Cisco lauds Ericsson partnership, saying it's already flowering; Viasat to deliver 100 Mbps satellite broadband

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Orange has unveiled its fiber-based services in the French West Indies, which comprises the overseas territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana, via its regional subsidiary Orange Caraibe. TeleGeography article

> Cisco's Robbins says their partnership with Ericsson is already flowering. sdx central article

> Windstream named Jeannie H. Diefenderfer and Larry Laque to the company's board of directors. Release

> Viasat is partnering with with Boeing to deploy three new satellites the company claims will allow it deliver residential speeds up to 100 Mbps downstream, as well as providing the capacity for 4K ultra-high definition video streaming. DSL Reports article

Cable News
> Cable edge equipment vendor Casa Systems says its Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) is part of a DOCSIS 3.1 demo reaching upstream speeds of 400 Mbps currently being deployed at the CableLabs Winter Conference in Orlando, Fla. Article

> TiVo continues to rack up deployment of its advanced TV interface with small and mid-sized MSOs, announcing a new deal with Buckeye CableSystem. Article

Online Video News
> StreamNation, a service that enables subscribers to stream their personal and owned videos and music directly from its cloud-based storage facilities, announced that it will shut down operations on March 8, leaving subscribers just four weeks to shift or download their media files. Article

Wireless News
> AT&T is collaborating with Ericsson and Intel to test 5G network technology in the operator's Austin, Texas, network labs starting in the second quarter of this year, and it plans to conduct outdoor tests and trials of the technology this summer. Article

> CTIA, the Competitive Carriers Association, US Telecom and four other tech-industry consortiums asked FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to sculpt the agency's upcoming privacy rules similarly to guidelines developed by the FTC. Article

And finally … The chips are down for Moore's law. Nature.com article

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