Orange Business Services broadens satellite service capabilities; Google Fiber's expansion could spell trouble for Comcast, TWC

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> Orange Business Services is broadening its satellite service capabilities in the Americas, extending its presence across corporate private networks with increased capacity, new licenses, integrated services and customer implementations. Release

> There are seven things to think about with enterprise mobile service architecture. Article

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> IPTV provider South Central Rural Telephone Coop will deploy Entone's Amulet 500 hybrid media hub and DVR. Article

> Cox Communications said it'll hit subscribers in Hampton Roads with several price increases on March 1. Article

Online Video News
> In what may be a sign of Microsoft's original content development ambitions, Xbox Entertainment studios has hired former WB Network CEO Jordan Levin. Article

Wireless News
> Facebook announced it will acquire over-the-top mobile messaging company WhatsApp for a whopping $16 billion, a move that pushes it more firmly into the mobile and messaging market. Article

> T-Mobile US launched an eSIM, a new kind of SIM card that it says will eliminate roaming in the machine-to-machine market. Article

And finally… Google Fiber's latest expansion could really mess with Comcast, TWC. Article