Savvis names Cullen managing director for EMEA operations; UK's Gigler introduces fiber-based business products

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> Savvis has rounded out its new Europe, Middle East and Africa region leadership team by naming Fiona Cullen as managing director for EMEA operations. Release

> Gigler, the ISP unit of UK-based fiber to the home provider CityFibre, is launching a new suite of business broadband products. Article

> AT&T has commenced tender offers to purchase for cash certain debt securities. Release

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> Multiple customers of Arris will soon deploy network-based DVRs that will be used to "augment in-home DVR functionality," CEO Bob Stanzione told analysts last week. Article

> Netflix said it plans to add 4K Ultra HD content to its streaming video library next year, which could have an impact on broadband providers that are members of its Open Connect content delivery network, including Cox Communications, Cablevision and Suddenlink Communications. Article

Wireless News

> Sprint MVNO Ting, which is owned by Tucows, confirmed it is now providing service to Sprint-issued Apple iPhone 4 and 4S smartphones. Article

> T-Mobile US CMO Mike Sievert said the company stands behind its offer of 200 MB of free data for tablet customers as long as they keep their tablet on the carrier's network. Article

And finally … Pew Research's Lee Rainie: "As people moved from dial-up to broadband, they became different kind of user. Broadband made Internet a utility." 

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