FastWeb extends FTTC to 8 new cities; Genband's CEO addresses OTT opportunity for carriers

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> Italy's FastWeb has extended its Fiber-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) network to eight new cities throughout the country. Article

> Savvis, CenturyLink's data center and cloud services subsidiary company, announced plans to expand connectivity to Aquis Exchange, the proposed pan-European equities trading exchange and software developer. Release

> Brazil's wireline telephony revenue, according to a new JPMorgan report, declined 6.6 percent year-on-year to $3.6 billion. Article (sub. req.)

Cable News

> Comcast veteran Steve Heeb was named CEO of RDK Management, the joint venture Comcast and Time Warner Cable formed last month to license advanced set-top software to tech vendors and cable operators. Article

> Steve Weed's WaveDivision Holdings continued its acquisition streak, announcing that it bought Seattle-based Spectrum Networks and its ultra-high-speed subsidiary CondoInternet. Article

Wireless News

> Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) will be the biggest and most well-known unit inside Nokia following Microsoft's $7.2 billion deal to buy Nokia's handset business. Article

> Gogo said it will launch a new hybrid satellite/cellular-based Wi-Fi service next year that it claims can deliver peak speeds of up to 60 Mbps, more than six times faster than its current peak performance. Article

And finally… Genband's CEO David Walsh talks about why carriers are losing the OTT war and how they can fight back. Article

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