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Agito Networks FMC Customer Wins CIO 100 Award, Distinguished for Innovative Practices Leading to Substantial Business Results

Anthony Marano Company Earns CIO Magazine’s Honor Recognizing Companies that Exemplify the Highest Level of Operational and Strategic Excellence in IT


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Aug. 18, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced that customer Anthony Marano Company is a recipient of the 2009 CIO 100 Award. The 22nd annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology. Anthony Marano Company was distinguished for its enterprise fixed mobile convergence (eFMC) project, which is powered by Agito Networks’ RoamAnywhere Mobility Router.


“This year’s CIO 100 awards draw well-deserved attention to companies that are both innovating and creating business value with IT despite the economic downturn,” said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine & events. “These winners are an inspiration to businesses everywhere.”


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Optimum Lightpath Introduces First Ethernet-Based Virtual Private Ring Service for Businesses

Optimum Lightpath Introduces First Ethernet-Based Virtual Private Ring Service for Businesses


Company Offers Dedicated VPRS for Fast, Highly Reliable, Low-Latency Voice, Data and Video Services


JERICHO, N.Y., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Optimum Lightpath(SM), a market leader in Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses, today introduced the first Ethernet-based Virtual Private Ring Service (VPRS) for businesses. Companies with three or more locations can now experience Metro Ethernet-based, high-speed communications over their own dedicated network. With this advanced VPRS offering, Optimum Lightpath enables smart businesses to enjoy the benefits of reduced costs, simplified billing and outstanding customer care by leveraging shared bandwidth and bundled communications services. more

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Windstream sells product distribution subsidiary assets

Windstream sells product distribution subsidiary assets

Release date: Aug. 13, 2009

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Windstream Corporation (NYSE: WIN) has entered into an agreement to sell the non-affiliate operating assets of the company’s product distribution subsidiary, Windstream Supply LLC, to Walker and Associates, Inc., based in Welcome, N.C. more

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XO Communications Rolls Out VoIP Enhancements to Simplify and Streamline Communications for Multi-Location Enterprises

HERNDON, VA – August 12, 2009 – XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced new enhancements to its voice over IP (VoIP) services portfolio that help businesses and large enterprises with distributed locations simplify and streamline their IP-based communications networks.


“With a growing number of multi-location enterprises deploying XO’s converged voice and data solutions, we knew that enhancing our nationwide VoIP services was critical to providing even more capabilities to make our customers’ networks simpler and easier to manage,” said Vince Margiotta, vice president of product marketing at XO Communications. “Moreover, our cost-effective VoIP services, together with our networking and business continuity solutions, will enable our customers to boost productivity and streamline efficiencies more than ever before.”


To date, more than 16,000 businesses nationwide with more than 680,000 end users have deployed VoIP services from XO Communications. The latest enhancements to the company’s award-winning VoIP services portfolio, more

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Ovum says North American DSL and CMTS shipments recover

Ovum says North American DSL and CMTS shipments recover


For immediate release, 12 August 2009. Ovum today announced its preliminary quarterly results for global 2Q09 DSL and CMTS port shipments. “Continuing demand for downstream capacity contributed to strong growth in downstream CMTS port shipments in North America. We estimate that for the first time ever, more than half of ports shipped were downstream ports,” said Ovum Analyst Kamalini Ganguly. “Arris topped the CMTS market in volume for the first time. more

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BIGBAND NAMES SEAN ROONEY SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF WORLDWIDE SALES

sean-rooney.JPG20 year veteran takes helm of sales organization at digital video networking innovator


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 11, 2009—BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBND), a leader in digital video networking, today announced that the company has appointed Sean Rooney as senior vice president of worldwide sales. Mr. Rooney will oversee BigBand’s global sales organization and functions across all major accounts, reporting to David W. Heard, chief operating officer.


“Sean is a seasoned sales executive with a proven track record in strategic sales development and management,” said David W. Heard, Chief Operating Officer of BigBand Networks. “His experience in breaking new ground with large, multi-national companies in the broadband industry will help us continue to grow, scale and add tremendous value to our customers, partners and shareholders.”


Mr. Rooney brings more than 20 years of experience in sales, business development, marketing and more

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Thomas Bergström new CFO of Net Insight

Stockholm, Sweden - Aug. 10, 2009 - Thomas Bergström has been appointed new CFO of Net Insight.


Thomas Bergström has been appointed new CFO of Net Insight. He starts today and will assume the CFO position on August 24 2009. Thomas will be part of Net Insight’s executive management team.


Thomas has 14 years of experience from a broad variety of finance roles in an international environment primarily within the telecom sector. Thomas was most recently CFO at Aastra Telecom Sweden and he has held various finance and management positions within the Ericsson group in Sweden and Australia.


“Thomas has a solid background in financial management and has a great deal of relevant industrial experience,” says Fredrik TrägÃ¥rdh, CEO of Net Insight. “With Thomas on board, we further strengthen our management team.”


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Net Insight delivers the world’s most efficient and scalable optical transport more

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USB Market Will Get SuperSpeed Boost After Slower 2009

USB Market Will Get SuperSpeed Boost After Slower 2009


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., August 11, 2009 – With over three billion devices shipped in 2008 alone, USB is the most successful interface ever, according to In-Stat (http://email.in-stat.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/hBTIe0JPFkY0K560DHgc0Ed).


Fueled by new “SuperSpeed” technology, also known as USB 3.0, and continued adoption across computing, communication and consumer devices, over 4 billion USB-enabled devices will ship in 2013 representing a 6.6% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) compared to 2008. more

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tw telecom Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

tw telecom Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

— Strong Financial Performance –

Grew Net Income to $5.9 million from $2.9 million sequentially

Grew Revenue, M-EBITDA, Margins, and Cash Flow

— Delivered $24 million of Levered Free Cash Flow, while investing in growth opportunities –

— Enterprise Growth Continues as Demand Remains Solid –

LITTLETON, Colo. – August 10, 2009 – tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions for business customers, today announced its second quarter 2009 financial results, including $301.1 million of revenue, $108.9 million in Modified EBITDA1 (“M-EBITDA”), $23.6 million in levered free cash flow3 and net income of $5.9 million, or $0.04 per share. more

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Windstream announces executive management appointments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Windstream Corporation (NYSE: WIN) today announced changes to its senior leadership team to bolster efforts to serve customers and drive revenue growth.

“These management changes will enhance our efforts to transform this business by sharpening our focus and coordination on sales and service,” said Jeff Gardner, president and CEO. “The changes provide a more efficient reporting structure and greater flexibility to evaluate the strategic opportunities in front of us to further grow our business.” more

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