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Verizon Offers Mobile Broadband Backup to SMBs

Verizon Adds Mobile Broadband Backup for Dedicated Internet Service to Keep Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Online All the Time


High-Performance Internet Access Automatically Routes to Verizon Wireless 3G Network for Uninterrupted Business Operations


NEW YORK, Jan. 5 — Small and medium-sized businesses now can get Verizon (NYSE:VZ) high-performance Internet access coupled with automatic wireless broadband backup to help ensure the businesses are always available to their customers. The new solution — Verizon Internet Dedicated Access with Mobile Broadband — automatically routes business traffic to the Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO broadband wireless network in the event of a service disruption.


The new solution, which is immediately available nationwide, is ideal for businesses that have highly distributed locations and primarily use IDA for outbound critical traffic, Web research or point-of-sale transactions. more

Genband bids on Nortel’s carrier VOIP business

Enters into sale agreements with GENBAND, Inc. for a purchase price of US$282 million, subject to balance sheet and other adjustments currently estimated at approximately US$100 million


Sale of business is best path forward for the future of Nortel’s Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions customers, employees and business


Agreements include the planned sale of substantially all assets within the Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions business globally


Nortel(1) Networks Corporation (OTCBB: NRTLQ) today announced that it, its principal operating subsidiary Nortel Networks Limited (NNL), and certain of its other subsidiaries, including Nortel Networks Inc. and Nortel Networks UK Limited (in administration), have entered into a “stalking horse” asset sale agreement with GENBAND, Inc. (GENBAND) for the sale of substantially all of the assets of its North America, Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) and Asia Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS) business, and an asset more

Qwest gets $1B line of credit

Qwest Communications International Inc. Announces New $1.035 Billion Revolving Credit Facility


DENVER, Dec. 21, 2009 – Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE:Q) today announced that it has entered into a new revolving credit facility. The new $1.035 billion agreement expires on Sept. 30, 2013, and replaces the company’s pre-existing revolving credit agreement that was scheduled to expire on Oct. 21, 2010. Wachovia Bank, National Association – an affiliate of Wells Fargo Securities, LLC – acts as administrative agent under the new agreement. more

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Minnesota’s VISI launches cloud computing service

‘ReliaCloud’ Cloud Computing Service Launched By VISI


MINNEAPOLIS, MN, December 17th, 2009 - VISI, a leading data center services and managed hosting provider, today announced its entry into the public cloud computing services business with the launch of the public beta of its ReliaCloudâ„¢ service. more

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TIER 3 TEAMS UP WITH LIMELIGHT NETWORKS TO PROVIDE CONTENT DELIVERY SERVICES

Tier 3 Customers Will Benefit from Limelight’s Private Backbone to Provision Storage for Rich Digital Media Content


SEATTLE, Wa. – December 17, 2009 – Tier 3, a leader in the delivery of managed services and on-demand infrastructure solutions, today announced that it will provide content delivery services from Limelight Networks, Inc to its global customer base. The arrangement will enable Tier 3 to provide its customers with access to Limelight’s global content delivery platform, which uses advanced software and a network-based architecture to increase the performance of web sites and rich media content.


“With the combined forces of Tier 3 and Limelight Networks, our enterprise customers will reap the benefits of flexible, scalable and cost-efficient solutions for their content delivery needs without having to worry about timely access to the network,” said Jared Wray, principal of Tier 3. “We pride ourselves on offering premium services more

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KDDI Selects Virtela to Further Extend Global Network Reach for Enterprise Customers

Virtela’s Award-Winning Managed Network Services and Support Available to KDDI Customers Internationally


DENVER, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ — KDDI, Japan’s leading provider of international telecommunications and collocation facilities around the world, today announced an agreement with Virtela, a global network solutions company, to expand KDDI’s international network reach for enterprise network services to more than 190 countries. Leveraging Virtela’s innovative multi-carrier network around the world, KDDI will offer Japanese enterprises an array of high quality, cost effective choices for global network services and support.


Customer satisfaction is the guiding principle behind every action taken at KDDI, and working with Virtela enables the company to enhance that satisfaction through more network options that deliver the value its customers expect. According to KDDI, improving service coverage and connectivity is a top priority and the company is pleased to be able to expand its offerings via Virtela to give enterprises an immediate more

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Verizon Conducts World’s First 10 Gigabit-per-Second Fiber-to-the-Premises Field Test

Next-Generation Passive Optical Network Test Paves Way for Enormous Capacity Increases


WALTHAM, Mass. – Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is the first telecommunications company in the world to successfully field-test a passive optical network system known as XG PON that can transmit data at 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) downstream and 2.4 Gbps upstream, four times as fast as the current top transmission speeds supporting the company’s all-fiber FiOS network.


The test, conducted recently in southern Massachusetts sets the stage for Verizon to meet the emerging customer demand for a wide variety of devices and applications that require a network capable of transmitting large amounts of data at very high speeds. The devices and applications could include unicast HD video streaming, ultra-high-definition video, 3D video, user-generated content distribution, video conferencing and new high-speed data services for medium and large business customers. 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

TELUS Launches Canada’s First Intercompany Cisco TelePresence Service

TELUS Intercompany Service With Cisco TelePresence(TM) Helps Customers Extend Their Investment and Strengthen Relationships With Customers, Suppliers and Partners


TORONTO–(12/08/09) - Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) announced today that TELUS Corporation is the first Canadian telecommunications provider to offer intercompany Cisco TelePresence(TM) services across the country.


TELUS Intercompany Service with Cisco TelePresence combines existing enterprise networks with service provider connections to extend Cisco TelePresence meetings beyond an enterprise boundary, allowing companies of all sizes as well as individuals to use Cisco TelePresence to collaborate with colleagues, customers, suppliers, and partners. This means that any user at any organization can meet face to face via Cisco TelePresence with other users on other enterprise networks. more

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Disaster Recovery: Strategies for IP Communications

By Micah Singer, VoIP Logic, CEO

www.VoIPLogic.com


Avoiding or ignoring expenses related to backup and disaster recovery planning is one of the invisible ways carriers and service providers cut costs. The downward pressure on profitability, proliferation of smaller-revenue service operators and the inherent uncertainty in the global telecommunications industry all perpetuate this emerging trend of a less protected service offering. Subsequently, these factors contribute to lower customer expectations on quality of service, increased consumer skepticism about using ‘off-brand’ service providers and a cumulative lag in the overall adoption rate of next-generation communications technology.


While voice (VoIP) and video applications that run over the Internet are often referred to as the ‘wild west’ of communications for their unregulated and untapped potential, enterprises and consumers demand a Wyatt Earp-style rule of law in the form of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and 99.999% (“5-9s”) uptime guarantees. This fact has led more

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