CenturyLink launches cloud services in Australia; MoCA 2.5 specification approved

Wireline news from across the web:

> CenturyLink announced the availability of CenturyLink Cloud in Australia. Release

> The Multimedia over Coax Alliance has approved its newest specification, MoCA 2.5. Release

> Frontier Communications will release first-quarter 2016 results on Tuesday, May 3, before the market opens, and host a conference call that morning at 8:30 a.m. ET. Release

> Charter acquired Clearview Networks, a company that surveys, designs, installs and supports managed WiFi, video and cloud services for a variety of markets, including apartments, student housing, hospitality venues, and government and education facilities. Multichannel News article

> BT launched the new Infinity 1 service offering speeds up to 52 Mbps. Release

Cable News
> Verizon has emerged as the "clear favorite" to acquire key internet business assets from struggling search and media giant Yahoo. Article

> With pay-TV consolidation hitting Arris' bottom line hard in recent quarters, the top industry vendor is eager to shine the light on emerging business areas. Article

Installer News
> AT&T's ongoing FTTH build, which will also be used for other purposes, will continue to be a major contributor to Dycom's future growth -- debunking investor concerns that the telco is going to slow down network investments. Article

Online Video News
> Turner Sports and CBS announced that they have extended their multiplatform licensing deal with the NCAA for its Division I Men's Basketball Championship by another eight years, through 2032. Article

Wireless News
> While Charter's proposed blockbuster merger with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks continues to generate headlines, Altice is quietly building its own little empire in the U.S. cable market. Article

> Google and Facebook are separately testing wireless broadband technologies that expand on fixed-line networks. And at least one of them may eventually threaten mobile network operators. Article

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