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Walmart Announces Smart Savings on Smart Phones for the Holidays

Retailer’s One Week Savings Event Offers $100 Gift Card with Purchase of any BlackBerry(R) Device and Two-year Contract


BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 11 — In another round of its promised weekly efforts to save shoppers more on holiday purchases this fall, Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announced today a one-week offer* starting Saturday Nov. 14 on its full assortment of BlackBerry devices from all four major carriers: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. With the purchase of any BlackBerry at Walmart Wireless and two-year contract from these major carriers, shoppers will receive a $100 Walmart Gift Card at purchase to use on a later transaction on anything in the store, adding more spending “money” to consumer wallets on anything Walmart carries. more

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Alcatel-Lucent Collaborates with ng Connect Members to Demonstrate the Future of the In-Vehicle Broadband Experience with the Launch of the ‘LTE Connected Car’ Concept Vehicle

Leading provider of LTE networks expands the range of mobile broadband applications with innovative automotive connectivity showcase on wheels

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Source: Alcatel-Lucent

On 8:00 am EST, Wednesday November 4, 2009


PARIS, Nov. 4 — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today highlighted its leading role in the development of the LTE Connected Car concept, an in-vehicle broadband connectivity showcase introduced by the ng Connect Program. The LTE Connected Car illustrates how 4G/Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband access technology is poised to bring a host of new applications and services to the automobile that are not possible today with current wireless technologies. As part of its collaboration with other ng Connect member companies, Alcatel-Lucent leveraged its unmatched expertise in the development of sophisticated mobile broadband, triple play and multimedia networks to create a powerful new category of mobile device. more

Alvarion Reports Q3 2009 Results

TEL AVIV, Israel –Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR), the world’s leading provider of WiMAX™ and wireless broadband solutions, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September, 30, 2009.


Business highlights include:


Selected as vendor to Clearwire International

Implementing turnkey projects in U.S., Taiwan, Italy and Kenya

Two new customer wins through expanded NSN partnership

Introduced outdoor macro base station and WiMAX solution for license exempt frequencies


Q3 Financial Highlights:


Returned to Non-GAAP Profitability in Q3 and Year-to-Date Results

Revenues stable sequentially

GAAP net loss of ($0.02) per share; Non-GAAP net income of $0.00 per share

WiMAX shipments down 4% sequentially to $37.5 million, reflecting project delays

WiMAX revenues down 10% sequentially to $40.5 million

Order pattern continues gradual improvement


In the third quarter of 2009, total revenues were $58.4 million, a more

HATTERAS NETWORKS NAMED NUMBER ONE IN MARKET SHARE IN GROWING CARRIER ETHERNET ACCESS PLATFORM GLOBAL MARKET SEGMENT FOR ELEVENTH CONSECUTIVE QUARTER

Authoritative Industry Analyst Firm Heavy Reading Reinforces Hatteras Networks’ Continued Number One Position in the Global Ethernet Over Copper Platform Market


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, OCTOBER 28, 2009 Hatteras Networks, the global leader in multi-service Ethernet solutions for enterprise access services and next-generation mobile backhaul, announced today it has once again been recognized by Heavy Reading as the dominant provider of Ethernet over bonded copper pair solutions to carriers worldwide. Heavy Reading’s recently released Carrier Ethernet Access Platform Quarterly Market Tracker report, reinforces Hatteras’ leadership position in the expanding Ethernet over bonded copper market with its prominent, award-winning Ethernet service delivery solutions. more

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Level 3 launches wireless tower access

BROOMFIELD, Colo.–Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT - News) today announced the launch of Level 3 Tower Access a new service that offers direct wireless tower connectivity to the Level 3 network. Tower Access provides wireless carriers with more efficient and cost-effective options for wireless backhaul in metropolitan and rural locations. The first phase of this initiative will target unserved and underserved markets focusing on areas with the greatest concentration of end-user demand.


