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Multiscreen service will drive more activity around content rights

During this week's IBC show in Amsterdam, one of the key trends to emerge was how the battle for content rights is going to continue to heat up as online video providers expand their libraries.

Rackspace's shares drop after it ditches plans to sell company

Rackpsace has abandoned its efforts to find a buyer and has chosen to remain independent while naming a permanent CEO to lead the company.

Frontier's Jureller: We like acquisitions that help us scale

Frontier says that its pending acquisition of AT&T's Connecticut operations, which will close on Oct. 15 when it gets approval from Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), reflects its desire to seek out deals that scale its operations.

Leveraging its telecom expertise, Huawei looks to grow its enterprise opportunity to $10B annually by 2017

SHANGHAI--As the market for telecom network equipment continues to shift, Chinese vendor Huawei is striking out into a related field--technology sales to large businesses--as a way to diversify its revenue sources and make use of its learnings in the telecoms market.

ATIS launches NFV Forum to address virtualization, service roaming

ATIS has introduced its new Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Forum to address the ongoing movement from hardware to software-centric networks and the growing virtual network operator movement concept.

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