Cross-border data policy takes effect between US, EU; Netcracker buys CoralTree Systems

More wireline news from across the web:

> The EU/US Privacy Shield went into effect Tuesday and will help resolve months of uncertainty over cross-border data flows that endangered business for multinational companies including Google and Microsoft. Reuters article

> Netcracker has acquired CoralTree Systems, a provider of converged solutions to European service providers, including BSS/OSS, video activation and other products. Release

> Bahnhof, a Sweden-based ISP, has picked Adva Optical Networking's 100 Gbps capable FSP 3000 for its national backbone network, which will link every city in the south of Sweden from Stockholm to Malmo. Release

> Infomart Data Centers President John Sheputis will speak at the DatacenterDynamics Webscale event in San Jose, California on July 19 alongside EMC executives Jeff Bonwick and Chris Chin. Release

Wireless News

> U.S. carriers likely suffered through light handset upgrade sales and ever-slowing subscriber growth during the second quarter, analysts at Evercore ISI predicted. Article

> The clock seems to be running out on Sprint's groundbreaking deal to outsource its network operations to Ericsson. And neither company is saying anything about what comes next. Article

> As the FCC is poised to vote on Chairman Tom Wheeler's Spectrum Frontiers proposal on Thursday, CTIA blasted a number of claims coming from the satellite industry and reminded commissioners just how many times satellite companies have tried to launch operations in the past and epically failed. Article

Cable News

> Altice USA has licensed the full sum of NBCUniversal's 6,755 hours of Summer Olympics coverage for its newly acquired Cablevision and Suddenlink Communications customers. Article

> Rovi received what it describes as the "key regulatory clearance" for its proposed $1.1 billion merger with TiVo, securing approvals from the Federal Trade Commission and the anti-trust arm of the U.S. Justice Department. Article

And finally … Are consumers really benefitting from net neutrality rules? RCR Wireless article