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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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NTIA Announces First State Broadband Mapping Grants

NTIA Announces First State Broadband Mapping Grants


Recovery Act Funding to Provide Policymakers and Consumers with Improved Data on Internet Service in California, Indiana, North Carolina, and Vermont


For Immediate Release: October 5, 2009

Contact: Mark Tolbert, 202-482-8176 or press@ntia.doc.gov


WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today announced that it has awarded the first four grants under NTIA’s State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program to fund activities in California, Indiana, North Carolina, and Vermont. The program, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will increase broadband access and adoption through better data collection and broadband planning. The data will be displayed in NTIA’s national broadband map, a tool that will inform policymakers’ efforts and provide consumers with improved information on the broadband Internet services available to them. more

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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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Top Tech Talent Flock to The Rackspace Cloud, Supporting Rapid Growth and New Technology Endeavors

Top Tech Talent Flock to The Rackspace Cloud, Supporting Rapid Growth and New Technology Endeavors


Joining from Leading Tech Companies Microsoft, Canonical, Yahoo! and Threadless, Geeks Migrate South to Drive Strategic Business Initiatives, Cloud Services and Application Development


SAN ANTONIO–The Rackspace Cloud, the cloud computing division of Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE:RAX), today announced that six new key personnel have joined the company to spearhead strategic technology efforts aimed to position the company for continued growth and technology leadership. The new “Rackers” (as employees are called at Rackspace) bring significant product development experience from Microsoft, Yahoo, and Canonical where they held leadership roles in high growth phases in their companies, driving the development of Microsoft Exchange, Yahoo! Media, and the fastest growing Linux operating system, Ubuntu. more

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Actelis Networks’ T1 Line Replacement Solution Helps Hargray Communications Significantly Boost Broadband Services to Business Customers

Actelis EFM Over Bonded Copper Market Leader

Actelis
solution enables 30 Mbps compared to 1.5 Mbps over the same two copper pairs.

FREMONT, Calif., October 1, 2009—Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions, today announced that Hargray Communications, a provider of high-speed Internet and VOIP (Voice over IP) services to business and residential customers in South Carolina and Georgia, has deployed the company’s RUS-listed ML2300 Ethernet aggregation platforms, ML600 Ethernet Access Devices (EADs) and its XR239 EFM Repeaters to replace its low-bandwidth T1 lines. By taking advantage of Actelis’ industry-leading rate, reach and reliability, the move enables Hargray to immediately and cost effectively provide best-in-class business broadband services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the Hilton Head, South Carolina, and Savannah, more

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GulfPines Delivers a 10x Boost in Bandwidth by Replacing Legacy T1 and DS3 Circuits with Ethernet Over Copper From Actelis Networks

Actelis EFM Over Bonded Copper Market Leader

Their exceptional support for bonding was one of the single most important factors in selecting Actelis.”

FREMONT, Calif., October 1, 2009Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions, today announced that GulfPines Communications, LLC, a Mississippi-based CLEC offering high-speed Internet and VoIP (Voice over IP) services to residential and business customers, is deploying the company’s ML600 Ethernet Access Devices (EADs) to replace its existing T1 and DS3 circuits. By leveraging its existing copper plant with Actelis’ ML600 EADs, GulfPines can immediately upgrade its network to offer enhanced broadband services with more than ten times the bandwidth of its legacy services. The move also brings a major reduction in operation expenditures, while allowing new and existing services to more

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