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BroadSoft Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Packet Island

BroadSoft Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Packet Island


Acquisition will Broaden BroadSoft’s Portfolio to Include VoIP and Video Quality of Service (QoS) Solutions


GAITHERSBURG, MD, October 5, 2009 - BroadSoft, Inc., the worldwide leader in VoIP application software for the telecommunications industry, today announced its intent to acquire privately held, Cupertino, California-based Packet Island, Inc., a pioneer of SaaS-based quality of service (QoS) assessment and monitoring tools for VoIP and video networks and services. more

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AT&T Extends VoIP to 3G Network for iPhone

DALLAS–AT&T today announced it has taken the steps necessary so that Apple can enable VoIP applications on iPhone to run on AT&T’s wireless network. Previously, VoIP applications on iPhone were enabled for Wi-Fi connectivity. For some time, AT&T has offered a variety of other wireless devices that enable VoIP applications on 3G, 2G and Wi-Fi networks. AT&T this afternoon informed Apple Inc. and the FCC of its decision. more

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Related Topics: Mobile Apps, LTE, Mobile content, 3G/4G, IMS, VOIP, Global, Other |

YOTA RELIES ON HORIZON COMPACT IN EXTENDING RUSSIA’S FIRST 4G NETWORK

YOTA RELIES ON HORIZON COMPACT IN EXTENDING RUSSIA’S FIRST 4G NETWORK


                        DragonWave Solution Providing 50 Mbps Backhaul Links for Yota Mobile WiMAX


Ottawa, Canada,  October 6, 2009  - DragonWave Inc. (TSX: DWI) a leading global supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, today announced Yota has deployed DragonWave’s Horizon Compact in extending Russia’s first 4G network to regions beyond Moscow and St. Petersburg. The DragonWave solution supports 400 Mbps capable links for backhaul of Yota Mobile WiMAX services for business and residential users.


“This is a very large, innovative network, and we’ve invested heavily in promoting our Yota brand. We absolutely could not afford to resort to yesterday’s technologies in rolling out state-of-the-art, mobile broadband access to our customers,” said Dmitry Privalov, Head of Department for Radio Optimization with Yota. “The Horizon more

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Related Topics: 3G/4G, LTE, Access, Global, Wireless, WiMax, Broadband |

Zhone Introduces Industry’s Most Comprehensive ONT Portfolio for Snap-to-Fit Provisioning of Differentiated FTTx Services

Zhone Introduces Industry’s Most Comprehensive ONT Portfolio for Snap-to-Fit Provisioning of Differentiated FTTx Services


Zhone Adds Powerful Suite of Automation Features to Cut Time, Cost and Complexity of FTTx Service Delivery


Oakland, CA —October 6, 2009 — Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a global leader in network access solutions, today announced the addition of 24 new zNID(TM) models for the industry’s most comprehensive ONT (Optical Network Terminal) portfolio. Zhone’s snap-to-fit approach means less equipment costs, tighter network integration and targeted service differentiation on the full range of FTTx applications, from distinctive corporate business communications to residential triple-play and mobile backhaul. Zhone’s new ONT line includes a powerful suite of automation features to cut installation times and provide ultimate flexibility in the field. more

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EQUINIX DEVELOPING FIRST CARRIER-NEUTRAL ETHERNET EXCHANGE SOLUTIONS

EQUINIX DEVELOPING FIRST CARRIER-NEUTRAL ETHERNET EXCHANGE SOLUTIONS; SELECTS ALCATEL-LUCENT SERVICE ROUTER TECHNOLOGY


Global Network Interconnection Services Leader to Leverage Top Ethernet Technology

to Deliver Platform Enabling Seamless Exchange of Carrier Ethernet


Key highlights:

• Developing first global carrier-neutral Ethernet services platform

• Will create new and expanded Ethernet service opportunities for carriers

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Occam Networks’ New VDSL2 Blade Features Industry Leading Port Density on Display at ITU Telecom World in Geneva.

Offers Broadband Operators the Performance of VDSL2 in a 48-port 1-RU Platform Minimizing Space and Power Requirements

Geneva, Switzerland and SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – October 5, 2009 – Occam Networks®, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCNW) a leading broadband access supplier offering multiservice access platform (MSAP) solutions based on pure packet technologies has announced the newest blade in its BLC 6000 platform. The BLC 6216 VDSL2 blade has automatic fallback to ADSL2Plus and provides double the port density of competitive products in a more compact form factor and with less energy consumption. Commercial availability is expected in Q1 2010 as part of the Occam OS 7.0 system release.

“Flexibility is an important consideration as telecom service providers upgrade their networks. In addition, as consumers continue to demand ‘any service, anytime’ availability, access providers must also make available the software solutions that ensure superior QoE,” said Erik M. Keith, Principal Analyst, Broadband Infrastructure at more

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