HP, Intel ink IoT deal; HTC banned in Germany

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Pandora plans to discontinue Rdio on Dec. 22. AppAdvice article

> HP and Intel announced a partnership on the Internet of Things. Connected World article

> T-Mobile US' GoSmart brand is offering a loyalty discount. Prepaid Phone News article

> PCIA's former CEO, Jay Kitchen, has died. Inside Towers article

> HTC's sales in Germany may be banned. WSJ article

> Comments from a top Xiaomi executive may indicate the company's growth may be slowing. Mobile World Live article

Telecom News

> CenturyLink said in a letter to the FCC that claims by the ACA and XO Communications -- that ILECs have an advantage over CLECs when it comes to deploying fiber in greenfield deployments -- is counterintuitive and that any advantage that ILECs had in the past has evaporated thanks to recent inroads by CLECs and cable companies. Article

> TDS Telecom is offering consumers a new option to back up their data with TDS Backup Online service, enabling it to derive new add-on service revenues from its growing broadband customer base. Article

Online Video News

> AOL, which has redoubled its online video strategies alongside the launch of its multiscreen automated ad-buying platform ONE, is more tightly integrating with online video provider Dailymotion in an expansion of the relationship the companies have had since 2012. Article

Installer News

> Southern Light is building a new fiber network extension in its Southeast market to accommodate a fiber-to-the-tower (FTTT) macro tower contract with a large unnamed wireless operator. Article

> Test equipment maker Anite has teamed with Huawei to have access to the company's OSS interfaces, enabling Anite's Nemo product line to accurately integrate with the equipment maker's OSS infrastructure gear. Article

European Wireless News

> The number of voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) deployments has reached 40 worldwide, as mobile operators continue to focus on improving the quality of voice services by offering high-definition (HD) voice on 2G/3G and 4G networks. Article

Cable News

> Comcast has agreed to pay the state of California $25.95 million to settle a dispute in which the MSO is accused of unlawfully disposing of remote controls, modems, routers, power adapters, splitters and other electronic waste. Article

And finally… GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush said the Apple Watch is "not as intuitive as the other Apple products." Article