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Midwest Video Solutions Selects Net Insight for Trans-Pacific Video Transmission to US Military Bases

Digital TV service provider relies on Net Insight’s Nimbra to Deliver Trans-Pacific Virtual Headend Service to Soldiers Stationed in Japan


9 November 2009

ORLANDO, Florida – Net Insight, a leading developer of efficient and scalable optical transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, today announced that is has supplied Nimbra switches to Midwest Video Solutions (“MVS”), a leading provider of robust Digital TV solutions, to provide a virtual headend feed from their facilities in Westby, Wisconsin to a US military base in Japan.


Net Insight delivers 100 percent Quality of Service, allowing customers to transport any service to any network location without packet loss. The optimized Nimbra platform meets the needs of broadcasters, media networks, IPTV/CATV operators, Metro Ethernet and telecom operators in a one-system solution. Headend operators can use the Nimbra platform to form virtual headend services with scalable layer-2 multicast and no packet loss. more

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Related Topics: Global, Broadband, IPTV, Other |

Social Networking and Collaborative Application Usage Explodes in Businesses Worldwide

SOCIAL NETWORKING AND COLLABORATIVE APPLICATION USAGE EXPLODES IN BUSINESSES WORLDWIDE


Personal-to-Business “Crossover” is Accelerating, Says Latest Industry Report from Palo Alto Networks


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 9, 2009 – Palo Alto Networksâ„¢, the leader in next-generation firewalls, today announced results of an international study that reveal the use of social networking and collaborative applications for business purposes has skyrocketed in the last six month period. With increased adoption of Web-based applications comes new business and security risks that go far beyond potential productivity losses. Yet most companies have outdated IT infrastructure and usage policies that may fail to protect them from these growing risks.


These are just some of the results of the fourth Application Usage and Risk Report (Fall Edition 2009), a semi-annual analysis of application usage on enterprise networks. Unlike other industry reports that are based on behavioral surveys, the Application Usage and Risk Report looks more

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Cogent reports Q309

Cogent Communications Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results

Press Release

Source: Cogent Communications Group, Inc.

On 7:00 am EST, Monday November 9, 2009


WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 –


Financial and Business Highlights


Service revenue for Q3 2009 of $60.2 million - an increase of 3.9% from $58.0 million for Q2 2009 and an increase of 10.3% from $54.6 million for Q3 2008

Foreign exchange positively impacts revenue growth from Q2 2009 to Q3 2009 by $0.9 million and negatively impacts revenue growth from Q3 2008 to Q3 2009 by $0.9 million

Traffic growth of over 15% from Q2 2009 to Q3 2009

EBITDA, as adjusted, of $17.0 million for Q3 2009 an increase of 2.0% from $16.7 million for Q2 2009 and an increase of 20.1% from $14.2 million for Q3 2008

Operating income for Q3 2009 of $0.5 million

Approximately 21,000 customer connections on the more

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Related Topics: Cloud Computing, Access, Ethernet, Broadband, Other |

Windstream Reports Third-Quarter Earnings Results

Windstream Reports Third-Quarter Earnings Results


Generates $242 million in net cash from operations and $175 million in free cash flow

Produces $535 million in free cash flow year-to-date in 2009, a 5 percent increase year-over-year

Achieves lowest absolute access line loss since company’s formation in 2006

Adds approximately 26,000 new high-speed Internet customers and more than 11,000 new digital TV customers

Repurchases 8.9 million shares and returns $560 million to shareholders through share repurchases and dividends this year


Press Release

Source: Windstream Corporation

On 6:58 am EST, Monday November 9, 2009


LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–Windstream Corporation (NYSE: WIN) today reported third-quarter earnings results highlighted by the lowest absolute access line loss since the company’s formation in 2006.


