Polaris International acquiring American telecom company; M5 Networks welcomes two executives

> Polaris International (Other OTC: PIHN.PK) is on the prowl: The network infrastructure and cloud solutions provider says it is acquiring an as-yet-unnamed American telecom provider "to compliment our Japanese operations" with the deal expected to close as early as next month. News release.

> The two newest holders of keys to the executive washroom at M5 Networks are Eric Raab, formerly of Toktumi, Inc. and now Chief Technology Officer at M5, and Bob Hinkle, new VP of product management, a veteran of new product introductions at Vonage, Avaya, Dialogic, Intel and Verizon. News release.

> Speaking of Vonage (NYSE: VG), the VoIP service provider will release its second quarter financial results on Wednesday morning, Aug. 4. A conference call is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. the same day. Release.

> Telular Corporation (Nasdaq: WRLS) will hold its third quarter 2010 conference call at 4:30 p.m. July 28, about 30 minutes after reporting its results. Details here.

> China's broadband subscriber numbers passed 80 million in 2009 and has the largest broadband and DSL markets in the world, but penetration remains comparatively low, a new report from Research and Markets says. News release.

> Vodafone Fiji will use Convergys' (NYSE: CVG) Intelligent Loyalty Solution for subscriber retention and data management. News release.

> Owen DeLong, IPv6 "evangelist" for Hurricane Electric, will talk transition--namely, the IPv4 to IPv6 migration that needs to take place soon--at HostingCon 2010 at a session on Wednesday, July 21. News release.

> Union Telephone, which serves the Rocky Mountain region, has chosen the SEGway Signaling Solution provided by PT (Nasdaq: PTIX)--the rebranded Performance Technologies--for its network evolution. The SEGway's SigTran IP functionality allows Union to grow their network cost-effectively. News release.

And finally... Purdue University's Coates Cluster, which uses nearly 1,000 of Chelsio Communications' Unified Wire adapters to make up one of the world's largest public 10 Gb Ethernet clusters, has made the Top500 supercomputer listing. The Coates Cluster ranks at number 103. News release.