Overture upgrades EoC platform; Windstream expands Carrier Ethernet service

Wireline industry news from across the web:

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> Overture has announced a "broad software and firmware update" to its carrier Ethernet-over-copper (EoC) product platforms. News release

> Windstream said it is expanding its carrier switched Ethernet service through a network-to-network interconnect. News release

> Aurora, Maine telco Union River Telephone has completed the state's first FTTH project. Story

> Russian telecom player Altimo has increased its voting stake in Amsterdam-based Vimpelcom Group to 41.9 percent. Story

> Xtera Communications said that its Nu-Wave Optima optical transport platform is certified to be deployed in Russian backbone networks. News release

> Telecom New Zealand subsidiary AAPT could buy international contractor Leighton Holdings' national fiber-optic network operator, NextGen Networks. Story

And finally … Vivendi is reportedly in talks to find ways to sell its majority stake in Maroc Telecom. Story

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