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Telecom News

> China Telecom on Thursday revealed plans to expand its global business unit, a move it says will drive CNY 10 billion ($1.6 billion) in sales this year. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent on Friday named Federico Guillén as the new president of the wireline division, taking over the role from Dave Geary, who will become president of the vendor's wireless division. Article

Cable News

> Goldman Sachs downgraded Cablevision stock to a sell rating on Thursday, predicting the MSO's capital spending and stiff competition from Verizon's FiOS TV will cause its stock to drop by about 20 percent to $11 in the next year. Article

> Dish Network filed a trademark application on Nov. 8 for the brand Hopper Transfers, which the satellite TV provider said could be used for delivering video and audio mobile phones, tablets, PCs and other devices. Article

IPTV News

> Despite the growth of IPTV services worldwide and the consensus that things are going to get even better for that business, UTStarcom is happy with its decision to divest its IPTV business and is ready to move on as a broadband equipment player, company executives said during third quarter earnings. Article

> North American business is being credited with helping U.K.-based Pace Plc generate revenues "in line with management expectations and ahead of last year," the company said in an interim management statement. Article

Online Video News

> Call it a harbinger, bellwether, serendipitous or just an interesting business move, but The Chernin Group's (TCG) decision to invest $10 million into U.K.-based online media company Base79 is for sure an eyebrow-raising move. Article

> Tablet owners are taking advantage of their devices to watch an increasing amount of video, according to third quarter data collected by Ooyala's video analytics platform released Thursday. Article

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