Straight Path sues Vonage over patent infringement; BT Global wins 3-year deal with Kinross Gold

Wireline news across the web:

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> Straight Path Communications' subsidiary Straight Path IP Group (SPIPG) has filed a suit against Vonage, which it says is infringing its patents by selling and using certain VoIP products and services. Article (sub. req.)

> BT has signed a three-year deal with Kinross Gold Corporation, a Canadian-based gold mining company, to provide a communications network connecting sites in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Chile and Spain. Release

Cable News

> Charter Communications will launch Wi-Fi in 2014, initially targeting local businesses with wireless gateways that can transmit dual SSIDs, CEO Tom Rutledge said Tuesday during its Q3 2013 earnings call. Article

> DirecTV added 139,000 net video subscribers in the third quarter. That was a big improvement compared to Q3 2012, when it lost 52,000 customers. Article

Online Video News

> Cable operators are "coming out of the woodwork" to ask Roku for help figuring out how to incorporate online video apps into their own traditional service offerings, said Steve Shannon, general manager of content and services for Roku. Article

Wireless News

> T-Mobile US rolled to another strong quarter of subscriber growth, making good on executives' promises that the carrier would continue the momentum generated by its new no-contract plans, handset upgrade program and aggressive new style. Article

> BlackBerry is turning to former Sybase CEO John Chen to turn around its struggling business as its interim CEO, and will be banking on his history as a turnaround specialist. Article

And finally … New FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler expresses support for competition in the telecom market. Post


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