5 reasons why the CEO needs to back cloud computing; Iran introduces national e-mail service

Wireline news across the Web:

@FierceTelecom [email protected]Alcatel-Lucent Cloud: Five Reasons the CEO needs to back cloud computing. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Nepal Doorsanchar Company Limited, the state-owned wireline and wireless provider, plans to roll out Fiber to the Home (FTTH) as a vehicle to deliver broadband and IPTV to end users. Article

> North Carolina Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) said during the Minority Media and Telecom Council's (MMTC) 11thAnnual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference that there's a need for broadband access in rural communities and economically disadvantaged populations. Release

Cable News 

> iControl, the home security and automation firm backed by Comcast, Rogers Communications and Intel, filed a patent infringement suit against Alarm.com and FrontPoint Security. Article

> Interactive TV technology vendor Delivery Agent signed a contract extension with A&E Networks to power t-commerce offerings from A&E and History through 2015. Article

IPTV News 

> Japanese broadcasters apparently don't like the idea of televisions that combine broadcast TV with the Internet, so they've blocked commercials for Panasonic's new "smart" television. Article

Online Video News 

> Netflix will host a live online video webcast question and answer session when it announces its quarterly results later this month. Article

And finally… Iran's government has introduced its own national e-mail service that it says will allow the country's citizens to more "safely" communicate with the government and each other. Article

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