


Cedarcom’s network provides extensive coverage, both indoor and outdoor, using multiple wireless technologies. Global connectivity is delivered to its business and residential customers via innovative broadband packages providing bandwidth up to 2 Mbps. As the Mobi network continues to grow, the Horizon Compact is playing a key role in extending coverage to major cities in Mount Lebanon, North, South, and Bekaa valley.


Compared to traditional TDM or hybrid (TDM/IP) microwave solutions the Horizon Compact has many advantages. Extensive cost optimization can be realized through smarter network design and inherent scalability. The best characteristics of ring, mesh and traditional hub and spoke design can be combined to effect TCO (total cost of ownership) improvements of up to 40%.


Alan Solheim, DragonWave’s VP of Marketing noted that “cash flow is optimized throughout the product life-cycle and on multiple levels; training costs are lower, installation and commissioning costs are lower, operations and maintenance costs are lower. Site costs are driven down by product characteristics that include low power consumption, minimal tower or mast-loading and simplified cabling.”


Echoing those comments, Imad Tarabay, CEO at Cedarcom said “the Horizon Compact has become an extremely potent backhaul solution in our network. It has helped us drive our costs down while at the same time providing the bandwidth scalability we need to grow our business. Our objective is to consistently build and deliver new, attractive and competitively priced services. In this context a DragonWave powered backhaul network provides an excellent foundation for future expansion in our business.”


A class leading packet microwave product the Horizon Compact operates in bands from 6 GHz to 38 GHz and is capable of delivering scalable backhaul capacity from 10 Mbps to 800 Mbps. Introduced in 2007, it is the first packet microwave platform to deliver carrier grade Ethernet performance in an all outdoor, fully integrated enclosure. Combined with a comprehensive software-driven feature set the Horizon Compact enables operators such as Cedarcom to fully exploit the cost savings that can be generated using Ethernet backhaul.


About Cedarcom SAL

Cedarcom is the first and only Fixed & Mobile Broadband Wireless Data Provider in Lebanon, providing a breadth of data communication, secure access and last mile solutions to the local industry. Cedarcom holds a wireless data networking license under decree number 10172, allowing the deployment and operation of a country-wide wireless data network with the advanced Broadband technology.  Cedarcom has licensed spectrum in the 1.9 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 3.5 GHz, 7.5 GHz and 23 GHz frequency bands, and provides secure wireless access, data networking and last-mile solutions to banks, ISPs, ASPs, insurance companies, universities, multi-branch offices, etc. The company is the first wireless operator to deploy MPLS based services and MPLS VPN in the Middle East. For more information on Cedarcom, go to http://www.cedarcom.net and for more info on MOBI service please visit http://www.mobi.tm


About DragonWave

DragonWaveâ„¢ is a leading provider of high-capacity packet microwave radio systems used in emerging IP networks. DragonWave designs, develops, and markets carrier-grade packet microwave radio frequency networking equipment that transmit broadband voice, video and other data.  DragonWave’s products, which are based on a native Ethernet platform, function as a wireless extension to an existing fiber-optic core telecommunications network. The principal application for DragonWave’s products is the backhaul function in a wireless communications network. Additional applications for DragonWave’s products include point-to-point transport in private networks, including municipal and enterprise networks. DragonWave’s corporate headquarters is located in Ottawa, Ontario, with sales locations in Europe, Middle East and North America.  The company’s Web site is http://www.dragonwaveinc.com

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theWit Hotel Opens with Cutting-Edge Self-Service Technology from NEC

Amenities at the Touch of a Screen: theWit Hotel Opens with Cutting-Edge Self-Service Technology from NEC


Upscale boutique hotel in Chicago utilizes NEC’s integrated communications solutions to create a unique guest experience


IRVING, TX, June 23, 2009 — NEC Unified Solutions, Inc. (NEC), a leading communications solutions integrator, today announced that theWit Hotel, the recently opened downtown Chicago boutique hotel, is using NEC communications technology to deliver unprecedented access to luxury services and amenities for its guests.


“Technology is a cornerstone of theWit; every piece has to integrate in order to create a truly unique guest experience. NEC’s communications server and phones automate guest services, enabling our customers to enjoy the unparalleled comfort and amenities we provide while our employees can efficiently focus on high-touch services,” said Lou Carrier, chief brand officer for ECD Company / theWit Hotel. “When it comes to NEC, we feel like we have the best products on the market; what they helped us create speaks directly to our brand.”


