Moody's may downgrade NTELOS following split; Upton picked to lead Commerce Committee

@FierceTelecom RT @Reuters - Word has it that Moody's is reviewing NTELOS for a possible downgrade in light of yesterday's announcement that it would split its wireline and wireless businesses. Story | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Acme Packet  says that German service provider HanseNet Telekommunikation GmbH (HanseNet) has deployed Acme Packet's Net-Net 4500 Session Director (SD) session border controllers (SBCs) for use in its Alice DSL consumer VoIP service. News release.

> Gilat Satellite Networks subsidiary Spacenet is supporting the Los Angeles Police Dept.'s emergency communications services and related equipment. News release.

> Israel-based MNOs Cellcom and Partner Communications both want a piece of Israel Electric Corporation's fiber-optic network buildout, and have partnered to convince the Ministry of Communications to let them take part in the tender. Story.

> Mega-brewer Carlsberg has selected Verizon Business to implement and manage the IT network for its European operations, freeing them to produce more of that sweet, sweet nectar. News release.

> RhinoTech is happy with CBeyond's Hosted Microsoft Exchange, enough to continue that relationship by adding the service provider's Virtual Receptionist cloud-based solution. News release.

> Up front, Rep. Fred Upton looks like a very good choice to lead the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Joan Engebretson of Connected Planet reports. Story.

And finally... Looks like the "three strikes" copyright enforcement idea (see Andrew Keen's recent article for details) may be taking stronger hold in the EU. Irish ISP Eircom has implemented a "four strikes" warning system for illegal downloads, and has agreed to hand over 50 IP addresses a week to major record labels. Story.