GENBAND's Miller to present at Software Telco Congress; GTT sees new M&A options

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> GENBAND Vice President of Technology and Strategy Paul Miller will present the keynote address at the Software Telco Congress, taking place at the Network Meeting Center in Silicon Valley's Techmart, Nov. 20 thru 21. Release

> GTT reported Q3 2013 revenue rose 59 percent to $45.1 million and said that it could make other acquisitions as part of its growth plan. Article

Cable News

> Comcast engineers are exploring how to let subscribers channel surf and even control the lights in their homes by using cameras and sensors that can detect gestures, according to a patent application published Thursday. Article

> Fox Cable Networks struck a deal "valued at upwards of $750 million" for the cable rights to hit Fox series "The Simpsons," Variety reported Friday. Article

Wireless News

> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said Thursday the 1900 MHz PCS H block auction will go forward on Jan. 22, as scheduled, despite Sprint and T-Mobile US indicating they will not participate. Article

> The Dept. of Justice's proposed settlement allowing American Airlines and US Airways to merge has sparked speculation that the Obama administration might allow a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile US before the next president takes office. Article

And finally …BT's Customer Experience Futurologist, Dr. Nicola Millard: Telephone is the most accessible means of communication. Post