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Windstream to acquire NuVox

Windstream to acquire NuVox


• Advances strategy to grow broadband and business revenues, which will represent more than half of total revenue after the transaction closes

• Drives free cash flow accretion in first full year through $30 million in annual expense and capital savings and lowers dividend payout ratio

• Adds approximately 90,000 business customers in complementary markets in 16 states across the Southeast and Midwest


Release date: Nov. 3, 2009

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Windstream Corporation (NYSE: WIN) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NuVox, Inc., a privately held competitive local exchange carrier based in Greenville, S.C., in a transaction valued at approximately $643 million. more

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Sigma Systems Signs Global Reseller Agreement with Leading Telecom Supplier

Service Management Portfolio to Bring Advanced OSS Solutions to Telecom Operators for Triple-play Services


MIAMI – EVOLVE 2009 – November 2, 2009 — Sigma Systems, an industry leader in Advanced IP Service Fulfillment solutions, today announced a global reseller agreement with leading telecom supplier Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) that will provide next-generation order management and fulfillment solutions to telecom operators worldwide. The agreement enables Ericsson to resell Sigma Systems’ Service Management Platform, a carrier-grade platform that allows rapid service creation, advanced order management and automated provisioning, and Sigma’s service management solutions for triple-play—including high-speed data, and IMS-based IPTV and VoIP—to its hundreds of telco customers.


The combination of Ericsson’s extensive expertise in delivering world-class technology, solutions and services to telecom operators and Sigma Systems’ powerful Service Management Portfolio— will bring the following benefits to the Next-Generation Operator (NGO):


• Increased profitability and accelerated time-to-revenue by deploying more

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ASSIA Secures $10M in New Financing

ASSIA, Inc. Secures $10M in New Financing


Strategic DSL Service Provider Investment to Fuel ASSIA’S Advanced DSM Development


Redwood City, Calif. – November 2, 2009 – ASSIA, Inc., the leading provider of high-performance software tools for Dynamic Spectrum Management (DSM) of Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks, today announced that it has secured $10 million in strategic investment financing. New investors Mingly China Growth Fund and SFR Development joined previous investors Swisscom Ventures, Stanford University, and T-Venture in raising this round. ASSIA has more than 23 million lines under management with top tier service providers in North America and Europe and trials underway on those continents as well as Asia and South America. more

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RCN Business Services to Offer Wideband Cable Modem Options to Small, Medium Sized Businesses Over Its Own Fiber-Rich Backbone

HERNDON, VA–(11/02/09) - RCN Corporation (NASDAQ:RCNI) announced today that RCN Business Services is expanding its data product suite by introducing wideband cable modem offerings through the rollout of DOCSIS 3.0 technology to the Small, Medium Business (SMB) market.


RCN is a leading provider of all-digital and high definition video, high-speed internet, and premium voice services to residential and small-medium sized business customers, as well as high-capacity transport services to carrier and large enterprise customers.


RCN Business Services will take advantage of the next generation DOCSIS specification to introduce cable modems that deliver up to three times faster speeds than today’s highest speed services. The company plans to launch in more

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Qwest Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results

Qwest Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results


Third Quarter Highlights


Achieves strong adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow(a)

Improved revenue mix and efficiencies drive adjusted EBITDA margin of 35.8 percent

IP revenue growth supports continued market share gains in enterprise space

Growing demand for high-speed services on fiber to the node network

Completion of wireless migration on track

Updates financial guidance


Qwest Communications (NYSE:Q) today reported financial results for the third quarter 2009. In the quarter, net income was $136 million. Earnings per share were 8 cents, which was equal to prior-year results. Current quarter earnings per share results include a 1 cent charge for severance, realignment and restructuring cost and litigation expense. The prior-year results include a 1 cent charge for severance, realignment and restructuring. The third quarter, net operating revenue of $3.1 billion includes 36 percent growth in more

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FairPoint Initiates Voluntary Chapter 11 Proceeding

FairPoint Reaches Agreement with Bank Lenders –

Initiates Voluntary Chapter 11 Proceeding


Chapter 11 Filing Will Not Impact the Company’s Operations or Customers

and Will Reduce Debt by $1.7 billion


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 26, 2009) – FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NYSE: FRP) (the “Company”), a leading provider of a full range of communications services, today announced it has reached agreement on a comprehensive financial restructuring plan (the “Restructuring Plan”) with lenders (the “Supporting Lenders”) holding more than 50 percent of the outstanding debt under its secured credit facility. The Restructuring Plan is expected to reduce the Company’s debt by $1.7 billion thereby providing a long-term solution for the Company’s balance sheet. more

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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

Strategy Analytics: Broadband Operator Profits Threatened by Price Cutting

Strategy Analytics: Broadband Operator Profits Threatened by Price Cutting


Tariff Cuts Need Precise Targets


Boston, MA - October 20, 2009 – Broadband operators stand to lose revenues and profits, unless they precisely target new tariff and service bundles by market segment. Research from the new Strategy Analytics Tariff & Revenue Strategies Service (TRS) warns service providers to be wary of commodity pricing as competition heats up. 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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ADTRAN, Inc. Reports Results for Third Quarter 2009 and Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

ADTRAN, Inc. Reports Results for Third Quarter 2009 and Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend


HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct 13, 2009 — ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) reported results for the third quarter of 2009. Sales were $128,062,000 for the quarter, compared to $137,195,000 for the third quarter of 2008. Net income was $21,583,000 for the quarter, compared to $22,411,000 for the third quarter of 2008. Earnings per share, assuming dilution, were $0.34 for the quarter, compared to $0.35 for the third quarter of 2008. more

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