HPE appoints new CEO, reports beter-than-expected profit for Q4

(Telecompaper) Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) president Antonio Neri will become the company’s CEO from 1 February, succeeding Meg Whitman, who will remain on the HPE board of directors. Whitman was appointed CEO of HP in September 2011. Since then, she has executed a five-year turnaround strategy, including the separation from HP Inc, the company’s PC business. She also led the subsequent spin off and mergers of HPE’s Enterprise Services and Software businesses, as well as strategic acquisitions including Aruba, SGI, SimpliVity and Nimble Storage. …read more

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FCC chairman confirms net neutrality vote planned for December

(Telecompaper) The FCC has confirmed it will vote in December on a proposal from chairman Ajit Pai to reform the net neutrality rules in the US. Pai said that under the new rules, ISPs would only need to be transparent about their practices for managing internet connections, and it would be up to the Federal Trade Commission to enforce consumer protection and competition rules. …read more

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European parliament stops short of allowing EU-wide online TV market

(Telecompaper) The European Parliament has decided against opening up the TV rights market in EU and making it easier for broadcasters to offer their programming anywhere in the 28 member states. Under the legislation approved by the Legal Affairs committee, only news and public affairs from their home country could be delivered online anywhere in the EU, and not the full range of TV programmes. …read more

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DoJ opposes AT&T takeover of Time Warner

(Telecompaper) The US Department of Justice has come out against AT&T’s proposed takeover of Time Warner, saying the deal threatens competition. The DoJ is concerned that AT&T would increase prices for other TV providers to gain access to Time Warner’s channels and programming or restrict access to the content in order to hinder newcomers in the pay-TV market. …read more

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