Carlos Slim considers selling off more assets; Akamai, China Telecom establish cloud service pact

Wireline news from across the web:

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> Carlos Slim said America Movil (AM) may divest Telcel and Telmex assets beyond the eastern coast of Mexico as it looks to break up the company in order to comply with new telecom regulations. Article

> Akamai Technologies has established a strategic cloud services partnership with China Telecom's cloud division, CT Cloud. Article

> Swisscom is considering the sale of its Italian broadband Internet provider FastWeb, with Vodafone being a key suitor for an asset that has been valued at up to $6.3 billion. Article

Cable News
> While laying down fiber-optic cable is not cheap, Google Fiber chief Milo Medin says the "single biggest impediment" to wider deployment of his company's popular broadband service is TV program licensing costs. Article

> With the pay-TV industry starting to digest the news that Disney and Turner will triple the licensing fees they pay the NBA to around $24 billion over nine years, industry analysts and operators are asking the inevitable question: how are these massive programming costs going to get paid for? Article

Online Video News
> The FBI is asking citizens for help in identifying masked ISIL members with American accents that have appeared in videos circulating online, in a new initiative aimed at learning the identities of dozens of Americans who it says have joined the terrorist group (also known as ISIS). Article

Wireless News
> The FCC's expected move later this month to issue an order that speeds up infrastructure deployment will represent a "signal achievement" on the issue, according to PCIA President Jonathan Adelstein. Article

> AT&T said it fired an employee who gained unauthorized access to personal information on around 1,600 customers, including their Social Security and driver's license numbers. Nearly all of the customers affected were wireless customers, according to AT&T. Article

And finally… @ PaloAltoNtwks: Are Cyberlockers Making Money on Your Network? Article

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