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RCN Business Services to Offer Wideband Cable Modem Options to Small, Medium Sized Businesses Over Its Own Fiber-Rich Backbone

HERNDON, VA–(11/02/09) - RCN Corporation (NASDAQ:RCNI) announced today that RCN Business Services is expanding its data product suite by introducing wideband cable modem offerings through the rollout of DOCSIS 3.0 technology to the Small, Medium Business (SMB) market.


RCN is a leading provider of all-digital and high definition video, high-speed internet, and premium voice services to residential and small-medium sized business customers, as well as high-capacity transport services to carrier and large enterprise customers.


RCN Business Services will take advantage of the next generation DOCSIS specification to introduce cable modems that deliver up to three times faster speeds than today’s highest speed services. The company plans to launch in more

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HATTERAS NETWORKS NAMED NUMBER ONE IN MARKET SHARE IN GROWING CARRIER ETHERNET ACCESS PLATFORM GLOBAL MARKET SEGMENT FOR ELEVENTH CONSECUTIVE QUARTER

Authoritative Industry Analyst Firm Heavy Reading Reinforces Hatteras Networks’ Continued Number One Position in the Global Ethernet Over Copper Platform Market


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, OCTOBER 28, 2009 – Hatteras Networks, the global leader in multi-service Ethernet solutions for enterprise access services and next-generation mobile backhaul, announced today it has once again been recognized by Heavy Reading as the dominant provider of Ethernet over bonded copper pair solutions to carriers worldwide. Heavy Reading’s recently released Carrier Ethernet Access Platform Quarterly Market Tracker report, reinforces Hatteras’ leadership position in the expanding Ethernet over bonded copper market with its prominent, award-winning Ethernet service delivery solutions. more

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Qwest Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results

Qwest Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results


Third Quarter Highlights


Achieves strong adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow(a)

Improved revenue mix and efficiencies drive adjusted EBITDA margin of 35.8 percent

IP revenue growth supports continued market share gains in enterprise space

Growing demand for high-speed services on fiber to the node network

Completion of wireless migration on track

Updates financial guidance


Qwest Communications (NYSE:Q) today reported financial results for the third quarter 2009. In the quarter, net income was $136 million. Earnings per share were 8 cents, which was equal to prior-year results. Current quarter earnings per share results include a 1 cent charge for severance, realignment and restructuring cost and litigation expense. The prior-year results include a 1 cent charge for severance, realignment and restructuring. The third quarter, net operating revenue of $3.1 billion includes 36 percent growth in more

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Wavesat’s “Odyssey” 4G Chipset First to Market for XGP Network in Japan


Willcom GX001N PC CardWavesat Deploys Odyssey 4G Chipset in Willcom’s New XGP

Wireless Broadband Service in Japan


Wavesat’s Odyssey 8500 chipset — designed into Willcom’s GX001N PC Card –

is first to market in providing XGP services for mass deployment


San Mateo, Calif. / Tokyo – October 27, 2009 – Wavesat Inc., a leading supplier of 4G broadband wireless semiconductor solutions, today announced that its “Odyssey” chipset is the first – and currently the only — to be widely deployed in Willcom’s new “XGP” broadband wireless network, which entered commercial service this month in Japan. The Odyssey chipset is featured in Willcom’s GX001N XGP PC Cards manufactured by a leading manufacturer of wireless terminals and consumer devices in Japan.


Willcom’s data-only (Internet, video and more) XGP service, based on a 4G “OFDMA” standard, is available more

FairPoint Initiates Voluntary Chapter 11 Proceeding

FairPoint Reaches Agreement with Bank Lenders –

Initiates Voluntary Chapter 11 Proceeding


Chapter 11 Filing Will Not Impact the Company’s Operations or Customers

and Will Reduce Debt by $1.7 billion


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 26, 2009) – FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NYSE: FRP) (the “Company”), a leading provider of a full range of communications services, today announced it has reached agreement on a comprehensive financial restructuring plan (the “Restructuring Plan”) with lenders (the “Supporting Lenders”) holding more than 50 percent of the outstanding debt under its secured credit facility. The Restructuring Plan is expected to reduce the Company’s debt by $1.7 billion thereby providing a long-term solution for the Company’s balance sheet. more

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RAD’s Ethernet over SONET/PDH Solution Deployed by Gulf Coast Service Provider Network USA

LAFAYETTE, Louisiana, October 22, 2009 – RAD Data Communications announced at the Supercomm conference today that Network USA, a service provider with a 2,500- mile fiber network that traverses most of Louisiana and parts of Texas and Mississippi, has deployed RAD Data Communications’ Ethernet over SONET/PDH turnkey solution to provide enterprise customers with managed Ethernet services.

