Telco Systems releases two new NFV apps; Baltimore group calls for a community-based fiber broadband network

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> Telco Systems released its first two TelcoApps, vFirewall and vRouter, enabling service providers to take advantage of network functions virtualization (NFV) throughout their telecom networks. Release

> A community group has attracted 900 people and nearly $17,000 in donations to lobby the city of Baltimore to build its own fiber-based broadband network. Article

> David Thodey, CEO of Telstra, has reportedly said he expects the renegotiation of a $9.94 billion deal under which it will take part in the National Broadband Network (NBN) project to continue until 2015. Article

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> Millennial-aged TV viewers time-shift about 46 percent of the programming they watch, according to a new report released by comScore. Article

> Comcast is leading a team of Chinese investors who will collectively spend about $3.3 billion to build a new Universal theme park in Beijing. Article

Online Video News
> It has become a standard feature on many websites: online video ads that immediately start playing, some with sound, others silent, as soon as a user lands on a page. Article

Wireless News
> Just how seriously Apple takes secrecy might now no longer be a secret. According to court filings made by Apple partner GT Advanced Technologies, which has filed for bankruptcy protection, Apple penalizes suppliers $50 million for each unauthorized leak of product information. Article

> Verizon Wireless is still in love with "Droid." The carrier sent out invitations for a media event Oct. 28, where it is expected to launch a new Droid-branded Android smartphone from Motorola Mobility, rumored to be called the Droid Turbo. Article

And finally… @Dawn Bushaus: Agile fulfillment using SDN: It's all in the integration. Article