GTCR to acquire Onvoy; Expedient taps Theis to lead Indianapolis marketing

Wireline news from across the web:

> Expedient, a data center colocation, cloud computing and managed hosting services provider, has named Doug Theis as director of market strategy for its Indianapolis market. Release

> MainOne has installed Siemon's cabling products in its data center outside of Lagos, Nigeria. Telecompaper article

> GTCR has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Onvoy from Communications Infrastructure Investments. Release

> Smart home gadget releases will accelerate at this week's Consumer Electronics show, but their presence isn't completely winning over consumers. WSJ article

Cable News
> Aiming to more quickly grow consumer adoption of Ultra HD/4K, industry consortium UltraHD Alliance (UHDA) has announced what it calls a "single, identifying mark" for consumers to follow, the "Ultra HD Premium" logo. Article

> After officially closing its $2.1 billion purchase of rival UK set-top maker Pace, Arris announced the executive structure for the combined company. Article

Installer News
> Industry consortium the UltraHD Alliance has created what it's billing as a "single, identifying mark" for both consumers and installers to follow for adopting 4K video, the "Ultra HD Premium" logo. Article

Online Video News
> JW Player, which built a niche for itself providing an online video platform targeted to enterprises, capped off a year of growth by completing a $20 million Series D funding round led by existing investors including Greycroft Growth, Greenspring Associates, Cueball Capital, and e.ventures. Article

Wireless News
> A wide variety of IoT gadgets such as cars, health monitors urban sensors and appliances are playing a major role at this year's CES. Article

> AT&T is collaborating with Cisco, Ericsson, Qualcomm, Intel, IBM, Deloitte and GE to develop a new framework for smart cities that will make it easier for communities to be more connected. Article

And finally … Uptake of the IPv6 Internet communications protocol has grown considerably in the last 12 months, according to new data released by Google. betanews article

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