PCCW's telecom spinoff plan rejected; M.I.T. appoints Joichi Ito as Media Lab director

Wireline news from across the Web:

> PCCW's plan to spin off its telecom business has been rejected by the Hong Kong stock exchange's listing committee. Article

> Quantum Communications, a Redmond, Ore.-based CLEC, will deploy SOLiD Technologies' MediaC-1600 fiber access solution to deliver Gigabit-Ethernet services. Release

> tw telecom will announce its Q1 2011 earnings in a conference call on Wednesday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m. ET. Release

> Regional Oregon-based cable operator BendBroadband has opened its new 30,000 square foot data center known as the "Vault." Article

> MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) and ERZIA have completed the build out of their teleport in Santander Spain, which is now ready to provide service. Release

And finally ... the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has named Joichi Ito, a successful Japanese venture capitalist and college dropout, as the fourth director of the M.I.T. Media Laboratory. Article