OIF to present 400G, SDN workshops in February; Home Telephone jumps into the 1 Gbps FTTH game

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> The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) will present two workshops on 400G electrical links and Transport SDN on Feb. 10, 2014, at the Sainte Claire Hotel in San Jose, Calif. Release

> Home Telephone, a Moncks Corner, South Carolina-based independent telco, is going to build a 1 Gbps-capable fiber to the home (FTTH) network in Nexton, South Carolina. Article

> Windstream has been named by Polycom as one of its Platinum Level Choice Partners. Release

> TeliaSonera beefed up its fiber operations by shelling out $72 million to acquire three service providers, including Zitius, Quadracom and Riksnet. Article

Cable News 
> Clearing a path for the launch of a network-based DVR service, Time Warner Cable said it launched a new cloud-based interactive program guide. Article

> Netflix is producing the second season of "House of Cards," the original drama series starring Kevin Spacey, in 4K Ultra HD format, Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt said in a story published by Stuff magazine on Wednesday. Article

Wireless News
> A panel of experts appointed by President Obama to investigate the National Security Agency's surveillance practices recommended that the president make changes to the NSA's program that collects telephone metadata on virtually every call Americans make. Article

> AT&T Mobility is planning a major push to deploy small cells across its network next year after an exhaustive series of tests to ensure that they do not interfere with the carrier's macro network and with each other. Article

And finally … Southern California-based startup MagnaCom is working on a substitute for Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM), a key foundation for various wireline and wireless services such as cable TV, DSL, and 4G cellular. Article