OIF workshop tackles Common Electrical Interface; unified communications vets join Glowpoint

> Get your optical networking here: The OIF (Optical Networking Forum) will host its second one-day workshop on Common Electrical Interface (CEI) for 28G Very Short Reach (VSR) on Monday, July 19 in Baltimore. The upshot of this workshop series is it will help define objectives and requirements for an implementation agreement for CEI. News release.

> Unified Communications (UC) veterans Anil Balani and Shane Bouslough are joining the executive team at cloud-based telepresence provider Glowpoint. Release.

> Carrier Ethernet vendor Telco Systems is touting its T-Marc 3208SH cell site gateway and T-Metro 7124S 10G multi-service aggregation switch as part of a packet backhaul solution for carriers and wireless operators. News release.

> Level 3 recorded a hit Tuesday with Major League Baseball. The company will deliver high-speed IP and colocation to support MLB's network, media archive, as well as live and on-demand streaming capabilities, to mlb.com. News release.

> Aaron Goldberger has joined Neustar Inc. as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. He'll be representing the addressing and policy management company in front of the FCC, industry organizations, public policy forums, you name it. News release.

And finally... UFC junkies unite-Verizon FiOS is bringing this Saturday's pay-per-view UFC 116 to Spanish-speaking audiences on channel 1002, in addition to its English-language coverage. Lucky Spanish-speaking viewers get to avoid Joe Rogan's scintillating UFC commentary as Lesnar beats the snot out of upstart Carwin. Release.