CommScope completes TE Connectivity BNS unit sale; Australia's ACCC makes decision on NBN Co., Optus deal

Wireline news from across the web: 

> CVS Health takes its next step into the telehealth services market. Seeking Alpha article

> TE Connectivity has completed the previously announced sale of its Broadband Network Solutions (BNS) business to CommScope for $3 billion. Release

> The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a final decision granting authorization to specific provisions within revised agreements between NBN Co and Optus. TeleGeography article

> Louis Alterman, EarthLink's executive vice president and chief financial officer, will present at the upcoming Drexel Hamilton Telecom, Media and Technology Conference at the W Hotel Midtown in New York on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 10:30 a.m. ET. Release

Cable News
> An FCC advisory committee has presented the agency with several different software-based options for securing MVPD video content on retail devices. Article

> Taking a shot at a regulatory agency that is about to make key decisions on the future of broadcast retransmission negotiations, Sinclair Broadcast Group said the FCC did "nothing" to lead it to make a deal with Dish Network earlier this week that ended a record-sized TV station blackout. Article

Installer News
> CenturyLink has developed a new method to trench fiber underground into existing neighborhoods to overcome the construction burdens associated with underground Brownfield deployment. Article

Wireless News
> Google is giving some developers a workaround to Apple's privacy protocols so they can keep selling mobile ads with their apps. Google later clarified that it was not trying to prioritize ads and ad revenue over security. Article

> HTC's Vive virtual reality headset will not have a widespread commercial launch in 2015, as initially planned, with the launch slipping into 2016. Article

And finally …IHS: 100G coherent port market to explode in 2016. IHS Electronics360 article


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