APAC telcos' capex to decline to $114B; EU claims it has hit 100 percent broadband availability

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> APAC telcos' capex is forecast to decline 10 percent to $114 billion this year due to spending cuts from large service providers such as DoCoMo and China Unicom. Article

> Tellabs will release its Q3 2013 results after the close of market on Oct. 31. Release

> European Union said they have reached their 100 percent basic broadband available target via satellite. Article

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> Time Warner Cable has recruited CenturyLink veteran Jeffrey Painting to run sales at its commercial unit, which sells wireless backhaul, Ethernet, voice, video, data and cloud-based services. Article

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> Chinese PC and smartphone maker Lenovo is actively considering purchasing all of BlackBerry, according to a Wall Street Journal article. Article

> Google executives praised the progress the company's Motorola division has made in transforming its business, but preached patience when thinking about its operations and place inside Google. Article

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