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Nortel Selects Ericsson and Kapsch as Successful Bidders for GSM/GSM-R Business

Nortel Selects Ericsson and Kapsch as Successful Bidders for GSM/GSM-R Business


Ericsson and Kapsch emerge as successful joint bidders for US$103 million in cash

Sale to include substantially all of the assets of th global GSM/GSM-R business with approximately 680 Nortel employees


U.S. and Canadian court approvals of sale will be sought at a joint hearing on December 2, 2009

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November 25, 2009 — Nortel* Networks Corporation [OTC: NRTLQ] announced that it, its principal operating subsidiary Nortel Networks Limited (NNL), and certain of its other subsidiaries, including Nortel Networks Inc., Nortel Networks UK Limited (in administration), and Nortel Networks SA (NNSA) have concluded a successful auction of substantially all of the global assets of Nortel’s GSM/GSM-R business. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (”Ericsson”) and Kapsch CarrierCom AG (”Kapsch”) are the winning joint bidders with a purchase price of US$103 million in cash. more

Global-i (Gi) Launches its Consulting Services via its Broadband Solutions to Support Recovery Act for Broadband Initiative, November 23, 2009

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Global-i (Gi) Launches its Consulting Services via its Broadband Solutions to Support Recovery Act for Broadband Initiative, November 23, 2009


Herndon, VA (November 23, 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 offering its Consulting services via Global-i Broadband Solutions in support of the Recovery Act for Broadband Initiative of 2009.

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Global-i Broadband Solutions will provide Infrastructure and Systems Consulting, Service Development and Management Consulting-based Solutions via its Consulting and Contracting Services beginning November 23rd, 2009. Global-i Broadband Solutions demonstrate expertise in three specific solution areas: Communications Service Provider and Carrier Solutions, Communications Manufacturer and OEM Solutions; and Government Policy Solutions.


For further information on these services please call our office at 703-574-2917 and visit our more

Investment in Revenue Assurance Eliminates Unbillable Revenue, says new TM Forum report

Investment in Revenue Assurance Eliminates Unbillable Revenue, says new TM Forum report


MORRISTOWN, NJ—November 18, 2009—TM Forum, the world’s premier industry group focused on business effectiveness for the communications and media sectors, announced today the results of its latest Business Benchmarking study which uncovers a direct link between Communications Service Providers (CSPs) levels of unbilled revenue and the maturity of their revenue assurance programs. The study results are included in TM Forum’s latest Insights Business Intelligence Report, “Revenue Assurance: The Hidden Opportunity”.


The report, which includes observations from recent TM Forum Business Benchmarks, finds that CSPs who target Revenue Assurance holistically differentiate themselves through high performance, efficient operations, and improved bottom-line contributions. Revenue Assurance success is best represented by the percentage of revenue that cannot be billed, a measure that reflects ability to identify revenue leakage as well as to recover leaked revenue. In the highest-performing CSPs included more

Over 60% of Internet-connected Mobile Devices Sold Will be Through Carrier Channels by 2013

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Jim McGregor, Chief Technology Strategist

E-mail: mcgregorj@reedbusiness.com; Phone: (480) 609-4554

Elaine Potter, Marketing Coordinator

E-mail: epotter@reedbusiness.com; Phone: (480) 483-4441


Over 60% of Internet-connected Mobile Devices Sold Will be Through Carrier Channels by 2013


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., November 18, 2009 – Carriers are becoming a significant channel for all Internet-connected mobile devices, including netbooks and mobile PCs, because of the revenue potential of the associated services. Market research firm In-Stat (http://email.in-stat.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/hBVaQ0JPFkY0K560DHgc0Ej) anticipates that the number of devices sold through the carriers will continue to increase as services are bundled for multiple devices and service prices decrease due to increased bandwidth from new communications technologies and increased competition between carriers. By 2013, In-Stat anticipates that over 60% of all the Internet-connected mobile devices sold will be through carrier channels. more

AirWalk Communications Wins CDMA Development Group’s Innovation in Wireless Enterprise Solutions Development Award

EdgePoint PROSAN DIEGO, November 11, 2009 – AirWalk Communications has been awarded the 2009 3G CDMA Industry Achievement Award by the CDMA Development Group (CDG). AirWalk’s industry-leading EdgePointâ„¢ PRO enterprise femtocell was recognized with an award for Innovation in Wireless Enterprise Solutions Development.

