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Optical Transport Equipment Market Revenues Declined in the Third Quarter, According to Dell’Oro Group

Optical Transport Equipment Market Revenues Declined in the Third Quarter,

According to Dell’Oro Group


Metro Equipment and 40 Gbps to Drive Growth in 2010


REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – November 23, 2009 – According to a newly published report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, worldwide optical market revenues were just under $3 billion in the third quarter of this year, a 4 percent decline over the second quarter of this year. The demand for optical transport equipment stabilized in North America where revenues have increased in the two most recent quarters. Asia Pacific continues to be the largest region for optical transport equipment with nearly 40 percent of worldwide market revenues.


“We believe that the optical market is recovering, and forecast steady improvements in year-over-year growth rates as well as a return to positive year-over-year growth by the more

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Global-i (Gi) Launches its Consulting Services via its Broadband Solutions to Support Recovery Act for Broadband Initiative, November 23, 2009

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Global-i (Gi) Launches its Consulting Services via its Broadband Solutions to Support Recovery Act for Broadband Initiative, November 23, 2009


Herndon, VA (November 23, 2009) - Global-i (www.globaliconsulting.com), a provider of strategic business and technology consulting and project-based outsourcing services to Commercial and Government Clients is now offering its Consulting services via Global-i Broadband Solutions in support of the Recovery Act for Broadband Initiative of 2009.

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Global-i Broadband Solutions will provide Infrastructure and Systems Consulting, Service Development and Management Consulting-based Solutions via its Consulting and Contracting Services beginning November 23rd, 2009. Global-i Broadband Solutions demonstrate expertise in three specific solution areas: Communications Service Provider and Carrier Solutions, Communications Manufacturer and OEM Solutions; and Government Policy Solutions.


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Gold Star for XCAST LABS; CEO Will Speak at ITEXPO East 2010 in Miami

Racking up yet another kudo for its state-of-the-art digital voice and video platform, Internet Phone Company, XCast Labs, has been awarded the 2009 INTERNET TELEPHONY EXCELLENCE AWARD.


XCast is steadily making a name for itself among the leaders in this space. Its footprint is global. Its customers include individual consumers, enterprises, cable operators, etc. Most importantly, its service delivers the highest network reliability and uptime.


According to a press release the Company distributed this morning:


“XCast Labs’ DV&V Platform has made an incredible contribution to IP Communications and has also delivered great solutions for its clients,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “The Company truly stands apart; unlike offerings from other wholesale service providers, XCast’ platform not only supports customers with an integrated back office system, but also delivers 99.995% uptime and significantly advanced functionality.


What really caught our attention was its ability to more

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Nokia Siemens Networks’ statement on Nortel auction outcome

Nokia Siemens Networks confirms that, with its financial partner, it did not submit the highest bid for Nortel’s optical networking and carrier Ethernet assets in the bankruptcy court-sanctioned auction that began on Friday morning and extended through the weekend. Nokia Siemens Networks believes that its final offer represented fair value for the assets, and further bidding could not be financially justified.<777>

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Oracle Announces Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management Release 7.4

Oracle announced the general availability of Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management Release 7.4.

This latest release helps communications service providers, media companies and other service providers enhance customer service, respond faster to market demands and reduce operational costs.

Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management Release 7.4 helps service providers improve customer management capabilities; offer expanded pricing, billing and invoicing functionality; and enhance data accessibility to help the customer service representative (CSR) deliver better service.

The new release supports Oracle Application Integration Architecture for Communications, delivering to service providers using Oracle’s Siebel CRM new capabilities for managing high-value offers and streamlining collections processes.

New out-of-the-box integrations with Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher, Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper and Oracle Enterprise Manager for increased flexibility and lower total cost of ownership are also available in this release.

The software also enhances overall performance and expands support for current technology standards, including Transferred more

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XO Communications Expands Presence in Southern California’s Inland Empire

PRESS RELEASE


XO Increases Network Reach to Serve More Businesses Across Region and Adds Jobs


HERNDON, VA – November 19, 2009 – XO Communications today announced that it is expanding its nationwide network across the Inland Empire region of Southern California. In addition, the company has opened a new sales office in Ontario with more than a dozen new sales staff and support personnel.


