Rosalyn Roseboro joins Heavy Reading to cover data center trends; Ekinops introduces new long-reach optical solution

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@FierceTelecom RT @ John Shepler‏: FCC says it can't afford to "sit around and suck eggs" when it comes to the IP transition. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom ‏

> Heavy Reading announced today that veteran telecom industry analyst Rosalyn Roseboro is joining the organization as senior analyst specializing in telecom datacenter technology issues. Release

> Australia's NBN Co. has connected more than 1,800 premises in Darwin's northern suburbs to its fiber to the home (FTTH) network. Article

> Ekinops is introducing a new long-reach optical solution that it says offers high backhaul capacity while requiring minimum space and minimum power, with the ability to operate in extreme temperatures and harsh environments. Release

Cable News
> Rather than raise its bid to acquire Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications reportedly will nominate 13 new directors for TWC's board of directors this week as it attempts to execute a hostile takeover of the nation's second largest cable MSO. Article

> Verizon is no longer offering customers who subscribe to both its FiOS and Verizon Wireless services $10 monthly discounts for agreeing to have charges for both services placed on one monthly bill, spokesman Bob Elek said Monday. Article

Wireless News
> Executives at Sprint and SoftBank are reconsidering their plans to attempt a merger between T-Mobile US and Sprint in the wake of significant regulatory opposition to the proposed transaction, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. Article

> Verizon Wireless is eliminating its $35 activation fee for new customers who sign a two-year contract between now and Feb. 17. Article

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