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Nortel Selects Ericsson and Kapsch as Successful Bidders for GSM/GSM-R Business

Nortel Selects Ericsson and Kapsch as Successful Bidders for GSM/GSM-R Business


Ericsson and Kapsch emerge as successful joint bidders for US$103 million in cash

Sale to include substantially all of the assets of th global GSM/GSM-R business with approximately 680 Nortel employees


U.S. and Canadian court approvals of sale will be sought at a joint hearing on December 2, 2009

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November 25, 2009 — Nortel* Networks Corporation [OTC: NRTLQ] announced that it, its principal operating subsidiary Nortel Networks Limited (NNL), and certain of its other subsidiaries, including Nortel Networks Inc., Nortel Networks UK Limited (in administration), and Nortel Networks SA (NNSA) have concluded a successful auction of substantially all of the global assets of Nortel’s GSM/GSM-R business. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (”Ericsson”) and Kapsch CarrierCom AG (”Kapsch”) are the winning joint bidders with a purchase price of US$103 million in cash. more

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.


For further information on these services please call our office at 703-574-2917 and visit our more

Investment in Revenue Assurance Eliminates Unbillable Revenue, says new TM Forum report

Investment in Revenue Assurance Eliminates Unbillable Revenue, says new TM Forum report


MORRISTOWN, NJ—November 18, 2009—TM Forum, the world’s premier industry group focused on business effectiveness for the communications and media sectors, announced today the results of its latest Business Benchmarking study which uncovers a direct link between Communications Service Providers (CSPs) levels of unbilled revenue and the maturity of their revenue assurance programs. The study results are included in TM Forum’s latest Insights Business Intelligence Report, “Revenue Assurance: The Hidden Opportunity”.


The report, which includes observations from recent TM Forum Business Benchmarks, finds that CSPs who target Revenue Assurance holistically differentiate themselves through high performance, efficient operations, and improved bottom-line contributions. Revenue Assurance success is best represented by the percentage of revenue that cannot be billed, a measure that reflects ability to identify revenue leakage as well as to recover leaked revenue. In the highest-performing CSPs included more

Over 60% of Internet-connected Mobile Devices Sold Will be Through Carrier Channels by 2013

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Over 60% of Internet-connected Mobile Devices Sold Will be Through Carrier Channels by 2013


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., November 18, 2009 – Carriers are becoming a significant channel for all Internet-connected mobile devices, including netbooks and mobile PCs, because of the revenue potential of the associated services. Market research firm In-Stat (http://email.in-stat.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/hBVaQ0JPFkY0K560DHgc0Ej) anticipates that the number of devices sold through the carriers will continue to increase as services are bundled for multiple devices and service prices decrease due to increased bandwidth from new communications technologies and increased competition between carriers. By 2013, In-Stat anticipates that over 60% of all the Internet-connected mobile devices sold will be through carrier channels. more

American Tower Corporation Agrees to Acquire 196 Towers from Cincinnati Bell Inc.

BOSTON & CINCINNATI –American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT - News) and Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB - News) announced today that American Tower has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 196 of Cincinnati Bell’s wireless communications towers for $100 million. The towers are located primarily in Ohio and Kentucky and currently average 2.1 tenants per tower. Cincinnati Bell will remain a tenant on all 196 towers pursuant to a long-term Master Lease Agreement.


“This transaction is a continuation of Cincinnati Bell’s strategy to improve liquidity and unlock shareholder value,” said Gary Wojtaszek, Chief Financial Officer of Cincinnati Bell. “We are pleased to expand our long-term relationship with a world-class operator such as American Tower, who is facilitating our ability to sell these non-core assets at an attractive valuation.” more

Fortune 1000 Consumer Services Company Deploys Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls

IDT Corporation Regains Visibility and Improves Network Security with PA-4000 Series; Saves Money by Consolidating Legacy Firewalls, Proxies, and IDS


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 17, 2009 – Palo Alto Networks™, the leader in next-generation firewalls, today announced that IDT Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company operating primarily in the telecommunications and energy industries, has deployed Palo Alto Networks’ PA-4000 Series next-generation firewalls.


IDT Corporation is a consumer services-focused company with operations primarily in the telecommunications and energy industries. Through its Telecom subsidiary, IDT provides retail and wholesale telecommunications services and products, including pre-paid and rechargeable calling cards and wholesale carrier services. Through its Genie Energy subsidiary, IDT operates energy-related businesses including IDT Energy, an Energy Services Company (ESCO) providing electricity and gas to residential and small business customers in New York State, an oil shale joint venture in western Colorado, and an alternative energy initiative in Israel.


“IDT needed more

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Eyepartner Makes it Easy to View LIVE Streams From an iPhone

Eyepartner Makes it Easy to View LIVE Streams From an iPhone


Marathon–Nov. 16th 2009/(http://www.myprgenie.com) — – To view LIVE Broadcasts from an iPhone mobile device has been the holy grail of broadcasting networks and businesses worldwide. Eyepartner has developed a simple software kit - TikiLIVE iPhone Broadcaster - that makes it easy for anyone to view high quality broadcasts originating from an off the shelf PC; no technical skills required. 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

inCode Reveals Top 10 Telecom Predictions for 2010

ATLANTA, GA—Nov. 10, 2009—inCode Telecom, an influential strategy advisor to leading telecommunications companies, enterprises, and private equity companies in North America, today announced its seventh annual Top 10 Telecom Predictions. The 2010 predictions identify emerging business, network, device, and application trends likely to affect consumers and businesses.


Highlights of the 2010 predictions (see full text below) include:


Consumer adoption of netbooks drives a significant increase in operator data plan sales, but could strain data networks and reveal device management and synching issues.

The FCC struggles with competing forces regarding net neutrality rules, but eventually permits wireless operators to prevent or limit specific types of traffic as long as operators don’t discriminate.

Since all mobile phones above entry level evolve into computing platforms, the smartphone as a category dies by 2011.


“The industry is at an inflection point that is perhaps more significant more

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AirWalk Communications Wins CDMA Development Group’s Innovation in Wireless Enterprise Solutions Development Award

EdgePoint PROSAN DIEGO, November 11, 2009 – AirWalk Communications has been awarded the 2009 3G CDMA Industry Achievement Award by the CDMA Development Group (CDG). AirWalk’s industry-leading EdgePoint™ PRO enterprise femtocell was recognized with an award for Innovation in Wireless Enterprise Solutions Development.

Specifically, this CDG award is for implementation of a wireless enterprise application via a 3G CDMA network that streamlines operations, increases worker productivity, and achieves a compelling return on investment.

The EdgePoint PRO is a compact enterprise femtocell that brings optimal cellular service to enterprises and other in-building facilities. It assures that mobile voice and data users have continuous coverage and mobility in a variety of enterprise settings.

“The EdgePoint PRO is a game-changing product for CDMA technology because it opens up new markets and promotes cellular technology as a compelling new option for in-building wireless service,” said Serge more

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