Ericsson eyes wireline acquisitions to combat Nokia-Alcatel Lucent; Frontier adding jobs

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> Ericsson is considering its options, ranging from acquiring products across the IP network, cloud computing, TV broadcasting and the wireline space as it seeks to combat the combined Nokia-Alcatel Lucent. Story

> Frontier Communications plans to add up to 350 new jobs over the next three years at its suburban Rochester, N.Y., call center. Story

> Iceland telecommunications service provider Milawill will use Ekinops technology to provide 100 GPS connectivity to data centers in Iceland's capital city of Reykjavik. Press release

> Italy's state-owned Metroweb has rejected Telecom Italia's proposal to take a stake in the broadband company that would eventually end up in full ownership, Reuters reports. Story

Cable News
> Cablevision has introduced a new broadband offering specifically targeted to "cord cutters and cord nevers," packaging its Optimum broadband service with a Mohu Leaf digital TV antenna. Article

Wireless News
> Verizon Wireless is bringing back lower promotional pricing for its More Everything shared data plans. The carrier is offering a 10 GB plan for $80 per month, down from $100, and it re-introduced a 15 GB plan for $100 per month. Article

And finally… The European Commission has given a thumbs up to Altice's acquisition of PT Portugal. Story

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