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Infonetics: Residential voice, video and data services to hit $300 billion by 2013

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Infonetics Research: Residential voice, video and data services to hit $300 billion by 2013


Campbell, CALIFORNIA, September 17, 2009–Market research firm Infonetics Research today released a new market share and forecast report, Residential Voice, Data, and Video Services in North America: Market Outlook.


“With hundreds of service providers marketing services to residential voice, data, and video consumers, the market is dominated by AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast in the US and Bell Canada and Rogers in Canada. AT&T is the market leader with 17% of total services revenue. With the residential services market forecast to reach $300 billion by 2013, fueled by broadband and video services, we are expecting a hard-fought battle between the ILECs and the cable operators,” observes Diane Myers, Infonetics Research’s directing analyst for service provider VoIP and more

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Comtrend Continues Volume Deployment of ADSL2+ Residential Gateways

Three ILECS Select the Comtrend NexusLink Bonded ADSL2+ for Delivery of High Speed Services While Controlling Costs


IRVINE, CA. September 18, 2009 – Comtrend Corporation, a global supplier of advanced networking solutions, continues its volume deployment of the NexusLink Bonded ADSL2+ Gateway with the announcement that three carriers have stepped up deployment of the product. Hargray Communications Group, Consolidated Communications and SureWest Communications have all selected Comtrend’s NexusLink as the ADSL2+ solution of choice.


“We’ve been extremely pleased with the performance of Comtrend’s NexusLink modem,” says Tony Stout, Network Engineering Manager at Hargray Communications, a quadruple-play provider of state-of-the-art telecommunications and related services. “Initial pilot results show the benefits of using NexusLink to be strong both on the performance side as well as from a cost perspective. Our plan is to ramp up monthly deployment to meet the continued growing demands from our customer for next-generation services such more

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Hillcrest Labs Introduces Open Source Library to Enable Development of a Wide Variety of Freespace® Motion Control Applications

- Developers Can Easily Add Motion Control to New Applications and Devices -


- New libfreespace Open Source Library Supports Linux, Mac® and Windows -


- New Freespace Reference Kit Version 3.1 Includes a Six-Axis Motion Control Module as Small as a U.S. Quarter -


September 17, 2009 – Rockville, Md. – Hillcrest Labs’ Freespace® Division today announced the availability of two new products designed to help developers easily create applications and products that incorporate Freespace in-air pointing and motion control technology. Hillcrest’s new products let software and hardware developers quickly create highly accurate motion control applications and devices without requiring any prior motion experience. Freespace motion control can transform a wide variety of devices including: TV remote controls and user interfaces, video game systems, wireless presenters, smartphones, medical diagnostic devices, wearable computers, virtual reality systems, interactive toys, fitness devices and more.


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Telecom industry sales and marketing pro Tim Basa joins Nitel senior leadership team

CHICAGO [September 17, 2009] – Nitel, Inc., a single-source provider of telecommunications network services and nationwide virtual network operator, is refocusing its sales and marketing strategies under the leadership of Tim Basa, a noted industry veteran and sales mentor.


Basa recently joined Nitel as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He is responsible for overseeing the sales force nationwide, expanding marketing and business development strategies, and unifying teams to drive revenue growth.


“Tim’s proven track record of accelerating growth at mid-size telecom organizations makes him an immediate and significant asset to the Nitel team,” said Rick Stern, Nitel chief executive officer. “We have become one of the fastest-growing companies in America by focusing on niche markets where we serve customers with the best network solutions at the best prices. Tim brings to this role experience in growing revenue through identifying and developing niche markets where the company more

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Nitel reinvigorates channel strategy, hires David Zilch as Senior Director of Business Development

CHICAGO [September 17, 2009] – Nitel, Inc., a single-source provider of telecommunications network services and nationwide virtual network operator, announced that experienced telecom industry executive David Zilch has joined the company as Senior Director of Business Development.


Zilch is responsible for establishing and executing a strategy to create new market opportunities for Nitel’s products and services. His focus will include emerging markets, value added resellers, agents and other potential partners.


“Dave has a strong track record of developing and executing plans to establish new lines of business. That’s important in this newly created role for Nitel,” said Rick Stern, chief executive officer. “His well-rounded business background and relationships throughout the telecom industry will be assets as we continue the rapid pace of expansion of the company.”

