Telstra notes rise in calls following Victoria earthquake; Azzurro HD selected Lightower's new Ultimate Media Platform

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> Telstra notes that calls on their network quadrupled after the earthquake in Victoria. Article

> Cablevision and Toshiba's Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba) announced interoperability certification between Optimum Voice SIP Trunking from Optimum Business and Toshiba's IPedge IP and Strata CIX IP business telephone systems. Release

> Azzurro HD, a New York-based provider of broadcast-quality video transmission services, has selected Lightower's new Ultimate Media Platform to power Azzurro's all digital switching and transport solutions for uncompressed HD video. Release

> Boingo adds 75,000 WiFi hot spots in South Korea via an agreement with SK Telecom. Release

> Vietnam Post and Telecommunications (VNPT) plans to shut down its dial-up internet service next month and focus on expanding the availability of both its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) and ADSL broadband services. Article

And finally … A new GFK Media study revealed that over the air video consumption rose 17.4 percent since last year from 46 million to 56 million. Article

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