Verizon's Shammo to speak at Deutsche Bank conference; Comcast Business wins accolade in New Hampshire

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Fran Shammo, EVP and CFO for Verizon Communications, will speak at the Deutsche Bank 24th Annual Media, Internet & Telecom Conference in Florida on Tuesday, March 8. Release

> Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer of EdgeConneX, says that "the network core is no more." Telecom Ramblings article

> Comcast announced that the readers of New Hampshire Business Review voted Comcast Business as the number one telecommunications provider in the Granite State. Release 

> ZTE will halt in trading in its shares pending an announcement about the U.S. Commerce Department's proposal to implement export restrictions on the company. Telecompaper article

Cable News
> After leaking details about its new programmatic advertising exchange in The Wall Street Journal, AT&T outlined the new "Video Inventory Platform." Article

> Half of the 3 percent decline in linear TV viewing in 2015 can be traced to the migration of eyeballs to Netflix, says analyst Michael Nathanson in his latest report assessing the impact of the leading SVOD platform. Article

Wireless News
> Some T-Mobile users reported seeing a message saying "Facebook with Free Data" when they logged in to their accounts on the social network yesterday, according to TMoNews. But unlike AT&T and Verizon, the carrier says it has no sponsored data offering. Article

> AT&T paid $57 million for spectrum in Mexico's auction of airwaves this week, but the carrier was far outspent by the country's dominant wireless carrier, America Movil. Article

And finally … Regardless of its promise, the Internet of things (IoT) does not feature in many businesses' business plans. Computer Weekly article