Bouygues rejects Altice's $11.2B bid for its telecom division; CenturyLink to release Q2 2015 results on Aug. 5

Wireline news from across the web:

> Bouygues has rejected a reported $11.2 billion bid for its telecom division from Altice. Article 

> CenturyLink plans to release its second quarter 2015 earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Release

> Telstra said it will retire dial up Internet services "for the small number of its customers who still have them" in December. Article

Cable News
> The FCC announced that it has begun a review of Charter's proposed purchases of both Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Article

> The Pac-12 Network will enter its fourth college football season without carriage on DirecTV and without an OTT option available for displaced viewers in the United States. Article

Installer News
> The wireless industry has turned its attention to the next big network transformation with the advent of 5G, and for test equipment makers the 5G evolution will likely mean a major disruption to the way operators test their networks and the devices that ride those networks. Article

Online Video News
> With 4K off to a stuttering start in the online video space, Amazon is looking to differentiate itself from competitors like Netflix, announcing that some of its original series, including Mozart In The Jungle, will be available in the newly standardized high dynamic range format. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said last week the carrier might raise the pricing of its unlimited smartphone data plans later this year and could eventually get rid of the option altogether. Article

BlackBerry CEO John Chen declined to comment on a recent Reuters report that the company is thinking of using Google's Android software in an upcoming smartphone for the first time, but he did not entirely foreclose the prospect of doing so in the future. Article

And finally … New #DataCenter Metric Targets Risk of Outages: 7x24 ponders role of probability. Article