Consolidated to resell ViaWest data center services in Dallas; AT&T, Shell sign five-year UC agreement

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> ViaWest has reached a new partnership with Consolidated Communications (CCI), which will resell ViaWest's data center services at its Infomart facility located in Dallas. Release

> AT&T and Shell have signed a five-year agreement to migrate 150,000 employees and contractors in over 50 countries to a new unified communications platform. Release

> BT announced a contract to build and manage Glencore's new global core network across Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Release

> Milan-based Telecom Italia (TI) has approached a number of financial advisers about a plan to acquire Brazilian-owned operator Oi SA (Oi) through its own wireless unit, TIM Participacoes (TIMBrasil). Article

Cable News
> Roku announced the sale of its 10 millionth streaming device in the U.S. since beginning operations in 2008. Article

> Dish Network announced a wide-reaching program-renewal deal with Scripps Networks, giving the No. 2 satellite operator rights to put channels including HGTV, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and DIY Network on its soon-to-launch OTT service. Article

Online Video News
> Netflix may have intentionally caused slowdowns of its own video stream during its well-publicized disputes with Verizon and Comcast, the director of a conservative technology organization said. Article

Wireless News
> T-Mobile US would strike an M&A deal with another company only if they had U.S. spectrum, a U.S. customer base and offered "favorable financial terms," according to financial analysts. Article

> AT&T Mobility is expecting a strong third quarter in terms of churn and overall results, according to a senior AT&T executive. Article

And finally… @John Shepler: You may find it easier and cheaper to get 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet service at a colocation center. Article


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