Optical-networking specialist Optelian, now on a trade mission to Southeast Asia with the Honourable Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, says Myanmar Post and Telegraph (MPT) is using its LightGAIN Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) systems for cellular backhaul and as a backbone network…According to SES, satellite TV continues to increase its reach in Germany after the analog switch-off in April. In the first half of 2012, satellite TV gained 100,000 households to reach 17.6 million. However, cable-TV subs declined further, to 17 million households in the first half of 2012…Opera Software and Altech Multimedia will expand their cooperation on Web technology for the TV industry. In addition to the Altech devices, powered by Opera’s Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV technology, currently shipped already into central Europe, Altech Multimedia will deploy more devices powered by Opera for TV into other global markets. The first device to benefit from this cooperation is the new high definition set-top box, the DSD 4123, currently under development for Digiturk, a satellite television provider in Turkey…DE-CIX, reported the world’s largest Internet exchange in partnership with XConnect, a provider of federation-based next gen interconnection and ENUM registry services, today launched DE-CIX NGN, a new service aimed at resolving problems related to the seamless, multilateral interconnection of different networks for next-generation network communications and VoIP…Globecomm Systems Inc. just completed the integration of its European-based subsidiaries C2C and Mach6 into Globecomm Europe. Both companies were purchased within the last few years and have continued promoting their managed satellite communications solutions…European TV maker Vestel Elektronik selected the MxL601 “super radio” from MaxLinear Inc. for its latest generation of hybrid TVs targeting the European LED/LCD market.