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CA to Acquire NetQoS, Inc. in $200 Million All-Cash Transaction

CA to Acquire NetQoS, Inc. in $200 Million All-Cash Transaction

Deal Will Help Enterprise IT Organizations and Service Providers Optimize Business and IT Service Assurance, Delivery, and Quality of Experience


ISLANDIA, N.Y. and AUSTIN, Texas, September 14, 2009 – CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA), the world’s leading independent IT management software company, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held NetQoS® Inc., a leading provider of network performance management and service delivery solutions, for $200 million. more

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AirWalk Communications Debuts the Most Compact and Versatile CDMA Radio Access Networks

AW100 from AirWalk CommunicationsAirWalk Communications Debuts the Most Compact and Versatile CDMA Radio Access Networks


RICHARDSON, Texas, September 10, 2009 – AirWalk Communications, the innovator in IP-based CDMA cellular radio network equipment, today introduced the most compact, high-performance, single-sector radio access networks available, the AW100 series.

The new AW100 series is an integrated radio and controller which offers full 3GPP2 performance in a compact 1RU form factor. This affordable, omni directional solution extends cellular service to new market segments with advanced applications.

The AW100’s market focus ranges from low RF coverage and high traffic density locations to wide-open rural environments. In addition, the AW100 can be rapidly deployed in developing nations as a wireless local loop (WLL) service at nominal cost.

“The driving force behind the development of the AW100 family of products was to expand on the concept of more

Digital Rapids Unlocks the Power of Digital Content Distribution with MediaMesh

Advanced media distribution architecture and robust receiving appliances deliver increased efficiency, automation and cost savings


September 10, 2009 — IBC 2009, Amsterdam, Stand 7.G41: Digital Rapids today announced the launch of the new MediaMesh content distribution system. Combining a robust, scalable delivery framework with full-featured, flexible receiving appliances, MediaMesh provides efficient, automated distribution of digital media between content providers, contributors, aggregators and distribution partners.


Today’s exploding volume of content and broad range of distribution outlets demand easier and more efficient mechanisms for media delivery. The scope of distribution far exceeds the traditional scenario of cable and broadcast affiliates, as distribution channels may span multiple platforms, VOD, Electronic Sell-Through and more, each with specific formatting requirements. Expensive, time-consuming and labor-intensive physical delivery mechanisms are no longer efficient in today’s fast-moving media economy. The MediaMesh content delivery system enables fully digital distribution of HD, SD and Digital Cinema content more

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CABLE & WIRELESS PARTNERS WITH MOVE NETWORKS TO OFFER IPTV SERVICES GLOBALLY

CABLE & WIRELESS PARTNERS WITH MOVE NETWORKS TO OFFER IPTV SERVICES GLOBALLY


Partnership Will Enable High-Definition TV Service to Reach 38 Countries Using Existing Broadband Connections


London & American Fork, UT - CWI, Cable & Wireless’ international full-service telecoms business, today announced that it has signed a partnership with U.S.-based Move Networks, a global provider of comprehensive “television over the Internet” solutions, paving the way for a roll-out of IP-based TV services across CWI’s global operations.


The partnership will allow each of CWI’s business units, operating in 38 countries, to offer a high-definition multichannel television service transmitted through its customers’ existing broadband connections. To date, it will be the world’s widest reaching IPTV partnership, with a potential geographic spread across each of the world’s major regions. more

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AIRCOM Joins the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance

8 September, 2009, Leatherhead, UK - AIRCOM International, the leading independent network planning and optimization consultancy, today announced that it has joined the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance. The NGMN is a group of world-leading operators and technology vendors, representing over half of the total mobile subscriber base worldwide. The Alliance strives to create a successful ecosystem for next-generation broadband networks and services and establish an open platform for innovation in the field of mobile broadband.


This new key partnership combines the insight of the NGMN partners with AIRCOM’s expertise in end-to-end network planning, sharing, outsourcing and OSS optimization for IP and cellular networks. AIRCOM will work proactively with the NGMN Alliance to drive the next generation of 4G network technologies such as LTE and WiMAX forward, combining practical experience from around the globe with key technical expertise to advance adoption of new technologies.


