McNicholas finds value in microtrenching for the UK's FTTH roll outs; Hummingbird Networks outlines five school Wi-Fi network costs

Installer news from across the web:

> McNicholas Construction, one of the contractors involved in the early stages of FTTH deployment in the UK, outlines how microtrenching is enhancing the installation time and overall cost. DuratexUK article

> Leviton Network Solutions announced today that its OM4+ Violet Fiber Cabling System, installed in eBay data centers, was recognized among the the best in the industry by the judges of the Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2015 Innovators Awards program. Release

> Bharti Airtel is in talks with government bodies for installation of small cells on bus stops and street poles to enhance its 3G and 4G wireless network coverage. Business Standard article

> Hummingbird Networks says there are five costs to consider when implementing school Wi-Fi networks. Hummingbird Networks post

Cable News
> DirecTV ranked No. 1 among pay-TV service providers in J.D. Power's annual survey of consumers on TV, Internet and phone service providers. Article

> BTIG Research analyst Richard Greenfield dismissed Nielsen's move into SVOD ratings as an unnecessary action made in a "misguided and flawed" effort to keep the audience measurement company relevant in the digital age. Article

Online Video News
> In the wake of Amazon's announcement that its next version of Fire TV will be 4K-capable, rumors have kicked up that Roku will announce its own 4K device in the very near future. Article

Telecom News
> Comcast is aware that the last of the IPv4 addresses have been doled out by the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN), but the cable MSO says it is ready to make the move to IPv6 addressing. Article

> Verizon has told the FCC in a new filing that the commission should not revoke regulatory forbearance on Ethernet-based services because businesses and wholesale CLEC customers have a larger pool of sources to get these services. Article

Wireless News
> BlackBerry reported results for its second fiscal quarter, and the company's progress on growing its software revenue is in focus, as it was last quarter. Article

> Verizon Communications announced a new offering for businesses and government users that allows them to prioritize different enterprise and Internet of Things applications. Verizon said it is the first U.S. carrier to provide this kind of quality-of-service differentiation. Article

And finally … Installation of Tor relays in N.H. library attracts the Department of Homeland Security's attention. Threatpost article