ADTRAN's Wiese wins ATIS achievement award; BroadSoft bolsters UCaaS portfolio with Intellinote acquisition

Wireline news from across the web:

> ADTRAN announced that Jim Wiese, senior compliance engineer for ADTRAN, is a recipient of an Achievement Award presented by the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS). Release

> Smart cities should look for opportunities to partner with service providers to build "heterogeneous networks" that deliver service to multiple platforms. readwrite article

> BroadSoft has reached a deal to acquire Intellinote, a move that illustrates the ongoing consolidation of the Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) market. Release

> Australia's nbn wants permission to revise its Special Access Undertaking (SAU) to include FTTN, FTTB and HFC technologies. TeleGeography article

Cable News
> Cable lobbying groups the NCTA and ACA have both petitioned the FCC, asking the agency not to burden cable systems with the new ATSC 3.0 technology standard being adopted by the broadcast industry. Article

> Apple moved into the third spot in global set-top revenue in 2015, up from ninth place the year prior, thanks to hot sales of the Apple TV OTT device and industry consolidation. Article

Installer News
> A group of students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have designed a wind turbine that can be used to supply power to cell towers that have unreliable access to electricity. Article

Wireless News
> Atari is partnering with IoT network provider Sigfox to launch a line of connected products starting later this year. Just what those devices will be, though, is unknown. Article

> The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from Sprint to avoid a $300 million lawsuit filed by New York state claiming the carrier deliberately under-collected and underpaid hundreds of millions of dollars in state and local taxes over seven years. Article

And finally … Half of millennials polled by CommScope said they would pay 5 percent of their annual salary for super-fast Internet. eWeek article