NUANCE POWERS AT&T VOICEMAIL TO TEXT
Service Lets Customers Read Wireless Voicemails Any Time, Any Place via Computer or Mobile Phone
BURLINGTON, MA – November 30, 2009 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN), a leading provider of speech solutions, today announced its Voicemail to Text platform is powering the recently launched AT&T Voicemail to Text service. The service converts English and Spanish language wireless voicemail messages to text and delivers them via SMS, email or both, providing convenience and flexibility in how subscribers access, file and reply to mobile voicemail. more…
Combination of Bond Offerings and Latest Equity Investments Provides Clearwire with over $2.8 Billion of Incremental Capital and Retires Prior $1.4 Billion Loan Facility
Source: Clearwire Corporation
On 8:22 pm EST, Tuesday November 24, 2009
KIRKLAND, Wash.–Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ: CLWR - News) today announced that Clearwire Escrow Corporation, an unrestricted subsidiary of Clearwire Communications LLC, has priced a supplemental offering of an additional $920,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 12% senior secured notes due 2015 at an issue price of 97.9% (the “Notes”). This offering is in addition to the completion of today’s offering of $1,852,494,000 aggregate principal amount of 12% senior secured notes due 2015. more…
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
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…
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REDCOM Picks Mocana to Secure Carrier Class 4/5 IP Softswitch Solutions
Victor, N.Y. and San Francisco (November 24, 2009) – REDCOM Laboratories Inc., a company that designs and manufactures digital and IP-enabled telecommunications systems, today announced a technology partnership with Mocana to secure REDCOM’s TRANSip® IP technology suite. REDCOM announced an agreement to integrate Mocana’s NanoSSLâ„˘ Advancedâ„˘ device integrity software to implement secure SIP over TLS and to encrypt remote administration of REDCOM HDX and SLICE® 2100â„˘ softswitches. Mocana’s security technology embedded within these REDCOM platforms protects users from eavesdropping, data theft and VoIP man-in-the-middle attacks by encrypting content and authenticating endpoints at carrier-class traffic volumes and speeds.
TRANSip is a Mocana-secured, fully integrated VoIP and TDM solution available for the REDCOM HDX and SLICE 2100 Carrier Class 4/5 softswitch platforms that incorporates the benefits of TDM and IP technologies. TRANSip provides a SIP Call Controller, Media Gateway, more…
Recognized with Market Share Leadership Award and selected to Hot Company Watchlist in World Broadband Video Transcoders Market
November 24, 2009 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, film and web content to wider audiences — announced today that the company has been recognized with two prestigious accolades from respected global analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. Digital Rapids has been honored with a 2009 Market Share Leadership Award in the World Broadband Transcoders Market, and selected to Frost & Sullivan’s Hot Company Watchlist for Digital Rapids’ forward-looking strategies and continued strong growth potential.
The 2009 honors mark the second time that Digital Rapids has earned dual recognition from Frost & Sullivan. In 2008, Digital Rapids received Customer Value Enhancement and Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Awards in the World more…
New Case Study Highlights News Provider’s Advancements in Content Acquisition and Delivery via Glowpoint’s Managed Services and Global Exchange
HILLSIDE, N.J. Nov. 24, 2009 - Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW), a leading provider of advanced video communications solutions, today announced an agreement with Forbes for the use of Glowpoint’s exchange and managed video services for both internal video meetings, and for market analyst feeds from international service bureaus for its on-line programming. The agreement includes a monthly recurring service plan along with access to usage-based services via Glowpoint’s cloud-based infrastructure of MCUs and Gateways. A new case study outlines application highlights regarding how Forbes.com, a leading Internet media property, is utilizing Glowpoint’s video communications services for content acquisition and delivery on Forbes.com’s news video network.
The study (www.glowpoint.com/Forbes-CaseStudy) cites several examples of how Forbes is utilizing Glowpoint’s managed services, including office-to-office video communications and the more…
Windstream to acquire Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc.
• Improves company’s financial position with free cash flow accretive transaction that lowers dividend payout ratio while maintaining solid balance sheet
• Provides approximately $35 million in annual expense and capital savings
• Includes tax assets with an estimated net present value of approximately $130 million
• Grows rural footprint with expansion into Iowa and Minnesota and adds approximately 256,000 access lines, about 95,000 high-speed Internet customers and about 26,000 digital TV customers
• Iowa Telecom Chairman and CEO Alan Wells to join Windstream board of directors
Release date: Nov. 24, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Windstream Corporation (NYSE: WIN) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc. (NYSE: IWA), based in Newton, Iowa, in a transaction valued at approximately $1.1 billion.
Iowa Telecom shareholders will receive 0.804 more…
November 24, 2009 — Despite the global capital crunch, colocation service providers worldwide have continued to invest in new capacity. Colocation service providers surveyed by TeleGeography have added 154,016 square meters (1.66 million square feet) of new space since the beginning of 2008, an increase of approximately 8.7 percent.
“Colocation expansion is not limited to any individual region or operator,” said TeleGeography analyst Jonathan Hjembo. “Colocation service providers are adding meaningful new capacity in a wide range of markets, including Washington, D.C., Amsterdam, London, Singapore, and Hyderabad.”
Nevertheless, colocation space is filling quickly. Half of the colo sites launched since the start of 2008 were more than 50 percent full by mid-year 2009. While ample capacity is available in aggregate, operators in some cities, such as London, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, reported fill rates of more than 80 percent. more…
Communology, a German software and solutions vendor specializing in client software for mobile communications, introduced LiveMedia Cł Cubical, a centralized personal mobile communications application that provides access to the most popular mobile communication channels on the home screen. Integrating user interfaces and contact management sources, the client software unifies Internet services like Instant Messaging and social networks as well as cell-phone functions such as SMS/MMS, Email or Visual Voicemail. LiveMedia Cł Cubical is a pre-packaged, highly adaptable mobile application. Software clients will soon be available for Symbian, Windows Mobile and Android phones. Cł Cubical enables mobile network operators to offer personal mobile communications dedicated to the requirements of hyperconnected users. Members more…
Optical Transport Equipment Market Revenues Declined in the Third Quarter,
According to Dell’Oro Group
Metro Equipment and 40 Gbps to Drive Growth in 2010
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – November 23, 2009 – According to a newly published report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, worldwide optical market revenues were just under $3 billion in the third quarter of this year, a 4 percent decline over the second quarter of this year. The demand for optical transport equipment stabilized in North America where revenues have increased in the two most recent quarters. Asia Pacific continues to be the largest region for optical transport equipment with nearly 40 percent of worldwide market revenues.
“We believe that the optical market is recovering, and forecast steady improvements in year-over-year growth rates as well as a return to positive year-over-year growth by the more…