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Mobile Network Viability in Developing Markets Threatened by +50% Rise in Electricity Generation Costs by 2014

Mobile Network Viability in Developing Markets Threatened by +50% Rise in Electricity Generation Costs by 2014, says Juniper Research green report


HAMPSHIRE, UK: 22nd September 2009 — Mobile base station electricity costs could rise by nearly 55% over the next five years unless operators address network inefficiencies and reduce reliance on non-renewable energy resources, according to a new report from Juniper Research. more

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Voxbone and I6NET Complete Interoperability Test for 3G Video-to-Mobile-Phone Service

Laura Abbott

Comunicano, Inc. - for Voxbone

laura.abbott@comunicano.com

+1 203-869-8217


Voxbone and I6NET Complete Interoperability Test

For 3G Video-to-Mobile-Phone Services


Voxbone’s Call Origination Services Certified to Work With I6NET VXI* IVVR

3G Video Telephony Solutions


BRUSSELS, Belgium and MADRID, Spain – Sept. 21, 2009 – Voxbone, a leading provider of international VoIP origination services and DID (direct inward dialed) numbers, and I6NET, a global software vendor for interactive voice and video software platforms, today announced completion of interoperability testing between their offerings. The successful teaming of the partners’ services and platform opens up the potential for wireless carriers to bring mobile video services to market quickly.


The success of their test proved that calls from 3G mobile phones to Voxbone DIDs can retrieve and play chosen video content through I6NET’s voice and video browser, using a wireless voice channel. The teamed technology does more

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Broadband Forum Presents Circle of Excellence Award to Ron Insler of RAD

Ron InslerMAHWAH, New Jersey, September 16, 2009 – The Broadband Forum has presented its Circle of Excellence award to Ron Insler, Ethernet Access R&D Manager at RAD Data Communications, at its quarterly meeting now being held through September 18 in Tokyo, Japan.

In making the announcement, George Dobrowski, Chairman and President of the Broadband Forum noted that Insler has been a major contributor for many years in the IP/MPLS Forum and is a significant force in ensuring that mobile backhauling has become a key work of the Broadband Forum. “He heavily contributed to the specifications of TDMoMPLS and ATMoMPLS and his continued efforts are helping to synchronize network specifications in the united BBF,” Dobrowski stated.

The Broadband Forum Circle of Excellence recognizes exceptional achievement by individuals in the work of the Broadband Forum. Awards are more

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Leap Intros $40 and $45 Monthly Service Plans

Company to Unveil New $40 and $45 Monthly Service Plans, Soon to be Available

in Thousands of Locations Nationwide ~


SAN DIEGO–Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP), a leading provider of

innovative and value-driven wireless communications services, today announced

the introduction of two new, all-inclusive nationwide Cricket monthly voice

products into thousands of new mass market retail locations nationwide. These

new products, to be available at four of the most trusted names in `big box`

national retail, bring Cricket`s industry-leading value proposition to the

primary battle ground for wireless customers.


The new all-inclusive monthly $40 and $45 plans, to be available only through

these mass merchants, will be added to the Company`s existing Cricket PAYGo`s

product, which currently offers unlimited daily wireless service, all without a

signed contract or credit check. The $40 plan includes unlimited talk, US long

distance, access to Cricket`s premium extended calling area, more

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Agito Networks Delivers Mobility Solution to Hertford Regional College to Improve Voice Connectivity and Reduce Expenses

Hertford Regional College Deploys RoamAnywhere to Improve Productivity and Deliver Critical Wireless Voice Communications for Mobile Staff at UK-Based College


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Sept. 16, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced that Hertford Regional College (HRC), the largest further education college in Hertfordshire, had deployed its award-winning Agito RoamAnywhere Mobility Router to improve the accessibility of mobile staff. Agito Networks worked with UK-based partner Convergis Ltd. on the new customer deal.


Based in Broxbourne and Ware just north of London, HRC was formed from the merger of Ware College and East Herts College in the early 1990s. Since then, HRC has grown in size, currently employing 900 staff and serving more than 12,000 full- and part-time students.


According to Dr. Daniel Hidlebaugh, Network Services manager, the college is finalizing a $140 million construction project to update more

Agito Networks Now Shipping Voice Over WLAN and Mobile Unified Communications Functionalities for BlackBerry Smartphones

BlackBerry ISV Alliance Member Agito Networks Mobilizing Enterprise Voice and UC Applications for the BlackBerry Platform; Extends its Lead of Broadest Range of Supported Handsets


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Sept. 14, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced that Agito for BlackBerry began shipping earlier this month, delivering VoIP over Wi-Fi® and Unified Communications to the BlackBerry® platform.


