Level 3 completes $815M refinancing; Ethernet drives the need for 100G

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> Canby Telcom takes a "cooperative" over the air (OTA) video strategy that complements its existing linear IPTV offering. Post

> CommScope's EPON solution achieves certification by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Release

> Level 3's subsidiary, Level 3 Financing, Inc., has successfully completed the refinancing of its $815 million senior secured Tranche B 2019 Term Loan. Release

Cable News

> Veteran cable analyst Richard Greenfield said that Congress should allow cable operators to team up in local markets to negotiate retransmission-consent deals with broadcasters. Article

> Comcast has shifted company veteran Ralph Martinez to its Houston region, where he was named SVP in charge of operations, financial performance and customer service. Article

> The FCC has reached out and touched up IPTV providers for regulatory fees in its 2013 fee schedule adopted this week, even going so far as to add IPTV as a special category along with cable in the schedule. Article

> Boon Dog research firm continues to suggest that cord cutting is the reason why Canadian MVPDs ended up losing a net 19,624 subscribers in the second quarter. Article

Wireless News

> Huawei and Ericsson lead their vendor peers in terms of capturing LTE network contracts, but the entire market is expected to continue growing amid a boom in LTE deployments worldwide, according to a new report from Informa Telecoms & Media. Article

> Intel purchased a unit of Fujitsu, called Fujitsu Semiconductor Wireless Products, a specialist in RF transceiver technology, in a bid to increase its LTE and overall mobile expertise. Article

And finally … Carrier Ethernet is driving the need for 100G. Post