Cisco says cloud traffic to quadruple by 2019; NTT Communications expands IP network to Marseille

Wireline news from across the web:

> Level 3 Communications announced that Level 3 Financing, Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary, has agreed to sell $900 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.37 percent senior notes due 2024. Release

> NTT Communications will expand its Tier-1 Global IP Network with a new point-of-presence in Marseille, France. Release

> Huawei, Oracle, or IBM may have grand public cloud investment plans, but it's not enough to make them one of the "hyperscale" players. ZDNet article

> Cisco says cloud traffic will quadruple by 2019 due to consumers, mobility and IoT. Forbes article

> A majority of chief information security officers in public and private sectors recognize progress is being made in cybersecurity, a survey shows. fed scoop article

Cable News
> According to a fiery new lawsuit by a former employee, Starz allegedly asked DirecTV, Comcast and Liberty Media to "fabricate revenue and subscriber information" and to engage in other "malicious, fraudulent and/or oppressive" conduct. Article

> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is reportedly backing away from changing rules that regulate retransmission negotiations between broadcasters and MVPDs. Article

Installer News
> TE Connectivity's communications solutions segment was a mixed bag in the fourth-quarter as growth in its SubCom submarine cable unit continued offsetting future declines thanks to repositioning data and device segments. Article

Wireless News
> Google plans to merge its Chrome OS with its Android mobile operating system and have Android become its primary platform for computing, according to multiple reports. Article

> U.S. Cellular plans to start trials of Voice over LTE technology in a few markets this quarter after completing its macro LTE deployment in the third quarter. Article

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