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Alcatel-Lucent Collaborates with ng Connect Members to Demonstrate the Future of the In-Vehicle Broadband Experience with the Launch of the ‘LTE Connected Car’ Concept Vehicle

Leading provider of LTE networks expands the range of mobile broadband applications with innovative automotive connectivity showcase on wheels

Press Release

Source: Alcatel-Lucent

On 8:00 am EST, Wednesday November 4, 2009

PARIS, Nov. 4 — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today highlighted its leading role in the development of the LTE Connected Car concept, an in-vehicle broadband connectivity showcase introduced by the ng Connect Program. The LTE Connected Car illustrates how 4G/Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband access technology is poised to bring a host of new applications and services to the automobile that are not possible today with current wireless technologies. As part of its collaboration with other ng Connect member companies, Alcatel-Lucent leveraged its unmatched expertise in the development of sophisticated mobile broadband, triple play and multimedia networks to create a powerful new category of mobile device. more

Alvarion Reports Q3 2009 Results

TEL AVIV, Israel –Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR), the world’s leading provider of WiMAX™ and wireless broadband solutions, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September, 30, 2009.

Business highlights include:

Selected as vendor to Clearwire International

Implementing turnkey projects in U.S., Taiwan, Italy and Kenya

Two new customer wins through expanded NSN partnership

Introduced outdoor macro base station and WiMAX solution for license exempt frequencies

Q3 Financial Highlights:

Returned to Non-GAAP Profitability in Q3 and Year-to-Date Results

Revenues stable sequentially

GAAP net loss of ($0.02) per share; Non-GAAP net income of $0.00 per share

WiMAX shipments down 4% sequentially to $37.5 million, reflecting project delays

WiMAX revenues down 10% sequentially to $40.5 million

Order pattern continues gradual improvement

In the third quarter of 2009, total revenues were $58.4 million, a more

AirHop Announces Evolved Self-Organized Networking Solution for 4G/LTE Wireless Networks

First solution to overcome the installation, operation and performance problems

with dense, overlapping small cell deployments; available now for demonstration

SAN DIEGO –AirHop Communications, a developer of systems software that enables the

deployment of high performance and highly differentiated 4G wireless networks,

today announced eSON (evolved Self-Organized Networking), the first solution

that solves the installation, operation and performance challenges of dense,

small cell deployments for 4G/LTE networks. more

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Authoritative Industry Analyst Firm Heavy Reading Reinforces Hatteras Networks’ Continued Number One Position in the Global Ethernet Over Copper Platform Market

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, OCTOBER 28, 2009 Hatteras Networks, the global leader in multi-service Ethernet solutions for enterprise access services and next-generation mobile backhaul, announced today it has once again been recognized by Heavy Reading as the dominant provider of Ethernet over bonded copper pair solutions to carriers worldwide. Heavy Reading’s recently released Carrier Ethernet Access Platform Quarterly Market Tracker report, reinforces Hatteras’ leadership position in the expanding Ethernet over bonded copper market with its prominent, award-winning Ethernet service delivery solutions. more

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Wavesat’s “Odyssey” 4G Chipset First to Market for XGP Network in Japan

Willcom GX001N PC CardWavesat Deploys Odyssey 4G Chipset in Willcom’s New XGP

Wireless Broadband Service in Japan

Wavesat’s Odyssey 8500 chipset — designed into Willcom’s GX001N PC Card –

is first to market in providing XGP services for mass deployment

San Mateo, Calif. / Tokyo October 27, 2009 Wavesat Inc., a leading supplier of 4G broadband wireless semiconductor solutions, today announced that its Odyssey chipset is the first and currently the only — to be widely deployed in Willcom’s new XGP broadband wireless network, which entered commercial service this month in Japan. The Odyssey chipset is featured in Willcom’s GX001N XGP PC Cards manufactured by a leading manufacturer of wireless terminals and consumer devices in Japan.

Willcom’s data-only (Internet, video and more) XGP service, based on a 4G OFDMA standard, is available more

Level 3 launches wireless tower access

BROOMFIELD, Colo.–Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT - News) today announced the launch of Level 3 Tower Access a new service that offers direct wireless tower connectivity to the Level 3 network. Tower Access provides wireless carriers with more efficient and cost-effective options for wireless backhaul in metropolitan and rural locations. The first phase of this initiative will target unserved and underserved markets focusing on areas with the greatest concentration of end-user demand.

