Vodafone Germany names Ametsreiter as CEO; 56% of organizations are increasing cloud spending

Wireline news from across the web:

> ViaSat was recognized as one of the 2015 San Diego Business Journal "Healthiest Companies" in the mega company category. Release

> "Wi-Fi first" technology will be great for consumers, disruptive for mobile firms. Article

> Vodafone Germany has named Hannes Ametsreiter as its new CEO, a position he will take on October 1. Article

Cable News 

> Although WWE has faced obstacles in its move into the online video space, financial analysts on Wall Street appear to be changing their view on the company now that it has racked up 1.5 million paying subscribers online. Article

> Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch said he's worried about large cable companies jacking up the prices of broadband-only subscriptions to fight cord-cutting. Article

Online Video News 
> The media and entertainment industry is struggling with new ways to package their content for a younger, OTT-friendly audience, but most are getting in their own way by adhering to traditional TV business models. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint might decide to raise the prices on its individual unlimited smartphone data plans later this year, according to CEO Marcelo Claure. For now though, everything is staying as is. Article

> T-Mobile US said that as of Friday, 190,000 customers on its MetroPCS prepaid brand still had phones connecting to MetroPCS' legacy network, which will be turned off on Sunday as T-Mobile completes the final market shutdowns in Dallas, Miami and New York City. Article

And finally … @AccentureCloud:  "There is a shift from #IT capital spending to operational spending", as 56% of IT orgs increase #cloud spend. Article


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