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Ericsson CTO claims North America is driving 5G development

Ericsson hopes to prompt Europe's public sector to invest more in next-generation telecom technology, including 5G mobile broadband, by disclosing more information about the diminishing returns the company is seeing from R&D it conducts in the region.

BlackRock defends Telecom Italia investment

Investment firm BlackRock now says it holds a 7.78 percent stake in Telecom Italia and that this investment, which makes it the second largest investor in the carrier, followed Italian disclosure rules.

AT&T's $14B Project VIP: breaking out the business service, U-verse numbers

Project VIP is one of AT&T's most ambitious network buildout initiatives to date. Over the past year, it has been making continual progress in expanding both its U-verse and fiber to the building footprint. Where is it making the bulk of those investments? We list them by state in this special report.

Inteliquent reveals shareholder cash return strategy

Inteliquent, a voice interconnection provider, is continuing its turnaround strategy with a plan to return cash to its shareholders, including a special dividend of $1.25 per share, and to initiate a quarterly dividend of $0.0625 per share of its common stock. The service provider said that both dividends should be declared and paid within the next three months.

Acacia Communications secures $20 million in funding

Acacia Communications, an emerging 100G optical transceiver vendor, closed $20 million in its latest round of funding that was led by Summit Partners.

Frontier's rating cut by S&P due to increasing competition

The ongoing competitive effect of cable telephony and wireless substitution has driven Standard & Poor's Ratings Services to cut Frontier Communications' rating for corporate credit and senior unsecured debt to double-B-minus, three levels below investment grade.

Report calls AT&T, Verizon top U.S. 'investment heroes'

AT&T and Verizon finished one-two atop a list of "Investment Heroes" compiled by economist Diana Carew and chief economist Michael Mandel for the Progressive Policy Institute, an independent research institution.

Report: Goldman's decision to advise Sprint bothered Clearwire

Investment bank Goldman Sachs told Clearwire's (NASDAQ:CLWR) board in February it planned to stop advising Clearwire and would instead switch to advising Clearwire's majority owner, Sprint Nextel (

Report: Clearwire selling off spectrum for more funding

In what appears to be a last resort in garnering more funding, Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR) is aiming to sell some of its vast amount of spectrum to raise between $2.5 billion and $5 billion, according to

Clearwire mulls funding options, in talks with T-Mobile USA

WiMAX operator Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR) is reviewing its funding options and is in discussions with current and new investors, including T-Mobile USA, a Clearwire spokesman told Bloomberg. "Other