Telehouse enhances peering network; Skype limits calls in India

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> Telehouse has launched a new line of Thunderbird Router Servers to enhance the overall value of its New York peering network and allow members to instantly connect and exchange traffic while reducing ramp up time when setting up peering connections. Press release

> Customized cell site backhaul and wireless infrastructure solutions provider PEG Bandwidth has introduced its new PEGWave to offer wavelengths along its entire network. Press release

> Skype won't permit Indian users to make Skype calls to landlines and mobiles within India beginning Nov. 10. However, it will continue to allow Skype-to-Skype calls within the country, Skype calls to mobiles and landlines in India from outside the country and international calls from Indian to mobiles and landlines in other countries. Story

> MaxLinear plans to acquire high-speed physical layer interconnect products developer Physpeed Co. The acquisition adds to MaxLinear's range of technology including optical physical medium devices and colock data recovery devices. Press release

> Vodafone Netherlands has launched Internet, telephony and TV services nationwide via its DSL network, allowing customers to put together their own Vodafone Home packages and adjust them on a monthly basis. Story

> French billionaire Patrick Drahi's Altice could buy Portugal Telecom as a strategy for a merger of Oi with TIM Brasil. Story

Wireless News
Sprint indicated it is cutting more jobs as it seeks to slim down and become more efficient amid intensifying competition. Sprint did not say how many jobs it is planning to cut, but the cuts come on top of at least 1,400 the company made earlier this year. Article

Cable News
As if Comcast needs any more public relations headaches as it tries to gain regulatory approval for its $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable, the conglomerate's plans to abandon that most forlorn of Midwestern cities, Detroit, has now come under scrutiny, too. Article

And finally… Representatives of 50 big players in the telecom industry will gather at Telecom Meeting Georgia (TMG) later this month to discuss investment opportunities available in that country for foreign investors. Story