Nokia clears final regulatory hurdle in Alcatel-Lucent acquisition; Huawei to spend $1B on cloud computing programs

Wireline news from across the web:

> Nokia cleared the last regulatory hurdle to complete its $16.6 billion acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent when Chinese antitrust regulators gave their approval to the deal. eWeek article

> Telehealth apps and virtual doctor visits are changing patient care. U.S. News Health article

> Lumos Networks will host a conference call with financial analysts at 10 a.m. (ET) on Tuesday, Nov. 3 to discuss its third-quarter 2015 operating and financial results. Release

> Huawei will spend $1 billion over the next five years on programs it says will make its cloud-computing offerings more attractive to clients who use its infrastructure. WSJ article

Cable News
> Comcast and perhaps Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Cox Communications may be preparing to execute on their MVNO deals with Verizon and that offering, as rumored, will probably be a Wi-Fi-first mobile service. Article

> After getting hit with two class-action antitrust suits over the summer, DirecTV and the NFL got smacked with another one Friday, with bars in Oakland, Calif., New York and Arizona filing a complaint in U.S. District Court in New York. Article

Installer News
> Pay-TV remote control vendor Universal Electronics says its tech support services have saved pay-TV operators more than $15 million. Article

Online Video News
> Yahoo's increased focus on its mobile, video, native and social media offerings, also known as Mavens, led to a corresponding jump in revenue for the business segment of 43 percent, to $422 million. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint cannot get away from a $300 million fraud lawsuit filed by the New York attorney general and will need to face it in court. Article

> Samsung Electronics plans to unveil the next iteration of its flagship Galaxy S smartphone, expected to be called the Galaxy S7, in January, more than a month earlier than it has in the recent past, according to a report from South Korea's Electronic Times. Article

And finally … Cloud IT grows at 15.6 percent compared to 1.4 percent growth for non-cloud IT. MarketWatch article


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