Arbinet announces reverse stock split; Africa broadband growth hits fixed-line limits

> Telecom services provider Arbinet has added a "D" to its NASDAQ symbol this morning following a one-for-four reverse split of the company's common stock. News release.

> Most African countries have DSL services and access to international fiber bandwidth thanks to new submarine cables, says a new report from Research and Markets, but broadband growth is limited by poor geographical reach of fixed-line networks. News release.

> Adding to its recent purchase of 576 hybrid Chevy pickups and its deployment of five hybrid bucket trucks on Long Island, N.Y., Verizon has purchased 501 Ford Econoline vans that it will upfit with CNG (clean natural gas) engine packages to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.62 metric tons per year. News release.

> Sprint is tops among telecom providers and No. 3 among all industry sectors on the Everything Channel's VAR500 list of North America's top technology integrators for 2010. News release.

> Dilip Singh is taking over MRV Communications' CEO reins from Noam Lotan, who's stepping down after 20 years with the company. Singh is a 38-year telecom industry veteran. He's been appointed to a one-year term effective July 1. News release.

And finally... SureWest triple-play customers in the Sacramento region can view incoming phone call information on their TV screens thanks to the company's new Caller ID on TV. News release.

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