SDN to reach $50 billion by 2017; Anatel looks to boost Brazil's wireline broadband competition

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@FierceTelecom RT @NEC: SDN to reach $50 billion by 2017. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Why your city should compete with Google's 1 Gbps-capable Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) network. Article

> Anatel, Brazil's telecom regulator, passed new mandates focused on increasing competition in the wireline broadband market. Article

Cable News

> Time Warner Cable has notified subscribers on New York's Staten Island that it will convert its system to all-digital in June. Article

> DirecTV will be able to offer subscribers exclusive interactive programming from four PGA golf events under a deal it announced this week with the PGA Tour. Article


> Canby Telecom, a Portland, Ore., cooperative, added a Roku channel with live local stations and video-on-demand features, targeting its broadband subscribers. Article

> LG Electronics is generating such good business for TV sets with built-in Google software that it now plans to expand that feature into more sets and more countries. Article

Online Video News

> An auction for Hulu has yielded offers from a variety of bidders including DirecTV, Time Warner Cable, the Chernin Group, Yahoo, and a joint bid from KKR & Co., Silver Lake Management and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. Article

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