“From the very beginning, the technology vision for theWit has been to provide guests with an experience that is second-to-none with features that are both convenient and easy to use,” said Darrin Pinkham, chief technology officer for ECD Company / theWit Hotel. “NEC has been an integral partner in helping us achieve a seamless converged and ubiquitous network for an impeccable guest experience.”


theWit, a Doubletree Hotel, opened its doors in May with 298 rooms, all dedicated to providing guests with deluxe accommodations through advanced technology. Guest rooms at theWit feature touch-screen access to a variety of services, such as valet notification, setting restaurant reservations, ordering wake-up calls, requesting towels from housekeeping, and looking up airline flight or weather information, all using easy-to-navigate applications from DOCOMO interTouch on NEC’s UNIVERGE® DT750 IP phones. Guests with a sense of humor can request wake-up calls with a message recorded by a celebrity impressionist from the Second City Chicago. Celebrity voices include President Barack Obama, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, Al Capone and Harry Caray. NEC’s UNIVERGE SV8500 enterprise-class communications server provides voice over IP (VoIP) service to both guests and hotel staff.


“Without a doubt, theWit Hotel is raising the bar in hospitality by leveraging NEC’s communication solutions to help facilitate excellent guest service and staff efficiency,” said Lou Van De Water, vice president and general manager for eastern regional sales, NEC. “theWit is a prime example of the UNIVERGE360 concept: by making guests and staff the central components of their technology decisions, they achieve outstanding results for their customers.”


Headquartered in Singapore, DOCOMO interTouch provides integrated hospitality applications and is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT DOCOMO and a member of the UNIVERGE Solutions Partner Program, NEC’s worldwide program that gives technology providers the opportunity to fully integrate their products and applications with NEC’s UNIVERGE portfolio.


More information on NEC can be found at:

www.necunified.com

www.UNIVERGE360.com

www.NECToday.com

Twitter at www.twitter.com/NEC and @NEC

Facebook: NEC Unified Solutions


About NEC Unified Solutions

NEC Unified Solutions helps companies unify their business communications through innovative software, applications, development tools, and services. NEC offers a complete portfolio for unified communications, wireless, voice, data and managed services, as well as systems integration and application development. NEC Unified Solutions serves as the North American communications integration arm of global giant NEC Corporation for Fortune 1000, as well as small to mid-sized businesses in vertical markets such as hospitality, education, government, and healthcare. For more information, visit www.necunified.com.


NEC and UNIVERGE are registered trademarks of NEC Corporation.


About theWit Hotel

theWit Hotel is a new luxury boutique property located in the heart of Chicago’s energetic Loop theater district. TheWit is a flagship property developed by Scott Greenberg of the ECD Company and operated by the Doubletree brand of Hilton Hotels, and clients enjoy the benefits of membership in HHonors, Hilton’s reward program for loyal guests. Four-diamond service with a clever twist is the hallmark of theWit experience, and the hotel’s stylishly irreverent character is inspired by the culture and self-expression so inherent in its urban surroundings. Designed by Chicago architect Jackie Koo with interiors by Cheryl Rowley, theWit feature 298 rooms (including 60 suites); two full floors of meeting and event space; SCREEN, a state-of-the-art multimedia theater; and three dining concepts: cibbo matto, STATE AND LAKE, and a 27th-floor lounge, ROOF. The property also offers guests an opportunity for tranquility at its full-service spa (Spa@theWit) and health club. TheWit is a sleek, contemporary hotel offering a new kind of luxury hospitality experience that fuses charm and good humor with relaxation and opulence. Visit us online at www.thewithotel.com.


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Contact:

John Wise

Marketing Communications

NEC Unified Solutions

214.262.6384

jwise@necunified.com

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Nokia Siemens Networks and Juniper Networks to Integrate IP and Optical Technologies

Nokia Siemens Networks and Juniper Networks to Integrate IP and Optical Technologies

Industry Leaders Work Together to Create Unique End-to-End Solution to Enable Seamless Interworking between IP and Optical Networks to Improve Network Efficiency and Reduce Operator Opex


Nokia Siemens Networks and Juniper Networks, Inc., (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, are combining their respective strengths in Optical and IP networking to create a solution that brings the two complementary technologies closer together. The integrated IP-Optical solution will provide operators with a highly flexible, reliable and cost efficient way to scale their networks to manage growing volumes of data, voice and multimedia applications. The scope of cooperation includes the development of cost-optimized 10G, 40G and 100G IP over DWDM solutions with management integration and GMPLS control plane interworking.


