Canadian on-demand video provider Espial says its Espial TV Browser will power Toshiba‘s next-gen LED TVs in North America. Using the browser’s software development kit (SDK), the graphical user interface for Toshiba TVs reportedly can be customized to include such features as multiple browser windows and visual thumbnails for recent and favorite Websites. “The new unique multi-tabbed design provides users with the same ease of use currently available on desktop, tablet, and smartphone browsers — an industry-first for TV Web browsers,” the company adds…Spain’s Telefonica International Wholesale Services (TIWS) teamed with Infinera to upgrade the carrier’s SAm-1 submarine cable network, connecting North and South America with the Infinera DTN-X platform that can delivering 500 Gb/s long-haul “super-channels” integrated with 5 Tb/s of Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching per bay…Telstra Global is offering LTE roaming services across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region using Tekelec’s Diameter Signaling Router (DSR), which is providing the diameter signaling hub for Telstra Global’s IPX service announced last month. The platform enables the secure exchange of authorization, authentication, billing, charging and network policies that use the diameter protocol to maintain subscribers’ LTE services while roaming internationally…Canada’s Ice Wireless and Iristel inked a partnership with Huawei Canada to enter into a multiyear, multimillion-dollar contract to provide 3G cellular services to rural and remote communities in the Northwest Territories, Yukon Territories and Nunavut. Ice Wireless/Iristel also will provide Northern residents with fixed-line services, including home telephone through Iristel’s Canada-wide VoIP CLEC network, enabling local and long-distance calls.