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How Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint led consolidation in the wireless industry

Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile US and Sprint's emergence as the top four wireless operators came through an aggressive campaign of consolidation of a number of regional providers, including Alltel, Leap Wireless, MetroPCS and others. FierceWireless, in partnership with Quexor Group, looks at acquisition patterns of the four major wireless carriers during the past 10 years.

Charter's proposed Time Warner Cable, Bright House acquisitions will bolster its fiber, Ethernet capabilities

Charter Communications made it official that it will acquire Time Warner Cable for $56.7 billion in cash and stock, a deal that will immediately enhance its fiber reach and Ethernet capabilities for business and wholesale carrier customers.

C Spire launches suite of cloud-based unified communications services

C Spire Business Solutions has introduced a new set of cloud-based unified communications (UC) services called C Spire Unifi.

Ofcom’s Strategic Review: the views of someone involved in the last such exercise

Tom Kiedrowski, now an independent consultant, was working at Ofcom during the Strategic Review of Telecommunications, so he has interesting views on the newly-commenced Strategic Review of Digital Communications. He concludes his think...Show More Summary

How to Secure the Growing Internet of Things

By: Paula Bernier, TMC Executive Editor The Internet of Things is based on the concept of sharing large amounts of data – even if it’s a little bit at a time – in real time. The collection and analysis of such data can allow for better...Show More Summary

If You Like the Airlines’ Consolidation, You Might Love an Even More Concentrated Broadband and Cable Marketplace

With several cable television operations in play, perhaps we should consider what’s behind the urge to consolidate? Bear in mind that the broadband and cable television business already is quite profitable and concentrated, a key difference with the U.S. Show More Summary

Unshackled From the SGX, euNetworks Pushes Forward

We have one last earnings report for the first quarter left to look at.  The pan-European fiber operator euNetworks may no longer be listed on the Singapore exchange, but are still reporting their numbers.  And it was a pretty strong quarter, with revenues and EBITDA both up sequentially for the third consecutive quarter.  Here are their […]

Cork Prepares For Some Real Connectivity

Ireland has emerged as one of 2015's bandwidth growth spots, and the city of Cork is readying itself for a new era where it is no longer a backwater you have to get to via both London and Dublin. While we were all at Memorial Day picnics, they were hosting an event for no less […]

TWC Says Yes to Charter

Charter has kicked off the summer season by finally getting the answer it has been seeking for some time now. Time Warner Cable has agreed this morning to be purchased for $56.7B in cash and stock, a sum which values the larger company at $78.7B. They also reaffirmed their separate deal with Bright House Networks. […]

AT&T to Acquire More 700 MHz Spectrum from East Kentucky Network

AT&T’s hunger for spectrum is undamped. Although the spectrum auction has just ended and the carrier gained some premium licences in targeted areas, it has recently announced plans to acquire three lower 700 MHz C-block licences. According to two filings with the FCC, AT&T is ready to shell out a yet undisclosed amount to East Kentucky [...]

Dish Network Poised to Make a Big Splash in the Wireless Market

For several years now Dish Network, the nation’s second largest satellite television provider, has been hoarding wireless spectrum resources, confounding and frustrating the wireless industry not only by stealing said spectrum away from established wireless companies, but by offering little to no concrete indication of what it plans to do with its stockpile as well. But [...]

Ofcom’s Strategic Review: the views of the Communications Consumer Panel

On 12 March 2011, Ofcom launched a Strategic Review of Digital Communications by publishing terms of reference and inviting comments on these. As this invitation to comment is not a formal consultation, Ofcom is not publishing the submissions which it receives. However, CommsWatch has already published the detailed submission made by the Consumer Forum for […]

Ofcom’s Strategic Review: the views of the trade union Prospect

On 12 March 2011, Ofcom launched a Strategic Review of Digital Communications by publishing terms of reference and inviting comments on these. As this invitation to comment is not a formal consultation, Ofcom is not publishing the submissions which it receives. However, CommsWatch has already published the detailed submission made by the Consumer Forum for […]

Industry Spotlight: Alpheus Communications’ CEO Scott Widham

Texas is one of the country’s biggest and fastest-growing markets in general, and that goes for bandwidth and Internet infrastructure as well.  As one of the few remaining independent, regional fiber operators in the Southwest, Alpheus Communications has a unique perspective on that market.  Alpheus is owned by the Gores Group today, and has its […]

Free Webinar on Portuguese Broadband Usage and Satisfaction

On Tuesday May 26th 11 AM CET, Diffraction Analysis will present the high-level results of a study undertaken with the FTTH Council Europe on the Portuguese Market. This is a Free Webinar which you can join by registering here. The results of the study will be presented by Benoît Felten, CEO of Diffraction Analysis and […]

BlackBerry to Lay Off Undisclosed Number of Employees from Device Business

BlackBerry has announced another wave of layoffs targeting employees in its device business, including those focused on development of software and applications, reports the Wall Street Journal. The announcement comes after the company had reportedly been on a hiring spree after the most definitive evidence that the company’s turnaround was on track was reported last [...]

Huawei Poised to Dominate IoT

One of the most vilified Chinese companies in North America is quickly becoming a dominant player in the growing Internet of Things, as the world’s largest telecom hardware provider, Huawei, is leveraging its global market power to establish itself as the default choice for providing a unified IoT ecosystem, but in a surprising twist, not [...]

Next-Gen Antenna will Revolutionize the Wireless World

As the Internet of Things stands poised to dominate our lives in the coming years, researchers at the University of Manchester have found a way to radically redefine a key component in making our connected everything future a reality: the radio antenna. While you undoubtedly think of metal wires in regards to the radio antenna, [...]

[Fix] Trados Error: The file you are opening does not contain any bilingual segments

This problem occasionally happens when you are trying to open and work with Word files in SDL Trados Studio 2011/2014. After you select your file, Trados displays an error window, with either “The file you are opening does not conta...

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