Glowpoint joins Open Visual Communications Consortium; Vodafone Ireland boosts capital investment 20%

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Managed service provider Glowpoint joins the Polycom-led Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC) to establish global interconnection agreements with other service providers to deliver business-to-business connectivity to businesses and consumers. Release

> BroadLight, a supplier of fiber access processors, will demonstrate a service centric GPON gateway at the upcoming Home Gateway Initiative (HGI) meeting in Sevilla, Spain. Release (PDF)

> UniTek Global Services has won a $30 million network construction and maintenance project by a major unnamed service provider. Release

> Vodafone Ireland plans to increase its capital investment by 20 percent in 2012, with a focus on improving its network and IT infrastructure. Article

> Italy-based metro fiber provider Metroweb has been acquired by F2i and Intesa Sanpaolo's IMI Investimenti unit for $628.2 million. Article

And finally ... A new study commissioned by AT&T reveals that three out of four Los Angeles-based IT professionals have set up backup communications plans in response to a very busy tornado and flooding season. Release