Social media "benefits police"; CenturyLink wins 2012 MEF Carrier Ethernet award

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@FierceTelecom RT BBC via @Compare the Cloud: Social media benefits to police investigated. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Julius Genachoswki, the chairman of the FCC, has asked the FAA to "enable greater use of tablets, e-readers, and other portable devices" during flights. Article

> DLNA, HomePlug, MoCA and Wi-Fi Alliance present at Connected Living during the 2013 International CES show. Release

> Brian Protiva, CEO of ADVA Optical Networking, will address network trends at the OFC/NFOEC 2013 trade show's plenary session. Release

> CenturyLink has won 2012 Metro Ethernet Forum Carrier Ethernet award for its work in the education segment. Release

Cable News
> SeaChange's CEO Raghu Rau told analysts on Wednesday that he expects five large cable MSOs to deploy its software on home video gateways to deliver programming to multiple TVs and IP connected devices. Article

> Net2TV, new startup founded by a group of former NBC, Netflix, MTV veterans, has already garnered programming agreements with both Discovery Communications and CBS. Article

Enterprise Communications News
> TransSwitch has signed two software licensing deals with network equipment suppliers for software enabling VoIP gateway functionality. Article

> Vmware and EMC plan to combine their big data and cloud application platforms under one virtual organization called the Pivotal Initiative. Article

Online Video News
> Frost and Sullivan says in a new study that online video will "take significant market share from [the] traditional broadcasting market" in 2013. Article

And finally … Forget Google Fiber, because Fiber to the Node (FTTN), when combined with new technologies such as VDSL2 and vectoring, is a sound alternative to FTTH, says Bill Snyder at InfoWorld. Article