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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

Industry Names Agito Networks, Company CTO, FMC Customer to Top MobileVillage Honors for 2009

Industry Casts Nearly 2,000 Votes for Mobile Star Awards; Rates Agito’s RoamAnywhere Mobility Router, CTO Timothy Olson, Customer HRC Highest in their Respective Awards Categories


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Dec. 21, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced that it swept top honors in its three nominated awards categories in the eighth annual MobileVillage® Mobile Star Awards program, as a result of industry voting. MobileVillage is a 15-year leader in market development and news services about mobile technology.


As in past years, the Mobile Star Awards program showcases “Best Of” entries in dozens of categories covering mobile apps, enterprise mobile software, wireless network products, enterprise success stories, mobile industry visionaries, and more. Winners were chosen by subscribers of MobileVillage’s “Go Mobile” – a free e-newsletter that delivers headlines and links from top mobile technology stories on popular websites such as 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

Verizon Wi-Fi Gives Mobile Broadband Customers More Ways to Connect to the Internet

Verizon Wireless Now Provides Access to Thousands of Wi-Fi Hotspots in the United States, Canada and Mexico


BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Dec. 15 — With more and more people and businesses wanting and needing to stay connected, and more and more laptops being sold every day, Verizon Wireless today gave its customers another choice to do just that. Verizon Wireless introduced Verizon Wi-Fi, a way for Mobile Broadband customers to access thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots at no additional charge and to move easily from the nation’s most reliable 3G wireless network to those hotspots. more

Agito Networks and Rivada Networks Deliver Mobility Solution to First Responders for Improved Field Communications

Agito and Rivada Partner to Deliver First-of-its-Kind Solution to Enable Reliable, Rapidly Deployed Communications for First Responder and Combat Support


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Dec. 7, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, and Rivada Networks, a leading designer, integrator and operator of wireless interoperable public safety communications networks, today announced that their joint communications solution, Interoperable Communications Extension (ICE24), has been selected to aid in emergency response support for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense missions.


The first-of-its-kind voice, video and data solution, ICE24 is a fully interoperable, mobile deployable first responder communications solution enabling on-demand 24 x 7 establishment of interoperable communications at an incident site using voice over IP (VoIP) technologies. The solution is secure, resilient, turnkey, and deployable – and eliminates geography, terrain and vulnerable fixed infrastructure as barriers to communications.


ICE24 kits, delivered by Rivada and powered more

US Patent and European Patent Offices Grant Ruckus Wireless Patent for IP Multicast-to-Unicast Conversion

United States Patent Office and European Patent Office Grant Ruckus Wireless Patent for IP Multicast-to-Unicast Conversion


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 7 –Ruckus Wireless(TM) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) have each awarded the company a landmark patent on conversion of multicast to unicast transmissions. Originally filed in November 2004, the multicast conversion patent is one of nearly two dozen patents granted to Ruckus with dozens more pending approval. more

Agito Networks Names VP of Strategic Accounts, Extends Telecom Experience of Enterprise Mobility Leader

Proven Telecom Sales Executive Donna Henderson to Direct Expansion of Leading Enterprise Mobility Solution into Service Provider and Carrier Markets


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Dec. 3, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced that it has named former AT&T sales executive Donna Henderson as its Vice President of Strategic Accounts. In this new position for Agito Networks, Ms. Henderson will drive Agito Networks’ sales via the carrier channels and key Fortune 500 enterprises.


“Agito Networks has been working closely with global telecommunications provider channels and major global enterprises to deploy Agito’s RoamAnywhere Mobility Router Fixed Mobile Convergence and Mobile Unified Communications platform,” said Agito Networks CEO Amit Chawla. “With the addition of this proven sales executive to our team, it will enhance our ability to meet the growing demand for Agito’s enterprise mobility solution. Ms. Henderson has a strong proven more

Motorola Invests in Sensitive Object

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and PARIS, Dec. 3 — Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that Motorola Ventures, the company’s strategic venture capital arm, made an investment in Sensitive Object, a leader in multi-touch anywhere platforms and natural user interface (NUI). more

NUANCE POWERS AT&T VOICEMAIL TO TEXT

NUANCE POWERS AT&T VOICEMAIL TO TEXT


Service Lets Customers Read Wireless Voicemails Any Time, Any Place via Computer or Mobile Phone


BURLINGTON, MA – November 30, 2009 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN), a leading provider of speech solutions, today announced its Voicemail to Text platform is powering the recently launched AT&T Voicemail to Text service. The service converts English and Spanish language wireless voicemail messages to text and delivers them via SMS, email or both, providing convenience and flexibility in how subscribers access, file and reply to mobile voicemail. more

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