Level 3 expands operations in Boston; Tinet to deploy VPLS for Hosting.com

> Level 3 Communications is expanding its operations in Boston, Mass. The metro and long-haul fiber networks provider "is growing and realigning its local workforce in Boston to combine a local presence, in-depth marketplace knowledge and broad expertise in the communications industry." Release.

> Tinet will deploy its VPLS (virtual private line services) solution at Hosting.com's three cloud "SuperSites" in Delaware, Kentucky and Colorado. Hosting.com provides managed hosting, cloud hosting, and collocation services. News release.

> Network integrator Global Telecom & Technology has been selected by EKU Solutions to expand its network in the United States. News release.

> Shift a couple letters, and VoIP becomes VoPI (Voice over Private Internet), an end-to-end system primarily used by SMEs for secure voice and data services. iCore Networks, which provides VoPI in the D.C. area, continues to expand with the opening of its first field office in Columbia, Md. News release.

> On the billing front (or back, however you look at it), Telefonica International Wholesale Services has chosen Convergys to implement its Smart BSS Solution, which features "end-to-end multinational real-time rating, billing, and reporting for fixed, mobile, and data services." News release.

> Telehealth is garnering more attention, including as a convenient and cost-effective way to get face or chat time with a doctor--remotely. Delta Air Lines will be the first U.S. corporation to roll out online care services to its employees via OptumHealth's NowClinic. The catch: only Delta's Minnesota-based employees are part of the initial phase. Wonder how the folks down in Atlanta feel about that. Release.

And finally... Content delivery is evolving as fast as the gaming industry does. In more Level 3 news, the provider is working with European MMO (massively multiplayer online) games publisher Kalicanthus Entertainment to support its newest title, Craft of Gods. Level 3 provides the CDN, caching, download and storage. Godspeed, Level 3. Seriously. Release.