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Broadband Forum Presents Circle of Excellence Award to Ron Insler of RAD

Ron InslerMAHWAH, New Jersey, September 16, 2009 – The Broadband Forum has presented its Circle of Excellence award to Ron Insler, Ethernet Access R&D Manager at RAD Data Communications, at its quarterly meeting now being held through September 18 in Tokyo, Japan.

In making the announcement, George Dobrowski, Chairman and President of the Broadband Forum noted that Insler has been a major contributor for many years in the IP/MPLS Forum and is a significant force in ensuring that mobile backhauling has become a key work of the Broadband Forum. “He heavily contributed to the specifications of TDMoMPLS and ATMoMPLS and his continued efforts are helping to synchronize network specifications in the united BBF,” Dobrowski stated.

The Broadband Forum Circle of Excellence recognizes exceptional achievement by individuals in the work of the Broadband Forum. Awards are more

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Edgeware Partners with Envivio for Web TV Adaptive Streaming

Interoperability of Edgeware Web TV servers with Envivio SilverLiveTV and iLiveTV

to Enable Adaptive Streaming to Microsoft® Silverlight and Apple iPhone clients


Edgeware AB and Envivio® Inc. announced that the companies will work together to provide content providers and

operators with content delivery solutions for Internet and Mobile TV that take advantage of the

latest adaptive bitrate streaming technologies from Apple and Microsoft. The companies will

collaborate to ensure interoperability of Envivio’s iLiveTV™ and SilverLiveTV™ solutions with

Edgeware’s Web TV server products. Both companies are demonstrating adaptive streaming

technologies at IBC 2009.


Encoding for adaptive streaming is an important ingredient for the success of premium TV

and video delivery over the Internet, ensuring uninterrupted, quality viewing when networks

become congested. Efficient caching and delivery of popular content from servers positioned

close to the consumers minimizes congestion and enables a higher aggregate quality.

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AirWalk Communications Debuts the Most Compact and Versatile CDMA Radio Access Networks

AW100 from AirWalk CommunicationsAirWalk Communications Debuts the Most Compact and Versatile CDMA Radio Access Networks


RICHARDSON, Texas, September 10, 2009 – AirWalk Communications, the innovator in IP-based CDMA cellular radio network equipment, today introduced the most compact, high-performance, single-sector radio access networks available, the AW100 series.

The new AW100 series is an integrated radio and controller which offers full 3GPP2 performance in a compact 1RU form factor. This affordable, omni directional solution extends cellular service to new market segments with advanced applications.

The AW100’s market focus ranges from low RF coverage and high traffic density locations to wide-open rural environments. In addition, the AW100 can be rapidly deployed in developing nations as a wireless local loop (WLL) service at nominal cost.

“The driving force behind the development of the AW100 family of products was to expand on the concept of more

AIRCOM Joins the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance

8 September, 2009, Leatherhead, UK - AIRCOM International, the leading independent network planning and optimization consultancy, today announced that it has joined the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance. The NGMN is a group of world-leading operators and technology vendors, representing over half of the total mobile subscriber base worldwide. The Alliance strives to create a successful ecosystem for next-generation broadband networks and services and establish an open platform for innovation in the field of mobile broadband.


This new key partnership combines the insight of the NGMN partners with AIRCOM’s expertise in end-to-end network planning, sharing, outsourcing and OSS optimization for IP and cellular networks. AIRCOM will work proactively with the NGMN Alliance to drive the next generation of 4G network technologies such as LTE and WiMAX forward, combining practical experience from around the globe with key technical expertise to advance adoption of new technologies.


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Wavesat Introduces LTE Chipset Featuring 100 Mb/s Downlink Capability

Wavesat Introduces LTE Chipset Featuring 100 Mb/s Downlink Capability


Company’s LTE Chipset family – the “Odyssey 9000” — Solidifies Leadership

in Multi-Protocol 4G Baseband Processors


San Mateo, CA – September 9, 2009 – Wavesat Inc., a leading supplier of Broadband Wireless semiconductor solutions, will launch its Odyssey 9000 family of LTE chipsets at the 4G World in Chicago next week, with the first LTE chipset featuring CAT-3 performance (100 Mb/s downlink, 50 Mb/s uplink) for mobile devices including USB dongles, data cards, mobile handsets and MIDs. The Odyssey 9000 is a highly integrated SOC with industry beating performance and power consumption, along with a highly flexible and programmable architecture to easily adapt to LTE’s evolving requirements. Wavesat’s award winning multi-protocol architecture also allows the Odyssey 9000 to support other 4G technologies including WiMAX and Japan’s XGP standard.


