Security professionals lack confidence in IoT home network services; USTelecom's Roth to retire next year

Wireline news from across the web:

> European service providers should not count on regulators to relax antitrust rules that limit mergers between large companies, said the EU's new digital chief, Andrus Ansip. WSJ article

> Experts are saying that small businesses are increasingly at risk for data breaches and other cyber threats. Small Biz Trends article

> Sixty five percent of IT security professionals said they lacked confidence in the security of their Internet of Things devices at home. Network World article

> Alan Roth, senior executive vice president for USTelecom, said he plans to retire next year at a date to be determined. Release

Cable News
> The growth of IoT devices will continue to place increasing demands on cable networks. Behind that growth will be a burgeoning array of connected monitoring, safety and security devices targeted to an aging Baby Boomer population. Article

> Apple, Facebook and Netflix are all having discussions with CBS for the rights to broadcast both TV shows and live events, CBS CEO Les Moonves told Bloomberg. Article

Installer News
> Commscope announced a new power solution for cell tower remote radio units (RRUs) that lets operators reuse the existing cables. Article

Online Video News
> Social media giant Facebook is testing a new section of its web and mobile sites that will provide a dedicated location for users to find, view or share videos with their Facebook friends. Article

Wireless News
> Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said the company remains "solidly on track" to achieve its previously committed goal to cut around $800 million from losses in its mobile business this year and said more than 75 percent of that goal has already been realized so far. Article

And finally … AT&T Mobility is rolling out a new service called "NumberSync" that will let customers share their primary mobile phone numbers with their connected devices so that they do not need to use Bluetooth or other technologies to link their phone to wearables or other gadgets. Article