Windstream settles with Oklahoma over bribery allegations; René Obermann steps down as Deutsche Telekom CEO

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> Windstream Communications has settled charges with the state of Oklahoma over allegations that it bribed a school superintendent to keep a business deal in place. Article

> René Obermann, CEO of Deutsche Telekom, will step down from his post at the end of this year. Release

Enterprise Communications News

> One-third of 300 enterprises surveyed by Webtorials have deployed SIP trunking, with an average cost savings of 33 percent. Article

> Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), according to Gartner, finally emerged in the cloud-based UC market in 2012. Article

IPTV News

> IPTV service providers have begun the process of finding a way to make Over-the-Top (OTT) video a part of their pay TV lineup. Article

> AT&T may be the largest IPTV player, but a number of smaller independent rural telcos such as TDS, Kansas' Tri-County Telephone Association and South Carolina's Palmetto Rural Telephone Cooperative drove their IPTV initiatives throughout 2012. Article

And finally... A Washington, D.C.-area consumer sued Comcast over an error that resulted in him being billed $26,000. Article

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