TNCI acquires Impact Telecom; Orange Fab unveils seven new startups

Wireline news from across the Web:

> TNCI will acquire Impact Telecom, a provider of voice and messaging services to businesses, consumers and carriers for an undisclosed amount. Release

> Orange Fab, the US startup accelerator for European telecommunication carrier Orange, today unveiled seven new startups as part of its fifth season. Release

> The UK government plans to introduce a broadband universal service obligation (USO), giving everyone a legal right to request a 10 Mbps connection by the end of the current Parliament. Telecompaper article

> CommScope reported sales of $973 million and a net loss of $81 million, or 42 cents per share, for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2015. Release 

> Australia's NBN has reported "strong customer and revenue growth' in the third quarter of 2015 and is piloting a new HFC product. TeleGeography article

Cable News 
> As Comcast continues to face criticism over its usage cap tests, the MSO said none of the policies are new or secret. In fact, a company representative told FierceCable that Comcast outlined its usage-based pricing philosophy back in 2010 in a white paper that is still accessible today. Article

> Liberty Global posted 2.2 percent revenue growth to $4.6 billion for the third quarter, beating analysts' forecasts of $4.47 billion, with John Malone's international cable operator reporting a rebound in subscriber growth. Article

Wireless News 
> Sprint is hoping to gain market share as the holiday shopping season approaches via a new promotion that gives new and existing customers Amazon Prime memberships if they purchase certain Samsung Electronics smartphones. Article

> Tucows CEO Elliot Noss said that the company's Ting Mobile MVNO added fewer net new customers in the third quarter than it did a year ago but that the period represented Ting's best ever in terms of gross additions. Article

And finally … Ofcom warned consumers that various electrical appliances like lamps can interfere with router signals and slow down their Internet connections. betanews article

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