> Cork, Ireland-based OSS provider Azotel has partnered with ImageStream, a Plymouth, Indiana-based manufacturer of network routers, to deliver a network provisioning solution for ISPs. The two companies are talking about adding DSL provisioning support to their joint offering in the near future. News release.
> Brian Buege is moving from Old Blighty to sunny California and taking up the executive post of vice president of products at Fanfare. The 20-year telecom veteran, formerly in charge of systems and network testing at BT (NYSE: BT), will lead product management and engineering teams developing Fanfare's iTest suite of products. News release.
> Gartner has placed Black Box Corporation in the Challengers Quadrant of its Communications Outsourcing and Professional Services (COPS) Magic quadrant for North America. News release.
> Hughes Network Systems LLC is upgrading offshore communications for Black Elk Energy, an independent oil and gas company. Hughes will deploy a fully managed broadband satellite solution on Black Elk's production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. News release.
> Owning a huge global IP network has its perks: AT&T (NYSE: T) is a leader in telephony-based hosted unified communications (UC), according to a just-released IDC trends analysis. Release.
> Glowpoint's (OTC BB: GLOW.OB) managed video services and B2B video network are in use by an unidentified law firm ranked among the top three firms in the U.S. News release.
> Emerson Network Power has released its new COMX-430 and 440 COM express modules, which have a wide range of built-in devices to connect to standard PC interfaces--so they can be used in custom and off-the-shelf applications. News release.
And finally... WiFi, once predicted to be on its way out by this time, just keeps getting hotter. Shipments of 802.11n devices increased 85 percent in Q1 2010 compared to Q1 2009. News release.