Colt names Grivner as next CEO; Alcatel-Lucent, Chunghwa Telecom to deploy G.fast technology

Wireline news from across the web:

> Colt announced that Carl Grivner will become its CEO beginning in January 2016. The Telegraph article

> C Spire Business Solutions (CSBS) has opened a new 8,495-square foot regional office in downtown Mobile, Ala., offering an extensive portfolio of telecommunications and technology services for businesses. Release

> Alcatel-Lucent and Taiwan-based operator Chunghwa Telecom will start a commercial deployment of G.fast ultra-broadband access technology. Release

> MaxxSouth begins rolling out 1 Gbps FTTH service to nearly 8,000 homes in Starkville, Miss. The Dispatch article

> Australia's Optus has upgraded its inter-capital fiber network, which stretches from Cairns to Perth via Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide, to 100 Gbps. TeleGeography article

> A Lebanon, N.H., library shut off Tor, an anonymous Internet browsing service, after the Dept. of Homeland Security sent an e-mail to state officials. arstechnica article

Cable News
> DirecTV has come to terms on a new broadcast retransmission deal with Utah-based NBC affiliate KSL-TV, ending a three-week blackout that affected nearly 200,000 subscribers. Article

> AT&T no longer offers its U-verse TV Everywhere customers the ability to download content to their mobile device for offline viewing. Instead, users must stream all their TV Everywhere content over an Internet connection. Article

Installer News
> Installers expecting more work deploying network gear at AT&T Mobility and Sprint cell sites during the rest of 2015 will likely need to keep waiting, according to a new report from financial analysts. Article

Online Video News
> Traditional television is not being replaced by over-the-top video: in fact, services like Netflix can complement linear TV, some executives are saying at IBC. Article

Wireless News
> Apple said that it is on track to surpass the record-breaking opening weekend iPhone sales it had last year, when it sold 10 million units. Article

> Nokia, Ericsson and Intel are teaming up to deliver what they think will be the best cellular protocol for machine-machine communications in the Internet of Things. Article

And finally … Don't bother buying computers for schools, says an OECD report. The Register article

Suggested Articles

The market for storage equipment certified by the Open Compute Project (OCP) is headed for a growth spurt, according to a report by IHS Markit.

Big Switch packed four hybrid cloud related products and features into one announcement on Wednesday to address the challenges of hybrid environments.

MEF announced on Wednesday the publication of its SD-WAN Service Attributes and Services standard (MEF 70).