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Intellifiber Networks Launches Ethernet over Copper Across Entire Network

Intellifiber Now Largest Ethernet over Copper Provider in Mid-Atlantic and Northeast  


ORLANDO – October 12, 2009 – COMPTEL Plus Convention & Expo – Intellifiber Networks, serving the growing network needs of enterprise, service provider and government customers, today announced that it has enabled Ethernet over Copper (EoC) capability throughout its entire network. Intellifiber has more than 400 central offices directly connected to its fiber network, providing dense EoC coverage in markets from Norfolk to Philadelphia to Cleveland. EoC allows Intellifiber to leverage existing copper infrastructure to cost effectively deliver midband Ethernet access directly to customers without having to match demand to legacy circuit sizes.


 


“Ethernet services continue to be a rapidly growing market segment, however widespread adoption has been limited by a lack of Ethernet first mile access,” said Clint Heiden, president of Intellifiber Networks.  more

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Samsung Mobile and Agito Networks Announce Availability of First Server-based Mobile Unified Communications on Samsung Smart Phones

Companies to Jointly Unveil First Public Demonstration of Mobile UC-Supported Samsung Smart Phones Shipping Today at CTIA WIRELESS IT & Entertainment 2009 Conference


SAN DIEGO, Calif. – October 8, 2009 – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.,[1] and Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced the first commercially available server-based enterprise fixed mobile convergence (eFMC) and mobile Unified Communications solution with functionality on Samsung smart phones.


The companies will jointly unveil their first public demonstration of the mobile UC solution at CTIA WIRELESS IT & Entertainment 2009 in San Diego, Calif., at Booth No. 635.


Samsung Mobile is a leader among Windows Mobile® device providers in bringing solutions to market to address customer needs for fixed mobile convergence and Unified Communications. Samsung Mobile’s portfolio of powerful smart phone devices are designed with impressive more

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REDCOM HDX Carrier Class 4/5 Softswitches Power SS7 Upgrade for Network in Rural Alaska

REDCOM HDX Carrier Class 4/5 Softswitches Power SS7 Upgrade for Network in Rural Alaska


Network Powered by HDX Provides Affordable High-Speed 800 Service Backhaul


Victor, New York (October 7, 2009) – REDCOM Laboratories Inc., a company that designs and manufactures the world’s most reliable digital and IP-enabled telecommunications systems, announced today that Alaska’s United Utilities, Inc. (UUI) has installed 23 REDCOM High Density Exchange (HDX) softswitches to take advantage of a new high capacity digital microwave network serving western Alaska. The HDX softswitches replace existing REDCOM Modular Digital Exchange (MDX) switching systems that have been in place for more than 15 years.


The HDX softswitches enable UUI’s network to offer its customers Next Generation Network services with the deployment of affordable, high-speed terrestrial 800 service backhaul. The new HDX softswitches offer Equal Access and SS7 TCAP/ISUP signaling. In the future, thanks to the increased capacity of the more

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Agate Mutual Telephone Installs REDCOM HDX Carrier Class 4/5 Softswitch

Agate Mutual Telephone Installs REDCOM HDX Carrier Class 4/5 Softswitch


Colorado Service Provider Future Proofs Network with Next-Generation Switching System


Victor, New York (June 16, 2009) – REDCOM Laboratories Inc., a company that designs and manufactures the world’s most reliable digital and IP-enabled telecommunications systems, announced today that Agate Mutual Telephone Cooperative Association, in Agate, Colorado, has installed a REDCOM High Density Exchange (HDX) softswitch in its central office, replacing an existing REDCOM Modular Digital Exchange with ISDN (MDX•I) switch. The HDX now serves as a powerful, next-generation Carrier Class 4/5 softswitch enabling the rural Colorado service provider in the future to offer its customers Next Generation Network services.


REDCOM’s HDX softswitch allows service providers to deploy flexible networks that can adapt to ever-changing consumer demands, regulatory conditions and the competitive marketplace for value-added telecommunications services. With HDX in the central office, service providers are able to more

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PLC de Venezuela Selects REDCOM SLICE 2100 Softswitch for Power Line Carrier Network

Victor, New York (June 2, 2009) – REDCOM Laboratories Inc., a company that designs and manufactures the world’s most reliable digital and IP-based telecommunications systems, announced today that PLC de Venezuela has selected REDCOM’s SLICE® 2100â„¢ softswitch to provide Next Generation Network services for electric substations managed by the Compania Anonima de Administration y Fomento Electrico (CADAFE), Venezuela’s power line carrier.


