India likely to have over 500 million data users by fiscal 2018; Minneapolis-based Allina Health to launch remote telehealth services

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@FierceTelecom RT @ FiberLight‏: India likely to have over 500 million data users by fiscal 2018. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Nepal's government said that it going ahead with its plan to divest a 30 percent stake in Nepal Telecom (NT) to a strategic investor. Article

> Minneapolis-based Allina Health will begin offering remote cardiology services to patients at the RC Hospital in rural Olivia, Minn., with the help of $40,000 in grants from several Farm Credit organizations. Article

> Chinese test vendors are expected to emerge as global competitors in the fiber optic test equipment, according to Frost & Sullivan. Report (reg. req.)

Cable News
> Canoe, the long-meandering technology consortium launched by the major MSOs more than six years ago, now has a focus and a concrete mission: developing dynamic ad insertion for pay-TV VOD delivered over IP-based channels. Article

> Billed by one ESPN executive as a potential "watershed moment" in terms of audience usage of TV Everywhere products, ESPN and Univision coverage of the World Cup, which kicked off Thursday, will likely not break viewership records on mobile devices in the U.S. Article

Wireless News
> Qualcomm, MediaTek and other chipset companies are increasingly helping their OEM partners and other customers get phone components such as speakers and camera lenses as a way to juice their business. Article

> Google is planning to follow Apple in the mobile health monitoring market and will launch a service called Google Fit to collect and aggregate data from fitness trackers and health apps, according to a Forbes report. Article

And finally… AT&T's IP transition trials and the Direct TV merger documents contradict previous broadband commitments, says Bruce Kushnick. Article