AT&T, Verizon turn to OpenStack for their networks; Comcast adds 438K broadband subs in the first quarter

Wireline news from across the web:

> AT&T and Verizon are moving not just their infrastructure but also their networks to OpenStack. ZDNet article

> Beneficiaries of a Federal Communications Commission grant program aimed at expanding rural broadband access are having trouble putting those funds to use because of a requirement that they produce a letter of credit from a major bank. Telecompetitor article

> Comcast continues to eat away at AT&T and Verizon's broadband market share as the cable MSO reported that it added 438,000 broadband subscribers in the first quarter. Broadband Reports article

> euNetworks is expanding its DWDM network up into Sweden and are offering 10G and 100G wavelengths up into Stockholm via two diverse routes. Telecom Ramblings article

Cable News
> While the FCC's "Unlock the Box" proposal seems remarkably tailored for Google, the technology giant has one little bone to pick with the agency in comments submitted earlier this week. Article

> Comcast is in discussions to buy DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. in a deal valued at around $3 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports. Article

Installer News
> Corning's first quarter 2016 Optical Communications revenue took a hit as an issue with its manufacturing software prevented it from getting customer orders delivered on time. Article

Online Video News
> Netflix appears to be taking a cue from its increasingly mobile users and is rolling out in-app billing to a selected number of Android users in "all supported regions" via Google Play. Article

Wireless News
> Some analysts have speculated over the last year that U.S. carriers would cut capex in early 2016 in advance of the upcoming incentive auction of prized 600 MHz spectrum. But first-quarter earnings reports from Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile indicate that may not be the case. Article

> Samsung cemented its position as the world's No. 1 smartphone vendor in the first quarter, according to fresh data from IDC, and Apple maintained its second-place status. Article

And finally … The SD-WAN market is set to grow 90 percent in the next five years. SDX Central article

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