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tw telecom Announces Global Expansion of IP VPN Service Portfolio

tw telecom Announces Global Expansion of IP VPN Service Portfolio


- Adds access to 64 countries, on six continents, to connect customers

domestically and internationally


LITTLETON, Colo. – August 10, 2009 – tw telecom, (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading national provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions for businesses, today announced the expansion of its MPLS IP VPN Service portfolio into 64 countries around the globe. This added capability enables the company to connect a customer’s voice, Internet and data traffic seamlessly, reliably and securely across town, across the country and now to international destinations. more

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SUREWEST REPORTS SECOND QUARTER 2009 RESULTS

SUREWEST REPORTS SECOND QUARTER 2009 RESULTS


Free cash flow, EBITDA and revenue growth driven by

advanced broadband network and cost-saving initiatives


• 47% increase in Broadband EBITDA and 14% increase in Broadband revenue year-over-year


• Free cash flow increased by $13.5 million to positive $4 million year-over-year


• Repurchased 107,600 shares during the quarter at an average of $8.57


• Debt net of cash and cash equivalents reduced by $12 million from year-end 2008, and cash and cash equivalents increased to $10 million


• Operating expenses decreased 2% sequentially


• Net income of $959 thousand compared to $20.9 million year-over-year due to second quarter 2008 gain of $19 million from sale of wireless assets

ROSEVILLE, CA – August 6, 2009 – Leading independent communications holding company SureWest Communications (NASDAQ: SURW) today announced operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, more

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Allot Announces Largest Mobile Operator Win to Date

Allot Announces Largest Mobile Operator Win to Date


Initial orders under the frame agreement with global tier-1 group worth approximately US$5 million


Boston, MA - August 6, 2009 - Allot Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALLT), a leader in IP service optimization and revenue generation solutions based on deep packet inspection (DPI), announced today a framework agreement with a global tier-1 mobile operator group. Initial orders received are worth approximately five million US dollars. The initial order includes the widest global deployment of Allot Service Gateway to date. In the current deployment, the Allot solution is being installed with local operators in a number of countries which collectively service more than 60 million voice subscribers.


The 3GPP mobile standard compliant solution is designed to ensure fair use network management and maximize subscriber quality of experience (QoE). The solution enables the operator to intelligently manage the network resources and more

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Cycos Defends Top Position in Unified Messaging Market

Alsdorf, Germany – German enterprise communications software vendor Cycos AG leads the Western European market for Unified Messaging solutions. That is the result of a study by market research company MZA Ltd, which specializes in the IT and tele¬communications industry (The Western European UC Applications Market Competitive Environment – 2009 Edition). For the fourth time in succession, the British analysts have ranked Cycos No. 1, ahead of Cisco and Avaya. With a market share 21 percent of total user licenses in 2008, Cycos even could extend its advance (2007: 17 percent). more

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Global-i© (Gi) Launches Gi GTMâ„¢ Suite of Go-to-Market Services for Communications and IT Clients

Herndon, VA (PRWEB) August 5, 2009 — Global-i, Inc. (www.globaliconsulting.com), a provider of technology-management consulting and project-based outsourcing services to the Communications & IT industry, announced today that it is launching its Global-i GTMâ„¢ Suite of Go-to-Market and Launch Management Services for meeting New/Enhanced Products and Services Launch needs and Infrastructure Deployment/Systems Integration Rollout needs of Converged Communications & IT Clients.


