FairPoint to release second-quarter earnings on Weds, Aug. 5; CenturyLink named a leader on Forrester's DDoS report

Wireline news from across the web:

> FairPoint Communications will release its 2015 second quarter results early morning on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Release

> CenturyLink has been named a leader in The Forrester Wave: DDoS Services Providers, Q3 2015. Release

> Cisco Systems says in its midyear security report that cybercriminals are growing more sophisticated in their attacks on enterprises. eWeek article

> ARIN warns that the IP address authority's pool of IPv4 addresses will run out in about two weeks. Network World article

Cable News
> Arris reported an 18 percent drop in customer premises equipment sales in the second quarter, driven by a 7 percent drop in sales of set-tops and gateways to cable companies, and a 17 percent decline in sales of these products to telco services AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS. Article

> Dish Network chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen, DirecTV's retiring chief executive, Mike White, and Comcast CEO Brian Roberts deliver the most value versus salary compensation, according to a report released by the Carmel Group. Article

Online Video News
> Multicultural linear OTT service YipTV, faced with an increasing amount of competition from other over-the-top streaming services like Sling TV, opened up 17 of its linear channels to new subscribers, who can access the preview lineup for free when they sign up for the service. Article

Wireless News
> T-Mobile US said it now expects to add 3.4 million to 3.9 branded postpaid net customers in 2015, up from the company's previous guidance of between 3 million and 3.5 million, which it issued in April. Article

> Sprint is going after T-Mobile US and other carriers with a new family plan promotion that offers unlimited voice, texting and 10 GB of shared data for $100 per month. Article

And finally … Internet of Things APIs aim to speed development. Article