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Windstream to acquire NuVox

Windstream to acquire NuVox


• Advances strategy to grow broadband and business revenues, which will represent more than half of total revenue after the transaction closes

• Drives free cash flow accretion in first full year through $30 million in annual expense and capital savings and lowers dividend payout ratio

• Adds approximately 90,000 business customers in complementary markets in 16 states across the Southeast and Midwest


Release date: Nov. 3, 2009

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Windstream Corporation (NYSE: WIN) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NuVox, Inc., a privately held competitive local exchange carrier based in Greenville, S.C., in a transaction valued at approximately $643 million. more

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CENX OPENS WORLD’S FIRST CARRIER ETHERNET EXCHANGES

CENX OPENS WORLD’S FIRST CARRIER ETHERNET EXCHANGES

IN NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO


Creators of “Carrier Ethernet” & MEF to streamline Carrier Ethernet Global interconnect


NEW YORK (November 3, 2009) – CENX, Inc. (Carrier Ethernet Neutral eXchange) today announced the world’s first three Carrier Ethernet Exchanges in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago are open for business. Carrier neutral, co-location/data-center neutral, the CENX Carrier Ethernet Exchanges are accelerating the growth of the Carrier Ethernet market to projected $39b worldwide. Years in the making, CENX innovations address overwhelming technical and business issues that exist around Carrier Ethernet interconnection, and now make interconnect in Days not months. more

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ASSIA Secures $10M in New Financing

ASSIA, Inc. Secures $10M in New Financing


Strategic DSL Service Provider Investment to Fuel ASSIA’S Advanced DSM Development


Redwood City, Calif. – November 2, 2009 – ASSIA, Inc., the leading provider of high-performance software tools for Dynamic Spectrum Management (DSM) of Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks, today announced that it has secured $10 million in strategic investment financing. New investors Mingly China Growth Fund and SFR Development joined previous investors Swisscom Ventures, Stanford University, and T-Venture in raising this round. ASSIA has more than 23 million lines under management with top tier service providers in North America and Europe and trials underway on those continents as well as Asia and South America. 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

FairPoint Initiates Voluntary Chapter 11 Proceeding

FairPoint Reaches Agreement with Bank Lenders –

Initiates Voluntary Chapter 11 Proceeding


Chapter 11 Filing Will Not Impact the Company’s Operations or Customers

and Will Reduce Debt by $1.7 billion


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 26, 2009) – FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NYSE: FRP) (the “Company”), a leading provider of a full range of communications services, today announced it has reached agreement on a comprehensive financial restructuring plan (the “Restructuring Plan”) with lenders (the “Supporting Lenders”) holding more than 50 percent of the outstanding debt under its secured credit facility. The Restructuring Plan is expected to reduce the Company’s debt by $1.7 billion thereby providing a long-term solution for the Company’s balance sheet. more

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Nitel launches coast-to-coast flat-rate data connectivity

CHICAGO – Nitel, Inc., a single-source provider of telecommunications network services and nationwide virtual network operator, launched a suite of flat-rate data connectivity products at the CompTel PLUS Conference and Exhibition in Orlando last week.


Available in all 48 contiguous states, Nitel OneRate™ offers T1 private line, dedicated internet access and MPLS services to its wholesale and enterprise clients. The flat-rate pricing structure simplifies what is typically a complex process to price network connectivity.


Known for its ability to provide cost-effective data connectivity in rural areas, Nitel sees the offering as a complement to its high capacity bandwidth and metro ethernet products. more

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RAD’s Ethernet over SONET/PDH Solution Deployed by Gulf Coast Service Provider Network USA

LAFAYETTE, Louisiana, October 22, 2009 – RAD Data Communications announced at the Supercomm conference today that Network USA, a service provider with a 2,500- mile fiber network that traverses most of Louisiana and parts of Texas and Mississippi, has deployed RAD Data Communications’ Ethernet over SONET/PDH turnkey solution to provide enterprise customers with managed Ethernet services.

RAD’s solution – from the EtherAccess product line – consists of the Egate-100 central site aggregation device, along with members of RAD’s RICi product family that serve as bookends at the customer premises. The RICi product family enables Network USA to provide anywhere from a single T1 (1.5 MBPS FDX) to up to 16 bonded T1s for larger bandwidth requirements, or even dual bonded T3 capacities.

As members of RAD’s EtherAccess portfolio, the Egate-100 and RICi products incorporate a consistent interoperable feature set and conform to the prevailing industry standards for Ethernet service more

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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

ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP Service Manager Takes Network Efficiency To New Heights

New solution enables quick and easy management of end-to-end network services 


Norcross, Georgia, USA and Martinsried/Munich, Germany. October 21, 2009. ADVA Optical Networking is adding speed and simplicity to the operation of optical transport networks with the introduction of the new FSP Service Manager.


Designed for seamless integration with ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP Network Manager, the FSP Service Manager provides network operators with a comprehensive solution for the end-to-end delivery of high-quality services across networks built upon ADVA Optical Networking’s trusted FSP product family.


Utilizing an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI), the FSP Service Manager provides operators with service-level provisioning and control across the entire network. This makes the creation, provisioning, monitoring and maintenance of services quicker and easier than ever before.


Thanks to an intelligent service-provisioning wizard, the FSP Service Manager enables network operators to create end-to-end services more

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Strategy Analytics: Broadband Operator Profits Threatened by Price Cutting

Strategy Analytics: Broadband Operator Profits Threatened by Price Cutting


Tariff Cuts Need Precise Targets


Boston, MA - October 20, 2009 – Broadband operators stand to lose revenues and profits, unless they precisely target new tariff and service bundles by market segment. Research from the new Strategy Analytics Tariff & Revenue Strategies Service (TRS) warns service providers to be wary of commodity pricing as competition heats up. more

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