Spirent introduces new distributed Ethernet probe; eircom selects GE's Smallworld Network Inventory system for broadband rollout

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> Spirent Communications has introduced a virtualized distributed Ethernet probe called the Spirent TestCenter Live Virtual Probe. Release

> eircom has selected GE's Smallworld Network Inventory system for its national broadband network in Ireland. Release

Cable News
> While several industry organizations are working on standards that would allow providers to manage Wi-Fi networks more like cellular networks, certified products for the standards won't roll out for another two years, CableLabs' Mark Poletti told attendees at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. Article

> Comcast has announced through its recently launched wholesale division a new product that allows for ad delivery in both linear and VOD television. Article

Online Video News
> Over-the-top video may have disrupted broadcaster and pay-TV operators' business models, but when it comes to original content, SVOD providers Netflix and Amazon are traveling a well-worn path. Article

Wireless News
> Apple may change the Beats Music streaming music service it acquired along with Beats Electronics in May for $3 billion, and may drop the Beats brand for the fledgling music service, according to a Re/code report. Article

> T-Mobile US is seeking to gain more 700 MHz A Block licenses from Frontier Communications and an individual spectrum holder, Thomas Kurian. Article

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