AT&T names Holmes to oversee Ga., S. Carolina operations; Cisco's Chambers to keynote at CES 2014

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> AT&T has appointed telecom industry veteran Keith Holmes to oversee operations in Georgia and South Carolina. Release

> Mauritius-based Liquid Telecom Group has announced the construction of Somalia's first cross-border fiber connection to the rest of the world, which will replace slow and expensive satellite links. Article

> Ciena expects to announce results for its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended Nov. 2, 2013 on Thursday, Dec. 12, before the financial markets open. Release 

> Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers will deliver a keynote address at the 2014 International CES, sharing his company's vision for the "Internet of Everything." Release

Cable News

> LIN TV CFO Richard Schmaeling said Wednesday that its success in hiking fees could make it tougher for another broadcaster to acquire the company. Article

> Time Warner Cable's "Virtual Visit" program could help the company make a business from selling a bundle that includes a videoconferencing system that encrypts communications between doctors and patients. Article

Online Video News

> The over-the-top video service planned by Intel has failed to get off the ground and could end up in the hands of cable industry veteran John Malone. Article

Wireless News

> Verizon Wireless is currently experiencing higher than expected LTE data traffic and network stresses in a few major markets, but expects to have those issues ironed out by year-end, according to Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo. Article

> AT&T Mobility could be required to pay Sprint millions of dollars due to a wholesale MVNO agreement Leap Wireless and Sprint inked in 2010. Article

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