Worldwide network security threats on the rise; Savvis launches virtual data center

Wireline news from across the web:

> New data from Alcatel-Lucent shows that security threats to fixed and mobile broadband networks are going up concurrently with global consumer usage. Press release

> CenturyLink said its Savvis Cloud Data Center, a virtual data center service is now globally available to offer businesses a simplified platform for complex hybrid cloud solutions. Press release

> Swiss police are investigating the apparent suicide of Swisscom Chief Executive Carsten Schloter who was found dead at his home in Freiburge, Switzerland. Story

> CenturyLink donated a Mitel 3000 communications system to Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers to assist the nonprofit organization. Story

> Italy's telecom regulators have given Telecom Italia permission to spin off its fixed line business. Story

> Pyramid Research has predicted that the proliferation of data service-enabled feature phones and smartphones, data services, both mobile data and fixed broadband will combine with Vietnam's relatively young demographics to drive the country's over the next four years. Press release

Cable News

> Comcast has signed Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts to a one-year contract extension, the MSO disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Wednesday. Article


> Americans who want competitive video services are getting their wish--for the most part--according to the FCC's 15th Report to Congress on the status of video programming competition. Article

And finally … Angolan service provide TVCABO is deploying a range of Metaswitch solutions to run its integrated voice service offering for residential and business customers secure. Press release