Telekom Slovenije (Slovenia) announced plans to utilise its LTE network to provide a triple-play bundle of services to areas where physical infrastructure is not currently available.
Telus sees that fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) will continue to play a bigger role in its last mile network, becoming the preferred future mechanism to deliver broadband services to consumers and businesses.
Hawaiian Telcom may still be a nascent player in the TV space, but like its larger incumbent telco brothers AT&T and CenturyLink, it is finding that its TV service is producing two benefits: reducing churn and driving up broadband attachment rates.
Hawaiian Telcom is making headway with its IPTV rollout, reporting that as of the end of the first quarter, it penetrated 17.9 percent of households with the service.
TDS Telecom reported that while first-quarter wireline revenues rose 7 percent to $279 million due to an increase in residential broadband and IPTV services, it saw slight declines in its wholesale and business service segments.
CenturyLink may soon give Comcast a dose of new TV competition in Minneapolis if it gets final city council approval for its video franchise in May.
AT&T has spent over $2.7 billion during the past two years on upgrades to its wireline and wireless networks in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
CenturyLink is bringing its IPTV service to Denver. The local city council has approved a 10-year video franchise agreement to bring the telco's Prism service to its residents.
CenturyLink is moving forward with its plans to bring its Prism IPTV service to Denver residents after the City Council approved a 10-year video franchise agreement with the telco earlier this week.
Ericsson will cut 2,200 jobs in Sweden, mainly in research and development (R&D) and its supply chain, as it seeks to slash costs and boost profitability. The vendor hinted at the job cuts in November, but at the time did not say how many employees would lose their jobs.