EXFO secures another wireless backhaul contract; Verizon launches interactive Spanish-Language service

> EXFO has secured another contract with another unnamed wireless operator conducting wireless backhaul. This service provider will leverage EXFO's EtherSAM test methodology, an implementation of the ITU-T Y.156sam standard, to accelerate the turn-up, validation and troubleshooting for mobile backhaul services. EXFO claims that with the new EtherSAM new backhaul services eight times faster to verify all key performance indicators (KPIs) from its customers strict service level agreements (SLAs). News release

> Verizon has tuned into the needs of its Latin American FiOS subscribers with the launch of Zona Latina, an interactive Spanish-Language service. Straight from the FiOS TV remote, Zona Latina will provide users with access to everything from sports, international news, free Hispanic video-on-demand titles, Hispanic music, in addition to Univision's coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and Verizon's Spanish Language Package. News release

> Internap's Content Delivery Network (CDN) is making a real impact, according to Current Analysis. The analyst firm ranked Internap's CDN second in its 2010 CDN Product Assessment report. Internap joins the likes of other CDN providers including AT&T, Akamai Technologies, Level 3, Limelight Networks and Mirror Image Networks. News release

> Value-added telecom product distributor Catalyst Telecom just found out that it has become authorized to deliver certification training for the Avaya enterprise communications portfolio to its reseller partners. These classes will cover design, installation, implementation and administration and enable resellers to acquire the certification necessary to become authorized to offer Avaya unified communications, contact center and IP telephony solutions to their end-user customers. Get your pencils sharpened and be ready for class. News release

> If you're a VIZIO HDTV set owner that wants to stream the latest summer vacation video or the latest Sex in the City movie from your video streaming player (VUDU, Netflix and Pandora) to your living room screen, you're in luck. The U.S.-based company has introduced a wireless Internet router optimized for VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA), which enables viewers to stream web and on-demand content, as well as three wireless Blu-ray players with Internet Apps. These features will allow users to view all kinds of video content, including streaming HD movies, TV episodes, music, photos and social networking on their HDTV screen. In addition, the VIZIO wireless router can be used to prioritize traffic to other Internet-connected devices as well as share a high-speed Internet connection to other Internet capable devices in the home, such as laptops, game consoles and smart phones. News release

And finally ... We'll get to see how AT&T is doing financially when Ma Bell releases its Q2 2010 earnings on July 22. News release