PaaS to play critical role in enterprise development; Verizon and AMC finalize new carriage deal

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@FierceTelecom RT @CurrentAnalysis: Platform as a Service (PaaS) will play a critical role in enterprise development, says Current Analysis. Release | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Verizon and AMC Networks finalized a new carriage deal. Article

> Frost & Sullivan recognized Windstream's Ethernet services efforts. Release

> Hungarian telco Magyar Telekom now serves over 300,000 IPTV subscribers. Article

> ZTE plans to invest an additional $30 million in the U.S. telecom market. Release

> Bell Canada announced plans to apply $750 million of its year-end 2012 cash balance towards a voluntary contribution to Bell Canada's defined benefit pension plan. Release

Cable News

> Cox and Cablevision have both announced that they have expanded their respective TV Everywhere content lineups. Article

> Charter Communications could make a move to purchase Cablevision's Optimum West cable systems. Article  

Online Video News

> Netflix proclaims that Google Fiber offers users the best online viewing experience. Article

> NBC Sports and Yahoo have established a new content deal, which Rick Cordella, senior vice president and general manager for digital media with NBC Sports Group, is "just a natural fit." Article

And finally… Alcatel-Lucent launched a new Software Defined Network (SDN) called Nuage, which means "cloud" in French. Article

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