Unite Private Networks opens office in Clive, Iowa; HomeGrid Forum to host plugfest in Taipei, Taiwan

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> Unite Private Networks has recently relocated to a new office location in Clive, Iowa. Release

> The Latin American chapter of the FTTH Council Americas has appointed Nelson Saito as president. Saito replaces Gilberto Guitarte. Article

> HomeGrid Forum will hold a plugfest and information session in Taipei, Taiwan on May 14 at Allion Labs. Release

Cable News
> Comcast says its Xfinity TV app will be available for the Apple Watch when the device launches at retail on Friday, April 24. Article

> As executives from Comcast and Time Warner Cable prepare to meet with U.S. Justice Department officials Wednesday, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said he now has "new hope" that the feds will reject the deal. Article

Online Video News
> By 2019, a mere four years from now, subscription revenue from OTT providers like Amazon and Netflix will reach $31.6 billion, four times as much as it did in 2014, when revenues worldwide for SVOD providers totaled $8 billion. Article

Wireless News
> Will Comcast, Cablevision, Google and other companies take a "Wi-Fi first" approach to compete with traditional wireless carriers on a large scale across the U.S.? Probably not, according to BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk. Article

> Qualcomm will go with Samsung Electronics as its partner to manufacture its next-generation Snapdragon 820 chipset, according to a Re/code report, potentially dealing another blow to silicon fabricator Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Article

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