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TelCentris Announces Nationwide CLEC Rollout

TelCentris Announces Nationwide CLEC Rollout with Regulatory Approval in Five States

As a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC), TelCentris will gain significant competitive advantages in terms of cost, quality and reliability


SAN DIEGO – Nov. 12, 2009 – TelCentris Inc., a new type of telephony company and the creator of VoxOx, today announced that it is launching a nationwide CLEC (competitive local exchange carrier) and already has regulatory approval in five states. more

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Interop Selects Palo Alto Networks to Present at the Interop New York 2009 Conference Next Week

Palo Alto Networks Co-Founder and CTO Nir Zuk to Present “What’s Wrong with the WAN Firewall?” in the Conference’s Networking Track


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2009 – Palo Alto Networksâ„¢, the leader in next-generation firewalls, today announced that it has been selected to present at Interop New York 2009, being held Nov.16 – 20 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. The company is also exhibiting at the event, in booth number 722.


Nir Zuk, security industry expert and Palo Alto Networks co-founder and CTO, will present “What’s Wrong with the WAN Firewall?” in the Networking Track on Nov. 20 at 10:15 am. Attendees will learn of the limitations of the traditional WAN firewall and identify what functionality firewalls need to implement to overcome these limitations.


“Interop prides itself on its ability to leverage industry expertise to achieve its goal of educating attendees in a more

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ITALTEL AND ECI TELECOM SIGN A PARTNERSHIP FOR THE SUPPLY OF ADVANCED TELECOM SOLUTIONS FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS WORLDWIDE

Italtel will enhance its telecom portfolio by selling and representing ECI Telecom solutions to service providers, utilities and communications providers worldwide. As part of this agreement, Italtel has become an ECI Global Partner. With ECI’s portfolio of access and transport products, Italtel is well positioned to take advantage of carriers’ investments in advanced technologies and services, such as IPTV, 3G wireless, and Quad-Play solutions. Italtel brings ECI an impressive global presence and in-depth expertise in end-to-end system integration.


Milan and Petach Tikvah, November 11, 2009 – Italtel, one of the leading companies in the next generation IP networks sector, and ECI Telecom, global provider of networking infrastructure solutions optimized for next-generation network (NGN) migration, today announced that they have signed a partnership agreement for the sale and customization of optical transport systems for metropolitan networks and access platforms for voice, data, IP video and fixed/mobile convergence. As such, more

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BCE reports 2009 third quarter results

This news release contains forward-looking statements. For a description

of the related risk factors and assumptions please see the section

entitled “Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements” later in this

release.


- Net earnings applicable to common shares of $558 million, up

$310 million year-over-year

- Bell operating income growth of 26% driven by lower restructuring

charges and EBITDA(1) growth of 1.5%

- Healthy cash from operating activities of $1.5 billion; Free cash

flow(2) of $649 million adds to strong liquidity position

- Record Q3 wireless postpaid net activations and industry-leading TV

net activations


MONTREAL, Nov. 12 - BCE Inc. (NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, today reported BCE and Bell results for the third quarter of 2009. more

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BorgSolutions Intros First Fleet Maintenance Software for Dealers: Borg Fleet Linked Edition

Dealers Empowered with Increased Sales and Marketing Opportunities


Based in Austin, TX, BorgSolutions provides a comprehensive suite of fleet management solutions that reduce operating, labor and other costs for construction, oil, gas, fleet rental and transportation companies. Today, the Company introduced Borg Fleet Linked Edition, the industry’’s first fleet maintenance management solution built specifically for the dealer/supplier. As a module built onto Borg Fleet, BorgSolutions’ fleet maintenance management solution, the Linked Edition allows dealers/service providers to communicate directly with their customers; automating parts and service requests, all aspects of invoice and financial tracking as well as market directly to their customers - vastly increasing sales opportunities.


The Linked Edition reflects advancements to Borg Fleet’’s Web-based software-as-a-service, which utilizes a proprietary technology that facilitates predictive maintenance, streamlined work orders, fuel and inventory management, resource allocation, repair scenarios and scheduling through real-time data collection and analytics.