Specifically, this CDG award is for implementation of a wireless enterprise application via a 3G CDMA network that streamlines operations, increases worker productivity, and achieves a compelling return on investment.

The EdgePoint PRO is a compact enterprise femtocell that brings optimal cellular service to enterprises and other in-building facilities. It assures that mobile voice and data users have continuous coverage and mobility in a variety of enterprise settings.

“The EdgePoint PRO is a game-changing product for CDMA technology because it opens up new markets and promotes cellular technology as a compelling new option for in-building wireless service,” said Serge more

Alcatel-Lucent Collaborates with ng Connect Members to Demonstrate the Future of the In-Vehicle Broadband Experience with the Launch of the ‘LTE Connected Car’ Concept Vehicle

Leading provider of LTE networks expands the range of mobile broadband applications with innovative automotive connectivity showcase on wheels

Press Release

Source: Alcatel-Lucent

On 8:00 am EST, Wednesday November 4, 2009


PARIS, Nov. 4 — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today highlighted its leading role in the development of the LTE Connected Car concept, an in-vehicle broadband connectivity showcase introduced by the ng Connect Program. The LTE Connected Car illustrates how 4G/Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband access technology is poised to bring a host of new applications and services to the automobile that are not possible today with current wireless technologies. As part of its collaboration with other ng Connect member companies, Alcatel-Lucent leveraged its unmatched expertise in the development of sophisticated mobile broadband, triple play and multimedia networks to create a powerful new category of mobile device. more

Alvarion Reports Q3 2009 Results

TEL AVIV, Israel –Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR), the world’s leading provider of WiMAXâ„¢ and wireless broadband solutions, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September, 30, 2009.


Business highlights include:


Selected as vendor to Clearwire International

Implementing turnkey projects in U.S., Taiwan, Italy and Kenya

Two new customer wins through expanded NSN partnership

Introduced outdoor macro base station and WiMAX solution for license exempt frequencies


Q3 Financial Highlights:


Returned to Non-GAAP Profitability in Q3 and Year-to-Date Results

Revenues stable sequentially

GAAP net loss of ($0.02) per share; Non-GAAP net income of $0.00 per share

WiMAX shipments down 4% sequentially to $37.5 million, reflecting project delays

WiMAX revenues down 10% sequentially to $40.5 million

Order pattern continues gradual improvement


In the third quarter of 2009, total revenues were $58.4 million, a more

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.”


In addition to strong broadband and carrier access protocol more

Verizon Pushing Ahead With Integrated Transcoding in IP Core, Speeding Path to Convergence

Verizon Pushing Ahead With Integrated Transcoding in IP Core, Speeding Path to Convergence


Design Eliminates ‘Double Transcoding’ for Multimedia Content, Regardless of User Gear


CHICAGO – Verizon has committed to delivering all of its next-generation network multimedia content over its IP-based core network, facilitating the convergence of wireless and landline services, the company confirmed Wednesday (Oct. 21). more

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Samsung Mobile and Agito Networks Announce Availability of First Server-based Mobile Unified Communications on Samsung Smart Phones

Companies to Jointly Unveil First Public Demonstration of Mobile UC-Supported Samsung Smart Phones Shipping Today at CTIA WIRELESS IT & Entertainment 2009 Conference


SAN DIEGO, Calif. – October 8, 2009 – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.,[1] and Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced the first commercially available server-based enterprise fixed mobile convergence (eFMC) and mobile Unified Communications solution with functionality on Samsung smart phones.


The companies will jointly unveil their first public demonstration of the mobile UC solution at CTIA WIRELESS IT & Entertainment 2009 in San Diego, Calif., at Booth No. 635.


Samsung Mobile is a leader among Windows Mobile® device providers in bringing solutions to market to address customer needs for fixed mobile convergence and Unified Communications. Samsung Mobile’s portfolio of powerful smart phone devices are designed with impressive more

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