McAdam speaks at Citi investor conference; IPv6 could create new security, spam challenges

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@FierceTelecom RT @MetroEthernet: The U.S. ITU Dubai conference held in December should be the start of renewed discussions on international telecommunications policy. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Lowell McAdam, Verizon's chairman and CEO, is speaking at the Citi Global Internet, Media & Communications Conference in Las Vegas on Jan. 7. Release

> Current Analysis' Brian Riggs looks at what to expect from unified communications in 2013. Article

> Qualcomm introduced StreamBoost technology to optimize the performance and capacity of home networks. Release

Cable News

> Time Warner Cable plans to let subscribers watch their video service on TVs from Samsung and Sony without using a cable set-top. Article

> Fox Networks and Suddenlink Communications have struck a new carriage agreement. Article

Enterprise Communications News

> Check Point and Fortinet, which both posted double-digit year-over-year revenue growth in Q3 2012, are becoming bigger threats to Cisco and Juniper in the network security appliance market.  Article


> IPTV, according to an IHS Screen Digest Television Intelligence report, is "rapidly gaining momentum at the expense of incumbent cable and satellite services" in Canada. Article

> Sony is thinking about selling its own pay TV service in the U.S. market. Article

Online Video News

> Jason Kilar, Hulu's CEO, will leave the online video company in Q1 2013. Article

> RCA has introduced an Android tablet that allows users to access free live TV. Article

And finally… IPv6 may have solved the IP address space problem, but Gary Audin, president of Delphi, says the IT and telecom industry will now have to deal with new security threats and spam. Article