Corning completes realignment of ownership stake in Dow Corning; Zayo selected by Link11 for Ethernet services

Wireline news from across the web:

> Telstra and the bank NAB are partnering to set up a new digital marketplace for small businesses in Australia. Telecompaper article

> The Federal Trade Commission wants the FCC to require ISPs or a third-party to provide an opt in for some uses of customer proprietary network information (CPNI). Multichannel News article

> Corning has completed the strategic realignment of its ownership stake in Dow Corning. Release

> The government of France is not currently considering a sale of its 23 percent stake in Orange Group. Reuters article 

> Zayo has been selected by Link11, a German infrastructure provider and CDN specializing in DDoS protection and server hosting, to provide an Ethernet solution. Release

Cable News
> Comcast announced a new series of product upgrades to its X1 platform as the MSO ramps up a promotional push ahead of programming division NBCUniversal's wall-to-wall coverage of the Rio Olympics starting next month. Article

> There's been much speculation as to why Apple won't support Amazon Prime Video on its Apple TV OTT devices, and why Amazon won't, in turn, sell Apple TV through its retail engine. Article

Installer News
> AT&T has continued to find ways to expand its fiber footprint for residents and like other service providers sees the micro-trenching as a key tool in its FTTH installation toolbox. Article

Online Video News
> Netflix's exclusive streaming deal with Relativity Media doesn't mean it gets to release two upcoming films from the production company on its streaming service ahead of their official theatrical release, a judge said Friday in a bankruptcy hearing. Article

Wireless News
> Ericsson's latest annual Mobility Report is out, and once again the company sees big things for video. Mobile video traffic will grow by roughly 55 percent annually through 2021, according to the forecast, and video will account for about 70 percent of all mobile data traffic. But the report also predicts massive growth in the IoT over the next few years. Article

> Cricket Wireless said its products and services are now available at 3,400 GameStop locations in the U.S., underscoring increasing competition in the prepaid retail market. Article

And finally … Despite advances in automation and artificial intelligence, all of this infrastructure takes real human workers to build and maintain as Verizon has learned during its recent wireline labor strike. Wired article