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Actelis Networks Named Worldwide Market Leader of EFM over Bonded Copper by Infonetics Research

Infonetics Names Actelis #1 Worldwide EFM Over Bonded Copper Supplier

Actelis’ continuing global expansion, coupled with the best rate, reach and reliability, bolsters its leadership position.

FREMONT, Calif., September 28, 2009Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over bonded copper solutions, today announced it has been recognized #1 in the Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) bonded copper Ethernet Access Device (EAD) category by Infonetics Research, one of the telecom industry’s leading and most respected analyst research and consulting firms. Actelis’ market leadership is attributed to its best-in-class portfolio of EFM over bonded copper products, which are widely deployed by more than 150 customers in 35 countries.

In the just-released Infonetics Research market report titled “Carrier Ethernet Equipment, Biannual Worldwide and Regional more

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XO Communication SIP Solution Now Rated “Avaya Compliant”

HERNDON, VA — XO Communications today announced that its XO SIP service is compliant with AuraTM Communication Manager and Avaya AuraTM SIP Enablement Services from Avaya, a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services.


XO SIP is a fully integrated solution designed to support the needs of businesses with the most demanding voice and data applications at single or multiple locations. XO SIP uses Session Initiation Protocol signaling and a native IP-based facility to manage all traffic between a customer’s IP-PBX system, the XO IP network, and the Public Switched Telephone Network. The service provides greater efficiencies by eliminating the need for businesses to maintain multiple access facilities for voice and data services and eliminating the need for bandwidth-consuming protocol conversions.


XO SIP includes a broad range of bandwidth options to maintain optimal network performance and has the following features:


Dedicated Internet access more

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Advanced Media Technologies Named as Channel Partner for Hitachi Node+ZeroTM RFoG Solution

– AMT will serve as stocking distributor for Hitachi RFoG solution in United States –


ATLANTA, GA, September 28th, 2009 – Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc., a leading supplier of Fiber-to-the-Premises solutions, today announced that Advanced Media Technologies (AMT) will serve as a stocking distributor for Hitachi’s Node+Zero Radio Frequency over Glass (RFoG) product family in the United States. AMT will support cable television and other communications network operators with Hitachi’s single-fiber RFoG solution, enabling network operators to deliver video, data and voice services via optical fiber and realize significant savings in network operations and maintenance costs.


“Hitachi is pleased to have AMT as a channel partner,” said Rick Schiavinato, Hitachi vice president of sales and marketing. “AMT is well known as a top-tier supplier to cable television network operators and for providing outstanding customer service. They will be a tremendous asset as we expand the market more

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Ciena Announces 5400 Family for New Era of Modular, Software-Defined Networking

Multi-terabit Ethernet, OTN and TDM switching and transport modules can be configured into systems optimized to address different network applications and reconfigured at any time


LINTHICUM, Md. – September 28, 2009 – Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced its new 5400 Family of Reconfigurable Switching SystemsCiena 5400 Family of Reconfigurable Switching Systems, a series of performance-optimized, multi-terabit Ethernet, OTN and TDM switching systems with integrated transport functionality that can be flexibly configured to implement a broad range of network elements including a scalable optical cross-connect, feature-rich Carrier Ethernet switch, or a fully converged packet-optical transport and switching system. Establishing a new benchmark for modular networking, Ciena’s 5400 family leverages common service-aware operating software – Ciena OneOS – to enable automated service delivery, dynamic mesh restoration and massive scale. It also provides the ability to operate across network layers more

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Ciena Announces CoreDirector FS for Evolving Networks to Ethernet and OTN

Leading switching platform upgraded with OTN, FlexiPorts, 1000 node scale and tighter integration with CN 4200 for automated, end-to-end service creation


LINTHICUM, Md. – September 28, 2009 – Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced its CoreDirector® FS Multiservice Optical Switch, a comprehensive enhancement of the company’s core optical switch that delivers substantial new hardware and software features, including data, control and management plane extensions, to support the transition from SONET/SDH architectures to next-generation Ethernet/OTN-based networks. Fully interoperable with the global installed base of CoreDirector and CoreDirector CI® switches, CoreDirector FS, along with the new 5400 Family of Reconfigurable Switching Systems [see related announcement:“ Ciena Announces 5400 Family for New Era of Modular, Software-Defined Networking”], represent Ciena’s next-generation switching solutions for building service-enabling infrastructures that are designed for rapid service creation, agile service delivery and providing a seamless transition to high-capacity converged Ethernet and OTN more

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ACCESSKEY IP HIGHLIGHTS SET TOP BOX SYSTEM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., September 23, 2009 (Globe Newswire via COMTEX) — AccessKey IP, Inc., (OTCBB: AKYI) the developer, designer and producer of advanced entertainment and communication devices, detailed today some of the highlights and technical developments of their set top box project.

