BTC, GVTC enter the ultra high-speed broadband game; Cisco's Chambers says Internet of everything is worth $19 trillion

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@FierceTelecom RT @ Seeking Alpha: Google Fiber keeps the pressure on Comcast and AT&T. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> BTC Broadband and GVTC are amongst the smaller service providers jumping into the ultra high-speed broadband game. Article

> Hurricane Electric establishes connection with to the BBIX Internet Exchange in Tokyo as part of its ongoing expansion in the Asia Pacific market. Release

> Ciena's SVP of Global Products Group Francois Locoh-Donou addresses SDN, packet optical networking and how to be an effective leader. Article

Cable News
> "There's no question that we are seeing changes in consumer consumption," said Bob Bakish, president and CEO of Viacom International Media Networks, during a keynote presentation at the Mobile World Congress trade show. Article

> Comcast's NBCUniversal launched a TV Everywhere app for preschool network Sprout, which could help it compete with Walt Disney Co.'s Watch Disney Junior app and a multiplatform product Viacom is developing for its Nick Jr. kids network. Article

Online Video News
> Part of TiVo's founding team introduced QPlay, a Wi-Fi-connected box that streams playlists from a variety of online video sources, which can then be shared with friends or the public. Article

Wireless News
> According to a new report from research firm IDC, Google's Android platform is predicted to maintain the top spot among smartphone platforms this year, with 78.9 percent global market share. Article

> As proof that innovation often comes from smaller operators, regional player C Spire said that its video day passes, which let customers purchase buckets of time for streaming video, have helped reduce churn by at least 20 percent. Article

And finally… Cisco's CEO John Chambers says that the Internet of everything is worth $19 trillion. Article

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