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Fortune 1000 Consumer Services Company Deploys Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls

IDT Corporation Regains Visibility and Improves Network Security with PA-4000 Series; Saves Money by Consolidating Legacy Firewalls, Proxies, and IDS


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 17, 2009 – Palo Alto Networks™, the leader in next-generation firewalls, today announced that IDT Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company operating primarily in the telecommunications and energy industries, has deployed Palo Alto Networks’ PA-4000 Series next-generation firewalls.


IDT Corporation is a consumer services-focused company with operations primarily in the telecommunications and energy industries. Through its Telecom subsidiary, IDT provides retail and wholesale telecommunications services and products, including pre-paid and rechargeable calling cards and wholesale carrier services. Through its Genie Energy subsidiary, IDT operates energy-related businesses including IDT Energy, an Energy Services Company (ESCO) providing electricity and gas to residential and small business customers in New York State, an oil shale joint venture in western Colorado, and an alternative energy initiative in Israel.


“IDT needed more

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Level 3 Expands Commitment to Atlanta

ATLANTA–Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) today announced that it is expanding its operations and enhancing its local presence in the Atlanta area. Through this initiative, Level 3 will combine its extensive backbone network, metro fiber-optic footprint, and a locally focused sales and customer support team to provide mid-market enterprises with greater access to Level 3’s full spectrum of communications services. more

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TelCentris Announces Nationwide CLEC Rollout

TelCentris Announces Nationwide CLEC Rollout with Regulatory Approval in Five States

As a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC), TelCentris will gain significant competitive advantages in terms of cost, quality and reliability


SAN DIEGO – Nov. 12, 2009 – TelCentris Inc., a new type of telephony company and the creator of VoxOx, today announced that it is launching a nationwide CLEC (competitive local exchange carrier) and already has regulatory approval in five states. more

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Interop Selects Palo Alto Networks to Present at the Interop New York 2009 Conference Next Week

Palo Alto Networks Co-Founder and CTO Nir Zuk to Present “What’s Wrong with the WAN Firewall?” in the Conference’s Networking Track


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2009 – Palo Alto Networks™, the leader in next-generation firewalls, today announced that it has been selected to present at Interop New York 2009, being held Nov.16 – 20 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. The company is also exhibiting at the event, in booth number 722.


Nir Zuk, security industry expert and Palo Alto Networks co-founder and CTO, will present “What’s Wrong with the WAN Firewall?” in the Networking Track on Nov. 20 at 10:15 am. Attendees will learn of the limitations of the traditional WAN firewall and identify what functionality firewalls need to implement to overcome these limitations.


“Interop prides itself on its ability to leverage industry expertise to achieve its goal of educating attendees in a more

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Calix Delivers New E7 Ethernet Service Access Platform to Address Accelerating Broadband Demand in Access Networks

Modular, extensible E7 introduces flexible new high-capacity option to Calix Unified Access portfolio


November 9, 2009, ORLANDO, FL (TelcoTV)— Calix, the largest communications equipment supplier focused solely on access solutions for broadband service delivery, today unveiled a revolutionary new approach to access networks: the E7 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP), a modular, chassis-based pure Ethernet platform architected for carrier class performance, deployment flexibility and management simplicity. Marrying an advanced 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) backplane with a one rack unit (RU), two slot chassis, the E7 can deploy any mix of GPON, point-to-point gigabit Ethernet (GE) or Active Ethernet (AE), and 10GE transport for business and residential services, allowing communications service providers (CSPs) to combine multiple E7 platforms as a single, manageable network element.


The E7 is a highly extensible standards-based, Ethernet platform that offers CSPs the flexibility needed to address the bandwidth more

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Cogent reports Q309

Cogent Communications Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results

Press Release

Source: Cogent Communications Group, Inc.

On 7:00 am EST, Monday November 9, 2009


WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 –


Financial and Business Highlights


Service revenue for Q3 2009 of $60.2 million - an increase of 3.9% from $58.0 million for Q2 2009 and an increase of 10.3% from $54.6 million for Q3 2008

Foreign exchange positively impacts revenue growth from Q2 2009 to Q3 2009 by $0.9 million and negatively impacts revenue growth from Q3 2008 to Q3 2009 by $0.9 million

Traffic growth of over 15% from Q2 2009 to Q3 2009

EBITDA, as adjusted, of $17.0 million for Q3 2009 an increase of 2.0% from $16.7 million for Q2 2009 and an increase of 20.1% from $14.2 million for Q3 2008

Operating income for Q3 2009 of $0.5 million

Approximately 21,000 customer connections on the more

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Windstream Reports Third-Quarter Earnings Results

Windstream Reports Third-Quarter Earnings Results


Generates $242 million in net cash from operations and $175 million in free cash flow

Produces $535 million in free cash flow year-to-date in 2009, a 5 percent increase year-over-year

Achieves lowest absolute access line loss since company’s formation in 2006

Adds approximately 26,000 new high-speed Internet customers and more than 11,000 new digital TV customers

Repurchases 8.9 million shares and returns $560 million to shareholders through share repurchases and dividends this year


Press Release

Source: Windstream Corporation

On 6:58 am EST, Monday November 9, 2009


LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–Windstream Corporation (NYSE: WIN) today reported third-quarter earnings results highlighted by the lowest absolute access line loss since the company’s formation in 2006.


Windstream also announced the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission has approved the company’s acquisition of D&E Communications announced on May 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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tw telecom Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results

tw telecom Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results


— Strong and Steady Financial Performance

— Grew Revenue, M-EBITDA, Net Income and Cash Flow

— Generated $34 million of Levered Free Cash Flow

— Achieved continued Enterprise Success as Demand Remained Solid


LITTLETON, Colo. – November 3, 2009 – tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions for business customers, today announced its third quarter 2009 financial results, including $304.8 million of revenue, $109.4 million in Modified EBITDA1 (“M-EBITDA”), $33.8 million in levered free cash flow3 and net income of $7.7 million, or $0.05 per share. more

Cisco Announces Agreement to Acquire DVN Set-Top Box Business

Cisco Announces Agreement to Acquire DVN Set-Top Box Business

Acquisition Furthers Cisco’s Vision of the Global Connected Home


SAN JOSE, CA and SHANGHAI, CHINA and HONG KONG, Nov 02, 2009 — Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire the set-top box business of DVN (Holdings) Limited (SEHK: 0500). Listed in Hong Kong with major operations in China, DVN is a market and technology leader in digital cable solutions in China and shares Cisco’s vision of a high-performance, scalable and services-rich cable interactive platform extending into every home. more

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