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KDDI Selects Virtela to Further Extend Global Network Reach for Enterprise Customers

Virtela’s Award-Winning Managed Network Services and Support Available to KDDI Customers Internationally


DENVER, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ — KDDI, Japan’s leading provider of international telecommunications and collocation facilities around the world, today announced an agreement with Virtela, a global network solutions company, to expand KDDI’s international network reach for enterprise network services to more than 190 countries. Leveraging Virtela’s innovative multi-carrier network around the world, KDDI will offer Japanese enterprises an array of high quality, cost effective choices for global network services and support.


Customer satisfaction is the guiding principle behind every action taken at KDDI, and working with Virtela enables the company to enhance that satisfaction through more network options that deliver the value its customers expect. According to KDDI, improving service coverage and connectivity is a top priority and the company is pleased to be able to expand its offerings via Virtela to give enterprises an immediate more…

Glowpoint and MMC Worldwide (MMCW) Announce Telepresence and Video Conferencing Partnership

Partnership will provide comprehensive turn-key video solutions for Medical, Pharmaceutical, and Education Industries globally


HILLSIDE, N.J. December 17, 2009 - Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW), a leading provider of advanced video communications solutions, and MMC Worldwide (MMCW), a provider of high-quality video production and post-production services for global healthcare and education communities, today announced an agreement to offer enhanced video solutions to the medical and pharmaceutical industries.


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The multi-year engagement will combine MMCW’s recently achieved Polycom certification and distribution status with Glowpoint’s managed services and global video exchange service, called the Telepresence interExchange Network (“TEN’), to deliver a complete turn-key solution for doctors and hospitals worldwide. The solution will provide telepresence and video conferencing interconnectivity to the global medical community, with ease of access from anywhere in the world.


In addition, the partnership plans more…

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Ireland’s Radio Frequency Spectrum Available for Test and Trial

U.S. Companies Invited to Test & Trial Wireless Communications using Ireland’s Radio Spectrum


Dublin, Ireland – 16 December 2009 – Ireland’s radio spectrum regulatory agency, the Commission for Communications Regulations (ComReg) is promoting Ireland’s radio spectrum as a test-bed to companies and organizations who wish to test and trial wireless projects across all spectrum ranges.


Ireland is particularly suited as a wireless testing environment as it has a wide range of clean radio frequencies available for test and trial. This unique advantage stems from Ireland’s low use of spectrum for defense purposes, its geography, as an island Ireland is relatively free of radio spectrum interference from other countries, and Ireland’s relatively low population density. This means that organizations can test and trial wireless devices in almost any part of Ireland’s radio spectrum, including highly valued spectrum bands such as the 700 MHz band.


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Verizon Conducts World’s First 10 Gigabit-per-Second Fiber-to-the-Premises Field Test

Next-Generation Passive Optical Network Test Paves Way for Enormous Capacity Increases


WALTHAM, Mass. – Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is the first telecommunications company in the world to successfully field-test a passive optical network system known as XG PON that can transmit data at 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) downstream and 2.4 Gbps upstream, four times as fast as the current top transmission speeds supporting the company’s all-fiber FiOS network.


The test, conducted recently in southern Massachusetts sets the stage for Verizon to meet the emerging customer demand for a wide variety of devices and applications that require a network capable of transmitting large amounts of data at very high speeds. The devices and applications could include unicast HD video streaming, ultra-high-definition video, 3D video, user-generated content distribution, video conferencing and new high-speed data services for medium and large business customers. more…

BendBroadband Launches Nation’s Fastest Wireless Internet Service

December 15, 2009 Bend, Ore. – BendBroadband has announced the launch of the nation’s fastest wireless data network. The local family-owned cable operator dramatically expanded its service footprint in Central Oregon with the first U.S. deployment of the HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access Plus) wireless broadband network standard, upgradable to LTE (Long Term Evolution).

The company’s new wireless broadband network will provide the fastest wireless speeds available in the U.S., delivering 15 Mbps under optimal conditions. Average download speeds, depending on customer location, will be between 6 and 8 Mbps.


