tw telecom wins North America Carrier Ethernet Award; European carriers watch TI's wireline spinoff proposal

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> European telcos are paying close attention to Telecom Italia's proposal to spin off its wireline network. Article

> tw telecom won the 2012 North America Carrier Ethernet Award for Best Ethernet Business Application. Release

> Transit Telcom has wrapped up work on a segment of its fiber-based ring network in Sao Paulo that will provide broadband services to the cities of Sorocaba and Campinas. Article

> Advanced Photonix secured $5.9 million for its 100G and 40G high-speed optical receivers from a major telecom network equipment customer. Release

Cable News
> Wave Broadband said it has recruited executives from Cox Communications, Insight Communications and Sunflower Broadband to help run its expanding cable operation. Article

> Disney reported that ESPN ad revenue was flat in fiscal Q4 2012, and "pacing down"' in Q1. Article

Enterprise Communications News
> Microsoft launched Skype in the Workspace following a beta test with 500 small businesses. Article

> HP is refreshing its Integrity servers with a supercharged Intel processor. Article

> Kansas telco TCT boosted its IPTV services by installing new Innovative Systems middleware to improve customer service capabilities. Article

> BlueSky launched the first IPTV service in Samoa, leveraging its traditional ADSL. Article

And finally … The Northeastern fiber M&A landscape is still unresolved, says Telecom Ramblings. Article