Level 3's Patel to present at Morgan Stanley conference; Brazil's GVT will rebrand as Vivo

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Sunit Patel, EVP and CFO at Level 3 Communications, will present at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference on March 3 at 12:55 ET in San Francisco. Release

> Telefonica chairman Cesar Alierta has hinted that the company may be forced to begin charging Spanish FTTH broadband users on a pay per consumption basis after reaching a set limit, as already occurs with mobile data. Telecompaper article (sub req.)

> Brazil's Global Village Telecom (GVT) will drop its GVT brand on April 15, 2016 in favor of the parent group's converged Brazilian mobile/fixed Vivo brand. TeleGeography article

> Vonage CEO Alan Masarek is scheduled to present at the Pacific Crest 11th Annual Emerging Technology Summit on Tuesday, March 1, at 12:30 ET at the Park Central Hotel in San Francisco. Release

> Colombia's Commission for Communications Regulation (CRC) has asked the mayors of Bogota, Cajica, Cali, Ibague, Lorica, Monteria, Planeta Rica and Popayan to review their Land Management Plans to remove barriers to the deployment of infrastructure for telecommunications services. Telecompaper article (sub req.)

Cable News
> While cable operators continue to laugh off slower and less reliable wireless broadband networks, BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk said they need to wake up and realize that the declining price of wireless data is making it an increasingly compelling alternative. Article

> CableLabs recently unveiled new technology that can boost upstream speeds in DOCSIS 3.1 networks without the need for added fiber. The full duplex technology would provide symmetrical speeds of up to 10 Gbps. Now Dan Rice, CableLabs's senior vice president of R&D, says the technology could arrive shortly. Article

Installer News
> The imminent demise of AT&T's U-verse platform became even more apparent last week with several revealing developments. Article

Online Video News
> IneoQuest, which offers quality monitoring and assurance services for over-the-top video providers, is adding to its cloud-based focus by launching three products designed to work in NFV and SDN environments. Article

Wireless News
> Just weeks after Sprint discontinued offering two-year wireless service contracts, the carrier told FierceWireless that it has reinstated those options in order to give its customers more choices. Article

> Samsung scored a victory in its long-running patent battle with Apple as a U.S. appeals court overturned a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung related to Apple's patent-infringement claims against the company. Article

And finally@451Research survey: lingering #datasecurity concerns have not slowed move to the #cloud. InformationWeek article