Carlyle acquisition of CommScope nears completion; 'do not track' has online advertisers fretting

> CommScope's "go-shop" period, a 40-day stretch amid its merger with Carlyle during which it could solicit alternative acquisition proposals from third parties, has ended with no bidders, leaving the way open for Carlyle--pending antitrust review--to acquire all of CommScope's common shares. News release.

> Minnesota-based Halstad Telephone Company has selected ADC for fiber connectivity and management of its stimulus-funded Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) network. News release.

> The €29.4 million ($39.5 million) fine imposed on incumbent Slovak Telekom by Slovakia's anti-monopoly office has been overturned by a Bratislava court, Telegeography reports. Story.

> Online advertisers are biting their nails over the direction the Federal Trade Commission will take on its "do not track" privacy proposal, the New York Times reports, with many saying it will cause a major shift in the industry. Story.

And finally... Reliance Globalcom Vice President of Network Architecture Dr. Shankar Narayanaswamy talks with Connected Planet about the company's acquisitions, partnerships and technologies key to its global growth.  Story.