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BSO Communication Selects the Ekinops 360 Dynamic Multi-Reach Transport platform to reinforce its service offering

Paris – 17 March 2009 – Ekinops, a leading provider of next generation solutions for metro, regional and long-haul optical transport and aggregation, has been chosen by next generation operator BSO Communication to provide optimized optical transport solutions for their network.

In addition to typical transport applications, BSO Communication was interested in a capability that would allow it to differentiate its service offerings to customers from those offered by other service providers. Upon BSO Communication’s request, Ekinops was able to deliver the capability to offer rate-managed 10Gig (10 gigabit per second) services and full rate GigE (Gigabit Ethernet) services over the same 10Gig wavelength. This enables BSO Communication to offer tailored services, while utilizing network bandwidth efficiently.

Thanks to the T-Chip, Ekinops’ innovative dynamic and programmable transport-on-a-chip technology at the heart of its 360 platform, the implementation of this differentiated and unique service offering has been a success, done in record time, allowing BSO Communication to be responsive to customer needs.

BSO Communication is the first Next Generation Operator to provide network solutions, integration services, and web hosting to its customers. With strong growth, BSO Communication is today present in more than 10 countries: France, Great Britain, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the United States, and Hong Kong (China). For BSO Communication – in addition to allowing for the delivery of new and unique services quickly – the Ekinops 360 transport system architecture, based on the T-Chip technology, provides the highest standard of reliability.

BSO Communication will be using the Ekinops 360 platform for:

- Implementation of an Ethernet WDM transport network

- Equipment interconnection in its four major data centers located in the Paris area

- Transport of 10 Gbps signals in those data centers

“As a Next Generation Operator, our customers expect the highest level of flexibility from us in providing them with services that meet their needs. Efficient and unique use of our network bandwidth allows us to better respond to this customer demand,” said Frederic Dhieux, Technical Manager at BSO Communication. “With the Ekinops 360 platform, our major objective was to optimize the use of the bandwidth in our network while bringing a 10Gbps connection to our customers”.

 “The flexibility brought by the Ekinops 360 platform and this new 10 Gbps multi-service capability enabled BSO Communication to differentiate itself in the market, thanks to a significant cost advantage resulting from improved management of services to clients across the board,” said Sebastien Bernard, Sales Director of Northern Europe for Ekinops.

Ekinops developed this project in record time, two months, added Bernard. “Thanks to the T-Chip, Ekinops was able to deploy the technology extremely rapidly compared with what other equipment manufacturers could have done,” he emphasized.

“We are pleased that our T-Chip technology has once again allowed us to quickly deliver market differentiating capability for our customers,” added Rob Adams, Vice President of Global Marketing for Ekinops. “The dynamic nature of the T-Chip allows us to respond quickly to our customers’ needs and provides them with a level of comfort that the Ekinops 360 platform will be able to keep them ahead of their peers when it comes to new, innovative, and cost-effective service offerings.”

About Ekinops

Ekinops is a leading designer and supplier of optical transport equipment for service providers and enterprise networks. Our CWDM, DWDM and aggregation solutions are used by major carriers to build Metro, Regional and Long Haul networks. Ekinops’ optical transport platform relies on an innovative, programmable architecture that substantially lowers the cost of building high speed optical networks. Using Ekinops’ 360 carrier-grade products, operators can increase transport capacity over Fiber, CWDM, DWDM, SONET/SDH and IP networks. The company is headquartered in Lannion, France, with sales offices in Europe and the US and a representative office in Singapore. More information about Ekinops is available at

About BSO Communication

BSO Communication is the leading Global Next Generation Operator (NGO), founded in 2004. BSO Communication provides Network Services and Infrastructure, Hosting and Managed Services. BSO Communication, has built its own Global Network, which is scalable and flexible to meet the demands of companies, now and the future. Customers rely on BSO Communication to deliver the higher performance they need from their telecommunications services, our extensive, secure and reliable network does just that.

At the heart of our history, has been a constant commitment to providing excellent customer service and reliability. We’re proud of the fact that our many customers trust and rely on BSO Communication to deliver their mission critical telecommunications services. Although only 4 years old, BSO Communication has an impressive customer base, that includes France Television, Musiwave, Tiscali & Virgin.



Dominique Arestan 

Marketing Communications Director 

Tel: +33 (0)1 49 97 04 03 

Mobile: +33 (0)6 42 10 95 05 

BSO Communication

Sophie Artonne

Head of Communication

Tel: +33 (0)1 77 36 10 00

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AirWalk Communications Introduces Powerful, Compact Enterprise Femtocell, the EdgePoint PRO

RICHARDSON, Texas, March 17, 2009 – AirWalk Communications, an innovator in IP-based cellular radio network equipment, today introduced its EdgePoint™ PRO, a compact enterprise femtocell that brings optimal cellular service to enterprise offices and other in-building facilities.

AirWalk announced EdgePoint PRO in advance of the CTIA Wireless 2009 conference, where AirWalk will demonstrate the new unit in Booth 8127 during the April 1-3 event in Las Vegas.

EdgePoint PRO is designed to assure mobile phone users secure continuous coverage and mobility in a variety of enterprise settings, regardless of the location’s proximity to the macro cellular network. The unit acts as a cellular access point and plugs directly into an existing broadband connection to extend 3G wireless CDMA services for voice and data. The EdgePoint PRO leverages the enterprise’s broadband link for backhaul which reduces operators’ capital expenditures and maximizes macro network efficiencies.

