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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

Windstream Launches VoIP/SIP Trunking

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) has launched Dynamic Office - SIP, a new business communications solution that combines voice, data and high-speed Internet services over a single connection and offers customers both the cost-savings and advantages of VoIP technology.


Windstream’s Dynamic Office – Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) product is more cost effective than a traditional communications system. It’s a next-generation IP solution that provides customers direct access to Windstream’s private IP network for data and voice communications. A business can exchange voice traffic over an Internet connection rather than physical line or PRI, saving the customer money and streamlining operations. more

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Florida CLEC US Metro Acquired by Cinnabar Ventures

Cinnabar Ventures, Inc. to Acquire US Metropolitan Telecom, LLC


Telecom Veteran, Frank Mambuca, Tapped to Lead Cinnabar’s Data Division


FORT MYERS, FL–(January 11, 2010) - Cinnabar Ventures, Inc. (”Cinnabar”) (OTCBB: CNBR), the creators of the Yippy OS, www.yippy.com, a cloud-based operating system currently in beta, announces it has executed a non-binding letter of intent on January 6, 2010, for the acquisition of FiberCon Holdings, LLC’s wholly-owned subsidiary, US Metropolitan Telecom, LLC (”US Metro”) www.usmetrotel.com, a leading Florida telecommunications company and Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (”CLEC”) for an aggregate purchase price of cash and stock totaling eighteen million dollars ($18,000,000), which includes Cinnabar’s acquisition of 100% of the membership interests of US Metro. US Metro is an established CLEC with a robust wholly owned metropolitan fiber-optic network throughout the central business districts of Collier and Lee counties and a long-haul fiber-optic network throughout south Florida. The more

PAETEC standardizes on Cisco IP NGN nationwide

PAETEC Announces Its Standardization on Cisco IP NGN Nationwide


Consistent Network Elements Will Benefit Customers, Drive Cisco Powered Voice and Video Services


FAIRPORT, N.Y., Jan 11, 2010 — PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: PAET), which provides data, voice, and Internet solutions to business-class customers nationwide, announced that it will standardize on Cisco(R) Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network edge and core platforms. As a result, PAETEC will continue to increase the availability and reliability of its existing MPLS-VPN, IP trunking, hosted firewall and dedicated Internet services while accelerating deployment of emerging next-generation collaboration services. more

Genband bids on Nortel’s carrier VOIP business

Enters into sale agreements with GENBAND, Inc. for a purchase price of US$282 million, subject to balance sheet and other adjustments currently estimated at approximately US$100 million


Sale of business is best path forward for the future of Nortel’s Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions customers, employees and business


Agreements include the planned sale of substantially all assets within the Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions business globally


Nortel(1) Networks Corporation (OTCBB: NRTLQ) today announced that it, its principal operating subsidiary Nortel Networks Limited (NNL), and certain of its other subsidiaries, including Nortel Networks Inc. and Nortel Networks UK Limited (in administration), have entered into a “stalking horse” asset sale agreement with GENBAND, Inc. (GENBAND) for the sale of substantially all of the assets of its North America, Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) and Asia Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS) business, and an asset more

IBBS Adds Broadband Veteran to Executive Team

Todd Zittrouer has joined Integrated Broadband Services (IBBS) as Vice President of North American Sales. Mr. Zittrouer is charged with expanding IBBS’ position as the leading provider of integrated OSS software and services for broadband and cable operators in North America. Among Mr. Zittrouer’s priorities will be to drive new business for IBBS’ recently introduced Commercial Services and Network Services offerings, which represent significant growth opportunities for the company in North America.


Prior to his arrival at IBBS, Todd served as Vice President of Sales for Momentum Telecom’s wholesale line business which he successfully grew by a compound annual rate of 157%.


“Todd is a very highly-regarded industry professional with an established presence in the broadband and cable marketplace,” said IBBS Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Sandra Jimenez. “He is known for a high level of professionalism and the enthusiasm he brings to every assignment. We more

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Comcast settles P2P throttling class action

Comcast Corporation Settles Class Action Consumer Lawsuit Over Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Practices


SAN DIEGO, Dec. 21, 2009 — Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has agreed to settle a consumer class action that challenged the company’s practice of secretly blocking certain Internet traffic while claiming to provide unlimited Internet access. The lawsuit alleges that Comcast impaired the use of some “Peer-to-Peer” file sharing traffic (”P2P”) on Comcast’s High-Speed Internet network. Under the terms of the settlement, Comcast has agreed to pay up to $16 million, less settlement costs, to eligible Class members. more

Qwest gets $1B line of credit

Qwest Communications International Inc. Announces New $1.035 Billion Revolving Credit Facility


DENVER, Dec. 21, 2009 – Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE:Q) today announced that it has entered into a new revolving credit facility. The new $1.035 billion agreement expires on Sept. 30, 2013, and replaces the company’s pre-existing revolving credit agreement that was scheduled to expire on Oct. 21, 2010. Wachovia Bank, National Association – an affiliate of Wells Fargo Securities, LLC – acts as administrative agent under the new agreement. more

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Minnesota’s VISI launches cloud computing service

‘ReliaCloud’ Cloud Computing Service Launched By VISI


MINNEAPOLIS, MN, December 17th, 2009 - VISI, a leading data center services and managed hosting provider, today announced its entry into the public cloud computing services business with the launch of the public beta of its ReliaCloudâ„¢ service. more

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KDDI Selects Virtela to Further Extend Global Network Reach for Enterprise Customers

Virtela’s Award-Winning Managed Network Services and Support Available to KDDI Customers Internationally


DENVER, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ — KDDI, Japan’s leading provider of international telecommunications and collocation facilities around the world, today announced an agreement with Virtela, a global network solutions company, to expand KDDI’s international network reach for enterprise network services to more than 190 countries. Leveraging Virtela’s innovative multi-carrier network around the world, KDDI will offer Japanese enterprises an array of high quality, cost effective choices for global network services and support.


Customer satisfaction is the guiding principle behind every action taken at KDDI, and working with Virtela enables the company to enhance that satisfaction through more network options that deliver the value its customers expect. According to KDDI, improving service coverage and connectivity is a top priority and the company is pleased to be able to expand its offerings via Virtela to give enterprises an immediate more

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