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Windstream to acquire Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc.

Windstream to acquire Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc.


• Improves company’s financial position with free cash flow accretive transaction that lowers dividend payout ratio while maintaining solid balance sheet

• Provides approximately $35 million in annual expense and capital savings

• Includes tax assets with an estimated net present value of approximately $130 million

• Grows rural footprint with expansion into Iowa and Minnesota and adds approximately 256,000 access lines, about 95,000 high-speed Internet customers and about 26,000 digital TV customers

• Iowa Telecom Chairman and CEO Alan Wells to join Windstream board of directors


Release date: Nov. 24, 2009

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Windstream Corporation (NYSE: WIN) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc. (NYSE: IWA), based in Newton, Iowa, in a transaction valued at approximately $1.1 billion.


Iowa Telecom shareholders will receive 0.804 more

Global-i (Gi) Launches its Consulting Services via its Broadband Solutions to Support Recovery Act for Broadband Initiative, November 23, 2009

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Global-i (Gi) Launches its Consulting Services via its Broadband Solutions to Support Recovery Act for Broadband Initiative, November 23, 2009


Herndon, VA (November 23, 2009) - Global-i (www.globaliconsulting.com), a provider of strategic business and technology consulting and project-based outsourcing services to Commercial and Government Clients is now offering its Consulting services via Global-i Broadband Solutions in support of the Recovery Act for Broadband Initiative of 2009.

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Global-i Broadband Solutions will provide Infrastructure and Systems Consulting, Service Development and Management Consulting-based Solutions via its Consulting and Contracting Services beginning November 23rd, 2009. Global-i Broadband Solutions demonstrate expertise in three specific solution areas: Communications Service Provider and Carrier Solutions, Communications Manufacturer and OEM Solutions; and Government Policy Solutions.


For further information on these services please call our office at 703-574-2917 and visit our more

Ekinops wins the fastest growing telecom company award in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 French competition

PARIS, November 19, 2009 – Ekinops, a leading optical transport equipment provider, clearly stood out in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 competition, a prestigious annual award that honors the fastest growing French technology companies. Ekinops received a first place ranking in the national award for the Telecom and Network industry sector.

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 competition ranks companies based on the percentage of revenue growth over a five-year period (2004 - 2008). Ekinops achieved a remarkable revenue growth rate of 2,938 percent over this period.

“The optical transport market is facing many challenges; despite the economic crisis, telecom carriers have to rapidly upgrade their network to meet the growing need for increased bandwidth. Applications and services like video, TV over IP (Internet Protocol), new smart phones, and new next generation high speed wireless networks require significantly more bandwidth at the metro, regional and long-haul levels. The Ekinops more

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Investment in Revenue Assurance Eliminates Unbillable Revenue, says new TM Forum report

Investment in Revenue Assurance Eliminates Unbillable Revenue, says new TM Forum report


MORRISTOWN, NJ—November 18, 2009—TM Forum, the world’s premier industry group focused on business effectiveness for the communications and media sectors, announced today the results of its latest Business Benchmarking study which uncovers a direct link between Communications Service Providers (CSPs) levels of unbilled revenue and the maturity of their revenue assurance programs. The study results are included in TM Forum’s latest Insights Business Intelligence Report, “Revenue Assurance: The Hidden Opportunity”.


The report, which includes observations from recent TM Forum Business Benchmarks, finds that CSPs who target Revenue Assurance holistically differentiate themselves through high performance, efficient operations, and improved bottom-line contributions. Revenue Assurance success is best represented by the percentage of revenue that cannot be billed, a measure that reflects ability to identify revenue leakage as well as to recover leaked revenue. In the highest-performing CSPs included more

Over 60% of Internet-connected Mobile Devices Sold Will be Through Carrier Channels by 2013

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Over 60% of Internet-connected Mobile Devices Sold Will be Through Carrier Channels by 2013


