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Verizon CFO promises to increase wireless capex, margins

A top Verizon Communications executive said the carrier doesn't plan to reduce spending on its wireless network, despite the fact that it has largely completed its nationwide macro LTE buildout. At the same time, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said the carrier plans to increase its margins in its wireless business over time.

AT&T's Stephens: SDN will save customer service cycle times, improve service turn up

AT&T continues to be bullish on how software-defined networks (SDN) will enable the service provider to accelerate service turn up and allow customers to take control over their service provisioning experience.

AT&T lights up 1 Gbps service in Research Triangle and Winston-Salem, N.C.

AT&T will soon start offering its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service to consumer and business customers in parts of Research Triangle and Winston-Salem, N.C.

Verizon Wireless takes lead in the LTE speed race

In the LTE downlink speed race, Verizon Wireless is the top carrier, taking a lead over competitors T-Mobile US, AT&T and Sprint. 

AT&T to hike U-verse TV, broadband rates in 2015

AT&T is using the holiday season to "thank" its customers with planned rate hikes for both U-verse TV and broadband services that will go into effect early next year.

Nokia, Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent eye 2015 for AWS-3 products

While a lot of variables remain to be finalized--including who comes out on top in the ongoing AWS-3 auction--infrastructure vendors need to start planning their road maps for products that will make use of spectrum when it's available.

G.fast standard gets final ITU approval

G.fast, the new standard that proposes the delivery of speeds of 1 Gbps over existing copper wire, has gained final approval from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

CenturyLink acquires DataGardens, adds disaster recovery to cloud portfolio

CenturyLink is acquiring DataGardens, a Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) provider based in Edmonton, Alberta, a move that immediately enhances the disaster recovery capabilities of its cloud service portfolio.

Muni Wi-Fi 2.0: This time, cities are getting smarter

While it's mind boggling in this day and age that cities need to go through so many hoops to build their own broadband networks, it's encouraging to see what's being done in the area of municipal Wi-Fi.

RootMetrics: In study of 52 markets, Verizon leads on maximum sustained downlink speeds, followed by T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint

Thanks to an exclusive partnership between FierceWireless and network testing firm RootMetrics, readers will be able to see the maximum recorded downlink and uplink speeds the firm observed for the four Tier 1 carriers across eight different regions in the U.S. The data also lets readers see which regions of the country in general let wireless customers access the highest peak downlink and uplink speeds. RootMetrics conducted extensive testing across the country both in the first half of 2014 and in the third quarter to gauge how the four Tier 1 carriers fared in terms of maximum downlink and uplink speeds.