> Satellite access provider TS2 has been awarded a contract to deliver 150 satellite phones to Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The equipment will ensure that the ministry can stay in contact with its ambassadors and consuls worldwide. News release.
> Who's shortlisted for the Broadband InfoVision Awards that are scheduled to be given out at Broadband World Forum in Paris this October? Find them here.
> ClearOne (Nasdaq: CLRO) has named Steve DiEugenio as Vice President of Unified Communications Sales for the Americas. He's bringing 20 years of experience with datacom, telecom, mobile and broadband voice, video and collaboration technologies with him. News release.
> It's Christmas in August for Santa Claus, Indiana, where the Perry-Spencer Rural Telephone Cooperative is deploying a Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network serving Christmas Lake Village. The ILEC is using Occam Networks' BLC 6000 MSAP (multi-service access platform) for its fiber overbuild. News release.
> Telco Systems will provide edge-to-edge access for Canberra, Australia-based telecom operator TransACT. News release.
> Managed telepresence services provider Glowpoint (OTC BB: GLOW.OB) has upgraded its Video Room Sweep (VRS) diagnostic product. The cloud-based application, which launched in December 2009, now supports Polycom, Cisco, LifeSize and Tandberg telepresence and video conferencing technologies. News release.
And finally... In a new Q&A at Connected Planet, Naseem Khan of Verizon's technical staff talks about the operator's work to build a common framework for policy management across the networking industry. Story.