McAdams made $15.7M in 2013; Lantiq unveils new VDSL SoC

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> Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam was compensated $15.7 million last year, about 14 percent more than the previous year, with the bulk of the money coming from a $9.4 million stock award. Story

> Chris Halbard has been named EVP and president, International, for Synchronoss Technologies, where he is tasked with leading the direction and execution of the company's international business development initiatives and operations. Press release

> The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) will hold its international telecommunications multimedia standards and products interoperability testing event SuperOp! 2014 on May 16-24 in San Diego. Press release

> Broadband access and home networking technologies supplier Lantiq introduced a single chip entry-level xDSL home gateway SoC that it said enables customers to offer mature, feature rich VDSL Gateways with cost-competitive setups for customers and telecom service providers. Press release

> U.S. money manager BlackRock cut its stake from 7.79 percent to 4.8 percent in Telecom Italia on March 12, according to a filing with market regulator Consob. Story

Cable News
> The Gores Group has split Harris Broadcast Group into two separate, privately-owned companies--Imagine Communications and GatesAir. Full article

Wireless News
> Vodafone's $10 billion deal to buy Spanish cable operator Ono could complicate any plans AT&T (NYSE: T) may have for acquiring Vodafone, according to financial analysts. Full article

And finally... Verizon priced $8.2 billion in debt that comes due between 2016 and 2018. Press release