The services will benefit Communications and IT clients launching products and services through a fully-gated product lifecycle management (PLM/SDLC) process and/or rolling out its infrastructure deployment/systems integration initiative via a thorough implementation process. The company will provide the services via fixed-fee consulting and managed outsourcing. The fixed-fee service will be a custom service and will be developed per the needs of the client and delivered via Global-i GTMâ„¢ service directly from Global-i offices. The service can also be delivered as a contracted service via Global-i ExpertConsultantâ„¢ service more

Shrinking Ringtone Sales Lead to Decline in U.S. Mobile Music Market

Shrinking Ringtone Sales Lead to Decline in U.S. Mobile Music Market


Insiders point to ringback tones and full-track mobile music downloads as the way forward


Monterey, Calif. (August 5, 2009) – According to a recent analysis from SNL Kagan, ringtone sales shrank last year as subscribers learned how to add ringtones to handsets with no direct purchase through their carriers. more

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Communology develops solution for mobile micro services and context-based mobile advertising

nullCologne, Germany: Communology, a German software vendor that specializes in mobile communications applications, will develop a solution for user-generated mobile services and context-based mobile advertising as a part of uService, a pan-European development project. The project envisions a new type of global-spanning, user-driven network of dynamic services and contents. It plans to enable private and business users to easily offer mobile micro services and contents for their community (their own contacts or members of a social network).


Examples of such services might include organizing a jogging group for like-minded athletes or a soccer fan club. Other applications could be an exchange where travelers offer and look for rides and private accommodations, or mobile multimedia services such as the creation of a virtual DJ’s playlist using the pooled music content on the cell phones of people at a party.


The mobile more

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Spirent as the Global Market Leader for Ethernet Testing

According to Frost & Sullivan’s report World Gigabit Ethernet Test Equipment Market,  Spirent is the market leader for Ethernet testing. The study notes that Spirent sold more Ethernet test ports than any other vendor through its comprehensive solution portfolio that spans testing from the lab to the live network and into the subscriber’s home.  


“For more than a decade Spirent has pioneered advancements in Ethernet testing and we are delighted to see our leadership position validated by our customers through Frost & Sullivan’s research,” said Bill Burns, CEO, Spirent. “As the industry migrates to ever more complex technologies, we remain focused on delivering world-class products that enable our customers to rapidly deliver new solutions and services.”


This award underscores Spirent’s unmatched Ethernet testing expertise that extends from the lab with product development and verification, to the field for service assurance and to more

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ADVANCED MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES LAUNCHES INTEGRATION DIVISION

jcm_left_angle_2.jpgDEERFIELD BEACH, FL., August 4th, 2009- AMT is proud to welcome Juan Carlos Marchesini as Director of the Systems Integration Division. Marchesini brings more than 25 years of technical and management experience to AMT, combining a broad range of technical planning, integration and field expertise with specific focus on the CATV and Telco fields. In his new role, Juan Carlos will be responsible for all aspects of the Company’s Technical Support, including engineering and installation services. “I’m very excited with the possibilities of AMT. They have concentrated their efforts on offering the best products and most advanced technologies to their customers, and I believe the Company is well positioned to take the concept of System Integration to the highest level. AMT has a group of remarkable Sales Associates, with a deep knowledge of the different products being distributed by the Company. When combined with more

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INTELEPEER AND TRANSERA TEAM TO OFFER VIRTUAL CONTACT CENTER SOLUTIONS WITH GLOBAL REACH

Transera’s Seratel On-demand Contact Center Software Uses IntelePeer AppworX; Global Peering Network Delivers Carrier-class Connections While Reducing Costs


SAN MATEO, Calif. – August 4, 2009 – IntelePeer Inc., a leader in hosted rich media communications, announced a partnership that combines Transera’s leading Seratel® on-demand contact center software with IntelePeer’s global carrier-grade infrastructure and next-generation voice and rich media capabilities.


The partnership provides hosted SIP trunking connections to any agent location combined with Seratel’s advanced routing capabilities. As a result, Transera customers can rapidly deploy virtual contact centers staffed by agents located anywhere in the world who are connected by IntelePeer’s carrier-class global voice peering network and SuperRegistryTM infrastructure. By routing all calls through this infrastructure, Transera ensures seamless worldwide connections to any traditional landline, mobile or VoIP soft phone while dramatically reducing telecommunications expenses.


Multi-channel contact center environments can simplify the integration and deployment of additional more

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