Eircom may cut costs again; Clement overrules CRTC on usage based billing

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> Metaswitch completed interoperability tests of its MPLS-TP solutions at the MPLS & Ethernet World Congress in Paris this week. News release.

> Luxembourg telecommunications service provider Cegecom S.A. will use Orckit-Corrigent's packet transport network solutions in its planned enterprise services offering. News release.

> More cost-cutting by Eircom may be announced in the next couple of weeks as the Irish incumbent struggles to tackle its debt. Story.

> ADVA Optical Networking has joined the Dark Fiber Community operated by Allied Fiber. News release.

> Sigma Systems introduced its Telco Services Accelerator, a residential triple-play service fulfillment platform. News release.

> TalkTalk saw a 7 percent increase in revenues in the quarter ending Dec. 31 despite losing about 25,000 broadband subscribers. Story.

And finally... don't tick off the minister (or his constituents). Tony Clement will overrule the CRTC's decision to force usage based billing on Canada's smaller ISPs. Story.

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