Now, BlackBerry smartphone users can realize the coverage and cost-savings benefits delivered by Agito Networks’ award-winning RoamAnywhere Mobility Router, which supports the broadest set of handsets, PBXs and WLANs, and delivers industry-leading Wi-Fi/cellular network handover. Prior to this month, BlackBerry smartphone users could typically only access UC and PBX functionality – such as one enterprise number and voicemail, extension dialing, conferencing, directory query and more – over the cellular network. Cellular-only UC and PBX integration is incomplete and proves problematic for BlackBerry more

AirWalk Communications Debuts the Most Compact and Versatile CDMA Radio Access Networks

AW100 from AirWalk CommunicationsAirWalk Communications Debuts the Most Compact and Versatile CDMA Radio Access Networks


RICHARDSON, Texas, September 10, 2009 – AirWalk Communications, the innovator in IP-based CDMA cellular radio network equipment, today introduced the most compact, high-performance, single-sector radio access networks available, the AW100 series.

The new AW100 series is an integrated radio and controller which offers full 3GPP2 performance in a compact 1RU form factor. This affordable, omni directional solution extends cellular service to new market segments with advanced applications.

The AW100’s market focus ranges from low RF coverage and high traffic density locations to wide-open rural environments. In addition, the AW100 can be rapidly deployed in developing nations as a wireless local loop (WLL) service at nominal cost.

“The driving force behind the development of the AW100 family of products was to expand on the concept of more

Wavesat Introduces LTE Chipset Featuring 100 Mb/s Downlink Capability

Wavesat Introduces LTE Chipset Featuring 100 Mb/s Downlink Capability


Company’s LTE Chipset family – the “Odyssey 9000” — Solidifies Leadership

in Multi-Protocol 4G Baseband Processors


San Mateo, CA – September 9, 2009 – Wavesat Inc., a leading supplier of Broadband Wireless semiconductor solutions, will launch its Odyssey 9000 family of LTE chipsets at the 4G World in Chicago next week, with the first LTE chipset featuring CAT-3 performance (100 Mb/s downlink, 50 Mb/s uplink) for mobile devices including USB dongles, data cards, mobile handsets and MIDs. The Odyssey 9000 is a highly integrated SOC with industry beating performance and power consumption, along with a highly flexible and programmable architecture to easily adapt to LTE’s evolving requirements. Wavesat’s award winning multi-protocol architecture also allows the Odyssey 9000 to support other 4G technologies including WiMAX and Japan’s XGP standard.


“As the industry moves rapidly to strategic use of IP more

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Combined Ixia and Catapult Communication Solution Delivers Large-Scale Wireless Network Testing

Calabasas, CA. September 7, 2009 – Ixia today announced an innovative combination of wireless and wireline test tools. In June 2009, Ixia acquired Catapult Communications with its suite of platforms for testing wireless edge and core networks. In combination with Ixia’s Internet core network test solutions, Ixia can now offer a broad portfolio of products to test wireless and core networks. Ixia covers the range of next-generation wireless networks with the addition of large-scale LTE (long term evolution) to products for UMTS, IMS and GPRS/EDGE testing.


“The combination of Catapult and Ixia technology is a case where 1+1 = 3,” said Atul Bhatnagar, President and CEO of Ixia. “For the first time, telecom equipment manufacturers and service providers can test their LTE products end-to-end- from the wireless edge through the Internet core- using high call volumes and high-bandwidth multiplay traffic.”


With more than 35 network commitments worldwide, LTE more

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Transmode Launches Industry’s First Optical Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution

Transmode launches Industry’s first optical Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution


Stockholm, Sweden – 3rd September 2009 – Transmode, a leading provider of optical networking solutions, today announced the launch of its Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution. This unique WDM over fiber solution provides “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 roll outs.


The new Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution provides a fiber-based backhaul that offers a unique and valuable form of differentiation that will help carriers overcome synchronization and bandwidth problems so that they can more quickly and confidently roll out new 3G, LTE-based and 4G services. The ability to maintain multiple synchronization signals to the cell sites in a mobile network allows the operator to simultaneously support a more

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