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Agito Networks and Rivada Networks Deliver Mobility Solution to First Responders for Improved Field Communications

Agito and Rivada Partner to Deliver First-of-its-Kind Solution to Enable Reliable, Rapidly Deployed Communications for First Responder and Combat Support


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Dec. 7, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, and Rivada Networks, a leading designer, integrator and operator of wireless interoperable public safety communications networks, today announced that their joint communications solution, Interoperable Communications Extension (ICE24), has been selected to aid in emergency response support for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense missions.


The first-of-its-kind voice, video and data solution, ICE24 is a fully interoperable, mobile deployable first responder communications solution enabling on-demand 24 x 7 establishment of interoperable communications at an incident site using voice over IP (VoIP) technologies. The solution is secure, resilient, turnkey, and deployable – and eliminates geography, terrain and vulnerable fixed infrastructure as barriers to communications.


ICE24 kits, delivered by Rivada and powered more

Allot Completes Interoperability Testing with Huawei

Allot Completes Interoperability Testing with Huawei


Huawei joins the list of PCRF vendors to integrate with Allot’s Service Gateway


Boston, MA – December 7, 2009 - Allot Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALLT), a leader in IP service optimization and revenue generation solutions, announced today the successful completion of integration and interoperability testing between its Service Gateway (PCEF) and Huawei’s PCRF product. This solution, which was driven by customer requirements and is specifically designed for mobile broadband networks, is a result of Allot’s commitment to working with leading PCRF vendors including Huawei, HP, Camiant and more, to enable smooth deployments. It is intended to enable the deployment of innovative application aware, tiered and premium subscriber services, manage bandwidth utilization and costs, and enhance subscriber quality of experience (QoE).


The solution, based on 3GPP standards for mobile networks, combines Allot’s precise, application identification and Policy and Charging Enforcement more

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Akamai Provides Updated Guidance for the Fourth Quarter 2009

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leader in powering video, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, announced today that it has increased its fourth quarter 2009 guidance for both revenue and profit, and will provide further commentary at today’s Financial Analyst Day at The Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.


Revised Fourth Quarter 2009 Guidance


Akamai now expects revenue for the fourth quarter to be in the range of more

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US Patent and European Patent Offices Grant Ruckus Wireless Patent for IP Multicast-to-Unicast Conversion

United States Patent Office and European Patent Office Grant Ruckus Wireless Patent for IP Multicast-to-Unicast Conversion


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 7 –Ruckus Wireless(TM) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) have each awarded the company a landmark patent on conversion of multicast to unicast transmissions. Originally filed in November 2004, the multicast conversion patent is one of nearly two dozen patents granted to Ruckus with dozens more pending approval. more

ADTRAN Announces Optical Solution for Smart Grid Applications

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–ADTRAN®, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading supplier of next-generation networking solutions, today announced an IEEE 1613-compliant model of its industry-leading OPTI-6100® Multi-Service Provisioning Platform (MSPP). Components of this OPTI-6100 platform have been designed and tested to comply with the IEEE 1613TM, “Standard Environmental and Testing Requirements for Communications Networking Devices in Electric Power Substations” standard, which outlines the guidelines for equipment operation in the presence of electromagnetic interference. The additional compliance validation will expand applications for the OPTI-6100 in the utility industry and allow customers to benefit from the many operational efficiencies of this platform. more

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CMA, NewWave Provide Voice of Smaller Market Cable Operators at Business Services Conference in NYC

CABLE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES AND NEWWAVE COMMUNICATIONS TO SPEAK AT “FUTURE OF CABLE BUSINESS SERVICES” CONFERENCE


Steve Sizemore and Brad Housewright Will Address Issues Affecting Smaller U.S. Operators Targeting $130 Billion Business Services Market


Cable Management Associates’ (CMA) Director of Advanced Services, Steve Sizemore, and NewWave Communications’ Director of Network Services, Brad Housewright, will be among the roster of cable industry executives that have accepted invitations to speak at the Future of Cable Business Conference today in New York City. Mr. Sizemore and Mr. Housewright will provide the perspective of smaller U.S. cable operators in sessions that will focus on protecting existing cable market share from telcos, as well as debate strategies on how multi-system operators (MSO) can win new business from phone companies.


“I look forward to addressing these issues, which are without question, critical to our industry,” said Steve Sizemore, CMA. “Business services represent a more

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Agito Networks Names VP of Strategic Accounts, Extends Telecom Experience of Enterprise Mobility Leader

Proven Telecom Sales Executive Donna Henderson to Direct Expansion of Leading Enterprise Mobility Solution into Service Provider and Carrier Markets


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Dec. 3, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced that it has named former AT&T sales executive Donna Henderson as its Vice President of Strategic Accounts. In this new position for Agito Networks, Ms. Henderson will drive Agito Networks’ sales via the carrier channels and key Fortune 500 enterprises.


“Agito Networks has been working closely with global telecommunications provider channels and major global enterprises to deploy Agito’s RoamAnywhere Mobility Router Fixed Mobile Convergence and Mobile Unified Communications platform,” said Agito Networks CEO Amit Chawla. “With the addition of this proven sales executive to our team, it will enhance our ability to meet the growing demand for Agito’s enterprise mobility solution. Ms. Henderson has a strong proven more

Global Consumer Goods Company Upgrades Video Conferencing From ISDN to IP via Glowpoint

Chooses Telepresence interExchange Network (TEN) to Communicate With Subsidiaries, New Acquisitions, and Other Businesses Worldwide


HILLSIDE, N.J. Dec. 3, 2009 - Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW), a leading provider of advanced video communications solutions, today announced that a global consumer goods holding company has now migrated virtually all of its video conferencing systems from ISDN to IP on Glowpoint’s Telepresence interExchange Network (TEN). Glowpoint’s managed services and conferencing services for the client, in combination with TEN, yield average monthly recurring revenues of nearly $30,000.


The client, whose name has been withheld due to confidentiality requirements, acquired two companies within the past two years, and selected Glowpoint to assist in managing video communications between the acquired companies and the client’s corporate headquarters. The customer utilizes Glowpoint’s TEN and managed services for internal and external business communications, as well as to conduct research and training sessions from its global research more

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ZAYO BANDWIDTH COMMITS $65m TO 2010 NETWORK EXPANSION

LOUISVILLE, Colo.– December 2, 2009 – Zayo Bandwidth, a regional provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure solutions for carrier, enterprise and government customers, announced today that it has committed $65 million in its capital expenditure program for FY 2010. Allocated funds will be used for the expansion of Zayo’s fiber networks and service capabilities in support of customer driven solutions. more

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Motorola Invests in Sensitive Object

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and PARIS, Dec. 3 — Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that Motorola Ventures, the company’s strategic venture capital arm, made an investment in Sensitive Object, a leader in multi-touch anywhere platforms and natural user interface (NUI). more

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