Huawei is focusing efforts outside of the U.S.; Consumers ditch landline voice in favor of wireless, VoIP services

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> MagicJack VocalTec CEO Gerald Vento has the daunting task of convincing investors that the Israeli technology company has long-term value. Article

> Consumers continue to replace their traditional landline phone service from the ILEC with either wireless or an IP-based option like Vonage or Magic Jack. Post

> Huawei has decided the best way to shed its image as an enigmatic Chinese company is to boost its European presence through investments and hiring. Article

Cable News 

> Comcast has apparently found yet another use for its advanced cloud-based X1 system: streaming Electronic Arts video games to subscriber televisions. Article

> Evolving Wi-Fi standards will converge with growing demand for devices that can receive wireless signals from multiple sites and lead to 18 billion Wi-Fi chipset shipments during the next five years, according to ABI Research. Article

Online Video News
> Short-form video giant YouTube put its position as the top online video provider into play during its third annual "Brandcast" at Madison Square Garden, as it tried to woo advertisers to spend more on the service. Article

Wireless News
> C Spire will now offer unlimited voice, texting and 10 GB of shared data for four smartphone lines for $160 per month. Article

> Apple's damage award of $119.6 million in its patent-infringement trial against Samsung Electronics was a far cry from the $2.2 billion in damages Apple had sought. Article

And finally… ISPReview counts down the 8 fastest big home wireline broadband providers. Article