News In Brief: Telecom Italia, Cisco, Comtrend, Utilita

Telecom Italia is suing Italian media outlet TG1 for defamation, following a report into the telco’s new board structure.
 
Cisco has agreed to pay its first dividend to shareholders, with the board approving a payment of $6 cents (€4 cents) per common share.
 
Networking products provider Comtrend is offering carriers a media sharing package allowing subscribers to access content on different devices in the home, using software from ACCESS.
 
Customers of utility firm Utilita can now pay bills by SMS, after the firm extended a three year deal with speech recognition outfit Eckoh to cover mobile payments.

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