“Juniper brings world-class IP routing expertise while Nokia Siemens Networks brings forth world-class Wavelength Division Multiplexing transport technology including operational management systems for both technologies. To have both worlds under one network management roof means the highest possible quality in terms of simplicity and efficiency,” said Uwe Fischer, Head of DWDM Business Line at Nokia Siemens Networks. “As carriers consolidate their IP and DWDM environments to ensure cost efficient growth, our solution will form the bedrock of the vision that breaks the barriers between optical and electrical layers.”


”As trends such as video, virtualization and cloud computing continue to drive the need for core networking capacity, operators will be looking for ways to scale their networks efficiently and cost-effectively,” said Opher Kahane, senior vice president and general manager, High-End Systems Business Unit, Juniper Networks. “The combination of IP and optical transport technologies increase the efficiency of the network, and we are very excited to be working with Nokia Siemens Networks to bring this innovative solution to market.”


The implementation of long-haul DWDM optics on router line interface cards will increase network efficiency by reducing the need for redundant transponders, but can present network management challenges because IP and optical networks are traditionally managed separately. To address these concerns, Nokia Siemens Networks and Juniper are creating an innovative solution which manages the entire router–to-optical link as a single entity. Using Juniper’s T Series Core Routers, the router-integrated optical DWDM interfaces will interoperate seamlessly with Nokia Siemens Networks’ hiT7300 WDM platform and be managed by the company’s carrier grade Transport Network Management System (TNMS).


Complemented by Nokia Siemens Networks’ unique network planning software, TransNet, the joint solution will improve overall efficiency in the network. In addition, the operator will be able to enjoy faster service provisioning times as only one DWDM interface will need to be installed and configured, not to mention improved reliability through early link failure detection, enhanced troubleshooting and overall simplicity.


About Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks, Inc. is the leader in high-performance networking. Juniper offers a high-performance network infrastructure that creates a responsive and trusted environment for accelerating the deployment of services and applications over a single network. This fuels high-performance businesses. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.


About Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland. www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com


Engage in conversation about Nokia Siemens Networks’ aim to reinvent the connected world at http://unite.nokiasiemensnetworks.com and talk about its news at http://blogs.nokiasiemensnetworks.com

Find out if your country is exploiting the full potential of connectivity at http://connectivityscorecard.org


Juniper Networks, JUNOS and the Juniper Networks logo are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.


This press release contains statements which may be considered forward-looking within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws, including statements relating to the expected future benefits of Juniper Networks products. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual achievements to differ from those expressed or implied in this press release, including unforeseen delays or other risks associated with the product development and release process. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors is contained in the Risk Factors sections of Juniper Networks’ Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. Juniper Networks assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release.


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Nokia Siemens Networks

Amy Flécher

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Phone: +491718650101

E-mail: amy.flecher@nsn.com


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Communications Broadband Connectivity Solutions

Phone: +49 8963686649

E-mail: ute.ritter@nsn.com


Media Relations

Phone: +358 7180 31451

E-mail: mediarelations@nsn.com


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Phone: +1 9785890230

Email: bhayes@juniper.net

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CTO Telecom Summit Announces Telephony Media Partnership

June 19, 2009- The CTO Telecom Summit is pleased to announce Telephony, the leading media source for communications service providers, as a media partner of the 2009 CTO Telecom Summit. The CTO Telecom Summit will gather telecommunications executives at the forefront of industry decision-making for the November 8-11, 2009 event to be held at the Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.


“The individuals and caliber of organizations, such as Cisco, Citrix Systems, Oracle, Rogers Communications- to name a few- drawn to the CTO Telecom Summit are eager to attend the event in order to make the most of their time, maximize business value and gain insight into the solutions relevant to the issues that affect the industry. Each attendee, sponsor, partner and organizer has a role and influence on the success of the summit and we’re confident that Telephony’s position as a media partner will further our content innovation and worldwide coverage of this event,” said Glenn Willis, EVP, CTO Telecom Summit.


As the leading publication for all communications service providers, Telephony delivers timely and intelligent coverage of the news, technologies, and business strategies driving the industry. With a target audience comprised of broadband communications executives, the publication and online resource reaches service provider professionals at incumbent local exchange carriers, competitive local exchange carriers, ISPs, long distance service providers, wireless carriers, and cable operators.


