John Chambers says Cisco will 'lead the industry' in SDN; Ericsson appoints leaders for its new radio, cloud & IP business units

Wireline news from across the web:

@FierceTelecom RT @ SDN Tech: Cisco Will 'Lead the Industry' in SDN, CEO Chambers says. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Broadcasters and regional cable operators have begun to voice their protest against the proposed AT&T and DirecTV mega deal. Article

> U.S. accuses five Chinese military officers of hacking into American nuclear, metal and solar companies. Article

> Ericsson appointed Arun Bansal as senior vice president and head of business unit radio and Anders Lindblad was appointed senior vice president and head of business unit cloud & IP. Release

Cable News
> The sheer size of a merged AT&T-DirecTV entity should result in overall better video offerings and prices for consumers, executives from both companies suggested during a webcast detailing the proposed $48.5 billion acquisition. Article

> AT&T's bid to acquire DirecTV for $48.5 billion poses multiple challenges for the cable industry and, specifically, for Comcast's ongoing effort to acquire Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion. Article

Online Video news
> Google-owned YouTube may soon announce that it has reached a deal to buy video game-centric site Twitch for $1 billion. Article

Wireless news
> BlackBerry will not be a "niche" enterprise player in the market going into the future, according to CEO John Chen. Article

> AT&T's announcement that it will buy DirecTV leaves Dish Network once again without a potential partner or suitor. Article

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