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GIZMO5 INKS DASH CARRIER AS EXCLUSIVE E911 PROVIDER

Last week from ITEXPO West in Los Angeles, Dash Carrier Services announced that it would be the exclusive E911 provider for GIZMO5.


Gizmo5 offers voice-over-IP (VoIP) services to both consumers and businesses. Users can make and receive calls from any computer with browser access to the Internet, or use Gizmo5 to power IP phones. Also, Gizmo5 adds a host of features like call recording, IM, file sharing, and much more. Setting up a Gizmo5 account is free, as are inbound calls to a Gizmo client, with a small fee for outbound dialing.


Of particular note, is that Gizmo5 is 100% interoperable with GoogleVoice – so callers have the best of both worlds. Gizmo5 users can answer calls from their Google Voice US number on any device or software, with callees automatically seeing their Google Voice telephone number as Caller ID.


“With DASH’s e911 emergency service solutions program, more

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Combined Ixia and Catapult Communication Solution Delivers Large-Scale Wireless Network Testing

Calabasas, CA. September 7, 2009 – Ixia today announced an innovative combination of wireless and wireline test tools. In June 2009, Ixia acquired Catapult Communications with its suite of platforms for testing wireless edge and core networks. In combination with Ixia’s Internet core network test solutions, Ixia can now offer a broad portfolio of products to test wireless and core networks. Ixia covers the range of next-generation wireless networks with the addition of large-scale LTE (long term evolution) to products for UMTS, IMS and GPRS/EDGE testing.


“The combination of Catapult and Ixia technology is a case where 1+1 = 3,” said Atul Bhatnagar, President and CEO of Ixia. “For the first time, telecom equipment manufacturers and service providers can test their LTE products end-to-end- from the wireless edge through the Internet core- using high call volumes and high-bandwidth multiplay traffic.”


With more than 35 network commitments worldwide, LTE more

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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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Transmode Launches Industry’s First Optical Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution

Transmode launches Industry’s first optical Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution


Stockholm, Sweden – 3rd September 2009 – Transmode, a leading provider of optical networking solutions, today announced the launch of its Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution. This unique WDM over fiber solution provides “hybrid” native support of both TDM and Ethernet traffic and supports multiple synchronization streams per wavelength. It therefore enables a smooth migration to Ethernet or all-IP backhaul networks and cost effective support of 3G and LTE multimedia service roll outs.


The new Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution provides a fiber-based backhaul that offers a unique and valuable form of differentiation that will help carriers overcome synchronization and bandwidth problems so that they can more quickly and confidently roll out new 3G, LTE-based and 4G services. The ability to maintain multiple synchronization signals to the cell sites in a mobile network allows the operator to simultaneously support a more

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ENTONE & EDGEWARE PARTNER TO OFFER INTEGRATED IPTV SOLUTION FOR HIGH-GROWTH MARKETS

Industry Leaders Streamline Content Delivery For Rapid Acceleration of IPTV Deployments


Entone, Inc., a leading provider of IPTV home connectivity solutions, and Edgeware, the provider of revolutionary server systems for network deployed on-demand TV, announced today that Entone’s market leading IP video gateways and media hubs are fully integrated with Edgeware’s widely-deployed video-on-demand (VOD) servers.


This collaborative effort provides service operators a more efficient and cost-effective IPTV solution that can be quickly and easily deployed to enable advanced services, such as time-shifted TV, VOD, whole-home digital video recorder (DVR), and online media services, using advanced codecs such as MPEG-4 (H.264/AVC).


“Partnering with a world-class company like Edgeware further strengthens our presence in the market,” said Yves van Hecke, Director of Business Development, EMEA at Entone. “Our complementary technologies will enable service providers to accelerate their time to more

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IBW deploys DragonWave’s Horizon Compact for its new WiMAX business services in Costa Rica

Horizon Compact Provides Robust, Reliable WiMAX Backhaul for IBW’S Costa Rica Rollout


DragonWave Solution Selected for its High Throughput, Low Latency and Rugged Resiliency


Ottawa, Canada, September 1, 2009 - DragonWave Inc. (TSX: DWI), a leading global supplier of  packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, today announced that IBW has deployed the Horizon Compact to provide robust and reliable native Ethernet backhaul for its new WiMAX business services in Costa Rica. Additionally, IBW plans to leverage the DragonWave solution for dependable last-mile customer access as it introduces higher-speed services across the Central American country.


 “The levels of throughput and latency that the Horizon Compact delivers are far superior to any other solution we have tested, and we could not be happier with the results since completing our deployment,” said Paul Choiseul, Chief Technology Officer with IBW. “DragonWave’s solution delivers native 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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Aurora Networks Outlines Five ‘Must-Have’ Components for Green Optical Network Deployments

Fiber Deep ensures green strategy success through reduced energy consumption and associated cost savings


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Aug. 31, 2009 – Cable operators have a lot to consider when assessing the environmental and financial benefits of green optical networks. To help address these questions, Aurora Networks, Inc., the only optical transport solution provider focused on delivering a cost-effective, optimized platform for next-generation cable services, has developed a checklist identifying five “must-have” components for green optical networks.


As cable operators and vendors implement strategies that aim to reduce energy usage and other environmental impacts, the cable industry can implement the most effective and green optical transport solutions to deliver today’s subscriber-demanded services.


According to the IEEE’s Energy Efficient Ethernet Committee, telecommunications network equipment alone accounts for 1 percent of all power consumption in the United States. Also, research from the International Telecommunications Union estimates that the global more

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Edgeware Powers Iskon nPVR and Catch-Up TV Service in Croatia

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – August 25, 2009 – Edgeware, the provider of revolutionary server systems for on-demand TV, today announced that Iskon Internet d.d., a subsidiary of incumbent Telco T-Com Croatia, deployed Edgeware’s Orbit-2X server platform to deliver advanced on-demand IPTV services, including network Personal Video Recording (nPVR), catch-up of live TV and Video-on-Demand (VOD).


With Edgeware’s Orbit-2X server platform, Iskon´s nPVR service allows subscribers to record up to ten hours of live TV in the network, with a catch-up TV service that enables viewers to replay the last 48 hours of broadcasts from the four most popular TV-channels in Croatia. Iskon.TV, Iskon Internet’s IPTV service launched in April 2009, is now available in nine Croatian cities, offering over 40 TV channels and a number of converged triple play services. more

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Colo4Dallas Differentiates Data Center Services with High-Bandwidth Connectivity to Major Carrier Hotel Using Ciena’s CN 4200

Colo4Dallas Differentiates Data Center Services with High-Bandwidth Connectivity to Major Carrier Hotel Using Ciena’s CN 4200


High-capacity connection differentiates colocation facility in competitive market, provides data center customers with direct access to wide range of service provider options


LINTHICUM, Md. – August 25, 2009 – Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that Colo4Dallas, a leading colocation service provider, has deployed Ciena’s CN 4200® FlexSelect® Advanced Services Platform to provide high-performance, low-latency connectivity over dark fiber between its existing data center facility in Dallas and the INFOMART, a major carrier hotel in the city.


Colo4Dallas is one of the fastest-growing colocation providers in the Southwest, serving a diverse base of customers in industries including finance, healthcare, technology and content delivery. The company offers comprehensive colocation and data center services and features a network optimized with intelligent routing and 24/7 on-site support.

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