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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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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.


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NeoPhotonics - New CWDM/DWDM Transceiver Line Gives OEMs/Carriers More Cost Effective Options for 10G Networking

NeoPhotonics Expands Portfolio of XFP Transceivers for High-Speed Networks


CWDM and DWDM XFP Options Augment NeoPhotonicsTM Portfolio of High-Speed Transceivers


San Jose / Shenzhen – September 4, 2009 – NeoPhotonics announced today new CWDM and DWDM options in its XFP pluggable transceiver line to meet the growing need for high-speed “10 Gigabit” network connections such as OC192/STM-64, 10 G Fibre Channel, G.709, and 10 G Ethernet. Compliant with the XFP 10 Gigabit Small Form Factor Pluggable MSA Revision 4.5, NeoPhotonics’ expanded XFP line gives system designers flexibility in configuring their platforms for different network applications and allows carriers to offer more service connections “per shelf” as the transceivers physically separate the optical interface from the rest of the system hardware.


NeoPhotonics’ CWDM XFP line covers 8 wavelengths, yet is expandable to all 16 and will be offered in ER (40 km reach) and ZR (80 more

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IBW deploys DragonWave’s Horizon Compact for its new WiMAX business services in Costa Rica

Horizon Compact Provides Robust, Reliable WiMAX Backhaul for IBW’S Costa Rica Rollout


DragonWave Solution Selected for its High Throughput, Low Latency and Rugged Resiliency


Ottawa, Canada, September 1, 2009 - DragonWave Inc. (TSX: DWI), a leading global supplier of  packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, today announced that IBW has deployed the Horizon Compact to provide robust and reliable native Ethernet backhaul for its new WiMAX business services in Costa Rica. Additionally, IBW plans to leverage the DragonWave solution for dependable last-mile customer access as it introduces higher-speed services across the Central American country.


 “The levels of throughput and latency that the Horizon Compact delivers are far superior to any other solution we have tested, and we could not be happier with the results since completing our deployment,” said Paul Choiseul, Chief Technology Officer with IBW. “DragonWave’s solution delivers native more

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ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP 150 deployed in Openreach’s national Ethernet Access Direct services

ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP 150 deployed by Openreach in national

Ethernet Access Direct Services


ADVA FSP 150 delivers intelligent Ethernet services and increased network management to customers throughout the U.K.


York, U.K. and Martinsried/Munich, Germany. September 1, 2009. ADVA Optical Networking today announced that BT’s UK-based access network arm, Openreach, is deploying the ADVA FSP 150, featuring Etherjack® technology, throughout its national Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) services. Using a range of intelligent Ethernet services, Openreach’s customers will now be able to perform last-mile test and diagnostics with unparalleled flexibility, control and management. The deployment will provide Openreach’s customers with a greater understanding of their Openreach-supplied network infrastructure and performance than ever before.


“The ADVA FSP 150 will play a key role in the success of Openreach’s EAD services,” stated Bill Jones, general manager,Connectivity Services Product Management at Openreach. “ADVA Optical Networking has a proven track record 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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Colo4Dallas Differentiates Data Center Services with High-Bandwidth Connectivity to Major Carrier Hotel Using Ciena’s CN 4200

Colo4Dallas Differentiates Data Center Services with High-Bandwidth Connectivity to Major Carrier Hotel Using Ciena’s CN 4200


High-capacity connection differentiates colocation facility in competitive market, provides data center customers with direct access to wide range of service provider options


LINTHICUM, Md. – August 25, 2009 – Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that Colo4Dallas, a leading colocation service provider, has deployed Ciena’s CN 4200® FlexSelect® Advanced Services Platform to provide high-performance, low-latency connectivity over dark fiber between its existing data center facility in Dallas and the INFOMART, a major carrier hotel in the city.


Colo4Dallas is one of the fastest-growing colocation providers in the Southwest, serving a diverse base of customers in industries including finance, healthcare, technology and content delivery. The company offers comprehensive colocation and data center services and features a network optimized with intelligent routing and 24/7 on-site support.

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Network Innovations changes company name to Nitel

Nitel logoCHICAGO – Network Innovations, Inc., a leading single-source provider of telecommunications network services nationwide, announced today that it has changed its corporate name to Nitel.


Rick Stern, chief executive officer, said the new name better reflects the nature of the company’s business in a succinct, direct way.


“We have achieved a solid position in a rapidly evolving technology environment, as demonstrated by our recent recognition among the Inc. 500 and the Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50,” Stern stated. “As our company grows and matures, it is necessary to project an image commensurate with our place in the market.” more

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Network Innovations named one of the fastest-growing private companies in America

CHICAGO – Network Innovations, Inc. (NI), a leading single-source provider of telecommunications network services nationwide, has been named one of America’s leaders in entrepreneurial growth by Inc. magazine.


NI is No. 337 on the 2009 Inc. 500/5000, a recently released listing of the 5,000 fastest-growing private U.S.-based companies. Network Innovations’ ranking is based on the company’s extraordinary revenue growth of 726.6 percent from 2005-2008. more

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Hospitality Consulting Services Chooses Clasix to Provide its TravelSuite Multimedia family of Services including TravelTalk, TravelConnect, TravelVision, and TravelExchange.


Hospitality Consulting Services (HCS), an International technology and telecommunications consulting company serving the hospitality industry, has teamed with Clasix, Inc., as a preferred partner, to develop and deploy IP based voice, high-speed Internet access, and video solutions for hotels worldwide, over Clasix’s dual stack IPv6/IPv4 hospitality focused network.


“HCS is very excited about the new technology that Clasix has developed to allow the deployment of IP based Voice, High-Speed Internet Access, and TV/Video services in a hotel environment,” said Tom Mayer, president of Hospitality Consulting Services. “One of our biggest challenges has been to find a single company like Clasix that can deploy all of these services on one network using the Next Generation IPv6 platform, with IPv4 layered on the same network to allow for ongoing support and migration of current IPv4 applications. This way our hotels are investing in their future, but can implement at more

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