ALSO NOTED: Virtela names King CEO; Alca-Lu, NTT team on optical; and much more...

> Virtual network operator Virtela hires former Zantaz chief Steve King as CEO. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs unit and Japan's NTT sign an agreement to collaborate on optical packet switching development. Press release

> Cogent Communications is revamping its sales effort, staff and training. Article

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