Cyan welcomes new partners to Blue Orbit SDN ecosystem; GigE finds utility in corporate America

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> Lumos Networks will host a conference call at 8:30 a.m. (ET) on Thursday, Oct. 31 to discuss its operating and financial results for the third quarter of 2013 and Q4 2013 and full year 2013 guidance. Release

> Cyan announced that Connectem, Mellanox Technologies, Metaswitch Networks, and Red Hat have joined Blue Orbit, an ecosystem of partners focused on delivering multi-vendor SDN and network functions virtualization (NFV) applications. Release

> FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider, announced today that Bill LaPerch, former CEO, president and director of AboveNet, will join FirstLight's board of directors. Release

Cable News

> Aurora Networks said it will use next week's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo to introduce an upgradable node that it says will double the capacity of the return path. Article

> U.S. cable operators are closely watching for a possible trickle-down effect if the Canadian federal government goes ahead with plans to force cable and satellite TV providers to offer a la carte programming. Article

Online Video News

> TV broadcasters have asked the high court to review a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that lets Aereo continue operating while a trial over its legality plays out. Article

Wireless News

> T-Mobile, whose LTE network currently covers around 202 million POPs, plans to top out its LTE coverage at around 225 million people. Article

> U.S. Cellular launched its own shared data plans, weeks later than expected, and as had been rumored beforehand, the plans largely conform to the share data offerings of larger carriers such as Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility. Article

And finally … Gigabit Ethernet is now something for corporate America. Article