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., November 18, 2009 – Carriers are becoming a significant channel for all Internet-connected mobile devices, including netbooks and mobile PCs, because of the revenue potential of the associated services. Market research firm In-Stat (http://email.in-stat.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/hBVaQ0JPFkY0K560DHgc0Ej) anticipates that the number of devices sold through the carriers will continue to increase as services are bundled for multiple devices and service prices decrease due to increased bandwidth from new communications technologies and increased competition between carriers. By 2013, In-Stat anticipates that over 60% of all the Internet-connected mobile devices sold will be through carrier channels. more

tw telecom Forms Alliance with Fiber Ring

tw telecom Forms Alliance with Fiber Ring

Colorado-based company is first national broadband provider to sign on to the project


Canandaigua, N.Y., November 18, 2009 — The Finger Lakes Regional Telecommunications Development Corp. (FLRTDC) is pleased to announce that tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) — a $1 billion national broadband telecom provider based in Littleton, Colo., — has signed a master agreement with the public-benefit corporation.


The agreement makes tw telecom the first national business broadband telecommunications provider to participate in the advantages of the fiber optic ring in Ontario County. Finger Lakes Technologies Group was the first local competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) to sign with the Corporation. more

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Sigster Selects Internap for High-Performance, Cross-Platform Social Gaming Environment

Internap’s intelligent IP routing and data center services provide social gaming company with the ability to deliver immersive, high-quality gaming experience on-demand from any device


ATLANTA – November 17, 2009 – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a global provider of end-to-end Internet business solutions, today announced that new, cross-platform social gaming company Sigster is using its Internap Performance IP™ network and managed hosting services to provide a scalable, secure worldwide gaming infrastructure with guaranteed performance and uptime. The Internap network services and managed infrastructure will ensure a seamless experience for Sigster’s massive multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPGs) – beginning with the newly-released Urban War – which includes advanced community features and on-demand access from multiple social networking platforms and mobile devices.


Combining traditional role-playing components with full-fledged social media features, Sigster’s Urban War provides a dynamic street battle experience that lets users chat during games, more

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Mu Dynamics Appoints Test Industry Product Veteran Simon Berman Vice President of Products

Executive to Leverage Decade-Plus of Product Experience to Support Continued Company Growth


SUNNYVALE, CA – November 12, 2009 – Mu Dynamics, the leading provider of IP services testing, announced today the appointment of Simon Berman to lead its Product efforts. Berman is responsible for all aspects of the company’s product management and marketing initiatives and will oversee the strategic planning and execution of product delivery.


“I was attracted to Mu Dynamics because of the tremendous growth opportunity with the testing of IP services. Over the past few years, the company has had strong performance and has built a well established list of Tier one operators and leading vendors in its customer base,” said Simon Berman, vice president of products at Mu Dynamics. “I look forward to guiding Mu Dynamics’ product efforts as the company continues to expand its award winning product offerings to encompass the broader IP services more

BCE reports 2009 third quarter results

This news release contains forward-looking statements. For a description

of the related risk factors and assumptions please see the section

entitled “Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements” later in this

release.


- Net earnings applicable to common shares of $558 million, up

$310 million year-over-year

- Bell operating income growth of 26% driven by lower restructuring

charges and EBITDA(1) growth of 1.5%

- Healthy cash from operating activities of $1.5 billion; Free cash

flow(2) of $649 million adds to strong liquidity position

- Record Q3 wireless postpaid net activations and industry-leading TV

net activations


MONTREAL, Nov. 12 - BCE Inc. (NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, today reported BCE and Bell results for the third quarter of 2009. more

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AirWalk Communications Wins CDMA Development Group’s Innovation in Wireless Enterprise Solutions Development Award

EdgePoint PROSAN DIEGO, November 11, 2009 – AirWalk Communications has been awarded the 2009 3G CDMA Industry Achievement Award by the CDMA Development Group (CDG). AirWalk’s industry-leading EdgePoint™ PRO enterprise femtocell was recognized with an award for Innovation in Wireless Enterprise Solutions Development.

Specifically, this CDG award is for implementation of a wireless enterprise application via a 3G CDMA network that streamlines operations, increases worker productivity, and achieves a compelling return on investment.

The EdgePoint PRO is a compact enterprise femtocell that brings optimal cellular service to enterprises and other in-building facilities. It assures that mobile voice and data users have continuous coverage and mobility in a variety of enterprise settings.

“The EdgePoint PRO is a game-changing product for CDMA technology because it opens up new markets and promotes cellular technology as a compelling new option for in-building wireless service,” said Serge more

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