Telefonica to rebrand operations in Argentina; Google intimates desire to become a fiber-based ISP

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Tellabs will hold a teleconference to discuss Q1 2011 results at 7:30 a.m. Central Time on Tuesday, April 26. Release

> Spanish telecom giant Telefonica plans to rebrand its Argentine operations under the Movistar brand beginning next year. Article

> ADVA Optical Networks announced the availability of its new FSP 150EG-Xedge carrier Ethernet gateway targeting Carrier Ethernet access and wireless backhaul networks. Release

> eircom, Ireland's incumbent carrier, has deployed RAD Data Communications'' ETX-202A fiber demarcation devices to deliver 1 Gbps service throughout the country. Release

> Cortina Systems has introduced a second generation 40 OTN process platform supporting 40 Gbps Ethernet and the latest OTN mapping standards. Release

> The deadline for Telekom Austria to up its offer for a 51 percent stake in Serbia's state-owned telco Telekom Srbija expires on Thursday. Article

And finally ... Google's Vice president for access services Milo Medin intimates in a Kansas City Business Journal article that it actually might operate its much-hyped fiber network as an ISP. Article

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