Huawei still shut out of U.S. cable market; Senators ask Comcast and Yes Network to sign carriage deal

More cable news from across the Web:

> Obviously unaware that such requests never get anywhere, Connecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Christopher Murphy have asked Comcast and regional sports channel the Yes Network to resolve their carriage dispute. Multichannel News story

> Largely due to U.S. government security concerns over Chinese tech companies, Huawei has not been able to entice any U.S. cable company to purchase its advanced network technology products. Light Reading story

> Verizon's Go90 will debut a new Machinima show patterned after SportsCenter but focused on sports-themed video-gaming. Variety story

> NBCUniversal will start running Vox ad products on its digital properties starting this week. Wall Street Journal story

> Google's Chromecast has overtaken Apple TV as the most popular streaming device in the U.S., according to Parks Associates. Press release

Telecom News

> Frontier completed its acquisition of Verizon's wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas on Friday, but it appears that the initial switchover has been bumpy with a number of users telling local media outlets they were seeing issues with their broadband and video services. Article

> CenturyLink, Frontier Communications and TDS are amongst a growing group of service providers that are considering partnering with local communities to build out and upgrade their networks to support higher speed residential and business services. Article

Wireless News

> Sixty percent of smartphone users around the world are unsatisfied with their service and ready to switch carriers, according to a new survey from Accenture. But consumers' demand for mobile content and services is stronger than ever, and network operators can differentiate themselves by becoming more open, considering new revenue models and leveraging data to create a superior customer experience. Article

> Brocade, a major player on the NFV and SDN scene in the wireless industry, announced it plans to purchase Wi-Fi equipment company Ruckus Wireless in a deal valued at around $1.2 billion. The companies expect the transaction to close in the third quarter of this year, and Ruckus CEO Selina Lo will remain in the combined company and will report to Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney. Article

And finally… Facebook is backing off attempts to acquire streaming rights to NFL Thursday night games. Bloomberg story

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