Vonage's CEO to speak at Bernstein conference; Ciena, Walker and Associates sign agreement with Midwestern Higher Ed Compact

Wireline news from across the web:

> Vonage's CEO Alan Masarek will present at the Bernstein Future of Media & Telecom Summit in Boston, Massachusetts on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 3:15 p.m. ET. Release

> As the network virtualization trend gains steam, Symantec is seeing more opportunity in the realm of policy. SDxCentral article

> Walker and Associates said its agreement with Midwestern Higher Ed Compact enables entities in 41 states to purchase Ciena 6500 platforms. Release

> Allied Fiber completed its build of 708 route miles of dark fiber. Release

Cable News

> While Comcast has been quiet about a Wi-Fi calling product, the company has filed a patent revealing the active development of the technology. Article

> Qualcomm is quietly developing a standalone version of LTE Unlicensed, (LTE-U), MuLTEfire, which doesn't rely on licensed spectrum. Article

Installer News

> As part of its Google Fiber deployment, Google is expanding its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment to Nashville, Tenn., and Salt Lake City. Article

Online Video News

> Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., the global counterpart to e-tail giant Amazon, is adding subscription video on demand to its expansive fold, with plans to launch Tmall Box Office (TBO) in China within two months. Article

Wireless News

> Wi-Fi offloading of cellular data is going to continue to accelerate, especially in North America and Western Europe, according to a new report from Juniper Research. Article

> After months of speculation, Sprint MVNO FreedomPop is not going to be bought by anyone after all. Instead, the company declined multiple takeover offers and raised $30 million in new funding, and will continue expanding domestically and internationally. Article

And finally… @micaelagiuhat: How OpenStack became the big dogs' game – and why it's still for you. Article