Frontier to release earnings Nov. 5; Vodafone introduces $27 a month ADSL package

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@FierceTelecom RT @Telexplainer: Cloud backup providers need to face the realities of Internet bandwidth. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> TalkTalk Business has implemented The Kenton Group's next-generation fulfillment service to automate SBC delivery. Release

> Frontier Communications plans to release its Q3 2013 results on Tuesday, Nov.  5, 2013 after the market closes and to host a conference call that day at 4:30 P.M. Eastern Time. Release

> Vodafone Italia has introduced an ADSL-only package for $27 per month for customers that activate service by the end of September. Article (sub req.)

Cable News

> Verizon will begin testing a FiOS Media server this fall which will deliver video wirelessly to TVs and other IP-connected devices in subscriber homes, eliminating the need for coaxial cable. Article

> Pay TV distributors may have to get used to generating smaller profit margins selling subscription video packages, Walt Disney Co. Article


> Siminn, an Iceland-based IPTV service provider, will launch over-the-top service as part of its video entertainment package later this year, using its own content delivery network to ensure quality of service and experience. Article

Online Video News

> TiVo CEO Tom Rogers told investors at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference that online-video aggregators such as Hulu and Netflix are "here to stay" and will increasingly be offered by traditional pay-TV operators alongside those operators' own services. Article

Wireless News

> Verizon Wireless believes that competitors like Sprint, which offers unlimited data plans to customers for the life of their phone line, will eventually have difficulty maintaining that promise. Article

> Smartphone shipments in China are expected to grow by more than a quarter in 2014 compared to the expected shipments in 2013, according to research firm IDC. Article

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