JDSU, others create consortium for new 100G interface; Cyan's Hatfield to speak at J.P. Morgan's SDN Forum

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> Avago Technologies, Finisar, JDS Uniphase, Oclaro and Sumitomo Electric have created a new consortium focused on developing a specification for a long-distance 100G interface. Article

> Cyan co-founder and President Michael Hatfield will speak at the J.P. Morgan SDN Forum on Sept. 18. Release

> BT Expedite has appointed Kathy Quashie is its new CEO and Asif Khetani is its new director of eCommerce. Release

> Italy's FastWeb has upgraded its business and residential offers, providing unlimited 100 Mbps connectivity with all its Business Class, Jet and Joy Internet tariffs for those on fiber networks, and unlimited 20 Mbps connections for ADSL users. Article

Cable News
> Viacom has struck a deal to provide 22 channels to Sony's upcoming virtual pay-TV service. Article

> Timed to the ongoing IBC conference in Amsterdam, as well as the upcoming Cable-Tec Expo in Denver, Arris is introducing a range of new products based on HEVC technology. Article

Wireless News
> Executives from a handful of the nation's top wireless carriers unanimously rejected arguments that wireless networks should fall under the same net neutrality guidelines as wireline networks. Article

> The fact that Sprint abandoned a merger with T-Mobile US in the face of opposition from regulators, especially at the FCC, has set back the cause for competition in the U.S. wireless market, according to C Spire Wireless CEO Hu Meena. Article

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