XO wins 5-year UC contract with Komen foundation; Palo Alto Networks hires Verisign vet McLaughlin

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> XO has won a five-year contract with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to provide its Unified Communications services, including managed IP-PBX and MPLS wide area networking capabilities. Release

> An Infonetics survey confirms that service providers want an optical platform that integrates both IPoDWDM and OTN optics directly onto a router. Release 

> Nigerian businessman Dr. Mike Adenuga would like to help fix state-owned wireline incumbent Nigeria Telecommunications (NITEL). Article

> SEACOM and Infinera has completed a trial of five 100 Gbps coherent optical signals transmitted over 1,732 km. Release

> Frontier's board of directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend payment of $0.1875 per share of common stock, payable on Sept. 30, 2011 to holders of record of common stock at the close of business on Sept. 9, 2011. Release

And finally ... Palo Alto Networks has snapped up ex-Verisign CEO Mark McLaughlin as it gets ready to go public. Article