Obama administration forms Web subcommittee; ADTRAN unveils 100 Mbps scalable network architecture at BBWF

> Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC) will release its third quarter results on Nov. 2, 2010, with a conference call scheduled for 9:00 a.m. EDT. News release.

> The Obama administration has formed a subcommittee on Web regulatory and legislative issues, the Washington Post reports, that includes members from several federal agencies. Story.

> ADTRAN (Nasdaq: ADTN) unveiled a new broadband network architecture at the Broadband World Forum in Paris. Dubbed Ultra Broadband Ethernet, it will "initially deliver a 100 Mbps symmetrical broadband service scaling to 1 Gbps with ultra-low power requirements and low latency characteristics." News release.

> AcmePacket (Nasdaq: APKT) and Glowpoint (OTC BB: GLOW.OB) have teamed to present an on-demand video conferencing service. AcmePacket's Net-Net Session Director session border controller will be deployed with Glowpoint's OpenVideo platform. News release.

> ECI Telecom introduced its 1Net fiber access solution which features an integrated OLT platform which allows providers to choose any service mix over their Fiber to the X (FTTX) architecture as they evolve their next generation access networks. News release.

> The CNC, Spain's competition authority, has blocked Telefonica and Tele5's acquisitions of 21 and 22 percent of satellite TV company Digital Plus, currently controlled by Prisa. The authority ruled that the acquisitions would endanger competition in the pay-TV market. Story.

> The Ukraine's incumbent telco UkrTelecom is spreading its upgraded ADSL2+ broadband Internet access packages to more than 50 cities across the country, according to Telegeography. Story.

And finally... Streaming video providers like Netflix have gone over the top (pun intended) in successfully dominating data consumption, TelecomPaper reports. Real-time entertainment (streaming or buffering) is the fastest growing source of data consumption in North America, accounting for 43 percent of traffic on fixed networks and 41 percent on mobile networks. Story.

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