Digital Realty names Rossabi as Telx managing director; Riverbed Technologies acquires Ocedo

Wireline news from across the web:

> Conklin-Intracom has launched the fs|cdn Anywhere IPTV platform at Southern Fibernet. Telecompaper article

> An estimated 1.45 billion robocalls were placed to U.S. phones in the month of December, marking a 48.5 percent sequential increase in the nation's monthly robocall volume and the first time on record that the national robocall volume has exceeded 1 billion monthly calls. Release

> Brazil's Oi is negotiating with two banks to provide as much as $1 billion in credit ahead of its desired merger with TIM Participacoes SA (TIM Brasil). Bloomberg article

> Digital Realty Trust has named Tony Rossabi as managing director of Telx, which it acquired in October 2015. Release

> Riverbed Technologies has acquired Germany-based Ocedo for an undisclosed amount to advance its software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) aspirations. SDX Central article

Cable News
> Industry consortium CableLabs will lay off 27 staffers as it refocuses on what it terms "innovation projects" and "game-changing initiatives." Article

> Ericsson's broadband and media services division has purchased metadata company FYI Television for an undisclosed sum. Article

Installer News
> As AT&T and CenturyLink move forward with their ambitious 1 Gbps FTTH service plans, Dycom should gain revenue benefits, says Wells Fargo. Article

Wireless News
> Few details are known about Sprint's reported plans to save $1 billion by moving its towers from space leased by American Tower and Crown Castle to government land where rent is cheaper, as reported by Re/code last week. But analysts agree that it would be a high-risk, high-reward strategy. Article

> Karma said it will restore network speeds on its Neverstop data service and instead will throttle speeds only when a user's consumption exceeds 15 GB in any particular month. Article

And finally … Shodan, a search engine for the Internet of Things (IoT), launched a new section that lets users easily browse vulnerable webcams. ars technica article


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