Sonus appoints Greenquist as CFO; African consumers tune into video on demand

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> Sonus Networks has named Mark T. Greenquist as chief financial officer, effective Nov. 1, 2013. Release

> African consumers are using video on demand (VoD) to access television content. Article

Cable News

> Comcast will soon let subscribers watch 35 live networks on Apple iOS and Google Android devices. Article

> Dish Network is beginning to supply passengers from Southwest Airlines with free iPad 2 loaners that they can use to watch TV programming during their flights. Article

Online Video News

> CBS is developing a 24-hour news network that will be distributed online to tablets, video game consoles, smartphones and streaming TV devices. Article

Wireless News

> Nokia Solutions and Networks' significant win in China Mobile's recent TD-LTE tender put a positive spin on the vendor's third-quarter results, as did an upbeat forecast of future growth. Article

> The FCC approved an order to implement a 700 MHz interoperability solution that will eventually give smaller carriers access to the same 700 MHz LTE devices AT&T now uses. Article

And finally … Resistance to cloud computing is caused by fear of change. Article

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