TDS Telecom launches HBO GO; Equinix, Ciena enable on-demand virtual network

Wireline news from across the Web:

> TDS Telecom has launched HBO GO and MAX GO for TDS TV customers who subscribe to HBO and/or Cinemax, giving them free, unlimited access to the corresponding online services. Release

> Equinix has teamed with Ciena to enable on-demand virtual network capabilities that let service provider and enterprise customers provision high-speed, high-capacity network resources when needed. Release

> Philip Yawman is stepping down as vice president and general manager of Frontier Communications in Rochester, N.Y., June 30, about 18 months after taking the job leading one of Frontier's largest markets. Story

> Verizon Digital Media Services said it is adding direct local connectivity from its network to many of the world's largest broadband providers "to ensure high quality user experiences and seamlessly handle traffic spikes as connected devices, user bases, and file sizes continue to grow." Release

> Norwegian telco Telenor will use Tata Consultancy Services to modernize its fixed-line network operations. Story

> TDS Telecom has installed 10 miles of fiber optic cable and six cabinets to serve areas near Onalaska and Salkum, Wash., with high-speed Internet. Story

Wireless News
> Samsung's CFO said that the company's second-quarter earnings are "not that good," according to multiple reports. The surprisingly frank comments likely reflect weakness in Samsung's mid- and low-end smartphone sales in emerging markets and put a damper on the company's April release of its flagship Galaxy S5 Android smartphone. Article

Online Video News
> In a 6-3 ruling Wednesday, the Supreme Court stated that Aereo's antenna-to-DVR-to-consumer service violates broadcasters' copyrights, a loss that could spell the end of the road for the SVOD provider. Article

And finally… Russian national telecom Rostelecom OJSC has launched a national triple play for customers who simultaneously subscribe to home Internet, IPTV and home telephone packages. Release