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Telekom Slovenije Delivers High Quality Multiplay Services with Ixia’s IxRave

Paris, France September 7, 2009 –Ixia Ixia today announced that Telekom Slovenije has begun deployment of Ixia’s IxRave service verification solution to comprehensively verify and manage the customer quality of experience (QoE) of its multiplay subscribers. Using IxRave’s Carrier Multiplay solution, Telekom Slovenije will assure network reliability for customers from end-to-end with proactive testing of services and applications via the network core.

With IxRave, Telekom Slovenije’s front-line customer service technicians can launch subscriber experience tests from the call center in order to isolate and troubleshoot core network issues. This allows Telekom Slovenije to send field technicians to only those subscriber homes that IxRave has identified as troubled sites, thereby reducing unwarranted field dispatches and significantly reducing operating expenses.

With an initial roll-out to 60,000 of its installed triple-play customer base, Telekom Slovenije expects to reduce its call center volume and truck deployments by at more

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Combined Ixia and Catapult Communication Solution Delivers Large-Scale Wireless Network Testing

Calabasas, CA. September 7, 2009 – Ixia today announced an innovative combination of wireless and wireline test tools. In June 2009, Ixia acquired Catapult Communications with its suite of platforms for testing wireless edge and core networks. In combination with Ixia’s Internet core network test solutions, Ixia can now offer a broad portfolio of products to test wireless and core networks. Ixia covers the range of next-generation wireless networks with the addition of large-scale LTE (long term evolution) to products for UMTS, IMS and GPRS/EDGE testing.


“The combination of Catapult and Ixia technology is a case where 1+1 = 3,” said Atul Bhatnagar, President and CEO of Ixia. “For the first time, telecom equipment manufacturers and service providers can test their LTE products end-to-end- from the wireless edge through the Internet core- using high call volumes and high-bandwidth multiplay traffic.”


With more than 35 network commitments worldwide, LTE more

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Amino and beeTV team up for a revolutionary personalised TV experience

Amino and beeTV team up for a revolutionary personalised TV experience


Cambridge UK and Milan, Italy – September 8, 2009 Amino Communications, the world’s leading independent IPTV specialists, has partnered with beeTV, the pioneer and inventor of the PCCâ„¢ (Personal Content Channelâ„¢), to develop and deliver a recommendation-based personalised TV experience, via Amino’s award-winning range of set-top boxes (STBs). more

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Communology and Klausner Technologies Sign Patent License Agreement on Visual Voicemail

“One-Stop VVM”: License for the European VVM patent and technical implementation from a single source


Cologne, Germany, September 08, 2009: Communology, a specialist in mobile communications client software, recently signed a patent license agreement with US patent and technology company Klausner Technologies. The agreement allows Communology to provide European wireless operators not only with Visual Voicemail software clients and technical implementation, but also with an inclusive patent license under the Klausner EU Visual Voicemail patents.


Visual Voicemail from Communology provides ease-of-use


Thanks to its easy-to-use user interface, Visual Voicemail has revolutionized the way people handle their voicemail. With Communology’s new “One-Stop VVM”, mobile communications companies will now be able to quickly and efficiently enhance their voicemail offerings for the premium-customer segment as well as across the entire product line. More information on the new offer is available at www.one-stop-vvm.com.


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NeoPhotonics - New CWDM/DWDM Transceiver Line Gives OEMs/Carriers More Cost Effective Options for 10G Networking

NeoPhotonics Expands Portfolio of XFP Transceivers for High-Speed Networks


CWDM and DWDM XFP Options Augment NeoPhotonicsTM Portfolio of High-Speed Transceivers


San Jose / Shenzhen – September 4, 2009 – NeoPhotonics announced today new CWDM and DWDM options in its XFP pluggable transceiver line to meet the growing need for high-speed “10 Gigabit” network connections such as OC192/STM-64, 10 G Fibre Channel, G.709, and 10 G Ethernet. Compliant with the XFP 10 Gigabit Small Form Factor Pluggable MSA Revision 4.5, NeoPhotonics’ expanded XFP line gives system designers flexibility in configuring their platforms for different network applications and allows carriers to offer more service connections “per shelf” as the transceivers physically separate the optical interface from the rest of the system hardware.


