Nintendo outlines mobile game plans for 2017; Vivint raises $100M

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Nintendo said its Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem games are headed to smartphones, but not until next year. WSJ article

> Smart home company Vivint raised a whopping $100 million in venture funding. Business Insider article

> Ingenu announced that the City of Riverside in California will use its "Machine Network" for its electricity distribution infrastructure. Release

> Four mobile network operators – Verizon (NYSE: VZ), Telstra, kt and EE – announced the launch of the LTE-Broadcast Alliance, which aims to increase global device support for LTE-Broadcast (LTE-B) services. The goal is to ensure that LTE-B is available in every top- and mid-tier device launched in 2017. Article

Telecom News

> Comcast Business continues to make a good showing amid the cable operator's overall revenue mix as it sees more mid-sized businesses purchasing its services. Article

Online Video News

> Online services provider Akamai's move to shift the company away from a primarily CDN focus to tailoring its products toward industry verticals brought in earnings well above analyst estimates in the first quarter of 2016, posting revenues of $567.72 million, or $3.91 million above forecasts, and diluted net earnings per share of 66 cents, 3 cents higher than predicted. Article

> Netflix appears to be taking a cue from its increasingly mobile users and is rolling out in-app billing to a selected number of Android users in "all supported regions" via Google Play, Variety reports. Article

Installer News

> Telco Systems said it has been awarded a major contract extension from a Tier 1 wholesale carrier of Ethernet mobile backhaul services in the U.S. Telco Systems will deploy hundreds of its T-Marc 3348 devices in order for the Tier 1 wholesale carrier to offer 10 Gbps Ethernet mobile backhaul services throughout the northeast of the United States. Article

> With both vendors and operators demanding an test environment for NFV/SDN deployments, CableLabs' for-profit subsidiary Kyrio is set to launch a new interop lab at its Louisville, Colo. headquarters next month. Article

European Wireless News

> EE unveiled a new alliance that will see the BT-owned UK mobile operator collaborate with U.S.-based Verizon, Australia's Telstra and Korea Telecom (KT) on the development and promotion of LTE Broadcast technology based on evolved multimedia broadcast multicast service (eMBMS). Article

Cable News

> AT&T continues see its U-verse video platform shrink faster than it can grow its DirecTV satellite TV platform. Article

> Reporting its 26th consecutive month of reduced churn, Comcast added 53,000 Xfinity TV customers in the first quarter, along with 438,000 high-speed Internet users. Article

And finally… John Battelle: "Many of the World's Top Companies Can't Explain Their Purpose." Article

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