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INDUSTRY-WIDE MOMENTUM GROWS FOR HATTERAS NETWORKS’ HN6100 WITH 2009 4GWE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR WIN— THE 4TH AWARD THAT THIS PRODUCT HAS WON IN FOUR MONTHS

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PalmettoNet Deploys CN 4200 ROADM for On-Demand Bandwidth Provisioning and Dynamic Wavelength Routing

Ciena implements practical wholesale services solution for premier carrier in the Carolinas


LINTHICUM, Md. – January 13, 2010 – Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that PalmettoNet, a provider of point-to-point, metro access and collocation services across digital fiber optic networks in the Carolinas and Georgia, has deployed the CN 4200® RS FlexSelect® Advanced Services Platform with reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) functionality, along with other products in Ciena’s CN 4200 family. PalmettoNet is using Ciena’s CN 4200 platform to increase its network capacity and create a more agile optical service infrastructure featuring remotely-programmable wavelengths and service ports, multiservice flexibility and intelligent service provisioning to reduce operational costs.


A carrier’s carrier with more than 3,100 fiber route miles, PalmettoNet leases capacity to prominent telecommunications carriers providing interstate, intrastate and interchange services in the Carolinas and Georgia. In the wholesale market, where customer demands more

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Voxbone: Another Year of Substantial Growth in 2009

Revenue Rises 60 Percent, Network Traffic More Than Doubles


BRUSSELS, Belgium – January 13, 2010 – Voxbone, an innovative provider of IP network services, saw another year of substantial growth in revenue, network traffic and new customers in 2009 despite one of the worst global economic recessions in decades.  The company today said 2009 revenue was up 60 percent over the prior year, and minutes of use for inbound traffic grew 110 percent to 1.5 billion. In addition, Voxbone attracted more than 150 new customers to its base of service providers, multinational corporations, call center operators, conference call providers and others in the IP industry.   Voxbone provides these customers with direct-inward-dial (DID) and iNum® numbers for local presence in foreign markets while enabling them to deploy new advanced services quickly and economically via the world’s first and largest backbone dedicated to voice-origination more

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Vello Systems Announces Optical, “Green” Technology (”AOSR”) that Converts 10G into 40/100 G Networks

Vello Systems Delivers CX16000 Adaptive Optical System


CX16000 based on innovative Adaptive Optical Service Routing (AOSR) technology enables simplified high-capacity networks over existing infrastructure for lower costs.


Milpitas, CA, January 12, 2010 – Vello Systems, a leader in high performance optical networking systems, today announced that the 40G/100G CX16000 Adaptive Optical System has been deployed at several Tier 1 service providers to deliver high bandwidth capacity over existing 10G optical networks. The Vello Systems CX16000 is designed to meet the requirements of service providers worldwide who need to efficiently upgrade existing 10G fiber networks to 40G and 100G to support growing demand for bandwidth intensive services for homes and businesses. The CX16000 is based on Vello Systems’ Adaptive Optical Service Routing (AOSR) technology.


AOSR employs advanced multiple carrier photonics to deliver 40G and 100G bandwidth per wavelength over any type of optical network from more

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Telmar Network Technology Repair Facility is First to Achieve TL 9000 Certification in India

PLANO, Texas, January 12, 2010 – Telmar Network Technology announced that it has achieved the first TL 9000 certification for an independent repair company in India. The India repair facility joins Telmar’s other facilities around the world that have completed the TL 9000 certification requirements.

The Manesar, India, facility opened in early 2009, achieved ISO (International Standards Organization) certification, the first milestone toward TL 9000 certification, within three months of operational startup, and completed the entire certification within six months.

An active member of QuEST Forum, Telmar is the only provider registered and certified in both the TL 9000 procurement and repair services product categories and one of a few providers of pre-owned solutions currently registered to the TL 9000 procurement standard. Telmar’s facilities in Plano, Texas; Irvine, California; Council Bluffs, Iowa; Tampa, Florida; and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, are TL 9000 certified. Its facilities in Solihull, United Kingdom, more

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PwC acquires MTS Allstream’s consulting unit

PricewaterhouseCoopers to acquire MTS Allstream’s Professional Services consulting group


TORONTO, Jan. 12 - PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada (PwC) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Professional Services consulting group of MTS Allstream, a subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., effective February 1, 2010. The acquisition includes client contracts and approximately 180 National consulting professionals from MTS Allstream’s IT consulting and security consulting groups.


Bill McFarland, a National Managing Partner within PwC Canada, notes that, “PwC Consulting will now be able to more

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Motorola offers free WLAN cost calculator

Motorola Helps Retailers Calculate the Hidden Costs of Wireless LAN


New ’square foot’ cost calculation service demonstrates true wireless LAN costs, helping retailers better plan and manage IT operations


NEW YORK, Jan. 12 — NRF 2010 (Booth # 1623) — The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business unit of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced a new Wireless LAN Cost Calculation Service that enables customers to correctly calculate the complete costs of their investment in wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructure and wireless services on a per-square-foot basis.


Offered as a free service to customers, this innovative cost calculation service can help margin-sensitive retailers assess the hidden costs of wireless operations and improve network planning, budgeting and operations. It provides an analysis of the total cost of ownership by square foot and makes comparisons to several solution options to assure customers have the lowest total costs for their wireless network more

Global Crossing adds WAN optimization to managed services

Global Crossing Gives Enterprises More Choice by Adding Juniper Networks to Managed Network Services Capabilities


Company Complements Managed Network Services with WAN Optimization Capability


FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Jan. 12 — Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider, today announced it is giving its enterprise customers more flexibility and choice by adding Juniper Networks equipment to its Managed Network Services (MNS) portfolio. Specifically, Global Crossing MNS will now support Juniper Networks J Series Services Routers, M Series Multiservice Edge Routers, and SRX Series Services Gateways. Global Crossing also will enhance its MNS with Juniper Networks WXC Series Application Acceleration Platforms for WAN Optimization. more

Windstream Launches VoIP/SIP Trunking

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) has launched Dynamic Office - SIP, a new business communications solution that combines voice, data and high-speed Internet services over a single connection and offers customers both the cost-savings and advantages of VoIP technology.


Windstream’s Dynamic Office – Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) product is more cost effective than a traditional communications system. It’s a next-generation IP solution that provides customers direct access to Windstream’s private IP network for data and voice communications. A business can exchange voice traffic over an Internet connection rather than physical line or PRI, saving the customer money and streamlining operations. more

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Florida CLEC US Metro Acquired by Cinnabar Ventures

Cinnabar Ventures, Inc. to Acquire US Metropolitan Telecom, LLC


Telecom Veteran, Frank Mambuca, Tapped to Lead Cinnabar’s Data Division


FORT MYERS, FL–(January 11, 2010) - Cinnabar Ventures, Inc. (”Cinnabar”) (OTCBB: CNBR), the creators of the Yippy OS, www.yippy.com, a cloud-based operating system currently in beta, announces it has executed a non-binding letter of intent on January 6, 2010, for the acquisition of FiberCon Holdings, LLC’s wholly-owned subsidiary, US Metropolitan Telecom, LLC (”US Metro”) www.usmetrotel.com, a leading Florida telecommunications company and Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (”CLEC”) for an aggregate purchase price of cash and stock totaling eighteen million dollars ($18,000,000), which includes Cinnabar’s acquisition of 100% of the membership interests of US Metro. US Metro is an established CLEC with a robust wholly owned metropolitan fiber-optic network throughout the central business districts of Collier and Lee counties and a long-haul fiber-optic network throughout south Florida. The more

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