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Volubill Simplifies Mobile Data Charging and Policy Control for Orange Botswana

Volubill Simplifies Mobile Data Charging and Policy Control for Orange Botswana


Volubill solution boosts personalization, flexibility of prepaid and postpaid mobile services charging operations


London, United Kingdom—21 July 2009—Volubill, a leading supplier of real-time convergent charging and policy control applications for fixed and mobile service providers, today announced an important win and successful deployment with one of Botswana’s largest mobile providers, Orange Botswana. Volubill’s CHARGE-ITâ„¢ platform was selected to unify charging and access control for all Mobile Broadband access, Web and WAP browsing, downloads, MMS and e-mail services, thus enabling more flexible and personalized service pricing and bundling options across the provider’s fast growing customer base.


Orange Botswana, incorporated in 2003, is the leading national provider of telecommunication services in Botswana, providing both postpaid and prepaid mobile services to individuals and businesses including a full range of voice and data services. Orange Botswana is experiencing high demand for their data services on the back of their iPhone launch and competitive Mobile Broadband access offerings. Orange Botswana is now also able to offer customers highly flexible charging options. Orange Botswana also enables subscribers to purchase additional prepaid credit directly from their phones and transfer airtime to other prepaid subscribers.


The recent liberalization of Botswana’s telecommunications market, combined with continued heavy subscriber growth in the region has produced intense levels of competition among Botswana’s service providers. The country now has the greatest market penetration for mobile services per capita of any country in Africa. In Orange Botswana’s case, this growth presents tremendous opportunity and hence enhancing their ability to offer high quality of experience and interesting pricing packages across multiple service types is a smart market move. The choice of Volubill’s CHARGE-IT by Orange Botswana shows that providers are meeting these demands by choosing charging and policy solutions that can increase their options for market segmentation as well as service management and monetization.


Volubill’s solution is network independent and provides flexible, vendor-agnostic support to adapt to all data and service architectures. It handles subscriber usage of IP services including data (mobile broadband), content, messaging, VoIP and downloads, and provides capabilities like deep packet inspection (DPI), access control, policy management and traffic shaping, and user experience management for both simple Internet access or content-rich premium services. When partnered with Volubill’s CONTROL-ITâ„¢ product, CHARGE-ITâ„¢ enables end-to-end real-time control, charging and policy management for advanced services.


“Botswana’s telecommunications market has grown so fast that operators like Orange Botswana are encountering many of the operational challenges that more established-market providers have been facing for years,” said John Aalbers, CEO, Volubill. “In choosing CHARGE-IT for increased control of pricing and charging policies for advanced service packages, Orange Botswana is better equipped to continue providing a high quality experience and compelling pricing packages to their subscribers. We are proud to have established this partnership with Orange Botswana to help them meet their ongoing business goals.”


For more information on Volubill and our products, please visit www.volubill.com.


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About Volubill (www.volubill.com)

Volubill provides innovative “on the network” charging and policy control solutions to telecoms operators worldwide. Volubill’s solutions enable operators to manage bandwidth based on subscriber and service centric usage policies & quotas in order to maximize revenues & service experience and eliminate churn.


Founded in 2001, Volubill is a global company with in excess of 70 customers world-wide.

Media network operator selects Net Insight’s Nimbra platform for expansion in Eastern Europe

Stockholm, Sweden - Net Insight, leading developer of efficient and scalable optical transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, today announced its Nimbra platform has been selected by a European media network operator to support an expansion of its international media network.


Based on Net Insight’s Nimbra platform, the operator’s international media network is now further extended across Eastern Europe.


Net Insight’s Nimbra platform offers advanced multimedia services in media networks with integrated video and audio interfaces such as ASI, SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, AES/EBU and strong support for IP/Ethernet and SDH/Sonet. With the highest network utilization, multicasting of all types of services, guaranteed quality of service and the possibility of extending the network entirely in pace with customer growth, Net Insight’s Nimbra platform offers the most efficient, reliable and cost-effective network solutions available today.


