Frontier enters into new $350M draw term loan facility with CoBank; COMPTEL added 16 new companies in the first half of 2014

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> Frontier Communications has entered into a new $350 million senior unsecured delayed draw term loan facility with CoBank, ACB, as administrative agent, lead arranger and a lender. Release

> COMPTEL added 16 new companies in the first half of 2014, including XO, which joined its board of directors. Release

> Cloud, software options put a big dent in enterprise video systems sales, says IDC. Article

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> Charter Communications may have failed to "bag the elephant" when its coveted acquisition target, Time Warner Cable, agreed to Comcast's $45.2 billion merger proposal, but it's doing just fine as a stand-alone company. Article

> The makers of pay TV set-top boxes need to consider stepping up their own consolidation movement, with the top four pay-TV services in North America all trying to merge. Article

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> During its annual developer conference, Apple took the wraps off the newest version of its tablet and smartphone operating system, iOS 8. The platform includes a number of new functions and features for iPad and iPhone users. Article

> Broadcom is exploring whether to sell off or wind down its cellular baseband business, an acknowledgement of the difficulties it has had in catching up in the LTE market and the dominance of rival Qualcomm in the baseband market. Article

And finally… Teeny tiny PC fits on the head of an Ethernet port. Article