Bell Aliant awards FTTH engineering contract to UniTek; FCC's pay-as-you-go plan could hurt OTT video

@FierceTelecom RT - Canada's Bell Aliant has awarded a multimillion-dollar FTTH services contract to UniTek Canada as part of the telco's $350 million capital investment to build out FTTH to 600,000 homes. Story. | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Cisco Systems and BMC Software have formed a strategic alliance to develop new solutions for large-scale cloud computing infrastructures that have multiple tenants. Story.

> Neustar is targeting cable operators looking to transition from their current architectures to an IP environment with its IP-enablers platform. Story.

> Alma Communications Company, based in Missouri, and T6 Broadband, based in Illinois, have selected Taqua's T7000 Intelligent Switching System to replace their legacy Coppercom Class 5 softswitches. News release.

> India's telecoms regulatory authority, TRAI, has released proposals for construction of a INRI 600 billion ($13 billion) national broadband network. Story.

> Peter Fox has been named GN Netcom's President for North America. He was previously General Manager of Microsoft Corp.'s US Corporate Accounts. News release.

> Viewers wishing for a FiOS TV connection in Hopedale, Mass, will find the town's living up to its name as Verizon has been granted a cable franchise for the town. News release.

And finally... Any proposed fundamental change to the structure or function of the Internet is going to draw loads of questions, and the FCC's pay-as-you-go idea is no different. One big worry: tiered pricing will adversely affect the online video industry. Story.