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NeoPhotonics - New CWDM/DWDM Transceiver Line Gives OEMs/Carriers More Cost Effective Options for 10G Networking

NeoPhotonics Expands Portfolio of XFP Transceivers for High-Speed Networks

CWDM and DWDM XFP Options Augment NeoPhotonicsTM Portfolio of High-Speed Transceivers

San Jose / Shenzhen – September 4, 2009 – NeoPhotonics announced today new CWDM and DWDM options in its XFP pluggable transceiver line to meet the growing need for high-speed “10 Gigabit” network connections such as OC192/STM-64, 10 G Fibre Channel, G.709, and 10 G Ethernet. Compliant with the XFP 10 Gigabit Small Form Factor Pluggable MSA Revision 4.5, NeoPhotonics’ expanded XFP line gives system designers flexibility in configuring their platforms for different network applications and allows carriers to offer more service connections “per shelf” as the transceivers physically separate the optical interface from the rest of the system hardware.

NeoPhotonics’ CWDM XFP line covers 8 wavelengths, yet is expandable to all 16 and will be offered in ER (40 km reach) and ZR (80 more

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Transmode Launches Industry’s First Optical Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution

Transmode launches Industry’s first optical Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution

Stockholm, Sweden – 3rd September 2009 – Transmode, a leading provider of optical networking solutions, today announced the launch of its Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution. This unique WDM over fiber solution provides “hybrid” native support of both TDM and Ethernet traffic and supports multiple synchronization streams per wavelength. It therefore enables a smooth migration to Ethernet or all-IP backhaul networks and cost effective support of 3G and LTE multimedia service roll outs.

The new Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution provides a fiber-based backhaul that offers a unique and valuable form of differentiation that will help carriers overcome synchronization and bandwidth problems so that they can more quickly and confidently roll out new 3G, LTE-based and 4G services. The ability to maintain multiple synchronization signals to the cell sites in a mobile network allows the operator to simultaneously support a more

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IBW deploys DragonWave’s Horizon Compact for its new WiMAX business services in Costa Rica

Horizon Compact Provides Robust, Reliable WiMAX Backhaul for IBW’S Costa Rica Rollout

DragonWave Solution Selected for its High Throughput, Low Latency and Rugged Resiliency

Ottawa, Canada, September 1, 2009 - DragonWave Inc. (TSX: DWI), a leading global supplier of  packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, today announced that IBW has deployed the Horizon Compact to provide robust and reliable native Ethernet backhaul for its new WiMAX business services in Costa Rica. Additionally, IBW plans to leverage the DragonWave solution for dependable last-mile customer access as it introduces higher-speed services across the Central American country.

 “The levels of throughput and latency that the Horizon Compact delivers are far superior to any other solution we have tested, and we could not be happier with the results since completing our deployment,” said Paul Choiseul, Chief Technology Officer with IBW. “DragonWave’s solution delivers native more

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ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP 150 deployed in Openreach’s national Ethernet Access Direct services

ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP 150 deployed by Openreach in national

Ethernet Access Direct Services

ADVA FSP 150 delivers intelligent Ethernet services and increased network management to customers throughout the U.K.

York, U.K. and Martinsried/Munich, Germany. September 1, 2009. ADVA Optical Networking today announced that BT’s UK-based access network arm, Openreach, is deploying the ADVA FSP 150, featuring Etherjack® technology, throughout its national Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) services. Using a range of intelligent Ethernet services, Openreach’s customers will now be able to perform last-mile test and diagnostics with unparalleled flexibility, control and management. The deployment will provide Openreach’s customers with a greater understanding of their Openreach-supplied network infrastructure and performance than ever before.

“The ADVA FSP 150 will play a key role in the success of Openreach’s EAD services,” stated Bill Jones, general manager,Connectivity Services Product Management at Openreach. “ADVA Optical Networking has a proven track record more

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Hyatt Regency Paris-Charles De Gaulle Provides it’s Guests with an Innovative New International Telephone Service

Hyatt Regency Paris-Charles de Gaulle is pleased to be one of the first hotels in Europe to offer its customers unprecedented value in international telephone service. Hyatt Regency Paris-Charles de Gaulle chose the TravelTalk system, the flagship product of Clasix. In an economic environment where cost reduction is an important factor for the traveller, TravelTalk offers call packages priced from €5.95 including VAT for up to 60 minutes of international calling.

