Telx, Level 3 expand cloud connectivity for businesses; Colt says vendors have held up their deployment of NFV

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> Telx and Level 3 Communications have teamed up to expand cloud connectivity for businesses. Release

> Colt Technology Services claim vendors' unwillingness to adapt their commercial practices has hindered their deployment of NFV technologies. Article

> Frontier Communications has closed its $750 million offering of shares and USD 1.75 billion offering of mandatory convertible shares. Release

> Ofcom has launched a monitoring and enforcement program in which it will look to assess the cancellation and termination arrangements of service providers. Article

Cable News
> Dispatch Broadcast Group has threatened to pull two of its network affiliates off Dish Network in Columbus, Ohio, and Indianapolis if a renewal to broadcast retransmission licensing terms can't be agreed upon. Article

> Sony has expanded the playability of its PlayStation Vue pay-TV service beyond its own device universe, introducing a new iPad app for the streaming platform. Article

Installer News
> Huber+Suhner, a Switzerland-based manufacturer of cables and connectors, is entering the burgeoning small cell market with a line of connector heads, called Masterline Ultimate SC products, that are extendable, allowing for daisy chains of connections to small cells. Article

Online Video News
> Disney-owned ABC is among five major broadcast TV station groups that are joining forces to develop NewsON, a service that will provide live streaming of local newscasts to viewers in 84 viewing markets nationwide. Article

Wireless News
> Intel said it will invest $125 million in startups run by women and minorities. Article

> Cisco supports more than 15 virtual network functions as part of its software-defined networking (SDN) portfolio for carriers, according to a senior executive, and the networking giant is pushing hard on SDN with the release of new products. Article

And finally@ComptelCorp: #Telcos can define & dominate the next generation, provided they transform. Article