Orange France to start phasing out PSTN; Lumos to hold Q4 2015 earnings call on March 7

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Orange France has informed fellow operators and telecom regulator Arcep that it will gradually phase out its switched telephone network. Telecompaper article 

> Lumos Networks will host a conference call with financial analysts at 10 a.m. ET on Monday, March 7, 2016 to discuss its operating and financial results for the fourth quarter of 2015 and provide selected financial guidance for 2016. Release

> Santa Barbara Cottage Hospitals will launch a 24-hour telemedicine service in April to help speed the treatment of stroke patients. Ventura County Star article

> Allied Fiber announced a strategic agreement with Public Service Telephone Company, a Georgia-based service provider. Release

Cable News
> CableLabs presented at its 2016 Winter Conference in Orlando, Fla., last week a new technology designed to make upstream speeds symmetrical with downstream speeds in DOCSIS 3.1 networks, without adding fiber. Article

> Comcast said it will give credits to customers affected by Monday's service outage, which hit across its national footprint. Article

Installer News
> Having a dedicated indoor cellular system installed in an enterprise space can raise property values on average 28 percent, says a new study by Coleman Parkes, commissioned by CommScope. Article

Online Video News
> Despite shareholder turmoil, Yahoo is continuing to delve into live streaming: the Web search giant is the first content provider ever to stream Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting, an event some pundits call the "Woodstock of Capitalism." Article

Wireless News
> Verizon continues to operate the best overall network among the U.S. carriers, according to the latest study from RootMetrics, and T-Mobile continues to operate the worst. But once again T-Mobile has some reason to question the results. Article

> Apple CEO Tim Cook is once again in the midst of a showdown against law enforcement authorities looking for help in accessing data from one of the company's devices. Article

And finally#NFV will go commercial in 2016. Light Reading article