FTC looks at regulating connected home devices; South Africa's Telkom suspends CFO Schindehuette

Wireline news from across the web:

@FierceTelecom [email protected]TELEHOUSE America: The US is moving to the cloud with 46 percent of state & local governments planning cloud-based projects. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Telkom, a South African service provider, has suspended its CFO Jacques Schindehuette, pending a disciplinary process. Article (sub. req.)

> Cincinnati Bell will host a conference call on Thursday, Nov. 7 to discuss its Q3 2013 earnings before the market opens that day. Release

> The Federal Trade Commission will hold a meeting in November to see how it can regulate the emerging connected home devices trend known as the "Internet of things." Article

Cable News

> aioTV, a startup technology firm whose board members include longtime Time Warner Cable engineer John Callahan, said three of the top five major MSOs are testing its new IP video set-top, which can deliver both live TV and online video content. Article

> Time Warner Cable signed a carriage deal to launch Al Jazeera America on its digital basic programming packages in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas "over the next six months." Article

Wireless News

> Add former Apple CEO John Sculley to list of reported potential bidders for BlackBerry, according to a Globe and Mail article. Article

> LG Electronics reported the first operating loss at its mobile unit in a year as intense competition and higher marketing costs for the company's flagship G2 smartphone ate into its earnings in the third quarter. Article

And finally … Telx has created a colocation model that it says is designed to minimize latency in connecting to service providers. Article


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