News of Note—AT&T, ESPN, Zayo, and more

News of note

> AT&T plans to be the first carrier to launch a standards-based mobile 5G service in a dozen cities in the United States before the end of this year. FierceWireless story 

> The Walt Disney Company’s ESPN and Freeform apps are making the jump to Samsung smart TVs in time for the upcoming College Football National Championship and several series premieres on Freeform. FierceVideo story

> The amount of time across the globe spent streaming SVOD content continues to grow at an accelerated pace, with viewing hours up more than 100% last year, according to a new study from Conviva. FierceVideo story

> Zayo has officially debuted its SD-WAN solution, making good on a promise it touted late in 2017 to enhance enterprise WAN offerings for business customers. FierceTelecom story

> Logix Communications has wrapped its acquisition of Dallas-based Alpheus Communications, advancing its status as one of the largest independent fiber providers in Texas. Financial details of the acquisition were not revealed. FierceTelecom story