tw telecom to announce Q2 results on July 31; Turk Telecom taps Alcatel-Lucent to overhaul its core IP network

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> tw telecom to announce its second-quarter 2014 earnings results on Thursday, July 31, at 11 a.m. ET. Release

> Turk Telekom deployed Alcatel-Lucent's 7950 XRS platform to overhaul its core IP network to meet the surging capacity demands of data and video use from a growing base of more than 13.5 million access lines and 7.4 million broadband subscribers. Release

> Jesus Mejia, the CEO of Honduran fixed line incumbent Empresa Hondurena de Telecomunicaciones (Hondutel), said that Costa Rican operator Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (Grupo ICE) is interested in investing in the state-owned telco. Article

Cable News
> While most of the million-plus net-neutrality comments delivered to the FCC recently have focused on the behavior of Internet service providers, the American Cable Association has formally asked the commission to also consider Internet content, applications and service providers. Article

> Comcast is looking to more aggressively accelerate deployment of its next-generation X1 video platform amid an early performance that has seen marked decreases in churn and a significant uptick in VOD transactions and DVR usage compared to legacy platforms. Article

Wireless News
> Microsoft reported a 7 percent decline in its quarterly profit, largely due to the effects of incorporating Nokia's handset business. Article

> Apple sold 35.2 million iPhones in its fiscal third quarter, just below analysts' expectations but not too far off. Article

And finally… Digital transformation is on the menu for everyone this year, but the ingredients are still being determined. Article