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Verizon Out in Front of Cable Again With Launch of Internet Security Suite for Mac

Verizon Out in Front of Cable Again

With Launch of Internet Security Suite for Mac


Company’s Backup & Sharing Service Also Now Compatible With Apple Operating System


NEW YORK – Verizon announced today the availability of an Internet security suite designed specifically for Mac users – becoming the first major American Internet service provider to offer such a product over its network. more

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Actelis Networks Named Worldwide Market Leader of EFM over Bonded Copper by Infonetics Research

Infonetics Names Actelis #1 Worldwide EFM Over Bonded Copper Supplier

Actelis’ continuing global expansion, coupled with the best rate, reach and reliability, bolsters its leadership position.

FREMONT, Calif., September 28, 2009Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over bonded copper solutions, today announced it has been recognized #1 in the Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) bonded copper Ethernet Access Device (EAD) category by Infonetics Research, one of the telecom industry’s leading and most respected analyst research and consulting firms. Actelis’ market leadership is attributed to its best-in-class portfolio of EFM over bonded copper products, which are widely deployed by more than 150 customers in 35 countries.

In the just-released Infonetics Research market report titled “Carrier Ethernet Equipment, Biannual Worldwide and Regional more

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Advanced Media Technologies Named as Channel Partner for Hitachi Node+ZeroTM RFoG Solution

– AMT will serve as stocking distributor for Hitachi RFoG solution in United States –


ATLANTA, GA, September 28th, 2009 – Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc., a leading supplier of Fiber-to-the-Premises solutions, today announced that Advanced Media Technologies (AMT) will serve as a stocking distributor for Hitachi’s Node+Zero Radio Frequency over Glass (RFoG) product family in the United States. AMT will support cable television and other communications network operators with Hitachi’s single-fiber RFoG solution, enabling network operators to deliver video, data and voice services via optical fiber and realize significant savings in network operations and maintenance costs.


“Hitachi is pleased to have AMT as a channel partner,” said Rick Schiavinato, Hitachi vice president of sales and marketing. “AMT is well known as a top-tier supplier to cable television network operators and for providing outstanding customer service. They will be a tremendous asset as we expand the market more

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Optus/SingTel chooses mdi for 10Gbps network monitoring

mdi (Monitoring Division Inc.), the leader in real-time network monitoring and intelligence, announced today it has received orders for commercial deployment of its groundbreaking ‘eyeD 360′ network monitor from Optus, the division of SingTel in Australia. As part of the qualification process, mdi is now an approved supplier to SingTel, receiving accelerated acceptance due to the system’s uniqueness in the industry.

mdi is exhibiting its systems and publishing a case study on the carrier’s evaluation experience during the European Conference on Communications (ECOC 2009) this week in Vienna, Austria. During the event, mdi is launching a single-port version of its four-in-one impairment monitor to meet demand in the Test & Measurement market for multi-purpose platforms. To facilitate access to its unique product, mdi also announced the appointment of Infractive as its first European Master Distributor. Headquartered in Paris, Infractive will focus on joint sales and support in France, Spain, more

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Infonetics: Residential voice, video and data services to hit $300 billion by 2013

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Infonetics Research: Residential voice, video and data services to hit $300 billion by 2013


Campbell, CALIFORNIA, September 17, 2009–Market research firm Infonetics Research today released a new market share and forecast report, Residential Voice, Data, and Video Services in North America: Market Outlook.


“With hundreds of service providers marketing services to residential voice, data, and video consumers, the market is dominated by AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast in the US and Bell Canada and Rogers in Canada. AT&T is the market leader with 17% of total services revenue. With the residential services market forecast to reach $300 billion by 2013, fueled by broadband and video services, we are expecting a hard-fought battle between the ILECs and the cable operators,” observes Diane Myers, Infonetics Research’s directing analyst for service provider VoIP and more

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Broadband Forum Presents Circle of Excellence Award to Ron Insler of RAD

Ron InslerMAHWAH, New Jersey, September 16, 2009 – The Broadband Forum has presented its Circle of Excellence award to Ron Insler, Ethernet Access R&D Manager at RAD Data Communications, at its quarterly meeting now being held through September 18 in Tokyo, Japan.