Deliveries of the Nimbra equipment will start during the third quarter.


About Net Insight

Net Insight delivers the world’s most efficient and scalable optical transport solution for Broadcast and Media, Digital Terrestrial TV, Mobile TV and IPTV/CATV networks.


Net Insight products truly deliver 100 percent Quality of Service with three times improvement in utilization of bandwidth for a converged transport infrastructure. Net Insight’s Nimbra(TM) platform is the industry solution for video, voice and data, reducing operational costs by 50 percent and enhancing competitiveness in delivery of existing and new media services.


World class customers run mission critical video services over Net Insight products for more than 100 million people in more than 35 countries. Net Insight is quoted on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. For more information, visit www.netinsight.net

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MERIT NETWORK, ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING EMPOWER R&E COMMUNITY USING 10G FIBER

MERIT NETWORK, ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING EMPOWER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH COMMUNITY



Superior network infrastructure encourages collaboration,

enables advancements from medical imaging to radio astronom
y


Norcross, Georgia, USA and Martinsried/Munich, Germany. July 20, 2009. For several years, academic researchers at Michigan’s public universities and their colleagues around the globe have used high-speed networking to exchange research data and supplement their investigative activities.  As high-energy physicists continue to experiment with the Large Hadron Collider Project and geneticists conduct advanced bioinformatics, the amount of data produced and transmitted by researchers has grown exponentially.  Fortunately, Merit Network, deploying ADVA Optical Networking solutions, is continually adapting to meet the changing needs of higher education and the research community.


Merit’s 10G core network was recently upgraded to operate ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP 3000 platform, significantly improving the capabilities of the 770-mile fiber-optic ring that stretches from Detroit to Chicago with connections in Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Lansing. The new ADVA Optical Networking technology enables Merit to configure multiple high-speed connections, each carrying 10Gbit/s worth of data on a wavelength, using only a single pair of fiber.


The efficiency of Merit’s optical network has been significantly improved with the deployment of Raman amplifiers on the network, which has reduced the number of amplification sites that Merit needs to span the state and saved the non-profit organization and its members thousands of dollars in installation and service costs.


Merit’s fiber-optic network and ADVA Optical Networking’s technology together enable a dynamic collaborative environment where science, medicine, research and education are no longer constrained by distance or limited bandwidth. Whether a university professor sends volumes of data to a colleague at a satellite campus or a physician transmits real-time, high-definition medical images to a distant hospital, a fast and reliable broadband connection is essential.


Scientists at public universities in Michigan are utilizing Merit’s high-speed network for global research projects.


For example, physicists at the University of Michigan are currently using Merit’s high-speed, high-capacity network as part of their work on the ATLAS Experiment, which conducts trials on the world’s largest particle collider, the Large Hadron Collider, located near Geneva, Switzerland.


Meanwhile, University of Michigan astronomers are using their Merit connection to coordinate information from giant radio telescopes around the world. By collecting and analyzing data from multiple locations, they are learning more about black holes and other space phenomena than ever thought possible.


“These are just a few examples of the remarkable achievements that are enabled by Merit’s optical network every day,” said Brian Protiva, chief executive officer of ADVA Optical Networking. “We’re proud to play a role in supporting this important work by supplying the dependable and affordable networking tools the research and education community needs to stay connected and keep collaborating.”


“Merit is committed to advancing the research capabilities of our University Members,” said Don Welch, President and CEO of Merit Network. “ADVA Optical Networking technology maximizes capacity over fiber, allowing our members to move huge data sets without impacting our packet switched network. That translates to better performance for lower costs. As we continue to facilitate high-end research applications that span the globe, ADVA Optical Networking offers us the technology to provide our members the performance they need.”


In addition, Merit Network provides advanced connectivity for Michigan’s research and education community to the Internet2 Network. Internet2 is a consortium of universities, corporations, government agencies, laboratories and other institutions of higher learning that operates a nationwide next-generation network in support of research and education. ADVA Optical Networking is a corporate member of Internet2.

