Lightower to participate in PTC conference; Israel's Bezeq to use Alcatel-Lucent for FTTP trial

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> Lightower Fiber Networks is attending the PTC 2012 conference at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu. Release

> HickoryTech Corp.'s board of directors voted to declare a quarterly dividend of $0.14 per share of the company's common stock. Release

> KDDI America, the U.S. operating arm of KDDI, has struck a deal with Russia's Rostelecom to offer a new low-latency 10 Gbps wavelength service between Japan and Europe. Article

> Israel's incumbent carrier Bezeq will leverage Alcatel-Lucent for its FTTP trial in Petah Tikva. Article

> Ethernet may be the soup du jour in the networking world, but channel partners selling the service have to understand and prepare for the challenges to make Ethernet sales more successful. Article

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