Comcast Wholesale adds international IP voice termination; Cox ends Baton Rouge blackout

More cable news from across the Web:

> Comcast Wholesale has added international IP voice termination services. Press release

> Cox Communications has reached a retransmission agreement with broadcaster White Knight, restoring an NBC affiliate in Baton Rouge, La. to the MSO's service. The Advocate story

> Jim Simpson, an anchor for ESPN during its formative years, has died at the age of 88. Multichannel News story

> Virgin Media said it is adding music video streaming service Vevo to its TiVo-based UI platform. Multichannel News story

> In its ongoing reporting on Time Warner Inc.'s possible sale, the New York Post has identified Apple as a potential suitor. New York Post story

> Wells Fargo's Marci Ryvicker calls the rumors of Time Warner Inc.'s pending sale "poppycock." Broadcasting & Cable story

> A Washington state official wants to fine CenturyLink $11.5 million for an outrage that interrupted 911 services for six hours in April 2014. CED Magazine story

Telecom News

> WOW! Business has inked a new channel partnership agreement with telecom master agent X4 Solutions, furthering the reach of its products in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast U.S. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Two members of the FCC – Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Michael O'Rielly – made the case this week that the 5.9 GHz spectrum has enough room for both super-fast Wi-Fi and smarter vehicular technology. Article

> The new CTO at mobile network capacity and resource management software provider Vasona Networks is Rui Frazao, who previously was director of network engineering for Vodafone. While at Vodafone, his responsibilities included overseeing network engineering efforts in central Europe, including Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Article

Wireless News

> Best Buy said flagging mobile sales were primarily to blame for a year-over-year drop in its holiday revenues, yet another indicator that the smartphone market is plateauing in the U.S. and other regions. Article

And finally… A combination of bad weather and a construction accident could result in AT&T U-verse TV, Internet and phone customers being blacked out for more than two weeks in Pompano Beach, Fla. RCR Wireless story

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