BendBroadband’s wireless network extends miles beyond its cable footprint to encompass Madras to the north and La Pine to the south. The new service also provides east-west coverage from Prineville to Sisters. Within those four geographic points, residents who have struggled for broadband services now have access to robust high-speed Internet service. The company will introduce a feature-rich home more…

Empirix Expands Service Assurance Solution at Cox Communications; Empirix’s Hammer XMS/S7 Seamlessly Monitors Multiple Network Segments

BEDFORD, Mass.–Empirix® Inc., the market leader of service quality assurance solutions for new IP communications, today announced Cox Communications, Inc. has selected Empirix’s Hammer XMS/S7™ to expand the management of the company’s network and service activity. With both real-time monitoring and historical data reporting capabilities, Hammer XMS/S7 assures Cox Communications that it is delivering high quality services to its customers.


Cox Communications is the third-largest cable entertainment and broadband services provider in the United States. Best known for pioneering the bundled offering of television, Internet and telephone services, Cox Communications is dedicated to delivering a quality user experience. An essential part of the company’s strategy to achieving high levels of customer satisfaction is utilizing Empirix’s Hammer monitoring solutions to proactively maintain the health and efficiency of its network.


“When we needed additional monitoring to ensure the quality of current and future services, we researched our options and decided more…

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C-motech Adopts Red Bend to Remotely Manage USB Modems

Red Bend Software, the market leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM), today announced that C-motech Co., Ltd. the world’s number one supplier of wireless data cards and modules, has adopted Red Bend’s vRapid Mobile® for firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updating and vDirect Mobile™ for device management (DM) in the CMU-300 USB data modem, the world’s first WiMAX/EVDO dual-mode USB modem. Red Bend’s MSM solutions will enable important firmware updates to be delivered over the air and will enable standards-based configuration and management of the CMU-300, which is available in the United States through Sprint as the U300.


The C-motech CMU-300 is currently the first device in the world that supports both EVDO, a 3G standard for high-speed wireless broadband, and WiMAX, a 4G technology for more advanced data transfer speeds that is compatible with HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access). C-motech’s customers are more…

Global-i (Gi) Customer Assessment and Acquisition Services Available Now for Converged Communications and IT Clients, December 8, 2009

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Global-i (Gi) Customer Assessment and Acquisition Services Available Now for Converged Communications and IT Clients, December 8, 2009 . .


Herndon, VA (December 8, 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 making its Customer Assessment™ Services available. Global-i Assessment™ Services offers a suite of services that will benefit communications clients to acquire new customers for new products and services, and boost its acquisition efforts for current products and services. Utilizing the Global-i Assessment and Acquisition Methodologies, Service Providers, Systems Integrators, OEMs, Enterprise, Government and Vertical Market Customers can quickly jump start their customer assessment and acquisition activities. The services are focused on several next-generation and emerging technologies in the areas of 3G and 4G Wireless, VoIP and Broadband Access, Wireless Integration more…

Verizon Wi-Fi Gives Mobile Broadband Customers More Ways to Connect to the Internet

Verizon Wireless Now Provides Access to Thousands of Wi-Fi Hotspots in the United States, Canada and Mexico


BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Dec. 15 — With more and more people and businesses wanting and needing to stay connected, and more and more laptops being sold every day, Verizon Wireless today gave its customers another choice to do just that. Verizon Wireless introduced Verizon Wi-Fi, a way for Mobile Broadband customers to access thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots at no additional charge and to move easily from the nation’s most reliable 3G wireless network to those hotspots. more…

XO Communications Rings Netezza for Advanced Analytics

Telecommunications Provider to Increase Visibility into their Data and Achieve New Revenue Streams with Netezza’s Data Warehouse Appliance


MARLBOROUGH, Mass.–Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ - News), the global leader in data warehouse and analytic appliances, today announced that XO Communications, a leading provider of advanced communications services and solutions for businesses, enterprises, government, carriers and service providers, has selected Netezza to provide the platform to handle the organization’s increasing data needs. With more than 90,000 customers including five of the largest U.S. wireless companies and five of the largest U.S. cable companies, XO Communications provides voice, data, Internet, VoIP and managed services for businesses and carriers looking for an alternative to traditional phone carriers. XO Communications selected Netezza to more efficiently analyze its large call volume, enabling it to improve customer service and profitability. more…

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