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HATTERAS NETWORKS INTRODUCES HN6100, INDUSTRY’S FIRST MULTI-SERVICE PLATFORM FOR ETHERNET BUSINESS SERVICES AND MOBILE BACKHAUL OVER COPPER AND FIBER

hatteras-hn6100.jpgModular Hatteras Networks solution helps carriers deploy ubiquitous business Ethernet services and mobile backhaul solutions from single platform


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, OCTOBER 12, 2009 – Hatteras Networks, the global leader in multi-service Ethernet solutions for enterprise access services and next-generation mobile backhaul, announced today the HN6100, a modular, multi-service platform designed to enable carriers to offer any service, over any media from one compact, ultra-dense chassis. The 40 Gbps, two-rack-unit HN6100 provides unique, simple and flexible support for the complete range of Ethernet business services and mobile backhaul in a pay-as-you-grow platform. This enables a carrier to simplify deployment, integrate management and reduce its number of vendors. more

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YOTA RELIES ON HORIZON COMPACT IN EXTENDING RUSSIA’S FIRST 4G NETWORK

YOTA RELIES ON HORIZON COMPACT IN EXTENDING RUSSIA’S FIRST 4G NETWORK


                        DragonWave Solution Providing 50 Mbps Backhaul Links for Yota Mobile WiMAX


Ottawa, Canada,  October 6, 2009  - DragonWave Inc. (TSX: DWI) a leading global supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, today announced Yota has deployed DragonWave’s Horizon Compact in extending Russia’s first 4G network to regions beyond Moscow and St. Petersburg. The DragonWave solution supports 400 Mbps capable links for backhaul of Yota Mobile WiMAX services for business and residential users.


“This is a very large, innovative network, and we’ve invested heavily in promoting our Yota brand. We absolutely could not afford to resort to yesterday’s technologies in rolling out state-of-the-art, mobile broadband access to our customers,” said Dmitry Privalov, Head of Department for Radio Optimization with Yota. “The Horizon more

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Zhone Introduces Industry’s Most Comprehensive ONT Portfolio for Snap-to-Fit Provisioning of Differentiated FTTx Services

Zhone Introduces Industry’s Most Comprehensive ONT Portfolio for Snap-to-Fit Provisioning of Differentiated FTTx Services


Zhone Adds Powerful Suite of Automation Features to Cut Time, Cost and Complexity of FTTx Service Delivery


Oakland, CA —October 6, 2009 — Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a global leader in network access solutions, today announced the addition of 24 new zNID(TM) models for the industry’s most comprehensive ONT (Optical Network Terminal) portfolio. Zhone’s snap-to-fit approach means less equipment costs, tighter network integration and targeted service differentiation on the full range of FTTx applications, from distinctive corporate business communications to residential triple-play and mobile backhaul. Zhone’s new ONT line includes a powerful suite of automation features to cut installation times and provide ultimate flexibility in the field. more

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Actelis Networks’ T1 Line Replacement Solution Helps Hargray Communications Significantly Boost Broadband Services to Business Customers

Actelis EFM Over Bonded Copper Market Leader

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solution enables 30 Mbps compared to 1.5 Mbps over the same two copper pairs.

FREMONT, Calif., October 1, 2009—Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions, today announced that Hargray Communications, a provider of high-speed Internet and VOIP (Voice over IP) services to business and residential customers in South Carolina and Georgia, has deployed the company’s RUS-listed ML2300 Ethernet aggregation platforms, ML600 Ethernet Access Devices (EADs) and its XR239 EFM Repeaters to replace its low-bandwidth T1 lines. By taking advantage of Actelis’ industry-leading rate, reach and reliability, the move enables Hargray to immediately and cost effectively provide best-in-class business broadband services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the Hilton Head, South Carolina, and Savannah, more

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GulfPines Delivers a 10x Boost in Bandwidth by Replacing Legacy T1 and DS3 Circuits with Ethernet Over Copper From Actelis Networks

Actelis EFM Over Bonded Copper Market Leader

Their exceptional support for bonding was one of the single most important factors in selecting Actelis.”

