Ditch Witch releases new line of back reamers; ICC Wireless names O'Reilly as new VP of marketing

Installer news from across the web:

> Ericsson has been selected by VimpelCom for a $1 billion contract to upgrade the telecom's IT infrastructure. Total Telecom article

> Columbia University's Teachers College [recently] took down its entire wireless network, opting to rebuild its entire infrastructure instead of upgrading a system that operated on equipment more than 75 percent outdated or obsolete in 2014. Education Dive article

> ICC Wireless, a designer of in-building wireless Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), named Sean O'Reilly to lead its business development initiatives. Release

> Ditch Witch recently released a new line of back reamers that enable horizontal directional drilling – commonly called boring in cabling installation projects – in challenging soil conditions and for specialized installation requirements. Cable Installation & Maintenance article

Cable News

> Dish Network has gone dark on 42 Tribune stations in 33 markets, amid the satellite TV operator's latest – and largest – broadcast retransmission licensing dispute. Article

> Dish Network has continued the rapid pace of evolution for its 17-month-old IP-based video service, Sling TV, adding Viacom channels as well as Apple TV access. Article

Telecom News

> Frontier Communications isn't seeing its customer base ask for backup power for their wireline broadband connections to access their OTT VoIP provider to make emergency calls. Article

> Hawaiian Telcom's wireless operator customers see small cells as a way to expand coverage and capacity on the Hawaiian Islands, a trend that the telco can address with its growing fiber network. Article

Wireless News

> Microsoft will spend $26.2 billion in cash to acquire LinkedIn in a move aimed at helping professionals increase their productivity. And mobile will play a major role. Article

> Shipments of the iPhone will fall as much as 8.6 percent this year from 2015, according to a report from Nikkei Asian Review and picked up by 9to5Mac. Article

And finally… University of Kansas officials aren't naming the company that cut a fiber cable last March, but they insist the school will not be paying for repairs. KNSS Radio article

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