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Sigma Systems Signs Global Reseller Agreement with Leading Telecom Supplier

Service Management Portfolio to Bring Advanced OSS Solutions to Telecom Operators for Triple-play Services


MIAMI – EVOLVE 2009 – November 2, 2009 — Sigma Systems, an industry leader in Advanced IP Service Fulfillment solutions, today announced a global reseller agreement with leading telecom supplier Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) that will provide next-generation order management and fulfillment solutions to telecom operators worldwide. The agreement enables Ericsson to resell Sigma Systems’ Service Management Platform, a carrier-grade platform that allows rapid service creation, advanced order management and automated provisioning, and Sigma’s service management solutions for triple-play—including high-speed data, and IMS-based IPTV and VoIP—to its hundreds of telco customers.


The combination of Ericsson’s extensive expertise in delivering world-class technology, solutions and services to telecom operators and Sigma Systems’ powerful Service Management Portfolio— will bring the following benefits to the Next-Generation Operator (NGO):


• Increased profitability and accelerated time-to-revenue by deploying more

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IXIA TO BUY AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES’ N2X DATA NETWORK TESTING PRODUCT LINE

CALABASAS, CA, October 21, 2009 — Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement with Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) (“Agilent”), under which Ixia will acquire Agilent’s N2X Data Networks Product Line for $44 million in cash. Subject to customary closing conditions, the acquisition is scheduled to close on October 30, 2009 and will include certain assets of the N2X product line, along with its world-class customers, sales and R&D teams.


“This strategic and decisive move accelerates our growth, captures additional market share and positions Ixia to offer even greater value to our global customers and partners,” said Atul Bhatnagar, President and CEO of Ixia. “With our leadership position in high speed Ethernet (10/40/100 Gbps) IP testing, we will leverage the N2X products and customer base to further penetrate markets, particularly in EMEA and Asia.”


In addition to strong broadband and carrier access protocol more

ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP Service Manager Takes Network Efficiency To New Heights

New solution enables quick and easy management of end-to-end network services 


Norcross, Georgia, USA and Martinsried/Munich, Germany. October 21, 2009. ADVA Optical Networking is adding speed and simplicity to the operation of optical transport networks with the introduction of the new FSP Service Manager.


Designed for seamless integration with ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP Network Manager, the FSP Service Manager provides network operators with a comprehensive solution for the end-to-end delivery of high-quality services across networks built upon ADVA Optical Networking’s trusted FSP product family.


Utilizing an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI), the FSP Service Manager provides operators with service-level provisioning and control across the entire network. This makes the creation, provisioning, monitoring and maintenance of services quicker and easier than ever before.


Thanks to an intelligent service-provisioning wizard, the FSP Service Manager enables network operators to create end-to-end services more

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InfoVista Demonstrates Leadership in Ethernet Mobile Backhaul

infovista_logo_registered_500px.gifInfoVista Affirms Status as Leader in Multi-Vendor IP Service Performance Assurance by Broadening its Integration Scope with Alcatel-Lucent for Ethernet Mobile Backhaul


InfoVista (Euronext IFV- FR0004031649), the leader in delivering proven solutions for proactive service assurance and member of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), has strengthened its multi-vendor offerings for Ethernet mobile backhaul with the release of the next version of its pre-integrated, off-the-shelf adaptor with the industry leading Alcatel-Lucent 5620 Service Aware Manager. With this release, InfoVista extensively supports deployments of the Alcatel-Lucent 7705 Service Aggregation Router—a platform well suited to the transport needs of the evolving mobile radio access network (RAN).


Infonetics Research, an international data networking and telecom market research firm, estimates that the IP/Ethernet mobile backhaul equipment market will more than double from $4.6 billion in 2008 to almost $11 billion in 2013. This more

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Latin American Satellite Provider Innova Selects Oracle

Innova S de RL de CV, a direct to home (DTH) satellite television provider serving approximately 1.8 million subscribers in Mexico, Central America and the Dominican Republic under the SKY brand, has selected an integrated suite of Oracle® Communications applications.


