Global Crossing UK holds steady in second quarter; Everything Everywhere challenges incumbent BT

> Global Crossing's (Nasdaq: GLBC) UK subsidiary's second quarter revenues of £78 million ($120 million) were flat sequentially and represented only a 1 percent rise year-over-year, but much of their earnings took place in the enterprise and carrier data segments, indicating strong interest in IP-based solutions according to CEO John Legere. In this economy, holding steady is not a bad thing. News release.

> ADTRAN (Nasdaq: ADTN) announced its second generation of high-density, managed Layer 3, 28-port Gigabit Ethernet switches. The NETVANTA 1534 and 1544 platforms deliver greater bandwidth and feature enhancements in a half-rack form factor. News release.

> It's no fairytale ending to the relationship between Hallmark and AT&T (NYSE: T) U-verse. The service provider switched off Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel after the two sides failed to come to an agreement on the price subscribers had to pay for the channels. AT&T U-verse is offering a free preview of Starz Kids & Family and Turner Classic Movies in their place. News release.

> Service provider Reservation Telephone Cooperative (RTC) is using ADC's (Nasdaq: ADCT) fiber connectivity and management solutions as it builds out a fiber to the premise (FTTP) network to 19 rural communities in central South Dakota. News release.

> Pennsylvania-based GWR Medical has selected Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) cloud computing solution to upgrade its IT operations and boost productivity by its field force, who need quick and secure access to patient medical records. News release.

> Pyramid Research reports that new entity Everything Everywhere, created by a merger of T-Mobile and Orange in July, is the UK's telecom market leader with 21 percent of total market revenue. EE may take a bite out of incumbent BT (NYSE: BT) in the next five years, says Pyramid, to the tune of 6 percent market share. News release.

> Beth Halvorson, VP of Wholesale Services for Qwest (NYSE: Q), will deliver a keynote address at the 4GWE and ITEXPO Conferences in Los Angeles this October. Details.

> Ciena (Nasdaq: CIEN) is adding more ultra low latency solutions to its electronic trading services portfolio, including both 1GbE and 10GbE cards for its CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform. News release.

And finally... Paul's not dead, and neither is the living room TV set, Dan O'Shea reports over at Connected Planet. A Yankee Group study of the pay TV market found that while big changes are afoot, "the TV will continue to be the most important screen in the home." Story.

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