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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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Ifbyphone Lands Innovation “Triple Crown” from Top Publishers


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Cheryl Cink, for Ifbyphone

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+1 530-756-4630


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Ifbyphone Lands Innovation “Triple Crown” from Top Publishers


Company Recognized for Cloud Telephony Services that Enable Businesses to Thrive


CHICAGO — September 21, 2009 — While Major League Baseball bestows its Triple Crown honor to a player that leads his league in three batting categories, Ifbyphone Inc. today announced it has been recognized with a trio of coveted telephony awards.


Recognizing and reinforcing its accomplishments in advanced telephony services innovation, the cloud telephony leader landed the Speech Technology Magazine Speech Luminary Award, TMCnet’s IP Contact Center Technology Pioneer Award and Internet Telephony’s Excellence Award for Outbound IVR.


“Our mission at Ifbyphone is to democratize telephony by providing enterprise- grade automated telephone applications to businesses of any size,” said Irv Shapiro, CEO of Ifbyphone. “We are delighted to receive more

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AT&T RESEARCHERS TAKE HOME HOTLY-CONTESTED NETFLIX PRIZE

Jenny Bridges

214.665.1317

jbridges@attnews.us


AT&T RESEARCHERS TAKE HOME HOTLY-CONTESTED NETFLIX PRIZE


Scientists from AT&T Labs-Research Lead Global Coalition of Researchers

To Win $1 Million Competition


FLORHAM PARK, N.J., September 21, 2009 — In a demonstration of global collaboration and expertise in data analysis, AT&T* today announced that Chris Volinsky and Robert Bell, scientists who work on visualizing and analyzing large networks with AT&T Labs-Research, were part of the team presented with the Netflix Prize, a multi-year contest to improve upon the advanced Netflix movie recommendation system. More than 40,000 teams from 186 countries participated in the competition. more

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NSN, China Mobile demo indoor LTE

LTE indoor coverage demonstration is industry’s first

China Mobile and Nokia Siemens Networks conduct TD-LTE Femtocell demo


China Mobile Communications Corporation (China Mobile) and Nokia Siemens Networks have successfully demonstrated how to ensure excellent indoor coverage for future mobile broadband. The two companies have conducted the world’s first TD-LTE femtocell demonstration. Nokia Siemens Networks’ innovation aims to support future TD-LTE rollouts, a next generation mobile broadband technology. more

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Voxbone and I6NET Complete Interoperability Test for 3G Video-to-Mobile-Phone Service

Laura Abbott

Comunicano, Inc. - for Voxbone

laura.abbott@comunicano.com

+1 203-869-8217


Voxbone and I6NET Complete Interoperability Test

For 3G Video-to-Mobile-Phone Services


Voxbone’s Call Origination Services Certified to Work With I6NET VXI* IVVR

3G Video Telephony Solutions


BRUSSELS, Belgium and MADRID, Spain – Sept. 21, 2009 – Voxbone, a leading provider of international VoIP origination services and DID (direct inward dialed) numbers, and I6NET, a global software vendor for interactive voice and video software platforms, today announced completion of interoperability testing between their offerings. The successful teaming of the partners’ services and platform opens up the potential for wireless carriers to bring mobile video services to market quickly.


The success of their test proved that calls from 3G mobile phones to Voxbone DIDs can retrieve and play chosen video content through I6NET’s voice and video browser, using a wireless voice channel. The teamed technology does more

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Optus/SingTel chooses mdi for 10Gbps network monitoring

mdi (Monitoring Division Inc.), the leader in real-time network monitoring and intelligence, announced today it has received orders for commercial deployment of its groundbreaking ‘eyeD 360′ network monitor from Optus, the division of SingTel in Australia. As part of the qualification process, mdi is now an approved supplier to SingTel, receiving accelerated acceptance due to the system’s uniqueness in the industry.

mdi is exhibiting its systems and publishing a case study on the carrier’s evaluation experience during the European Conference on Communications (ECOC 2009) this week in Vienna, Austria. During the event, mdi is launching a single-port version of its four-in-one impairment monitor to meet demand in the Test & Measurement market for multi-purpose platforms. To facilitate access to its unique product, mdi also announced the appointment of Infractive as its first European Master Distributor. Headquartered in Paris, Infractive will focus on joint sales and support in France, Spain, more

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AirHop Names Chairman, Adds Wireless Industry Luminaries to Board

Industry leaders from Motorola Networks, Texas Instruments, and QUALCOMM, to provide strategic assistance to the company


San Diego, CA – September 14, 2009 – AirHop Communications, a developer of systems software that enables the deployment of high performance and highly differentiated 4G wireless networks, announced the appointments of Stephen Diamond as chairman of the board and Adrian Nemcek as a new member of the board of directors. Additionally, John McDonough joins as a board observer and advisor.


The company also announced today a $1 million strategic financing and an expansion of its management team (see separate press release).


“Attracting industry leaders of this caliber to our Board of Directors is a solid endorsement of our approach to solving the challenges of deploying 4G networks,” said Yan Hui, founder and CEO of AirHop Communications. “With the help of our board and advisors, we expect to extend our more

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MaxLinear Announces MxL703RM, Its Third Generation Silicon Tuner for Mobile TV Applications

MxL703RM Measures Just 1.57mm x 1.57mm; Power Consumption Cut by 30%


Carlsbad, Calif. – Sept. 1, 2009 – MaxLinear Inc., a fabless semiconductor company developing all complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) broadband radio-frequency (RF) & mixed-signal integrated circuit (IC) solutions for consumer markets, today announced the next-generation of TV tuner for mobile applications, the MxL703RM, one of the world’s smallest silicon TV tuner products.


The MxL703RM is aimed at ISDB-T 1-segment applications for mobile TV reception in Japan and Brazil. Measuring only

1.57mm x 1.57mm in dimension, the MxL703RM surpasses its predecessors, MaxLinear’s MxL7001/MxL7002, which

were amongst the smallest silicon tuners available for the mobile TV market. Using a standard CMOS process technology, the MxL703RM consumes less than 50 mW of power, increasing battery time and minimizing heat dissipation - two very important criteria for mobile TV applications.


With its extremely small size, low more

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Eltek Valere Expands Outdoor Enclosure Products with New Models and Upgrades

Green power innovator upgrades line of outdoor enclosure products with new features to its 3030 enclosure and three new cabinets


RICHARDSON, TX – Aug. 31, 2009 – Eltek Valere today announced a significant expansion of its Support Site line of outdoor cabinet products, including a major upgrade to its 3030 family of tailored temperature managing equipment enclosures and three additional new smaller models.


These and all Eltek Valere outdoor DC power devices and enclosures will be on display in booth #717 at the OSP Expo in Minneapolis Sept. 2-3.


The upgraded 3030 cabinet is both front and rear accessible and front and rear mountable, featuring an optional separate battery chamber that enables carriers to minimize the footprint necessary for their equipment. All Eltek Valere 3030 family cabinet products offer carriers tailored temperature management with thermal systems that include air conditioners, heat exchangers and more

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