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Voxbone: Another Year of Substantial Growth in 2009

Revenue Rises 60 Percent, Network Traffic More Than Doubles


BRUSSELS, Belgium – January 13, 2010 – Voxbone, an innovative provider of IP network services, saw another year of substantial growth in revenue, network traffic and new customers in 2009 despite one of the worst global economic recessions in decades.  The company today said 2009 revenue was up 60 percent over the prior year, and minutes of use for inbound traffic grew 110 percent to 1.5 billion. In addition, Voxbone attracted more than 150 new customers to its base of service providers, multinational corporations, call center operators, conference call providers and others in the IP industry.   Voxbone provides these customers with direct-inward-dial (DID) and iNum® numbers for local presence in foreign markets while enabling them to deploy new advanced services quickly and economically via the world’s first and largest backbone dedicated to voice-origination more

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Vello Systems Announces Optical, “Green” Technology (”AOSR”) that Converts 10G into 40/100 G Networks

Vello Systems Delivers CX16000 Adaptive Optical System


CX16000 based on innovative Adaptive Optical Service Routing (AOSR) technology enables simplified high-capacity networks over existing infrastructure for lower costs.


Milpitas, CA, January 12, 2010 – Vello Systems, a leader in high performance optical networking systems, today announced that the 40G/100G CX16000 Adaptive Optical System has been deployed at several Tier 1 service providers to deliver high bandwidth capacity over existing 10G optical networks. The Vello Systems CX16000 is designed to meet the requirements of service providers worldwide who need to efficiently upgrade existing 10G fiber networks to 40G and 100G to support growing demand for bandwidth intensive services for homes and businesses. The CX16000 is based on Vello Systems’ Adaptive Optical Service Routing (AOSR) technology.


AOSR employs advanced multiple carrier photonics to deliver 40G and 100G bandwidth per wavelength over any type of optical network from more

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PwC acquires MTS Allstream’s consulting unit

PricewaterhouseCoopers to acquire MTS Allstream’s Professional Services consulting group


TORONTO, Jan. 12 - PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada (PwC) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Professional Services consulting group of MTS Allstream, a subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., effective February 1, 2010. The acquisition includes client contracts and approximately 180 National consulting professionals from MTS Allstream’s IT consulting and security consulting groups.


Bill McFarland, a National Managing Partner within PwC Canada, notes that, “PwC Consulting will now be able to more

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Global Crossing adds WAN optimization to managed services

Global Crossing Gives Enterprises More Choice by Adding Juniper Networks to Managed Network Services Capabilities


Company Complements Managed Network Services with WAN Optimization Capability


FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Jan. 12 — Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider, today announced it is giving its enterprise customers more flexibility and choice by adding Juniper Networks equipment to its Managed Network Services (MNS) portfolio. Specifically, Global Crossing MNS will now support Juniper Networks J Series Services Routers, M Series Multiservice Edge Routers, and SRX Series Services Gateways. Global Crossing also will enhance its MNS with Juniper Networks WXC Series Application Acceleration Platforms for WAN Optimization. more

CA Acquires SLA management software firm Oblicore

CA Acquires Oblicore, Leader in IT Service Level Management


Closes the Gap Between Business Expectations and IT with Improved Service Management for Enterprise and Cloud Environments


ISLANDIA, N.Y., January 11, 2010 – CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) today announced that it has acquired privately-held Oblicore, a leading provider of Service Level Management (SLM) software for enterprises and service providers. Oblicore supports and strengthens CA’s ability to set, measure and optimize service levels to meet business expectations across enterprise and cloud environments. Oblicore’s solutions also extend CA’s capabilities in cloud vendor management and assurance of cloud service quality. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Oblicore’s customers include AT&T, ABN AMRO, British Telecom, Cable & Wireless, France Telecom, ING, Lufthansa Systems, Siemens Medical Solutions, and T-Systems. With Oblicore solutions, these organizations are better equipped to design, monitor and manage service level agreements across their IT service portfolio in more

