Samsung to announce Galaxy Note 7; Chinese firms working on alternative deal to acquire Opera

More wireless news from across the web:

> A group of Chinese internet firms are seeking an alternative deal to acquire Opera Software after their initial proposal failed to get regulatory approval in time. Reuters article

> Samsung revealed plans to announce the Galaxy Note 7, the latest iteration of its large-form smartphone, on August 2. The Verge article

> Despite reports of Google killing a VR project that would compete with the Oculus Rift, the tech giant is reportedly still working on another VR headset in addition to Daydream. Engadget article

Telecom News

> Zayo has won a $50 million, 20-year dark fiber network deal, enabling a large service provider to immediately expand its service area throughout the United States. Article

Wireless Tech News

> ViaSat said it believes the historic Spectrum Frontiers order provides an approach for satellite operators to operate and expand alongside terrestrial wireless networks. ViaSat had previously argued the order should provide greater satellite protections. Article

European Wireless News

> SoftBank pledged to invest in the future of ARM as it announced a $32.1 billion bid to acquire 100 percent of the U.K.-based technology company. Article

Cable News

> Canada's Shaw Communications will begin deploying white-label X1 set-tops to its subscribers this year and have the Comcast-owned platform completely deployed across its footprint by the end of 2017. Article

And finally… Following reports that Ericsson inflated its revenue figures, shares in the telecom vendor fell sharply. RCR Wireless News article