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Optical Transport Equipment Market Revenues Declined in the Third Quarter, According to Dell’Oro Group

Optical Transport Equipment Market Revenues Declined in the Third Quarter,

According to Dell’Oro Group


Metro Equipment and 40 Gbps to Drive Growth in 2010


REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – November 23, 2009 – According to a newly published report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, worldwide optical market revenues were just under $3 billion in the third quarter of this year, a 4 percent decline over the second quarter of this year. The demand for optical transport equipment stabilized in North America where revenues have increased in the two most recent quarters. Asia Pacific continues to be the largest region for optical transport equipment with nearly 40 percent of worldwide market revenues.


“We believe that the optical market is recovering, and forecast steady improvements in year-over-year growth rates as well as a return to positive year-over-year growth by the more

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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

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Corporate Communications

1-888-931-1117

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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

Nokia Siemens Networks’ statement on Nortel auction outcome

Nokia Siemens Networks confirms that, with its financial partner, it did not submit the highest bid for Nortel’s optical networking and carrier Ethernet assets in the bankruptcy court-sanctioned auction that began on Friday morning and extended through the weekend. Nokia Siemens Networks believes that its final offer represented fair value for the assets, and further bidding could not be financially justified.<777>

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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

Fortune 1000 Consumer Services Company Deploys Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls

IDT Corporation Regains Visibility and Improves Network Security with PA-4000 Series; Saves Money by Consolidating Legacy Firewalls, Proxies, and IDS


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 17, 2009 – Palo Alto Networks™, the leader in next-generation firewalls, today announced that IDT Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company operating primarily in the telecommunications and energy industries, has deployed Palo Alto Networks’ PA-4000 Series next-generation firewalls.


IDT Corporation is a consumer services-focused company with operations primarily in the telecommunications and energy industries. Through its Telecom subsidiary, IDT provides retail and wholesale telecommunications services and products, including pre-paid and rechargeable calling cards and wholesale carrier services. Through its Genie Energy subsidiary, IDT operates energy-related businesses including IDT Energy, an Energy Services Company (ESCO) providing electricity and gas to residential and small business customers in New York State, an oil shale joint venture in western Colorado, and an alternative energy initiative in Israel.


“IDT needed more

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Interop Selects Palo Alto Networks to Present at the Interop New York 2009 Conference Next Week

Palo Alto Networks Co-Founder and CTO Nir Zuk to Present “What’s Wrong with the WAN Firewall?” in the Conference’s Networking Track


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2009 – Palo Alto Networks™, the leader in next-generation firewalls, today announced that it has been selected to present at Interop New York 2009, being held Nov.16 – 20 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. The company is also exhibiting at the event, in booth number 722.


Nir Zuk, security industry expert and Palo Alto Networks co-founder and CTO, will present “What’s Wrong with the WAN Firewall?” in the Networking Track on Nov. 20 at 10:15 am. Attendees will learn of the limitations of the traditional WAN firewall and identify what functionality firewalls need to implement to overcome these limitations.


“Interop prides itself on its ability to leverage industry expertise to achieve its goal of educating attendees in a more

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BCE reports 2009 third quarter results

This news release contains forward-looking statements. For a description

of the related risk factors and assumptions please see the section

entitled “Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements” later in this

release.


- Net earnings applicable to common shares of $558 million, up

$310 million year-over-year

- Bell operating income growth of 26% driven by lower restructuring

charges and EBITDA(1) growth of 1.5%

- Healthy cash from operating activities of $1.5 billion; Free cash

flow(2) of $649 million adds to strong liquidity position

- Record Q3 wireless postpaid net activations and industry-leading TV

net activations


MONTREAL, Nov. 12 - BCE Inc. (NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, today reported BCE and Bell results for the third quarter of 2009. more

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Midwest Video Solutions Selects Net Insight for Trans-Pacific Video Transmission to US Military Bases

Digital TV service provider relies on Net Insight’s Nimbra to Deliver Trans-Pacific Virtual Headend Service to Soldiers Stationed in Japan


9 November 2009

ORLANDO, Florida – Net Insight, a leading developer of efficient and scalable optical transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, today announced that is has supplied Nimbra switches to Midwest Video Solutions (“MVS”), a leading provider of robust Digital TV solutions, to provide a virtual headend feed from their facilities in Westby, Wisconsin to a US military base in Japan.


Net Insight delivers 100 percent Quality of Service, allowing customers to transport any service to any network location without packet loss. The optimized Nimbra platform meets the needs of broadcasters, media networks, IPTV/CATV operators, Metro Ethernet and telecom operators in a one-system solution. Headend operators can use the Nimbra platform to form virtual headend services with scalable layer-2 multicast and no packet loss. more

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Social Networking and Collaborative Application Usage Explodes in Businesses Worldwide

SOCIAL NETWORKING AND COLLABORATIVE APPLICATION USAGE EXPLODES IN BUSINESSES WORLDWIDE


Personal-to-Business “Crossover” is Accelerating, Says Latest Industry Report from Palo Alto Networks


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 9, 2009 – Palo Alto Networks™, the leader in next-generation firewalls, today announced results of an international study that reveal the use of social networking and collaborative applications for business purposes has skyrocketed in the last six month period. With increased adoption of Web-based applications comes new business and security risks that go far beyond potential productivity losses. Yet most companies have outdated IT infrastructure and usage policies that may fail to protect them from these growing risks.


These are just some of the results of the fourth Application Usage and Risk Report (Fall Edition 2009), a semi-annual analysis of application usage on enterprise networks. Unlike other industry reports that are based on behavioral surveys, the Application Usage and Risk Report looks more

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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

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