Netia to use ARRIS gear; AT&T to launch Digital Life in 7 new markets

Quick news from across the Web.

> Polish fixed-line operator Netia will use ARRIS gear to enable the TV services of its newly-acquired cable networks. Release

> Cablevision Argentina will deploy Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform to upgrade its broadband backbone across Argentina. Release

> AT&T will launch its Digital Life home automation and security product in seven new markets Oct. 25. Release

> Pay-TV provider Mediacom will use Metaswitch Networks' Perimeta Session Border Controller in its business voice network. Release

Telecom Industry News

> USTelecom has named CenturyLink's Steve Davis as its new chairman for a two-year  term. Article

> The town of Raynham, Mass., signed a franchise agreement with Verizon for its  FiOS service. Article

> The demand from service providers and enterprises for 100G network ports will drive up 100G port revenue beyond the $6 billion mark by 2017, according to a new Infonetics report. Article

 Wireless Industry News

> Nokia unveiled its Lumia 1520 phablet device and its first tablet, the Lumia 2520, which runs Microsoft's Windows RT operating system, at an event in Abu Dhabi. Article

> Sprint MVNO FreedomPop sold its initial batch of FreedomPop-branded Android smartphones within a day and a half of availability, which CEO Stephen Stokols said was "far better than expected demand." Article

And finally… P. Diddy (aka Sean Combs) admits that his biggest marketing goof was his many name changes. Article