Service providers look to monetize cloud, OTT; Tom Wheeler to be nominated as FCC chairman

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@FierceTelecom RT @TTech_News: A key concern for service providers is learning how to monetize cloud and over the top services. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> BT will supply Telefonica UK with wireless backhaul services to support its 4G services buildout. Release

> Brazil's Oi SA saw a Q1 2013 net profit of $131 million, surpassing analyst expectations of $66.8 million. Article

> The World Wide Web has come a long way since it debuted in 1993, expanding from 56K dialup connections over phone lines to 1 Gbps connections over fiber. Article

Cable News

> Comcast reported that it lost 60,000 basic video subscribers in the first quarter, while it gained 433,000 high-speed Internet and 211,000 voice customers. Article

> Nielsen will test measurements of TV shows that are viewed online through a pilot program that includes Discovery Communications, A&E Networks, ABC, AOL, CBS, NBC, Fox, Univision and The CW. Article

Online Video News

> Hulu reported that it had more than 4 million subscribers at the end of Q1, up 50 percent increase from Q4 2012. Article

> Netflix said that it sees HBO as its biggest long-term competitor among TV networks. Article

Wireless News

> President Obama is expected to nominate former CTIA chief Tom Wheeler to be the next chairman of the FCC, according to multiple reports. Article

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