In making the announcement, George Dobrowski, Chairman and President of the Broadband Forum noted that Insler has been a major contributor for many years in the IP/MPLS Forum and is a significant force in ensuring that mobile backhauling has become a key work of the Broadband Forum. “He heavily contributed to the specifications of TDMoMPLS and ATMoMPLS and his continued efforts are helping to synchronize network specifications in the united BBF,” Dobrowski stated.

The Broadband Forum Circle of Excellence recognizes exceptional achievement by individuals in the work of the Broadband Forum. Awards are more

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AirWalk Communications Debuts the Most Compact and Versatile CDMA Radio Access Networks

AW100 from AirWalk CommunicationsAirWalk Communications Debuts the Most Compact and Versatile CDMA Radio Access Networks


RICHARDSON, Texas, September 10, 2009 – AirWalk Communications, the innovator in IP-based CDMA cellular radio network equipment, today introduced the most compact, high-performance, single-sector radio access networks available, the AW100 series.

The new AW100 series is an integrated radio and controller which offers full 3GPP2 performance in a compact 1RU form factor. This affordable, omni directional solution extends cellular service to new market segments with advanced applications.

The AW100’s market focus ranges from low RF coverage and high traffic density locations to wide-open rural environments. In addition, the AW100 can be rapidly deployed in developing nations as a wireless local loop (WLL) service at nominal cost.

“The driving force behind the development of the AW100 family of products was to expand on the concept of more

Digital Rapids Unlocks the Power of Digital Content Distribution with MediaMesh

Advanced media distribution architecture and robust receiving appliances deliver increased efficiency, automation and cost savings


September 10, 2009 — IBC 2009, Amsterdam, Stand 7.G41: Digital Rapids today announced the launch of the new MediaMesh content distribution system. Combining a robust, scalable delivery framework with full-featured, flexible receiving appliances, MediaMesh provides efficient, automated distribution of digital media between content providers, contributors, aggregators and distribution partners.


Today’s exploding volume of content and broad range of distribution outlets demand easier and more efficient mechanisms for media delivery. The scope of distribution far exceeds the traditional scenario of cable and broadcast affiliates, as distribution channels may span multiple platforms, VOD, Electronic Sell-Through and more, each with specific formatting requirements. Expensive, time-consuming and labor-intensive physical delivery mechanisms are no longer efficient in today’s fast-moving media economy. The MediaMesh content delivery system enables fully digital distribution of HD, SD and Digital Cinema content more

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Wavesat Introduces LTE Chipset Featuring 100 Mb/s Downlink Capability

Wavesat Introduces LTE Chipset Featuring 100 Mb/s Downlink Capability


Company’s LTE Chipset family – the “Odyssey 9000” — Solidifies Leadership

in Multi-Protocol 4G Baseband Processors


San Mateo, CA – September 9, 2009 – Wavesat Inc., a leading supplier of Broadband Wireless semiconductor solutions, will launch its Odyssey 9000 family of LTE chipsets at the 4G World in Chicago next week, with the first LTE chipset featuring CAT-3 performance (100 Mb/s downlink, 50 Mb/s uplink) for mobile devices including USB dongles, data cards, mobile handsets and MIDs. The Odyssey 9000 is a highly integrated SOC with industry beating performance and power consumption, along with a highly flexible and programmable architecture to easily adapt to LTE’s evolving requirements. Wavesat’s award winning multi-protocol architecture also allows the Odyssey 9000 to support other 4G technologies including WiMAX and Japan’s XGP standard.


“As the industry moves rapidly to strategic use of IP more

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Mediaserv Chooses Ekinops for Broadband Optical Network in Offshore Territories

PARIS, September 9, 2009 – Ekinops, a leading provider of next generation solutions for CWDM and DWDM metro, regional, and long-haul optical transport, announced today the deployment of its Ekinops 360 platform in French offshore territories by Mediaserv. The broadband networks of the Martinique1 region, French Guyana2 region and La Reunion3 region will receive this platform.


As an integral part of the core network, Ekinops’ equipment helps fulfill Mediaserv’s long-term strategy to satisfy growing demand for additional bandwidth in the offshore territories.


Ekinops has been working with Mediaserv since the beginning of 2008 to implement an optical network, the purpose of which is to transport high-speed Internet traffic amongst the three offshore territories of French Guyana, Martinique and La Réunion. According to Ehsan Emami, President of Mediaserv, ease of use for implementing Ekinops’ solution was a deciding factor in choosing Ekinops.


“Ekinops fulfilled two crucial more

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