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Nitel reinvigorates channel strategy, hires David Zilch as Senior Director of Business Development

CHICAGO [September 17, 2009] – Nitel, Inc., a single-source provider of telecommunications network services and nationwide virtual network operator, announced that experienced telecom industry executive David Zilch has joined the company as Senior Director of Business Development.


Zilch is responsible for establishing and executing a strategy to create new market opportunities for Nitel’s products and services. His focus will include emerging markets, value added resellers, agents and other potential partners.


“Dave has a strong track record of developing and executing plans to establish new lines of business. That’s important in this newly created role for Nitel,” said Rick Stern, chief executive officer. “His well-rounded business background and relationships throughout the telecom industry will be assets as we continue the rapid pace of expansion of the company.”

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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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Agito Networks Delivers Mobility Solution to Hertford Regional College to Improve Voice Connectivity and Reduce Expenses

Hertford Regional College Deploys RoamAnywhere to Improve Productivity and Deliver Critical Wireless Voice Communications for Mobile Staff at UK-Based College


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Sept. 16, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced that Hertford Regional College (HRC), the largest further education college in Hertfordshire, had deployed its award-winning Agito RoamAnywhere Mobility Router to improve the accessibility of mobile staff. Agito Networks worked with UK-based partner Convergis Ltd. on the new customer deal.


Based in Broxbourne and Ware just north of London, HRC was formed from the merger of Ware College and East Herts College in the early 1990s. Since then, HRC has grown in size, currently employing 900 staff and serving more than 12,000 full- and part-time students.


According to Dr. Daniel Hidlebaugh, Network Services manager, the college is finalizing a $140 million construction project to update more

Agito Networks Now Shipping Voice Over WLAN and Mobile Unified Communications Functionalities for BlackBerry Smartphones

BlackBerry ISV Alliance Member Agito Networks Mobilizing Enterprise Voice and UC Applications for the BlackBerry Platform; Extends its Lead of Broadest Range of Supported Handsets


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Sept. 14, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced that Agito for BlackBerry began shipping earlier this month, delivering VoIP over Wi-Fi® and Unified Communications to the BlackBerry® platform.


Now, BlackBerry smartphone users can realize the coverage and cost-savings benefits delivered by Agito Networks’ award-winning RoamAnywhere Mobility Router, which supports the broadest set of handsets, PBXs and WLANs, and delivers industry-leading Wi-Fi/cellular network handover. Prior to this month, BlackBerry smartphone users could typically only access UC and PBX functionality – such as one enterprise number and voicemail, extension dialing, conferencing, directory query and more – over the cellular network. Cellular-only UC and PBX integration is incomplete and proves problematic for BlackBerry more

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

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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NeoPhotonics - New CWDM/DWDM Transceiver Line Gives OEMs/Carriers More Cost Effective Options for 10G Networking

NeoPhotonics Expands Portfolio of XFP Transceivers for High-Speed Networks


CWDM and DWDM XFP Options Augment NeoPhotonicsTM Portfolio of High-Speed Transceivers


San Jose / Shenzhen – September 4, 2009 – NeoPhotonics announced today new CWDM and DWDM options in its XFP pluggable transceiver line to meet the growing need for high-speed “10 Gigabit” network connections such as OC192/STM-64, 10 G Fibre Channel, G.709, and 10 G Ethernet. Compliant with the XFP 10 Gigabit Small Form Factor Pluggable MSA Revision 4.5, NeoPhotonics’ expanded XFP line gives system designers flexibility in configuring their platforms for different network applications and allows carriers to offer more service connections “per shelf” as the transceivers physically separate the optical interface from the rest of the system hardware.


NeoPhotonics’ CWDM XFP line covers 8 wavelengths, yet is expandable to all 16 and will be offered in ER (40 km reach) and ZR (80 more

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ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP 150 deployed in Openreach’s national Ethernet Access Direct services

ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP 150 deployed by Openreach in national

Ethernet Access Direct Services


ADVA FSP 150 delivers intelligent Ethernet services and increased network management to customers throughout the U.K.


York, U.K. and Martinsried/Munich, Germany. September 1, 2009. ADVA Optical Networking today announced that BT’s UK-based access network arm, Openreach, is deploying the ADVA FSP 150, featuring Etherjack® technology, throughout its national Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) services. Using a range of intelligent Ethernet services, Openreach’s customers will now be able to perform last-mile test and diagnostics with unparalleled flexibility, control and management. The deployment will provide Openreach’s customers with a greater understanding of their Openreach-supplied network infrastructure and performance than ever before.


“The ADVA FSP 150 will play a key role in the success of Openreach’s EAD services,” stated Bill Jones, general manager,Connectivity Services Product Management at Openreach. “ADVA Optical Networking has a proven track record more

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Agito Networks FMC Customer Wins CIO 100 Award, Distinguished for Innovative Practices Leading to Substantial Business Results

Anthony Marano Company Earns CIO Magazine’s Honor Recognizing Companies that Exemplify the Highest Level of Operational and Strategic Excellence in IT


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Aug. 18, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced that customer Anthony Marano Company is a recipient of the 2009 CIO 100 Award. The 22nd annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology. Anthony Marano Company was distinguished for its enterprise fixed mobile convergence (eFMC) project, which is powered by Agito Networks’ RoamAnywhere Mobility Router.


“This year’s CIO 100 awards draw well-deserved attention to companies that are both innovating and creating business value with IT despite the economic downturn,” said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine & events. “These winners are an inspiration to businesses everywhere.”


“The CIO 100 more

Global-i© (Gi) Launches Gi GTMâ„¢ Suite of Go-to-Market Services for Communications and IT Clients

Herndon, VA (PRWEB) August 5, 2009 — Global-i, Inc. (www.globaliconsulting.com), a provider of technology-management consulting and project-based outsourcing services to the Communications & IT industry, announced today that it is launching its Global-i GTMâ„¢ Suite of Go-to-Market and Launch Management Services for meeting New/Enhanced Products and Services Launch needs and Infrastructure Deployment/Systems Integration Rollout needs of Converged Communications & IT Clients.


The services will benefit Communications and IT clients launching products and services through a fully-gated product lifecycle management (PLM/SDLC) process and/or rolling out its infrastructure deployment/systems integration initiative via a thorough implementation process. The company will provide the services via fixed-fee consulting and managed outsourcing. The fixed-fee service will be a custom service and will be developed per the needs of the client and delivered via Global-i GTMâ„¢ service directly from Global-i offices. The service can also be delivered as a contracted service via Global-i ExpertConsultantâ„¢ service more

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