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HATTERAS NETWORKS’ HN600 SERIES AND REVOLUTIONARY PSEUDOWIRE-PLUS CAPABILITY ENABLES ETHERNET SERVICE DELIVERY FOR ALL MOBILE WIRELESS TOWERS

hatteras_logo_145px1.pngHN600 Series enables substantially wider rollout of next-generation mobile broadband services by mobile wireless service providers worldwide as 75% of mobile wireless communications towers have access to only copper connections


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, OCTOBER 12, 2009 – Hatteras Networks, the global leader in multi-service Ethernet solutions for enterprise access services and next-generation mobile backhaul, announced today its expanded mobile backhaul solution based on the new HN600 Series and revolutionary, patented PWE3-plus capability. PWE3-plus uniquely enables simultaneous transport of native Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) and native Ethernet traffic over copper with embedded network timing, and the HN600 delivers 10 times more bandwidth at one-tenth the cost of legacy technologies for mobile backhaul. The combination of these capabilities allows immediate rollout of next-generation mobile broadband services to substantially more cell towers worldwide; today high-speed broadband services are limited to the limited number of cell more

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HATTERAS NETWORKS INTRODUCES HN6100, INDUSTRY’S FIRST MULTI-SERVICE PLATFORM FOR ETHERNET BUSINESS SERVICES AND MOBILE BACKHAUL OVER COPPER AND FIBER

hatteras-hn6100.jpgModular Hatteras Networks solution helps carriers deploy ubiquitous business Ethernet services and mobile backhaul solutions from single platform


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, OCTOBER 12, 2009 – Hatteras Networks, the global leader in multi-service Ethernet solutions for enterprise access services and next-generation mobile backhaul, announced today the HN6100, a modular, multi-service platform designed to enable carriers to offer any service, over any media from one compact, ultra-dense chassis. The 40 Gbps, two-rack-unit HN6100 provides unique, simple and flexible support for the complete range of Ethernet business services and mobile backhaul in a pay-as-you-grow platform. This enables a carrier to simplify deployment, integrate management and reduce its number of vendors. more

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Telesphere Closes Additional Funding, Totals $32 Million Over Two-Year Period

PHOENIX and DENVER (OCTOBER 7, 2009) Telesphere, a nationwide hosted PBX business phone and Internet services provider, today announced the closing of additional financing, totaling $32 million over the past 24 months.


“This capital will be used to reinvest heavily in the company to ensure that we are continually able to provide award-winning customer service and expand capabilities for our clients as well as growing our presence across the United States,” said Telesphere Chief Executive Officer Clark Peterson.


The funding news comes on the heels of Telesphere’s July announcement that it would acquire the VoIP services business of Denver-based Unity Business Networks. The acquisition has now closed after receiving FCC approval.


“Today’s news is yet another exciting chapter in the Telesphere story as we bring Unity Business Networks and its high-quality team and exceptional customer base into the Telesphere family,” Peterson said.


“We intend more

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YOTA RELIES ON HORIZON COMPACT IN EXTENDING RUSSIA’S FIRST 4G NETWORK

YOTA RELIES ON HORIZON COMPACT IN EXTENDING RUSSIA’S FIRST 4G NETWORK


                        DragonWave Solution Providing 50 Mbps Backhaul Links for Yota Mobile WiMAX


Ottawa, Canada,  October 6, 2009  - DragonWave Inc. (TSX: DWI) a leading global supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, today announced Yota has deployed DragonWave’s Horizon Compact in extending Russia’s first 4G network to regions beyond Moscow and St. Petersburg. The DragonWave solution supports 400 Mbps capable links for backhaul of Yota Mobile WiMAX services for business and residential users.


“This is a very large, innovative network, and we’ve invested heavily in promoting our Yota brand. We absolutely could not afford to resort to yesterday’s technologies in rolling out state-of-the-art, mobile broadband access to our customers,” said Dmitry Privalov, Head of Department for Radio Optimization with Yota. “The Horizon more

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NTIA Announces First State Broadband Mapping Grants

NTIA Announces First State Broadband Mapping Grants


Recovery Act Funding to Provide Policymakers and Consumers with Improved Data on Internet Service in California, Indiana, North Carolina, and Vermont


For Immediate Release: October 5, 2009

Contact: Mark Tolbert, 202-482-8176 or press@ntia.doc.gov


WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today announced that it has awarded the first four grants under NTIA’s State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program to fund activities in California, Indiana, North Carolina, and Vermont. The program, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will increase broadband access and adoption through better data collection and broadband planning. The data will be displayed in NTIA’s national broadband map, a tool that will inform policymakers’ efforts and provide consumers with improved information on the broadband Internet services available to them. more

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Actelis Networks’ T1 Line Replacement Solution Helps Hargray Communications Significantly Boost Broadband Services to Business Customers

Actelis EFM Over Bonded Copper Market Leader

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solution enables 30 Mbps compared to 1.5 Mbps over the same two copper pairs.

