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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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Related Topics: Municipal networks, LTE, FTTX, Ethernet, Other |

Move Networks Hires AT&T U-Verse Executive

Guy Beverlin Joins as Executive Vice President, Operations; Brings Record of

Industry Success to Build Move`s World Class Operating Capabilities


AMERICAN FORK, Utah — Move Networks, a global provider of comprehensive “television over the Internet” and IPTV solutions, announced today that it has appointed Guy Beverlin to the position of Executive Vice President, Operations. Beverlin, who has a proven record of designing and building world class operations centers of excellence, will lead the continued build out of Move`s network and operations capabilities. more

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Zhone Introduces Industry’s Most Comprehensive ONT Portfolio for Snap-to-Fit Provisioning of Differentiated FTTx Services

Zhone Introduces Industry’s Most Comprehensive ONT Portfolio for Snap-to-Fit Provisioning of Differentiated FTTx Services


Zhone Adds Powerful Suite of Automation Features to Cut Time, Cost and Complexity of FTTx Service Delivery


Oakland, CA —October 6, 2009 — Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a global leader in network access solutions, today announced the addition of 24 new zNID(TM) models for the industry’s most comprehensive ONT (Optical Network Terminal) portfolio. Zhone’s snap-to-fit approach means less equipment costs, tighter network integration and targeted service differentiation on the full range of FTTx applications, from distinctive corporate business communications to residential triple-play and mobile backhaul. Zhone’s new ONT line includes a powerful suite of automation features to cut installation times and provide ultimate flexibility in the field. more

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NTIA Announces First State Broadband Mapping Grants

NTIA Announces First State Broadband Mapping Grants


Recovery Act Funding to Provide Policymakers and Consumers with Improved Data on Internet Service in California, Indiana, North Carolina, and Vermont


For Immediate Release: October 5, 2009

Contact: Mark Tolbert, 202-482-8176 or press@ntia.doc.gov


WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today announced that it has awarded the first four grants under NTIA’s State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program to fund activities in California, Indiana, North Carolina, and Vermont. The program, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will increase broadband access and adoption through better data collection and broadband planning. The data will be displayed in NTIA’s national broadband map, a tool that will inform policymakers’ efforts and provide consumers with improved information on the broadband Internet services available to them. more

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Cincinnati Bell Selects Motorola’s FTTH and Video Delivery Solutions to Provide Advanced Television and Broadband Experiences to Consumers

Cincinnati Bell Selects Motorola’s FTTH and Video Delivery Solutions to Provide Advanced Television and Broadband Experiences to Consumers


Motorola’s field-proven GPON and RF video solutions to provide highest quality video and broadband services to Cincinnati Bell subscribers


HORSHAM, Pa – September 22, 2009 –Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT) Home and Networks Mobility business today announced that Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) has selected Motorola’s gigabit passive optical network (GPON), edge modulation, encryptor and encoding solutions for deployment in its fiber network. Cincinnati Bell’s fiber network will enable the delivery of rich personalized media experiences and support multiple high-speed broadband service tiers and advanced video services including the highest quality high-definition TV (HDTV), video-on-demand (VOD) and standard definition television programming available to consumers today. more

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Akamai Unveils the Akamai HD Network

Industry’s first unified network to deliver high definition (HD) quality video online at broadcast-level audience scale for the most popular runtime environments: Adobe® Flash® technology, Microsoft Silverlight, and the iPhone

Press conference to unveil the new technology and demo at 1 p.m. EST today; register at www.akamai.com/hdnetwork


CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM - News), the leader in powering video, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, today announced the Akamai HD Network, its next generation video delivery offering and the first platform to deliver HD video online to viewers using Adobe Flash technology, Microsoft Silverlight, and to the iPhone, at broadcast-level audience scale. The Akamai HD Network is the only solution that supports live and on-demand HD streaming with a highly-personalized and interactive online experience that matches and complements HD television. more

