BCE challenges cell tower rules; Cablevision certifies SIP trunking gear

More telecom news from around the web:

> BCE is challenging the Canadian's government's indefinite extension of cellular tower-sharing and roaming rules designed to help new (aka U.S.) entrants enter the market. Press release

> Cablevision Systems has certified Optimum Voice SIP Trunking with Barracuda Networks' CudaTel 270 Communication Server to deliver voice service for small businesses using an IP PBX. Press release

> Doro is exclusively partnering with Tellybean on a unified video calling service presented on the TV. Press release

> KPN Wholesale is expanding its VDSL coverage by about 270,000 households as it climbs to a total of 2.1 million. Story

> Ciena's stock jumped almost 14% after its third-quarter results and current quarter's guidance beat analyst expectations. Story

> On-demand, cloud-based communications provider IntelePeer, today announced is partnering with AVANT Communications to deliver SIP trunking services. Press release

> Ingate Systems and ThinkTel have completed interoperability testing of Ingate E-SBCs and ThinkTel's SIP trunking service. Press release

IPTV News

> ABI Research analysts have seen the writing on the wall, and in the quarterly reports, and concluded that IPTV--or telco TV, specifically--is on the rise while cable TV continues to slide. Article

> Liberty Global's Virgin Media is making Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) an app on its TiVo (Nasdaq: TIVO) platform, effectively making the over-the-top content provider a part of its set-top based pay TV service rather than a competitor. Article

Cable TV News

> Time Warner Cable confirmed Monday that it has restructured its business service division into five teams focused on sales, marketing, product, operations and NaviSite, the company's cloud and managed business services unit. Article

> Broadcasters may not be able to use the threat of blackouts to squeeze increased retransmission-consent fees from pay TV providers, if Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) wins support for a bill released Monday. Article

And finally … Broadview Networks selected OneAccess Networks' One Series multi-service router and gateway solutions to deliver managed services to the SMB (small- and medium-sized business) and enterprise industries/markets. Press release

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