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Phone.com Launches Hosted HD Voice

Phone.com Launches First Hosted HD Voice Phone Network


“Big Business” Phone Technology Affordable for Small Businesses


Livingston, NJ – January 11, 2010 – Phone.com LLC is pleased to announce the introduction of its new hosted High Definition (HD) Business Phone service. The new High Definition Business Phone service is an add-on to Phone.com’s successful Virtual Office service.


With the new Phone.com Business Phone service, home offices and other small businesses will now be able to enjoy professional welcome greetings, phone menus, extension dialing, sophisticated call routing, voicemail, fax and many more features with HD quality. more

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PAETEC standardizes on Cisco IP NGN nationwide

PAETEC Announces Its Standardization on Cisco IP NGN Nationwide


Consistent Network Elements Will Benefit Customers, Drive Cisco Powered Voice and Video Services


FAIRPORT, N.Y., Jan 11, 2010 — PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: PAET), which provides data, voice, and Internet solutions to business-class customers nationwide, announced that it will standardize on Cisco(R) Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network edge and core platforms. As a result, PAETEC will continue to increase the availability and reliability of its existing MPLS-VPN, IP trunking, hosted firewall and dedicated Internet services while accelerating deployment of emerging next-generation collaboration services. more

Broadband Signups to Fall by 10% in 2010, analyst says

Broadband Sign-ups To Fall By 10 Percent in 2010, Forecast Shows


Silver Spring, MD—Approximately 4 million U.S. households will become new high-speed Internet customers this year, marking a 10% decline in subscriber growth compared to 2009, according to a new forecast by market research provider Pike & Fischer.


The total number of broadband-connected homes will exceed 77 million by the end of the year, representing about 65 percent of all U.S. households, P&F says in its new report, Broadband Competition Outlook 2010. more

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CA Acquires SLA management software firm Oblicore

CA Acquires Oblicore, Leader in IT Service Level Management


Closes the Gap Between Business Expectations and IT with Improved Service Management for Enterprise and Cloud Environments


ISLANDIA, N.Y., January 11, 2010 – CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) today announced that it has acquired privately-held Oblicore, a leading provider of Service Level Management (SLM) software for enterprises and service providers. Oblicore supports and strengthens CA’s ability to set, measure and optimize service levels to meet business expectations across enterprise and cloud environments. Oblicore’s solutions also extend CA’s capabilities in cloud vendor management and assurance of cloud service quality. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Oblicore’s customers include AT&T, ABN AMRO, British Telecom, Cable & Wireless, France Telecom, ING, Lufthansa Systems, Siemens Medical Solutions, and T-Systems. With Oblicore solutions, these organizations are better equipped to design, monitor and manage service level agreements across their IT service portfolio in more

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Related Topics: BSS/OSS, Business Services, Global, Other |

Savvis CEO steps down

Savvis Appoints Chairman of the Board as Interim CEO


Phil Koen Steps Down Company Reiterates Fourth Quarter 2009 Guidance


ST. LOUIS, Jan. 11 — SAVVIS, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVVS), a global leader in internet infrastructure services for enterprises, today announced that James E. Ousley will serve as interim chief executive officer following the departure of Phil Koen. Effective as of the close of business on January 8, Koen resigned his positions with the company. The company’s board of directors has formed a succession committee to conduct a search for a new CEO. more

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Truphone brings WiFi calling to Android devices

Truphone Brings Wi-Fi Calling To Android(TM) Devices


Truphone’s new Android application enables free calls to other Truphone, Skype and Google Talk users over Wi-Fi


LONDON, Jan. 7 — Truphone, the next generation global mobile operator, today announced the immediate free availability of its new application for Android(TM) enabled mobile handsets, introducing Wi-Fi calling on this platform for the first time.


