Unitymedia offering 200, 250 Mbps services to businesses; Vonage granted 11 patents in Q2

Wireline news from across the web: 

> C Spire's 1 Gbps FTTH Internet technology initiative in Mississippi has received the 2015 Star Award from the FTTH Council Americas for helping promote the expansion of consumer broadband access in the U.S. Release

> Unitymedia has begun offering broadband internet connections at download speeds of up to 200 Mbps and 250 Mbps to its business customer base. Article

> Vonage said it was granted 11 new patents in the second quarter of 2015 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Release

> The National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) of Honduras has taken over the presidency of the Regional Technical Committee on Telecommunications of Central America (Comtelca). Article

Cable News
> Cable One has officially spun off from Graham Holdings, with the Phoenix-based MSO's stock spiking as much as 6 percent over issue price during first-day trading on the New York Stock Exchange amid M&A speculation. Article

> Dish Network's fast-growing OTT service, Sling TV, experienced its third major service outage on Monday, with the streaming platform going down during several hours of prime-time viewing. Article

Wireless News
> Qualcomm has been the leader in the LTE baseband chipset market, and it still is, but it now has a clear strong competitor in the form of MediaTek, according to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics. Article

> LightSquared is serving notice to the GPS industry, its longtime nemesis: participate in new tests on interference between LightSquared's spectrum and GPS receivers or waive your right to complain, according to a lawyer representing LightSquared. Article

And finally@RolloutIO:  "The world of software is evolving from applications to platforms." Article