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Nominum Announces “DNSSEC Made Easy” Solutions

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nominum, the leader in intelligent DNS solutions, today announced new capabilities that eliminate barriers to DNSSEC deployment. Nominum’s latest software release completely integrates functions needed to successfully deploy DNSSEC at any scale without costly proprietary appliances. In addition, automation of DNSSEC processes eliminates operational overhead and errors that could cause Internet sites to disappear. Coupled with unique layered defenses, Nominum now has the strongest possible protections for Internet users relying on both signed and unsigned DNS data. These new features are available in Nominum’s industry leading DNS servers (ANS, ANSP, and Vantio), or with SKYEâ„¢, its highly secure and reliable hosted service offering for service provider and enterprise customers worldwide.


“One of the grand challenges the Internet faces is: How do we make security scale? With over 61 percent of compromises being traced to authentication flaws, we clearly have a big problem. DNSSEC more

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Investment in Revenue Assurance Eliminates Unbillable Revenue, says new TM Forum report

Investment in Revenue Assurance Eliminates Unbillable Revenue, says new TM Forum report


MORRISTOWN, NJ—November 18, 2009—TM Forum, the world’s premier industry group focused on business effectiveness for the communications and media sectors, announced today the results of its latest Business Benchmarking study which uncovers a direct link between Communications Service Providers (CSPs) levels of unbilled revenue and the maturity of their revenue assurance programs. The study results are included in TM Forum’s latest Insights Business Intelligence Report, “Revenue Assurance: The Hidden Opportunity”.


The report, which includes observations from recent TM Forum Business Benchmarks, finds that CSPs who target Revenue Assurance holistically differentiate themselves through high performance, efficient operations, and improved bottom-line contributions. Revenue Assurance success is best represented by the percentage of revenue that cannot be billed, a measure that reflects ability to identify revenue leakage as well as to recover leaked revenue. In the highest-performing CSPs included more

Nortel CVAS and Sigma Systems Supports Delivery of Advanced IP Services to Subscribers

Bell Aliant Subscribers Across Atlantic Canada to Enjoy Advanced IP-based Residential, Business Communication Services and Applications


TORONTO — Continuing its efforts to boost service provider revenue potential and ability to deliver the latest business voice and multimedia IP solutions to end users, Nortel* [OTC: NRTLQ] Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS) and Sigma Systems announced a new agreement to supply technology and services for Bell Aliant’s network across Atlantic Canada. Nortel’s market-leading CVAS solutions combined with Sigma Systems’ Service Management Portfolio of fulfillment solutions will allow Bell Aliant to deliver advanced VoIP, high-speed data and video/IPTV services to residential and business subscribers.


“We’re pleased to be collaborating with Nortel and Sigma Systems,” said Ivan Toner, VP of Engineering and CIO, Bell Aliant. “This positions us well in the delivery of next-generation services to our customers.”


Bell Aliant serves customers in six Canadian provinces and is one of more

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Over 60% of Internet-connected Mobile Devices Sold Will be Through Carrier Channels by 2013

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Over 60% of Internet-connected Mobile Devices Sold Will be Through Carrier Channels by 2013


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., November 18, 2009 – Carriers are becoming a significant channel for all Internet-connected mobile devices, including netbooks and mobile PCs, because of the revenue potential of the associated services. Market research firm In-Stat (http://email.in-stat.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/hBVaQ0JPFkY0K560DHgc0Ej) anticipates that the number of devices sold through the carriers will continue to increase as services are bundled for multiple devices and service prices decrease due to increased bandwidth from new communications technologies and increased competition between carriers. By 2013, In-Stat anticipates that over 60% of all the Internet-connected mobile devices sold will be through carrier channels. more

tw telecom Forms Alliance with Fiber Ring

tw telecom Forms Alliance with Fiber Ring

Colorado-based company is first national broadband provider to sign on to the project


Canandaigua, N.Y., November 18, 2009 — The Finger Lakes Regional Telecommunications Development Corp. (FLRTDC) is pleased to announce that tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) — a $1 billion national broadband telecom provider based in Littleton, Colo., — has signed a master agreement with the public-benefit corporation.


The agreement makes tw telecom the first national business broadband telecommunications provider to participate in the advantages of the fiber optic ring in Ontario County. Finger Lakes Technologies Group was the first local competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) to sign with the Corporation. more

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American Tower Corporation Agrees to Acquire 196 Towers from Cincinnati Bell Inc.

