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Vello Systems Announces Optical, “Green” Technology (”AOSR”) that Converts 10G into 40/100 G Networks

Vello Systems Delivers CX16000 Adaptive Optical System


CX16000 based on innovative Adaptive Optical Service Routing (AOSR) technology enables simplified high-capacity networks over existing infrastructure for lower costs.


Milpitas, CA, January 12, 2010 – Vello Systems, a leader in high performance optical networking systems, today announced that the 40G/100G CX16000 Adaptive Optical System has been deployed at several Tier 1 service providers to deliver high bandwidth capacity over existing 10G optical networks. The Vello Systems CX16000 is designed to meet the requirements of service providers worldwide who need to efficiently upgrade existing 10G fiber networks to 40G and 100G to support growing demand for bandwidth intensive services for homes and businesses. The CX16000 is based on Vello Systems’ Adaptive Optical Service Routing (AOSR) technology.


AOSR employs advanced multiple carrier photonics to deliver 40G and 100G bandwidth per wavelength over any type of optical network from more

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Broadband Signups to Fall by 10% in 2010, analyst says

Broadband Sign-ups To Fall By 10 Percent in 2010, Forecast Shows


Silver Spring, MD—Approximately 4 million U.S. households will become new high-speed Internet customers this year, marking a 10% decline in subscriber growth compared to 2009, according to a new forecast by market research provider Pike & Fischer.


The total number of broadband-connected homes will exceed 77 million by the end of the year, representing about 65 percent of all U.S. households, P&F says in its new report, Broadband Competition Outlook 2010. more

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Truphone brings WiFi calling to Android devices

Truphone Brings Wi-Fi Calling To Android(TM) Devices


Truphone’s new Android application enables free calls to other Truphone, Skype and Google Talk users over Wi-Fi


LONDON, Jan. 7 — Truphone, the next generation global mobile operator, today announced the immediate free availability of its new application for Android(TM) enabled mobile handsets, introducing Wi-Fi calling on this platform for the first time.


(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090929/LA83699LOGO)


The new Truphone for Android release 3.0 integrates a full VoIP engine allowing users to make free calls to Truphone, Google Talk and Skype users when both parties are in Wi-Fi, in addition to low cost calls to landlines and mobiles around the world whether they are in or out of Wi-Fi. This, coupled with a new, refreshed interface makes this the application of choice for the user who wants top quality user experience from their mobile VoIP application. The new release more

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NTIA Plays Matchmaker for Broadband Stimulus Applicants

COMMERCE DEPARTMENT’S NTIA AND USDA’S RUS ANNOUNCE ONLINE TOOL FOR PROSPECTIVE BROADBAND STIMULUS APPLICANTS


“BroadbandMatch” Intended to Help Prospective Applicants for Recovery Act Funding Find Broadband Project Partners


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 7, 2010


NTIA Media Contact: USDA Media Contact:

Jessica Schafer Bartel Kendrick

202-482-5670 202-379-8400


WASHINGTON – The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the USDA’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) today announced the launch of BroadbandMatch, a new online tool to facilitate partnerships among prospective applicants to the agencies’ broadband grant and loan programs. The programs, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, are intended to expand broadband access and adoption in America, helping to bridge the digital divide, create jobs, and stimulate long-term economic growth. more

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Net Insight receives order for

30 December 2009 Stockholm, Sweden - Net Insight, leading developer of efficient and scalable optical transport


solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, today announced that its Nimbra platform has been selected by a media network operator for a new Digital Terrestrial TV distribution network in Europe.


Net Insight and the Nimbra platform has been selected by the media network operator who will build a new Digital Terrestrial TV distribution network in Europe.


The Nimbra platform is a versatile transport solution with several matchless features for DTT networks. The solution will provide scalable multicast capabilities and incorporate Net Insight’s unique Time Transfer feature for GPS-free time synchronization.


About Net Insight

Net Insight delivers the world´s most efficient and scalable optical transport solution for Broadcast and Media, Digital Terrestrial TV, Mobile TV and IPTV/CATV networks.


Net Insight products truly deliver 100 percent Quality more

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Net Insight to supply backbone network for cable TV distribution in an African country

29 December 2009 Stockholm, Sweden – Net Insight, a leading provider of efficient optical transport solutions for media, broadcast and IP networks has received an order to deliver the Nimbra platform for a cable TV distribution network in Africa.


