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Sprint Promises Increased Frugality and Efficiency in Network Expansion

When you have less cash than all of your rivals, well you have to know how to spend it wisely. That was the message from Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure coming out of his company’s quarterly earnings call last week. While Sprint has attempted to differentiate itself in an increasingly saturated mobile market by offering some […]

Reminder: Reverse Auction Workshop Set for May 23; Agenda Now Available

A couple of weeks ago we reported on the FCC’s announcement of the final steps in the run-up to the start of bidding in the clock phase of the reverse auction portion of the long-awaited, much-anticipated Broadcast Incentive Auction. One of those steps: an FCC-conducted workshop on the online bidding system that participants will have … Continue Reading

European Commission blocks merger of Three and O2

A month ago, I did a posting explaining why the European Commission should block the proposed takeover of O2 by Three. Today the Commission has announced that it will not allow the merger. This will be good news for Ofcom Chief Executive Sharon White who opposed the merger and good news for consumer who will […]

As Deadline Looms, Location Monitoring Service Licensee Looks to Locate Plan B

PCS Partners seeks 3GPP LTE use for thus-far-unused – and soon-to-be-expired – licenses. Nearly two years ago, we reported that the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau put Multilateration Location Monitoring Service (M-LMS) licensees in the hot seat: build out soon, or lose your licenses. Show More Summary

MCB To Be Powered With Zong

Zong recently joined hands with Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB) for a corporate agreement that allows the provision of Zong’s exceptional high-speed data services to the MCB employees throughout Pakistan. The development implies that MCB...Show More Summary

Alcatel joins hands with i2 to launch feature and smartphones in Pakistan

Alcatel, a multi award winning brand of TCL Communication, announced today that it has appointed i2 Pakistan as an official distributor for the complete range of Alcatel mobiles, smart phones & tablets in Pakistan. Through this prestigious...Show More Summary

Network Bytes: Hibernia Networks, Hurricane Electric, Cinia, Telia, GTT

There's plenty of news on the international network front to get to this week with ITW finishing up.  Here's a roundup of some new or expanded strategic relationships that are worth noting:... [visit site to read more]

Higher Sales, Lower Churn for euNetworks

While no longer publicly traded, euNetworks posts its financials and thus provides a pure-play look into the European infrastructure sector.  This morning they posted Q1 results, holding firm sequentially on the top line and keeping nearly all of last quarter's EBITDA gains.  Here are their numbers in some context:... [visit site to read more]

Facebook denies suppressing trending conservative news

Several weeks ago I wrote about dangers of Facebook operating as a news delivery platform, as the private enterprise with its own clear biases has little to no obligation to remain neutral, particularly when it comes to offering bipartisan coverage on election issues. While at the time my concern was that Facebook could unduly influence […]

Steady Progress in Cuba/U.S. Telecom Links

The opening of a formerly cloistered nation to U.S. telecom companies is unprecedented, so it is difficult to say whether progress is slow or fast.

Cross River Fiber Heads for the Jersey Shore

Cross River Fiber, which made its name rewiring northern New Jersey for low latency, is taking aim at the Jersey Shore. This morning they announced an expansion to the south, taking aim at the backhaul market from the state's cable landing stations.... [visit site to read more]

Metro Bytes: Wilcon, Cleareon, Lightpath, Neutral Path

Yesterday's roundup focused on the international, today's on the regional and metro:... [visit site to read more]

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