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ABOUT ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING

ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) is a global provider of telecommunications equipment. With innovative Optical+Ethernet transport solutions, we build the foundation for high-speed, next-generation networks. Our FSP product family adds scalability and intelligence to our customers’ networks while removing complexity and cost. With a flexible and fast-moving organization, we forge close partnerships with our customers to meet growing demand for data, storage, voice and video services. Thanks to reliable performance for more than 15 years, we have become a trusted partner for more than 200 carriers and 10,000 enterprises across the globe. For more information, please visit us at www.advaoptical.com.


ABOUT MERIT NETWORK

Merit Network Inc., a nonprofit corporation owned and governed by Michigan’s public universities, owns and operates America’s longest-running regional research and education network. In 1966, Michigan’s public universities created Merit as a shared resource to help meet their common need for networking assistance. Since its formation, Merit Network has remained on the forefront of research and education networking expertise and services. Merit provides high-performance networking solutions to Michigan’s public universities, colleges, K-12 organizations, libraries, state government, healthcare, and other non-profit organizations. For more information, log on to www.merit.edu.

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Qwest Unveils 40 Mbps Downstream, 20 Mbps Upstream High-Speed Internet Service

Qwest Unveils 40 Mbps Downstream, 20 Mbps Upstream High-Speed Internet Service

5 Mbps Upstream for $5 Available to Qualifying Customers with 7 Mbps, 12 Mbps, 20 Mbps Service


DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Qwest Communications (NYSE:Q) has introduced the next evolution of its high-speed Internet services, delivering downstream connection speeds of 40 Mbps and upstream speeds of 20 Mbps*. more

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University of San Diego Selects Avenda Systems to Secure Guest Access Deployment

Integration flexibility and unique authentication features help USD deliver secure wireless access


Santa Clara, Calif. - July 20, 2009 – Avenda Systems, the innovator in identity-aware network security, announced that the University of San Diego has selected its eTIPS solution as the key component in the university’s innovative campus-wide network access security initiative. USD has successfully deployed secure, differentiated wireless guest access, enabled by Avenda’s eTIPS platform and self-registration module, in time for the summer rush of conferences and guest activity on campus.


“We looked at a number of competing guest access solutions that could not offer the level of security and access features that we required,” said Doug Burke, IT Director at USD. “My team did a fantastic job working with Avenda to put together a wireless access solution based on identity. This is a big win for us, since it was very easy to implement and customize, and meets all our requirements and standards for web access.”


As part of USD’s timeline, a full calendar of summer camps, conferences and events meant USD had to meet a tight development timeframe to provide wireless access to its on-campus guests. Avenda’s eTIPS was selected as it uniquely authorizes network access based on a user’s identity. It supports USD’s entire wireless network infrastructure, as well as users’ various computing platforms. In addition, Avenda’s solution provided the ability to offer self-registration and payment or promo code payment options. According to university officials, it was a major requirement for the solution to remove the IT team from the account creation process, and integrate with USD’s existing CASHNet PCI compliant payment tool to provide a real-time means of verifying the identity of campus visitors.


“The Avenda product is exceptionally easy to use and deploy, it provides good classification between users, and delivers amazing reporting tools,” Burke continued. “Users tell us that the new portal is very logical and easy to walk through. As an added bonus, we no longer receive calls that there’s a problem using wireless guest access.”


The initial engagement between USD and Avenda was prompted by Avenda’s attractive Migration Program. The new solution from Avenda replaces a previously purchased platform from Identity Engines, now part of Nortel Networks. Besides offering a platform trade-in allowance, Avenda provided complimentary policy assessment and deployment assistance.


Avenda’s solution easily integrates with USD’s existing Aruba Wireless Controllers, which is important due to a move to 802.1X network access control. USD also plans on integrating Avenda into their Cisco switched network later this summer as future plans include extending guest access to USD’s wired network and implementing port-based switch security.


