AT&T has reiterated its argument that the FCC should remove the existing nondiscrimination requirements that apply to facilities-based IMTS traffic arrangements on the U.S.-Cuba route.
Consumer Intelligence Research Partners added its voice to the choir of industry onlookers predicting a big first quarter for T-Mobile.
CBS's 60 Minutes created something of a stir over the weekend when it reported on a vulnerability in the worldwide mobile exchange system that continues to allow hackers to access others' wireless data using nothing but a phone number. But if U.S. operators are terrified about any dangers the flaw may represent to their customers, they don't seem to be showing it.
CenturyLink and Frontier have joined forces to petition the FCC over the ongoing special access regulation issue, arguing that the FCC should not re-impose new regulations on wholesale services ILECs provide to CLECs.
Cogent Communications may have faced a number of challenges in recent years, but BTIG Research has forecast that wholesale services and business services could drive double digit revenue growth in the first quarter of 2016, marking the first time it has done so since the second quarter of 2014.
Verizon this week launched a promotion in support of Android Pay, offering subscribers free additional data when they use Google's payment service at the point of purchase. The move follows last month's news that Verizon is the only major carrier that doesn't allow Samsung to preload its own mobile payments offering on Verizon's phones. Like its fellow carriers, Verizon has something of a history of favoring certain apps, services and technologies over others, or even overtly blocking offerings at will.
Google Fiber is making progress with its plans to deliver FTTH services to San Antonio residents, beginning network construction in the city.
The first-quarter 2016 earnings reporting season has begun, and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed. Check here throughout the reporting season for updates on providers, vendors and integrators in this segment.
While AT&T and EchoStar agreed to a potential sharing framework for the 28 GHz band, other stakeholders in the satellite industry and AT&T rival Verizon are still working on complicated technical details to make sharing possible.
Reacting to a proposal for sharing in the 28 GHz and 37/39 GHz bands as outlined by AT&T and EchoStar, Boeing says its proposal represents only a single viewpoint and should not be taken to represent a consensus within the satellite industry.