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INDATEL, ANPI drive unified communications, fiber connectivity into rural areas

INDA TEL, a cooperative middle mile provider, and unified communications (UC) operator ANPI have developed a strategic alliance to find ways to better extend next-gen services to rural areas that have been left largely underserved by larger service providers.

As 4K channel launches in Korea, ATEME's Fouchard says STB makers 'ought to be worried'

LAS VEGAS--Set-top box manufacturers have the ability to make multiple services available through a single consumer premises unit, but when it comes to the approaching 4K storm, they "ought to be worried," according to Benoit Fouchard, ATEME's chief strategy officer. Alternatives to STBs are being developed to meet the 4K demand, particularly by smart TV manufacturers, and a new 4K channel launching in Korea on Thursday bypasses the set-top box for a 4K-ready TV.

BTI names former Arbor, Nortel exec Colin Doherty as its new CEO

BTI Systems has begun its latest growth chapter by appointing Colin Doherty as its new president and CEO, taking over from Steve Waszak.

Amazon enters growing streaming video device market with $99 Fire TV

Amazon has become the latest player to enter the growing streaming video devices market with the debut of its $99 Amazon Fire TV set-top box, reports  FierceOnlineVideo. According to Kindle VP Peter Larsen, the device is three times as powerful as competing devices from Chromecast, Roku or Apple TV.

Juniper to lay off 6 percent of workforce

Juniper Networks is going to lay off 6 percent of its employee base as part of a broader restructuring effort in the wake of a call from its activist shareholder Elliot Management to cut costs.

Amazon introduces $99 Amazon Fire TV

Online retail giant Amazon announced its long-rumored streaming device this morning: Amazon Fire TV, a set-top box that Kindle VP Peter Larsen said is three times as powerful as competing devices from Chromecast, Roku or Apple TV. The device retails for $99 and will ship starting today.

Sprint's tablet promotion delivers surprise boost

In today's spotlight, Roger Entner takes a look at Sprint's aggressive tablet promotion, which boosted its subscriptions by 58,000 in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Ooyala, Microsoft form strategic partnership for managed video services

Online video management provider Ooyala formed a "strategic relationship" with Microsoft that combines its software as a service (SaaS) products with Microsoft's Azure Media Services. The two companies will also partner on global sales and marketing efforts.

Frontier makes smart home play with Wi-Fi video monitoring service

Frontier Communications has made another step in developing a presence in the emerging smart home market segment with the debut of its new Wi-Fi-based video monitoring service.

Warping into NAB at the speed of broadband

Next week, I'll be covering the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas with my colleagues,  FierceCable  Editor Steve Donohue and Editor in Chief Sue Marek. NAB is of course one of the biggest trade shows of the year, but what's more telling is the amount of attention that will be paid to over-the-top services and technologies.