The CTO Telecom Summit’s strategic agenda includes CTO panel discussions, including the newly added “Application of NGOSS Standards Combine with SOA to Transform IT” moderated by Shira Levine of Infonetics Research as well as workshops, case studies and highly anticipated keynote speeches. Presiding as the Master of Ceremonies at the 2009 CTO Telecom Summit will be Dick LeFave, former CIO, Sprint/Nextel with Frank Kern, SVP, IBM Global Services. To find out more about the agenda or for more detail regarding the Telephony media partnership, please visit www.ctotelecomsummit.com


About CTO Telecom Summit

The SBS Division of CDM Media has a very credible reputation of delivering strategically positioned, content-driven summits to C-level clientele from the Fortune 1000. With experience in over 20 different vertical markets and international experience on delivering intimate, effective business summits, the CTO Telecom Summit will be the gathering where leading executives in telecommunications can develop dynamic business ideas and lasting relationships with their peers and colleagues. The CTO Telecom Summit will be hosted on November 8-11, 2009 at the exclusive Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.


Press/Analyst Contact:


Glenn Willis

EVP- CTO Telecom Group

SBS Division, CDM Media

glenn.willis@cdmmedia.com

+1 808 694 3700


Paige Hogan

PR Manager

CDM Media

paige.hogan@cdmmedia.com

+1 808 535 9300

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Savvis Achieves Cisco Powered Managed TelePresence, MPLS-VPN, Firewall & IDS/IPS Designations

Savvis Achieves Cisco Powered Managed TelePresence, MPLS-VPN, Firewall & IDS/IPS Designations

ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Savvis, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), a global leader in outsourced managed computing and network infrastructure for IT applications, today announced it has achieved Cisco Powered designations for Savvis’ Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) Application Transport Network (ATN) by meeting the standards to achieve Cisco Powered designations for Managed TelePresenceâ„¢ Network Connection. The company also announced that it has achieved Cisco Powered designations for Managed MPLS-VPN, Managed Firewall and Managed IDS/IPS services.


“Video communications continues to grow in importance as companies cut back on travel expenses and raise the bar on employee productivity,” said Dennis Brouwer, Vice President, Global Network Solutions for Savvis. “At the same time, enterprises are shifting away from do-it-yourself models and towards selective outsourcing to best-of-breed service providers. Achieving Cisco Powered Managed TelePresence Network Connection designation, as well as designations for Managed MPLS-VPN, Managed Firewall and Managed IDS/IPS services, is a significant milestone for Savvis, and aligns perfectly with our strategy of focusing on delivering latency sensitive applications where bandwidth and performance are critical.”


A Cisco Powered designation recognizes a solution provider’s investment in the tools and processes necessary to provide high-quality network-based managed services. It not only acknowledges that the managed service provider has invested in industry-leading Cisco solutions, but also entitles the solutions provider to take advantage of Cisco resources to envision, build, market and sell its managed services, contributing to market acceptance and adoption.


“To deploy, manage and support Cisco TelePresenceTM is particularly compelling for global private networks who can offer significant value to enterprise customers interested in exceptional video conferencing service,” said Edison Peres, senior vice president of the worldwide channels go-to-market group at Cisco. “By achieving Cisco Powered designations, Savvis has made an investment in obtaining the training, skills and knowledge necessary to play a pivotal role in meeting increasing market demand.”


In addition, Savvis’ participation in the Cisco Managed Services Channel Program indicates that its Cisco Powered services have undergone a rigorous third-party assessment and have met requirements based on the Information Technology Infrastructure Library® (ITIL) framework of practices and market and industry requirements.


Savvis has also implemented Cisco TelePresence internally using the solution to help improve employee efficiency and customer communication, reduce travel, and assist in meeting environmental goals.


About Savvis


Savvis, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS) is an outsourcing provider of managed computing and network infrastructure for IT applications. By outsourcing to Savvis, enterprises can focus on their core business while Savvis ensures the quality of their IT infrastructure. Leading IT organizations around the world have selected Savvis to help them improve their service levels, reduce capital expense and deal with the rising costs of bandwidth, energy, real estate, staff and expertise. As a pioneer in utility computing, Savvis understands and harnesses the latest advances in technology like virtualization, cloud computing and support process automation. For more information about Savvis, visit www.savvis.net


Savvis Forward-Looking Statements


This document may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from Savvis’ expectations. Certain factors that could affect actual results are set forth as risk factors in Savvis’ SEC reports and filings, including its annual report on Form 10-K and all subsequent filings as well as the risk that potential product cost and performance benefits may not be realized for any particular customer. Savvis assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements.