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Combined Ixia and Catapult Communication Solution Delivers Large-Scale Wireless Network Testing

Calabasas, CA. September 7, 2009 – Ixia today announced an innovative combination of wireless and wireline test tools. In June 2009, Ixia acquired Catapult Communications with its suite of platforms for testing wireless edge and core networks. In combination with Ixia’s Internet core network test solutions, Ixia can now offer a broad portfolio of products to test wireless and core networks. Ixia covers the range of next-generation wireless networks with the addition of large-scale LTE (long term evolution) to products for UMTS, IMS and GPRS/EDGE testing.


“The combination of Catapult and Ixia technology is a case where 1+1 = 3,” said Atul Bhatnagar, President and CEO of Ixia. “For the first time, telecom equipment manufacturers and service providers can test their LTE products end-to-end- from the wireless edge through the Internet core- using high call volumes and high-bandwidth multiplay traffic.”


With more than 35 network commitments worldwide, LTE more

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Transmode Launches Industry’s First Optical Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution

Transmode launches Industry’s first optical Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution


Stockholm, Sweden – 3rd September 2009 – Transmode, a leading provider of optical networking solutions, today announced the launch of its Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution. This unique WDM over fiber solution provides “hybrid” native support of both TDM and Ethernet traffic and supports multiple synchronization streams per wavelength. It therefore enables a smooth migration to Ethernet or all-IP backhaul networks and cost effective support of 3G and LTE multimedia service roll outs.


The new Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution provides a fiber-based backhaul that offers a unique and valuable form of differentiation that will help carriers overcome synchronization and bandwidth problems so that they can more quickly and confidently roll out new 3G, LTE-based and 4G services. The ability to maintain multiple synchronization signals to the cell sites in a mobile network allows the operator to simultaneously support a more

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IBW deploys DragonWave’s Horizon Compact for its new WiMAX business services in Costa Rica

Horizon Compact Provides Robust, Reliable WiMAX Backhaul for IBW’S Costa Rica Rollout


DragonWave Solution Selected for its High Throughput, Low Latency and Rugged Resiliency


Ottawa, Canada, September 1, 2009 - DragonWave Inc. (TSX: DWI), a leading global supplier of  packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, today announced that IBW has deployed the Horizon Compact to provide robust and reliable native Ethernet backhaul for its new WiMAX business services in Costa Rica. Additionally, IBW plans to leverage the DragonWave solution for dependable last-mile customer access as it introduces higher-speed services across the Central American country.


 “The levels of throughput and latency that the Horizon Compact delivers are far superior to any other solution we have tested, and we could not be happier with the results since completing our deployment,” said Paul Choiseul, Chief Technology Officer with IBW. “DragonWave’s solution delivers native more

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Future of WiMAX uncertain, as Clearwire investors write off billions

Future of WiMAX uncertain, as Clearwire investors write off billions of dollars: Analysys Mason comment


Comment by Terry Norman, Senior Analyst at Anlaysys Mason

For immediate release: London, United Kingdom: 20 August 2009


“Over the last two or three years, WiMAX has gained a strong foothold in developing countries in which there is a need for broadband, but the fixed infrastructure is poor. However, Analysys Mason doubts that the developing market offers sufficient growth potential and size to sustain continued investment from such heavyweights as Cisco Systems, Intel and Motorola without additional sales in the developed markets. But in the developed markets of Europe and the USA, we see some early signs of a difficult future for WiMAX.

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Rogers debuts another North American wireless network first

Rogers debuts another North American wireless network first


First in North America to super-charge its network to maximum speeds of

21 Mbps


TORONTO, July 28 /CNW/ - Rogers Wireless today announced it has begun the Canada-wide deployment of a 21 Megabits per second (Mbps) high-speed HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access Plus) wireless network, following the successful expansion and doubling of speed of its high-speed network to 7.2 Mbps last year. Starting in August, Rogers will progressively increase wireless network download speeds up to 21 Mbps in the Greater Toronto Area, and expand quickly over the coming months to other cities across the country. Rogers Wireless customers - who today already experience the fastest wireless data speeds in Canada - will experience peak wireless download speeds that are as fast as any available in the world. Rogers is the first wireless provider in North America and only the more

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