Innova will deploy Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management, Oracle Communications Service Activation and Oracle Communications Metasolv Solution to accelerate time to market for new products and services as well as simplify operations for current and future services.


Additionally, Innova will leverage Oracle Application Integration Architecture for Communications, a pre-integrated business application platform based on Oracle Fusion Middleware that offers pre-built, sustainable integrations between the new applications and Innova´s existing Oracle Siebel CRM application, to simplify key business processes such as order to bill and agent-assisted billing care.


After a year-long evaluation, Innova selected Oracle based on the vendor’s ability to provide a comprehensive, integrated 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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CA to Acquire NetQoS, Inc. in $200 Million All-Cash Transaction

CA to Acquire NetQoS, Inc. in $200 Million All-Cash Transaction

Deal Will Help Enterprise IT Organizations and Service Providers Optimize Business and IT Service Assurance, Delivery, and Quality of Experience


ISLANDIA, N.Y. and AUSTIN, Texas, September 14, 2009 – CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA), the world’s leading independent IT management software company, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held NetQoS® Inc., a leading provider of network performance management and service delivery solutions, for $200 million. more

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Digital Rapids Unlocks the Power of Digital Content Distribution with MediaMesh

Advanced media distribution architecture and robust receiving appliances deliver increased efficiency, automation and cost savings


September 10, 2009 — IBC 2009, Amsterdam, Stand 7.G41: Digital Rapids today announced the launch of the new MediaMesh content distribution system. Combining a robust, scalable delivery framework with full-featured, flexible receiving appliances, MediaMesh provides efficient, automated distribution of digital media between content providers, contributors, aggregators and distribution partners.


Today’s exploding volume of content and broad range of distribution outlets demand easier and more efficient mechanisms for media delivery. The scope of distribution far exceeds the traditional scenario of cable and broadcast affiliates, as distribution channels may span multiple platforms, VOD, Electronic Sell-Through and more, each with specific formatting requirements. Expensive, time-consuming and labor-intensive physical delivery mechanisms are no longer efficient in today’s fast-moving media economy. The MediaMesh content delivery system enables fully digital distribution of HD, SD and Digital Cinema content more

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IntelePeer to Showcase Communications as a Service Innovations That Enhance Business Processes at ITExpo

IntelePeer Experts To Share Insights in Cloud Communications, HD Voice and Web 2.0 Panel Discussions


SAN MATEO, Calif. – September 1, 2009 – IntelePeer Inc., a leader in hosted on-demand rich media communications, will showcase Communications as a Service (CaaS) Voice 2.0 innovations that enhance business communications at the ITEXPO taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, September 1-3, 2009.


Show attendees can see the demonstrations in IntelePeer’s booth, No. 412, in the ITEXPO exhibit hall, which is open September 2, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and September 3, 11:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For conference attendees, IntelePeer experts will also share their insights and perspectives on conference panels exploring topics that include communications from the cloud, HD voice, and Web 2.0.


“Not surprisingly, the cost-benefits of CaaS services have fueled tremendous market growth over the past year, yet organizations are just beginning to understand more

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Red Bend Software Continues Mobile Software Management Momentum

WALTHAM, Mass., August 31, 2009—Red Bend Software, the market leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM), today announced that its firmware over-the-air (FOTA) software now reaches 565 million mobile devices worldwide. As of second quarter 2009, Red Bend’s award-winning FOTA software was available in 413 device models from leading manufacturers including LG, Sharp, Sony Ericsson and ZTE. Market research firm Ovum named Red Bend the market leader in FOTA with 60% share of FOTA-enabled mobile phones. In addition, global demand for standards-based device management (DM) software expanded Red Bend’s licensees to 48.


“The mobile industry has been hit by global economic conditions, and analysts point to a second quarter decline in handset shipments ranging from 6 to 11 percent. Yet despite the overall market, our business continues to grow because we enable our customers to open up new revenue streams in apps and services, build brand loyalty more

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