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IXIA TO BUY AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES’ N2X DATA NETWORK TESTING PRODUCT LINE

CALABASAS, CA, October 21, 2009 — Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement with Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) (“Agilent”), under which Ixia will acquire Agilent’s N2X Data Networks Product Line for $44 million in cash. Subject to customary closing conditions, the acquisition is scheduled to close on October 30, 2009 and will include certain assets of the N2X product line, along with its world-class customers, sales and R&D teams.


“This strategic and decisive move accelerates our growth, captures additional market share and positions Ixia to offer even greater value to our global customers and partners,” said Atul Bhatnagar, President and CEO of Ixia. “With our leadership position in high speed Ethernet (10/40/100 Gbps) IP testing, we will leverage the N2X products and customer base to further penetrate markets, particularly in EMEA and Asia.”


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Are We Ready for The Exabyte Tsunami? Not Without Network Enhancements and Standards, Industry Leaders Say

The consensus of more than 30 telecom industry executives participating in an executive roundtable hosted by DSM is that today’s broadband network infrastructure is not prepared for future bandwidth demands and that substantial performance enhancements and new standards are necessary to support the next generation of bandwidth-hungry applications.


Participants in the Designed for the Future Executive Roundtable – representing communications service providers, infrastructure vendors, fiber optic cable and optical fiber makers, industry association leaders, academics and media – addressed the ability of incumbent networks to support future bandwidth demand, what is and will be creating that demand, and the risks associated with not embracing industry standards. Designed for the Future was held Sept. 29th during the FTTH 2009 Conference in Houston, Texas.


“It is no secret that the network infrastructure in the U.S. is aging while applications are evolving beyond what the basic design network can ultimately support,” more

ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP Service Manager Takes Network Efficiency To New Heights

New solution enables quick and easy management of end-to-end network services 


Norcross, Georgia, USA and Martinsried/Munich, Germany. October 21, 2009. ADVA Optical Networking is adding speed and simplicity to the operation of optical transport networks with the introduction of the new FSP Service Manager.


Designed for seamless integration with ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP Network Manager, the FSP Service Manager provides network operators with a comprehensive solution for the end-to-end delivery of high-quality services across networks built upon ADVA Optical Networking’s trusted FSP product family.


Utilizing an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI), the FSP Service Manager provides operators with service-level provisioning and control across the entire network. This makes the creation, provisioning, monitoring and maintenance of services quicker and easier than ever before.


Thanks to an intelligent service-provisioning wizard, the FSP Service Manager enables network operators to create end-to-end services more

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Cavalier Awarded Contract with Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh

Cavalier Awarded Contract with Housing Authority of the City of PittsburghMPLS Network Provides Improved Security Management RICHMOND, VA – October 21, 2009 – Cavalier, a leading provider of competitive telecommunications services throughout the eastern United States, today announced it has been awarded the Internet services and data communications contract for the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP). Under the agreement, security cameras located within the HACP’s 26 housing developments will stream live video over Cavalier’s network to the HACP’s security command center, providing the communities with greater safety and security.  “The visual access that Cavalier enables will allow our locations to share surveillance images instantly, empowering our security guards and decreasing emergency response times,” said Will McDanel, procurement director, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh.  “The mesh network we designed for the HACP using Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) provides exceptionally reliable connectivity for this critical more

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RAD Introduces Carrier Ethernet Demarc Device with Breakthrough ‘Timing over Packet’ Feature Set

ETX-204ACHICAGO, October 20, 2009 – RAD Data Communications today introduced the ETX-204A, a Carrier Ethernet demarcation device that delivers SLA-based Layer 2 and Layer 3 business services to the customer premises over native Ethernet access. It provides delineation between the user network and the transport network for those services, as well as for mobile backhaul.

RAD, displaying the ETX-204A for the first time in North America, is in Booth #1517 at the Supercomm conference.

