TDS to announce Q4 earnings Feb. 26; Ciena says 2013 will be 'year of the network'

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> Telephone and Data Systems will announce its Q4 earnings results during a webcast on Feb. 26 at 10:30 a.m. ET. Release

> AT&T is extending its WiFi service coverage for its customers into 16,000 UK hotspots through an agreement with BSkyB's The Cloud. Article

Cable News

> Comcast is enhancing its presence in the online education market by making an investment in Quad Learning, an online education startup. Article

> Cablevision is reportedly laying off six employees as its combines its high school sports network MSG Varsity and Optimum Local divisions. Article


> YOU On Demand, a pay-per-view and video-on-demand provider, will now offer IPTV services in China via a distribution agreement with Tianjin IPTV. Article

> Russian service provider VimpelCom is employing Motorola's VAP2400 HD wireless video bridge device to help its Beeline TV service customers distribute video services over their home networks. Article

Online Video News

> Google is in the process of building standalone retail stores in major U.S. metro areas that could be opened in time for the holidays this year. Article

> A U.S. District judge dismissed a shareholder suit against Netflix, saying the online video provider's stock slump was not caused by an effort of its management to mislead investors. Article

And finally… Ciena lists seven reasons why 2013 will be "the year of the network." Article