A Deed of Adherence deal with Transmode enables T-Mobile Austria to take advantage of a frame agreement previously agreed between Transmode and Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile Austria’s parent company. Transmode’s overlaid passive WDM solution will boost capacity on T-Mobile Austria’s existing fiber network…Cloud provider Octoshape and PurpleStream Convergence will work together to provide IPTV services globally. PurpleCloud will incorporate Octoshape’s Infinite HD-M Federated Multicast Broadband TV platform to broadcasters in India and Asia for IPTV delivery services to customers in North America, Europe and Australia…Irish mobile-connectivity developer Altobridge Limited partnered with Tigo Ghana to bring first-time mobile voice and mobile broadband connectivity to rural communities in Ghana via a satellite-backhauled, solar powered solution. The project was funded by the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications, an implementing agency of the Ministry of Communications…Inteliquent, a provider of global interconnection/interoperability solutions, inked a strategic alliance with South Africa’s Vox Telecom to bolster Inteliquent’s coverage throughout Southern Africa and to provide Vox access to Inteliquent’s EtherCloud solution. Vox Telecom will be able to extend its Global Ethernet reach by leveraging on Inteliquent’s 130+ points of presence (PoP) worldwide, increasing the availability of Vox Telecom’s Layer 2 Ethernet services to locations currently off-net — particularly in Europe and North America.

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FCC Renews Consumer Advisory Committee

FCC chmn Ajit Pai renewed the charter of its Consumer Advisory Committee for an 11th two-year term, selecting 29 members for the group. American Consumer Institute

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