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Archive for August 31st, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

Red Bend Software Continues Mobile Software Management Momentum

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

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

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Related Topics: Software, WiMax, Wireless, Other |


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