Mitel's McBee sees growth in UC cloud, mobility services; U.S. government extends ICANN management of Internet domain system

Wireline news from across the web:

> Mitel CEO Richard McBee sees impressive growth in UC cloud and mobility services. Network World article

> Vonage has been chosen as a preferred partner by The Alliance Partners, formerly the Agent Alliance, an industry consortium of telecom and IT companies focused on cloud services. Release

> The U.S. government has extended ICANN's management of the Internet domain system for another year, while the international community works on an alternative form of governance. Telecompaper article

Cable News
> Here's the good news for pay TV: The recent Republican presidential primary debate was the highest-rated non-sports cable telecast of all time, giving Fox News more than 24 million viewers and underscoring the cultural relevance of TV broadcasts. Article

> Major League Baseball is finalizing negotiations with Fox Sports that will allow it to offer authenticated live streaming of games in 15 markets starting next year, according to a report from Sports Business Journal. Article

Installer News
> Verizon has deployed nearly 50 small cells in the Pittsburgh area. Article

Online Video News
> The licensing terms put forth by HEVC Advance, a patent pool which may soon include companies like Technicolor, Dolby, Philips and Mitsubishi Electric, are "unfair and unreasonable" and the industry, including online video providers, should band together and refuse to pay, an industry analyst said. Article

Wireless News
> Verizon Wireless and Sprint are tussling over data roaming rules, with Sprint arguing that the FCC should not overlook the differences in spectrum holdings and the "head start" Verizon and AT&T got in building out their nationwide networks. Article

> Google's Project Ara, which is focused on creating modular smartphones consumers can customize, is delaying its pilot launch until 2016. Article

And finally … Understanding how IT managers can detect cloud lock-in before it's too late. TechTarget article