April 30, 2008

Cedar Point to Preview Increased Business Services Capabilities at CANITEC April 23-25 in Mexico City

DERRY, N.H., April 21 --
Cedar Point Communications, a worldwide leader in integrated Voice over IP (VoIP) switching technologies for service providers and enterprise telecommunications operators, today announced that it will preview an expansion of it's business services capabilities at Expo Convention CANITEC April 23-25 in Mexico City.

At its stand #553, Cedar Point will show a variety of new features for its SAFARI C(Cubed) Multimedia Switching System, including presence applications like find-me-follow-me and click to call; enhanced call routing and billing functionality that simplifies customers' business communications environments; and a business services portal that will enable telecommunications providers, small and medium business (SMB) customers and end users to customize their services. In addition, Cedar Point will preview dramatic increases in the scalability of SAFARI C(Cubed), most notably the ability to support unprecedented numbers of lines and Commercial Service Groups (CSGs).

"With early voice rollouts already proving their value, operators throughout the Americas are evaluating switching solutions that can simultaneously meet the needs of residential and higher-margin business customers," said Chris Zanyk, vice president, sales, North American Region and CALA for Cedar Point Communications. "The capabilities we are previewing at CANITEC have been designed to address the needs and future plans that have been shared with us by customers throughout the Americas."

Cedar Point has shipped more than four million SAFARI C(Cubed) lines to customers in the Americas, the Caribbean and Europe. SAFARI C(Cubed) supports up to 200,000 lines of capacity in less than a cubic yard of space and is being deployed for residential and business services by a diverse customer base that includes Cable System Operators, Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs), Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs), Wireless Operators and Universities.

About Cedar Point Communications

Cedar Point Communications' integrated switching platform enables the scalable, simplified and cost-effective delivery of VoIP and multimedia services for network operators. Designed to provide carrier-class performance and reliability, while increasing network integrity, security and privacy, Cedar Point's SAFARI C(Cubed) Multimedia Switching System supports legacy circuit, NCS and SIP-based voice services, as well as a migration path to IMS. The company is based in Derry, NH with offices in Meersburg, Germany, and Sophia Antipolis, France. For more information, please visit www.cedarpointcom.com.

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April 29, 2008

America Movil's 1q Net Falls 5.5% to Mxn13.8 Billion

MEXICO CITY -(Dow Jones)- Mexico's America Movil, Latin America's largest mobile operator, said Thursday its first-quarter net profit fell 5.5% due to higher financing costs and spending on third-generation wireless networks.

Net profit was 13.8 billion pesos ($1.32 billion), or MXN0.40 a share, down from MXN14.57 billion, or MXN0.41 a share, in the first quarter of 2007, the company said in a press release.

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Cuban reforms create goodwill

From the BBC - a lot is happening in Cuba:

"Hundreds of Cubans have been learning a whole new vocabulary over the past few weeks.

Sales staff at the state telecommunications company ETECSA have been patiently explaining about Sim cards, Pin numbers and ring tones to enthralled customers of all ages.

Until now, mobile phones in Cuba were restricted to key government workers and foreigners.

In one of his first acts since officially taking over the presidency, Raul Castro lifted the ban on owning cell phones, along with a range of other restricted items such as DVD players and computers.

Only a few can afford to take advantage of these new-found freedoms. The average salary here is less than $20 (10) a month, though many people do receive help from relatives living abroad.

Certainly, crowds gathered in front of shops on the first day that mobile phones became available."

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