NFV will boost Carrier Wi-Fi revenue; Integra wins contract with state of Arizona

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@FierceTelecom [email protected] ALU_UltraBB: NFV to boost #CarrierWi-Fi revenue according to @Infonetics. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Integra has been awarded a procurement contract to deliver high-bandwidth Dedicated Internet, Ethernet, Waves, IP VPN/MPLS, Cloud Firewall, DDoS protection and SIP-based voice services to the state of Arizona. Release

> Stephane Richard, CEO of Orange Group said the company is going "to stay" in Israel. Article

> BT has signed a second, $6.3 million contract with Northumberland County Council to bring fiber-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) and fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) coverage to another 3,000 homes and businesses by 2017. Article

> Iowa's state legislative leaders reached agreement Thursday to expand broadband service in the state. Article

Cable News
> Dish Network's Sling TV OTT service currently counts around 250,000 paying subscribers, according to a new Re/code article citing unnamed industry executives familiar with the company's operations. Article

> Comcast has acquired ad-targeting firm Visible World, which works with marketers to deliver targeted ads to specific audiences based upon zip codes and data from users' set-top boxes. Article

Installer News
> Demand for cellular towers and for small cells is stronger than most observers believe, according to a research note from Macquarie Research, the stock analysis arm of investment bank Macquarie Capital. Article

Wireless News
> Apple has claimed that around half of the top 100 merchants in the U.S. will be supporting its Apple Pay mobile payments system sometime this year. Article

> In a surprise move that reflects the continued unevenness of its turnaround efforts, HTC cut its revenue projection for the second quarter and said it expects to report a net loss amid weaker sales for its high-end smartphones. Article

And finally@Global_Capacity: The Internet of Things Is Changing How We Manage Customer Relationships. Article