Telefonica to launch quad-play bundles in Spain; Cisco's De Beer says STBs will die in a decade

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@FierceTelecom RT Copper Ethernet.com @Telexplainer: Why it makes sense to choose copper or fiber Carrier Ethernet vs. traditional telecom services. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Alan Clark, director of industry initiatives for the OpenStack project, talks about progress it has made since launching the initiative in 2010. Article

> Telefonica gets permission from Spanish telecom regulator Comision del Mercado de las Telecomunicacinoes (CMT)  to launch two quad-play service packages under the 'Movistar Fusion' banner. Article

> Phoenix Audio Technologies, a developer of audio communications for VoIP, Web conferencing, distance learning and video conferencing applications, added four new distributors to its global network. Release

> Cisco's Senior Vice President, Video and Collaboration Group Marthin De Beer said that set top boxes will "die in a decade." Article

> Microsoft awards CDW-G as its U.S. federal channel partner of the year. Release

And finally… The big data trend will create a number of new job opportunities for IT and telecom professionals. Article

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