China's telcos ramp up FTTH deployments; Telekom Austria reelects Ametsreiter as CEO

Wireline news from across the web:

@FierceTelecom RT @jeffheynen: Three Chinese telcos plan to pass around 37 million new homes with FTTH in 2013. | Follow @FierceTelecom

> IBM will support the virtualization of network infrastructure, saying that it will extend the benefits of a cloud delivery model to communications networks. Release

> Telekom Austria Group's supervisory board has reelected Hannes Ametsreiter as CEO of the group. Article

Cable News

> Cablevision is bringing its OMGFAST wireless broadband service to Ft. Lauderdale and Miami-Dade County. Article

> A group of cable MSOs and DirecTV have come out in support of the antitrust suit that Cablevision has filed against Viacom this week. Article

Online Video News

> Netflix CEO Reed Hastings thinks that the emergence of online video competitors like Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus are helping the relationships the streaming service provider has with studios. Article

And finally … A new Gartner study forecasts that the worldwide public cloud services market will grow 18.5 percent in 2013 to $131 billion. Release