Cox extends biz voice to mobile; Comcast deploys 700 hot spots around Detroit

More cable news from across the web:

> Comcast launches cloud DVR service in Indianapolis. WBIW-TV story

> NBC Sports has launched Playmaker Media, which provides end-to-end solutions for on-demand streaming and counts the International Olympic Committee as its first client. Geekwire story

> Cox Business is enabling voice, instant messaging and other features on smartphones, tablets and desktop computers. Multichannel News story

> SCTE has announced its Fiber To The x (FTTx) Boot Camp. CED Magazine story

> After ousting Viacom chief executive Philippe Dauman and board director George Abrams from a family trust that will control 80 of his media empire when he dies, Sumner Redstone replaced them with National Amusements general counsel Tad Jankowski and former TV executive Jill Krutick. Multichannel News story

Telecom News

> Verizon isn't seeing its largest enterprise business customers making major investments in new technology transitions or platforms, despite the stability of the segment. Article

> Verizon is taking a page out of the Google Fiber playbook, taking pre-orders for FiOS broadband service ahead of its launch in Boston. Article

Wireless News

> T&T's Ralph de la Vega said he is not concerned about the decline in the number of the carrier's postpaid phone customers because of the growth of AT&T's Cricket prepaid wireless business. And he said that AT&T has a significant cross-selling opportunity following its acquisition of pay-TV company DirecTV. Article

> Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said that the carrier's 5G tests in its Basking Ridge, New Jersey, headquarters have shown speeds of up to 1.8 Gbps, and he hinted that the range of that service could reach up to 1,000 meters. And McAdam said that a fixed deployment of 5G technology could be profitable enough to provide the carrier a complete return on its investment in the technology, irrespective of a mobile 5G service. Article

And finally… Comcast has deployed around 700 Wi-Fi hot spots around the Detroit area. Detroit Free Press story

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