EarthLink to release Q2 2015 earnings on Aug. 4; BT lags on its TDM-to-IP transition

Wireline news from across the web: 

> EarthLink will host a conference call on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss its second quarter 2015 financial results. Release

> Securus Technologies has offered a challenge to its main competitor GTL to have an independent technology judge determine who has the largest and best product set, the most modern high tech/sophisticated telephone calling platform, and the best customer service. Release

> BT may have started work on its 21CN all IP network initiative, but according to reports it is still operating a lot of PSTN infrastructure. Light Reading article

Cable News

> TiVo's subscriber base through its MSO partners could double over the next four or five years from the 4.8 million reported at the end of first quarter, with Tier-2 cable operators looking to provide advanced video services to their customers. Article

> Comcast officially opened its first Studio Xfinity concept store in Chicago, with the goal of changing its image as a cable conglomerate to that of a maker of elegant, forward-looking technology. Article

Online Video News

> The biggest acquisitions of multichannel networks (MCNs), such as Disney's $950 million buy-up of Maker Studios and Otter Media's $200-300 million purchase of Fullscreen, have most likely already taken place, according to one analyst firm. Article

Wireless News

> T-Mobile US said that its "porting ratio" with Verizon Wireless--essentially the number of customers switching between the two carriers--dropped from 1.6 in the first quarter to 1.5 in the second quarter. Article

> A mishmash of players including National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the Radio & Television Digital News Association, Microsoft, Open Technology Institute at New America, Public Knowledge, Free Press and Common Cause are urging the FCC to craft rules for next year's incentive auction that they argue will better protect transmissions from unlicensed devices and wireless microphones. Article

And finally@datacentre_agen: Chillers key in making cool data centre savings. Article