Cisco unveils streaming-optimized wireless router; Kazakhstan's first optical network deployed

> Cisco is introducing a new wireless home router, the Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Router, which the company says works seamlessly with streaming devices and can deliver at speeds up to 450 Mbps. News release.

> Sonus Networks will release its fourth quarter results after the market closes on Monday, Feb. 28, with a conference call scheduled for 4:45 p.m. ET that day. News release.

> Likewise, Vonage has scheduled the release of its fourth quarter and year end results for Tuesday, Feb. 15, with a conference call scheduled for 10:00 a.m. ET. News release.

> The Philippines' Globe Telecom released a GPON-based broadband service, which will deliver data at between 6 and 100 Mbps via a wireline connection and WiFi router. Story.

> Volker Bendzuweit has been promoted to RAD Data Communications' Vice President of Key Carrier Accounts. Story.

> ScanSource Communications now offers ShoreTel's complete portfolio of IP phone systems which feature fully integrated unified communications (UC) communications. News release.

> Alcatel-Lucent has completed the deployment of Kazakhstan's first GPON network in the capital city of Astana. Story.

And finally... over to ConnectedPlanet, where Dan O'Shea asks where have all the independent telco consolidations gone? Story.

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