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WeFi Secures Round B Funding To Expand R&D, Marketing, and Business Partnerships

WeFi Secures Round B Funding To Expand R&D, Marketing, and Business Partnerships


Lightspeed Venture Partners and Pitango Venture Capital led the funding round for WeFi, which has reached 30 Million Wi-Fi hotspots in its global database


Delaware, USA – August 04, 2009: WeFi Inc. (www.wefi.com), creator of the world’s largest community-based global Wi-Fi network, announced today that it has secured an undisclosed amount of second round funding. The funding round was led by venture capital firms Lightspeed Venture Partners and Pitango Venture Capital. The funding will support WeFi’s business and financial needs, and is being allocated toward expanding development, marketing efforts, and strengthening strategic business partnerships. more

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SUREWEST COMMUNICATIONS TO SELL FIXED WIRELESS INTERNET ASSETS TO YONDER MEDIA

ROSEVILLE, CA – August 3, 2009 – Leading independent communications holding company SureWest Communications (NASDAQ: SURW) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its fixed wireless Internet access business unit to Yonder Media, a broadband Internet provider focused on providing broadband access services in rural communities. more

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Calix and Hatteras Partner to Offer Joint Solution to Enable Broadband for Un-Served and Underserved Communities

Calix and Hatteras Partner to Offer Joint Solution to Enable Broadband for Un-Served and Underserved Communities


Rural independent operating companies to leverage joint solution as part of Broadband Stimulus grants


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hatteras Networks, the global leader in Mid-Band Ethernet solutions for enterprise access and next-generation mobile backhaul, and Calix, the largest communications equipment supplier focused solely on access solutions for broadband service delivery, today announced their partnership, joint solution, and the certification of Hatteras Networks’ products in the Calix Compatible Solution Assurance Program. more

No Money In Voice – Welcome 4G

As profits dwindle, telecom giants join forces at the Next Generation Telecom Summit to cash-in on the new 4G world.


The last five years has seen unprecedented change in communications. The European consumer has a plethora of handset choices and packages.  The average handset has evolved from the humble voice-box, to the total media centre. As a result thousands of start-up companies are profiting out of the sector’s advances, supplying the various add-ons which inevitably accompany any new wave of technology.  


Such innovations were used by the operators to supplement the pricey voice packages as values-add-ons. However, the operators are now finding themselves in the hands of the ever-creative software/hardware companies; they are having to include their own meal ticket - Voice minutes - within the set packages in order to build new custom, which is clearly hurting them. iPhone appstore and Nokia’s Ovi have been the more

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