> Cyan has a full schedule this fall, as executives with the packet networks service provider are scheduled to speak at COMPTEL PLUS, FTTH Conference & Expo, and LightReading's summit at 4G World. News release.
> Continuous Computing and NetLogic Microsystems (Nasdaq: NETL) announced "the industry's highest performance 40G AdvancedTCA (ATCA) packet processing platforms" resulting from the two companies' longstanding collaboration. News release.
> Calix (NYSE: CALX) is launching the E3 family of sealed Ethernet Service Access Nodes (ESANs). Its first offering, the E3-12C, focuses on VDSL2 copper services deployment in low density and remote areas. News release.
> Bulgarian telecom provider VIVACOM has signed a multiyear, multi-transponder contract with Intelsat on the Intelsat 12 satellite. News release.
> Photonic integrated circuit (PIC) manufacturer NeoPhotonics announced a new line of Compact SFP transceivers "that combine two bi-directional Fast Ethernet (100Mbps) or Gigabit Ethernet (1Gbps) transceivers in a single SFP package." News release.
> Australia's broadband industry is at a crossroads, Research and Markets says in a new report. After years in a climate where competition felt stifled by operator Telstra's (ASX: TLS.AX) long reach, "Australia will be the first country in the world in which the total industry will adopt a new plan for the future." News release.
And finally... Joan Engebretson over at Connected Planet muses on what exactly the FCC has in mind for the Universal Service Fund. Story.