Comptel says Comcast/Level 3 merger could cut off wholesale market for small cable operators; Level 3 to release Q4 2014 earnings on Feb. 4

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@FierceTelecom RT ‏@COMPTEL: The #ComcastTWC merger could cut off the wholesale market for small cable businesses nationwide. Release | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Reggefiber, wholly owned by Dutch incumbent telco KPN, plans to continue its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) rollout this month and will expand its network to the town of Warnsveld in the east of the country. Article

> Ubitus and KT Corporation announced a new cloud gaming service partnership. Release

> Level 3 Communications will release its fourth-quarter and full year 2014 results on Feb. 4 and will host a conference call at 10 a.m. ET. Release

Cable News
> Using descriptors like "vicious" and "malicious," Sony Corp. CEO Kazuo Hirai used his company's Consumer Electronics Show press conference to finally break his public silence about the crippling IT attack on Sony Pictures last month. Article

> Chipmaker Broadcom unveiled a new reference design centered around CableLabs' new DOCSIS 3.1 standard that it says will enable cable operators to deliver to their customers downstream Internet speeds of around 2 Gbps later this year. Article

Online Video News
> Dish Network's official unveiling of its over-the-top television service, Sling TV, at CES brought an unexpected surprise for potential subscribers: They can sign up for $20 per month, a price point that is as much as $10 lower than some analysts had predicted. Article

Wireless News
> U.S. Cellular will begin testing Voice over LTE service with users in a handful of markets this year. Article

> Lenovo's Motorola Mobility brand is coming back to China, as promised. The company said it will start selling LTE versions of the second-generation Moto X and second-generation Moto G, as well as a new phone called the Moto X Pro. Article

And finally… @ AccentureCloud: $3bn on #Federal #cloud projects in FY2014 - but what's holding this figure back? Article

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