TDS to release Q2 earnings on Aug. 1; Comcast, TWC, Verizon and AT&T lead the U.S. transition to IPv6

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> TDS and U.S. Cellular will release second-quarter operating results and host a conference call on Aug. 1 at 10:30 a.m. EDT (9:30 a.m. CDT). Release

> Telecom Italia CEO isn't ruling out a merger of its Brazilian unit with a local competitor. Article

> Vonage Holdings Corp. announced that it has elected Naveen Chopra to serve as a member of its board of directors. Release

> The Internet Society reports that Comcast, TWC, Verizon and AT&T are leading the U.S. transition to IPv6. Article

Cable News
> Revenue from satellite pay TV companies will surpass that generated by cable operators worldwide and reach $99.9 billion by 2020. Article

> As media business deals go, it's not as big as securing broadcast rights to Major League Baseball for NBCUniversal. But for Comcast's fast-growing business services division, helping Pony youth baseball stream its annual World Series Tournament isn't bad PR. Article

Online Video News
> Although the company rarely offers a look into how it allocates its resources among its various units, Amazon CFO Tom Szkutak revealed on the retailer's earnings call that the company plans to spend $100 million in this quarter alone on original content for its Prime Instant Video service. Article

Wireless News
> Proxy adviser Institutional Shareholder Services signaled its opposition to Sprint CEO Dan Hesse's $49 million pay package for 2013. The challenge comes just weeks before Sprint's annual shareholder meeting, scheduled for Aug. 6. Article

> Apple is getting close to launching a mobile wallet for the iPhone and it may come out as soon as this fall with the introduction of the iPhone 6, according to a report from The Information. Article

And finally… FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai at #IIAPai Event: FCC is bogged down in the bru-ha-ha's of the past. Post