UPN strikes fiber partnership with Omaha's KETV; BT to hire 900 security professionals

Wireline news from across the web:

> Juniper Networks' recent stock decline after cutting its first-quarter outlook offers investors hints of what to expect from the company's networking rival Cisco. TheStreet article

> Unite Private Networks (UPN) announced a partnership with Omaha news TV channel KETV. Release

> New proposed legislation requiring law enforcement to obtain a search warrant before asking technology companies to hand over old emails unanimously moved forward in the U.S. House of Representatives. Reuters article

> BT is looking to hire 900 people over the next 12 months to work in its security business. Release

> MEF, China Unicom, ON.Lab, and Huawei are collaborating on the methodology of implementing open source solutions to speed up the transformation of telco central offices and accelerate the industry transition to Third Network services. Capacity Magazine article

Cable News
> Guavus, a vendor of data analytics applications for the pay-TV industry, has become a Reference Design Kit (RDK) licensee. Article

> A California judge has recommended that the state's Public Utilities Commission approve Charter Communications' takeover bid of Time Warner Cable. Article

Installer News
> Wells Fargo Security analysts predict wireless carriers' near-term budgets will be allocated more toward distributed network systems (DNS) including small cells, DAS and Cloud-RAN, than traditional macro sites. Article

Online Video News
> Yahoo Screen may be defunct, but that isn't stopping OpenTV Inc., a subsidiary of European media company Kudelski Group, from citing it in a counter lawsuit alleging that Yahoo is infringing on 10 of its patents. Article

Wireless News
> A top Sprint executive said the carrier is taking a "wait and see" approach to 5G, noting that there are still technologies available to the carrier today to meet its users' rising demands for data. Article

> Verizon this week promised to invest $300 million over the next six years to lay 800 miles of FiOS cable in Boston, providing newfound competition for Comcast in a major market for fiber-to-the-home. Article

And finally … Datacenters have been growing rapidly and are expected to double with the Internet of Things. SP HomeRun post