802.11ac will enhance online video experience; France's Minitel taken out of service

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@FierceTelecom RT @TelcoRamblings: The era of bargain fiber is over. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> The IEEE's 802.11ac WiFi standard will help broadband users get more bandwidth to improve their video streaming experience on their home networks. Article

> Comverse, Inc. named Thomas B. Sabol as their new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Release

> The European Commission plans to release new guidelines to address cloud computing. Article

> FibreCo Telecommunications, a South African open-access network provider, will use Corning's fiber in its network. Article

> AT&T has won a three-year contract to provide Henkel AG & Co KGaA with its unified communications and telepresence solutions. Article

> El Sewedy Electric, an Egypt-based cable manufacturer, plans to invest about $350 million on various power and fiber transmission projects located in the West African nation of Niger. Article

And finally … France is taking the Minitel, France Telecom's text-only, homegrown precursor to today's Internet, out of service. Article