Vodafone buys two telecom expense management firms; Magyar Telecom to lay off 300 employees

> Telecom software supplier Telesoft Corporation has been selected by the University HealthSystem Consortium to provide telecom auditing services which can "uncover billing errors and recover credits and refunds." News release.

> Vodafone (LSE:  VOD.L) is purchasing two telecom expense management firms: Quickcomm, based in Australia, and TnT Expense Management, based in the U.S., the Washington Post reports. The acquisitions will cost $9.7 million total. Story.

> Hungary's Magyar Telecom will lay off 300 employees next year, Reuters reports. This doesn't include terminations of executive staff or employee retirement. Story.

> ASSIA will host "Unleashing Your DSL Network," a panel presentation and discussion at Broadband World Forum Oct. 16 in Paris. On tap are DSL case studies from AT&T, SFR, Telefonica, and Orange-Poland. News release.

> The three-screen strategy isn't going to work, Michael Adams of Ericsson told VON|xchange's Tara Seals in a recent interview. He discusses the consumer's expectation of the multiscreen experience. Story.

> FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski spoke at the National Press Club on Friday and officially launched the commission's online privacy and security Web pages. News release.

And finally... What do you think of in October? Like everyone else, that it's National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, of course. Maybe there aren't costume parties to celebrate it, but Harris Corporation is participating full-bore this year with public presentations by its "cyber thought leaders" on how to defend themselves against cybersecurity dangers. News release.

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