CityFibre appoints former BT Wholesale chief Sally Davis to board; Huawei expects more NFV deployments in 2014

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@FierceTelecom RT @ XOComm: Service provider adopt SDN faster than enterprises; SDN sales for live provider deployments to reach $15.6B by 2018. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom ‏

> U.K.-based fiber service provider CityFibre appoints former BT Wholesale CEO Sally Davis as a non-executive director on its board. Article (sub req.)

> Nielsen said that it will withhold broadband-only households from its local TV ratings service "for the time being," reports MediaDailyNews. Article

> Huawei said it expects more service provider deployments of network function virtualization (NFV) by the middle of this year and plans to work with partners to deliver a complete solution. Article

Cable News
> Two consumer groups lashed out at the proposed Comcast acquisition of Time Warner Cable, insisting that the deal would give Comcast too much market power and result in higher monthly bills for consumers. Article

> While Ruckus Wireless saw its fourth-quarter revenue jump 17.5 percent to $73 million, the Wi-Fi technology vendor, whose customers include Time Warner Cable, said most of its deployments in the fourth quarter were overseas. Article

Wireless News
> Nokia's rumored phone running a forked version of Google's Android platform, codenamed "Normandy," will retail for around $110, according to a Vietnamese retail site. Article

> Qualcomm and Apple competed fiercely for the top spots among chipset makers for smartphones and tablets in 2013, according to new reports from research firm Strategy Analytics. Article

And finally… Comcast's plans to buy Time Warner Cable could be problematic for Internet users, Web hosts. Article