FREMONT, Calif., October 1, 2009—Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions, today announced that Hargray Communications, a provider of high-speed Internet and VOIP (Voice over IP) services to business and residential customers in South Carolina and Georgia, has deployed the company’s RUS-listed ML2300 Ethernet aggregation platforms, ML600 Ethernet Access Devices (EADs) and its XR239 EFM Repeaters to replace its low-bandwidth T1 lines. By taking advantage of Actelis’ industry-leading rate, reach and reliability, the move enables Hargray to immediately and cost effectively provide best-in-class business broadband services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the Hilton Head, South Carolina, and Savannah, more

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GulfPines Delivers a 10x Boost in Bandwidth by Replacing Legacy T1 and DS3 Circuits with Ethernet Over Copper From Actelis Networks

Actelis EFM Over Bonded Copper Market Leader

Their exceptional support for bonding was one of the single most important factors in selecting Actelis.”

FREMONT, Calif., October 1, 2009Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions, today announced that GulfPines Communications, LLC, a Mississippi-based CLEC offering high-speed Internet and VoIP (Voice over IP) services to residential and business customers, is deploying the company’s ML600 Ethernet Access Devices (EADs) to replace its existing T1 and DS3 circuits. By leveraging its existing copper plant with Actelis’ ML600 EADs, GulfPines can immediately upgrade its network to offer enhanced broadband services with more than ten times the bandwidth of its legacy services. The move also brings a major reduction in operation expenditures, while allowing new and existing services to more

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Cincinnati Bell Selects Motorola’s FTTH and Video Delivery Solutions to Provide Advanced Television and Broadband Experiences to Consumers

Cincinnati Bell Selects Motorola’s FTTH and Video Delivery Solutions to Provide Advanced Television and Broadband Experiences to Consumers


Motorola’s field-proven GPON and RF video solutions to provide highest quality video and broadband services to Cincinnati Bell subscribers


HORSHAM, Pa – September 22, 2009 –Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT) Home and Networks Mobility business today announced that Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) has selected Motorola’s gigabit passive optical network (GPON), edge modulation, encryptor and encoding solutions for deployment in its fiber network. Cincinnati Bell’s fiber network will enable the delivery of rich personalized media experiences and support multiple high-speed broadband service tiers and advanced video services including the highest quality high-definition TV (HDTV), video-on-demand (VOD) and standard definition television programming available to consumers today. more

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INTELEPEER LAUNCHES DEVELOPER PROGRAM TO ADDRESS PENT-UP DEMAND TO ENHANCE WEB AND ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS WITH VOICE

Timely New Developer Program Provides Tools, Forums and Resources to Unleash Creativity for Adding Voice to Applications Using the IntelePeer AppworX Open Communications Platform


SAN MATEO, Calif. – September 29, 2009 – IntelePeer Inc., a leader in hosted on-demand rich media communications, today launched a new program for developers to enable their applications with voice and communications features, hosted from “the cloud,” on the IntelePeer AppworX Open Communications Platform.


AppworX makes it easy for developers to create and deploy communications functionality, such as voice calling and text messaging, deeply integrated with other applications and workflows in the enterprise and on the Web. In as little as a few hours, developers can create powerful communications-enabled business processes (CEBP) and voice-Web mashups that leverage IntelePeer’s on-demand, Communications-as-a-Service infrastructure to deliver advanced capabilities such as media blasts, voice broadcasts and multi-party conferences.


The new Web site, http://developer.IntelePeer.com, provides more

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SureWest Communications Launches CM4all WebsiteCreator Consumer Edition

California-based communications provider SureWest offers CM4all website builder to Internet customers


COLOGNE, Germany & BOSTON –CM4all, a leading provider of web-based applications, is proud to announce that North American communications provider SureWest Communications has begun offering CM4all’s core product, CM4all WebsiteCreator.


“We have continuously updated our software throughout the past 10 years. And the result speaks for itself. We are very pleased to add another experienced and successful communications provider such as SureWest to our customer base,” Robert Schovenberg, CEO of CM4all explains. more

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