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BIGBAND ANNOUNCES CONVERGED VIDEO DELIVERY PLATFORM

Converged Video Exchange (CVEx™) offers a unified approach to delivering video services across networks, devices and screens


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 27, 2009BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBND), a leader in digital video networking, today announced the Converged Video Exchange (CVEx™), an intelligent software control plane that provides a unified means to deliver and manage linear and non-linear video services across the network edge, to traditional MPEG set-top boxes (STBs) and next generation IP devices. CVEx is designed to meet service providers’ need for a converged video delivery solution that brings increased efficiency of spectrum across their applications today with a graceful migration path to tomorrow’s converged network. more

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Nokia acquires social networking software firm

Nokia to acquire cellity


Espoo, Finland Hamburg, Germany - Nokia and cellity today announced an agreement for Nokia to acquire certain assets of cellity. cellity is a privately owned mobile software company which employs 14 people in Hamburg, Germany. more

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XConnect Certifies MERA VoIP Transit Softswitches

xconnect-logo-medium.jpgSuccessful Testing Paves the Way for MERA-Equipped Service Providers to Access XConnect Registry and Join XConnect Peering Federations


LONDON July 22, 2009 XConnect, the leader in Voice over IP (VoIP) and Next Generation Network (NGN) interconnection, today announced that a family of MERA Systems softswitches, including MVTS II (MERA VoIP Transit Softswitch) and MVTS Pro (MERA VoIP Transit Softswitch Professional), has been certified XConnect-Ready.

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Integra Telecom Restructures Debt

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INTEGRA TELECOM RESTRUCTURES DEBT

Leading Business Telecom Provider Reduces Overall Debt by More than Half; New Shareholder Commitments Strengthen Balance Sheet

PORTLAND, Ore. July 22, 2009 Integra Telecom Inc., a facilities-based, integrated communications provider for business, reached an agreement with requisite majorities in its three primary lender groups to effect a full restructuring of the company’s balance sheet. According to the agreement, all of Integra’s senior secured second lien operating company debt and unsecured parent company debt will be converted into common equity. As a result, the company’s overall debt will be reduced from almost $1.3 billion to approximately $600 million. This new debt level translates to 2.7 times Integra’s 2008 operating EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) of $225 million. Additionally, Integra will welcome Goldman, Sachs & Co., Tennenbaum Capital Partners, and funds managed by Farallon Capital Management LLC as major new shareholders. These shareholders join Warburg Pincus alongside other Integra investors. more

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MatlinPatterson Affiliate Submits $725 Million Offer to Acquire Nortel’s CDMA and LTE Access Assets

Sends Open Letter to All Nortel Stakeholders


NEW YORK, July 21 /PRNewswire/ — MPAM Wireless, Inc., an affiliate of MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners III L.P. (”MatlinPatterson”), today submitted to Nortel Networks Corp. (”Nortel”) and its creditor constituencies a proposal to acquire substantially all of Nortel’s CDMA and LTE Access assets for US$725 million. MatlinPatterson believes that its alternative proposal is higher and better than the “stalking horse” bid from Nokia Siemens Networks B.V. (”NSN”) and provides, on multiple fronts, a superior outcome for Nortel and all of its stakeholders. more

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Jagdeep Singh to Step Down as CEO of Infinera in January 2010

Jagdeep Singh to Step Down as CEO of Infinera in January 2010 and Remain as Executive Chairman; COO Tom Fallon Named Successor


SUNNYVALE, CA, July 21, 2009 Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) today announced that chairman and chief executive officer Jagdeep Singh plans to step down as CEO on January 1, 2010 and become executive chairman of the company and that chief operating officer Tom Fallon will succeed Singh as President and CEO at that time. more

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SMITH MICRO SOFTWARE ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH DIGITALBRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS TO DELIVER WIMAX CONNECTIVITY MANAGEMENT

ALISO VIEJO, CA July 21, 2009 Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMSI), a leading developer and marketer of mobility solutions and services for the wireless market, today announced that it has been selected by DigitalBridge Communications Corp., the leading private operator of WiMAX 4G broadband networks in growing rural regions throughout the U.S., to deliver 4G connection management software to support its initial WiMAX rollout deployment for markets in Idaho, Indiana, Montana, South Dakota, Virginia and Wyoming. more

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RIM Prevented from Bidding for Nortel’s Assets as a Result of Nortel’s Actions

Waterloo, ON Research In Motion Limited (”RIM”) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) disclosed today that it has effectively been prevented from submitting an offer for the Nortel Networks Wireless Business that is the subject of a bankruptcy auction scheduled to occur on July 24, 2009. The assets being sold are Nortel’s CDMA and Long Term Evolution Access businesses. In its CDMA and Long Term Evolution Access businesses, Nortel develops current and next generation technology for wireless infrastructure and mobile devices. more

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Tata Communications Launches Global 10 Gigabit Ethernet Service

Tata Communications Launches Global 10 Gigabit Ethernet Service


Wholesale 10 Gigabit Ethernet Now Available in 25 Cities and 11 Countries


India, Mumbai, July 21, 2009 Tata Communications, a leading provider of a new world of communications, today announced the launch of a new 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GigE) service to help service providers meet growing market demands for high-speed, secure and cost-effective bandwidth. more

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Andrew Launches Next-Gen Solutions For Enabling Location-Capable Digital Networks

Andrew Launches Next-Gen Solutions

For Enabling Location-Capable Digital Networks


–New Capabilities for Locating Callers in an Era of Evolving Networks–


HICKORY, NC, July 21, 2009Andrew Solutions, the CommScope, Inc., division that is a global leader in wireless communications systems and products, has introduced its next generation of solutions for enabling location-capable networks, including new technologies and options that help communications carriers stay ahead of customer demand for location applications. more

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