> EXFO (Nasdaq: EXFO) is blazing forward with support for tunable DPSK (differential phase shift keying) testing on its FTB/IQS-8140 40G Transport Blazer modules. Tunable DPSK covers line-side testing of optical transport networks. News release.
> Score another win for Convergys Corp. (NYSE: CVG) as the BSS provider was selected by a top European national lottery to provide multi-year support and maintenance for its dealer billing and commissioning. News release.
> Gerber Scientific (NYSE: GRB), which specializes in automated manufacturing, will continue to rely on Orange Business Services for global MPLS based IP VPN services for the next two years. Orange will also upgrade Gerber's worldwide sites to business grade DSL. News release.
> Vox Communications is planning a big marketing push for its VoIP mobile services, and has brought aboard marketing agency Scarlet Heifer, LLC to make things happen. News release.
> Triple-play Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) services boosted Xfone's (Amex: XFN) second quarter revenues 23 percent year-over-year to $2.4 million, good news for the company, which is planning a fiber build out in rural northwest Texas beginning in the fourth quarter. News release.
> National Technical Systems, the worldwide certification testing laboratory for the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) has extended its agreement with the Alliance by two years. News release.
> The North American publishing arm of games developer Nexon is getting support for its CDN (content delivery network from Level 3 Communications (Nasdaq: LVLT). Under the agreement, Nexon America will have access to 10 GigE speeds at its hosting data center and Level 3's Wavelengths transport solution as well as necessary caching, download and origin storage for its CDN. News release.
And finally... Subscribers in France have signaled a clear preference for Fiber to the Home (FTTH) as operators in that country continue with the first stage of deploying next generation networks, Research & Markets says in its new report, NGA Deployment: Lessons from France. Competition has been a big driver in building out NGNs, the firm adds. News release.