Fujitsu MSPP meets ATIS energy efficiency standard; ATEME helps Genesis score win at World Cup

> Fujitsu's Flashwave 4500 Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP) has met the Telecommunications Energy Efficiency Ratio (TEER) standard recently released by the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS). News release.

> Genesis Networks deployed more than 30 of ATEME's MPEG-2/MPEG-4:2:2 encoders and DR8400 decoders at the FIFA World Cup and at Wimbledon for its IP-based transmission services at both events. News release.

> Level 3 is now a platinum sponsor of the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA). The company will provide its fiber expertise to the group, which promotes technology growth in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and other communities south of the Indian River. News release.

> Silicon Valley Bank was among other lenders providing the working capital facility to help Birch Communications complete its $75 million private debt offering. The IP-based telecommunications provider obtained $60 million in funded or committed capital and will secure another $15 million in debt capital within the next few months. News release.

And finally... These are turbulent economic times for Europe, but the Netherlands' communications market is poised for growth due largely to broadband investments and a number of players offering triple- and quad-play packages. Pyramid Research forecasts an $18.5 billion market for this part of the Low Countries by 2015. News release.