Mobile data traffic will grow by an order of magnitude between 2009 and 2012, said Jennifer Pigg, vice president of enabling technologies for Yankee Group. “Mobile operators are scrambling to meet this capacity demand cost effectively in their wireless backhaul networks. Direct wireless tower access to the Level 3 network offers a unique service for wireless carriers to optimize network performance and capacity. more

Tellabs acquires WiChorus to revolutionize the mobile Internet

Tellabs acquires WiChorus to revolutionize the mobile Internet

Extends mobile solution with innovative 3G/4G mobile packet core to help customers succeed

Naperville, Ill. Users want mobile Internet services anywhere, anytime. Sales of smartphones are growing more than 30% a year, and netbooks are taking root. As a result, Tellabs’ mobile customers expect mobile data traffic to grow 30% to 50% a year for the foreseeable future. Such high growth demands scalable, next-generation network architectures to deliver 3G and 4G services.

That’s why Tellabs, a leader in mobile backhaul networks, will acquire WiChorus of San Jose, Calif. The combination creates advanced 3G/4G mobile networks that revolutionize the mobile Internet, deliver new applications to generate revenue and simplify networks to achieve significant savings for mobile carriers. more

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CALABASAS, CA, October 21, 2009 — Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement with Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) (Agilent), under which Ixia will acquire Agilent’s N2X Data Networks Product Line for $44 million in cash. Subject to customary closing conditions, the acquisition is scheduled to close on October 30, 2009 and will include certain assets of the N2X product line, along with its world-class customers, sales and R&D teams.

This strategic and decisive move accelerates our growth, captures additional market share and positions Ixia to offer even greater value to our global customers and partners,” said Atul Bhatnagar, President and CEO of Ixia. With our leadership position in high speed Ethernet (10/40/100 Gbps) IP testing, we will leverage the N2X products and customer base to further penetrate markets, particularly in EMEA and Asia.

In addition to strong broadband and carrier access protocol more

Are We Ready for The Exabyte Tsunami? Not Without Network Enhancements and Standards, Industry Leaders Say

The consensus of more than 30 telecom industry executives participating in an executive roundtable hosted by DSM is that today’s broadband network infrastructure is not prepared for future bandwidth demands and that substantial performance enhancements and new standards are necessary to support the next generation of bandwidth-hungry applications.

Participants in the Designed for the Future Executive Roundtable representing communications service providers, infrastructure vendors, fiber optic cable and optical fiber makers, industry association leaders, academics and media addressed the ability of incumbent networks to support future bandwidth demand, what is and will be creating that demand, and the risks associated with not embracing industry standards. Designed for the Future was held Sept. 29th during the FTTH 2009 Conference in Houston, Texas.

It is no secret that the network infrastructure in the U.S. is aging while applications are evolving beyond what the basic design network can ultimately support, more

Supercomm - Transmode Unveils 10G Muxponder for High-Capacity Mobile Backhaul, NGN, Packet Services

Transmode extends Multi-Service Muxponder technology to 10G for high-capacity Mobile Backhaul and NGN Services

Supercomm, Chicago and Stockholm, Sweden 20th October 2009 Transmode, a leading provider of optical networking solutions, today announced the launch of its next generation 10G Multi-Service Muxponder targeted for Mobile Backhaul and other Next Generation Network (NGN) migration applications.

The new 10G Multi-Service Muxponder (MS-MXP/10G) is ideally suited to both mobile backhaul applications and NGN migration projects within fixed networks where both legacy TDM traffic is required in parallel with Ethernet traffic. The MS-MXP/10G allows operators to economically and flexibly transport multiple services on the same 10G wavelength. All services are transported totally transparently, including network synchronization, which simplifies the network structure and OAM procedures.

The MS-MXP/10G extends Transmode’s existing and widely deployed Intelligent WDM (iWDM™) Multi-Service technology to 10 Gbit/s of capacity and is part of Transmode’s successful more

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