Windstream also announced the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission has approved the company’s acquisition of D&E Communications announced on May more

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HATTERAS NETWORKS WINS 2009 LIGHT READING AWARD FOR BEST CARRIER ETHERNET SOLUTION

hatteras_lr_award.jpgInnovative HN6100 enables carriers to deploy Ethernet services and mobile backhaul solutions from a single platform


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, NOVEMBER 5, 2009 – Hatteras Networks, the global leader in multi-service Ethernet solutions for enterprise access services and next-generation mobile backhaul, announced today it has won the 2009 Light Reading Ethernet Expo Award for Best Carrier Ethernet Solution with its new HN6100 multi-service platform for Ethernet business services and mobile backhaul. The Awards were presented at a ceremony at the Hilton New York during the Ethernet Expo Americas 2009 on November 3. more

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Glowpoint Provides Video Communications at Annual Blu-ray Industry Conference, Featuring Martin Scorsese Renowned filmmaker’s keynote address presented via live video from New York City to conference attendees in Los Angeles

HILLSIDE, N.J. Nov. 5, 2009 - Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW), a leading provider of managed services for telepresence and video conferencing, today announced it provided a solution to present featured keynote speaker filmmaker Martin Scorsese in New York to an audience in Los Angeles as part of the home entertainment industry’s second annual Blu-ray conference, called Blu-Con 2.0, on Tuesday, November 3, 2009.


Glowpoint’s solution involved a high-definition, two-way interactive video session, established through Glowpoint’s video cloud (known as “TEN”), which enabled the Academy Award-winning director to present from the Director’s Guild of America offices in New York City to 450 event attendees in Beverly Hills, California. The annual event is specifically designed to bring together a variety of creative, marketing, and business experts from across the entertainment, IT, and consumer electronics industries to discuss Blu-ray’s role in today’s home entertainment environment.


“Glowpoint’s ability to combine the more

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LTE - The Rise of the Mobile Prosumer

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World leaders meet at the NGT Asia Summit to discuss the move to 4G


The average handset has evolved from the humble voice-box, to the total media centre. As a result thousands of start-up companies are profiting out of the Telecom sector’s advances, supplying the various add-ons which inevitably accompany any new wave of technology. Such innovations were used by the operators to supplement the pricey voice packages. However, the operators are now finding themselves in the hands of the ever-creative software/hardware companies and the changing consumer culture. iPhone appstore was the first to take advantage and make millions from the operators’ customers, creating a financial redistribution within the Telecom industry. With the telecom giants left to maintain the costly infrastructure that supports this ever growing new-media industry, the outlook for today’s communication service providers is set to get worse more

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Alcatel-Lucent Collaborates with ng Connect Members to Demonstrate the Future of the In-Vehicle Broadband Experience with the Launch of the ‘LTE Connected Car’ Concept Vehicle

Leading provider of LTE networks expands the range of mobile broadband applications with innovative automotive connectivity showcase on wheels

Press Release

Source: Alcatel-Lucent

On 8:00 am EST, Wednesday November 4, 2009


PARIS, Nov. 4 — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today highlighted its leading role in the development of the LTE Connected Car concept, an in-vehicle broadband connectivity showcase introduced by the ng Connect Program. The LTE Connected Car illustrates how 4G/Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband access technology is poised to bring a host of new applications and services to the automobile that are not possible today with current wireless technologies. As part of its collaboration with other ng Connect member companies, Alcatel-Lucent leveraged its unmatched expertise in the development of sophisticated mobile broadband, triple play and multimedia networks to create a powerful new category of mobile device. more

Alvarion Reports Q3 2009 Results

TEL AVIV, Israel –Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR), the world’s leading provider of WiMAXâ„¢ and wireless broadband solutions, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September, 30, 2009.


Business highlights include:


Selected as vendor to Clearwire International

Implementing turnkey projects in U.S., Taiwan, Italy and Kenya

Two new customer wins through expanded NSN partnership

Introduced outdoor macro base station and WiMAX solution for license exempt frequencies


Q3 Financial Highlights:


Returned to Non-GAAP Profitability in Q3 and Year-to-Date Results

Revenues stable sequentially

GAAP net loss of ($0.02) per share; Non-GAAP net income of $0.00 per share

WiMAX shipments down 4% sequentially to $37.5 million, reflecting project delays

WiMAX revenues down 10% sequentially to $40.5 million

Order pattern continues gradual improvement


In the third quarter of 2009, total revenues were $58.4 million, a more

tw telecom Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results

tw telecom Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results


— Strong and Steady Financial Performance

— Grew Revenue, M-EBITDA, Net Income and Cash Flow

— Generated $34 million of Levered Free Cash Flow

— Achieved continued Enterprise Success as Demand Remained Solid


LITTLETON, Colo. – November 3, 2009 – tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions for business customers, today announced its third quarter 2009 financial results, including $304.8 million of revenue, $109.4 million in Modified EBITDA1 (“M-EBITDA”), $33.8 million in levered free cash flow3 and net income of $7.7 million, or $0.05 per share. more

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