AKYI Vice President of Technology Craig Erickson stated, “We have pioneered solutions and cutting edge technology for tomorrow‟s demands. The system that we have developed is unique in the IPTV industry and exists nowhere else. AKYI‟s Set Top Box (STB) combined with our secure, patent pending USB conditional access key will take IPTV delivery to the next security level and also enable STB type operations on your PC.” According to Erickson, “This system combination does not rely solely upon MAC & IP addressing, which can be spoofed (faked). Instead, it uses 1024bit RSA more

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Occam Networks’ FTTP Expertise Fuels European Expansion

Gigabit Ethernet and GPON Experience Enables Service Providers to Bring Advanced Voice, Data and Video Services to European Consumers


SANTA BARBARA, Calif. and LONDON, United Kingdom – September 28, 2009 – Occam Networks®, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCNW) a leading broadband access supplier offering multiservice access platform (MSAP) solutions based on pure packet technologies, today announces its expansion into European FTTP access markets. Occam offers a wide range of Gigabit Ethernet and GPON optical line terminals (OLTs) from its award winning BLC 6000 multi service access platform (MSAP), optical network terminals (ONTs) and service management solutions.


“European service providers, especially alternative providers such as municipalities and utilities, are selecting Ethernet and GPON as the broadband infrastructure solutions of choice as they focus on building standards based, open networks for delivery of bandwidth intensive entertainment and communication services,” said Bob Howard-Anderson, Occam’s President and CEO. “Incumbent and alternative service providers more

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Via Browser, Junction Networks’ “my.OnSIP” Adds Presence, Availability, IM Missing Pieces to Hosted PBX Service

Contact:

Ellen Muraskin

Comunicano, Inc.

+1 973-734-1972

emuraskin@comunicano.com


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Via Browser, Junction Networks’ “my.OnSIP” Adds Presence, Availability, IM Missing Pieces to Hosted PBX Service


• One-Window Interface to OnSIP Lets Those on Hosted PBX Extensions Click to Chat or to Dial, See Who’s Online or on the Phone

• New UC Tools Close Feature Gap Between Hosted and On-Premise PBX


NEW YORK – Sept. 24, 2009 — Junction Networks announced today that it is broadening the range of its popular OnSIP hosted PBX service beyond voice, adding the unified communications features of instant messaging, presence, and phone status. All four components are presented to OnSIP end users through my.OnSIP, an IM-style interface available from a browser.


Through one window, my.OnSIP shows all users which contacts on their hosted PBX are “present,” which are on the phone, and which are more

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New ‘all-in-one’ approach to mobile backhaul saves space and energy

New ‘all-in-one’ approach to mobile backhaul saves space and energy


Nokia Siemens Networks integrates Carrier Ethernet with FlexiPacket Microwave to drive simpler, more efficient HSPA and LTE services


At Carrier Ethernet World Congress (CEWC) in Berlin (September 21 – 24, 2009) Nokia Siemens Networks will display a complete, live Ethernet-based wireless mobile backhaul solution. The new approach provides a cost efficient, environment friendly answer for operators who need to dramatically increase capacity and switch to a simpler, packet-based transport network. The demo is fully incorporated in the interoperability test bed of the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC). more

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iotum Supercharges Online Conferencing Service for Event Holders, Entrepreneurs and Enterprises

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Media Contact:

Sue Huss, for Iotum

sue.huss@comunicano.com

619-379-4396


iotum Supercharges Online Conferencing Service for Event Holders, Entrepreneurs and Enterprises

New Software Release Facilitates Seminars, Press Conferences, Classes and More


Ottawa (Sept. 23, 2009) –Web meetings innovator iotum today announced powerful, new software that simplifies and enriches its Calliflower service for use by current and prospective online event holders and enterprises.


The versatile collaboration service now allows users to add and change moderators on-the-fly, schedule recurring calls and easily expand online meetings by including participants who are not Calliflower subscribers.


This takes Calliflower farther beyond plain vanilla offerings in a crowded field of one-dimensional conference calling services. It’s already widely used for multifaceted, meetings that can include document sharing, text chat and more with far flung employees and customers. Mobile users can join using their iPhones.


One current customer, more

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