MegaPath touts SIP trunking; Tellabs to showcase SDN, SON, backhaul capabilities at Mobile World Congress

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> The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Board has laid out a plan to work with seven public safety entities that won Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grants. Release

> A new Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) study says the U.S. is a contender in the broadband race despite reports that it has fallen behind other countries such as Korea. Article

> Tellabs will showcase its small cell backhaul, self-optimizing network (SON) and software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities during the upcoming Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona. Release

> Israel's incumbent telco Bezeq has been accused of abusing its monopoly position by the country's Antitrust Authority. Article

Cable News
> ABC and Univision have signed carriage deals with a group of operators and telcos, including Charter Communications, Cablevision, Cox Communications, AT&T, and Google Fiber, to carry its Fusion news and lifestyle network targeting the U.S. Hispanic demographic. Article

> Masillon Cable TV, a 48-year-old Ohio-based cable operator, has joined other MSOs to drop "cable" from its brand and renamed itself MCTV. Article

Online Video News
> Google Fiber took the number one spot on Netflix's January ISP ranking, while cable operators Cablevision and Suddenlink took the second and third spot, respectively. Article

> Intel confirmed at this week's AllThingsDigital Dive into Media conference that it is officially going to step into the crowded set-top box space. Article

And finally … The Worcester Business Journal examines how businesses like Middlesex Bank in Natick, Mass., are changing how they conduct business thanks to fiber-based networking. Article