“USD’s requirements and phased deployment are a classic example of how our product can satisfy immediate network security and access needs,” said Krishna Prabhakar, CEO of Avenda Systems. “And along the process, customers are finding new ways to leverage our flexible architecture and policy model.”


The eTIPS solution is comprised of a hardened network appliance, a flexible policy platform, GuestConnect and Microsoft NAP health agents. It is the only access control solution that centrally manages policies across access methods, operating systems, managed and unmanaged endpoints, and existing identity stores.


About Avenda

Avenda Systems introduced the industry’s first multi-function platform for network access security that breaks through past deployment barriers – complexity, compatibility, compliance and cost. Avenda’s flagship eTIPS solution is a scalable AAA platform that utilizes identity-based policies for access control, endpoint health and device authorization for wired, wireless and VPN networks in multi-vendor environments. Further information: www.avendasys.com

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COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA and AT&T ANNOUNCE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT IN MIDWEST CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA and AT&T ANNOUNCE

TENTATIVE AGREEMENT IN MIDWEST CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS


WASHINGTON, D.C., and DALLAS, July 15, 2009 – The Communications Workers of America and AT&T Inc. today announced that a tentative agreement has been reached in the Core Wireline contract negotiations covering approximately 18,500 employees in CWA District 4 (AT&T’s Midwest region).


The agreement, which will be submitted to the district’s membership for a ratification vote in coming days, was reached after nearly five months of negotiations. The contract expired on April 4 and employees have worked under the terms of the expired contract while negotiations continued.


CWA President Larry Cohen said the negotiations reflected the current tough economic times and that the current health care structure in the United States is unsustainable. “This tentative agreement maintains our members’ standard of living and safeguards quality health care benefits, which is critical to the well-being of all families. It’s important now to move forward in the remaining negotiations and resolve our outstanding issues. I’m pleased that AT&T will continue to work with us and others on comprehensive health care reform so that companies like AT&T that provide quality health care are no longer penalized in this country.”


AT&T Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson applauded the patience and professionalism of negotiating teams representing both sides. “We’re pleased to have reached a fair and balanced tentative agreement that keeps our core wireline wages and benefits among the best in the nation, while helping to control costs and preserving our ability to compete,” Stephenson said. “These were tough negotiations in difficult economic times and amidst major changes in our wireline business. I am grateful to the representatives of the CWA and AT&T who have worked so hard to achieve this goal.”


The three-year proposed agreement includes pay and pension band increases in each year of the agreement, as well as provisions addressing cost of living adjustments. Health care benefits remain among the best in the nation; the health care plan provides for fully funded preventive care and company-funded health reimbursement accounts that can be used toward any eligible health care expense. The agreement includes new transfer opportunities and other employment security gains that strengthen AT&T’s quality workforce. The agreement also creates broader earnings and job opportunities for some sales titles and premises technicians, who install AT&T services at customers’ homes.


CWA District 4 Vice President Seth Rosen said, “During these very tough times in the Midwest, middle-class workers can use some good news. I am pleased to have reached an agreement that achieves our key goals.”


Details of the tentative agreement are reported on the CWA District 4 bargaining Web site (http://district4.cwa-union.org/bargaining) and the AT&T bargaining Web site (www.att.com/corebargaining).


Negotiations are continuing in other regions where contracts expired on April 4, as they did in Midwest (CWA District 4). They include East (CWA District 1), West (CWA District 9), Southwest (District 6) and Legacy T (CWA ComTech unit). Negotiations are also continuing for Core Wireline contracts with the IBEW for employees mostly in Illinois in northwestern Indiana; those contracts expired June 27. The Core Wireline contract in the Southeast region (CWA District 3) expires on Aug. 8 and negotiations begin in that region July 20.


A total of about 120,000 employees are covered under the various contracts.


