Level 3 scores second highest in Gartner's new wireline services report; Vonage launches Mexico Freedom plan

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> Level 3 scores second highest for Overall Use Case reflecting one of the four use cases in Gartner's new report, "Critical Capabilities for Wireline Telecom Services, U.S." Release

> Vonage has launched the Mexico Freedom plan, offering unlimited calling both to and from Mexico for both landlines and mobile phones; it is available for $29.99 per month (plus taxes and fees) with a one-year agreement. Release

> The global IPTV market is estimated to grow from $25 billion in 2013 to $79.4 billion in 2020, according to a new Transparency Market Research report. Article

> Telstra and NBN Co, the company overseeing Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) project, have reportedly reached a secret deal to end a court battle related to the timing of payments for the NBN's construction, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Article

> A Texas Medical Board decision could threaten to derail the rapid growth being enjoyed by Teladoc, a Dallas-based telemedicine company that facilitates virtual visits with doctors. Article

Cable News
> By inking deals with what it called "a number of affiliate partners" covering 56 markets nationwide, CBS has bulked up its CBS All Access video streaming service to 55 percent of U.S. households. Article

> An organization representing local network affiliates and other broadcasters took umbrage at claims that their members are responsible for spiraling cable TV bills. Article

Online Video News
> Online video provider Dailymotion, one of the strongest competitors in the user-generated content market dominated by providers like Google's YouTube and Amazon-owned live-streaming service Twitch, could be a Vivendi property soon if a takeover bid made by the media giant holds. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint's Wi-Fi calling service is coming to Apple's iPhone, meaning customers with an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5s and 5c will get access to the feature via an over-the-air software update that will be distributed over the next week. Article

> Sprint is wasting no time expanding its retail presence via a partnership with the newly restructured RadioShack. Sprint said that it will more than double its company-owned retail footprint by opening 1,435 Sprint/RadioShack stores. Article

And finally… ABI Research: Data captured by #IoT connections to top 1.6 zettabytes in 2020. Article