Verizon names Aetna CEO Bertolini to board; Orange France sued for claims of unfair competition

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> Verizon Communications has elected Mark Bertolini, chairman and CEO of Aetna, to the Verizon board of directors. Release

> Army CIO Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell has set an ambitious IT modernization plan that will focus on cybersecurity and cloud computing for the service's more than 1.4 million network users. Article

> French enterprise resellers LCO and Agence Telecom have sued Orange France in the Paris Commercial Court for unfair competition. Article

Cable News
> Despite reporting bullish fiscal second quarter--during which revenues spiked 10 percent to $7.42 billion--21st Century Fox issued a bearish forecast to investors. Article

> While a number of his peers in the media analyst community have begun to express mild doubt about the regulatory fate of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, BTIG Research analyst Richard Greenfield came out Wednesday with the most damning note yet on the deal.  Article

Wireless News
> Sprint will use carrier aggregation technology to combine TD-LTE and FDD-LTE transmission across all of its spectrum bands. Sprint disclosed its carrier aggregation plans and its overall network progress as part of its fourth-quarter earnings report. Article

> Apple is going to rely on rival Samsung Electronics to produce the processor for its next iPhone models, according to a Re/code report, which would be a major coup for Samsung's semiconductor unit. Article

And finally… @F5Networks: "Latest network #security threats prompt one question: "Are we next?" Article