FREMONT, Calif., October 1, 2009Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions, today announced that GulfPines Communications, LLC, a Mississippi-based CLEC offering high-speed Internet and VoIP (Voice over IP) services to residential and business customers, is deploying the company’s ML600 Ethernet Access Devices (EADs) to replace its existing T1 and DS3 circuits. By leveraging its existing copper plant with Actelis’ ML600 EADs, GulfPines can immediately upgrade its network to offer enhanced broadband services with more than ten times the bandwidth of its legacy services. The move also brings a major reduction in operation expenditures, while allowing new and existing services to more

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Ooma Expands Free Home Phone Services With Ooma Telo

Ooma Expands Free Home Phone Services With Ooma Telo


Free U.S. Calling, Outstanding Voice Quality, Caller ID, Call Waiting, 911


PALO ALTO, Calif.– Ooma, Inc. today announced that Ooma Teloâ„¢ is now available for purchase at more than 1,200 retail locations and leading online shopping destinations. Ooma Telo offers free, clear and reliable home phone service for consumers who are tired of being held hostage by legacy phone carrier contracts and monthly fees. Ooma Telo delivers free U.S. local and long distance calls over the Internet with a suite of sophisticated telephony features that enable unparalleled ease of use and exceptional affordability. more

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Cincinnati Bell Selects Motorola’s FTTH and Video Delivery Solutions to Provide Advanced Television and Broadband Experiences to Consumers

Cincinnati Bell Selects Motorola’s FTTH and Video Delivery Solutions to Provide Advanced Television and Broadband Experiences to Consumers


Motorola’s field-proven GPON and RF video solutions to provide highest quality video and broadband services to Cincinnati Bell subscribers


HORSHAM, Pa – September 22, 2009 –Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT) Home and Networks Mobility business today announced that Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) has selected Motorola’s gigabit passive optical network (GPON), edge modulation, encryptor and encoding solutions for deployment in its fiber network. Cincinnati Bell’s fiber network will enable the delivery of rich personalized media experiences and support multiple high-speed broadband service tiers and advanced video services including the highest quality high-definition TV (HDTV), video-on-demand (VOD) and standard definition television programming available to consumers today. more

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Actelis Networks Named Worldwide Market Leader of EFM over Bonded Copper by Infonetics Research

Infonetics Names Actelis #1 Worldwide EFM Over Bonded Copper Supplier

Actelis’ continuing global expansion, coupled with the best rate, reach and reliability, bolsters its leadership position.

FREMONT, Calif., September 28, 2009Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over bonded copper solutions, today announced it has been recognized #1 in the Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) bonded copper Ethernet Access Device (EAD) category by Infonetics Research, one of the telecom industry’s leading and most respected analyst research and consulting firms. Actelis’ market leadership is attributed to its best-in-class portfolio of EFM over bonded copper products, which are widely deployed by more than 150 customers in 35 countries.

In the just-released Infonetics Research market report titled “Carrier Ethernet Equipment, Biannual Worldwide and Regional more

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XO Communications Issues Guarantee to Provide “Ethernet Everywhere”

Herndon, VA – September 22, 2009 – XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced the launch of “Ethernet Everywhere,” a service availability guarantee ensuring its Carrier Services’ customers can obtain Ethernet services anywhere within XO’s coverage area. This service availability guarantee is the first of its kind by any nationwide service provider.


“It’s well understood that the largest problem facing the industry with Ethernet is its lack of widespread availability,” said Ernie Ortega, president of XO Carrier Services. “This revolutionary guarantee demonstrates XO’s continued commitment to meeting the latest demands of the market, and Ethernet certainly fits that mold.”


XO’s Ethernet access options range from 3Mbps up to 10Gbps and are used to support a variety of services such as private line, dedicated Internet access, and MPLS IP-VPN. Offered through the end of 2009, the guarantee is available to any Carrier Services’ customer that more

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Telecom industry sales and marketing pro Tim Basa joins Nitel senior leadership team

CHICAGO [September 17, 2009] – Nitel, Inc., a single-source provider of telecommunications network services and nationwide virtual network operator, is refocusing its sales and marketing strategies under the leadership of Tim Basa, a noted industry veteran and sales mentor.


Basa recently joined Nitel as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He is responsible for overseeing the sales force nationwide, expanding marketing and business development strategies, and unifying teams to drive revenue growth.


“Tim’s proven track record of accelerating growth at mid-size telecom organizations makes him an immediate and significant asset to the Nitel team,” said Rick Stern, Nitel chief executive officer. “We have become one of the fastest-growing companies in America by focusing on niche markets where we serve customers with the best network solutions at the best prices. Tim brings to this role experience in growing revenue through identifying and developing niche markets where the company more

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