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inCode Reveals Top 10 Telecom Predictions for 2010

ATLANTA, GA—Nov. 10, 2009—inCode Telecom, an influential strategy advisor to leading telecommunications companies, enterprises, and private equity companies in North America, today announced its seventh annual Top 10 Telecom Predictions. The 2010 predictions identify emerging business, network, device, and application trends likely to affect consumers and businesses.


Highlights of the 2010 predictions (see full text below) include:


Consumer adoption of netbooks drives a significant increase in operator data plan sales, but could strain data networks and reveal device management and synching issues.

The FCC struggles with competing forces regarding net neutrality rules, but eventually permits wireless operators to prevent or limit specific types of traffic as long as operators don’t discriminate.

Since all mobile phones above entry level evolve into computing platforms, the smartphone as a category dies by 2011.


“The industry is at an inflection point that is perhaps more significant more

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Growth of HSPA Mobile Broadband Increases by Two Thirds Year-on-Year

More than 9 million new HSPA connections added every month; HSPA+ networks on the rise with all roads leading to LTE


10th November 2009 – The GSMA today announced that the rate of growth of HSPA Mobile Broadband connections has increased by nearly two thirds in the last year, according to figures released by Wireless Intelligence. There are now more than 9 million new HSPA connections being added globally every month, compared to 5.5 million a year ago. Europe and Asia Pacific each account for an estimated 3 million of these new connections, with North America contributing 1.3 million.


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Adara Selects Shenick for Test and Measurement of Per-Flow Aware Routing for Next Generation Networks

Shenick helps Adara Guarantee Performance of Mission Critical Data for Security and Anti-Cyberterrorism Environments


Burlingame, Calif., – November 11, 2009 – Shenick Network Systems, provider of per-flow IP communications test and monitoring systems, and Adara Networks, the rising star in advanced networking today, announced that Adara has chosen Shenick’s diversifEyeâ„¢ technology to emulate, test and measure Adara’s NPX solution for per-flow aware routing. diversifEye enables Adara to validate and confirm that Adara’s NPX solution delivers guaranteed high-performance of mission critical data without disruption, latency or packet loss.


Adara Networks’ solution Adara NPX (Network Path Xcelerator) has created a platform of proprietary routing products that operate at the application-layer for optimizing network performance and virtualizing network resources. diversifEye is the only test system in the market that can both emulate and analyze each and every application flow in real-time, guaranteeing Adara a method of generating real more

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ITS National Completes MSPAlliance Managed Services Accreditation program for Master MSPs

ITS National, on its way to MSPWorld in Las Vegas, at which Jane Boulware, general manager for the Windows client division of Microsoft will deliver the Keynote address, (http://www.mspalliance.com/events/mspworld-las-vegas), announced that it has completed the MSPAlliance Managed Services Accreditation Program for Master MSPs. ITS National was successful in this process for proving its ability to deliver secure, cost-effective services on a consistent basis.


Managed Services Accreditation for Master MSPs is the first program - ever - to provide the customers of MSPs with a credible validation that their respective solutions provider possesses the necessary levels of financial stability, facilities, managed services practices, and customer service. This accreditation was created by the MSPAlliance using a demanding set of specific criteria that encompasses a wide range of managed service providers and their respective offerings.


Why is this important?


By addressing the most critical factors in both the more

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AirWalk Communications Wins CDMA Development Group’s Innovation in Wireless Enterprise Solutions Development Award

EdgePoint PROSAN DIEGO, November 11, 2009 – AirWalk Communications has been awarded the 2009 3G CDMA Industry Achievement Award by the CDMA Development Group (CDG). AirWalk’s industry-leading EdgePointâ„¢ PRO enterprise femtocell was recognized with an award for Innovation in Wireless Enterprise Solutions Development.

Specifically, this CDG award is for implementation of a wireless enterprise application via a 3G CDMA network that streamlines operations, increases worker productivity, and achieves a compelling return on investment.

The EdgePoint PRO is a compact enterprise femtocell that brings optimal cellular service to enterprises and other in-building facilities. It assures that mobile voice and data users have continuous coverage and mobility in a variety of enterprise settings.

“The EdgePoint PRO is a game-changing product for CDMA technology because it opens up new markets and promotes cellular technology as a compelling new option for in-building wireless service,” said Serge more

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