BOSTON & CINCINNATI –American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT - News) and Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB - News) announced today that American Tower has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 196 of Cincinnati Bell’s wireless communications towers for $100 million. The towers are located primarily in Ohio and Kentucky and currently average 2.1 tenants per tower. Cincinnati Bell will remain a tenant on all 196 towers pursuant to a long-term Master Lease Agreement.


“This transaction is a continuation of Cincinnati Bell’s strategy to improve liquidity and unlock shareholder value,” said Gary Wojtaszek, Chief Financial Officer of Cincinnati Bell. “We are pleased to expand our long-term relationship with a world-class operator such as American Tower, who is facilitating our ability to sell these non-core assets at an attractive valuation.” more

Disaster Recovery: Strategies for IP Communications

By Micah Singer, VoIP Logic, CEO

www.VoIPLogic.com


Avoiding or ignoring expenses related to backup and disaster recovery planning is one of the invisible ways carriers and service providers cut costs. The downward pressure on profitability, proliferation of smaller-revenue service operators and the inherent uncertainty in the global telecommunications industry all perpetuate this emerging trend of a less protected service offering. Subsequently, these factors contribute to lower customer expectations on quality of service, increased consumer skepticism about using ‘off-brand’ service providers and a cumulative lag in the overall adoption rate of next-generation communications technology.


While voice (VoIP) and video applications that run over the Internet are often referred to as the ‘wild west’ of communications for their unregulated and untapped potential, enterprises and consumers demand a Wyatt Earp-style rule of law in the form of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and 99.999% (“5-9s”) uptime guarantees. This fact has led more

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Sigster Selects Internap for High-Performance, Cross-Platform Social Gaming Environment

Internap’s intelligent IP routing and data center services provide social gaming company with the ability to deliver immersive, high-quality gaming experience on-demand from any device


ATLANTA – November 17, 2009 – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a global provider of end-to-end Internet business solutions, today announced that new, cross-platform social gaming company Sigster is using its Internap Performance IPâ„¢ network and managed hosting services to provide a scalable, secure worldwide gaming infrastructure with guaranteed performance and uptime. The Internap network services and managed infrastructure will ensure a seamless experience for Sigster’s massive multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPGs) – beginning with the newly-released Urban War – which includes advanced community features and on-demand access from multiple social networking platforms and mobile devices.


Combining traditional role-playing components with full-fledged social media features, Sigster’s Urban War provides a dynamic street battle experience that lets users chat during games, more

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Internap Enhances Content Delivery Network for High-Quality Video Streaming

Ease-of-use and automation capabilities combine with route-optimization technology to simplify delivery of high-quality video to the broadest audience across any network


ATLANTA – November 17, 2009 – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a global provider of end-to-end Internet business solutions, today announced enhancements to its Content Delivery Network (CDN) offering, including new ease-of-use functions and automation of key CDN capabilities. Exclusively delivered with Internap’s Performance IPâ„¢ service – which ensures optimal video delivery across the Internet – these enhancements deliver an intelligent video streaming solution that simplifies and automates content creation, management and reporting with the highest quality end user experience.


According to comScore’s Video Metrix service, during the month of September 2009, more than 84.8% of the total U.S. Internet audience watched online video, and the average online viewer watched 9.8 hours of video. As more organizations look to adopt video CDNs as part of more

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Fortune 1000 Consumer Services Company Deploys Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls

IDT Corporation Regains Visibility and Improves Network Security with PA-4000 Series; Saves Money by Consolidating Legacy Firewalls, Proxies, and IDS


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 17, 2009 – Palo Alto Networksâ„¢, the leader in next-generation firewalls, today announced that IDT Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company operating primarily in the telecommunications and energy industries, has deployed Palo Alto Networks’ PA-4000 Series next-generation firewalls.


IDT Corporation is a consumer services-focused company with operations primarily in the telecommunications and energy industries. Through its Telecom subsidiary, IDT provides retail and wholesale telecommunications services and products, including pre-paid and rechargeable calling cards and wholesale carrier services. Through its Genie Energy subsidiary, IDT operates energy-related businesses including IDT Energy, an Energy Services Company (ESCO) providing electricity and gas to residential and small business customers in New York State, an oil shale joint venture in western Colorado, and an alternative energy initiative in Israel.


“IDT needed more

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