With extensive service delivery, performance monitoring, and service protection/redundancy capabilities, the ETX-204A transports up to one gigabit of user throughput with differentiated quality of service and end-to-end monitoring to ensure SDH/SONET-like performance and 99.999 percent reliability.

The device smoothly handles multi-priority traffic while ensuring latency, more

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Ekinops goes to Hollywood, Helps Build Uncompressed HD Video Network for TV, Movie Post-Production

PARIS, October 20, 2009 – Modern VideoFilm, headquartered in Burbank, California, has deployed Ekinops equipment to build an optical network for transporting uncompressed high-definition (HD) video. The network is used to transport video and data during the post-production process for movies and TV shows.

Modern VideoFilm, one of the premiere post-production companies in the entertainment industry, sits in the core of the movie and TV production business and provides services to all the major Hollywood studios. The company has several locations in the Los Angeles area that are networked together so teams can access data between sites.

“Since the emergence of high-definition technology, the need to transport HD video between our different facilities has increased rapidly,” explained Kim Roberts, Director of Corporate Services at Modern VideoFilm. “There really isn’t a comprehensive HD infrastructure that will fit our needs in place yet, so we decided to lease dark more

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Ekinops Introduces a Multi-Protocol ADM Solution for Converged Traffic Transport Using Only a Single Wavelength and a Single Fiber

PARIS, October 16, 2009 – Ekinops, a leading optical transport vendor for service providers and enterprises, has introduced a multi-protocol/multi-rate ADM (add/drop multiplexing) capability that will dramatically reduce the cost of aggregating converged traffic in business Ethernet, triple-play, wireless backhaul, and broadband backhaul applications.

This solution allows for many different protocols (uncompressed video, Fibre Channel, Ethernet, SONET/SDH) and many different rates (ranging from as low as 10/100 or OC-3/STM-1) to be aggregated over a single 10G wavelength from multiple sites. In addition, this capability can utilize Ekinops’ high-density single fiber capability to cut infrastructure costs in half.

This capability can be used in ring and linear configurations. In addition, the Ekinops solution requires far fewer service cards to achieve aggregation of multiple service types.

Alternative transport solutions require as much as an additional wavelength for each service type, but thanks to Ekinops’ unique DynaMux® dynamic multiplexing capability, the Ekinops more

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US SIGNAL IMPROVES TESTING, PROTECTS CUSTOMERS WITH ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY

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StarView Solutions Selects XO Communications to Provide Expanded and Enhanced Transport Services

HERNDON, VA – Oct. 13, 2009 – XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced that it has been selected by StarView, a supplier of business-ready IP communications solutions, to provide Dedicated Internet Access and Ethernet over Copper transport services. By choosing XO – a Tier 1 Internet provider with national reach – the company will be well positioned to offer customers high-speed, high-capacity VoIP services at a competitive price.


The upgrade to Ethernet over Copper expands StarView’s product offering, giving customers the option of increasing their network speed to up to 20 Mbps. The faster and more efficient network connects directly to StarView’s Class 5 switches, offering a high-quality connection to users. The enhancements also allow StarView to support multi-location enterprise customers whose needs go beyond T-1 service, previously the only type offered through the company.


“This alignment with XO enables us to deliver services on a national scale more

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FORCE10 NETWORKS EXPANDS “MIDDLE MILE” OFFERING WITH POWERFUL NEW ETHERNET-BASED SOLUTION FOR CARRIERS

FORCE10 NETWORKS EXPANDS “MIDDLE MILE” OFFERING WITH POWERFUL NEW ETHERNET-BASED SOLUTION FOR CARRIERS


New C-Series customers Fibertech Networks and Manti demonstrate how Force10 Ethernet switch/routers solve the challenges associated with delivering next generation broadband services


SAN JOSE, Calif., October 13, 2009 – Force10 Networks, Inc., the global technology leader that data center, service provider and enterprise customers rely on when the network is their business, today announced that the company’s solution for the “middle mile” has been expanded to include a family of resilient, high-performance Ethernet switch/routers. more

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