Mobile data traffic will grow by an order of magnitude between 2009 and 2012, said Jennifer Pigg, vice president of enabling technologies for Yankee Group. “Mobile operators are scrambling to meet this capacity demand cost effectively in their wireless backhaul networks. Direct wireless tower access to the Level 3 network offers a unique service for wireless carriers to optimize network performance and capacity. more

Tellabs acquires WiChorus to revolutionize the mobile Internet

Tellabs acquires WiChorus to revolutionize the mobile Internet


Extends mobile solution with innovative 3G/4G mobile packet core to help customers succeed


Naperville, Ill. Users want mobile Internet services anywhere, anytime. Sales of smartphones are growing more than 30% a year, and netbooks are taking root. As a result, Tellabs’ mobile customers expect mobile data traffic to grow 30% to 50% a year for the foreseeable future. Such high growth demands scalable, next-generation network architectures to deliver 3G and 4G services.


That’s why Tellabs, a leader in mobile backhaul networks, will acquire WiChorus of San Jose, Calif. The combination creates advanced 3G/4G mobile networks that revolutionize the mobile Internet, deliver new applications to generate revenue and simplify networks to achieve significant savings for mobile carriers. more

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YOTA RELIES ON HORIZON COMPACT IN EXTENDING RUSSIA’S FIRST 4G NETWORK

YOTA RELIES ON HORIZON COMPACT IN EXTENDING RUSSIA’S FIRST 4G NETWORK


DragonWave Solution Providing 50 Mbps Backhaul Links for Yota Mobile WiMAX


Ottawa, Canada, October 6, 2009 - DragonWave Inc. (TSX: DWI) a leading global supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, today announced Yota has deployed DragonWave’s Horizon Compact in extending Russia’s first 4G network to regions beyond Moscow and St. Petersburg. The DragonWave solution supports 400 Mbps capable links for backhaul of Yota Mobile WiMAX services for business and residential users.


This is a very large, innovative network, and we’ve invested heavily in promoting our Yota brand. We absolutely could not afford to resort to yesterday’s technologies in rolling out state-of-the-art, mobile broadband access to our customers, said Dmitry Privalov, Head of Department for Radio Optimization with Yota. The Horizon more

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New ‘all-in-one’ approach to mobile backhaul saves space and energy

New ‘all-in-one’ approach to mobile backhaul saves space and energy


Nokia Siemens Networks integrates Carrier Ethernet with FlexiPacket Microwave to drive simpler, more efficient HSPA and LTE services


At Carrier Ethernet World Congress (CEWC) in Berlin (September 21 24, 2009) Nokia Siemens Networks will display a complete, live Ethernet-based wireless mobile backhaul solution. The new approach provides a cost efficient, environment friendly answer for operators who need to dramatically increase capacity and switch to a simpler, packet-based transport network. The demo is fully incorporated in the interoperability test bed of the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC). more

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AIRCOM Joins the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance

8 September, 2009, Leatherhead, UK - AIRCOM International, the leading independent network planning and optimization consultancy, today announced that it has joined the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance. The NGMN is a group of world-leading operators and technology vendors, representing over half of the total mobile subscriber base worldwide. The Alliance strives to create a successful ecosystem for next-generation broadband networks and services and establish an open platform for innovation in the field of mobile broadband.


This new key partnership combines the insight of the NGMN partners with AIRCOM’s expertise in end-to-end network planning, sharing, outsourcing and OSS optimization for IP and cellular networks. AIRCOM will work proactively with the NGMN Alliance to drive the next generation of 4G network technologies such as LTE and WiMAX forward, combining practical experience from around the globe with key technical expertise to advance adoption of new technologies.


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IBW deploys DragonWave’s Horizon Compact for its new WiMAX business services in Costa Rica

Horizon Compact Provides Robust, Reliable WiMAX Backhaul for IBW’S Costa Rica Rollout


DragonWave Solution Selected for its High Throughput, Low Latency and Rugged Resiliency


Ottawa, Canada, September 1, 2009 - DragonWave Inc. (TSX: DWI), a leading globalsupplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, today announced that IBW has deployed the Horizon Compact to provide robust and reliable native Ethernet backhaul for its new WiMAX business services in Costa Rica. Additionally, IBW plans to leverage the DragonWave solution for dependable last-mile customer access as it introduces higher-speed services across the Central American country.


The levels of throughput and latency that the Horizon Compact delivers are far superior to any other solution we have tested, and we could not be happier with the results since completing our deployment, said Paul Choiseul, Chief Technology Officer with IBW. DragonWave’s solution delivers native more

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