CenturyLink to present at Morgan Stanley conference; ITU study reveals 3.2B people will be online by end of the year

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> CenturyLink will participate in the Morgan Stanley Leveraged Finance Conference on June 4 at 12 ET. Release

> A new International Telecommunication Union (ITU) study has revealed that 3.2 billion people will be online by the end of this year, with 2 billion of those in the developing world. Article

> T-Mobile Czech Republic completed a trial of 400 Gbps transmission over its existing network using optical equipment from Alcatel-Lucent. Article

> Santa Fe, N.M., invests $1 million into a municipal fiber network link designed to spur competition. Article

Cable News
> Comcast has issued a memo to customers in the Atlanta area, warning them about rate increases set to take effect July 1. Article

> TiVo, which is now the leader in the market for cord-cutting DVRs, continues to play both sides of the disruptor fence, announcing the addition of 285,000 new subscribers in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, most of them coming from MSO relationships. Article

Online Video News
> By 2019, 80 percent of all IP traffic will be video--a 13 percent increase from 2014, when video took up about 67 percent of IP-based traffic. Article

Wireless News
> Charter Communications' $56.7 billion bid to buy Time Warner Cable is about more than just the pay-TV and home broadband market--it could also lead to a more assertive push into the wireless realm by the two companies and other cable players, according to financial and industry analysts. Article

> Sony Mobile Communications CEO Hiroki Totoki said the company could change its smartphone prices and cut even more costs if need be to counteract the U.S. dollar's rise in value against the yen. Article

And finally… @analyticbridge: Is Big Data the single biggest threat to your job? Article