Qwest continued to pay large shareholder dividends in 2010; Ivi maintains it will make a comeback

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Despite reporting a net loss of $55 million, or $.0.03 per share in fiscal year 2010, Qwest shareholders continued to pay large dividends to its shareholders. Article

> The Serbian government is close to cancelling the sale of a 51 percent stake in Telekom Srbija if bidders don't offer the minimum $1.9 billion price they have asked for. Article

> Hosted PBX provider Virtual PBX has launched Virtual PBX Complete, a low-cost hosted phone offering that requires only a broadband connection, can eliminate the need to buy dial-tone service and other expensive options from traditional service providers. Release

> VIP Communications is offering U.S. customers free calls to New Zealand to help the New Zealand community in the U.S. contact their relatives that have been affected by the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch on Monday. Release

> AT&T has won a contract to provide Colliers International with voice, data, consulting and hosting services linking 129 Colliers offices located in 13 countries throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Release

> LGS, the government services arm of Alcatel-Lucent, was awarded a $22.2 million contract from the Army to provide network installation and integration and professional services for a communications infrastructure upgrade at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama under the Infrastructure Modernization (IMOD) contract. Release

> Irish incumbent telco Eircom is holding meetings with the Communications Workers Union and main shareholders Singapore Technologies Telemedia (STT) and the Eircom Share Ownership Trust (ESOT) to discuss a proposed $410 million rescue package. Article

And finally ... Online video streaming provider Ivi isn't going to let a court injunction stop them from providing service. The service provider's founder Todd Weaver said he is confident Ivi will return despite the fact that a New York district judge granted a temporary injunction sought by broadcasters whose stations were being streamed over the Web without compensation. Article

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