Vint Cerf on why IPv4 addresses ran out; Optelecom-NKF to merge with TKH Group

> Back in the Internet's early days, "Who the hell knew how much address space we needed?" Vint Cerf asks rhetorically in a ConnectedPlanet article on the impending depletion of IPv4 addresses. Story.

> Hurricane Electric has established a point of presence at 1102 GRAND in Kansas City. News release.

> Video surveillance solutions provider Optelecom-NKF will merge with Netherlands-based TKH Group. News release.

> Former FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin will participate in an interview-style keynote session at ITEXPO on Wednesday, Feb. 2. News release.

> Ipanema Technologies has been positioned in the "Visionaries" quadrant of the Gartner 2010 Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers. Story.

> Portugal Telecom will buy a 22 percent stake in Brazilian operator Oi (Telemar Norte Leste) for BRL 8.3 billion (US $5 billion). Story.

> The NTCA (National Telecommunications Cooperative Association) is pretty happy with President Obama's State of the Union comments on rural broadband last night. News release.

And finally ... they're here: the TM Forum's first set of "Enterprise Grade External Compute Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Requirements." News release.