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Agito Networks Delivers Mobility Solution to Hertford Regional College to Improve Voice Connectivity and Reduce Expenses

Hertford Regional College Deploys RoamAnywhere to Improve Productivity and Deliver Critical Wireless Voice Communications for Mobile Staff at UK-Based College


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Sept. 16, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced that Hertford Regional College (HRC), the largest further education college in Hertfordshire, had deployed its award-winning Agito RoamAnywhere Mobility Router to improve the accessibility of mobile staff. Agito Networks worked with UK-based partner Convergis Ltd. on the new customer deal.


Based in Broxbourne and Ware just north of London, HRC was formed from the merger of Ware College and East Herts College in the early 1990s. Since then, HRC has grown in size, currently employing 900 staff and serving more than 12,000 full- and part-time students.


According to Dr. Daniel Hidlebaugh, Network Services manager, the college is finalizing a $140 million construction project to update more

F24T – Fully Populated 24TB Storage Solution: Enhance Technology is proud to announce its first fully populated RAID system starting with the UltraStor RS16 IP-4 model accompanied by a certified F24T logo which includes a complimentary EnhanceCARE package.

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. (September 14, 2009)With a “turn key” solution, the fully populated RS16 IP4-F24T gives customers the comfort of knowing that the equipment they have purchased is ready to use since it has been fully tested, RAID configured, and certified by our professional engineers. With this service, there is no need to go through the installation and configuration process as this presents an easy, one step process to job completion. This eliminates complex problems sometimes associated with un-tested hard drives and creates a trouble free environment for our valued customers. Enhance Technology brings the highest level of quality through continuous performance testing, assessment trials and multi-configurations in order to offer its clients the best user experience the first time you open the box with the EnhanceCARE SSPâ„¢ service and support package. Enhance Technology’s foundation is based on customer satisfaction. To ensure our confidence in the storage solutions more

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Portugal Operator ZON Multimedia Extends its Relationship with Sigma Systems for Multi-play Fulfillment

OSS solutions to include fulfillment of FTTH and MVNO services


TORONTO and LISBON, Portugal, September 15, 2009 — Sigma Systems, an industry leader in Advanced IP Service Fulfillment solutions, and next-generation operator ZON Multimedia, Portugal’s leading provider of triple-play solutions, announced today the extension of their working relationship through 2013. While ZON already utilizes Sigma’s Service Management Portfolio for fulfillment of its triple-play offerings in Portugal, the agreement extension also includes OSS support for ZON’s new mobile and Fiber-to-the-Home services.


A Sigma Systems customer since 2003, ZON Multimedia is one of Europe’s most progressive operators, offering the following services to Portugal residents:


• Digital video and satellite TV

• Video on demand (VOD)

• Voice over IP (VoIP)

• Broadband via cable and DSL

• ISP services

Recently, ZON added mobile services by becoming a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). ZON also plans to introduce more

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XConnect Raises $10 Million in Series B Funding

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XConnect Raises $10 Million in Series B Funding


Round to Support Continued Growth of IP Interconnection Services,

Driving Adoption of Cross-Network NGN Offerings


LONDON – Sept. 15, 2009 – XConnect, the global leader in neutral and secure next-generation interconnection and ENUM-registry services, today announced it has raised $10 million in Series B funding.


A consortium of investors, including Venrock Associates (U.S.), Accel Partners (U.K.), Grazia Equity (Germany) and Crescent Point Group (Singapore), participated.


The financing will enable London-based XConnect to continue expanding its “Interconnect 2.0” portfolio, which includes Carrier ENUM-registry and multimedia interconnection hub services.


Interconnect 2.0 offers the most comprehensive suite of services to meet operators’ growing needs to efficiently deliver new revenue-generating multimedia services, such as high-definition voice and video, across IP networks, while increasing service quality and reducing more

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VoIP Logic Continues to climb up Inc 5k: Rated #62 Among Telecoms

INC. MAGAZINE UNVEILS EXCLUSIVE LIST OF AMERICA’S FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATE COMPANIES—THE INC. 5000


VoIP Logic Ranks No. 1,925 on the 2009 Inc. 5000 With 92% Revenue Growth from 2007 – 2008; Three-Year Rise of 165%


For the second consecutive year, Inc. magazine announced that it has ranked VoIP Logic among its Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list is a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s entrepreneurial companies.


“We are honored to be recognized again by Inc. magazine as part of this prestigious ranking, and with an even better showing at #62 on the telecommunications list for 2009 - all despite the global economic compression,” said Micah Singer, VoIP Logic CEO. “Our consistent growth is a direct result of the hard work, dedication and expertise of our team, coupled with the continued proliferation of more

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FUJIKURA LAUNCH EXPANDED RANGE OF TOP SELLING FAST CONNECTORS PORTFOLIO AT ECOC

New two and three millimetre ST type versions to tighten Fujikura grip on market

Fujikura Europe is to expand its top-selling FAST Series Connector portfolio and later this month at ECOC it will be displaying two and three millimetre ST (Straight Tip) type versions for the first time.

