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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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Move Networks Hires AT&T U-Verse Executive

Guy Beverlin Joins as Executive Vice President, Operations; Brings Record of

Industry Success to Build Move`s World Class Operating Capabilities


AMERICAN FORK, Utah — Move Networks, a global provider of comprehensive “television over the Internet” and IPTV solutions, announced today that it has appointed Guy Beverlin to the position of Executive Vice President, Operations. Beverlin, who has a proven record of designing and building world class operations centers of excellence, will lead the continued build out of Move`s network and operations capabilities. more

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Level 3 First to Deliver Uncompressed High-Definition TV Signal From Major Professional Sports League Event to Broadcast Studio

Level 3 First to Deliver Uncompressed High-Definition TV Signal From Major Professional Sports League Event to Broadcast Studio


Level 3 Delivering Broncos Home Games During 2009-2010 Season


BROOMFIELD, Colo., October 08, 2009


Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) has announced that it is delivering Denver Broncos home games from Invesco Field in Denver to the game’s broadcaster using an uncompressed high-definition (HD) video feed. Level 3 delivers the signal entirely on its fiber-optic network and is the first in the broadcast industry to enable end-to-end delivery of uncompressed HD video. more

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Ooma Expands Free Home Phone Services With Ooma Telo

Ooma Expands Free Home Phone Services With Ooma Telo


Free U.S. Calling, Outstanding Voice Quality, Caller ID, Call Waiting, 911


PALO ALTO, Calif.– Ooma, Inc. today announced that Ooma Teloâ„¢ is now available for purchase at more than 1,200 retail locations and leading online shopping destinations. Ooma Telo offers free, clear and reliable home phone service for consumers who are tired of being held hostage by legacy phone carrier contracts and monthly fees. Ooma Telo delivers free U.S. local and long distance calls over the Internet with a suite of sophisticated telephony features that enable unparalleled ease of use and exceptional affordability. 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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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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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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Edgeware Partners with Envivio for Web TV Adaptive Streaming

Interoperability of Edgeware Web TV servers with Envivio SilverLiveTV and iLiveTV

to Enable Adaptive Streaming to Microsoft® Silverlight and Apple iPhone clients


Edgeware AB and Envivio® Inc. announced that the companies will work together to provide content providers and

operators with content delivery solutions for Internet and Mobile TV that take advantage of the

latest adaptive bitrate streaming technologies from Apple and Microsoft. The companies will

collaborate to ensure interoperability of Envivio’s iLiveTVâ„¢ and SilverLiveTVâ„¢ solutions with

Edgeware’s Web TV server products. Both companies are demonstrating adaptive streaming

technologies at IBC 2009.


Encoding for adaptive streaming is an important ingredient for the success of premium TV

and video delivery over the Internet, ensuring uninterrupted, quality viewing when networks

become congested. Efficient caching and delivery of popular content from servers positioned

close to the consumers minimizes congestion and enables a higher aggregate quality.

Interoperability between encoders and delivery servers more

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Aurora Networks Outlines Five ‘Must-Have’ Components for Green Optical Network Deployments

Fiber Deep ensures green strategy success through reduced energy consumption and associated cost savings


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Aug. 31, 2009 – Cable operators have a lot to consider when assessing the environmental and financial benefits of green optical networks. To help address these questions, Aurora Networks, Inc., the only optical transport solution provider focused on delivering a cost-effective, optimized platform for next-generation cable services, has developed a checklist identifying five “must-have” components for green optical networks.


As cable operators and vendors implement strategies that aim to reduce energy usage and other environmental impacts, the cable industry can implement the most effective and green optical transport solutions to deliver today’s subscriber-demanded services.


According to the IEEE’s Energy Efficient Ethernet Committee, telecommunications network equipment alone accounts for 1 percent of all power consumption in the United States. Also, research from the International Telecommunications Union estimates that the global more

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Global-i© (Gi) Launches Gi GTMâ„¢ Suite of Go-to-Market Services for Communications and IT Clients

Herndon, VA (PRWEB) August 5, 2009 — Global-i, Inc. (www.globaliconsulting.com), a provider of technology-management consulting and project-based outsourcing services to the Communications & IT industry, announced today that it is launching its Global-i GTMâ„¢ Suite of Go-to-Market and Launch Management Services for meeting New/Enhanced Products and Services Launch needs and Infrastructure Deployment/Systems Integration Rollout needs of Converged Communications & IT Clients.


The services will benefit Communications and IT clients launching products and services through a fully-gated product lifecycle management (PLM/SDLC) process and/or rolling out its infrastructure deployment/systems integration initiative via a thorough implementation process. The company will provide the services via fixed-fee consulting and managed outsourcing. The fixed-fee service will be a custom service and will be developed per the needs of the client and delivered via Global-i GTMâ„¢ service directly from Global-i offices. The service can also be delivered as a contracted service via Global-i ExpertConsultantâ„¢ service more

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