Level 3 launches Global Media Partners Program; Vodafone won't spin off its emerging markets unit

Wireline news from across the Web: 

> Level 3 Communications launched the Global Media Partners Program (GMPP), a collaboration comprised of production facilities, teleports and media hubs connected to Level 3's Vyvx broadcast network. Release

> Optical ROADMs are finding a new place in the cloud by increasing flexibility and efficiency in the data center interconnect transport network. Fibre Systems article

> Telco Systems introduced of the IP-PLUS downloadable Layer 3 software package for its Carrier Ethernet portfolio at GEN15 Dallas. Release 

> Vodafone Group has opted against spinning off its entire emerging markets unit, including operations in India, Africa, New Zealand, Qatar and Turkey. Reuters article

> FirstLight Fiber announced that hopTo, a mobile workspace application that addresses the challenges of transporting applications to mobile devices, has chosen FirstLight to provide the communications network required to deliver a richer user interface and development environment. Release

> Axtel has received CEEDA certification, which recognizes the implementation of best practices for energy efficiency at its Apodaca data center. Telecompaper article

Cable News
> Calling its customer and employee trials of its white-label version of Comcast's X1 platform successful, Cox Communications said that it will deploy the service, called Contour, to customers in San Diego, Calif. Article

> On the same day that Comcast finally launched the anticipated trial of its IP-based "Stream TV" service in Boston, the MSO's video chief, Matt Strauss, laid out his company's vision for video services to investors at the Wells Fargo Securities Technology, Media & Telecom conference in New York. Article

Installer News
> CommScope said that its recently completed acquisition of TE Connectivity's Broadband Network Services assets will help it expand, particularly in the FTTx segment. Article

Online Video News
> Subscription video on demand services are enjoying a steady rise, with consumer spending growing 23 percent year over year in the third quarter of 2015 to $1.27 billion, a new report by The Digital Entertainment Group said. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint and AT&T executives discounted T-Mobile US' newly announced Binge On streaming video service that the operator will offer to all its customers who subscribe to 3 GB or higher data plans for no extra charge. Article

> Qualcomm officially debuted its Snapdragon 820 chipset, which it expects to be its flagship product that will power high-end smartphones next year. Article

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