A national telecom operator in an African country is deploying a cable TV distribution network. The network shall initially multicast IP TV services between 15 regional sites and carry regionally inserted native video content with 100% Quality of Service.


Net Insight will provide the CATV backbone network where the central headend is implemented using multiple Nimbra 680 high-capacity switches and all local distribution sites are served by Nimbra 360 nodes.


Net Insights Nimbra product family makes up the world’s most efficient and scalable media-rich transport solution. Encompassing a full range of multiservice transport equipment, the Nimbra platform enables Broadcast, IP Media, TV Distribution and Broadband TV networks to more

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Verizon Offers Mobile Broadband Backup to SMBs

Verizon Adds Mobile Broadband Backup for Dedicated Internet Service to Keep Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Online All the Time


High-Performance Internet Access Automatically Routes to Verizon Wireless 3G Network for Uninterrupted Business Operations


NEW YORK, Jan. 5 — Small and medium-sized businesses now can get Verizon (NYSE:VZ) high-performance Internet access coupled with automatic wireless broadband backup to help ensure the businesses are always available to their customers. The new solution — Verizon Internet Dedicated Access with Mobile Broadband — automatically routes business traffic to the Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO broadband wireless network in the event of a service disruption.


The new solution, which is immediately available nationwide, is ideal for businesses that have highly distributed locations and primarily use IDA for outbound critical traffic, Web research or point-of-sale transactions. more

Wavesat, 4G Chipsets Leader, Names VP Business Development

Wavesat Names Anil Barot as New Vice President – Business Development


Former Senior Executive for Motorola, with 20+ Years Wireless Industry Experience,

Will Help Company Expand Presence in 4G Markets such as LTE and WiMAX


San Mateo, CA – January 4, 2010 – Wavesat Inc., a leading supplier of broadband wireless semiconductor solutions, today announced that Anil Barot has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. In this role, Mr. Barot will oversee sales and marketing efforts with 4G service providers, end user device manufacturers and channel partners around the globe and will work closely with Wavesat’s engineering and product development teams.


At Motorola, Mr. Barot served in numerous leadership roles, including Global Product Management, Business Development and Product Strategy for Wireless Broadband Access Technologies (LTE & WiMAX). Immediately prior to joining Wavesat, he held the position of Senior Director of Motorola’s Broadband Strategy more

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Optical Networking News — “MSA” Announced for Athermal AWGs

Leading Companies Announce Enhancements to MSA Standard For Athermal Arrayed Waveguide Grating Modules


Tokyo, San Jose January 4, 2010 - NEL, Hitachi Cable, Gemfire, Furukawa Electric, JDSU and NeoPhotonics, leading companies in the planar lightwave circuit (PLC) passive components industry, today announced an enhanced Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) that provides a standardized form factor for Arrayed Waveguide Grating (AWG) Modules with an athermal configuration.


Athermal AWGs provide multiplexing and demultiplexing for DWDM optical equipment through a common interface. The athermal design compensates for temperature passively and requires no electrical power, reducing overall system power requirements.


The MSA enables equipment manufacturers to choose from multiple suppliers for the standardized product, helping to reduce lead times and cost. Version 3.0 of the MSA has been published and contains descriptions of the standard, small form factor and athermal AWG packages. For more information, please see the AWG MSA more

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Avanti Communications Group plc: Placing of £86m plus £194m Debt Facilities to Fund Proposed HYLAS 2 satellite launch


LONDON, Dec. 21/BUSINESSWIRE/


Highlights



  • £86 MILLION RAISED THROUGH NEW AND EXISTING INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS

  • £194 MILLION DEBT FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED OR GUARANTEED BY US AND FRENCH EXPORT CREDIT AGENCIES AT RATES BELOW 6%

  • SECOND SATELLITE TO LAUNCH IN 2012 TO PROVIDE KA BAND BROADBAND SERVICES IN EUROPE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA


Background and details of the Placing


Avanti Communications Group plc (AIM: AVN), (”Avanti” or “the Company”), the broadband satellite operator, is pleased to announce a placing (”Placing”) of 21,500,000 new ordinary shares of 1p each in the Company (”Placing Shares”) to be carried out by Cenkos Securities plc (”Cenkos”) with new and existing institutional investors at a placing price of 400p per ordinary share of 1p each in the Company (”Ordinary Shares”). The Placing, which is conditional, inter alia, more

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