Alaska Communications names new CEO; Ukrtelecom suitors apparently down to just one

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> Alaska Communications has announced its succession plan, with current chairman-CEO-president Liane Pelletier handing the reins to Anand Vadapalli on Feb. 1. News release.

> Hatteras Networks has received the 2010 Internet Telephony Excellence Award, presented by Technology Marketing Corporation, for its HN6100 Multi-services Platform. News release.

> Out of six potential suitors for Ukraine's incumbent telco Ukrtelecom, only one bid application was presented this morning, Reuters reports. The likely bidder? System Capital Management, a Ukrainian conglomerate controlled by the country's richest man, Rinat Akhmetov. Story.

> VimpelCom's supervisory board approved the proposed combination of VimpelCom and Weather Investments but did not make a decision on certain shareholder-related issues. Shareholder Telenor opposes the transaction. News release.

> Hulu and Netflix may not be seen on DVRs leased by cable companies anytime soon, with access to the streaming services blocked by MSOs, DSL Reports says. Will the move engender the wrath of subscribers, or does that matter anymore?  Story.

And finally... Twitter is not a toy, Congressman Walden. Story.