Telstra unveils smart home service plans; Alabama catches up in telehealth services

Wireline news from across the web:

> Alabama telehealth project focuses on home dialysis patients. mHealthIntelligence article

> CenturyLink will release its second quarter 2016 earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Release

> Carlisle Companies is acquiring Micro-Coax, a  supplier of coaxial wire and cable, and cable assemblies for  RF/microwave applications for defense, satellite, test and measurement and other industrial customers. Cabling Installation & Maintenance article

> Telstra unveiled plans to launch its Telstra Smart Home platform later this year, encompassing smart security, automation, and energy. Release

> Egyptian tycoon Naguib Sawiris has announced his intention to invest in Oi, the Brazilian carrier that filed for bankruptcy protection. Bloomberg article

Cable News
> Verizon has completely moved its Go90 video service onto its Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS) platform, the company confirmed to FierceCable. Article

> Viacom announced the international launch of BET Play, the programmer's first-ever direct-to-consumer, subscription video on demand (SVOD) service. Article

Installer News
> CommScope is garnering interest from analysts in the wake of its acquisition of TE Connectivity's Broadband Network Services (BNS) assets, which may put it in a stronger position to take advantage of the fiber business that will be driven by the growth of wireless data. Article

Online Video News
> Newer, smaller over-the-top video services have a huge hurdle to overcome as they try to reach the top of the SVOD pile: consumers who are barely aware that OTT services beyond Netflix, Hulu and Amazon even exist. Article

Wireless News
> The GSMA will partner with CTIA on a new industry trade event beginning next year in the U.S. in an effort to bring a more global flavor to the industry's largest American show. Article

> Verizon said it will acquire the California-based startup Telogis in a move the carrier said will "significantly" expand its connected vehicle business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Article

And finally … Owning or leasing dark fiber assets gives you control of available bandwidth for demanding applications. GigaPackets article