Stan Hubbard joins the MEF; OSN to deploy Sonus' SBCs

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> Stan Hubbard, a veteran Carrier Ethernet analyst, has been named the Metro Ethernet Forum's new director of communications and research. Release

> One Source Networks (OSN) will be deploying Sonus Networks' SBC 5210 Session Border Controllers as part of its global network expansion across five new Points of Presence (PoPs) in North and South America, Asia and Europe. Release

Cable News
> CBS and Time Warner Cable have ended their month-long battle over retransmission fees, announcing CBS programming will return to Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks customers within 24 hours. Article

> Vodafone may be considering purchasing Liberty Global once it exits its 45 percent ownership of Verizon Wireless, according to Macquarie Equities analyst Amy Yong. Article

> The ever-growing number of connected mobile devices is quickly disrupting the traditional home entertainment environment, according to an Ericsson (Nasdaq: ERIC) Consumer Insight Summary report entitled "TV and Media." Article

Online Video News
> Aereo, the online streaming service that delivers local TV stations in some markets, will introduce an app for Android devices in September, the International Business Times reported. Article

Wireless News
> Verizon Communications and Vodafone reached an agreement in which Verizon will pay Vodafone $130 billion for its 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless. Article

> Research firm IDC slightly lowered its sales forecast for the tablet market for 2013, warning that the market will likely be slowed by the growth of so-called phablet smartphones. Article

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