Huawei named top SDN, NFV supplier in Current Analysis survey; Vonage creates app supporting Android wearables

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> Huawei has been rated as a top supplier for software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions for the second consecutive year by leading telecoms operators, according to a 2014 survey conducted by Current Analysis. Release

> Vonage Mobile app brings support to Android wearables, including gesture support for smartwatch users. Release

> Nigeria's National Council on Privatization (NCP) has approved the sale of the assets of defunct state-owned incumbent Nigeria Telecommunications (NITEL) and its mobile arm M-Tel to NATCOM Consortium. Article

Cable News
> Cox Communications has announced major progress of its aggressive Wi-Fi buildout, with 1,700 hotspots being rolled out across Las Vegas and Phoenix. Article

> Hulu culminated a busy shopping week, announcing a deal Friday with MGM to acquire exclusive streaming rights to FX's Emmy-winning mini-series Fargo. Article

Online Video News
> The FCC's five commissioners have all approved a rulemaking proposal that could make it possible for over-the-top providers with services similar to FilmOn or Aereo to be classified as multichannel video program distributors. Article

Wireless News
> T-Mobile US agreed to pay at least $90 million to resolve an FCC investigation into allegations that the company billed customers for millions of dollars' worth of unauthorized third-party subscriptions and premium text messaging services. Article

> Google is developing a version of its Android software that would be built directly into the consoles of cars, obviating the need to have a smartphone connect to the car's infotainment system, according to a Reuters report. Article

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