Consolidation craze continues to ramp in colocation market; Orange's bid for Jazztel approved by shareholders

Wireline news from across the web: 

> Consolidation craze continues to take place in the colocation market. Article

> Spain's Comision Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) announced that shareholders representing 94.75 percent of Jazztel's total share capital have accepted Orange Group's $14.50 per share offer for the company. Article

> A new report suggests that Google is harming Internet users and violating competition laws by skewing search results to favor its own services. Article

Cable News
> While investment analysts have written plenty of notes to their constituents about a possible purchase of T-Mobile US by Dish Network, Dish Chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen doesn't appear to be anxious to get a deal done soon. Article

> The $49 billion AT&T-DirecTV merger agreement, first proposed more than a year ago, could be "days" away from receiving regulatory approval. Article

Installer News
> Google hired construction firm Bechtel to help deploy its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) in Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; and Atlanta. Google said it is building metro fiber rings in all three markets. Article

Online Video News
> Subscription video on demand leader Netflix will launch this fall in Japan, about six months after announcing it would bring its service to the country. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint paid CEO Marcelo Claure nearly $21.8 million in total compensation for its fiscal year 2014, which ran until the end of March 2015, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Article

> Speculation is still rife that Dish Network and T-Mobile US will forge some kind of deal, but Dish CEO Charlie Ergen said that he does not feel any pressure to make any kind of deal, though he declined to comment directly on a transaction with T-Mobile. Article

And finally … Smart homes may have a lot of potential, but they will require devices to be compatible. Article

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