CenturyLink stocks rebound, but investors still fret; UK's IPTV growth hampered by YouView

> While CenturyLink's (NYSE: CTL) share values have rebounded 19 percent in the months since it announced it was acquiring Qwest (NYSE: Q), reports Investors.com, but investors are still fretting over the high debt load Qwest will bring and the possibility that declining land line revenues will erode high-dividend stocks. Story.

> Speaking of fretting investors, Deutsche Telekom's (XETRA: DTE.DE) jump into outdoor advertising is "confounding investors and rival sellers of ad space," says Bloomberg. Germany's biggest carrier has poured several million euros into the venture with the goal of being one of the top three outdoor advertisers. DT's Reinhard Hanses admits it's a bit strange, saying "It's as if IKEA decided to start selling phones." Story.

> IPTV growth in the UK is being hampered by the BBC-backed video-on-demand service YouView, says a report by Avista Partners. Since the ambitious project (then called Project Canvas) was announced in 2008, IPTV investment has plummeted from $35 million to just $400,000. Story.

> Back to product news, Fujitsu says its FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform (PONP) meets the energy efficiency standards of the Telecommunications Energy Efficiency Ratio (TEER) metric set by the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Soluton (ATIS). News release.

> In an interview with IPTV News, Sam Farraj, Assistant VP of AT&T Business Solutions, says the CDN (Content Delivery Network) industry is "highly fragmented" but that AT&T (NYSE: T) sees an opportunity "to bring our significant network to scale." I'll bet. Story.

And finally... Integra Telecom employees, are you ready to get fit? Hope so--because the company has introduced IntegraFit, a "comprehensive health and wellness program" featuring a Wellness Portal that can be accessed through the company's intranet. The program provides advice on exercise and diet programs, stress reduction, and managing finances. News release.

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