8x8 opens second UK office to address new cloud service demands; EarthLink declares quarterly cash dividend

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> 8x8 Solutions, the UK/European division of 8x8, has opened its second office in London, with the aim of meeting the growing demand for cloud-based communications throughout the UK. Release

> Software defined networking (SDN) combined with optimization from network functions virtualization (NFV) capabilities will be key tools the telecom community will use to transition from legacy to web-scale. Article

> EarthLink Holdings Corp. announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock in the amount of 5 cents per share to be paid on Oct. 2, 2014, to shareholders of record as of Sept. 18, 2014. Release

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> Time Warner Cable plans to speed up its deployment of Maxx, its all-digital DOCSIS 3.0-based high-speed data offering that delivers speeds of up to 300 Mbps. Article

> Charter Communications announced a narrowing second-quarter loss on a growing broadband subscriber base and reduced losses among TV video customers. Article

Wireless News
> Iliad, the French mobile and Internet company, confirmed it has made a $15 billion bid to purchase a majority stake in T-Mobile US. Article

> Samsung Electronics saw sales and operating profit at its key mobile unit fall in the second quarter as the company faces intensifying competition from low-cost Chinese rivals and growing worries from investors of its ability to maintain its position as the No.1 handset and smartphone maker. Article

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