Cisco, Cisco Systems, and the Cisco Systems logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks mentioned in this document or Website are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company.

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Agito for BlackBerry Introduces VoIP and Unified Communications to Users of RIM BlackBerry Smartphones

Agito Networks’ BlackBerry Support Mobilizes Enterprise Voice and UC Applications for North America’s Most Popular Smartphone; Extends its Lead of Broadest Range of Supported Handsets


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – June 22, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced Agito for BlackBerry, bringing VoIP over WiFi and Unified Communications to users of the Research In Motion (RIM®) BlackBerry® smartphone.


Agito’s award-winning RoamAnywhere Mobility Router is the industry’s most powerful mobile Unified Communications product, purpose built for enterprises to help them mobilize enterprise voice and UC applications to increase mobile worker productivity while reducing costs. With today’s news, Agito extends its lead of the industry’s broadest range of supported handsets, to more than three times as many devices as competitors support.


According to Gartner, Inc., RIM’s OS had the second highest market share based on smartphone sales to end users worldwide in 1Q09, a position that was maintained from 1Q08. RIM’s worldwide OS market share increased to almost 20% from Q108 to Q109.1 Agito Networks, which has supported Symbian OS devices since the company launched and added Windows Mobile OS device support the following year, is distinguished as the only mobile UC vendor to extend VoIP, UC and PBX functionality to users of the popular BlackBerry smartphone over the WLAN, while also extending these capabilities across the cellular network.


Previously, BlackBerry users could access UC and PBX functionality – such as one enterprise number and voicemail, extension dialing, conferencing, directory query and more – only over the cellular network. Cellular-only UC and PBX integration is incomplete and proves problematic for BlackBerry users indoors, due to poor in-building cellular coverage and overuse of cellular minutes. Now, BlackBerry users can benefit from the coverage and cost-savings benefits delivered by Agito Networks’ enterprise mobility solution, which supports the broadest set of handsets, PBXs and WLANs, and delivers industry-leading WiFi/cellular network handover.


“Here at Orrick, our lawyers and staff utilize BlackBerry smartphones for communicating with each other and our clients, inside our practice offices and while on the go,” said Patrick Tisdale, CIO at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. “We have been interested in FMC, but needed a solution which would support our BlackBerry users. We’re excited that Agito has filled this mobile industry need. The Mobility Router can be readily integrated with our enterprise IT infrastructure, providing us automatic cell-WiFi network selection to deliver in-building coverage for our voice and data applications. This solution can address our current challenge of poor in-building cellular coverage that results in lawyers missing calls, and enables their BlackBerry smartphones to serve as untethered office phones without an investment in wireless VoIP handsets – all improving services for our clients.”


Now, Agito Networks delivers the benefits of a complete enterprise mobility solution with more capabilities for BlackBerry users than competing solutions, which require multiple servers and PBX upgrades. Agito’s RoamAnywhere Mobility Router is the only solution to combine mid-call features for BlackBerry smartphones – such as hold, conferencing, transfer; a single enterprise number and voicemail; directory query; and call retrieve – with automatic sub-100 millisecond handover over both WiFi and cellular networks. Agito Networks also uniquely delivers full-featured cost savings for BlackBerry users – such as international direct dialing and roaming, least-cost routing, reverse dialing, automatic SIM swap, and dynamic calling rules.


Prior to this announcement, Agito already supported more than 40 mobile handsets globally, approximately three times as many devices as the closest competitor. With this new support announced today, Agito Networks’ addressable market is widened among North American enterprises, and nearly all vertical markets worldwide, due to the growing popularity of the BlackBerry smartphones. According to Gartner, Inc., RIM held a 55.5% market share of smartphone sales in North America in Q109, up from 45.1% market share of smartphone sales in North America in Q108.2


“The industry has been asking mobile UC vendors to deliver support for BlackBerry smartphones for years, including vendors who have been in business and trying longer than Agito Networks,” said Pejman Roshan, Agito Networks Chief Marketing Officer. “Clearly we are pleased to meet these requirements, after significant investment and effort over these past two years. Agito has continued to distance itself from the competition due to its innovation and differentiated functionality, which has been widely recognized. We look forward to further penetrating this untapped market of BlackBerry users, and expanding our ability to meet the mobility needs of organizations worldwide.”


