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February 6, 2013
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  • Frontier rolls out wholesale Ethernet services
    Frontier Communications has introduced the first of its wholesale Carrier Ethernet services, an Ethernet virtual private line that it calls EVPL Silver. The EVPL Gold and EVPL Platinum services will come out in the second and third quarters, respectively. (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Disney CEO: Our deal with Netflix is for movies only
    Netflix has won the rights to stream movies from Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar and Touchstone beginning in 2016, but Disney Channel programming will continue to be provided to multichannel operators, Disney CEO Bob Iger says. "We thought long and hard about it, talked about it at length, and believed in the end that this is a movie play, and there are limitations in terms of when the movies are available and how many there are," Iger says. Home Media Magazine (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Katzenberg: Hollywood will charge less for small-screen content
    Content providers will charge consumers for content based on the size of their devices, especially in emerging markets, says Jeffrey Katzenberg, head of the DreamWorks Animation SKG. He said the product is worth less to people watching on a mobile device than in a theater. "People will pay by the square inch. If a cellphone version is 75 cents, you'll get 350 million people in India to pay that," he told a digital media conference on Tuesday. Katzenberg said such a plan would drive consumer adoption of mobile video services overseas. Bloomberg (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Powerline broadband firms face off over competing standards
    Supporters of two rival power-networking technologies are vying for market share. HomeGrid, which is based on the International Telecommunication Union-approved standard, and HomePlug, which relies on the AV2 specification, agree that it will ultimately be up to service providers and local regulators, not standards bodies, to determine which side advances in the market. The Register (U.K.) (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Enterprises bullish on UC but lack adequate support, report finds
    Technology executives are eager to embrace unified communications, but the vast majority of them have yet to determine exactly how their companies will benefit, a survey has found. Research firm MDS predicts that the UC industry will experience strong growth, generating $7.7 billion in revenue by 2015, but says that operators need to improve customer engagement efforts. Channel Partners (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Skype cuts carriers in on mobile VoIP service
    Skype has begun a program in Russia that it plans to extend to the U.S. and Canada under which wireless carriers will bill subscribers for their VoIP service and receive a cut from each transaction. The VoIP provider will bring the service to North America this month, according to Mach, Skype's mobile-billing gateway vendor. Mach said it has an arrangement in the U.S. with Payvia, which has relationships with domestic carriers. GigaOm (2/5), Engadget (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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