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Over 60% of Internet-connected Mobile Devices Sold Will be Through Carrier Channels by 2013

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Over 60% of Internet-connected Mobile Devices Sold Will be Through Carrier Channels by 2013


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., November 18, 2009 – Carriers are becoming a significant channel for all Internet-connected mobile devices, including netbooks and mobile PCs, because of the revenue potential of the associated services. Market research firm In-Stat (http://email.in-stat.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/hBVaQ0JPFkY0K560DHgc0Ej) anticipates that the number of devices sold through the carriers will continue to increase as services are bundled for multiple devices and service prices decrease due to increased bandwidth from new communications technologies and increased competition between carriers. By 2013, In-Stat anticipates that over 60% of all the Internet-connected mobile devices sold will be through carrier channels. more

tw telecom Forms Alliance with Fiber Ring

tw telecom Forms Alliance with Fiber Ring

Colorado-based company is first national broadband provider to sign on to the project


Canandaigua, N.Y., November 18, 2009 — The Finger Lakes Regional Telecommunications Development Corp. (FLRTDC) is pleased to announce that tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) — a $1 billion national broadband telecom provider based in Littleton, Colo., — has signed a master agreement with the public-benefit corporation.


The agreement makes tw telecom the first national business broadband telecommunications provider to participate in the advantages of the fiber optic ring in Ontario County. Finger Lakes Technologies Group was the first local competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) to sign with the Corporation. more

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American Tower Corporation Agrees to Acquire 196 Towers from Cincinnati Bell Inc.

BOSTON & CINCINNATI –American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT - News) and Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB - News) announced today that American Tower has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 196 of Cincinnati Bell’s wireless communications towers for $100 million. The towers are located primarily in Ohio and Kentucky and currently average 2.1 tenants per tower. Cincinnati Bell will remain a tenant on all 196 towers pursuant to a long-term Master Lease Agreement.


“This transaction is a continuation of Cincinnati Bell’s strategy to improve liquidity and unlock shareholder value,” said Gary Wojtaszek, Chief Financial Officer of Cincinnati Bell. “We are pleased to expand our long-term relationship with a world-class operator such as American Tower, who is facilitating our ability to sell these non-core assets at an attractive valuation.” more

Eyepartner Makes it Easy to View LIVE Streams From an iPhone

Eyepartner Makes it Easy to View LIVE Streams From an iPhone


Marathon–Nov. 16th 2009/(http://www.myprgenie.com) — – To view LIVE Broadcasts from an iPhone mobile device has been the holy grail of broadcasting networks and businesses worldwide. Eyepartner has developed a simple software kit - TikiLIVE iPhone Broadcaster - that makes it easy for anyone to view high quality broadcasts originating from an off the shelf PC; no technical skills required. more

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Mu Dynamics Appoints Test Industry Product Veteran Simon Berman Vice President of Products

Executive to Leverage Decade-Plus of Product Experience to Support Continued Company Growth


SUNNYVALE, CA – November 12, 2009 – Mu Dynamics, the leading provider of IP services testing, announced today the appointment of Simon Berman to lead its Product efforts. Berman is responsible for all aspects of the company’s product management and marketing initiatives and will oversee the strategic planning and execution of product delivery.


“I was attracted to Mu Dynamics because of the tremendous growth opportunity with the testing of IP services. Over the past few years, the company has had strong performance and has built a well established list of Tier one operators and leading vendors in its customer base,” said Simon Berman, vice president of products at Mu Dynamics. “I look forward to guiding Mu Dynamics’ product efforts as the company continues to expand its award winning product offerings to encompass the broader IP services more

inCode Reveals Top 10 Telecom Predictions for 2010

ATLANTA, GA—Nov. 10, 2009—inCode Telecom, an influential strategy advisor to leading telecommunications companies, enterprises, and private equity companies in North America, today announced its seventh annual Top 10 Telecom Predictions. The 2010 predictions identify emerging business, network, device, and application trends likely to affect consumers and businesses.


Highlights of the 2010 predictions (see full text below) include:


Consumer adoption of netbooks drives a significant increase in operator data plan sales, but could strain data networks and reveal device management and synching issues.

The FCC struggles with competing forces regarding net neutrality rules, but eventually permits wireless operators to prevent or limit specific types of traffic as long as operators don’t discriminate.

Since all mobile phones above entry level evolve into computing platforms, the smartphone as a category dies by 2011.


“The industry is at an inflection point that is perhaps more significant more

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Growth of HSPA Mobile Broadband Increases by Two Thirds Year-on-Year

More than 9 million new HSPA connections added every month; HSPA+ networks on the rise with all roads leading to LTE


10th November 2009 – The GSMA today announced that the rate of growth of HSPA Mobile Broadband connections has increased by nearly two thirds in the last year, according to figures released by Wireless Intelligence. There are now more than 9 million new HSPA connections being added globally every month, compared to 5.5 million a year ago. Europe and Asia Pacific each account for an estimated 3 million of these new connections, with North America contributing 1.3 million.


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AirWalk Communications Wins CDMA Development Group’s Innovation in Wireless Enterprise Solutions Development Award

EdgePoint PROSAN DIEGO, November 11, 2009 – AirWalk Communications has been awarded the 2009 3G CDMA Industry Achievement Award by the CDMA Development Group (CDG). AirWalk’s industry-leading EdgePoint™ PRO enterprise femtocell was recognized with an award for Innovation in Wireless Enterprise Solutions Development.

Specifically, this CDG award is for implementation of a wireless enterprise application via a 3G CDMA network that streamlines operations, increases worker productivity, and achieves a compelling return on investment.

The EdgePoint PRO is a compact enterprise femtocell that brings optimal cellular service to enterprises and other in-building facilities. It assures that mobile voice and data users have continuous coverage and mobility in a variety of enterprise settings.

“The EdgePoint PRO is a game-changing product for CDMA technology because it opens up new markets and promotes cellular technology as a compelling new option for in-building wireless service,” said Serge more

Walmart Announces Smart Savings on Smart Phones for the Holidays

Retailer’s One Week Savings Event Offers $100 Gift Card with Purchase of any BlackBerry(R) Device and Two-year Contract


BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 11 — In another round of its promised weekly efforts to save shoppers more on holiday purchases this fall, Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announced today a one-week offer* starting Saturday Nov. 14 on its full assortment of BlackBerry devices from all four major carriers: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. With the purchase of any BlackBerry at Walmart Wireless and two-year contract from these major carriers, shoppers will receive a $100 Walmart Gift Card at purchase to use on a later transaction on anything in the store, adding more spending “money” to consumer wallets on anything Walmart carries. more

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HATTERAS NETWORKS WINS 2009 LIGHT READING AWARD FOR BEST CARRIER ETHERNET SOLUTION

hatteras_lr_award.jpgInnovative HN6100 enables carriers to deploy Ethernet services and mobile backhaul solutions from a single platform


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, NOVEMBER 5, 2009 – Hatteras Networks, the global leader in multi-service Ethernet solutions for enterprise access services and next-generation mobile backhaul, announced today it has won the 2009 Light Reading Ethernet Expo Award for Best Carrier Ethernet Solution with its new HN6100 multi-service platform for Ethernet business services and mobile backhaul. The Awards were presented at a ceremony at the Hilton New York during the Ethernet Expo Americas 2009 on November 3. more

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