Verizon software tells CSRs what customers are watching; Comcast Business tags entrepreneur program winners

More telecom news from about the Web.

>Verizon FiOS CSRs are getting insight into customer TV viewing and Internet data consumption thanks to software developed to track viewer habits. Article

>Comcast Business named six U.S. businesses--three entrepreneurs and three startups as grand prize winners in its "Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs" program. Article

>Ikanos introduced a software platform designed to help telecom carriers and CE manufactures deploy smart home devices and home automation applications. Release

>The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case filed by retirees who claimed they and other Verizon employees were involuntarily switched from Verizon's pension fund to a spinoff company. Article

>Andorra Telecom has deployed NetCracker's end-to-end technology as part of a BSS/OSS transformation. Release

>Bosnia's BH Telecom is introducing private cloud service so its customers can use virtual machines created on the operator's infrastructure. Article

Cable News

>Just one day after Consumer Reports found declining consumer satisfaction among American consumers using pay-TV services, the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) released a report nearly mirroring the unhappy findings. Article

Wireless News

>Apple stores are going to change how they sell iPhones to AT&T Mobility customers, according to a 9to5 Mac report. According to the report, which cited unnamed sources, AT&T customers will only be able to buy iPhones through Apple's online and physical stores using AT&T's Next equipment installment plan option. Article

And finally … Estonian fixed operator Eesti Telekom will modify telephone call rates so that a single rate will be applied for on-net calls and for calls to other Estonian fixed networks. Article

Suggested Articles

Frontier Communications is looking to rebound from a disappointing second quarter last month by offering a new managed cloud IT service.

Tyson, Virginia-based GiGstreem raised $10 million in a Series B funding round that was led by RET Ventures with participation from LNC Partners.

Comcast sent its Senior VP of Next Generation Access Networks Elad Nafshi to the ONF conference today to announce its big step on virtualization of the cable…