NTT Europe achieves ISO/IEC 20000 certification; CommScope to present at Morgan Keegan Technology conference

> NTT Europe announced that its managed services operations are now ISO/IEC 20000 compliant for IT Service Management. Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance verified that the NTT Communications subsidiary was in compliance. News release.

> CommScope (NYSE: CTV) is participating in this week's Morgan Keegan technology conference, joining in a fireside chat on the morning of Aug. 12 that will be webcast via its investor page. News release.

> Amid all the kerfluffer about net neutrality last week, Verizon (NYSE: VZ)--sitting at the center of rumors about a deal with Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) that both sides quickly quashed--maintained its cool, with its EVP for public affairs Tom Tauke expressing gratitude "to FCC Chief of Staff Eddie Lazarus, his team and the negotiators for their serious effort to reach consensus on a sound public policy framework for the broadband Internet ecosystem" and calling for all participants to find common ground. News release.

> Now Vonage (NYSE: VG) is entering the building--the Four Seasons in Boston, that is. CEO Mark Lefar is scheduled to speak at the Oppenheimer Technology, Media & Communications Conference tomorrow afternoon. News release.

> OJSC VimpelCom is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of VimpelCom (NYSE: VIP) after the Russian operator completed a mandatory squeeze-out process of acquiring all remaining OJSC VimpelCom shares it did not already own, including those represented by American Depository Shares (ADC). News release.

> tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) will connect all 60 of Cornerstone Mortgage Company's offices in 12 states following the announcement of a multi-year agreement to provide IP VPN, Ethernet Internet services, regional LAN and co-location services for the home lender. News release.

And finally... cloud computing, social networking, and the use of iPads and smartphones for remote access are top targets for cybercriminals, according to security firm SonicWALL, which has released its midyear summary of top cybercrime trends for 2010. News release.

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