Ciena names Kim as president for Ciena-Asia; More OpenDaylight users plan to use open source SDN tech for NFV

Wireline news from across the web:

> Ciena has named Henry Kim to the role of president and general manager for Ciena-Asia Limited, Korea. Release

> The UK's House of Commons Select Committee for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched an inquiry into coverage, delivery and performance of superfast broadband in the country. TeleGeography article

> The U.S. Senate is close to launching its first large-scale cybersecurity debate since 2012, where they will consider amendments on a myriad of issues ranging from consumer data-breach notification requirements to the security of federal computer networks. Washington Examiner article

> Lightpath has been recognized by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) for excellent customer service. Release

Cable News 
> Verizon has joined Cablevision as the second pay-TV operator to offer HBO Now without requiring a pay-TV service. Article

> After declaring a stand-alone, OTT version of his premium cable service as a "tide that has to turn" last October, Starz CEO Chris Albrecht told investors today he hasn't decided when the company will actually launch a direct-to-consumer product. Article

Installer News 
> The city of San Leandro, Calif., is debuting a new municipal Wi-Fi network that will be free to users. Article

Online Video News 
> AOL is boosting its programmatic advertising strategy, announcing that it has added video to its premium ad platform with five formats available to advertisers. Article

Wireless News 
> Verizon considers Sprint's 2.5 GHz airwaves something that could fit into its spectrum portfolio, but has not made any moves to look into buying that spectrum, according to a report from J.P. Morgan analyst Philip Cusick. Article

> The number of tablets with mobile data subscriptions will basically double over the next years to more than 200 million, according to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics. Article

And finally … Nearly three quarters of OpenDaylight users said they plan to use open source SDN technology for network functions virtualization (NFV), while over half are looking at it for cloud orchestration. Article