Birch introduces OTT SIPconnect service for multi-location businesses; Southern Telecom completes fiber install into Colo Atl's facility

Wireline news from across the web: 

> Birch announced the availability of its SIPconnect service over-the-top (OTT) for single and multi-location businesses nationwide. Release

> BT wins second contract of the year with the European Commission. Release

> Intel is seeding the public cloud vendor market by supplying them with customized processors to power virtual machines. Network World article

> Southern Telecom has completed a 528-count fiber installation in Colo Atl's carrier-neutral co-location facility at the 55 Marietta Street building in downtown Atlanta. Release

Cable News
> Streaming video on the Internet is like trying to live on Mercury, according to Joe Inzerillo, executive VP and CTO at Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM). Article

> Jimmy Maymann, currently serving as chief executive of the Huffington Post, is being promoted to oversee Verizon's upcoming mobile video service, as well as AOL's consumer brands. Article

Installer News
> AOptix has deployed a millimeter wave radio and optical laser solution for Global Service Solutions in San Juan, Puerto Rico, that will provide high-bandwidth backhaul for a wireless carrier customer of Global Service. Article

Online Video News
> As online video increasingly shifts to mobile devices, the wireless network outage across much of the Southeast on Tuesday called into question the reliability of major carriers' networks. Article

Wireless News
> Flat Wireless, a Texas-based carrier that operates as ClearTalk Wireless, filed a formal complaint against Verizon Wireless, alleging that Verizon is violating the FCC's data roaming rules. Article

> As expected, T-Mobile US lost its year-long fight to increase the spectrum reserve from 30 MHz of spectrum in a given market to 40 MHz in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. Article

And finally …New York City is turning solar-powered Bigbelly garbage bins Into Free Wi-Fi hotspots. Huff Post Business article