ZTE, BT win award for live FTTP XG-PON deployment; Brazil adopts new rules for municipal broadband

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> ZTE and BT jointly won a Fixed Network Infrastructure Innovation award for the first live FTTP XG-PON customer deployment at the GTB Innovation Awards 2013. Release

> Brazil's telecom regulator Anatel has developed a new set of rules which allow municipalities to deliver broadband services to residents and businesses without having to contract with a telco or internet service provider for access. Article

> Bell Aliant Regional Communications has agreed to sell, on an agency basis, an aggregate of $393 million of the principal amount of medium term notes due to mature on June 12, 2020. Release

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> The cable industry can no longer be separated from the Internet when it comes to content, said Charter CEO Tom Rutledge at The Cable Show opening session. Article

> Liberty Global became the world's largest cable operator on Friday after completing its $24 billion cash and stock acquisition of British cable provider Virgin Media. Article

> Home networking technology vendor Entropic has acquired mixed-signal semiconductor company Mobius Semiconductor for $13 million in cash. Article

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