“Joining the NGMN more

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Wavesat Introduces LTE Chipset Featuring 100 Mb/s Downlink Capability

Wavesat Introduces LTE Chipset Featuring 100 Mb/s Downlink Capability


Company’s LTE Chipset family – the “Odyssey 9000” — Solidifies Leadership

in Multi-Protocol 4G Baseband Processors


San Mateo, CA – September 9, 2009 – Wavesat Inc., a leading supplier of Broadband Wireless semiconductor solutions, will launch its Odyssey 9000 family of LTE chipsets at the 4G World in Chicago next week, with the first LTE chipset featuring CAT-3 performance (100 Mb/s downlink, 50 Mb/s uplink) for mobile devices including USB dongles, data cards, mobile handsets and MIDs. The Odyssey 9000 is a highly integrated SOC with industry beating performance and power consumption, along with a highly flexible and programmable architecture to easily adapt to LTE’s evolving requirements. Wavesat’s award winning multi-protocol architecture also allows the Odyssey 9000 to support other 4G technologies including WiMAX and Japan’s XGP standard.


“As the industry moves rapidly to strategic use of IP more

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Mediaserv Chooses Ekinops for Broadband Optical Network in Offshore Territories

PARIS, September 9, 2009 – Ekinops, a leading provider of next generation solutions for CWDM and DWDM metro, regional, and long-haul optical transport, announced today the deployment of its Ekinops 360 platform in French offshore territories by Mediaserv. The broadband networks of the Martinique1 region, French Guyana2 region and La Reunion3 region will receive this platform.


As an integral part of the core network, Ekinops’ equipment helps fulfill Mediaserv’s long-term strategy to satisfy growing demand for additional bandwidth in the offshore territories.


Ekinops has been working with Mediaserv since the beginning of 2008 to implement an optical network, the purpose of which is to transport high-speed Internet traffic amongst the three offshore territories of French Guyana, Martinique and La Réunion. According to Ehsan Emami, President of Mediaserv, ease of use for implementing Ekinops’ solution was a deciding factor in choosing Ekinops.


“Ekinops fulfilled two crucial more

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Cavalier Extends IPeer Advanced IP Telephony Service to Richmond and Norfolk

Addition of IPeer brings Unified Communications Services to Customers


RICHMOND, VA — September 9, 2009 — Cavalier, a leading provider of competitive telecommunications services throughout the eastern United States, today announced the expansion of its IPeer advanced IP telephony solution into the Richmond and Norfolk markets. IPeer is a hosted PBX business service that provides a rich set of IP PBX features, like Live Message Screening, unified messaging, auto-attendant and call center queuing. IPeer makes businesses more efficient by integrating landline voice service, fax, voice mail, email and mobile phone service.


 


 “By making IPeer available in the Richmond and Norfolk metropolitan areas, Cavalier is able to deliver unified communications services to a large customer base we have served for more than 10 years,” said Lou Sommi, senior vice president of marketing at Cavalier. “With communications systems becoming more

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EXCELSIOR! VRINGO AND MARVEL TEAM UP TO LAUNCH SUPERHERO-THEMED VIDEO RINGTONES

Danielle Ross

For Vringo

Comunicano, Inc.

dross@comunicano.com

+1 858-952-1245


EXCELSIOR! VRINGO AND MARVEL TEAM UP TO LAUNCH SUPERHERO-THEMED VIDEO RINGTONES


NEW YORK – September 8, 2009 - VringoTM, the next-generation ringtone pioneer, and Marvel Entertainment have announced a collaboration to create and distribute mobile videos and video ringtones based on Marvel’s legendary library of Super Heroes. The project kicks off today with the U.S. launch of a storefront and Web-based editing platform dedicated to letting fans purchase ready-made mobile clips and even create their own from the Marvel archives.


“It’s a press release cliché to say you’re excited, so I’ll just say that teaming with a world-class entertainment company like Marvel feels like waking up and discovering that you have adamantium-laced bones,” said Vringo CEO Jon Medved. “Marvel continues to break new ground in digital distribution, and we’re proud to work with them on more

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GIZMO5 INKS DASH CARRIER AS EXCLUSIVE E911 PROVIDER

Last week from ITEXPO West in Los Angeles, Dash Carrier Services announced that it would be the exclusive E911 provider for GIZMO5.


Gizmo5 offers voice-over-IP (VoIP) services to both consumers and businesses. Users can make and receive calls from any computer with browser access to the Internet, or use Gizmo5 to power IP phones. Also, Gizmo5 adds a host of features like call recording, IM, file sharing, and much more. Setting up a Gizmo5 account is free, as are inbound calls to a Gizmo client, with a small fee for outbound dialing.


Of particular note, is that Gizmo5 is 100% interoperable with GoogleVoice – so callers have the best of both worlds. Gizmo5 users can answer calls from their Google Voice US number on any device or software, with callees automatically seeing their Google Voice telephone number as Caller ID.


“With DASH’s e911 emergency service solutions program, more

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