Cisco, Motorola, Netgear fight WiFi patent troll; UK lags behind Europe in FTTH race

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> A former Canadian intelligence official thinks that if Canadian service providers come up with a mitigation plan, they can manage any issues that arise from deploying Huawei's gear. Article

> Cisco, Motorola, and Netgear are working together to fight WiFi a patent troll named Innovato, which has sued a number of restaurants and hotels over claims that anyone using WiFi is violating its patents. Article

> BT integrated Aspera's file transfer technology into its Life Sciences R&D product, a cloud service designed to enable collaboration within the life sciences industry. Release

> Claro Puerto Rico introduced a new Fiber to the Home (FTTH) broadband service, upping its download speeds to 50 Mbps from its previous 16 Mbps offering. Article

> Steve West, CTO of Cyan, will deliver a talk on Software-Definable Networks (SDN) at the upcoming SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 show. Release

> The Communications Workers of America (CWA) union has ratified a national benefits agreement with AT&T Mobility. Release

And finally … An FTTH Council Europe report said that BT's dedication to deploying a hybrid copper/fiber FTTC-based last mile network means that the UK trails the rest of Europe in the FTTH deployment race. Article