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NATO employs PolyCom TelePresence

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) recently deployed immersive telepresence solutions from Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) to improve operational efficiency, interagency collaboration and enhance its ability to support out of area operations.

“Information flow is vital to fulfilling our goals and mandates, as well as maximizing the productivity and efficiency of personnel and ensuring the success of operations,” said Malcolm Green, Chief of the NATO C3 Agency’s Capabilities Area Team 9 (CAT 9), Networked Information Infrastructure Communication Services. “Polycom telepresence addresses these challenges by enabling our teams to collaborate more effectively over distances.”

Deployed in six international locations, the Polycom immersive telepresence solutions join an existing large deployment of Polycom video conferencing systems in use today at NATO headquarters and in outposts around the world. The standards-based systems also interoperate securely and seamlessly with video conferencing systems in use by NATO allied partners.

The technology is used daily for central command communications, emergency management, critical needs assessment, crisis communications, intra/interagency collaboration, workgroup collaboration and project management. Continue reading

AireSpring MPLS-VPN

airespringAireSpring announced the release of their new MPLS product, “AireSpring MPLS-VPN.” Available nationwide across three tier one networks, AireSpring MPLS-VPN targets multi-location businesses requiring secure, flexible, and intelligent data connections. This solution offers maximum bandwidth security at the most economical rates.

“We have received consistent and numerous requests by our agents and customers to launch an MPLS product for quite some time, but we wanted to wait until we had a product which could lead the industry in price, security, and footprint. We feel that we now have a product set with a strong competitive edge from a price, application, and availability perspective.”

This product is built to deliver the lowest possible quoted rates across three nationwide tier one networks. Giving us the ability to reach nearly every potential MPLS customer in America. Our advanced network design enables us to combine MPLS-VPN networks across our multiple carriers and still deliver the customer a single bill with a single point of contact.

When introducing AireSpring MPLS-VPN to the VON and Channel Partners Conference Expo in Miami, AireSpring COO, Daniel Lonstein noted, “We have received consistent and numerous requests by our agents and customers to launch an MPLS product for quite some time, but we wanted to wait until we had a product which could lead the industry in price, security, and footprint. We feel that we now have a product set with a strong competitive edge from a price, application, and availability perspective.” He continued, “This product is built to deliver the lowest possible quoted rates across three nationwide tier one networks. Giving us the ability to reach nearly every potential MPLS customer in America. Our advanced network design enables us to combine MPLS-VPN networks across our multiple carriers and still deliver the customer a single bill with a single point of contact.”

AireSpring has gained recognition as one of the most dynamic providers in the cutting edge IP space. AireSpring has been awarded the coveted Telecom Association “Members Choice” award for SIP Trunking, Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC)’s best in show for IP communication, and numerous awards and accolades for the complete suite of Voice, Data, and Internet solutions.

Megapath adds Ethernet over Copper Service in 3.0, 5.0 and 10.0 Mbps

megapathMegaPath has extended the reach of its Business Ethernet service (Ethernet over Copper) throughout 32 markets and over 300 central offices. The Company has also added 3.0 and 5.0 megabits per second (Mbps) options, delivering cost-effective, scalable connectivity for small-to-medium sized businesses. Business Ethernet gives companies the ability to support bandwidth intensive applications and transfer multimedia content and large data files between locations and remote workers.

In March 2009, Dennemeyer & Co, LLC an intellectual property management services, software and consulting company, upgraded its MegaPath T1 service to Business Ethernet. Since the upgrade, Dennemeyer has seen improved performance for its offices across the country and increased reliability for data intensive applications. The end result is increased productivity for Dennemeyer

Covad Increases Bandwidth Offerings upto DS3

covadCovad Communications Company has completed the next phase of its broader network transformation strategy by building out its access portfolio with the introduction of DS3 service for performance-intensive applications and enterprise connectivity, as well as higher-bandwidth bonded T1 offerings up to 12.0 Mbps. Covad has also introduced network-wide Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities to enable partners to layer on value-added services and applications.

“Covad is rapidly evolving its network to create an intelligent broadband services platform that partners can use to expand their offerings, reach more customers, and increase revenues,” said Young-Sae Song, vice president of marketing for Covad Wholesale. “Covad’s application-aware network capabilities allow our partners to customize network performance for specific applications, like VoIP, video conferencing, and software as a service (SaaS).”

In February, Covad completed a nationwide MPLS deployment and network capacity upgrades that included metro optical rings with up to OC-192 (10 Gbps) capacity. Continue reading

Level 3 Q2 2009 results

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) reported consolidated revenue of $942 million for the second quarter 2009, compared to consolidated revenue of $1.09 billion for the second quarter 2008.

The net loss for the second quarter 2009 was $134 million, or ($0.08) per share, compared to a net loss of $42 million, or ($0.03) per share for the second quarter 2008, which included a gain of $96 million from the sale of the company’s Vyvx advertising distribution business. The net loss for the first quarter 2009 was $132 million, or ($0.08) per share.

Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA was $229 million in the second quarter 2009, compared to $251 million in the second quarter 2008. Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA was $250 million in the first quarter 2009.

“The economy continued to be challenging in the second quarter for wireline service providers,” said James Crowe, CEO of Level 3. “As expected, sequential revenue pressure continued in the second quarter, although at a significantly moderated rate. We did see improvements in sales and churn, however, they were not as much as we expected. We continue to manage our costs aggressively, and for the fifth consecutive quarter, we were able to reduce our operating expenses, and year over year, we improved both our Gross Margin and Adjusted EBITDA Margin percentages. In addition, we completed several liability management transactions, which further strengthened our balance sheet.” Continue reading

XO Emerging Company of the Year ( Frost & Sullivan )

xoXO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) announced today that it is the recipient of the 2009 U.S. Emerging Company of the Year award in the MPLS/IP VPN Services Market category by Frost & Sullivan, a leading research and consulting firm.

The award commends XO Communications for its early and strategic investment in Ethernet over Copper technologies. XO Communications