Mitel buys Mavenir for $560M; former Comcast, AT&T exec Fields joins Charter

More cable news from around the Internet:

> Mitel Networks Corp. has agreed to buy telecommunications vendor Mavenir Systems for approximately $560 million in cash and stock. Story

> As part of its ongoing review of the proposed Comcast-TWC merger, the FCC has asked major media companies to describe any limits the cable companies have placed on online distribution of programming as part of carriage agreements. Story

> Former Comcast and AT&T engineering executive Charlotte Field has joined Charter Communications as senior VP of application platform operations. Story

> Independent golf/lifestyle channel Back9Network has been removed from the DirecTV lineup. Story

> A rights dispute has kept certain NASCAR and Big East basketball events off of AT&T U-verse. Story

And finally … Windstream CEO Tony Thomas said the operator is ready to deliver 1 Gbps broadband service in a number of markets. Story

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