Gorilla Glass 5 to debut on Galaxy Note 7; Mobile banking surges in 2015

More wireless news from across the web:

> Corning said its Gorilla Glass 5 will debut on the Galaxy Note 7, and the iPhone 7 may soon follow. Phone Arena article

> Mobile banking is on the rise as payments via mobile apps soared by 54 percent in 2015. The Guardian story

> IHS Market has predicted NFV revenues will grow 42 percent year-over-year from 2015 to 2020. RCR Wireless News article

Telecom News

> Verizon's proposed $1.8 billion acquisition of XO Communications – a deal that will deepen its fiber and millimeter wave wireless spectrum holdings for future 5G wireless deployments – hit a speed bump when the FCC asked the two service providers for additional information. Article

European Wireless News

> Vodafone Group said Europe still offers significant opportunities to grow its 4G subscriber base because only 30 percent of its users in the region have taken a 4G subscription to date. Article

Cable News

> AT&T reported net domestic pay-TV customer losses of 49,000, with its strong gain of 342,000 DirecTV satellite subscribers being more than offset by losses of 391,000 U-verse TV users in the second quarter. Article

And finally… Deutsche Bank analysts said Apple will bundle a Lightning port to a 3.5 mm jack converter with the iPhone 7. Phone Arena article