NeoPhotonics’ CWDM XFP line covers 8 wavelengths, yet is expandable to all 16 and will be offered in ER (40 km reach) and ZR (80 more

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Transmode Launches Industry’s First Optical Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution

Transmode launches Industry’s first optical Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution


Stockholm, Sweden – 3rd September 2009 – Transmode, a leading provider of optical networking solutions, today announced the launch of its Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution. This unique WDM over fiber solution provides “hybrid” native support of both TDM and Ethernet traffic and supports multiple synchronization streams per wavelength. It therefore enables a smooth migration to Ethernet or all-IP backhaul networks and cost effective support of 3G and LTE multimedia service roll outs.


The new Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution provides a fiber-based backhaul that offers a unique and valuable form of differentiation that will help carriers overcome synchronization and bandwidth problems so that they can more quickly and confidently roll out new 3G, LTE-based and 4G services. The ability to maintain multiple synchronization signals to the cell sites in a mobile network allows the operator to simultaneously support a more

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Verizon COO Announces Plans to Retire

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)

President and Chief Operating Officer Dennis F. Strigl today informed the

Board of Directors that he intends to retire from the company by the end of

2009, after 41 years in the communications industry.


Strigl is responsible for the operations of Verizon’s network-based businesses

- Verizon Wireless, Verizon Telecom and Verizon Business — as well as Verizon

Services Operations, which provides financial, real estate and other services

to all of the company’s operations. He is widely recognized as a key

architect of the wireless industry, and of Verizon Wireless, where he served

as president and chief executive officer until assuming his current role in

2007.

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Movius and Neutral Tandem to Provide Hosted Messaging Applications to Carriers

New Hosted Services Delivery Platform Reduces Carriers’ Capital Investment and

Accelerates Application Delivery Time to Market

ATLANTA and CHICAGO – September 1, 2009 – Movius Interactive Corporation, a global leader in messaging, collaboration and mobile media solutions, and Neutral Tandem, Inc. (Nasdaq:TNDM), a leading provider of tandem interconnection services, today announced a strategic joint offering to enable telecommunications carriers to reduce the risk and accelerate the speed of delivering new interactive messaging applications to market.

Under the terms of the new arrangement, Movius and Neutral Tandem will provide messaging services on a hosted basis to wireless, wireline, cable and broadband operators. Movius’ advanced suite of messaging, collaboration and interactive mobile media applications will be hosted in Neutral Tandem’s next-generation, IP compatible, interconnection network. With the new Movius/Neutral Tandem Hosted Service Delivery Platform, carriers can offer full-featured messaging solutions without the upfront capital normally required.

“Today’s carriers are faced with more

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INTEROP TECHNOLOGIES TO PROVIDE CORE MESSAGING SOLUTIONS TO COX COMMUNICATIONS



Interop Future-Proof SMSC, MMSC, WAP Gateway, and CSC Gateway Solutions

To Support Cox’s Wireless Services


FORT MYERS, FL.—Aug. 31, 2009—Interop Technologies, the premier provider of core wireless solutions for messaging, device management, and gateway connectivity, today announced that Cox Communications, the third largest cable operator in the United States, has selected Interop to provide the operator with solutions including the SMSC (SMS Center) 4 Series, Multimedia Messaging Center (MMSC), WAP Gateway, and the hosted Common Short Code (CSC) Gateway.


“Interop is extremely pleased to support Cox as it continues to develop innovative, integrated services for its customers,” said John Dwyer, President and CEO of Interop Technologies. “We look forward to helping Cox tailor its sophisticated services and deliver a top-notch wireless experience.”


“SMS, MMS, short-code messaging, and access to the mobile Internet are essential to the Cox customer experience,” said Dane Dickie, Cox’s Executive Director more

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FUJIKURA TO UNVEIL NEW OPTICAL FIBRE IDENTIFIERS AT ECOC

New design and features improves ease of working with fibre


Fujikura Europe Ltd is to launch two new highly advanced and feature rich Optical Fibre Identifiers at ECOC in Vienna later this month (stand 417).


The FID-25R and FID-26R are thought to be the most highly developed Optical Fibre Identifiers yet to be offered to the market. Their high-sensitivity allows signal identification using G.657 Bend-Insensitive Fibres and they can isolate a weak tone signal under a strong traffic signal.


“The new identifiers represent an important new offering from Fujikura and we are expecting a lot of interest at ECOC,” said Fujikura Europe’s Sales and Marketing Manager Brian Leonard.

Other features of the new products include:-

• Single detector head for 0.25mm to 3.0mm coated fibres

• Optical power meter range of +10 to -60dBm featured on FID-25R

• 15 user-selectable test modes for a variety of field more

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