AT&T updates VoLTE rollout progress; HTC is reportedly planning a wearable - but not a smart watch

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> AT&T Mobility said it expanded its Voice over LTE service to parts of around a dozen states, and noted that, during November, its internal testing showed an "average of better than 99 percent in both accessibility and retainability overall." Release

> App Annie now supports Microsoft's Windows Phone. Article

> Google updated its Hangouts service with video filters and more. Article

> HTC is reportedly planning to release a wearable device for users' wrists in the first quarter of next year--but it's not a smart watch. Article

> New pictures have emerged of HTC's rumored upcoming tablet device. Article

> Canada's Telus is targeting the Internet of Things space. Article

> Regulators in India have found that Xiaomi is infringing on Ericsson patents and have ordered the Chinese smartphone maker to halt sales in the country. Article

> AT&T said it is adding Brocade, Ciena and Cisco to its Domain 2.0 Supplier Program. Release

> AT&T is replacing the Alltel brand with the AT&T brand in Georgia. Article

Online Video News

> According to unnamed sources, a majority of FCC commissioners have voted to approve the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking circulated a few weeks ago by Chairman Tom Wheeler. All three Democratic commissioners--Wheeler, Jessica Rosenworcel and Mignon Clyburn--have reportedly voted for the NPRM, while Republican commissioners have asked for more time to review it. Article

> Developing a new over-the-top, a la carte service is bound to create drama for HBO at some level. Some of that was revealed today as reports surfaced that the premium network will outsource its streaming to MLB Advanced Media--and news broke that HBO's chief technology officer, Otto Berkes, has resigned. Article

Telecom News

> TDS Telecom is serving up a new plate of 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) in Farragut and Halls, Tenn., and St. Marys, Ga., three of the  latest communities to get the service this year. Article

> CenturyLink has won a task order from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Cybersecurity and Communications to provide Intrusion Prevention Security Services, known as EINSTEIN 3 Accelerated (E³A) protections, to U.S. federal civilian agencies. Article

Cable News

> Responding to a class-action suit over its deployment of dual use Wi-Fi gateways to residential customers, Comcast said its home hotspots don't impede network performance or undermine security. Article

European Wireless News

> Ericsson said regular consumer research reveals that most smartphone owners believe a form of electronic telepathy (e-telepathy) will be a mainstream technology by 2020. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent has appointed Willem Hendrickx as president of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations with effect from Jan. 1, 2015, replacing Luis Martinez Amago who will be taking up a new position at the equipment manufacturer to be announced in due course. Article

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