Vivo's FTTH network passes 1.5M homes in Brazil; 8X8 awarded content center technologies patent

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> Telefonica's Brazil unit Vivo has passed 1.5 million homes with its fiber to the home (FTTH) network, up from 800,000 at the beginning of this year. Article

> 8x8 has been awarded a new patent related to its contact center technologies entitled "Methods and Systems for Multilayer Provisioning of Networked Contact Centers." Release

Cable News

> Atlantic Broadband has named former NBCUniversal executive Heather McCallion VP of programming. Article

> New entertainment network FXX will count 72 million subscribers when it debuts on Sept. 2, Fox Networks. Article


> South Korean IPTV provider KT has launched an HTML-based IPTV service that makes its content available both on traditional set-top boxes and other consumer devices ranging from PCs to smartphones and tablets. Article

Online Video News

> Netflix will be the exclusive distributor of The Weinstein Company movies during their pay-TV window beginning in 2016. Article

Wireless News

> ZTE's Firefox-based Open smartphone has sold out to U.S. and U.K. consumers via eBay, but the sales volumes were relatively paltry and the platform faces challenges in gaining traction. Article

> Intel will begin shipping its first multimode LTE modem chipset later this month, but the silicon giant has a long way to go to catch up with competitors such as Qualcomm. Article

And finally … Portugal Telecom is finding that bundles give it three benefits: more revenue per customer, revenue growth and lower churn. Post