By expanding the reach of its 19,000-mile nationwide network and establishing points of presence locations across the Inland Empire area, XO Communications is now able to serve thousands of new businesses and offer them a more competitive alternative for their local and nationwide communications and networking needs. The expansion adds to XO Communications’ already extensive Southern California presence where it operates metro fiber networks spanning more than 600 route miles and employs more than 150 communications professionals.


“In more

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thePlatform Simplifies “TV Everywhere” for Programmers

Company provides new features to enable consumers with TV subscriptions to watch more of their shows online


SEATTLE – Nov. 18, 2009 – Programming networks face an increasing number of technical options and requirements as they evaluate their “TV Everywhere” plans. Today, thePlatform, the leading white-label video publishing company, announced a new suite of features designed to enable programmers to provide “TV Everywhere” capabilities on their own Web sites, while preserving their financial and content rights arrangements with TV service providers.


“In a world where multiple service providers offer multiple subscription packages on multiple platforms, programmers need a simple, flexible solution that helps reduce complexity and meet the expectations of their service provider partners and consumers,” said Ian Blaine, CEO of thePlatform. “This is a natural enhancement of a very successful business model between programmers and TV service providers. Consumers win because there will be far more online more

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Glowpoint Announces Microsoft® Exchange® Integration for its Telepresence and Video Conferencing Management Web Portal

Proprietary software plug-in called “ScheduleSync™” enables users to naturally control telepresence and video conference room scheduling from desktop


HILLSIDE, N.J. November 19, 2009 - Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW), a leading provider of managed services for telepresence and video conferencing, today unveiled “ScheduleSync™”, a new feature that synchronizes customer desktop calendaring and scheduling software with Glowpoint’s world-class customer web portal. In its debut, ScheduleSync integrates with Microsoft Exchange and provides a natural experience for customers to schedule and manage telepresence and video conferences from their desktop computers.


Glowpoint Director of Product Management Howard Reingold said, “Traditionally, meeting coordinators would use our customer web portal or contact our Video Network Operations Center (VNOC) reservationists via telephone. Now, customers can see the availability of meeting rooms, video systems, and participants, and schedule directly from their Microsoft Outlook desktop calendaring function. The process is seamless and is a significant benefit to more

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Oracle Research Reveals Challenges Communications Service Providers Face in Serving and Retaining Customers

Today Oracle released research that demonstrates that a lack of integration between departments and business systems is challenging the ability of communications companies to serve and retain customers effectively.

The study, entitled “Fostering Customer Intimacy for Communications Service Providers in Europe and the Middle East” and conducted by Vanson Bourne, involved a survey of 46 senior customer management executives for various communications service providers (CSPs) and 3,750 consumers across Europe and the Middle East (EMEA).

The study found:

A surprising lack of integration between customer-facing teams and their business systems:

o Two-thirds of CSPs (65 percent) admitted that customers are unable to resolve queries by calling just one number.

The vast majority of CSPs’ systems leave them unable to effectively retain customers:

o More than three-quarters of CSPs (80 percent) currently do not have the systems and processes in place to identify and retain customers more

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Ekinops wins the fastest growing telecom company award in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 French competition

PARIS, November 19, 2009 – Ekinops, a leading optical transport equipment provider, clearly stood out in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 competition, a prestigious annual award that honors the fastest growing French technology companies. Ekinops received a first place ranking in the national award for the Telecom and Network industry sector.

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 competition ranks companies based on the percentage of revenue growth over a five-year period (2004 - 2008). Ekinops achieved a remarkable revenue growth rate of 2,938 percent over this period.

“The optical transport market is facing many challenges; despite the economic crisis, telecom carriers have to rapidly upgrade their network to meet the growing need for increased bandwidth. Applications and services like video, TV over IP (Internet Protocol), new smart phones, and new next generation high speed wireless networks require significantly more bandwidth at the metro, regional and long-haul levels. The Ekinops more

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