Agito Networks’ RoamAnywhere Mobility Router uniquely fuses WiFi, cellular and IP telephony with location information, improving the accessibility and responsiveness of mobile workers, while drastically reducing mobile costs (http://www.agitonetworks.com/products). RoamAnywhere mobilizes voice and Unified Communications for enterprises of all sizes, extending PBX and deskphone features to mobile phones. In addition, RoamAnywhere provides industry-leading handover between WiFi and cellular networks to reduce mobile costs and improve in-building coverage. Purpose-built for the enterprise, RoamAnywhere uniquely offers high availability, redundancy, security, enterprise scalability, and the industry’s broadest mobile handset and IP-PBX support. It works with all cellular networks, and natively integrates with enterprises’ existing equipment, including WLAN infrastructure and directory stores.


Pricing and Availability

Pricing for the RoamAnywhere solution remains unchanged – starting at approximately $9,995 for the 2000 Series and $27,495 for the 4000 Series. RIM BlackBerry support will be available early next month through leading channel partners worldwide. Contact Agito Networks at http://www.agitonetworks.com for more information.


About Agito Networks

Agito Networks is the award-winning technology leader in enterprise mobility. Its product, the RoamAnywhere Mobility Router, is an innovative enterprise fixed mobile convergence (eFMC) platform enabling enterprises to extend voice and Unified Communications to cell phones. RoamAnywhere is the first and only network appliance that fuses enterprise wireless LANs, carrier cellular networks, IP telephony and location technology to mobilize voice and data applications, while remaining agnostic to customers’ choices of carrier and equipment vendors. Agito enables low-cost in-building voice coverage, reduced cellular costs, improved enterprise visibility and control over cellular usage, and better accessibility and responsiveness for mobile workers. With Corporate Headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., and European presence in Reading, England, the company is venture backed by Battery Ventures, Castile Ventures and ITX International. Go to http://www.agitonetworks.com for more information.


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Note 1 – Gartner, Inc., “Dataquest Insight: Market Share for Mobile Devices, 1Q09,” Carolina Milanesi, et al, May 19, 2009.

Note 2 – Gartner, Inc., “Market Share: Mobile Devices and Smartphones by Region and Country, 1Q09 and 2008,” Carolina Milanesi, et al, June, 2009.


BlackBerry®, RIM®, Research In Motion®, SureType® and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. Used under license from Research In Motion Limited. Agito Networks and RoamAnywhere are trademarks of Agito Networks, Inc.

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Cell Base Station Market Retracts Dramatically as 3G Rollout Frenzy Cools

Cell Base Station Market Retracts Dramatically as 3G Rollout Frenzy Cools


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 22, 2009 – After many years of rapid growth, the worldwide cellular base station market revenue will decline 22% in 2009, with shipments falling from the high levels of the 3G rollout frenzy of the last few years, reports In-Stat (http://email.in-stat.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/hBSCj0JPFkY0K560DHgc0Eb). Declining base station shipments are one clear reason for the revenue decline. However, intense competition from Chinese equipment manufacturers ZTE and Huawei have pressured base station selling prices, as operators demand that infrastructure manufacturers decrease costs.

“As voice revenue per subscriber drops, base station demand depends on data growth” says Allen Nogee, In-Stat analyst. “Operators have spent billions on 3G, and are reaping the benefits of increased data revenue. Operators are so worried about not having the fastest wireless network, that they will spend billions more on LTE and WiMAX, though not at the spending pace seen with 3G.”

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

• Base stations enabled for LTE will exceed 166K by 2013.

• Deployed WCDMA base stations will exceed one million by 2012.

• New LTE base station revenue in Eastern Europe will be nearly $700 million in 2013.

• The last unit shipments of CDMA2000 1X RTT base stations will occur in 2009, with less the 1,200 new base stations being deployed. All future CDMA base station shipments will be EV-DO.

• Shipments of new GSM base stations should remain strong for a few more years.

The research, “Five-Year Cellular Macro Station Forecast” (#IN0904371GW), covers the worldwide market for cellular base stations. It includes:

• Deployed cellular base stations broken down by technology and region with a five-year forecast.

• New cellular base stations shipment forecast broken down by technology and region through 2013.

• Base station revenue forecast broken down by technology and region through 2013.


For more information on this research or to purchase it online, please visit:

http://email.in-stat.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/hBSCj0JPFkY0K560EPZB0Ey or contact a sales representative:

http://email.in-stat.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/hBSCj0JPFkY0K560EcTx0E6

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