Suddenlink's Kent named CEO of TierPoint; Charter closes on $15.5B note

More cable news from across the Web:

> Outgoing Suddenlink Communications CEO Jerry Kent has been named CEO of cloud computing company TierPoint, where he already serves as chairman. St. Louis Business Journal article

> Charter Communications announced that its subsidiary, CCO Safari II, LLC, has closed on the sale of $15.5 billion of senior secured notes. Release

> Cox Communications has promoted Len Barlik to executive VP and chief human resources officer. Release

> Qualcomm says it plans to cut 15 percent of its workforce. Article

> Bend Broadband said an outage this week was caused by a truck slamming into a utility pole in Bend, Ore. KBND article

> Police in Birmingham, Ala., are investigating the burning of two Bright House Networks trucks. WVTM article

> Cox has announced that it's launching its gigabit broadband service for residential customers in Louisiana. Release

Telecom News

> Speaking to investors during the second-quarter 2015 earnings call, Rami Rahim, CEO of Juniper Networks, said that while he sees potential growth in the security portion of the business it will have to weather a storm to get there. Article

Wireless News

> Verizon Wireless is currently deploying 4x4 MIMO (multiple ­input and multiple output) technology, involving 4 transmitters and 4 receivers, which the carrier said should enhance both its coverage and improve its LTE network performance. Article

And finally … In what appears to be a widespread service disruption, Virgin Media subscribers say their TiVo-powered pay-TV boxes are repeatedly and randomly rebooting. Article