> Five members of the Western Illinois Video (WIV) Group have selected Occam Networks' BLC 6000 to provide advanced video services to customers in the region. News release.
> UK mobile services provider Fring is rolling out DVQ (dynamic video quality), a network-optimized video calling technology that adapts to available network bandwidth during a call. News release.
> Digital TV connections in the Netherlands grew 3.4 percent to 5.26 million by the end of Sept. 2010, reports Telecompaper. Story.
And finally... spending on advertising worldwide will continue an upward swing, reports Bloomberg, with Web advertising growing three times faster than the rest of the market. Ad spending dipped dramatically with the 2008 financial crisis but started a dramatic rebound this year, recording 4.9 percent growth globally. Story.