BT mulls ways to open up its duct, pole infrastructure to rivals; Comporium's Barnes enters indie telco hall of fame

Wireline news from across the web:

> BT is discussing the possibility of opening up its Openreach infrastructure to a rival provider in a test of plans proposed by regulator Ofcom that aims to boost competition for UK broadband. TeleGeography article 

> Telehouse established a partner alliance with Atlantic Metro that will commence at a launch event on May 5 in New York City. Release

> China Telecom Global and JSC Kazakhtelecom have signed an agreement to cooperate on a low latency, high-capacity route across central Asia. Telecom Ramblings article

> Comporium Communications Vice Chairman Ed Barnes has been inducted into the Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association Telephone Hall of Fame. Release

> Researchers at the University of Michigan say the top-selling "smart home" automation system has "significant design vulnerabilities." Michigan News article

Cable News
> Altice NV is in regulatory striking distance of closing its $17.7 billion purchase of Cablevision Systems Corp., gaining approval from the FCC, and near a sign-off from New York City officials. Article

> While Democratic lawmakers helped get the ball rolling for the FCC to propose new rules to break up the pay-TV set-top leasing business, the party is hardly in lock step on the issue. Article

Installer News
> Dan Fallon, senior RF engineer at Dielectric, says temporary antennas could be the way to go for broadcasters in order to meet the 39-month time frame allotted for channel repacking after the 600 MHz incentive auction, according to TVNewsCheck. Article

Online Video News
> Vimeo, long a home for independent creators looking to showcase their work outside YouTube, is adding a big enhancement to its service package with the acquisition of VHX, an over-the-top video platform provider. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint said it scored 22,000 postpaid phone net additions in the quarter, marking its third consecutive quarter of positive growth. Article

> The Finnish developer Jolla said it has raised $12 million since December to further the licensing business of its Sailfish OS. Article

And finally … Every minute, 150 million emails are sent on average across the Internet. MarketWatch article

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