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XO Communications Rings Netezza for Advanced Analytics

Telecommunications Provider to Increase Visibility into their Data and Achieve New Revenue Streams with Netezza’s Data Warehouse Appliance


MARLBOROUGH, Mass.–Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ - News), the global leader in data warehouse and analytic appliances, today announced that XO Communications, a leading provider of advanced communications services and solutions for businesses, enterprises, government, carriers and service providers, has selected Netezza to provide the platform to handle the organization’s increasing data needs. With more than 90,000 customers including five of the largest U.S. wireless companies and five of the largest U.S. cable companies, XO Communications provides voice, data, Internet, VoIP and managed services for businesses and carriers looking for an alternative to traditional phone carriers. XO Communications selected Netezza to more efficiently analyze its large call volume, enabling it to improve customer service and profitability. more

ADTRAN Enters Unified Communications Market

ADTRAN Enters Unified Communications Market

New Product Suite Further Enhances Broad Portfolio of NetVanta Enterprise Solutions


HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–ADTRAN (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading supplier of converged communication solutions, today announced that the company is expanding its solution portfolio by entering the Unified Communications (UC) market with the launch of a full line of NetVanta® Unified Communications products. Today, businesses of all sizes are looking for ways to increase productivity and leverage a wide range of integrated communications solutions to drive top-line revenue while optimizing automation efficiencies to lower operational costs. ADTRAN’s comprehensive NetVanta UC solution suite is revolutionary in its ability to be tailored to each individual user. NetVanta UC delivers the ultimate in simplicity, flexibility, ease of use and scalability to deliver personalized Unified Communications to each end-user, making it perfect for businesses of all sizes. more

Cox Business Enhances Data Portfolio with Online Backup

Cox Business Enhances Data Portfolio with Online Backup


Business-Class Online Backup Service Free for Cox Business Internet Customers


ATLANTA – Cox Business announced today that it is extending its award-winning data services portfolio to include online backup capabilities. Cox Business Online Backup service automatically backs up business files to secure data centers to ensure that critical data is protected in the event of PC file corruption, accidental deletion or hardware failure caused by human error or unforeseen disaster. more

Cox Communications Announces Hampton Roads, Omaha and Orange County as First Wireless Markets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DECEMBER 8, 2009


Cox Communications Announces Hampton Roads, Omaha and Orange County as First Wireless Markets


ATLANTA – Cox Communications, Inc. announced today that it is first introducing its new

wireless phone and mobile high speed Internet services in Hampton Roads, Va., Omaha, Neb.; and Orange County, Calif. Today’s announcement continues the company’s long history of introducing competitive telecommunications services to the marketplace.

Cox was the first cable company to begin offering traditional landline telephone services in 1997 and Cox customers were among the first in the nation to enjoy a competitive choice among providers. Today, Cox is the number one phone company in many markets it serves. In September, Cox received highest honors in J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Residential Telephone Customer Satisfaction StudySM in the East and West, marking the seventh consecutive honor in the West. more

Agito Networks and Rivada Networks Deliver Mobility Solution to First Responders for Improved Field Communications

Agito and Rivada Partner to Deliver First-of-its-Kind Solution to Enable Reliable, Rapidly Deployed Communications for First Responder and Combat Support


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Dec. 7, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, and Rivada Networks, a leading designer, integrator and operator of wireless interoperable public safety communications networks, today announced that their joint communications solution, Interoperable Communications Extension (ICE24), has been selected to aid in emergency response support for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense missions.


The first-of-its-kind voice, video and data solution, ICE24 is a fully interoperable, mobile deployable first responder communications solution enabling on-demand 24 x 7 establishment of interoperable communications at an incident site using voice over IP (VoIP) technologies. The solution is secure, resilient, turnkey, and deployable – and eliminates geography, terrain and vulnerable fixed infrastructure as barriers to communications.


