Suddenlink deploys 1 Gig service in three new markets; Hutchison Whampoa-Telefonica UK deal faces EU probe

Wireline news from across the web: 

> SK Telecom will acquire a 30 percent stake in Korean multiservice operator CJ HelloVision from CJ O Shopping. Advanced Television article

> Hutchison Whampoa's planned acquisition of Telefonica UK is facing an antitrust investigation from the European Union. CED Magazine article

> CenturyLink is partnering with Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders in support of the CenturyLink Mile High United Way toy drive and holiday party. Release

> The Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of North Carolina's Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) will co-direct a new, national effort to develop a Big Data Regional Innovation Hub serving 16 Southern states and the District of Columbia. Release

> Suddenlink Communications has deployed its residential 1 Gbps serivce in three additional markets. Multichannel News article

Cable News
> While it has committed $300 million to improving its customer service reputation, it seems Comcast still has a ways to go before it can afford to take public shots at other service providers. Article

> As it attempts to obtain regulatory approval for its pending purchases of Cablevision and Suddenlink Communications in the United States, analysts are concerned that Altice's cost-cutting plans for the two companies may be too aggressive. Article

Installer News
> Westell Technologies posted improved revenue and narrowed its loss in the third quarter as it saw improvement from its in-building wireless segment and outdoor communications solutions. Article

Wireless News
> Huawei hired a former Apple creative director as the head of its user experience design team, a signal that the company is becoming more serious about its smartphone ambitions. Article

> T-Mobile US launched a new personal small cell that offers LTE coverage, building on a move it made last year to provide a personal "CellSpot" that would enable customers to make Wi-Fi calls indoors where they had poor coverage. Article

And finally … The Internet has come a long way from its early days as a tool for researchers to the way we see it today. Power Admin article