Cisco releases new security patches; RCN Business, ZLH equip Javits center with fiber

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Cisco Systems released a new batch of security patches this week for flaws affecting a wide range of products, including for a critical vulnerability in its RV220W wireless network security firewalls. Network World article

> Brazil's Oi has deployed GENBAND's Session Border Controller solutions nationwide to lower costs and improve efficiencies as it transitions call centers throughout the country to Internet Protocol-based technology. Release

> Telefonica and Huawei have migrated commercial user traffic over a software-defined networking (SDN)-based IP and optical trial network in Peru. Telecompaper article

> RCN Business worked with channel partner, ZLH Enterprises, to design a secure and redundant network alternative for Internet and VOIP services at the Javits Convention Center in New York. Release

> Unite Private Networks (UPN) announced a partnership with industrial engine and electrical generator set experts, Anderson Industrial Engines. Release

Cable News
> Locked in a media war with a bearish analyst, ESPN is promoting revised data from Nielsen indicating that cord-cutting wasn't nearly as bad last year as earlier reported. Article

> Marking one of the first major DOCSIS 3.1 deployments, Huawei said it's partnering with Tele Denmark Communications (TDC) to deploy DOCSIS 3.1-powered 1 Gbps service across TDC's coax network. Article

Installer News
> The Los Angeles Unified School District is close to wrapping up a $789 million plan to expand and improve wireless internet access in its school and 12 schools are piloting a network convergence program geared toward LAN modernization. Article

Wireless News
> Verizon still claims the best coverage and fastest speeds among the major carriers' LTE networks, but T-Mobile is hot on its heels in both areas, according to a new report from OpenSignal. Article

> AT&T's long time mobile chief Ralph de la Vega was appointed AT&T's vice chairman and placed in charge of its business and international units, while John Stankey was named CEO of the AT&T entertainment group, taking the reins of the company's mobile division in addition to overseeing its DirecTV, Internet and TV businesses. Article

And finally … Microsoft has tested a prototype of a self-contained data center that can operate hundreds of feet below the surface of the ocean in an effort to eliminate cooling costs. New York Times article