Cincinnati Bell to improve user interface, DVR for Fioptics TV; Lightower to upgrade NetCracker's management solution

Wireline news from across the web: 

> Cincinnati Bell is going to leverage new software that it says will improve the user interface for its Fioptics TV customers and improve its digital video recorder capabilities. Cincinnati Biz Journal article

> Mexico's America Movil is likely to submit an offer for Telekom Srbija, according to Austrian paper Kurier. Telecompaper article (sub req.)

> NetCracker Technology announced Lightower Fiber Networks has gone live with a substantial upgrade to NetCracker's Resource Management solution. Release

> Germany's NetCologne has introduced vectoring technology at around 1,200 street cabinets, enabling it to offer maximum connection speeds of 100/40 Mbps. TeleGeography article

Cable News
> The cable industry will eventually move to a BYOD (bring your own device) world, Time Warner Cable Chairman and CEO Rob Marcus conceded. Article

> Delving into what he admits is the very inexact science of measuring app downloads, MoffettNathanson media analyst Michael Nathanson estimates that HBO Now currently has between 970,000 and 1.9 million subscribers. Article

Wireless News
> The global smartphone market keeps on growing; it's just not growing as fast as it once did, according to industry research firms. Thanks in large part to weaker sales growth in the U.S., Europe and China, the market is growing at its slowest rate in years. Article

> T-Mobile US exceeded Wall Street's expectation in terms of its revenue and earnings in the second quarter, and analysts think it has enough momentum to carry it through the end of 2015. Article

And finally … @edmondb1: By 2025, Internet of Things applications could have an $11 trillion impact. Fortune article