SDN helps businesses overcome WAN management challenges; ITU adopts KT's GiGA Wire technology

Wireline news from across the web:

> Telemedicine services are growing in popularity with patients because of their lower cost and added convenience, but some doctors and state governments have objections, and Medicare officials also have doubts about the programs. Article

> Software-defined networking techniques can help multinational enterprises overcome challenges when it comes to managing their WANs. Article 

> KT Corp's 'GiGA Wire' technology, which uses enhanced Gigabit Home Networking (G.hn) technology to deliver total bandwidth of approximately 500 Mbps to MDU dwellings over existing in-building copper wiring, has reportedly been adopted as an international standard at an ITU-T meeting. Article

Cable News
> Driven by Japan's determination to broadcast the 2020 Winter Olympics in 8K, and China's rampant consumption of new resolution formats, shipments of 8K ultra-high definition displays (7680 x 4320 pixels) are expected to only grow from just 2,700 this year to around 911,000 by 2020, according to IHS. Article

> With Altice SA and Patrick Drahi circling Cablevision, FBN Securities' Robert Routh says the Bethpage, N.Y.-based MSO is actually undervalued as an acquisition target. Article

Online Video News
> The second half of 2015 is bringing a flurry of announcements as over-the-top video providers--both new to the segment and established alike--put into motion strategies to improve their competitive edge. Article

Wireless News
> Apple may have captured around just 18 percent of the global smartphone market in the first quarter, according to research firm IDC. Yet according to investment bank Canaccord Genuity Apple grabbed nearly all of the smartphone profits that quarter. Article

> T-Mobile US plans to keep rolling with its "Uncarrier Amped" announcements, at least according to COO Mike Sievert, who teased that another promotion or offering from the company is coming this week. Article

And finally@AjitPaiFCC: In 2014, FCC received 96,288 complaints of Do-Not-Call registry violations. Response? 1 citation. Much more needed. Post

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