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> Avaya brings virtualization to unified communications platform. Article

> Do you need a VoIP phone for your business? Article

> Shift to mobile VoIP a concern for CSPs. Article

> Audiocodes: The Iron Dome of unified communications. Article

> LifeSize strengthens commitment to unified communications. Article

Telecom News

> As the WCIT-12 conference in Dubai moved into its final two days, the U.S. delegation announced it will not sign the revised international telecommunication regulations. Article

> Zayo Group is deepening its presence in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area by acquiring Litecast, a competitive fiber and Ethernet service provider, for $22 million. Article

Cable News

> Verizon has removed the "What's Hot" application from the menu of its FiOS TV service, which allowed subscribers to view a mosaic program guide that displayed the most popular programs that other viewers are currently watching in each market it serves. Article

> Comcast said it is expanding its fiber network in downtown Houston in order to pitch Ethernet and cloud services to more than 3,000 small and medium-sized businesses. Article

IPTV News

> Yale University is preparing to launch an on-campus IPTV service with about 30 channels of high definition programming provided by Comcast. The video will be available to students living on campus via computer screens. Article

Online Video News

> Netflix, which lives and dies by broadband speeds, is living it up with Google Fiber in Kansas City, where it says it got "actual" average user speeds of 2.55 Mbps in November. Article

And finally… Dumb machines are the biggest challenge for big data. Article