Fourth Amendment wins the day in appeal; SingTel collaborates with Portugal Telecom on IPTV, fiber optics

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> Hughes Network Systems is debuting a new managed services suite for enterprises that it says enables MPLS-like performance over affordable high-speed DSL and cable broadband connections. News release.

> Zhone Technologies has made its entry into Russia's telecom market with deployment of its MXK multi-service access node (MSAP) as well as optical network terminals to enable TelecomTZ's migration to GPON. News release.

> T-systems, a unit of Deutsche Telekom, has won an outsourcing contract from E.ON, a German utility, worth up to EUR1 billion ($1.34 billion). Story.

> LSI's Link Layer Processor and Advanced Payload Plus processors have achieved MEF compliance, the company announced. News release.

> SingTel has signed a collaboration agreement with Portugal Telecom to share IPTV and fixed-line fiber optic knowledge, reports Xinhua. Story.

> Global Crossing's UK subsidiary reported a 3 percent sequential decrease in revenue, to GBP75 million, for the third quarter of 2010, noting that revenues increased 1 percent year over year. News release.

> Telekom Malaysia has signed a 10-year deal to provide high-speed broadband connectivity to rival operator Maxis Communications, Malaysia's largest mobile operator. Story.

And finally... Time Warner Cable has enough fiber strands installed in Southern California to wrap around the equator 15 times, an L.A. Times article says. Hopefully they'll use that power only for good. Story.

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