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Nortel CVAS and Sigma Systems Supports Delivery of Advanced IP Services to Subscribers

Bell Aliant Subscribers Across Atlantic Canada to Enjoy Advanced IP-based Residential, Business Communication Services and Applications


TORONTO — Continuing its efforts to boost service provider revenue potential and ability to deliver the latest business voice and multimedia IP solutions to end users, Nortel* [OTC: NRTLQ] Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS) and Sigma Systems announced a new agreement to supply technology and services for Bell Aliant’s network across Atlantic Canada. Nortel’s market-leading CVAS solutions combined with Sigma Systems’ Service Management Portfolio of fulfillment solutions will allow Bell Aliant to deliver advanced VoIP, high-speed data and video/IPTV services to residential and business subscribers.


“We’re pleased to be collaborating with Nortel and Sigma Systems,” said Ivan Toner, VP of Engineering and CIO, Bell Aliant. “This positions us well in the delivery of next-generation services to our customers.”


Bell Aliant serves customers in six Canadian provinces and is one of more

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US Business Spending on Wireline Data Declining in Recession; All Categories Except IP VPN and Ethernet Services Fall

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., November 16, 2009 – Across nearly every category of wireline data services, spending by US businesses is falling in 2009, reports market research firm In-Stat (http://email.in-stat.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/hBVYb0JPFkY0K560DHgc0Es). Overall, In-Stat expects a nearly 2% decline in US business spending on wireline data services, which represents the first time this market has declined in the 10 plus years In-Stat has been tracking it. more

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Mu Dynamics Appoints Test Industry Product Veteran Simon Berman Vice President of Products

Executive to Leverage Decade-Plus of Product Experience to Support Continued Company Growth


SUNNYVALE, CA – November 12, 2009 – Mu Dynamics, the leading provider of IP services testing, announced today the appointment of Simon Berman to lead its Product efforts. Berman is responsible for all aspects of the company’s product management and marketing initiatives and will oversee the strategic planning and execution of product delivery.


“I was attracted to Mu Dynamics because of the tremendous growth opportunity with the testing of IP services. Over the past few years, the company has had strong performance and has built a well established list of Tier one operators and leading vendors in its customer base,” said Simon Berman, vice president of products at Mu Dynamics. “I look forward to guiding Mu Dynamics’ product efforts as the company continues to expand its award winning product offerings to encompass the broader IP services more

TelCentris Announces Nationwide CLEC Rollout

TelCentris Announces Nationwide CLEC Rollout with Regulatory Approval in Five States

As a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC), TelCentris will gain significant competitive advantages in terms of cost, quality and reliability


SAN DIEGO – Nov. 12, 2009 – TelCentris Inc., a new type of telephony company and the creator of VoxOx, today announced that it is launching a nationwide CLEC (competitive local exchange carrier) and already has regulatory approval in five states. more

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Black Box Network Services Partners with CoreDial to Offer Hosted Voice over IP Solutions

Black Box Network Services Partners with CoreDial to Offer Hosted Voice over IP Solutions


PITTSBURGH — Black Box Network Services has announced a strategic business relationship with CoreDial, LLC. The agreement allows Black Box Network Services to resell CoreDial’s hosted Voice over IP (VoIP) solutions to enterprise customers. more

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Windstream Reports Third-Quarter Earnings Results

Windstream Reports Third-Quarter Earnings Results


Generates $242 million in net cash from operations and $175 million in free cash flow

Produces $535 million in free cash flow year-to-date in 2009, a 5 percent increase year-over-year

Achieves lowest absolute access line loss since company’s formation in 2006

Adds approximately 26,000 new high-speed Internet customers and more than 11,000 new digital TV customers

Repurchases 8.9 million shares and returns $560 million to shareholders through share repurchases and dividends this year


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Source: Windstream Corporation

On 6:58 am EST, Monday November 9, 2009


LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–Windstream Corporation (NYSE: WIN) today reported third-quarter earnings results highlighted by the lowest absolute access line loss since the company’s formation in 2006.


Windstream also announced the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission has approved the company’s acquisition of D&E Communications announced on May more

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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

Cavalier Awarded Contract with Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh

Cavalier Awarded Contract with Housing Authority of the City of PittsburghMPLS Network Provides Improved Security Management RICHMOND, VA – October 21, 2009 – Cavalier, a leading provider of competitive telecommunications services throughout the eastern United States, today announced it has been awarded the Internet services and data communications contract for the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP). Under the agreement, security cameras located within the HACP’s 26 housing developments will stream live video over Cavalier’s network to the HACP’s security command center, providing the communities with greater safety and security.  “The visual access that Cavalier enables will allow our locations to share surveillance images instantly, empowering our security guards and decreasing emergency response times,” said Will McDanel, procurement director, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh.  “The mesh network we designed for the HACP using Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) provides exceptionally reliable connectivity for this critical more

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Speakeasy Introduces EasyVoice Mobile for iPhone

Speakeasy Introduces EasyVoice Mobile for iPhone


Application brings free international calling and Remote Office functionality to

Speakeasy iPhone users


SEATTLE, October 20, 2009 – Speakeasy (www.speakeasy.net), a Best Buy company (NYSE:BBY), today introduced EasyVoice® Mobile for iPhoneâ„¢, published by JNSoftware LLC. EasyVoice Mobile brings the savings and flexibility of Speakeasy Hosted Voice (VoIP) to business customers using the iPhone, including free international calling to 22 countries* and integration of Speakeasy’s Remote Office functionality. more

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