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Candice Johnson

CWA Communications Director

202-434-1347 (direct)

202-415-6566 (cell)

cjohnson@cwa-union.org

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IntelePeer Expands Next-Generation Voice Network With Sonus Networks

Sonus Networks, Inc. (SONS), providing network transformation through IP communications technology, today announced that IntelePeer, Inc., a leader in hosted on-demand rich media and IP communications, has expanded its Sonus based network to accommodate the growth of IP voice traffic. The expansion provides a significant increase in IP capacity across IntelePeer’s network nodes, doubling the number of sessions available for IP traffic. IntelePeer selected a Sonus based network to support its fully managed, hosted, on-demand voice peering infrastructure in 2006 and since then has seen IP traffic entering its network more than double.


IntelePeer’s continued growth is in large part due to their ability to be flexible and respond to market needs for high quality, cost effective communication services. To support their growth, IntelePeer has chosen the Sonus Network Border Switch as a standalone session border control (SBC) solution, for secure IP-peering, session control and media management. This will allow IntelePeer to offer additional services including media transcoding that extend the reach of its robust and scalable Voice Peering Network to both newer IP and legacy TDM connectivity.


“Today, IP voice traffic entering our network represents about 60% of all traffic and we expect an upward trend in IP-based traffic to continue for the foreseeable future as additional networks join our peering grid infrastructure,” said Phillip Bronsdon, senior vice president engineering and operations at IntelePeer. “The Sonus platform has proven to be robust, secure and scalable, and the support provided by the Sonus professional services team has enabled us to quickly respond to changing market needs and grow our business to offer new voice and IP services to our carrier and enterprise customers.”


“Like many service providers, IntelePeer needs to manage the changing mix of TDM and IP traffic seamlessly, efficiently and cost effectively within the same network,” said Shailin Sehgal, vice president, product management and marketing at Sonus Networks. “The Sonus solution is flexible and can be integrated with the media gateway function or used independently. In today’s cost conscious environment we believe that this approach provides a more cost effective way to transform carrier networks to all IP.”


The IntelePeer network began carrying live traffic on the Sonus platform in late 2006. It has deployed the full suite of Sonus solutions, including the GSX9000(TM) Media Gateway, the PSX(TM) Call Routing Server, the SGX(TM) Signaling Gateway, the Sonus Insight(TM) Management System and the Sonus Network Border Switch (NBS). It is now routing all traffic using the Sonus platform in conjunction with its SuperRegistry(TM) and Voice Peering Network services.


About IntelePeer


IntelePeer, www.IntelePeer.com, a leader in hosted on-demand rich media communications, enables carriers, businesses and software vendors to easily deliver voice and multimedia capabilities to any phone or network-connected device — without incurring up-front capital costs. Through our innovative, communications-as-a-service (CaaS) platform, IntelePeer AppworX(TM), our SuperRegistry(TM) and our extensive Voice Peering Network, we provide our customers with the platform to offer high-quality interactive voice, video, SMS, data and other rich-media services while providing significant cost savings for their telecommunication expenditures. Through intuitive APIs, Web Services, and brandable widgets and applets, IntelePeer removes the complexity of telecom and opens network functions to mainstream developers who are creating voice-Web “mashups” and communications-enabled business processes embedded into enterprise, webcasting, social networking, entertainment and e-commerce applications. Business professionals who use customer relationship management (CRM) software and common desktop applications such as calendaring and contact management also rely on us for instant access to bridge-to-services, voice blast, video blast, text-to-speech, conferencing and other features that enable communications-enhanced business processes that drive efficiency and deliver cost savings. Based in San Mateo, Calif., we operate our own carrier-grade network carrying more than 7 billion minutes, with worldwide coverage delivered through an IP and TDM peering grid with over 50 leading service provider peering partners. IntelePeer is privately held and is backed by venture capital firms VantagePoint Venture Partners, Kennet Venture Partners, NorthCap Partners and EDF Ventures.


