BYOD to be a requirement by 2017, says Gartner; Syria cut off from the Internet

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@FierceTelecom RT @Level3: By 2017, BYOD will be a requirement, according to Gartner. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> IT experts are saying that the Internet of Things will let businesses increase efficiency, productivity and collaboration. Article

> Managed IP PBX gets a boost from cloud growth. Article

> University of Florida is first university to fully connect to Internet2 Innovation Platform's three components. Article

Cable News

> Charter Communications' CEO Tom Rutledge said the MSO would consider buying more cable systems following the $1.63 billion acquisition of Cablevision's Optimum West division. Article

> DirecTV said it added 21,000 net U.S. subscribers in Q1 2013, down from the 81,000 it picked up in the same period last year. Article

IPTV News

> Sycamore Telephone will provide Fiber to the Home (FTTH) services to about 4,200 residents in Sycamore, Ohio thanks to a $4.1 million federal broadband stimulus grant. Article

Online Video News

> YouTube's plan to let some of its channel partners sell monthly video subscriptions could emerge in the next few weeks. Article

And finally … Syria has been cut off from the Internet, according to several network monitoring services such as Renesys. Article

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