ICE24 kits, delivered by Rivada and powered more

US Patent and European Patent Offices Grant Ruckus Wireless Patent for IP Multicast-to-Unicast Conversion

United States Patent Office and European Patent Office Grant Ruckus Wireless Patent for IP Multicast-to-Unicast Conversion


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 7 –Ruckus Wireless(TM) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) have each awarded the company a landmark patent on conversion of multicast to unicast transmissions. Originally filed in November 2004, the multicast conversion patent is one of nearly two dozen patents granted to Ruckus with dozens more pending approval. more

ADTRAN Announces Optical Solution for Smart Grid Applications

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–ADTRAN®, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading supplier of next-generation networking solutions, today announced an IEEE 1613-compliant model of its industry-leading OPTI-6100® Multi-Service Provisioning Platform (MSPP). Components of this OPTI-6100 platform have been designed and tested to comply with the IEEE 1613TM, “Standard Environmental and Testing Requirements for Communications Networking Devices in Electric Power Substations” standard, which outlines the guidelines for equipment operation in the presence of electromagnetic interference. The additional compliance validation will expand applications for the OPTI-6100 in the utility industry and allow customers to benefit from the many operational efficiencies of this platform. more

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ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING’S FSP 2000 FORMS THE FOUNDATION FOR OPENREACH’S OPTICAL SPECTRUM ACCESS SERVICES

Platform enables high-capacity WAN and SAN services to end users with need for reliable, secure services across the U.K.

York, U.K. and Martinsried/Munich, Germany.
December 1, 2009. ADVA Optical Networking today announced that BT’s UK-based access network arm, Openreach, is deploying the ADVA FSP 2000 to support its nationwide Optical Spectrum Access (OSA) services. With OSA, Openreach’s customers enjoy very high-bandwidth connectivity between two end-user sites. The services are particularly well-suited for Wide Area Network (WAN) and Storage Area Network (SAN) applications where multiple client interfaces are involved.


“Our customers have exacting demands, which means their service selection must be versatile and reliable enough to meet these demands at a competitive price and on a timescale that is realistic for the end customer,” said Richard Thorpe, connectivity services general manager at Openreach. “We chose the ADVA FSP 2000 to support our OSA services more

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Nortel Selects Ericsson and Kapsch as Successful Bidders for GSM/GSM-R Business

Nortel Selects Ericsson and Kapsch as Successful Bidders for GSM/GSM-R Business


Ericsson and Kapsch emerge as successful joint bidders for US$103 million in cash

Sale to include substantially all of the assets of th global GSM/GSM-R business with approximately 680 Nortel employees


U.S. and Canadian court approvals of sale will be sought at a joint hearing on December 2, 2009

TORONTO


November 25, 2009 — Nortel* Networks Corporation [OTC: NRTLQ] announced that it, its principal operating subsidiary Nortel Networks Limited (NNL), and certain of its other subsidiaries, including Nortel Networks Inc., Nortel Networks UK Limited (in administration), and Nortel Networks SA (NNSA) have concluded a successful auction of substantially all of the global assets of Nortel’s GSM/GSM-R business. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (”Ericsson”) and Kapsch CarrierCom AG (”Kapsch”) are the winning joint bidders with a purchase price of US$103 million in cash. more

Digital Rapids Receives Dual Honors for 2009 Broadband Video Transcoding Leadership and Strategy from Frost & Sullivan

Recognized with Market Share Leadership Award and selected to Hot Company Watchlist in World Broadband Video Transcoders Market


Digital Rapids LogoNovember 24, 2009 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, film and web content to wider audiences — announced today that the company has been recognized with two prestigious accolades from respected global analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. Digital Rapids has been honored with a 2009 Market Share Leadership Award in the World Broadband Transcoders Market, and selected to Frost & Sullivan’s Hot Company Watchlist for Digital Rapids’ forward-looking strategies and continued strong growth potential.


The 2009 honors mark the second time that Digital Rapids has earned dual recognition from Frost & Sullivan. In 2008, Digital Rapids received Customer Value Enhancement and Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Awards in the World more

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