T-Mobile to sell Fierce 2, Evolve 2 Android smartphones from Alcatel OneTouch; LG outs Gx2 smartphone

Quick news from around the Web.

> T-Mobile US will sell the new Fierce 2 and Evolve 2 Android smartphones from Alcatel OneTouch. Release

> Sprint MVNO Chit Chat Mobile filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to settle a billing dispute with Sprint. Article

> AT&T's Next program is now supported in the Apple Store. Article

> LG Electronics announced its new Gx2 Android smartphone. Article

> Netflix said it does not pay for connections to 99 percent of the ISPs that it sends traffic to. However, the company said that the ISPs that it does pay account for more than 1 percent of the company's total traffic. Article

> Yahoo closed its acquisition of Flurry. Article

Online Video News

> Broadpeak is working with Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom on a 4K trial, with the aim of delivering streaming content using HEVC compression. Article

Telecom News

> CenturyLink has responded to the growing demand from its Canadian market customers for colocation and cloud services by announcing that it has opened its second data center in the greater Toronto area. Article

> FirstLight Fiber is expanding its presence in the New Hampshire market by reaching an asset purchase agreement to acquire all of G4 Communications' holdings, including its customer base and its Manchester, N.H., data center. Article

Cable News

> A problem created by what the operator termed as "routine maintenance" resulted in a service interruption for Time Warner Cable's 12 million broadband subscribers nationwide this morning. Article

> Continuing to transform its business to one driven by MSO partnerships, TiVo added 283,000 pay-TV subscribers in the second quarter, a 20 percent improvement over the same period in 2013. Article

European Wireless News

> Du is ramping up its LTE network rollout, pledging to extend the deployment by a quarter to meet surging demand for mobile data in the UAE, the operator's domestic market. Article

> Cosmote Romania has awarded a contract to build a new LTE network in southern Romania to Chinese equipment manufacturer ZTE, in a deal that will require the construction of more than 3,000 base stations. Article

And finally… CTIA's Meredith Attwell Baker had a bucket of water dumped over her head. Video

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