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The new Truphone for Android release 3.0 integrates a full VoIP engine allowing users to make free calls to Truphone, Google Talk and Skype users when both parties are in Wi-Fi, in addition to low cost calls to landlines and mobiles around the world whether they are in or out of Wi-Fi. This, coupled with a new, refreshed interface makes this the application of choice for the user who wants top quality user experience from their mobile VoIP application. The new release more

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Related Topics: 3G/4G, WiMax, Wireless, Broadband, Other |

Motorola acquires digital rights firm SecureMedia

Motorola Strengthens IP Video Portfolio With Strategic Acquisition


SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Jan. 7 — Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of SecureM, LLC and its wholly owned subsidiaries, together operating as SecureMedia®, a developer of software-based digital rights management (DRM) and security systems for IP video distribution and management. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close in Q1 2010. SecureMedia will now become part of Motorola’s Home & Networks Mobility business. more

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NTIA Plays Matchmaker for Broadband Stimulus Applicants

COMMERCE DEPARTMENT’S NTIA AND USDA’S RUS ANNOUNCE ONLINE TOOL FOR PROSPECTIVE BROADBAND STIMULUS APPLICANTS


“BroadbandMatch” Intended to Help Prospective Applicants for Recovery Act Funding Find Broadband Project Partners


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 7, 2010


NTIA Media Contact: USDA Media Contact:

Jessica Schafer Bartel Kendrick

202-482-5670 202-379-8400


WASHINGTON – The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the USDA’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) today announced the launch of BroadbandMatch, a new online tool to facilitate partnerships among prospective applicants to the agencies’ broadband grant and loan programs. The programs, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, are intended to expand broadband access and adoption in America, helping to bridge the digital divide, create jobs, and stimulate long-term economic growth. more

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Sprint extends $50 Boost service to CDMA

BOOST MOBILE TO OFFER HANDSETS ON NATIONWIDE SPRINT NETWORK WITH ‘MONTHLY UNLIMITED’ PREPAID PLAN


Sprint CDMA—Available January 13—and Nextel iDEN Network Powerhouse Combination Enhances Boost Mobile Phone Portfolio and Coverage to Serve over 274 Million Customers Nationwide


IRVINE, Calif. – Furthering its commitment to offer value and simplicity in no contract wireless services, today Boost Mobile®, part of the Sprint Prepaid Group, announced its popular $50 ‘Monthly Unlimited’ plan will be available on January 13, 2010 on the Nationwide Sprint CDMA Network reaching more than 274 million people. By late January, Boost Mobile customers will be able to take advantage of three new CDMA handsets that include Kyocera’s Sanyo Mirroâ„¢ SCP3810 and Sanyo Incognitoâ„¢ SCP6760, along with Boost Mobile’s first smartphone, the BlackBerry® Curveâ„¢ 8330 from Research In Motion (RIM) available on a new $60 ‘BlackBerry Monthly Unlimited’ plan. more

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Arctic Slope Telephone Selects REDCOM HDX Switching Systems to Serve Rural Alaska Communities

Victor, NY (January 6, 2010) — REDCOM Laboratories Inc., a company that designs and manufactures the world’s most reliable digital and IP-enabled telecommunications systems, announced today that Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative (ASTAC) has selected three REDCOM HDX switches for installation at three separate sites in the upper reaches of Alaska.


Located above the Arctic Circle, ASTAC’s rural co-op service area in Alaska’s North Slope region is vast, encompassing 92,000 square miles of brutally cold and inhospitable terrain. To provide advanced, next-generation telecommunications services to Kaktovik, Point Lay, and Wainwright, ASTAC needed powerful, next-generation Class 4/5 softswitches that were extremely reliable, low maintenance, and low power given the difficulty with servicing telecom equipment in that environment. Two other ASTAC sites – Anaktuvuk Pass and Nuiqsut – have previously installed REDCOM HDX systems.


ASTAC selected the HDX with TRANSip®, a Carrier-Class softswitch based on the industry-standard Session Initiation more

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