FCC's Wheeler circulates proposal on unwanted robocalls; BT Wholesale sees promise in G.fast

Wireline news from across the web:

@FierceTelecom RT @GENBAND: Global Unified Communications market to hit $61.9B in 2018, thanks to #BYOD adoption. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo has announced his resignation, on the same day the company decided to end the 140 character limit on direct messages. Article

> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that he has circulated a proposal to protect Americans from unwanted robocalls. Release (.pdf)

> BT Wholesale executive Colin Bannon said that G.fast is a more promising technology than originally expected. Article

> Jack Resnick & Sons has announced that 11 of its Manhattan office properties have achieved Wired Certification through WiredScore. Release

Cable News
> After launching its service on iPads in December, broadcast streamer Motive TV has announced a new Android app designed to work with Samsung tablets. Article

> Chief executive Rupert Murdoch, 84, of 21st Century Fox, is planning to turn control of the media company over to his son, James in what amounts to a changing of the guard for one of the most powerful programming and pay-TV brands. Article

Installer News
> Nex-Tech Wireless deployed an Airvana cloud RAN (C-RAN) solution, called the OneCell, to improve wireless coverage for a graduation ceremony at Fort Hays State University in Kansas. Article

Online Video News
> Increasingly, smart TVs produced by manufacturers like Samsung, Sony, LG and Panasonic are becoming the big screen of choice for OTT-savvy consumers. Article

Wireless News
> Remember ringback tones? They're making a comeback, at least with Sprint MVNO RingPlus, which said it will launch a free cell phone plan that will be supported by advertising in the form of ringback tones. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes will move to French telecom group Altice SA in July, according to a report from French magazine Challenges. Article

And finally@CenturyLinkEMEA:  Large enterprises lagging behind smaller firms in move to cloud, according to survey published on @CloudProUK. Article


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