ECI introduces 400G flexible grid blade for Apollo product line; U.S. Senate could decide on domestic surveillance activities soon

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> ECI Telecom introduced its 400G flexible grid blade for the Apollo product line, which it says enables carriers to configure a mix of 10G, 40G and 100G on the client side and to choose the required speed/reach on the line side. Release

> AT&T is being sued in a nationwide class action lawsuit over claims that it violated federal and state employment laws for failing to pay overtime compensation to training design and delivery workers. Release

> ZONE Telecom, a Singaporean telco set up in 2000 when the country opened up its telecom industry to competition, has launched a new cloud-based service to make it easier for users to manage their sales processes. Article

> U.S. Senate could decide on domestic surveillance activities sometime this week. Article 

Cable News
> Citigroup says that after it finishes digesting AOL, Verizon should seek to acquire Dish Network. Article

> One year to the day after first announcing his company's plan to buy DirecTV, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson reiterated his position that the acquisition will give his company a dominant position in streaming video. Article

Wireless News
> The CEO of regional carrier and Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless declined to discuss speculation that nTelos will be taken over by peer Shenandoah Telecommunications (better known as Shentel). Article

> T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter said that "a little over 50 percent" of T-Mobile's subscribers are on the carrier's family plans, and that those family plans cover an average of around 2.4 lines of service. Article

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