NEWS IN BRIEF: Internode, TIME, Rogers Comm., MS, Telus

Viaccess, a France Telecom company that specialises in conditional access, is to provide security software and services for Ericsson's IMS-based IPTV solutions.
Viaccess claims that TV technology providers have begun to integrate their consumer devices, content protection solutions, video servers and applications software with the new Ericsson IPTV solution. Through its agreement, the company hopes to be able to reach more telcos through Ericsson.

Australian ISP Internode has appointed its first chief information officer (CIO) - former head of Operations at Cable & Wireless Mike Damms.

TIME dotCom intends to sell its payphone subsidiary TIME Reach to fellow Malaysian operator Paycomm for 8.3 million ringgit ($2.28 million), Malaysia's Business Times reports. The deal will be complete by March 2009.

Rogers Communications founder Ted Rogers Jr has died of a heart attack at the age of 75. The Canadian-born mogul foundered Rogers Communications nearly 50 years ago, and had a personal net worth of around $6.1 million.

Microsoft is pulling the plug on its Connected Service Framework (CSF) product, despite the system having been deployed by 30 service providers worldwide, FierceTelecom reports.

Telus Mobility subsidiary Telus International intends to expand into India, launching a semi-independent subsidiary there, according to the Economic Times.