Bell Canada to release Q3 earnings on Nov. 3; HickoryTech promotes Troy Johnson to VP

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@FierceTelecom via @FortuneMagazine: Frontier's Maggie Wilderotter named one of Fortune Magazine's most powerful business women. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> HickoryTech names Troy Johnson as its new VP of Engineering and Network Operations. Release

> Paris' Ile-de-France region plans to invest EUR 15 million (USD 19.97 million) a year in its fiber plan and EUR 26 million (USD 34.6 million) a year in all digital projects beginning in 2012. Article

> Bell Canada will release its Q3 2011 results call on on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 8:00 a.m. ET. Release

> Rostelecom employs Alcatel-Lucent to establish a 100G connection between Europe and the Middle East. Article

> Convergys joins hands with Plug Smart to provide real-time rating, billing and data management support for electric vehicle charging stations. Release

> Deutsche Telekom is extending its cloud-based services to the utility industry. Article

And finally ... Innovatio, a new WiFi patent troll, wants to settle with coffee shops, hotels, and restaurants that it says are violating their patents. Article

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