UK-based iHub selects GENBAND for its UCaaS service expansion; Canadian software vendor Cirba says SDN is a long way off

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> Spire, a satellite-powered data company that's changing its name from Nanosatisfi, has raised $25 million in Series A funding. Release

> iHub, a UK-based business hosted communications provider, has selected GENBAND's NUViA cloud service for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) coverage capabilities across its current and future service footprint. Release

> The Cloudethernet Forum says a network test bed being constructed just south of San Francisco will help carriers and vendors develop standards for better cloud services. Article

Cable News
> With programming costs accelerating upward, a number of smaller cable operators are thinking about what was, just a few years ago, the unthinkable--ditching video services. Article

> Signaling its renewed focus on targeted TV advertising, AT&T's advanced advertising unit, AdWorks, announced an upgrade to its TV Blueprint ad network that will allow brands to target audiences based on key mobile device information. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless has reduced the number of people it plans to cover with its own LTE network thanks to its recently announced network agreement with Sprint, which includes reciprocal LTE roaming. Article

> Neustar, the telecommunications data service provider, is strongly protesting a recommendation that Ericsson's Telcordia unit be named as the winner of a major telephone-numbers management contract. Article

And finally… Cirba, a Canadian software defined data center vendor, says SDN is a long way off. Article