With the 1xEV-DO EdgePoint PRO, enterprises have a viable alternative to a WiFi network. Users are able to use their existing mobile phone or laptop with data aircard to access high-speed data. In addition, the EdgePoint PRO in 1xRTT allows users to rely on their mobile device as their primary phone both inside and outside their workplace.

“Operators are showing remarkable interest in EdgePoint PRO because it is an affordable and reliable solution for cellular-challenged indoor settings where the macro network simply cannot accommodate coverage requirements,” said Serge Pequeux, president and CEO of AirWalk. “EdgePoint PRO can contribute to cellular usage by extending seamless service into the enterprise. In-building minutes of use are offered at a fixed rate while supporting additional enterprise voice and data applications.”

“A totally untapped market to date is the one for enterprise femtocells,” observed Allen Nogee, Principal Analyst for In-Stat. “These devices will not only allow both small and large businesses to provide a better wireless signal for their employees, but also to offer wireless/PBX integration at a level never before possible.”

EdgePoint PRO has an unrivaled clustering feature that assures soft handoff between multiple units and the macro network. A single EdgePoint PRO supports up to 28 users with 200mW of power. It is available in 1xRTT or 1xEV-DO Rev. A, and it is available as a wall mount or rack mount unit. EdgePoint PRO integrates the base transceiver station (BTS), base station controller (BSC), packet control function (PCF), and operations and maintenance (O&M).


In 2008, AirWalk introduced its residential and small office femtocell, the EdgePoint.

About AirWalk Communications

AirWalk Communications, Inc. is a developer of IP CDMA Radio Access Network (IP-RAN) products that deliver 3G voice and data platforms.  AirWalk’s products are modular, stackable and increase coverage and capacity. AirWalk delivered the industry’s first base station and base station controller in a single, inexpensive, compact platform. The company’s radio products operate on the global CDMA licensed frequencies and offer operators new sources of revenue. For more information, visit


Sharon Roberts

AirWalk Communications

Phone: 469-484-4732


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AirWalk Communications Recognized as One of Dallas’ Fastest Growing Private Companies by Dallas 100TM

Dallas—November 21, 2008 – AirWalk CommunicationsTM, an innovator of CDMA IP-based cellular radio network equipment, was ranked 22nd among the Dallas 100TM fastest growing companies in North Texas. The 2008 award recipients of the Dallas 100 were honored at a celebratory ceremony at the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center on November 20. more

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Tango Networks Abrazo VCC Solution Certified “Avaya Compliant”

Dual-mode fixed-mobile convergence features are compatible

with key Avaya IP telephony solutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Tuesday, November 11, 2008

RICHARDSON, Texas — Tango Networks™, the leading provider of seamless enterprise fixed-mobile convergence for unified communications solutions, today announced that the voice-call continuity (VCC) capability of its newest version of the Tango Networks Abrazo™ is compliant with key Internet protocol (IP) telephony solutions from Avaya, a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services.  more

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Tango Networks’ Abrazo Qualified with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007

RICHARDSON, TX, AUGUST 28, 2008 – Tango Networks™, one of the leaders in seamless enterprise fixed-mobile convergence for unified communications, today announced that its award-winning Abrazo™ solution has achieved interoperability qualification with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 by tekVizion Labs. This also coincides with Tango Networks’ acceptance into the Microsoft Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program.                                                                

With Tango Networks’ Abrazo, corporations are able to interoperate any mobile phone with Office Communications Server 2007. Users of Office Communications Server 2007 are able to make and receive calls with their mobile phone utilizing the enterprise communications network, and have a single unified communications inbox that now includes both desktop and mobile voicemail. In addition, presence and location information from the mobile network can be shared with Office Communications Server 2007 contacts as part of the experience.

Tango Networks’ Abrazo is based on a unique hybrid architecture containing a component in the enterprise network and a component in the mobile operator network. This fundamental design enables the solution to passively monitor mobile device status in the mobile network (e.g., registered/unregistered, on/off-the-phone, location area, etc.) and provide controlled, secure updates to Office Communications Server 2007. Because of this architecture, any mobile phone - with or without data connectivity - can extend the unified communications experience to include mobile presence and location information.

“With Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft has successfully extended the power of unified communications to embrace desktop voice communications as part of the enterprise’s overall unified communications strategy,” stated Alastair Westgarth, president and chief executive officer of Tango Networks. “Tango is taking it one step further by enabling enterprises to extend Office Communications Server 2007 to all mobile devices while providing a complete view of end-user availability and location.”

About Tango Networks

Tango Networks integrates mobile phones into the corporate enterprise, enabling any mobile phone to become a true extension on the enterprise unified communications or PBX network. With the award-winning Abrazo, enterprises benefit from cost savings and control over mobile service while enabling employees to be more responsive to business needs by providing advanced unified communications and desk phone capabilities on any mobile device. Only Tango Networks’ Abrazo leverages the true power of fixed-mobile convergence, fixed-mobile substitution and unified communications to meet an enterprise’s continuously evolving business and technology needs. Two phones. One solution. That’s Tango. For more information, dance over to



Jeannette Hudler

Director, Marketing Communications

+1 972 301-9314

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