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Archive for August 25th, 2009

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

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


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

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

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


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


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


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

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Network Innovations changes company name to Nitel

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


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


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

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

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HICKORY, NC, August 25, 2009—Whenever the world’s top athletes come together in international competition, it is reasonable to assume that Andrew Solutions, the CommScope, Inc. division that is a global leader in wireless communication systems and products, is supporting wireless communications there, as it will be for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Andrew, through its South African affiliate company, Systems Designs (Pty) Ltd, has been chosen by Vodacom, South Africa’s largest cellular operator, to furnish its indoor wireless coverage and capacity solution, the IONâ„¢ (Intelligent Optical Network) fiber distributed antenna system, in five of the 10 South African stadiums to be used for the 2010 World Cup.

Other similar Andrew projects that have supported wireless communications at major sporting events include, for example, the 2008 European Football Championship in Switzerland, 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, more

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