The new ST type connectors are ideal for multimode, LAN and CCTV applications and follow Fujikura’s previously highly successful introduction of two and three millimetre connectors with SC and LC versions last year.

“The FAST Connector series have been an enormous success for us across Europe and the ST type availability will add to the flexibility of our customers who are faced with different installation problems every day,” said Fujikura Europe Sales and Marketing Manager Brian Leonard.

The Fujikura FAST (Field Assembly with Simple Technique) Series offers installers assembly in five easy steps – stripping the fibre, cleaning, cleaving, fibre insertion, release more

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WeFi Joins Forces With Trustive To Offer Users Premium Expansion of Wi-Fi Network in Europe

WeFi Joins Forces With Trustive To Offer Users Premium Expansion of Wi-Fi Network in Europe


“WeFi Premium Access – Powered By Trustive” will provide WeFi users with access to over 90,000 premium Wi-Fi hotspots in 65+ countries worldwide.


Delaware, USA, September 14, 2009: WeFi Inc. (www.wefi.com), creator of the first open, community-based global Wi-Fi network, and Trustive Ltd. (www.trustive.com), a leading international Wi-Fi hotspot provider and No 1 in Europe, announced today that they have signed an agreement of cooperation in order to give WeFi users access to, Trustive’s global network of 90,000 Wi-Fi hotspots. According to the agreement, Trustive’s Wi-Fi hotspot network will be available to users of WeFi’s software as part of a premium service called “WeFi Premium Access – Powered By Trustive”, which will be launched before the end of this year. Trustive’s hotspots – spread across 65 countries with the main concentration being more

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First OPhone in China Now Shipping with Red Bend’s Mobile Software Management

Red Bend Taking the Lead in Managing Software on Android Devices through Partnership with Borqs


Beijing, September 14, 2009—Red Bend Software, the market leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM), today announced that Borqs, a leading open source mobile application software provider and integrator, is now shipping Red Bend’s MSM software in the HTC A6188 mobile phone featuring the OPhone OS (Open Mobile Phone Operating System) developed by Borqs for China Mobile. In February, Red Bend announced that Borqs adopted Red Bend’s vRapid Mobile® software for firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updating and vDirect Mobileâ„¢ software for device management (DM) for use in its Google Android-based software platform.


The HTC A6188 is available to customers of China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator with nearly 500 million subscribers. More devices using the OPhone OS enabled with Red Bend’s MSM software are planned for release this year, including the more

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Voxbone Equips Globally-Local iNum Numbers with High-Definition Voice


Voxbone Equips Globally-Local iNum Numbers With High-Definition Voice


IP-to-IP Calls to iNum Numbers Can Be Answered Anywhere and Convey in-the-Room Sound Quality


NEW YORK – Sept. 14, 2009 – Voxbone, a leading provider of international VoIP origination services and telephone numbers to communications service providers, call centers and multinational businesses, today announced that its international, geographically-independent number service, iNum®, now supports high-definition (HD) voice. iNum adds a missing piece – a uniform identifier – to enable HD calling.


As long as both endpoints are HD-enabled, calls to iNum numbers will convey a sound quality that far surpasses traditional circuit-switched telephony.


The new capability, announced at the HD Communications Summit in New York, adds the benefit of in-the-room sound quality to iNum’s location neutrality and cost savings on international calls.


Prefaced with the ITU-assigned 883 code, iNum numbers refer to the more

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Agito Networks Now Shipping Voice Over WLAN and Mobile Unified Communications Functionalities for BlackBerry Smartphones

BlackBerry ISV Alliance Member Agito Networks Mobilizing Enterprise Voice and UC Applications for the BlackBerry Platform; Extends its Lead of Broadest Range of Supported Handsets


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Sept. 14, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced that Agito for BlackBerry began shipping earlier this month, delivering VoIP over Wi-Fi® and Unified Communications to the BlackBerry® platform.


Now, BlackBerry smartphone users can realize the coverage and cost-savings benefits delivered by Agito Networks’ award-winning RoamAnywhere Mobility Router, which supports the broadest set of handsets, PBXs and WLANs, and delivers industry-leading Wi-Fi/cellular network handover. Prior to this month, BlackBerry smartphone users could typically only access UC and PBX functionality – such as one enterprise number and voicemail, extension dialing, conferencing, directory query and more – over the cellular network. Cellular-only UC and PBX integration is incomplete and proves problematic for BlackBerry more

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