Verizon outlines NFV, SDN progress; Carnegie Mellon, Microsoft tackle problems with fuel cell-powered data centers

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Verizon outlines #SDN, #NFV deployment progress, plans. RCR Wireless News article

> Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft Research look at how to overcome issues with fuel cell-powered data centers. Data Center Knowledge article

> George Fischer, senior vice president of global sales at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, has named Janet Schijns vice president of global channels. Release

> An Aeris report reveals that 32 percent of more than 150 health care professionals surveyed have begun using telemedicine in their organizations, while 17 percent will soon deploy the technology. Only 5 percent consider it to be not immediately important. eWeek article

> The system, part of Cisco's Evolved Programmable Network, can reduce power and space requirements by up to 90%, according to Cisco. Light Reading article

Cable News 
> Comcast announced a full roster of VP-level promotions covering corporate strategy, global risk management, corporate communications, legal regulatory affairs and corporate affairs departments. Article

> Alticast said it is providing middleware and UI components to Canadian cable operator Videotron, as it rolls out the country's first 4K pay-TV set-top. Article

Installer News
> Residential installers are facing a "spectrum crunch," with IoT and video technologies like 4K driving a 100-fold increase in wireless bandwidth needs for many domiciles over the last 10 years. Article

Online Video News
> Verizon and ESPN are pulling their Xbox 360 TV Everywhere apps from the device, and Verizon is targeting other devices as well for app removal. Article

Wireless News
> Verizon is touting its network in a new series of TV ads featuring comedian Ricky Gervais -- and Sprint is fighting back. Article

> According to a number of media reports, Israeli company Cellebrite is the unnamed "outside party" that is working with the FBI to unlock an iPhone 5c belonging to one of the killers involved in December's mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. Article

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