AT&T filled more than 180 jobs in South Carolina in 2014; Avaya customers have options to upgrade legacy Nortel enterprise gear

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> AT&T said it has filled more than 180 new jobs in South Carolina in 2014. Release

> The Armenian and Iran ministries of Transport and Communications plan to sign an ICT cooperation memorandum. Article

> Germany's Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof – BGH) has ruled that Deutsche Telekom (DT) misled potential investors buying shares in its public share offer in 2000, reports Reuters. Article

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> Netflix responded to an open letter sent to it last week by Republican FCC commissioner Ajit Pai, who accused the SVOD provider's private content delivery network of being an Internet "fast lane" that harms competition. Article

> The unprecedented, ruthless attack on Sony Pictures' IT network has exposed top film executives making disparaging remarks about movie stars, producers and even the President of the United States. Article

Wireless News
> The FCC voted 3-2 on Thursday to seek comment on specific and detailed rules for how the incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum will be conducted. Article

> At a Jan. 21 event Microsoft will be showing off the mobile version of its forthcoming Windows 10 operating system, according to a ZDNet report. Article

And finally… @MetroEthernet: Five years after Avaya acquired Nortel's enterprise assets, customers still have options for upgrading their Nortel communications infrastructure. Article