Gartner Names Level 3 as a Challenger in 2015 Magic Quadrant; Infinera to participate in two upcoming investor conferences

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> Gartner names Level 3 Communications a Challenger in its January 2015 Global Network Services Magic Quadrant report for the first time, moving it from the Niche Players position. Release

> Thailand will invest about THB 173.2 billion to expand wireline and wireless broadband Internet networks over the next two years. Article

> Infinera's CEO Tom Fallon and CFO Brad Feller will participate in two upcoming investment community events. Release

> Bell Media and CBS have signed a long-term, content licensing and trademark agreement for SHOWTIME in Canada. Release

Cable News
> ESPN may still follow through with threats to launch an a la carte SVOD service built around Major League Soccer, but it won't happen for the upcoming season. Article

> A number of pay-TV operators have lowered the price on HBO as the premium programming provider prepares to launch an a la carte SVOD service. Article

Online Video News
> Customers who join Amazon Prime specifically to stream video through its Prime Instant Video service tend to buy more often from other areas of the retail giant's website as well. Article

Wireless News
> AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular refresh their pricing, data plans. Article

> Microsoft is considering an investment in mobile startup Cyanogen, according to multiple reports. Article

And finally… In Kansas City, Google Fiber has changed workers' lives. Article