Level 3 to release Q1 2016 earnings on April 28; Hawaiki submarine cable system gets money to start construction

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Verizon Ventures, Google Ventures and Nvidia were among the investors in a $10 million round of Series A funding for data analytics software startup MapD Technologies. Bloomberg article 

> More health care groups are making telemedicine services a priority, finds a survey of 390 industry professionals conducted by Reach Health, a telehealth provider. CMIO article 

> Level 3 Communications will release its first quarter 2016 results April 28, 2016. The company will broadcast a live conference call on its Investor Relations website athttp://investors.level3.com at 8 a.m. MT/ 10 a.m. ET. Release

> Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP and TE SubCom said that the contract for the Hawaiki submarine cable system, which will connect New Zealand and Australia to mainland United States via Hawaii, is entering the construction phase. NZ Herald article

> AT&T named Judy Cavalieri as its new VP of mobility and consumer markets in the Liberty States. Release

> Orange has reached the milestone of 1 million customers in Spain, having increased the number of households covered by its network to 7.4 million. Telecompaper article

Cable News
> Comcast has confirmed that it will end its beta trial of the Electronics Arts-powered Xfinity Games feature on the X1 platform. Article

> The NCTA criticized a divided decision today by FCC commissioners to approve a proposal reforming privacy regulations for Internet service providers. Article

Installer News
> BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk published a thorough and wide-reaching report on small cells and DAS deployments, culminating in the prediction that the proliferation of small cells may soon make it more difficult to install and deploy in metro markets. Article

Online Video News
> Online video optimization vendor Conviva sued Nice People at Work, a big data and business intelligence provider that recently stepped into the online video analytics space, alleging that NPAW is violating a number of its U.S. patents. Article

Wireless News
> Microsoft kicked off its annual Build developer conference yesterday by touting bots, artificial intelligence and Windows 10, among other things. Article

> The analysts at Wells Fargo Securities expect BlackBerry to report shipping roughly 850,000 Priv smartphones during the company's most recent quarter, a figure the financial analyst firm said would help push the vendor's overall corporate quarterly revenues to around $571 million -- slightly above Wall Street expectations of $565 million. Article

And finally … Composable telecom requires transformation and dynamic processes. tmforum article

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