Juniper gets invited to Verizon's virtualization program; Adtran begins trials with Israel's Bezeq

Wireline news from across the web:

> Huawei Technologies said first-half revenue rose 40 percent from a year earlier based on successful efforts in all three of its business lines, although margins declined because of the Chinese vendor's aggressive smartphone investment. WSJ article

> Juniper Networks announced that it is part of Verizon Enterprise Solutions' tech partner ecosystem. Release

> GCI has bumped the usage cap on its ultra-fast "Red" gigabit cable service from 750 GB to one terabyte, and the company plans to bump the usage allotments on the cable op's other broadband tiers sometime "later this year." Release

> The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission wants to see consumers provided with better information about broadband speeds, to improve competition and consumer outcomes in the retail broadband market. Telecompaper article

> Adtran has begun field trials of a range of solutions for Israeli wireline incumbent Bezeq in one of Israel's largest cities. Release

Cable News
> In its second attempt to enter the U.S. wireless business, Comcast faces a significantly greater challenge, says analyst Jeff Kagan. Article

> Mississippi-based wireless operator C Spire will be the first to deploy a new virtual pay-TV platform developed by MobiTV that delivers multichannel video to OTT and mobile platforms. Article

Wireless News
> Ericsson ousted CEO Hans Vestberg less than a week after the company posted a 26 percent year-over-year drop in net sales during the second quarter. Article

> Verizon is doubling down on its bet in digital media, announcing this morning that it will spend $4.83 billion to acquire Yahoo's core online business. Article

And finally … Cloud shift will affect more than $1 Trillion in IT spending by 2020. Data Centres News article