Wave Broadband gets into VoIP services; South Korea has the best Internet speeds, says survey

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Padtec S/A has tapped Manuel Andrade to be CEO of Padtec Group, succeeding André Piccinin Gualda, who was previously the interim CEO. Release

> Alcatel-Lucent's NFV head Gorti says operations is key R&D focus. Light Reading article

> CentralColo has named Colocation America as an anchor tenant in its Keifer Road Data Center. Release

> Wave Broadband is getting into the VoIP business and will be going head-to-head against existing providers. FierceEnterpriseCommunications article

> South Korea took over the top spot as the country with the fastest Internet in the world from Denmark, which dropped back to second place. techradar article

Cable News
> Cablevision's trial of its addressable advertising system with several large ad agencies has resulted in a long-term deal with GroupM's MODI Media. Article

> No. 1 pay-TV cable CPE maker Arris said its merger with No. 2 UK rival Pace has cleared the Department of Justice, with nary a condition. Article

Installer News
> The FCC recently granted a joint petition made by members of the cable and telecom industry that would harmonize the attachment rate cost model for pole attachments, which would be at or near the cable rate formula level, providing a level of certainty for service providers. Article

Online Video News
> Yahoo's board may end up taking the advice of an activist investor, and keep its stake in Alibaba -- while selling off the core Internet search and display advertising business that built the company. Article

Wireless News
> The Japanese telecom and digital media giant SoftBank is considered a prime candidate as a buyer for Yahoo's core Internet business, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Article

> Wireless services will drive revenue growth in the U.S. telecommunications industry even as wireless margins languish, according to a new forecast from Moody's Investor Service. Article

And finally … This is what happens in a world ruled by broadband monopolies. Gizmodo article

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