Deutsche Telekom to offer Netflix on its Entertain platform; Frontier taps Michael Flynn to head Mid-Atlantic region

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@FierceTelecom RT @ Mark Goldberg: @Sandvine: Canadians Love Netflix (And Hockey). P2P filesharing represents 15% in Canada, 50% more than US #CDNtech. Release | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Deutsche Telekom will begin offering Netflix on its Entertain platform and is the first German television provider to make the streaming service available. Article

> Frontier Communications announced that Michael C. Flynn, currently president of the company's Illinois operations, has been named president of the newly formed Mid-Atlantic region, comprising Ohio and West Virginia. Release

> South Africa's Vodacom has revealed plans to deploy fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) technology, offering download speeds of 100 Mbps to select small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Cape Town, Durban and Gauteng. Article

Cable News
> Phil Lind, executive regulatory VP and vice chairman of Rogers, said disaggregating U.S. channels such as AMC and A&E would cause their backers to pull out of the Canadian pay-TV market completely. Article

> Verizon Wireless is talking to content owners about the possibility of delivering their content over its LTE multicast network, but the sticking point appears to be the business model. Article

Online Video News
> Content providers, cable companies and distributors trying to figure out where to put their online investment dollars would be wise to invest in content rights and distribution, panelists said at an IBC 2014 session on managing content portfolios. Article

Wireless News
> Verizon Wireless plans to introduce Wi-Fi calling in the middle of next year but does not see an urgent need for it, according to Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo. Article

> Apple's new 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch 6 Plus formally go on sale Sept. 19, but reviews of the new phones are in, and they are largely positive. Article

And finally… @PhotonicsOnline: DARPA's E-PHI program has integrated billions of light-emitting dots on #silicon to create an efficient #laser. Article

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