Arbinet's Stephen Heap, Dan Powdermaker step down; Verizon adds concierge service to multi-unit FiOS TV offering

> Arbinet is making a few personnel changes: CTO Steven Heap and Senior VP of Sales and Marketing Dan Powdermaker will step down. In what it calls an effort to "maintain a competitive cost structure" (what the rest of us call "saving money"), Heap's position won't be filled, and Brian Troesch, current Senior VP of Product & Business Development, will oversee sales and marketing as well. News release.

> Verizon FiOS is moving into Sarasota's MUH market with a bit of style: Residents of the 386-unit Tuscany Apartments complex will get FiOS TV service with a little value-added item called Verizon Concierge. The "virtual property management service" automates many tasks for residents and staff, like delivery and visitor management. A customized platform is planned for the complex soon. News release.

> Page Trucking will use TelCentris' hosted VoIP business phone solutions in its nine nationwide offices. The Weedsport, N.Y. bulk transport company is getting a custom package that includes pooled minutes, a dedicated project manager, and equipment, and which will scale easily as the company adds offices. Release.

> JDSU is adding more Optical Transport Network test services to its 100GE test suite. OTU3 (43GE) and OTU4(112GE) features will provide test coverage for Ethernet networks covering long distances. News release.

> Addressing and policy management specialist Neustar is bringing on Hollywood digital media vet Timothy Dodd as Vice President of its new Media and Entertainment service. He will also lead Neustar's Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) effort. News release.

> Globe Telecom Philippines has deployed Amdocs jNetX Convergent Service Platform, the company announced at the Amdocs Asia Pacific InTouch Business Forum Thursday. The platform will streamline the rollout of new applications and customer promotions. Amdocs jNetX provides the core element that enables a step-by-step evolution toward a Service Delivery Platform (SDP). News release.

> Ubiquity Broadcasting unveiled "the world's first IP backhaul" Wednesday with its broadcast of the 2010 Sponsor Me Hawaii Ala Moana Bowls Contest. Ubiquity was able to send an HD broadcast via Time Warner Oceanic Cable and simulcast to the Internet, television, and mobile media devices. Release.

And finally... No surprise here, Integra Telecom on Wednesday backed the FCC on its "third way" broadband proposal ahead of its net neutrality review. "The proposed framework will preserve the Internet as an environment that promotes innovation and investment while protecting consumers' ability to access content according to their desires," CEO Dudley Slater said. But wait, the canned corn gets better: "Every American will benefit from the Chairman's proposal for a narrowly-tailored regulatory framework for broadband access." Time to launch every Zig for great justice, I guess. News release.

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