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Glowpoint Announces Telepresence and Video Conferencing Offering to Assist Businesses during this year’s Flu Season

Launches promotion to enable global B2B video communications in keeping with CDC recommendations for business continuity associated with H1N1 “Swine Flu” virus


HILLSIDE, N.J. Sept. 16, 2009 - Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW), a leading provider of advanced video communications solutions, today announced the launch of a campaign designed to incent organizations to use video communications as an alternative to business travel to minimize the potential disruption from the H1N1 “swine flu” virus throughout the global business community.


Declared a pandemic this past June by the World Health Organization, the swine flu is expected to surge with the return of the fall and winter flu season according to the Associated Press. To assist businesses, Glowpoint’s campaign features promotional discounts on telepresence and video conferencing managed services, as well as an educational website (www.glowpoint.com/preventflu.asp) specifying how video communications can be used to mitigate the risk of contracting more

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Broadband Forum Presents Circle of Excellence Award to Ron Insler of RAD

Ron InslerMAHWAH, New Jersey, September 16, 2009 – The Broadband Forum has presented its Circle of Excellence award to Ron Insler, Ethernet Access R&D Manager at RAD Data Communications, at its quarterly meeting now being held through September 18 in Tokyo, Japan.

In making the announcement, George Dobrowski, Chairman and President of the Broadband Forum noted that Insler has been a major contributor for many years in the IP/MPLS Forum and is a significant force in ensuring that mobile backhauling has become a key work of the Broadband Forum. “He heavily contributed to the specifications of TDMoMPLS and ATMoMPLS and his continued efforts are helping to synchronize network specifications in the united BBF,” Dobrowski stated.

The Broadband Forum Circle of Excellence recognizes exceptional achievement by individuals in the work of the Broadband Forum. Awards are more

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TIME WARNER CABLE CONTINUES TO EXPAND PROGRAMMING WITH BIGBAND SWITCHED DIGITAL VIDEO

Leading cable operator selects BigBand SDV solution to expand HD programming options in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 16, 2009—BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBND), a leader in digital video networking, today announced that Time Warner Cable (TWC) will be deploying BigBand’s Switched Digital Video (SDV) solution to offer new programming options in the cable operator’s Los Angeles, New York City and Dallas systems.


“We have launched SDV in over 20 markets to date and know firsthand that, if we want to deploy new programming options for our customers, SDV is the fastest, most cost effective method for our existing network,” said Kevin Leddy, Time Warner Cable’s executive vice president of technology policy and product management. “With the bandwidth that has been reclaimed Time Warner Cable is able to offer over 100 high definition channels to our customers and can launch such services more

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Leap Intros $40 and $45 Monthly Service Plans

Company to Unveil New $40 and $45 Monthly Service Plans, Soon to be Available

in Thousands of Locations Nationwide ~


SAN DIEGO–Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP), a leading provider of

innovative and value-driven wireless communications services, today announced

the introduction of two new, all-inclusive nationwide Cricket monthly voice

products into thousands of new mass market retail locations nationwide. These

new products, to be available at four of the most trusted names in `big box`

national retail, bring Cricket`s industry-leading value proposition to the

primary battle ground for wireless customers.


The new all-inclusive monthly $40 and $45 plans, to be available only through

these mass merchants, will be added to the Company`s existing Cricket PAYGo`s

product, which currently offers unlimited daily wireless service, all without a

signed contract or credit check. The $40 plan includes unlimited talk, US long

distance, access to Cricket`s premium extended calling area, more

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Edgeware Partners with Envivio for Web TV Adaptive Streaming

Interoperability of Edgeware Web TV servers with Envivio SilverLiveTV and iLiveTV

to Enable Adaptive Streaming to Microsoft® Silverlight and Apple iPhone clients


Edgeware AB and Envivio® Inc. announced that the companies will work together to provide content providers and

operators with content delivery solutions for Internet and Mobile TV that take advantage of the

latest adaptive bitrate streaming technologies from Apple and Microsoft. The companies will

collaborate to ensure interoperability of Envivio’s iLiveTVâ„¢ and SilverLiveTVâ„¢ solutions with

Edgeware’s Web TV server products. Both companies are demonstrating adaptive streaming

technologies at IBC 2009.


Encoding for adaptive streaming is an important ingredient for the success of premium TV

and video delivery over the Internet, ensuring uninterrupted, quality viewing when networks

become congested. Efficient caching and delivery of popular content from servers positioned

close to the consumers minimizes congestion and enables a higher aggregate quality.

Interoperability between encoders and delivery servers more

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