IDC forecasts cloud spending to reach $127B by 2018; Verizon promotes Craig Silliman to SVP of public policy

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@FierceTelecom RT @kelly__quinn: Public #cloud spending to reach $127 billion in 2018 as market enters critical innovation stage. Release | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Vonage will be waiving per-minute calling charges beginning 12:01 a.m. ET Dec. 9, 2014, until 11:59 p.m. ET Dec. 10, 2014, for residential service customers calling relatives in the the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Hagupit. Release

> Verizon Communications has promoted Craig Silliman, senior vice president, public policy and general counsel, succeeding Randal S. Milch, who has been appointed to a new position as strategic policy adviser to Lowell C. McAdam, Verizon's chairman and CEO. Release

> Avema Corp. reveals that IT executives are starting to see VoIP security issues. Article

Cable News
> Video sharing platform Vimeo will now let its paying "Pro" members, as well as those selling videos on the platform, deliver 4K/Ultra HD versions of their content via download. Article

> A satellite deemed crucial to DirecTV's further rollout of 4K/Ultra HD services successfully launched Dec. 6 out of the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Article

Wireless News
> While Verizon Wireless did not provide specific subscriber growth figures for the fourth quarter, the carrier indicated it will report strong momentum in the quarter. Article

> T-Mobile US is siding with the Competitive Carriers Association in coming out against setting a specific price per MHz-POP that must be hit in order to trigger bidding for "reserved" spectrum in the upcoming 600 MHz incentive auction. Article

And finally… Obama's net neutrality stance draws fire from civil rights groups. Article