Manitoba Telecom CEO to retire; Cisco customers want SDN

Wireline news from across the web:

> Cisco Systems customers want CEO John Chambers to accelerate the company's push into software-driven networking, reports Bloomberg. Article

> Enterprises that rely on the Internet for delivery of service should keep a close eye on network latency because IPv4 networks worldwide briefly touched the maximum number of routes supported by the default TCAM configuration. Article

> Pierre Blouin, CEO of Manitoba Telecom Services, will retire this year. Release

> CenturyLink announced the contribution of Panamax, a Docker management platform, to the open-source community. Release

Cable News
> A new report from the Diffusion Group says that a lack of 4K infrastructure is hindering the technology's potential. Article

> The city of Olympia, Wash., is raising the tax on Comcast cable customers by $5 a month starting Jan. 1, 2015. Article

Wireless News
> There appears to be a growing shake up of MVNOs. RadioShack has discontinued its RadioShack No-Contract Wireless brand and T-Mobile US MVNO Spot Mobile said it has decided to shut off service to customers by Sept. 7. Article

> Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said the company will cut costs and compete aggressively on price as it tries to regain momentum in the market following its plans to scrap a merger with T-Mobile US. Article.

> One of the key unanswered questions in the Internet of Things industry is: Which market segment should industry players target first? Commentary

And finally… Hormel says it has the world's first bacon-fueled motorcycle.  Article