Frontier says it's making progress in solving issues in its new wireline properties, but that's little solace to some users who have been without service since the transition began on Friday.
Cricket made good on its recent promise to expand its retail footprint in a big way, announcing distribution deals with Best Buy and the lease-to-own retail chain Aaron's.
The FCC in partnership with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has developed a new set of labels for wireline broadband and wireless Internet services, giving consumers the ability to make price and feature comparisons when they shop for service.
Frontier completed its acquisition of Verizon's wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas on Friday, but it appears that the initial switchover has been bumpy with a number of users telling local media outlets they were seeing issues with their broadband and video services.
Brocade, a major player on the NFV and SDN scene in the wireless industry, announced it plans to purchase Wi-Fi equipment company Ruckus Wireless in a deal valued at around $1.2 billion. The companies expect the transaction to close in the third quarter of this year, and Ruckus CEO Selina Lo will remain in the combined company and will report to Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney.
CenturyLink, Frontier Communications and TDS are amongst a growing group of service providers that are considering partnering with local communities to build out and upgrade their networks to support higher speed residential and business services.
Deutsche Telekom board member Niek Jan van Damme issued a rallying call to Germany and Europe to back open standards in the field of smart homes, warning that a failure to do so would see businesses in the region lose out to international rivals.
TDS Telecom's competitive local exchange carrier arm, TDS Metrocom, says that AT&T's argument that it is asking the FCC to reimpose cap regulation on Ethernet services or set specific Ethernet rates is false.
CenturyLink has asked the FCC for permission to shut down its wholesale interstate Busy Line Verification (BLV) and Busy Line Interrupt (BLI) operator services in its legacy CenturyTel territory, saying there's no demand for the services.
MoffettNathanson downgraded both Verizon and AT&T, saying shares of both companies "have very substantially outperformed" in recent months despite major challenges in the U.S. mobile market.