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Strategy Analytics: Broadband Operator Profits Threatened by Price Cutting

Strategy Analytics: Broadband Operator Profits Threatened by Price Cutting


Tariff Cuts Need Precise Targets


Boston, MA - October 20, 2009 – Broadband operators stand to lose revenues and profits, unless they precisely target new tariff and service bundles by market segment. Research from the new Strategy Analytics Tariff & Revenue Strategies Service (TRS) warns service providers to be wary of commodity pricing as competition heats up. more

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Supercomm/Cable-Tec - Transmode Debuts Fiber-Based 3G/4G Backhaul in US - Creating Wholesale Opportunities for Carriers

Transmode’s Mobile Backhaul Solution creates wholesale opportunities for US Carriers


Stockholm, Sweden – 20th October 2009 – Transmode, a leading provider of optical networking solutions, will present its new Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution for the first time in the US – at both Supercomm (Chicago, October 21-23, booth 2809) and SCTE Cable Tec Expo (Denver, October 28-30).


The Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution is a unique WDM over fiber solution providing “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 rollouts.


The presentation of the Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution’s to the US market is intended to generate interest from the MSOs as well as from ILECs, CLECs and IOCs. The solution is particularly more

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Actelis Networks’ T1 Line Replacement Solution Helps Hargray Communications Significantly Boost Broadband Services to Business Customers

Actelis EFM Over Bonded Copper Market Leader

Actelis
solution enables 30 Mbps compared to 1.5 Mbps over the same two copper pairs.

FREMONT, Calif., October 1, 2009—Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions, today announced that Hargray Communications, a provider of high-speed Internet and VOIP (Voice over IP) services to business and residential customers in South Carolina and Georgia, has deployed the company’s RUS-listed ML2300 Ethernet aggregation platforms, ML600 Ethernet Access Devices (EADs) and its XR239 EFM Repeaters to replace its low-bandwidth T1 lines. By taking advantage of Actelis’ industry-leading rate, reach and reliability, the move enables Hargray to immediately and cost effectively provide best-in-class business broadband services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the Hilton Head, South Carolina, and Savannah, more

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GulfPines Delivers a 10x Boost in Bandwidth by Replacing Legacy T1 and DS3 Circuits with Ethernet Over Copper From Actelis Networks

Actelis EFM Over Bonded Copper Market Leader

Their exceptional support for bonding was one of the single most important factors in selecting Actelis.”

FREMONT, Calif., October 1, 2009Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions, today announced that GulfPines Communications, LLC, a Mississippi-based CLEC offering high-speed Internet and VoIP (Voice over IP) services to residential and business customers, is deploying the company’s ML600 Ethernet Access Devices (EADs) to replace its existing T1 and DS3 circuits. By leveraging its existing copper plant with Actelis’ ML600 EADs, GulfPines can immediately upgrade its network to offer enhanced broadband services with more than ten times the bandwidth of its legacy services. The move also brings a major reduction in operation expenditures, while allowing new and existing services to more

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

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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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Telecom industry sales and marketing pro Tim Basa joins Nitel senior leadership team

CHICAGO [September 17, 2009] – Nitel, Inc., a single-source provider of telecommunications network services and nationwide virtual network operator, is refocusing its sales and marketing strategies under the leadership of Tim Basa, a noted industry veteran and sales mentor.


Basa recently joined Nitel as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He is responsible for overseeing the sales force nationwide, expanding marketing and business development strategies, and unifying teams to drive revenue growth.


“Tim’s proven track record of accelerating growth at mid-size telecom organizations makes him an immediate and significant asset to the Nitel team,” said Rick Stern, Nitel chief executive officer. “We have become one of the fastest-growing companies in America by focusing on niche markets where we serve customers with the best network solutions at the best prices. Tim brings to this role experience in growing revenue through identifying and developing niche markets where the company more

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Nitel reinvigorates channel strategy, hires David Zilch as Senior Director of Business Development

CHICAGO [September 17, 2009] – Nitel, Inc., a single-source provider of telecommunications network services and nationwide virtual network operator, announced that experienced telecom industry executive David Zilch has joined the company as Senior Director of Business Development.


Zilch is responsible for establishing and executing a strategy to create new market opportunities for Nitel’s products and services. His focus will include emerging markets, value added resellers, agents and other potential partners.


“Dave has a strong track record of developing and executing plans to establish new lines of business. That’s important in this newly created role for Nitel,” said Rick Stern, chief executive officer. “His well-rounded business background and relationships throughout the telecom industry will be assets as we continue the rapid pace of expansion of the company.”

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Network Innovations changes company name to Nitel

Nitel logoCHICAGO – Network Innovations, Inc., a leading single-source provider of telecommunications network services nationwide, announced today that it has changed its corporate name to Nitel.


Rick Stern, chief executive officer, said the new name better reflects the nature of the company’s business in a succinct, direct way.


“We have achieved a solid position in a rapidly evolving technology environment, as demonstrated by our recent recognition among the Inc. 500 and the Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50,” Stern stated. “As our company grows and matures, it is necessary to project an image commensurate with our place in the market.” more

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Network Innovations named one of the fastest-growing private companies in America

CHICAGO – Network Innovations, Inc. (NI), a leading single-source provider of telecommunications network services nationwide, has been named one of America’s leaders in entrepreneurial growth by Inc. magazine.


NI is No. 337 on the 2009 Inc. 500/5000, a recently released listing of the 5,000 fastest-growing private U.S.-based companies. Network Innovations’ ranking is based on the company’s extraordinary revenue growth of 726.6 percent from 2005-2008. more

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Windstream sells product distribution subsidiary assets

Windstream sells product distribution subsidiary assets

Release date: Aug. 13, 2009

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Windstream Corporation (NYSE: WIN) has entered into an agreement to sell the non-affiliate operating assets of the company’s product distribution subsidiary, Windstream Supply LLC, to Walker and Associates, Inc., based in Welcome, N.C. more

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