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BIGBAND ENHANCES SWITCHED DIGITAL VIDEO PLATFORM CAPABILITIES

Software upgrade eases network management with more ways to optimize SDV infrastructure


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 29, 2009—BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBND), a leader in digital video networking, today announced an enhancement to the company’s Switched Video Analysis (SVA) solution, offering cable operators further ways to leverage Switched Digital Video (SDV) architectures and BigBand’s recently unveiled video software control plane, Converged Video Exchange (CVExâ„¢). The new SVA enhancement is a software upgrade to the industry’s most widely deployed SDV platform and offers MSOs the ability to optimize SDV assets and HFC spectrum and to maximize programming availability.


For example, service providers are using the SVA software to track success rates for tunein requests on SDV channels, to plan service group and node splits, and to optimize SDV channels line-ups in order to maximize the number of programs that can be carried in the spectrum (oversubscription) without blocking events. more

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Global Crossing Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results

Global Crossing Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results

— Free Cash Flow increased $62 million sequentially to $52 million, resulting in year-to-date Free Cash Flow of $10 million.

— OIBDA increased 30 percent year-over-year to $91 million, resulting in year-to-date total of $259 million.

— Consolidated revenue increased to $643 million, a 1 percent increase year-over-year in constant currency terms.

— “Invest and grow” revenue increased to $553 million, a 4 percent increase year over year in constant currency terms.

— Company confirms annual guidance for 2009.


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Source: Global Crossing

On 4:15 pm EDT, Wednesday October 28, 2009


FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Oct. 28 / — Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC - News), a leading global IP solutions provider, today announced third quarter 2009 results. The company said it will discuss its consolidated financial and operational results for the third quarter 2009 on a more

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Zeugma Application Provides Direct Access to Subscriber Management, Compute Capabilities

Zeugma Systems, a supplier of open telecommunications solutions for broadband service providers (BSPs), today released a software development kit (SDK) for its flagship product, the Zeugma Services Node (ZSN). The SDK leverages the scalable and fully federated compute grid which is inherent to the ZSN, allowing service providers and third parties to quickly and easily develop custom applications capable of running directly within the ZSN. This capability provides visibility and control over network resources heretofore not possible in a carrier-grade broadband aggregation, subscriber management, and edge routing device.

The Zeugma SDK provides APIs that give applications direct access to the subscriber management, routing, traffic management, and compute capabilities within the ZSN. Using these APIs, applications can “push” rules down into the data plane, instructing deep session inspection (DSI) technology to copy or intercept certain traffic flows up to the application for analysis and processing. Applications are also able more

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HATTERAS NETWORKS NAMED NUMBER ONE IN MARKET SHARE IN GROWING CARRIER ETHERNET ACCESS PLATFORM GLOBAL MARKET SEGMENT FOR ELEVENTH CONSECUTIVE QUARTER

Authoritative Industry Analyst Firm Heavy Reading Reinforces Hatteras Networks’ Continued Number One Position in the Global Ethernet Over Copper Platform Market


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, OCTOBER 28, 2009 – Hatteras Networks, the global leader in multi-service Ethernet solutions for enterprise access services and next-generation mobile backhaul, announced today it has once again been recognized by Heavy Reading as the dominant provider of Ethernet over bonded copper pair solutions to carriers worldwide. Heavy Reading’s recently released Carrier Ethernet Access Platform Quarterly Market Tracker report, reinforces Hatteras’ leadership position in the expanding Ethernet over bonded copper market with its prominent, award-winning Ethernet service delivery solutions. more

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BIGBAND SURPASSES 600,000 SHIPPED EDGE QAMS

Company introduces new double density universal edge QAM


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 28, 2009—BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBND), a leader in digital video networking, today announced that it has shipped more than 600,000 edge QAMs to over 60 service providers worldwide. BigBand is also expanding the industry’s most widely deployed universal edge QAM platform with the addition of its new double density BEQâ„¢6200 8:1 QAM, which will be available in the next 90 days.


BigBand’s new BEQ6200 is designed to enable service providers to double capacity for advanced video and data services when rack space is at a premium. It features 96 QAMs in the same 1.5 rack unit form factor as the BEQâ„¢6000 QAM. BEQ6200’s and BEQ6000’s can be collectively configured and managed to provide a good match of QAM service group size, rack space and economics to meet today’s universal QAM requirements.


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Qwest Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results

Qwest Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results


Third Quarter Highlights


Achieves strong adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow(a)

Improved revenue mix and efficiencies drive adjusted EBITDA margin of 35.8 percent

IP revenue growth supports continued market share gains in enterprise space

Growing demand for high-speed services on fiber to the node network

Completion of wireless migration on track

Updates financial guidance


Qwest Communications (NYSE:Q) today reported financial results for the third quarter 2009. In the quarter, net income was $136 million. Earnings per share were 8 cents, which was equal to prior-year results. Current quarter earnings per share results include a 1 cent charge for severance, realignment and restructuring cost and litigation expense. The prior-year results include a 1 cent charge for severance, realignment and restructuring. The third quarter, net operating revenue of $3.1 billion includes 36 percent growth in more

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Voxbone’s iNum Service Speaks in High Definition With Skype

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In-the-Room Sound Quality Available to Millions More

As Voxbone Adds Support for Skype’s SILK Wideband Audio Codec


AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – Oct. 28, 2009Voxbone, provider of international VoIP origination services and telephone numbers, today announced that its geographically-independent number service, iNum®, now supports high-definition (HD) calling between dozens of VoIP networks and Skype, the global leader in Internet communications. 


Greatly expanding availability of emerging HD voice technology, Voxbone will transcode, or translate, between Skype’s super-wideband SILK codec and the widely deployed HD codec, G.722, Voxbone announced at eComm Europe 2009.  


Prefaced with the ITU-assigned 883 code, iNum numbers refer to the Internet as the 44 country code refers to the U.K. Calls to iNum numbers are routed first more

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Wavesat’s “Odyssey” 4G Chipset First to Market for XGP Network in Japan


Willcom GX001N PC CardWavesat Deploys Odyssey 4G Chipset in Willcom’s New XGP

Wireless Broadband Service in Japan


Wavesat’s Odyssey 8500 chipset — designed into Willcom’s GX001N PC Card –

is first to market in providing XGP services for mass deployment


San Mateo, Calif. / Tokyo – October 27, 2009 – Wavesat Inc., a leading supplier of 4G broadband wireless semiconductor solutions, today announced that its “Odyssey” chipset is the first – and currently the only — to be widely deployed in Willcom’s new “XGP” broadband wireless network, which entered commercial service this month in Japan. The Odyssey chipset is featured in Willcom’s GX001N XGP PC Cards manufactured by a leading manufacturer of wireless terminals and consumer devices in Japan.


Willcom’s data-only (Internet, video and more) XGP service, based on a 4G “OFDMA” standard, is available more

Gold Medal goes to Latin America


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FairPoint Initiates Voluntary Chapter 11 Proceeding

FairPoint Reaches Agreement with Bank Lenders –

Initiates Voluntary Chapter 11 Proceeding


Chapter 11 Filing Will Not Impact the Company’s Operations or Customers

and Will Reduce Debt by $1.7 billion


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 26, 2009) – FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NYSE: FRP) (the “Company”), a leading provider of a full range of communications services, today announced it has reached agreement on a comprehensive financial restructuring plan (the “Restructuring Plan”) with lenders (the “Supporting Lenders”) holding more than 50 percent of the outstanding debt under its secured credit facility. The Restructuring Plan is expected to reduce the Company’s debt by $1.7 billion thereby providing a long-term solution for the Company’s balance sheet. more

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