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Savvis CEO steps down

Savvis Appoints Chairman of the Board as Interim CEO


Phil Koen Steps Down Company Reiterates Fourth Quarter 2009 Guidance


ST. LOUIS, Jan. 11 — SAVVIS, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVVS), a global leader in internet infrastructure services for enterprises, today announced that James E. Ousley will serve as interim chief executive officer following the departure of Phil Koen. Effective as of the close of business on January 8, Koen resigned his positions with the company. The company’s board of directors has formed a succession committee to conduct a search for a new CEO. more

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Optical Networking News — “MSA” Announced for Athermal AWGs

Leading Companies Announce Enhancements to MSA Standard For Athermal Arrayed Waveguide Grating Modules


Tokyo, San Jose January 4, 2010 - NEL, Hitachi Cable, Gemfire, Furukawa Electric, JDSU and NeoPhotonics, leading companies in the planar lightwave circuit (PLC) passive components industry, today announced an enhanced Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) that provides a standardized form factor for Arrayed Waveguide Grating (AWG) Modules with an athermal configuration.


Athermal AWGs provide multiplexing and demultiplexing for DWDM optical equipment through a common interface. The athermal design compensates for temperature passively and requires no electrical power, reducing overall system power requirements.


The MSA enables equipment manufacturers to choose from multiple suppliers for the standardized product, helping to reduce lead times and cost. Version 3.0 of the MSA has been published and contains descriptions of the standard, small form factor and athermal AWG packages. For more information, please see the AWG MSA more

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Avanti Communications Group plc: Placing of £86m plus £194m Debt Facilities to Fund Proposed HYLAS 2 satellite launch


LONDON, Dec. 21/BUSINESSWIRE/


Highlights



  • £86 MILLION RAISED THROUGH NEW AND EXISTING INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS

  • £194 MILLION DEBT FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED OR GUARANTEED BY US AND FRENCH EXPORT CREDIT AGENCIES AT RATES BELOW 6%

  • SECOND SATELLITE TO LAUNCH IN 2012 TO PROVIDE KA BAND BROADBAND SERVICES IN EUROPE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA


Background and details of the Placing


Avanti Communications Group plc (AIM: AVN), (”Avanti” or “the Company”), the broadband satellite operator, is pleased to announce a placing (”Placing”) of 21,500,000 new ordinary shares of 1p each in the Company (”Placing Shares”) to be carried out by Cenkos Securities plc (”Cenkos”) with new and existing institutional investors at a placing price of 400p per ordinary share of 1p each in the Company (”Ordinary Shares”). The Placing, which is conditional, inter alia, more

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Ford SYNC Becomes WiFi Hot Spot

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 21 –


Next-generation SYNC(®) system to incorporate in-car WiFi system powered by customer’s USB mobile broadband modem, turning entire car into hot spot


New capability will be standard on select SYNC-equipped vehicles with no additional hardware or subscriptions required beyond the user-supplied mobile broadband modem


Standard WiFi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) security protocols will be in force, and only owner-permitted devices will be able to access the network, helping ensure secure, robust connectivity for in-car users


Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) will turn vehicles into rolling WiFi hot spots when it introduces the second generation of its popular SYNC(®) in-car connectivity system next year. more

Nokia and ST-Ericsson Partnering in TD-SCDMA

Nokia and ST-Ericsson today announced a long-term partnership in the area of TD-SCDMA technology and solutions. As part of the partnership, Nokia will be using ST-Ericsson as a key supplier of chipset platforms in its Symbian based TD-SCDMA devices and solutions portfolio.


The partnership with ST-Ericsson will bring Nokia’s industry leading involvement with the TD-SCDMA standard to the next level. The partnership will enhance both companies’ leadership position in China’s mobile market and will create a robust user experience for Chinese consumers. more

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