Thierry Guillot, general manager of the hotel, commented: “We were looking for a solution where we could offer our customers a high-quality service at a lower rate than a laptop or a phone card, so that our customers would be encouraged to use this new system. TravelTalk can save our clients or their company around €100 per stay.”

Hyatt Regency Paris-Charles de Gaulle, the first business hotel in the area of the airport at Roissy, more

Hospitality Consulting Services Chooses Clasix to Provide its TravelSuite Multimedia family of Services including TravelTalk, TravelConnect, TravelVision, and TravelExchange.

Hospitality Consulting Services (HCS), an International technology and telecommunications consulting company serving the hospitality industry, has teamed with Clasix, Inc., as a preferred partner, to develop and deploy IP based voice, high-speed Internet access, and video solutions for hotels worldwide, over Clasix’s dual stack IPv6/IPv4 hospitality focused network.

“HCS is very excited about the new technology that Clasix has developed to allow the deployment of IP based Voice, High-Speed Internet Access, and TV/Video services in a hotel environment,” said Tom Mayer, president of Hospitality Consulting Services. “One of our biggest challenges has been to find a single company like Clasix that can deploy all of these services on one network using the Next Generation IPv6 platform, with IPv4 layered on the same network to allow for ongoing support and migration of current IPv4 applications. This way our hotels are investing in their future, but can implement at more

Thomas Bergström new CFO of Net Insight

Stockholm, Sweden - Aug. 10, 2009 - Thomas Bergström has been appointed new CFO of Net Insight.

Thomas Bergström has been appointed new CFO of Net Insight. He starts today and will assume the CFO position on August 24 2009. Thomas will be part of Net Insight’s executive management team.

Thomas has 14 years of experience from a broad variety of finance roles in an international environment primarily within the telecom sector. Thomas was most recently CFO at Aastra Telecom Sweden and he has held various finance and management positions within the Ericsson group in Sweden and Australia.

“Thomas has a solid background in financial management and has a great deal of relevant industrial experience,” says Fredrik TrägĂĄrdh, CEO of Net Insight. “With Thomas on board, we further strengthen our management team.”

About Net Insight

Net Insight delivers the world’s most efficient and scalable optical transport more

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Global-i© (Gi) Launches Gi GTM™ Suite of Go-to-Market Services for Communications and IT Clients

Herndon, VA (PRWEB) August 5, 2009 — Global-i, Inc. (, a provider of technology-management consulting and project-based outsourcing services to the Communications & IT industry, announced today that it is launching its Global-i GTM™ Suite of Go-to-Market and Launch Management Services for meeting New/Enhanced Products and Services Launch needs and Infrastructure Deployment/Systems Integration Rollout needs of Converged Communications & IT Clients.

The services will benefit Communications and IT clients launching products and services through a fully-gated product lifecycle management (PLM/SDLC) process and/or rolling out its infrastructure deployment/systems integration initiative via a thorough implementation process. The company will provide the services via fixed-fee consulting and managed outsourcing. The fixed-fee service will be a custom service and will be developed per the needs of the client and delivered via Global-i GTM™ service directly from Global-i offices. The service can also be delivered as a contracted service via Global-i ExpertConsultant™ service more

NGN Forum and IMS Forum Announce Plugfest 8 to Focus on Interoperability for IP Applications, BSS/OSS & Security

Plugfest to Leverage Work of Diameter/Control Plane and BSS/OSS & Security Working Groups

Denver, CO – July 29, 2009 The NGN IMS Forum™ announced today that its eighth NGN IMS PlugfestTM will be held October 5 thru October 9th, 2009 at the InterOperability Lab (UNH IOL) in Durham, NH. The NGN IMS Forum Plugfests are the industry’s only interoperability events covering converged IMS and NGN services over wireless, wireline and cable broadband. Plugfest 8 will focus on Interoperability for voice and multimedia applications, BSS/OSS and Security inter and intra network: more

XConnect Certifies MERA VoIP Transit Softswitches

xconnect-logo-medium.jpgSuccessful Testing Paves the Way for MERA-Equipped Service Providers to Access XConnect Registry and Join XConnect Peering Federations

LONDON – July 22, 2009XConnect, the leader in Voice over IP (VoIP) and Next Generation Network (NGN) interconnection, today announced that a family of MERA Systems softswitches, including MVTS II (MERA VoIP Transit Softswitch) and MVTS Pro (MERA VoIP Transit Softswitch Professional), has been certified XConnect-Ready.


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