News of Note—Comcast, Streamroot and Level 3

news of note

Here is some of the other news we've been tracking today. 

> Comcast Business has taken another step forward with its own SDN virtualization plans, announcing the debut of its SD-WAN product that it plans to offer in conjunction with its 1 Gbps DOCSIS 3.1 broadband service for businesses. FierceTelecom story

> Comcast says its Xfinity Mobile service will offer the iPhone 8. Press release

> Streamroot, a developer of OTT video optimization technologies, has secured an additional $3.2 million in funding from existing and new partners, bringing the company’s total financing to $6 million. FierceOnlineVideo story

> Level 3 Communications, which will soon be part of CenturyLink, continues to threaten the global Ethernet services ranking long enjoyed by Orange Business Services and AT&T. FierceTelecom story

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