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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

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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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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