Tellabs names Dennis Strigl and Mikel Williams to board; Speek received $1.2M in seed stage funding

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> Tellabs named telecom industry veterans Dennis Strigl and Mikel Williams to its board of directors. Release

> Speek, an emerging VoIP service company that claims to improve the conference call experience, received $1.2 million in seed stage funding. Article

> India's telephony base, according to the Telecom Regularity Authority of India (Trai), slipped 2.5 percent in October to 935.1 million. Article

Cable News

> FreedomPop, a wireless broadband startup formed by Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom, is now offering its customers the option to purchase $89 modems and use Clearwire's 4G wireless network to surf the web for free. Article

> An ex-Comcast supervisor was sentenced to seven years of probation after admitting to selling nearly $75,000 of the MSO's tools and equipment on eBay. Article

Enterprise Communications News

> Juniper Research forecasts that there will be 1 billion mobile VoIP users by the year 2017. Article

> Recent outages of Google's most popular online services--including Gmail, Google Drive and Google Chrome--could have a major impact on enterprise productivity. Article


> Yale University is going to deliver an on-campus IPTV service with about 30 HD programs provided by cable MSO Comcast. Article

Online Video News

> Over-the-top (OTT) video, according to the most recent Television Intelligence Report from IHS Screen Digest, is contributing to the ongoing decline in cable's video subscriber base. Article

And finally… Papua, Indonesia's easternmost province, will be able to get broadband services beginning next year. Article