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Level 3 Communications, Inc. today announced a strategic long-term agreement with leading Middle East telecommunications operator Saudi Telecom to enable international IP and content distribution services in Saudi Arabia and across the Middle East.
SOURCE: Stockhouse

Fibre-optic connectivity services provider AboveNet has completed its expansion in Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris. It now offers a portfolio of metro and WAN services to enterprises and carriers across Europe.

XO Communications Launches Cloud-Based Communications Service for Enterprises
SOURCE: marketwire

Sprint Nextel will offer a handset next month from HTC that includes Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system.
SOURCE: Channel Partners

Intellifiber Networks, a subsidiary of PAETEC Holding Corp., says it has won a multi-million dollar contract to provide managed network services to one of the largest data centers in North America..

The House of Representatives passed an amendment to an annual spending bill that prohibits the Federal Communications Commission from using funds to implement controversial Internet rules the agency adopted in December but have not yet gone into effect.
SOURCE: Channel Partners

The Telecom Channel Updates group has added more than 5,000 members in the last 10 months.

Losses to continue to pile up at Clearwire, the Kirkland, Wash.-based company that is building a nationwide, fourth-generation wireless network.
SOURCE: Channel Partners

Cox Communications this week is kicking off an advertising campaign in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla., for its mobile phone and data services, as the MSO gears up to launch wireless in the market in the first half of 2011.
SOURCE: MultiChannel News

Broadview Networks plans to roll out its cloud computing services at the end of February. The suite, which includes infrastructure as a service and software as a service, will be available for sale through the company's agents. SOURCE: Channel Partners

Level 3 Communications, Inc. announced that it has extended its network infrastructure in Georgia with the construction of a full network point of presence and fiber node at Global Net Access, LLC's (GNAX) AtlantaNAP Data Center.
SOURCE: Business Wire

Broadview Networks announced that OfficeSuite, its hosted Internet Protocol (IP) phone solution, has surpassed 50,000 VoIP stations in service.

LightSquared, a company that has raised $2 billion to build a wireless broadband network that incorporates satellite technology, is in talks with a major U.S. mobile operator to help speed up the development of its infrastructure at a lower cost, according to a new report.
SOURCE: Channel Partners

Comcast has been testing upstream channel bonding for some time, and has seen upstream speeds as high as 75 Mbps in the labs. According to a Comcast engineer, upstream channel bonding should be production ready by the end of March, meaning you should see faster upstream speeds this year:
SOURCE: BroadBand

Verizon Business on Friday announced that it has met Cisco's prerequisites to sell, implement and support the Cisco Unified Computing System in the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands.
SOURCE: Channel Partners

Integra Telecom Inc. released a new online data storage product intended to help growing businesses accommodate for increasing data storage needs.