As web giants continue to circle fast-growing start-ups like sharks circling a school of fish, Yahoo has decided to get in on the action, confirming that it agreed to pay $1.1 billion for micro-blogging site Tumblr, along with a “promise not to screw it up.” As part of that promise, under the terms of the [...]
Telus broke the news last week when it announced that it will acquire Mobilicity for $380 million, creating a precedent in the Canadian wireless market. This move, however, appears to be perfectly legal, despite at first glance being in conflict with Ottawa’s own rules. For this reason, other wireless startups such as Wind Mobile have [...]
Over the past twelve months, Pacnet has gone through a lot of changes. In October the company announced a transformation plan that would give the company a new managed-services and datacenter-centric approach and take greater advantage of their connectivity in Mainland China. And indeed they’ve been putting real money to work since then. With us [...]
Frontier Communications is one of the first service providers to offer discounted broadband services in Eastern Ohio under a new FCC pilot that is focused on extending broadband to eligible Lifeline program participants.
Dish Network is giving its users more options to view their content in more locations by extending its VOD programming to the Apple iOS and Android devices.
AT&T is enhancing its South Carolina network staff with plans to hire 70 new employees as it looks to expand both its wireless LTE network and wireline U-verse services throughout the state.
The New York Public Service Commission went ahead with granting Verizon "limited approval" to replace Hurricane Sandy-damaged wireline voice networks with its VoiceLink wireless service on Fire Island, one of a few areas in New York and New Jersey where Verizon said repairs to the PSTN will be too expensive or difficult.
TDS Telecom said it has upgraded its Microsoft Mediaroom platform to version 2.3 as a way to make the customer's viewing experience "more intuitive and easy-to-use."
Vodafone Ireland is posing a challenge to incumbent telco eircom with the launch of its fiber-based broadband service, offering consumers and businesses speeds of up to 70 Mbps. Beginning at €30 ($39) a month, eligible users can opt to purchase a standalone or bundled voice/data option.
Following my contrarian article last week where I predicted that tw telecom would not only not sell as analysts are predicting but actually buy something, several folks asked me the rather obvious followup of ‘whom’. One regular commenter went so far as to ask if all roads still stop at XO, which of course has [...]
It has been a rather lively year for the Canadian mobile industry so far with companies like Blackberry launching new phones and wireless providers such as Rogers and Bell trying to make themselves more appealing to customers. This has provided mobile retailers with the perfect opportunity to capitalise on the busy market such as Glentel [...]
Bell was found liable to tens of thousands of wireless subscribers located in Canada’s North, for charging 75 cents per month for a 911 service that didn’t exist in that area. The lawsuit started in March in Yellowknife, making the first class-action lawsuit trial in Northwest Territories. However, the original lawsuit dates back to 2007, [...]
With advanced 4G LTE only just arriving on the scene, Samsung has shocked the mobile world with the announcement that it has successfully developed the world’s first next generation 5G wireless technology. As the company’s official blog explains, Samsung has created the “first adaptive array transceiver technology operating in the millimetre-wave Ka bands for cellular [...]
Let’s start off the week by finishing off last week, with a look five news items from the data center sector: more money for IO and QTS, and customer wins at CoreSite, Cologix, and 365Main. IO raised $260M in financing via a new credit facility that saw their current bank group duo bring in seven [...]
We have a new job listing this week from the midwestern-based fiber builder Unite Private Networks, giving them two active listings, while MegaPath still has one on the books. … [visit site to read more]