Huawei acquires Amatus' SDN division; Verizon to introduce 934 area code in Suffolk County, N.Y.

Wireline news from across the web:

> Huawei has acquired the software-defined networking (SDN) division of Irish telecom software maker Amartus. PCWorld article

> Verizon says that residential, business and wireless customers within the existing 631 area code in Suffolk County, N.Y., should be preparing for the introduction next year of the new 934 area code.  Release

> Telemedicine startup Pager raised $14 million with a focus of bringing its on-demand doctor service to San Francisco and other cities. VentureBeat article

Cable News
> In a move it says underscores the value of data-driven marketing and sales, Cox Communications has promoted its sales and marketing chief, Mark Greatrex, to executive VP. Article

> Apple still wants to include local station feeds of the Big Four broadcast networks in a new over-the-top video service, and the company has reportedly found a way to handle the tricky problem of carving out licensing deals with hundreds of local network-affiliate stations. Article

Installer News
> The National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) announced this week that it has entered into a partnership with the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) for the development and administration of safety certification programs. Article

Online Video News
> Although YouTube has a growing number of innovative competitors, CEO Susan Wojcicki says that she isn't worried as long as YouTube is growing and users are engaged. Article

Wireless News
> T-Mobile US unveiled a new family plan that offers each customer unlimited voice, texting and 10 GB of data, and includes a monthly price of $100 for two lines. Article

> Apple plans to release an update on the company's workforce diversity later this summer but a top human resources executive with the company said today that the company has seen some improvements in terms of hiring women and minorities, particularly African-Americans. Article

And finally@OpenDaylightSDN: AT&T Describes Next Steps for Network Virtualization. Light Reading article

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