PLC de Venezuela is the integrator for project CIGMA which is designed to provide the latest Next Generation Networks services to CADAFE, including Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Powered by REDCOM’s breakthrough TRANSip® technology, the SLICE 2100 softswitch delivers up to 1,000 IP subscribers plus full TDM capabilities so that the Venezuelan utility can leverage its existing network infrastructure, while taking advantage of all the benefits of VoIP.


The SLICE 2100 softswitch, which also acts as a next-generation SIP-based VoIP gateway, has extensive capabilities for both public more

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Level 3 First to Deliver Uncompressed High-Definition TV Signal From Major Professional Sports League Event to Broadcast Studio

Level 3 First to Deliver Uncompressed High-Definition TV Signal From Major Professional Sports League Event to Broadcast Studio


Level 3 Delivering Broncos Home Games During 2009-2010 Season


BROOMFIELD, Colo., October 08, 2009


Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) has announced that it is delivering Denver Broncos home games from Invesco Field in Denver to the game’s broadcaster using an uncompressed high-definition (HD) video feed. Level 3 delivers the signal entirely on its fiber-optic network and is the first in the broadcast industry to enable end-to-end delivery of uncompressed HD video. more

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Telesphere Closes Additional Funding, Totals $32 Million Over Two-Year Period

PHOENIX and DENVER (OCTOBER 7, 2009) Telesphere, a nationwide hosted PBX business phone and Internet services provider, today announced the closing of additional financing, totaling $32 million over the past 24 months.


“This capital will be used to reinvest heavily in the company to ensure that we are continually able to provide award-winning customer service and expand capabilities for our clients as well as growing our presence across the United States,” said Telesphere Chief Executive Officer Clark Peterson.


The funding news comes on the heels of Telesphere’s July announcement that it would acquire the VoIP services business of Denver-based Unity Business Networks. The acquisition has now closed after receiving FCC approval.


“Today’s news is yet another exciting chapter in the Telesphere story as we bring Unity Business Networks and its high-quality team and exceptional customer base into the Telesphere family,” Peterson said.


“We intend more

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Ciena bids $521M for Nortel’s Metro Ethernet assets

Ciena Signs Agreements to Purchase Optical and Carrier Ethernet Assets of Nortel’s Metro Ethernet Networks Business


Proposed combination is unique opportunity to accelerate Ciena’s strategy by bringing together complementary, leading switching and transport technologies


Linthicum, MD — 10/07/2009


Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that it has entered into agreements with Nortel to purchase substantially all of the optical networking and carrier Ethernet assets of Nortel’s Metro Ethernet Networks (MEN) business for $390 million in cash and 10 million shares of Ciena common stock. The product and technology assets to be acquired include Nortel’s long-haul optical transport portfolio; metro optical Ethernet switching and transport solutions; Ethernet transport, aggregation and switching technology; multiservice SONET/SDH product families; and network management software products. more

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INTEROP TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES SCOPEâ„¢

INTEROP TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES SCOPEâ„¢ DEVICE MANAGEMENT SOLUTION WITH ONE-CLICK FIX FOR WIRELESS DEVICES

Operators’ Front-Line Employees Can Quickly Resolve Device Issues,

Improving Customer Satisfaction and Reducing Costs


FORT MYERS, FL.—Oct. 7, 2009—Interop Technologies, the premier provider of core wireless solutions for messaging, device management, and gateway connectivity, today announced availability of SCOPEâ„¢ Device Management , the company’s flexible, subscriber-focused solution for managing customer devices on wireless networks.


SCOPEâ„¢ (Subscriber Capability Originated Provisioning Environment) makes device updates simple and fast by automatically identifying a device problem and enabling a One-Click Fix. SCOPEâ„¢ enables operator customer service representatives—or customers using an optional self-care portal—to resolve device issues easily. The solution helps improve customer satisfaction and operators’ first-call resolution statistics, crucial to lowering churn. SCOPEâ„¢ also reduces costly escalations from Level I service personnel to Level II technicians.


Designed to integrate seamlessly into existing SS7-based solutions more

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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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