Ciena's Smith appointed to NSTAC; TV 360 targets Latin America market

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> Ciena CEO Gary Smith has been appointed to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). News release.

> SureWest Communications president and CEO Steve Oldham will speak at the Stifel Nicolaus 2011 Technology, Communications & Internet Conference in San Francisco, Feb. 9, at 9:10 a.m. News release.

> Latin America could soon see the results of a joint TV Everywhere initiative, TV 360, which will enable operators and content owners to offer video on demand and live video under any business model. Story.

> Contracting with Optimum Lightpath has enabled a New Jersey-based moving company to deploy Internet and voice services on a fiber-based network. News release.

> City Telecom subsidiary Hong Kong Broadband Network will deploy Cisco's CRS-3 Carrier Routing System as it extends its network coverage. Story.

> WVT Communications and its business division, USA Datanet, have added Class 5 services by upgrading their network with Sonus Networks equipment. News release.

> Earthlink's fourth quarter earnings will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 8 before the market opens, with a conference call scheduled for 8:30 a.m. News release.

> It's not downsizing, it's "streamlining" that TalkTalk is planning. Either way, about 580 administration jobs will soon be cut. Story.

> Google is allowing existing users to port an existing phone number to Google Voice for $20. Story.

And finally... business is good for Calix, which picked up orders from two broadband stimulus recipients in North Dakota, MLGC and Consolidated Telecom. Story.