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Agito Networks Names VP of Strategic Accounts, Extends Telecom Experience of Enterprise Mobility Leader

Proven Telecom Sales Executive Donna Henderson to Direct Expansion of Leading Enterprise Mobility Solution into Service Provider and Carrier Markets


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Dec. 3, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced that it has named former AT&T sales executive Donna Henderson as its Vice President of Strategic Accounts. In this new position for Agito Networks, Ms. Henderson will drive Agito Networks’ sales via the carrier channels and key Fortune 500 enterprises.


“Agito Networks has been working closely with global telecommunications provider channels and major global enterprises to deploy Agito’s RoamAnywhere Mobility Router Fixed Mobile Convergence and Mobile Unified Communications platform,” said Agito Networks CEO Amit Chawla. “With the addition of this proven sales executive to our team, it will enhance our ability to meet the growing demand for Agito’s enterprise mobility solution. Ms. Henderson has a strong proven more

ZAYO BANDWIDTH COMMITS $65m TO 2010 NETWORK EXPANSION

LOUISVILLE, Colo.– December 2, 2009 – Zayo Bandwidth, a regional provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure solutions for carrier, enterprise and government customers, announced today that it has committed $65 million in its capital expenditure program for FY 2010. Allocated funds will be used for the expansion of Zayo’s fiber networks and service capabilities in support of customer driven solutions. more

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Motorola Invests in Sensitive Object

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and PARIS, Dec. 3 — Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that Motorola Ventures, the company’s strategic venture capital arm, made an investment in Sensitive Object, a leader in multi-touch anywhere platforms and natural user interface (NUI). more

ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING’S FSP 2000 FORMS THE FOUNDATION FOR OPENREACH’S OPTICAL SPECTRUM ACCESS SERVICES

Platform enables high-capacity WAN and SAN services to end users with need for reliable, secure services across the U.K.

York, U.K. and Martinsried/Munich, Germany.
December 1, 2009. ADVA Optical Networking today announced that BT’s UK-based access network arm, Openreach, is deploying the ADVA FSP 2000 to support its nationwide Optical Spectrum Access (OSA) services. With OSA, Openreach’s customers enjoy very high-bandwidth connectivity between two end-user sites. The services are particularly well-suited for Wide Area Network (WAN) and Storage Area Network (SAN) applications where multiple client interfaces are involved.


“Our customers have exacting demands, which means their service selection must be versatile and reliable enough to meet these demands at a competitive price and on a timescale that is realistic for the end customer,” said Richard Thorpe, connectivity services general manager at Openreach. “We chose the ADVA FSP 2000 to support our OSA services more

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Nortel Selects Ericsson and Kapsch as Successful Bidders for GSM/GSM-R Business

Nortel Selects Ericsson and Kapsch as Successful Bidders for GSM/GSM-R Business


Ericsson and Kapsch emerge as successful joint bidders for US$103 million in cash

Sale to include substantially all of the assets of th global GSM/GSM-R business with approximately 680 Nortel employees


U.S. and Canadian court approvals of sale will be sought at a joint hearing on December 2, 2009

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November 25, 2009 — Nortel* Networks Corporation [OTC: NRTLQ] announced that it, its principal operating subsidiary Nortel Networks Limited (NNL), and certain of its other subsidiaries, including Nortel Networks Inc., Nortel Networks UK Limited (in administration), and Nortel Networks SA (NNSA) have concluded a successful auction of substantially all of the global assets of Nortel’s GSM/GSM-R business. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (”Ericsson”) and Kapsch CarrierCom AG (”Kapsch”) are the winning joint bidders with a purchase price of US$103 million in cash. more

Windstream to acquire Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc.

Windstream to acquire Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc.


• Improves company’s financial position with free cash flow accretive transaction that lowers dividend payout ratio while maintaining solid balance sheet

• Provides approximately $35 million in annual expense and capital savings

• Includes tax assets with an estimated net present value of approximately $130 million

• Grows rural footprint with expansion into Iowa and Minnesota and adds approximately 256,000 access lines, about 95,000 high-speed Internet customers and about 26,000 digital TV customers

• Iowa Telecom Chairman and CEO Alan Wells to join Windstream board of directors


Release date: Nov. 24, 2009

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Windstream Corporation (NYSE: WIN) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc. (NYSE: IWA), based in Newton, Iowa, in a transaction valued at approximately $1.1 billion.


Iowa Telecom shareholders will receive 0.804 more

Global-i (Gi) Launches its Consulting Services via its Broadband Solutions to Support Recovery Act for Broadband Initiative, November 23, 2009

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Global-i (Gi) Launches its Consulting Services via its Broadband Solutions to Support Recovery Act for Broadband Initiative, November 23, 2009


Herndon, VA (November 23, 2009) - Global-i (www.globaliconsulting.com), a provider of strategic business and technology consulting and project-based outsourcing services to Commercial and Government Clients is now offering its Consulting services via Global-i Broadband Solutions in support of the Recovery Act for Broadband Initiative of 2009.

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Global-i Broadband Solutions will provide Infrastructure and Systems Consulting, Service Development and Management Consulting-based Solutions via its Consulting and Contracting Services beginning November 23rd, 2009. Global-i Broadband Solutions demonstrate expertise in three specific solution areas: Communications Service Provider and Carrier Solutions, Communications Manufacturer and OEM Solutions; and Government Policy Solutions.


For further information on these services please call our office at 703-574-2917 and visit our more

Investment in Revenue Assurance Eliminates Unbillable Revenue, says new TM Forum report

Investment in Revenue Assurance Eliminates Unbillable Revenue, says new TM Forum report


MORRISTOWN, NJ—November 18, 2009—TM Forum, the world’s premier industry group focused on business effectiveness for the communications and media sectors, announced today the results of its latest Business Benchmarking study which uncovers a direct link between Communications Service Providers (CSPs) levels of unbilled revenue and the maturity of their revenue assurance programs. The study results are included in TM Forum’s latest Insights Business Intelligence Report, “Revenue Assurance: The Hidden Opportunity”.


The report, which includes observations from recent TM Forum Business Benchmarks, finds that CSPs who target Revenue Assurance holistically differentiate themselves through high performance, efficient operations, and improved bottom-line contributions. Revenue Assurance success is best represented by the percentage of revenue that cannot be billed, a measure that reflects ability to identify revenue leakage as well as to recover leaked revenue. In the highest-performing CSPs included 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

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