Arayaka launches its SD-WAN Ultra service; Bright House Networks signs channel agreement with Telarus

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Aryaka launched its SD-WAN Ultra service, which combines the global private network, WAN optimization, and cloud acceleration. SDX Central article

> A new Parks Associates study revealed that 60% of US broadband households have at least one OTT video service subscription. Broadband TV News article

> Bright House Networks has signed a strategic channel partnership agreement with Telarus, an award-winning distributor of business data, voice and cloud services. Release

> The global telemedicine market was valued at $14 billion in 2014, but as adoption continues to increase, this value is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 14 percent until 2020. Becker's IT & CIO Review article

> The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) announced its 2016 officers and ten new and re-appointed members of the TIA board of directors. Release

Cable News  
> African-American entertainment mogul Byron Allen and his Entertainment Studios have filed a $10 billion racial discrimination suit against Charter Communications and the FCC, alleging racial discrimination in the way the MSO conducts carriage deals and the way the federal agency regulates them. Article

> With the first round of DOCSIS 3.1 modems getting certification from CableLabs, ABI Research predicts that the new networking standard will be used by 9 million cable subscribers by 2017. Article

Installer News
> Zayo Group snapped up another fiber backhaul deal with a major U.S. wireless provider and the company expects a strong return its investment because it's using in-place fiber network. Article

Online Video News
> Retail giant Amazon, despite touting a 51 percent annual boost in new subscribers to its Prime membership program -- which includes online video streaming -- completely missed analyst estimates for sales in the fourth quarter of 2015. Article

Wireless News
> T-Mobile's Binge On program is taking flak from critics who oppose it on net neutrality grounds, but the service seems to be gaining fans in a big way. Article

> As expected, Qualcomm revenues for the latest quarter plummeted from the year-ago period, and the company said it doesn't expect great things from the current quarter given the slowdown in the worldwide smartphone market. Article

And finally … Tech Insider looks at why Internet services are so bad in the United States. Tech Insider article