RAD’s solution – from the EtherAccess product line – consists of the Egate-100 central site aggregation device, along with members of RAD’s RICi product family that serve as bookends at the customer premises. The RICi product family enables Network USA to provide anywhere from a single T1 (1.5 MBPS FDX) to up to 16 bonded T1s for larger bandwidth requirements, or even dual bonded T3 capacities.

As members of RAD’s EtherAccess portfolio, the Egate-100 and RICi products incorporate a consistent interoperable feature set and conform to the prevailing industry standards for Ethernet service more

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IXIA TO BUY AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES’ N2X DATA NETWORK TESTING PRODUCT LINE

CALABASAS, CA, October 21, 2009 — Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement with Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) (“Agilent”), under which Ixia will acquire Agilent’s N2X Data Networks Product Line for $44 million in cash. Subject to customary closing conditions, the acquisition is scheduled to close on October 30, 2009 and will include certain assets of the N2X product line, along with its world-class customers, sales and R&D teams.


“This strategic and decisive move accelerates our growth, captures additional market share and positions Ixia to offer even greater value to our global customers and partners,” said Atul Bhatnagar, President and CEO of Ixia. “With our leadership position in high speed Ethernet (10/40/100 Gbps) IP testing, we will leverage the N2X products and customer base to further penetrate markets, particularly in EMEA and Asia.”


In addition to strong broadband and carrier access protocol more

Are We Ready for The Exabyte Tsunami? Not Without Network Enhancements and Standards, Industry Leaders Say

The consensus of more than 30 telecom industry executives participating in an executive roundtable hosted by DSM is that today’s broadband network infrastructure is not prepared for future bandwidth demands and that substantial performance enhancements and new standards are necessary to support the next generation of bandwidth-hungry applications.


Participants in the Designed for the Future Executive Roundtable – representing communications service providers, infrastructure vendors, fiber optic cable and optical fiber makers, industry association leaders, academics and media – addressed the ability of incumbent networks to support future bandwidth demand, what is and will be creating that demand, and the risks associated with not embracing industry standards. Designed for the Future was held Sept. 29th during the FTTH 2009 Conference in Houston, Texas.


“It is no secret that the network infrastructure in the U.S. is aging while applications are evolving beyond what the basic design network can ultimately support,” more

ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP Service Manager Takes Network Efficiency To New Heights

New solution enables quick and easy management of end-to-end network services 


Norcross, Georgia, USA and Martinsried/Munich, Germany. October 21, 2009. ADVA Optical Networking is adding speed and simplicity to the operation of optical transport networks with the introduction of the new FSP Service Manager.


Designed for seamless integration with ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP Network Manager, the FSP Service Manager provides network operators with a comprehensive solution for the end-to-end delivery of high-quality services across networks built upon ADVA Optical Networking’s trusted FSP product family.


Utilizing an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI), the FSP Service Manager provides operators with service-level provisioning and control across the entire network. This makes the creation, provisioning, monitoring and maintenance of services quicker and easier than ever before.


Thanks to an intelligent service-provisioning wizard, the FSP Service Manager enables network operators to create end-to-end services more

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Strategy Analytics: Broadband Operator Profits Threatened by Price Cutting

Strategy Analytics: Broadband Operator Profits Threatened by Price Cutting


Tariff Cuts Need Precise Targets


Boston, MA - October 20, 2009 – Broadband operators stand to lose revenues and profits, unless they precisely target new tariff and service bundles by market segment. Research from the new Strategy Analytics Tariff & Revenue Strategies Service (TRS) warns service providers to be wary of commodity pricing as competition heats up. more

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