AT&T makes bid on Yahoo; Dish launches its HopperGo

More cable news from across the web:

> New Jersey regulators have approved Altice NV's takeover of Cablevision. Asbury Park Press story

> Dish Network has debuted its $99 HopperGo mobile video module. Press release

> More than 11 million U.S. homes will own a 4K TV by the end of this year, Strategy Analytics says. Press release

Telecom News

> Viptela, a provider of SDN-WAN technology to large telcos like Verizon and Singtel, has raised $75 million in a Series C round of funding. Article

> In a nearly unanimous decision, the FCC approved a reverse auction that will provide an additional $2 billion in funds to rural broadband providers via the regulator's CAF II program in an effort to accelerate growth. Article

Wireless Tech News

> With all the talk about 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT), things can get pretty confusing. Seeking to dispel some of the most pervasive myths about 5G, NTT DoCoMo CTO Seizo Onoe presented a keynote at the IEEE International Conference on Communications in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday. Article

> AT&T will start a 5G trial with "friendly" customers by the end of this year, delivering a multi-gigabit, fixed type of service, according to a keynote at the Big Communications Event (BCE) 2016 in Austin, Texas. Article

Wireless News

> AT&T has submitted a bid for Yahoo and remains active in the auction of Yahoo's core internet business, according to a new report from Bloomberg. AT&T's interest in Yahoo puts the company directly into competition with Verizon, which is also reportedly bidding on Yahoo's business and reportedly remains the frontrunner. Article

> Consumers and businesspeople are increasingly looking to access information quickly, on the go, and from specific devices. And according to Rod Smith, IBM's vice president of emerging internet technologies, voice is how they want to ask for it. Article

And finally… A federal appeals court has rebuked the FCC over the agency's long delay in updating its media-ownership rules. Wall Street Journal story

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