Corning takes top spot in ABI's DAS competitive assessment; Ethernet Alliance says 25 GbE cabling shows promising results

Installation news from across the web:

> Customized modular connectors can combine optical fiber, Ethernet, coaxial, pneumatic lines and electric power. Plant Services article

> ABI: Corning took the top spot in ABI Research's latest refresh of its DAS Vendor Competitive Assessment, followed by CommScope and Cobham Wireless. Release

> Orange increases its coverage ambition in Spain to reach 14 million households by 2020. Release (PDF)

> The Ethernet Alliance said that in technical feasibility tests conducted at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory, pre-standard 25GbE cabling and equipment shows promising results. Cable Installation and Maintenance article

> Corning deployed its ONE Wireless platform at Texas A&M University's Kyle Field that it says will enable over 100,000 fans to call, text and tweet during games. Release

Cable News
> Liberty Global posted 2.2 percent revenue growth to $4.6 billion for the third quarter, beating analysts' forecasts of $4.47 billion, with John Malone's international cable operator reporting a rebound in subscriber growth. Article

> After kicking off a wave of cord-cutting anxiety and media-stock bloodletting on Wall Street in early August by lowering its guidance for ESPN, Walt Disney Company chief executive Bob Iger had more reassuring news during his conglomerate's fourth quarter earnings call. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint is hoping to gain market share as the holiday shopping season approaches via a new promotion that gives new and existing customers Amazon Prime memberships if they purchase certain Samsung Electronics smartphones. Article

> Tucows CEO Elliot Noss said that the company's Ting Mobile MVNO added fewer net new customers in the third quarter than it did a year ago but that the period represented Ting's best ever in terms of gross additions. Article

And finally … TDS Telecom's Maes reflects back on his 10-year FTTH journey at the Tier 2 telco. Article