> Nokia Siemens Networks has won a five-year contract with Slovenian mobile operator Si.mobil to improve the availability of advanced data services. Si.mobil has already deployed a Nokia Siemens optical transport platform which the telecom services provider will support. News release.
> Going green: Emerson Process Management has expanded its energy management portfolio to help companies and municipalities convert fuel waste and biomass into steam and electrical power. Release.
> PAETEC has received a Communications Solutions 2009 Product of the Year award for IP Simple, a voice, data and equipment product. There's a Moe Szyslak joke in there somewhere, crying to get out. News release.
> Transwitch has introduced a low-power communications processor. The Atlanta 1000 consumes less than 1 watt of power, but provides two channels of carrier-grade VoIP and delivers wire-speed data over 802.11n WiFi. It's optimized for small business and residential triple play services, the company notes. News release.
> Calix is teeing up the release of its second-quarter results on July 22; the broadband services vendor will post the results after the market closes and has scheduled a conference call at 4:30 p.m. EDT to discuss them. Release.
> Not one to be left behind, Zhone Technologies is releasing its second quarter results July 21 at market close, and will host its conference call at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Release.
> CSC will provide voice and data network, security and telecommunication services to UBS under a five year master service agreement valued at $580 million. News release.
And finally... Joan Engebretson of Connected Planet invokes Goofus and Gallant to discuss a Pew Center report that singles out U.S. states playing a positive role in broadband expansion. Next week, we'll one-up her and summon Cthulu. Story.