T-Mobile hit with SMS service disruption; NSA allowed to resume bulk telephone metadata collection

Wireless news from across the Web. 

> The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled that the National Security Agency may temporarily resume its program that systematically collects records of Americans' domestic phone calls. New York Times article

> T-Mobile US suffered an SMS service disruption yesterday. TMoNews article

> New leaked iPhone cases suggest that this year's models will look nearly identical to last year's, but lots of internal changes are expected. 9to5 Mac article

> Ericsson is asking a Taiwanese company thought to be an Apple supplier to produce documents that could be relevant to its patent dispute with Apple. Re/code article

> Microsoft will make its first Surface 3 with LTE available in Germany and the UK starting July 3. The model is expected to come to the U.S. in the coming weeks. ZDNet article

> VMware and Carahsoft Technology Corporation have agreed to pay $75.5 million to settle claims they overcharged the government. AP article

> Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announced its first push outside Asia on Tuesday with the launch of its latest device, the Redmi 2, in Brazil, for around $161. Wall Street Journal article

> Sprint was found culpable of infringing on two patents held by Prism Technologies. Sprint said it will appeal the decision. PhoneScoop article

Online Video News

>  After more than three months of negotiation, Vivendi has completed its deal to buy online video provider DailyMotion from its parent company, Orange. Vivendi purchased an 80 percent stake in the company for $241.8 million (€217 million). Article

> While HBO isn't forthcoming about its subscriber numbers, particularly for its shiny new standalone service HBO Now, an online video industry analyst pegged the number of subscribers to the OTT variant at more than 850,000, "and the number could very well be around 1 million." Article

Cable News

> Dish Network's fast-growing OTT service, Sling TV, experienced its third major service outage on Monday, with the streaming platform going down during several hours of prime-time viewing. Article

> Houston MSO enTouch Systems has asked the FCC to impose restrictions on the amount of program licensing fees a combined AT&T and DirecTV will be able to charge rival operators for access to regional sports networks. Article

Telecom News

>  Mexico telecom regulator Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones' (Ifetel) move to give competitors equal access to Telmex's last mile network to other providers could usher in a new era of competition from local providers and even AT&T, which is making a big push into the country via its pending DirecTV deal. Article

> Fiber cuts that occurred on Level 3 and Zayo's fiber backbone networks in the San Francisco Bay area on Tuesday are now under investigation by the FBI. Article

European Wireless News

> Telenor and TeliaSonera appointed Hilde Tonne as CEO of their future joint venture in Denmark, as the two Nordic giants press ahead with plans to merge their respective businesses in the country. Article

> Nokia Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Telefónica are among 13 telecom industry players that teamed up to develop a 5G mobile network architecture as part of the 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) initiative. Article

And finally... Google had a major snafu with its "machine learning" technology for identifying photos. Article

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