Comcast to start selling Microsoft Office 365; More than 100M smart TVs shipped in 2015

More cable news from across the web:

> Charter CEO Tom Rutledge said his company has no intention of overbuilding cable operators as part of the conditions of its just-completed merger with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, but instead will focus on telco broadband providers. Multichannel News article

> Smart TV shipments have passed the 100 million mark for the first time in 2015, per IHS' "TV Design and Features Tracker" report. TV Technology article

> To celebrate its sponsorship of the 2016 Copa América Centenario beginning June 3, Sprint will offer free access to all live matches on Sprint phones, VIP giveaways and fan experiences at match locations. Release

Telecom News

> Comcast Business is making the popular Microsoft 365 platform available through its cloud application marketplace for small and medium-sized businesses, easing the resource-constricted SMB market segment's transition to the cloud. Article

> Zayo Group is seeing that its investment in dark fiber is becoming attractive not only for wireless operators, but increasingly for data center operators that need low latency routes in harder to reach locations. Article

Wireless News

> Some industry analysts have speculated that it may take several years before carriers can begin to deploy services on the 600 MHz airwaves that the FCC will put up for auction in the coming weeks. But T-Mobile executives think they may be able to begin to leverage that spectrum as early as 2017. Article

> Jefferies analysts took issue with recent claims that Dish Network's spectrum holdings are over-valued, saying the mid-band airwaves are superior for supporting increasing data usage and ramping up capacity. Article

And finally… It's National Streaming Day, apparently. Roku blog

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