CENX demonstrates Evolved Packet Core; OpenStack outlines its support of business cases for carrier NFV

Wireline news from across the Web:

> A new OpenStack Foundation report outlines how OpenStack supports NFV and business cases driving adoption and deployment in service provider networks. SDX Central article

> The Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) recently issued a final written decision concluding that all claims of inmate phone provider Securus' patent 7,805,457 are unpatentable. Release

> Brazil's Anatel is mulling a proposal to end fixed line concessions in the country, reports O Globo. Telecompaper article

> CENX has interoperated with Ixia, Mitel, and VMware to demonstrate comprehensive real-time assurance of mobile data services for virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC). Article 

Cable News
> If its bids to acquire Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks prove successful, Charter Communications will emerge from these deals with about $66 billion in combined debt. Article

> Perhaps eager to divert the attention of investors from the sagging CPE portion of its business, Arris has announced that its E6000 converged edge router is part of Comcast's ongoing deployment of DOCSIS 3.1-powered gigabit-speed networks. Article

Online Video News
A new report estimates that despite intensifying competition and the possibility of subscriber saturation, Netflix will have more than 175 million subscribers within four years -- more than double its current worldwide subscribership of 75 million. And the vast majority of that growth will still be in the United States. Article

Wireless News
> U.S. Cellular said it has largely finished its LTE network buildout, and noted it now covers roughly 99 percent of its postpaid customers with LTE service. The company also said it is now rolling out LTE roaming agreements with "multiple" unnamed partners. Article

> AT&T is teaming with Samsung Electronics to offer a virtual reality experience of a Carnival Cruise through the Samsung Gear VR by Oculus across 133 AT&T stores in 37 states. Article

And finally@javrua: I trust markets, but for markets to be free, they must have procompetitive rules. #CapacityCaribbean @CapacityEvents