CableLabs CEO Liao to step down; Telecom Egypt employees threaten to cut landline service

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> Level 3 Communications will release its Q3 2011 results on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Release

> Neustar has responded to the North American Numbering Council's (NANC) working group and the North American Portability Management, LLC (NAPM LLC) Request for Information (RFI) as part of the process for the selection of a vendor to serve as the Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) when the current contract expires in June 2015. Release

> CableLabs CEO Dr. Paul Liao will leave the company when his contract expires in December 2012 due to personal reasons. Article

> South Africa's Internet Solutions (IS) is currently conducting a Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network trial, but expenses may prevent it from offering a commercial service to consumers and businesses. Article

> German incumbent and competitive service providers have agreed to establish common standards to roll out fiber-based networks. Article

And finally ... Telecom Egypt's employees threatened to cut landline telecom service unless CEO Mohamed Abdel Rehim and the board of directors agree to step down. Article