Rostelecom selects Amdocs; ALU joins rail industry association UNIFE

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> Russia's national telecommunications operator Rostelecom has tabbed Amdocs to "modernize and consolidate" its legacy management systems. News release

> Alcatel-Lucent has become the first telecommunications company to join the Europe-wide rail industry association UNIFE, an organization is dedicated to improving safety, operational efficiency and sustainability of rail transport. Story

> Telefonica International Wholesale Services (TIWS) will use Infinera's technology to upgrade its submarine cable network connecting North and South America. News release

> Broadcom introduced what it claims is the "industry's highest density dual, quad and octal port single-chip 100G-EPON Optical Line Terminals" to address telco and cable MSO FTTx deployments on a single silicon platform. News release

> XO Communications has been chosen to deliver high-speed network services to Nevada-based data center operator Cobalt Data Centers. News release

And finally … Verizon Chairman-CEO Lowell McAdam will be a speaker at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference tomorrow. News release

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