XConnect reports 90% revenue rise; World Wide Web inventor works to protect the open Internet

Wireline industry news from across the Web:

> Revenue in 2010 increased 90 percent for XConnect, an ENUM-registry services provider, as a result of 153 percent growth in traffic as it expanded its wholesale service offerings. Release

> Point-to-point microwave transmission may have suffered another decline in 2010, but it appears a turnaround is coming as the market grew 16 percent sequentially to $1.4 billion in Q4 2010. Release

> According to a survey conducted by Swedish telecom regulator PTS, more than 44 percent of Swedish households can get a 100 Mbps connection. Article

> HTC Communications has chosen Calix's EXA Powered E7 Ethernet Services Access Platform (ESAP) and its 700GX/GE ONT family to bring fiber-based broadband to the town of Hospers, Iowa and surrounding areas. Release

> Russia's largest pay-TV provider, NTV-PLUS, plans to launch a wholesale IPTV service for the country's wireline broadband service providers. Article

And finally ... Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, plans to collaborate with broadband service providers to "protect the open Internet" in the UK. Article