Government is not a broadband provider; KPN takes $4.94B loss on E-Plus sale;

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@FierceTelecom RT @Teresa Mastrangelo: Government is not a broadband provider. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

‏> KPN will take a $4.94 billion loss on its E-Plus sale. Article (sub req.)

> GigOptix, a supplier of advanced semiconductor and optical communications components, has filed an answer to the complaint for patent infringement filed against it by M/A-COM Technology Solutions, Inc. Release

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> Multiscreen is as much a watchword as 4K at this year's International Broadcast Convention, but vendors Arris and SeaChange International are taking different tacks to attract operators in the European market. Article

> Piksel, the company formerly known as KIT digital, announced Saturday it had agreed to allow Olympusat Telecom to become a reseller of its online video platform. Article

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> The FCC said in a public notice that it will start an auction of the 1900 MHz PCS H Block on Jan. 14, 2014, its first major spectrum auction since 2008. Article

> Samsung Electronics has a key goal in mind for its new center: incubate promising startups and then acquire them to incorporate their innovations into Samsung's devices. Article

And finally … Telcos innovate using own core operations. Should investment be into lines outside of their business? Article