About Sonus Networks


Sonus Networks Inc., providing network transformation through IP communications technology, is leading the evolution of communications networks to support the multi-device demands of today’s digital lifestyle. Sonus solutions and services enable fixed, mobile and cable operators to gain session awareness and deliver multi-media capabilities, essential to adding value and expanding their customer and subscriber base. Through standards based interoperable solutions and services, Sonus extends the investments made in traditional networks by enabling operators to seamlessly migrate to next generation technology and deliver the secure, reliable, scalable and cost-effective network needed to grow their business. For more information visit www.sonusnet.com.


This release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. For a discussion of the risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. Risk factors include among others: the unpredictability of our quarterly financial results; risks and uncertainties associated with the Company’s previous restatement of its historical stock option granting practices and accounting including regulatory actions; actions that may be taken by significant shareholders; risks associated with our international expansion; and the impact the current global financial market conditions may have on the telecommunications industry. Any forward-looking statements represent Sonus’ views only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing Sonus’ views as of any subsequent date. While Sonus may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point, Sonus specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as required by law.


Sonus is a registered trademark of Sonus Networks, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

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NUANCE ACQUIRES JOTT, EXPANDS MOBILE PORTFOLIO

NUANCE ACQUIRES JOTT, EXPANDS MOBILE PORTFOLIO


Innovative Jott Service to Deliver Powerful New Voice-to-Text Capabilities to Mobile Operators and Enterprise Customers


BURLINGTON, MA and SEATTLE, WA, July 14, 2009 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced it has expanded its Mobile Division voice services portfolio with the acquisition of Jott. Jott is the innovator behind the popular Jott Assistant, the simple and easy-to-use service that enables users to create notes, set reminders and appointments, send email and text messages, and post to their favorite web services – all by voice, from any device.


“Jott’s voice-to-text offerings have experienced a groundswell of adoption and positive industry recognition since the company’s inception, and we’re thrilled about the opportunity to expand our market reach and our voice services portfolio,” said Michael Thompson, senior vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “Together we will deliver a range of new services to our mobile operator and enterprise customers.”


The combined Nuance and Jott teams will focus on several key voice-to-text initiatives:


• The innovative Jott Assistant service has been adopted by hundreds of thousands of users, providing vast insight into the demands of today’s mobile users. To further extend the power of Jott across the mobile mass market, Nuance plans to package and offer Jott Assistant to mobile operators as part of its voice services portfolio, including Nuance Voicemail-to-Text.


• By combining its easy-to-use voice services with email, text messaging and a variety of web services, Jott’s service has advanced mobile productivity in the enterprise market. Nuance, together with its Enterprise Unified Communications partners, will offer a secure, highly scalable and differentiated Enterprise package including Nuance Voicemail-to-Text, Messaging, and Collaboration.


• As used in Jott for Salesforce, Jott provides open APIs that allow for voice integration with third party CRM providers and other critical enterprise applications that require mobile access. Nuance will continue to mainstream and expand the CRM partner program through its existing CRM partnerships, enabling enterprise application providers to better meet the needs of the evolving professional mobile market.


“We’ve seen dramatically increased demand for our mobile voice solutions, because they offer real business value, are easy to deploy, and are a delight to use,” said John Pollard, co-founder, Jott. “Nuance has consistently delivered groundbreaking mobile applications to billions of people worldwide. Our combined expertise will bring innovative and differentiated voice services to a variety of markets with tremendous scale.”


All of Jott services, including Jott Assistant, Jott Voicemail and Jott for Salesforce, will remain available, and existing customers will experience no interruptions in service. For more information and to access Jott services, visit www.jott.com.


About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance is a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications and professional services. For more information, please visit: Nuance.com.


About Jott

Headquartered in Seattle, WA, Jott Networks is the world leader in mobile voice-to-text applications. Jott allows individuals and businesses to easily capture thoughts, send emails and text messages, set reminders, organize lists, and post to web services and business applications – all with their voice, using any phone. Jott also converts voicemail into email and text messages, making voicemail a more productive tool. Since being founded in 2006 by John Pollard & Shree Madhavapeddi, Jott has made world-class voice transcription accessible to anyone with a cell phone. For more information on the Jott service, visit www.Jott.com.


