UK's TalkTalk, 3 Mobile get the highest customer service complaints; Tom Rutledge named CEO of Charter Communications

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> UK's telecom regulator reveals that the majority of complaints it got this year were about the service that TalkTalk and 3 Mobile provide. Article

> Global Capacity names 25-year telecom industry veteran John Powell as its new Executive Vice President of Sales. Release

> Carousel Industries, a data networking and converged communications provider, has deployed Avaya's UC solution for national contact center project for industrial parts supplier Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp. Release

> Ecuador-based utility Eléctrica de Guayaquil has completed the installation what it says is Latin America's first meter-to-cash smart metering system with Itron's wireless-based meter data management (MDM) system. Release

> Only four days after he resigned from his post as COO of Cablevision, Tom Rutledge has been appointed Charter Communications' new president and CEO. Article

And finally ... New DSL acceleration technologies like vectoring and bonding, while offering a promising way to get more out of existing copper, aren't without their issues. Article

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