MiCTA picks Communications Engineering as DAS vendor; iiNet shareholders approve TPG's takeover proposal

Wireline news from across the web: 

> @Perseuscorp: In 1993, the Internet really went global. Map

> Internet of things applications could have $11 trillion impact by the year 2025, says McKinsey Global Institute. Fortune article

> MiCTA has named Communications Engineering as an Approved National Vendor for DAS and Engineering Services available to all MiCTA members across the United States. Release

> iiNet shareholders approved TPG Telecom's proposal to acquire 100 percent of the company's share capital that it does not already own. TeleGeography article

Cable News
> In a sure sign that the second quarter will mark a major recession in the number of pay-TV subscribers, IPTV services Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse combined to have their worst quarter of video customer growth ever, adding only 4,000 subscribers between them. Article

> Comcast will begin trials of DOCSIS 3.1 in unspecified markets in the fourth quarter of this year, the company said in its second-quarter earnings report. Article

Installer News
> Time Warner Cable said it is mainly relying on its own TWC engineers to upgrade its hub sites as part of the company's efforts to roll out its TWC Maxx offering to two additional service areas, Greensboro and Wilmington, N.C. Article

Online Video News
> Retail and online video streaming giant Amazon once again surprised analysts, this time by doing something it hasn't done in several quarters: posted a profit. Article

Wireless News
> BlackBerry's CEO said the company will no longer release four phones per year. Instead, he said, the company plans to release only one or two high-end phones per year in order to save costs and focus more on enterprise software and services. Article

> T-Mobile US shed some additional light on its launch of Rich Communication Services (RCS) technology, noting that Samsung upgraded its native messaging app to include support for T-Mobile's new RCS-based Advanced Messaging service. Article

And finally … Public #cloudcomputing growth will be driven by solutions that help orgs' digital transformation. Article