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Nuance and the Nuance logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States of America and/or other countries. All other company names or product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.


The statements in this press release, relating to future plans or future events or services, are forward-looking statements which are subject to specific risks and uncertainties. These could involve particular market trends, competition factors and other risks described in documents submitted to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The actual results, events and services may vary significantly from the forecasts. The reader is warned not to rely on these forward-looking statements without reservation, since these are simply reflections of the current situation.


Contacts:


Nuance

Richard Mack

Nuance Communications

Tel: (781) 565-5000

Email: richard.mack@Nuance.com


Rebecca Paquette

Nuance Communications

Tel: (781) 565-5000

Email: rebecca.paquette@Nuance.com

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LIME Selects Calix to Expand Broadband Deployment across Jamaica

July 13, 2009, PETALUMA, CACalix, the largest communications equipment supplier focused solely on access solutions for broadband service delivery, today announced that LIME, the Caribbean’s leading telecommunications company and a regional business unit within the Cable & Wireless plc portfolio, has selected Calix to deliver broadband services throughout the island of Jamaica.  The Calix C7 Multiservice Access Platform (MSAP) gives LIME the flexibility to quickly roll out advanced broadband services to its residential, business, and government customers. This expansion of Calix access solutions into Jamaica also extends the relationship between LIME and Calix, as the Calix Unified Access Infrastructure has already been deployed at other LIME operations in the Caribbean, including the islands of Barbados and St. Kitts and Nevis.


According to Dave Newbold, executive vice president, Technology at LIME, “By teaming with Calix to expand LIME’s broadband service area to reach communities  across Jamaica, we are continuing to deliver on our promise to bring the best technologies to this region and build products and services that make Caribbean people’s lives better. The Calix C7 allows us to provide our customers across Jamaica with even faster and more reliable broadband services now and gives us the flexibility to evolve our network to continue to bring more world-class capabilities in the future.”


The Calix C7 offers a number of benefits to LIME:



  • The flexibility and cost-effectiveness of the C7 allows LIME to initially deliver advanced broadband services to a new set of customers throughout greater Kingston and Montego Bay.

  • As part of the Calix Unified Access Infrastructure, the C7 supports any type of delivery media, from copper to fiber, and will allow LIME to seamlessly upgrade its network in the future to support voice and video requirements, without forklift upgrade.

  • The C7 is fully managed by the Calix Management System (CMS), which provides a single network view and a common user experience independent of media type, protocol or service.


“After working with LIME in Barbados and St. Kitts and Nevis, Calix is looking forward to expanding its relationship with the Company,” said Mark Dressler, vice president, major account sales at Calix. ”We are seeing increased interest across our Caribbean customers to extend and enrich the broadband offerings available to subscribers in the region.  As LIME continues to deploy new services and technologies across its entire footprint, Calix is committed to providing the company with solutions that span any media type, any topology, and any speed.”


LIME currently serves 13 countries across the Caribbean, with landline, Internet, mobile, and entertainment services. 


Editorial Note: Calix will also be exhibiting at the CANTO 25th Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition this week at the Hyatt Regency, Trinidad and Tobago.  The complete line of Calix solutions will be on display at Booth #49/#60 through out the show.


About Calix


Calix is the largest communications equipment supplier focused solely on access solutions for broadband service delivery. Service providers deploy Calix access systems to enable a rich set of information, communication, and entertainment services and to expand their revenue base beyond connectivity. Calix access innovation helps service providers transform their networks from circuit to packet, narrowband to broadband, and copper to fiber. Calix has deployed millions of ports and tens of thousands of systems into hundreds of service provider networks throughout North America. For more information, visit the Calix website at www.calix.com.


