Home routers are being used to ramp up DDoS attacks; Broadvoice names Mitsopoulos as COO

Wireline news from across the web:

> Home routers and other devices that answer Universal Plug and Play requests are being used to ramp up distributed-denial-of-service attacks, according to a report issued Tuesday by Akamai Technologies. PC World article

> Broadvoice has named George Mitsopoulos to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Release

> Markets and Markets forecasts that the cloud-based UC market will grow from a little more than $15.1 billion this year to nearly $24.9 billion in 2020, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.5 percent. Channel Partners article

Cable News
> Google announced it will sell its own Wi-Fi router, the OnHub, for $199. The gadget features support for Bluetooth and the 802.15.4-based Weave standard that Google announced earlier this year for Internet of Things applications. Article

> Acquisitions in the U.S. entertainment, media and communications sector grew in the second quarter with deal value reaching $76 billion, compared to $39 billion in the first quarter of 2015, according to a quarterly report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Article

Installer News
> Google signed a deal with real estate investment trust Parkway Properties to bring Google Fiber services to many of Parkway's office buildings in Charlotte, N.C.; Atlanta and Austin. Article

Online Video News
> Apple will reportedly debut a new version of its Apple TV streaming device during its Sept. 9 media event. Codenamed "J34," the device will have a full iOS 9 core for the first time, optimized for TV screens. Article

Wireless News
> Intel wants the world to know it is excited about what developers can do to bring its chipsets and technologies into more devices than just PCs, as the company expands into the Internet of Things and partners with other major technology companies. Article

> Sprint CTO John Saw said that Sprint's network densification, which will include thousands of new macro cell sites and tens of thousands of small cells, will not be "a traditional slow and expensive build." Article

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