University of Texas extends telemedicine to Antarctica; TWC phone outage disrupts 800,000 customers

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> Doctors at the University of Texas Medical Branch extend telemedicine to hospitals and doctors in Antarctica. Article

> AT&T U-verse makes its "WATCH" Disney-branded video content to its subscribers at the home or on their mobile device. Release

> Magyar Telekom has completed the merger of its ICT businesses into one unit. Article

Cable News

> Charter is converting its cable systems in Wisconsin to an all-digital platform to increase its HDTV channel capacity and offer new services such as a cloud -based interactive program guide. Article

> Time Warner Cable said an outage that left 800,000 of its digital telephone subscribers without service Sunday was a "technical issue." Article

IPTV News

> Cloud-based TV services, according to a report developed by the Multimedia Research Group, will grow from $120 million in 2013 to more than $750 million by 2017. Article

Online Video News

> An Arris executive says that a majority of the 63.4 percent of people who are using broadband for video comes from power users. Article

And finally … A group of scientists at Wales-based Bangor University are developing an Optical Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OOFDM) technology to potentially deliver 20 Gbps to the home and business. Article

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