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Advanced Media Technologies Named as Channel Partner for Hitachi Node+ZeroTM RFoG Solution

– AMT will serve as stocking distributor for Hitachi RFoG solution in United States –


ATLANTA, GA, September 28th, 2009 – Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc., a leading supplier of Fiber-to-the-Premises solutions, today announced that Advanced Media Technologies (AMT) will serve as a stocking distributor for Hitachi’s Node+Zero Radio Frequency over Glass (RFoG) product family in the United States. AMT will support cable television and other communications network operators with Hitachi’s single-fiber RFoG solution, enabling network operators to deliver video, data and voice services via optical fiber and realize significant savings in network operations and maintenance costs.


“Hitachi is pleased to have AMT as a channel partner,” said Rick Schiavinato, Hitachi vice president of sales and marketing. “AMT is well known as a top-tier supplier to cable television network operators and for providing outstanding customer service. They will be a tremendous asset as we expand the market more

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Optus/SingTel chooses mdi for 10Gbps network monitoring

mdi (Monitoring Division Inc.), the leader in real-time network monitoring and intelligence, announced today it has received orders for commercial deployment of its groundbreaking ‘eyeD 360′ network monitor from Optus, the division of SingTel in Australia. As part of the qualification process, mdi is now an approved supplier to SingTel, receiving accelerated acceptance due to the system’s uniqueness in the industry.

mdi is exhibiting its systems and publishing a case study on the carrier’s evaluation experience during the European Conference on Communications (ECOC 2009) this week in Vienna, Austria. During the event, mdi is launching a single-port version of its four-in-one impairment monitor to meet demand in the Test & Measurement market for multi-purpose platforms. To facilitate access to its unique product, mdi also announced the appointment of Infractive as its first European Master Distributor. Headquartered in Paris, Infractive will focus on joint sales and support in France, Spain, more

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Infonetics: Residential voice, video and data services to hit $300 billion by 2013

PRESS CONTACT:

Diane Myers

Directing Analyst, Service Provider VoIP and IMS Infonetics Research

408.583.3391

diane@infonetics.com

http://twitter.com/dianemyers


Infonetics Research: Residential voice, video and data services to hit $300 billion by 2013


Campbell, CALIFORNIA, September 17, 2009–Market research firm Infonetics Research today released a new market share and forecast report, Residential Voice, Data, and Video Services in North America: Market Outlook.


“With hundreds of service providers marketing services to residential voice, data, and video consumers, the market is dominated by AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast in the US and Bell Canada and Rogers in Canada. AT&T is the market leader with 17% of total services revenue. With the residential services market forecast to reach $300 billion by 2013, fueled by broadband and video services, we are expecting a hard-fought battle between the ILECs and the cable operators,” observes Diane Myers, Infonetics Research’s directing analyst for service provider VoIP and more

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Edgeware Partners with Envivio for Web TV Adaptive Streaming

Interoperability of Edgeware Web TV servers with Envivio SilverLiveTV and iLiveTV

to Enable Adaptive Streaming to Microsoft® Silverlight and Apple iPhone clients


Edgeware AB and Envivio® Inc. announced that the companies will work together to provide content providers and

operators with content delivery solutions for Internet and Mobile TV that take advantage of the

latest adaptive bitrate streaming technologies from Apple and Microsoft. The companies will

collaborate to ensure interoperability of Envivio’s iLiveTVâ„¢ and SilverLiveTVâ„¢ solutions with

Edgeware’s Web TV server products. Both companies are demonstrating adaptive streaming

technologies at IBC 2009.


Encoding for adaptive streaming is an important ingredient for the success of premium TV

and video delivery over the Internet, ensuring uninterrupted, quality viewing when networks

become congested. Efficient caching and delivery of popular content from servers positioned

close to the consumers minimizes congestion and enables a higher aggregate quality.

Interoperability between encoders and delivery servers more

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