Brazil's Anatel does not see any issues with the AT&T/DirecTV deal; Verizon brings FiOS Quantum TV to Maryland, Virginia and D.C.

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> Brazil's telecom regulator Anatel does not see any reason to not approve AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV. Article (sub. req.)

> Verizon brings FiOS Quantum TV service, which provides more DVR choices, storage and control, to Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Release

> UTStarcom has announced that two members of its board of directors have resigned, reducing its board to a total of six directors. Article (sub. req.)

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> In trying to acquire DirecTV for $49 billion, AT&T perhaps deliberately has opened itself up for the same level of criticism and scrutiny as Comcast in its ongoing quest to acquire Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion. Article

> Potential partners Comcast and Time Warner Cable were cellar dwellers in both the pay-TV service provider and ISP category of the recent American Customer Satisfaction Index of communications industries. Article

Wireless News
> The FCC put a $10 billion reserve on the upcoming AWS-3 spectrum auction, which is scheduled to start Nov. 13. Article

> Sprint has to pay the FCC $7.5 million for failing to honor the agency's do-not-call rules by making unwanted calls and sending unwanted text messages to consumers. Article

And finally… Why the next battle in the #cloud wars could be on PaaS. Article