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Quick Takes: CoreComm expands DSL offering

CoreComm standardizes on Netopia routers for DSL services

Full-service telecom company CoreComm Ltd. is expanding it's digital subscriber line (DSL) offering with Netopia Inc.'s SDSL and IDSL routers. CoreComm says the move will further its facilities-based deployment strategy with carrier-class DSL access. CoreComm says it selected Netopia's R7200 SDSL and R3100-I IDSL routers as their Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) because of its value-added features, including dial backup, a built-in 8-port hub for LAN connectivity, built-in firewall security, and secure Virtual Private Networking (VPN) capabilities. Netopia's DSL routers also are certified as interoperable with Lucent Technologies' portfolio of DSL products, including the Stinger, a DSL access multiplexer (DSLAM).

Lantern Communications secures $59 million in second round funding

Lantern Communications, developer of 10 Gbps Ethernet optical packet rings, says it has raised $59 million in its second round of financing. This funding will hasten the development of the company's innovative Resilient Optical Packet Ring (ROPR) system for metropolitan area networks. Additionally, the funding will facilitate the expansion of the company's operation through its newly formed subsidiary, Lantern Communications Limited, located in Ottawa, Canada. Investors include a number of next generation service providers who are deploying IP-based infrastructures and can benefit from Lantern's IP-optimized systems for delivery of application-aware Ethernet services.

LinuxWizardry announces strategic alliance with

LinuxWizardry Systems, Inc., a Linux company specializing in network appliances and enterprise computing, says it is negotiating a strategic alliance with communications hardware and software developer Through the alliance, sangoma will market the ADSL Apprentice router to its current customers and through its current channels. LinuxWizardry will use Sangoma's S514 Data communications card in its upcoming T1/E1/Frame Relay version of the Apprentice Router.

Netopia adds IPSec security to business-class DSL routers

Netopia, Inc., which provides broadband Internet equipment and e-commerce Web platforms to small and medium size businesses, has released 4.8 firmware that introduces Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) support for all R-series routers, from V.90 analog and ISDN to T1 and DSL. ``By adding IPSec as a standard part of our R-series feature set, our service partners can now offer an all-in-one solution and compete in new markets requiring advanced levels of security,'' said Chris Willrich, Vice President, Business Development and Product Marketing at Netopia. ``Netopia's integrated IPSec complements its existing PPTP solution, affording small and medium size business owners and service providers a range of options in how they set up and manage VPN networks.''

NetVoice Technologies delivers fixed broadband wireless network

NetVoice Technologies, Corp. says it has chosen technology from Cisco Systems, Inc. to enable Fixed Broadband Wireless access to their current customer base, as well as reduce network costs while speeding delivery of broadband access to new and emerging markets. NetVoice is deploying the Cisco - WT2700 Wireless Technology Suite with Vector Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (VOFDM) technology, to offer Point-to-Point services in Dallas, Texas, Houston, Texas, Tampa, Fla. and Los Angeles, Calif. beginning in the 3rd quarter of 2000. Upon successful completion of these trials, NetVoice expects to launch VOFDM-based wireless broadband services in approximately 25 markets by the end of 2001.

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