JDSU introduces new Ethernet service activation tool; NTT hopes to have most services in Japan up by end of April

Wireline news from across the Web:

> JDSU has introduced a new automated Ethernet service activation tool called the SAMComplete (Service Activation Methodology) that delivers repeatable and rapid pass/fail results for activating multiple Ethernet-based services. Article

> Slovenian telecom regulator, the Agency for Post and Electronic Communications (APEK), has ordered Telekom Slovenije to provide wholesale access to its fiber-based last mile network to competitive service providers. Article

> CoreLink Data Centers has struck a colocation agreement with Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, one of Chicago's oldest family owned pizza shops. Release

> BT Group has accelerated the payment of its next pension deficient contribution from the due date in December 2011 to March 2011. Release

> Sicilian-based ISP Siportal, which acquired a national operator license in 2010 and signed a wholesale line rental agreement with BT Italia, will soon launch a wireline telephony service offering in Italy. Article

> Amazon.com has introduced a new service that allows customers to store their music in the cloud and then access it from various devices, including Android phone, Android tablet, Mac or PC. Article

And finally ... NTT has reported that it has restored service on 90 percent of its wireline COs and mobile base stations that were affected by the recent earthquake and that it hopes to have almost all services back online by the end of April. Article