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Supercomm - Transmode Unveils 10G Muxponder for High-Capacity Mobile Backhaul, NGN, Packet Services

Transmode extends Multi-Service Muxponder technology to 10G for high-capacity Mobile Backhaul and NGN Services


Supercomm, Chicago and Stockholm, Sweden – 20th October 2009 – Transmode, a leading provider of optical networking solutions, today announced the launch of its next generation 10G Multi-Service Muxponder targeted for Mobile Backhaul and other Next Generation Network (NGN) migration applications.


The new 10G Multi-Service Muxponder (MS-MXP/10G) is ideally suited to both mobile backhaul applications and NGN migration projects within fixed networks where both legacy TDM traffic is required in parallel with Ethernet traffic. The MS-MXP/10G allows operators to economically and flexibly transport multiple services on the same 10G wavelength. All services are transported totally transparently, including network synchronization, which simplifies the network structure and OAM procedures.


The MS-MXP/10G extends Transmode’s existing and widely deployed Intelligent WDM (iWDMâ„¢) Multi-Service technology to 10 Gbit/s of capacity and is part of Transmode’s successful more

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Supercomm/Cable-Tec - Transmode Debuts Fiber-Based 3G/4G Backhaul in US - Creating Wholesale Opportunities for Carriers

Transmode’s Mobile Backhaul Solution creates wholesale opportunities for US Carriers


Stockholm, Sweden – 20th October 2009 – Transmode, a leading provider of optical networking solutions, will present its new Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution for the first time in the US – at both Supercomm (Chicago, October 21-23, booth 2809) and SCTE Cable Tec Expo (Denver, October 28-30).


The Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution is a unique WDM over fiber solution providing “hybrid” native support of both TDM and Ethernet traffic and supports multiple synchronization streams per wavelength. It therefore enables a smooth migration to Ethernet or all-IP backhaul networks and cost effective support of 3G and LTE multimedia service rollouts.


The presentation of the Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution’s to the US market is intended to generate interest from the MSOs as well as from ILECs, CLECs and IOCs. The solution is particularly more

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ZTE Opens LTE Laboratory in North America

Richardson, TX-based Lab Tests CDMA/LTE Dual-Mode Platform; Showcases ZTE’s Global LTE Technology Leadership


Richardson, TX - October 19, 2009 – ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced that it has opened an LTE (Long Term Evolution) testing laboratory at its U.S. headquarters in Richardson, Texas. In the lab, ZTE will demonstrate and test its dual-mode CDMA/LTE platform, which enables carriers to lay the foundation for the delivery of LTE services in the U.S. Using the platform, ZTE can demonstrate an FTP downloading rate up to 52 Mbps at 10 MHz bandwidth and conduct CDMA voice service and LTE HD (High Definition) video demonstrations simultaneously.

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Walmart to Launch Straight Talk Exclusively, Nationwide

No-Contract Wireless Plans Starting at $30 a Month


BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 14 — Dedicated to providing families affordable wireless solutions, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announces today it will launch Straight Talk, a new solution in no-contract cellular, exclusively at more than 3,200 Walmart stores nationwide starting October 18, 2009. Straight Talk will bring to the market a new low price for no-contract wireless service with two prepaid plans now available to customers nationwide at $30 and $45 a month. Straight Talk will only be available in Walmart stores and online at www.Walmart.com and www.StraightTalk.com. more

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Samsung Mobile and Agito Networks Announce Availability of First Server-based Mobile Unified Communications on Samsung Smart Phones

Companies to Jointly Unveil First Public Demonstration of Mobile UC-Supported Samsung Smart Phones Shipping Today at CTIA WIRELESS IT & Entertainment 2009 Conference


SAN DIEGO, Calif. – October 8, 2009 – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.,[1] and Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced the first commercially available server-based enterprise fixed mobile convergence (eFMC) and mobile Unified Communications solution with functionality on Samsung smart phones.


The companies will jointly unveil their first public demonstration of the mobile UC solution at CTIA WIRELESS IT & Entertainment 2009 in San Diego, Calif., at Booth No. 635.


Samsung Mobile is a leader among Windows Mobile® device providers in bringing solutions to market to address customer needs for fixed mobile convergence and Unified Communications. Samsung Mobile’s portfolio of powerful smart phone devices are designed with impressive more

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INTEROP TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES SCOPEâ„¢

INTEROP TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES SCOPEâ„¢ DEVICE MANAGEMENT SOLUTION WITH ONE-CLICK FIX FOR WIRELESS DEVICES

Operators’ Front-Line Employees Can Quickly Resolve Device Issues,

Improving Customer Satisfaction and Reducing Costs


FORT MYERS, FL.—Oct. 7, 2009—Interop Technologies, the premier provider of core wireless solutions for messaging, device management, and gateway connectivity, today announced availability of SCOPEâ„¢ Device Management , the company’s flexible, subscriber-focused solution for managing customer devices on wireless networks.


SCOPEâ„¢ (Subscriber Capability Originated Provisioning Environment) makes device updates simple and fast by automatically identifying a device problem and enabling a One-Click Fix. SCOPEâ„¢ enables operator customer service representatives—or customers using an optional self-care portal—to resolve device issues easily. The solution helps improve customer satisfaction and operators’ first-call resolution statistics, crucial to lowering churn. SCOPEâ„¢ also reduces costly escalations from Level I service personnel to Level II technicians.


Designed to integrate seamlessly into existing SS7-based solutions 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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Telefónica drives 4G mobile technology by commissioning six advanced pilot trials

• The company chooses six different providers to test their respective LTE technologies in six countries, taking advantage of Telefonica’s geographic scale

• The trials include laboratory tests and the installation of e-node Bs in the field 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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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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