Marc Benioff steps down from Cisco's board; CenturyLink, HP, others to participate in SDN-enabled demo at Interop

Wireline news from across the web:

@FierceTelecom RT @ Spirent: #SDN market could hit $18B by 2018. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> EchoStar Corp. will provide IBC attendees a sneak peek of its new secure home automation product during IBC in Amsterdam. Release

> Marc Benioff, CEO of, is stepping down from Cisco's board. Article

> CenturyLink, HP, Meru and others will showcase the capabilities of an SDN-enabled network during the upcoming Interop New York trade show. Release

Cable News
> Over-the-top services are growing fast, but players like Netflix and Amazon aren't going to displace broadcasters. Article

> The Reference Design Kit, a pre-integrated software package jointly managed by Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Liberty Global, appears set for a cloud-based future. Article

Online Video News
> The personal computer remains the preferred viewing device for over-the-top video worldwide, followed by tablets and smartphones, a new survey conducted by SPB TV reveals. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint still plans to deploy its 2.5 GHz spectrum on a nationwide basis but is going to change its approach to how it rolls out the spectrum to be more targeted on congested points of its network. Article

> T-Mobile US MVNO Solavei plans to launch its "phase two" services on Oct. 1, said CEO Ryan Wuerch. Article

And finally… Huawei Technologies @ #GPSF14: "Network use case growth rates will be double-digits for #IoT & digital universe but storage/server growth will be less."