This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based upon management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements are based upon information available to us as of the date of this release and we assume no obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking statement to reflect any event or circumstance after the date of this release. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from current expectations.


About LIME


LIME (Landline, Internet, Mobile, Entertainment) is the Caribbean’s leading telecommunications company, focused on building products and services that make Caribbean people’s lives better. LIME’s aim is to deliver the best communication services across the board, full stop. LIME is part of Cable & Wireless, one of the world’s leading international communications companies.

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Globalive selects DragonWave to deliver 3G Network across Canada

GLOBALIVE WIRELESS CHOOSES DRAGONWAVE TO DELIVER NEXT GENERATION TECHNOLOGY IN MULTIMILLION DOLLAR 3G NETWORK BUILD ACROSS CANADA


Canadian firm selected from field of leading global

wireless network solution suppliers

Ottawa, Canada, July 10, 2009 - DragonWave Inc. (TSX: DWI) a global supplier of high-capacity, wireless native Ethernet backhaul solutions for mobile and access networks, today announced Globalive Wireless Management Corp. has selected DragonWave to provide high-capacity, cost effective next generation wireless backhaul for its high speed packet access network in support of Globalive’s commitment to bring more value and innovation to Canadian consumers.


“As we build Canada’s newest wireless network, our commitment is to provide Canadian consumers with unmatched value”, asserts Ken Campbell, CEO of Globalive Wireless Management Corp. “For that, we need future-ready technology that enables the delivery of high-capacity, cost-effective IP-based services.”


New IP applications are quickly exceeding the capacity of existing networks. DragonWave’s made-in-Canada Horizon Compact product allows companies to meet the growing demand for more bandwidth without the expense of building or expanding a fibre backbone.


“After a rigorous search of global suppliers, we selected Canadian network solutions leader DragonWave for its innovative, Ethernet-based alternative to the more expensive leased-line and fibre optic infrastructure favored by legacy carriers”, explains Mr. Campbell. He adds that “Globalive Wireless is always looking for opportunities to engage Canadian suppliers.”


DragonWave Horizon and AirPair products operate in both licensed and unlicensed radio frequencies between 6 and 38 GHz. An uncompromised product design delivers pure “packet” microwave performance with software scalable, ultra-low latency transport of up to 1.6 Gbps per link. Extremely easy to deploy and manage, DragonWave products deliver carrier-grade (99.999%) interference-free performance in next-generation IP networks.


“We are excited to have been selected for the Globalive 3G network. This win represents our largest Canadian network to date and it is particularly pleasing that our solutions, which have been entirely developed in our Ottawa based R&D facilities, will be used in our home market. This is an important showcase network for us”, says DragonWave President and CEO Peter Allen. Adds Globalive CEO Ken Campbell, “We are not only pleased to be making a significant investment  in Canadian technology, but also to be creating Canadian jobs in an innovative sector at a time when our country needs them the most. This is exactly in line with Canada’s need to transform itself into a more competitive, knowledge-based economy.”


About Globalive Wireless Management Corporation

Globalive Wireless is Canada’s newest provider of wireless communications services. The Company will provide voice, text and data services to Canadians on a next-generation all IP wireless network and is committed to offering a level of service presently not available in Canada.


About DragonWave

DragonWaveâ„¢ is a leading provider of high-capacity wireless Ethernet equipment used in emerging IP networks. DragonWave designs, develops, and markets carrier-grade microwave radio frequency networking equipment that wirelessly transmit broadband voice, video and other data.  DragonWave’s wireless Ethernet products, which are based on a native Ethernet platform, function as a wireless extension to an existing fibre-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


Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. These statements are subject to certain assumptions, risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. Risk factors that may cause the actual results, performance, achievements or developments of DragonWave to differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such statements can be found in the public documents filed by DragonWave with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. In particular, actual results could differ materially from those expressed in such statements. For a list of risk factors, please refer to DragonWave’s Annual Information Form which is available on www.sedar.com. DragonWave assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by law.

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