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InfoVista Demonstrates Leadership in Ethernet Mobile Backhaul

infovista_logo_registered_500px.gifInfoVista Affirms Status as Leader in Multi-Vendor IP Service Performance Assurance by Broadening its Integration Scope with Alcatel-Lucent for Ethernet Mobile Backhaul


InfoVista (Euronext IFV- FR0004031649), the leader in delivering proven solutions for proactive service assurance and member of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), has strengthened its multi-vendor offerings for Ethernet mobile backhaul with the release of the next version of its pre-integrated, off-the-shelf adaptor with the industry leading Alcatel-Lucent 5620 Service Aware Manager. With this release, InfoVista extensively supports deployments of the Alcatel-Lucent 7705 Service Aggregation Router—a platform well suited to the transport needs of the evolving mobile radio access network (RAN).


Infonetics Research, an international data networking and telecom market research firm, estimates that the IP/Ethernet mobile backhaul equipment market will more than double from $4.6 billion in 2008 to almost $11 billion in 2013. This more

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Related Topics: 3G/4G, LTE, Ethernet, Software, VOIP, Wireless, Other |

Psytechnics Manages Cisco Telepresence User Experience

Psytechnics’ Experience Manager Now Gives Cisco TelePresence Service Provider and Enterprise Users Real-Time Voice and Video Service Management


VON Conference & Expo, South Beach, FL: September 22, 2009: Psytechnics, the leader in voice and video communications performance management for both service providers and enterprises, today announced that its Experience Manager solution now enables operations and support teams providing Cisco TelePresence to proactively manage service levels and the user quality of experience (QoE), detecting and resolving video or audio quality problems arising at the network or application layers before they degrade the users’ experience.


Organizations are rapidly adopting Cisco TelePresence solutions, either directly or as a managed or hosted service, to improve collaboration and reduce travel expenditure and their carbon footprint. Psytechnics has enhanced its Experience Manager solution to deliver QoE based service management for Cisco TelePresence implementations to ensure any network, configuration or environmental issues that may more

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XO Communications Issues Guarantee to Provide “Ethernet Everywhere”

Herndon, VA – September 22, 2009 – XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced the launch of “Ethernet Everywhere,” a service availability guarantee ensuring its Carrier Services’ customers can obtain Ethernet services anywhere within XO’s coverage area. This service availability guarantee is the first of its kind by any nationwide service provider.


“It’s well understood that the largest problem facing the industry with Ethernet is its lack of widespread availability,” said Ernie Ortega, president of XO Carrier Services. “This revolutionary guarantee demonstrates XO’s continued commitment to meeting the latest demands of the market, and Ethernet certainly fits that mold.”


XO’s Ethernet access options range from 3Mbps up to 10Gbps and are used to support a variety of services such as private line, dedicated Internet access, and MPLS IP-VPN. Offered through the end of 2009, the guarantee is available to any Carrier Services’ customer that more

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Survey Reveals Consumer Interest in Mobile VoIP Service From Mobile Operators

Eighteen percent of adults in the UK with a mobile phone would be interested in a mobile VoIP service offered by their mobile phone operator, and 11 percent of people who have downloaded a VoIP application onto their mobile phone use it daily, according to a YouGov omnibus survey of 2,255 adults in the UK. The survey was commissioned by Kineto Wireless, Inc., the key innovator and leading supplier of solutions that enable delivery of mobile services over broadband.

Additional highlights from the online survey conducted Aug. 28 - Sept. 1, 2009, include:

— 39 percent who have downloaded a mobile VoIP application use it for low-cost international calling; 19 percent use it to bypass international roaming charges when traveling.

— Of the respondents who have downloaded a VoIP application, 11 percent of people living in London have downloaded VoIP, the largest metropolitan area included in the survey.

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Nominum Broadens Intelligent DNS Impact with SKYE Cloud Services

Nominum, the leader in intelligent network naming and addressing today announced that it has extended its business through a new and independent business unit called SKYEâ„¢. SKYE offers a suite of cloud-based services to address infrastructure and new service needs, such as web services that connect to and augment Nominum’s installed base of Intelligent DNS systems worldwide, and provide enhanced navigation, safety, and security for end-user subscribers. SKYE also makes Nominum’s Intelligent DNS available to new markets by delivering fast, secure, and reliable hosted DNS services via a cloud infrastructure based on the same software currently serving over 170 million broadband households.


“DNS has evolved from a simple name resolution protocol to a policy-based system that provides essential availability, auditing and security services for the entire ecosystem of web-based applications,” said Eric Ogren, principal analyst at the Ogren Group. “Since the first step of any Internet request is more

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Latin American Satellite Provider Innova Selects Oracle

Innova S de RL de CV, a direct to home (DTH) satellite television provider serving approximately 1.8 million subscribers in Mexico, Central America and the Dominican Republic under the SKY brand, has selected an integrated suite of Oracle® Communications applications.


Innova will deploy Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management, Oracle Communications Service Activation and Oracle Communications Metasolv Solution to accelerate time to market for new products and services as well as simplify operations for current and future services.


Additionally, Innova will leverage Oracle Application Integration Architecture for Communications, a pre-integrated business application platform based on Oracle Fusion Middleware that offers pre-built, sustainable integrations between the new applications and Innova´s existing Oracle Siebel CRM application, to simplify key business processes such as order to bill and agent-assisted billing care.


After a year-long evaluation, Innova selected Oracle based on the vendor’s ability to provide a comprehensive, integrated more

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Palo Alto Networks Names Head of Worldwide Marketing, Broadens Leadership of Next-Generation Firewall Provider

Former Serena Software Marketing Executive René Bonvanie to Accelerate Expansion of Rapidly Growing Enterprise Infrastructure Security Company


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 22, 2009 – Palo Alto Networksâ„¢, the leader in next-generation firewalls, today announced that it has named former senior vice president of marketing, SaaS, and IT at Serena Software René Bonvanie as its new head of worldwide marketing.


“The addition of this proven senior marketing executive further strengthens the leadership team of Palo Alto Networks,” said Palo Alto Networks CEO Lane Bess. “The company has clearly moved to the next level as an international company, and we will rely on René’s knowledge and expertise as we continue to expand and deliver our innovative firewall products to enterprises, addressing their complex security needs while simplifying infrastructure and saving costs. He has a tremendous track record of growing companies in a variety of enterprise technology markets, and we are thrilled more

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Mobile Network Viability in Developing Markets Threatened by +50% Rise in Electricity Generation Costs by 2014

Mobile Network Viability in Developing Markets Threatened by +50% Rise in Electricity Generation Costs by 2014, says Juniper Research green report


HAMPSHIRE, UK: 22nd September 2009 — Mobile base station electricity costs could rise by nearly 55% over the next five years unless operators address network inefficiencies and reduce reliance on non-renewable energy resources, according to a new report from Juniper Research. more

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Calix Introduces Fifteen New ONTs; Extends Industry Fiber Access Leadership

Calix Introduces Fifteen New ONTs; Extends Industry Fiber Access Leadership

Expansion of Industry’s Broadest ONT Portfolio Addresses New Service Provider Revenue Applications

2009 Fiber to the Home Council Conference and Expo

PETALUMA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Calix, the largest communications equipment supplier focused solely on access solutions for broadband service delivery, today announced an unprecedented expansion to its industry leading portfolio of optical network terminals (ONTs). These new models extend the total number of distinct ONT models to 24, each optimized for unique service-provider deployment scenarios. The complete breadth of the Calix ONT portfolio will be on display at the Calix booth (#501) at the 2009 Fiber to the Home Council Conference and Expo at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, September 28-30. more

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