Senegal government looks to bring back payphones; Adtran's CTO Ronan Kelly named VP, treasurer of FTTH Council Europe

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> Level 3 Communications announced that it has completed its previously announced offering of $700 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.125 percent Senior Notes due 2023 and $800 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.375% Senior Notes due 2025. Release

> Senegal's government is looking to herald the return of public payphones in the country, with the head of the Development Fund for Universal Telecommunications Services (FDSUT), Koto Aly Ndiaye, announcing a three-year plan to put phone booths back in service. Article

> Customers are willing to pay for higher-speed, reliable Wi-Fi connectivity, according to a new survey. Article

> Adtran announced its CTO Ronan Kelly for the EMEA and APAC regions has been elected treasurer and VP of the FTTH Council Europe. Release

Cable News
> Cablevision has signed on to be the first pay-TV operator to distribute Hulu. The news comes just days after the Bethpage, N.Y.-based cable operator announced the debut of its new "cord-cutter" broadband packages that include over-the-air antennas. Article

> RDK Management has announced that more than 220 companies have licensed the Reference Design Kit, a 63 percent uptick in the last 12 months. Article

Online Video News
> The Streaming Video Alliance, formed last year by a number of leading online video companies and pay-TV operators--but not Netflix, Amazon or Hulu--is making a start on some of its stated goals, publishing the guiding principles and system attributes of its Open Caching Working Group. Article

Wireless News
> LG Electronics unveiled the G4, its latest flagship phone, and is focusing on both high-end specifications and a refined fashion sense to set itself apart in the crowded premium smartphone market. Article

> T-Mobile US easily outpaced Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility in postpaid adds during the first quarter. Article

And finally… An 83-year-old Los Angeles man claims that AT&T charged him $24,298 for using his AT&T landline to access AOL service, reports the Los Angeles Times. Article

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