Glowpoint offers Cisco telepresence customers new options; Communities weigh VoIP-enabled 911

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> Glowpoint, a managed cloud video provider, has introduced three new enhancements into its managed video services portfolio that it will offer as a hosted service for Cisco telepresence customers. Release

> BTI Systems adds new Dynamic Optical Layer capabilities to its BTI 7000 Series packet optical networking systems. Article

> A 2003 lawsuit against Comcast that's finally moving forward accuses the MSO of overcharging Philadelphia residents $875 million. Article

> VIP Communications is offering U.S. customers the first five minutes of calls to Uganda free in order to reach relatives in the country, which was struck with landslides on Monday. Release

> Vodafone Germany plans to launch a massive marketing campaign to promote its new IPTV service, which since being launched in February already serves 40,000 customers. Article

> PCCW plans to raise about $2 billion by listing its telecom assets as a business trust in Hong Kong in October, say sources. Article

And finally ... Communities in Arizona are looking at VoIP-based 911 as a way to expand emergency communications, but reliability of these systems remains a stumbling block. Article