News of Note—EQT, AT&T, Wi-Fi and more

news of note

> Swedish private equity firm EQT has tapped Citi as financial adviser to find a buyer for its offshore fiber provider Tampnet. TMTFinance article

> The Nevada Tax Commission might approve a $27 million tax refund for AT&T after officials say the company paid sales and use taxes it did not owe to the state. Las Vegas Sun article

> Tellabs announced that its Optical LAN was chosen by the Marine Corps Systems Command Network Communications Infrastructure Program Office to modernize its existing network architecture to a high availability Unified Communications platform at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina. Release

> Colt Technology has appointed Peter Coppens its new VP of product. Telecompaper article

> The Wi-Fi Alliance announced a safer successor to the current Wi-Fi standard during this week’s CES show, which it expects to roll out by the end of the year. Popular Mechanics article