EarthLink declares 5 cent quarterly cash dividend; ECI debuts upgrade to LightSOFT NMS

Wireline news from across the web: 

> EarthLink's board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock in the amount of 5 cents per share to be paid on Jan. 5, 2016 to shareholders of record on Dec. 22, 2015. Release

> Fastweb has begun deploying IPv6 across Italy, with the aim of providing connections that will be assigned an IPv6 address in addition to an existing IPv4 address. Telecompaper article

> ECI announced the upgrade of the LightSOFT Network Management System (NMS). Release

Cable News
> Arris reported third quarter revenue of $1.22 billion, down 13.1 percent year over year, with continuing slow sales to U.S. telco companies AT&T and Verizon, dragging down the network equipment vendor's CPE business. Article

> Attempting to serve a pay-TV sector that is moving toward cloud-based and live-streaming services, Cisco Systems announced the acquisition of cloud video/multiscreen specialist 1 Mainstream for an undisclosed sum. Article

Installer News
> 3M has introduced a new network interface device (NID) that will enable installers to accelerate single-family home FTTH installations. Article

Online Video News
> With ad blocking as arguably the hottest topic in the online video industry right now, Brightcove has introduced Lift, a service designed to skate around most blocking software to deliver video ads to consumers. Article

Wireless News
> Verizon Wireless is pushing ahead with plans to deploy Cloud-RAN network architecture and also will keep deploying small cells and distributed antenna systems (DAS) to handle growing capacity requirements in urban markets. Article

> Buried within the mammoth budget deal that the White House and the Republican-led House have agreed to are provisions that would require the FCC and Department of Commerce to identify 30 MHz of government-held spectrum to be auctioned for commercial wireless use.  Article

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