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Global Crossing adds WAN optimization to managed services

Global Crossing Gives Enterprises More Choice by Adding Juniper Networks to Managed Network Services Capabilities


Company Complements Managed Network Services with WAN Optimization Capability


FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Jan. 12 — Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider, today announced it is giving its enterprise customers more flexibility and choice by adding Juniper Networks equipment to its Managed Network Services (MNS) portfolio. Specifically, Global Crossing MNS will now support Juniper Networks J Series Services Routers, M Series Multiservice Edge Routers, and SRX Series Services Gateways. Global Crossing also will enhance its MNS with Juniper Networks WXC Series Application Acceleration Platforms for WAN Optimization. more

Florida CLEC US Metro Acquired by Cinnabar Ventures

Cinnabar Ventures, Inc. to Acquire US Metropolitan Telecom, LLC


Telecom Veteran, Frank Mambuca, Tapped to Lead Cinnabar’s Data Division


FORT MYERS, FL–(January 11, 2010) - Cinnabar Ventures, Inc. (”Cinnabar”) (OTCBB: CNBR), the creators of the Yippy OS, www.yippy.com, a cloud-based operating system currently in beta, announces it has executed a non-binding letter of intent on January 6, 2010, for the acquisition of FiberCon Holdings, LLC’s wholly-owned subsidiary, US Metropolitan Telecom, LLC (”US Metro”) www.usmetrotel.com, a leading Florida telecommunications company and Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (”CLEC”) for an aggregate purchase price of cash and stock totaling eighteen million dollars ($18,000,000), which includes Cinnabar’s acquisition of 100% of the membership interests of US Metro. US Metro is an established CLEC with a robust wholly owned metropolitan fiber-optic network throughout the central business districts of Collier and Lee counties and a long-haul fiber-optic network throughout south Florida. The more

PAETEC standardizes on Cisco IP NGN nationwide

PAETEC Announces Its Standardization on Cisco IP NGN Nationwide


Consistent Network Elements Will Benefit Customers, Drive Cisco Powered Voice and Video Services


FAIRPORT, N.Y., Jan 11, 2010 — PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: PAET), which provides data, voice, and Internet solutions to business-class customers nationwide, announced that it will standardize on Cisco(R) Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network edge and core platforms. As a result, PAETEC will continue to increase the availability and reliability of its existing MPLS-VPN, IP trunking, hosted firewall and dedicated Internet services while accelerating deployment of emerging next-generation collaboration services. more

ETC Deploys Ciena’s CN 4200 to Expand Network Capacity and Resiliency

Upgrade to network backbone enables Georgia-based service provider to deliver 10 Gigabit Ethernet services to business customers with ability to scale capacity and offer multiple services in the future


LINTHICUM, Md. – January 5, 2009 – Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that ETC, a communications company serving residential and business customers in north Georgia, has deployed the CN 4200® FlexSelect® Advanced Services Platform to upgrade its backbone network with additional capacity, optical protection switching for resiliency against accidental fiber cuts and the ability to offer SONET, Ethernet, storage and digital video services via programmable ports.


ETC delivers a diverse portfolio of residential and business services, including broadband, cable TV, telephone, wireless phone and security systems. With the overall volume of network traffic increasing and business customers eager for higher bandwidth services, ETC’s existing OC-48 SONET network was nearing its capacity 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

Global-i (Gi) Customer Assessment and Acquisition Services Available Now for Converged Communications and IT Clients, December 8, 2009

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Global-i (Gi) Customer Assessment and Acquisition Services Available Now for Converged Communications and IT Clients, December 8, 2009 . .


Herndon, VA (December 8, 2009) - Global-i (www.globaliconsulting.com), a provider of strategic business and technology consulting and project-based outsourcing services to Commercial and Government Clients is now making its Customer Assessment™ Services available. Global-i Assessment™ Services offers a suite of services that will benefit communications clients to acquire new customers for new products and services, and boost its acquisition efforts for current products and services. Utilizing the Global-i Assessment and Acquisition Methodologies, Service Providers, Systems Integrators, OEMs, Enterprise, Government and Vertical Market Customers can quickly jump start their customer assessment and acquisition activities. The services are focused on several next-generation and emerging technologies in the areas of 3G and 4G Wireless, VoIP and Broadband Access, Wireless Integration more

XO Communications Rings Netezza for Advanced Analytics

Telecommunications Provider to Increase Visibility into their Data and Achieve New Revenue Streams with Netezza’s Data Warehouse Appliance


MARLBOROUGH, Mass.–Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ - News), the global leader in data warehouse and analytic appliances, today announced that XO Communications, a leading provider of advanced communications services and solutions for businesses, enterprises, government, carriers and service providers, has selected Netezza to provide the platform to handle the organization’s increasing data needs. With more than 90,000 customers including five of the largest U.S. wireless companies and five of the largest U.S. cable companies, XO Communications provides voice, data, Internet, VoIP and managed services for businesses and carriers looking for an alternative to traditional phone carriers. XO Communications selected Netezza to more efficiently analyze its large call volume, enabling it to improve customer service and profitability. 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

ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING’S FSP 2000 FORMS THE FOUNDATION FOR OPENREACH’S OPTICAL SPECTRUM ACCESS SERVICES

Platform enables high-capacity WAN and SAN services to end users with need for reliable, secure services across the U.K.

York, U.K. and Martinsried/Munich, Germany.
December 1, 2009. ADVA Optical Networking today announced that BT’s UK-based access network arm, Openreach, is deploying the ADVA FSP 2000 to support its nationwide Optical Spectrum Access (OSA) services. With OSA, Openreach’s customers enjoy very high-bandwidth connectivity between two end-user sites. The services are particularly well-suited for Wide Area Network (WAN) and Storage Area Network (SAN) applications where multiple client interfaces are involved.


“Our customers have exacting demands, which means their service selection must be versatile and reliable enough to meet these demands at a competitive price and on a timescale that is realistic for the end customer,” said Richard Thorpe, connectivity services general manager at Openreach. “We chose the ADVA FSP 2000 to support our OSA services more

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