America Movil and its Austrian subsidiary Telekom Austria pulled out of the race to acquire Serbian operator Telekom Srbija due to the high cost of buying the company and its lack of profitability.
Swisscom said it is testing an LTE network offering data rates of up to 450 Mbps that it aims to launch by the year-end to meet growing mobile data demand.
Zayo continues to see new opportunities in its fiber-to-the-tower business, announcing that as of the end of June it sold services to over 800 macro tower and small cell sites that leverage previous anchor FTTT network builds already in place.
As part of its mission to virtualize 75 percent of its network by 2020, AT&T is using Metaswitch's Perimeta session border controller (SBC) to power a portion of its software-centric network.
Integra is beefing up its West Coast fiber network presence by acquiring opticAccess, a three-year old competitive provider that's focused on providing services for large enterprises and domestic and international wholesale carrier customers.
CenturyLink has officially launched its Prism IPTV service in Seattle, Wash., complementing its ongoing 1 Gbps FTTH network buildout.
The state of Hawaii has approved $30 million in grants to draw as many as 80,000 high-paying technology sector jobs to the islands over the next 15 years. But the plan could fail without substantial investment in the state's broadband system.
Frontier has set an aggressive timeline to expand broadband to 750,000 more households throughout its service footprint by the year 2020. Dan McCarthy, president and CEO of Frontier, said in an FCC filing that this commitment will include the wireline properties it is in the process of buying from Verizon in California, Florida and Texas.
Samsung is the latest to outline a vision using satellites to deliver wireless Internet to the unconnected around the world, but it's also proposing the satellite system be used to meet the needs of developed nations as well.
Nokia's proposed acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent took another step forward with its filing of a preliminary draft of a registration statement on Form F-4 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).