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Supercomm - Transmode Unveils 10G Muxponder for High-Capacity Mobile Backhaul, NGN, Packet Services

Transmode extends Multi-Service Muxponder technology to 10G for high-capacity Mobile Backhaul and NGN Services


Supercomm, Chicago and Stockholm, Sweden – 20th October 2009 – Transmode, a leading provider of optical networking solutions, today announced the launch of its next generation 10G Multi-Service Muxponder targeted for Mobile Backhaul and other Next Generation Network (NGN) migration applications.


The new 10G Multi-Service Muxponder (MS-MXP/10G) is ideally suited to both mobile backhaul applications and NGN migration projects within fixed networks where both legacy TDM traffic is required in parallel with Ethernet traffic. The MS-MXP/10G allows operators to economically and flexibly transport multiple services on the same 10G wavelength. All services are transported totally transparently, including network synchronization, which simplifies the network structure and OAM procedures.


The MS-MXP/10G extends Transmode’s existing and widely deployed Intelligent WDM (iWDMâ„¢) Multi-Service technology to 10 Gbit/s of capacity and is part of Transmode’s successful more

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ZTE Opens LTE Laboratory in North America

Richardson, TX-based Lab Tests CDMA/LTE Dual-Mode Platform; Showcases ZTE’s Global LTE Technology Leadership


Richardson, TX - October 19, 2009 – ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced that it has opened an LTE (Long Term Evolution) testing laboratory at its U.S. headquarters in Richardson, Texas. In the lab, ZTE will demonstrate and test its dual-mode CDMA/LTE platform, which enables carriers to lay the foundation for the delivery of LTE services in the U.S. Using the platform, ZTE can demonstrate an FTP downloading rate up to 52 Mbps at 10 MHz bandwidth and conduct CDMA voice service and LTE HD (High Definition) video demonstrations simultaneously.

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AT&T Extends VoIP to 3G Network for iPhone

DALLAS–AT&T today announced it has taken the steps necessary so that Apple can enable VoIP applications on iPhone to run on AT&T’s wireless network. Previously, VoIP applications on iPhone were enabled for Wi-Fi connectivity. For some time, AT&T has offered a variety of other wireless devices that enable VoIP applications on 3G, 2G and Wi-Fi networks. AT&T this afternoon informed Apple Inc. and the FCC of its decision. more

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YOTA RELIES ON HORIZON COMPACT IN EXTENDING RUSSIA’S FIRST 4G NETWORK

YOTA RELIES ON HORIZON COMPACT IN EXTENDING RUSSIA’S FIRST 4G NETWORK


                        DragonWave Solution Providing 50 Mbps Backhaul Links for Yota Mobile WiMAX


Ottawa, Canada,  October 6, 2009  - DragonWave Inc. (TSX: DWI) a leading global supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, today announced Yota has deployed DragonWave’s Horizon Compact in extending Russia’s first 4G network to regions beyond Moscow and St. Petersburg. The DragonWave solution supports 400 Mbps capable links for backhaul of Yota Mobile WiMAX services for business and residential users.


“This is a very large, innovative network, and we’ve invested heavily in promoting our Yota brand. We absolutely could not afford to resort to yesterday’s technologies in rolling out state-of-the-art, mobile broadband access to our customers,” said Dmitry Privalov, Head of Department for Radio Optimization with Yota. “The Horizon more

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Telefónica drives 4G mobile technology by commissioning six advanced pilot trials

• The company chooses six different providers to test their respective LTE technologies in six countries, taking advantage of Telefonica’s geographic scale

• The trials include laboratory tests and the installation of e-node Bs in the field more

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Palo Alto Networks Names Head of Worldwide Marketing, Broadens Leadership of Next-Generation Firewall Provider

Former Serena Software Marketing Executive René Bonvanie to Accelerate Expansion of Rapidly Growing Enterprise Infrastructure Security Company


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 22, 2009 – Palo Alto Networksâ„¢, the leader in next-generation firewalls, today announced that it has named former senior vice president of marketing, SaaS, and IT at Serena Software René Bonvanie as its new head of worldwide marketing.


“The addition of this proven senior marketing executive further strengthens the leadership team of Palo Alto Networks,” said Palo Alto Networks CEO Lane Bess. “The company has clearly moved to the next level as an international company, and we will rely on René’s knowledge and expertise as we continue to expand and deliver our innovative firewall products to enterprises, addressing their complex security needs while simplifying infrastructure and saving costs. He has a tremendous track record of growing companies in a variety of enterprise technology markets, and we are thrilled 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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Portugal Operator ZON Multimedia Extends its Relationship with Sigma Systems for Multi-play Fulfillment

OSS solutions to include fulfillment of FTTH and MVNO services


TORONTO and LISBON, Portugal, September 15, 2009 — Sigma Systems, an industry leader in Advanced IP Service Fulfillment solutions, and next-generation operator ZON Multimedia, Portugal’s leading provider of triple-play solutions, announced today the extension of their working relationship through 2013. While ZON already utilizes Sigma’s Service Management Portfolio for fulfillment of its triple-play offerings in Portugal, the agreement extension also includes OSS support for ZON’s new mobile and Fiber-to-the-Home services.


A Sigma Systems customer since 2003, ZON Multimedia is one of Europe’s most progressive operators, offering the following services to Portugal residents:


• Digital video and satellite TV

• Video on demand (VOD)

• Voice over IP (VoIP)

• Broadband via cable and DSL

• ISP services

Recently, ZON added mobile services by becoming a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). ZON also plans to introduce more

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XConnect Raises $10 Million in Series B Funding

Laura Abbott

Comunicano, Inc. - for XConnect

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laura.abbott@comunicano.com


XConnect Raises $10 Million in Series B Funding


Round to Support Continued Growth of IP Interconnection Services,

Driving Adoption of Cross-Network NGN Offerings


LONDON – Sept. 15, 2009 – XConnect, the global leader in neutral and secure next-generation interconnection and ENUM-registry services, today announced it has raised $10 million in Series B funding.


A consortium of investors, including Venrock Associates (U.S.), Accel Partners (U.K.), Grazia Equity (Germany) and Crescent Point Group (Singapore), participated.


The financing will enable London-based XConnect to continue expanding its “Interconnect 2.0” portfolio, which includes Carrier ENUM-registry and multimedia interconnection hub services.


Interconnect 2.0 offers the most comprehensive suite of services to meet operators’ growing needs to efficiently deliver new revenue-generating multimedia services, such as high-definition voice and video, across IP networks, while increasing service quality and reducing more

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Wavesat Introduces LTE Chipset Featuring 100 Mb/s Downlink Capability

Wavesat Introduces LTE Chipset Featuring 100 Mb/s Downlink Capability


Company’s LTE Chipset family – the “Odyssey 9000” — Solidifies Leadership

in Multi-Protocol 4G Baseband Processors


San Mateo, CA – September 9, 2009 – Wavesat Inc., a leading supplier of Broadband Wireless semiconductor solutions, will launch its Odyssey 9000 family of LTE chipsets at the 4G World in Chicago next week, with the first LTE chipset featuring CAT-3 performance (100 Mb/s downlink, 50 Mb/s uplink) for mobile devices including USB dongles, data cards, mobile handsets and MIDs. The Odyssey 9000 is a highly integrated SOC with industry beating performance and power consumption, along with a highly flexible and programmable architecture to easily adapt to LTE’s evolving requirements. Wavesat’s award winning multi-protocol architecture also allows the Odyssey 9000 to support other 4G technologies including WiMAX and Japan’s XGP standard.


“As the industry moves rapidly to strategic use of IP more

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