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Deutsche Telekom's new CEO said an increase in the value of its US unit has already compensated for a €7.4 billion ($10 billion) writedown on T-Mobile US undertaken in 2012, and the unit's value has now returned to levels seen before the failed attempt to sell it to AT&T in 2011 for $39 billion.
Three days after telling investors that it could improve subscriber retention at Time Warner Cable if it succeeds in acquiring it, Charter Communications said Friday that it recruited a former Cox Communications, Sprint and AT&T Wireless executive to oversee inbound sales and retention.
Deutsche Telekom stoked the rumour mill over a sale of T-Mobile USA by shifting control of the US mobile operator to a non-domestic holding company based in the Netherlands.
Relatively little attention has been paid to 3G and LTE latency speeds--which is notable considering a number of operators have pointed to improved latency as a major reason behind the push to LTE. Latency is defined as the time it takes for a source to send a packet of data to a receiver. Latency is typically measured in milliseconds. The lower the latency (the fewer the milliseconds), the better the network performance.
FierceWireless, with partner OpenSignal, is hoping to shed some light onto the latency issue. Every month, we'll report the network latency speeds of the Tier 1 U.S. wireless carriers. Here you'll find charts showing exactly how the carriers stacked up against each other in December across their different network technologies, from LTE to EV-DO Rev. A to eHRPD (a software solution that allows Verizon and Sprint to use existing CDMA towers to pass data packets over to the LTE network) to HSPAP (part of the HSPA upgrade path) to HSPA. You'll also find the raw data collected by OpenSignal that the charts are based on.
The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) just wrapped and the FierceWireless team is taking a look at what was hot and what was not during the show.
AT&T Mobility is testing Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service on smartphones from Samsung Electronics, according to a Yonhap News report. The report, which cited unnamed sources, comes less than 10 days after AT&T revealed that its first VoLTE phone will be from Asus, a relatively small smartphone player.
AT&T and CSC are among a group of companies that have been named in a trademark infringement lawsuit by competitive provider BizCloud for what they say is an infringement and deliberate use of its "BIZCLOUD" trademark.
AT&T Mobility said its new "Sponsored Data" toll-free data plans, which allow partners to subsidize customer data costs, do not violate the FCC's net neutrality rules. The carrier's statement came just a day after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler indicated the commission will monitor the new plans and intervene if they develop into an anticompetitive practice or give preferential treatment.