eircom abandons its IPO plans; Frontier names Eric Barie as SVP and GM of its Illinois operations

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@FierceTelecom RT @ Columbia Management: Data breaches plague retailers. Investors should expect IT spending on security to increase. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Pertino adds apps to its SDN strategy for cloud networks. Article

> Irish operator eircom announced that it has decided to not proceed with an IPO at this time and said its full-year results gave it encouraging signs of positive momentum. Article (sub. req.)

> Frontier Communications has named Eric Barie, currently vice president of marketing for Frontier's Central region, as its new senior vice president and general manager of its Illinois operations, comprising seven markets. Release

> Sprint debuts gadget that enables users to route mobile calls over a traditional landline phone. Article

Cable News
> Speaking from London in the friendly interview confines of Fox Business, 21st Century Fox's chief executive, Rupert Murdoch, offered some insight as to why he abandoned his polarizing efforts to acquire Time Warner Inc. Article

> With many of its most prolific producers looking for greener pastures at insurgent online-video platforms, YouTube has announced a multi-million-dollar initiative aimed at holding on to some of its biggest stars. Article

Wireless News
> The Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus went on sale Friday to long lines in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Article

> Bankrupt wireless firm LightSquared burned through $81.4 million in August, and the company has now lost $1.6 billion since it filed for bankruptcy protection in May 2012. Article

And finally… Comedian Jimmy Kimmel takes a stab at explaining the FCC's net neutrality rules. Article