Primus makes good on Magma acquisition

In its ongoing quest to re-invent itself out of the ashes of long-distance reselling, Primus Telecommunications Canada has leveraged its 2004 acquisition of Magma Communications to deepen its business relationship with the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). The question is: will infrastructure/hosting deals like the one with CREA, as well as the WiMAX partnership with Motorola, be enough to keep Primus’s American parent happy?

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Strangeloop lands new executive

Strangeloop Networks has named Hooman Beheshti as VP of products. He will be responsible for driving the company’s strategic vision, product development efforts and developing product road maps.

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Gennum expanding SoC capabilities

Microelectronics firm Gennum Corp. has acquired ASIC Architect Inc., a move that will help the Ontario company accelerate product introduction and complement existing products in the high-speed data communications market. ASIC Architect’s intellectual property will also aid Gennum in system-on-a-chip (SoC) product development.

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EXFO expanding network test portfolio

EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering is broadening the reach of its network test equipment by offering fibre channel and Ethernet services. The multi-service modules offer fully integrated datacom testing, providing 1 Gbit/s, 2 Gbit/s, 4 Gbit/s and 10 Gbit/s full-line-rate Fibre Channel traffic generation and analysis. The gear tests for bit error rates, latency and other key network performance indicators.

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