LAS VEGAS--The broadcast industry has reached an "inflection point" where broadcast licensees, such as online video providers like Netflix, "can move from being the disrupted to the disruptor," FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told NAB Show attendees at a keynote here. And he warned that the industry needs to pivot or risk being overtaken by companies that are taking advantage of the changing technology landscape.
Cincinnati Bell, the nation's ninth-largest wireless carrier, announced that it will shut down its wireless network and sell its spectrum--essentially an acknowledgement that it cannot compete in today's wireless industry. So what does this mean for the rest of the nation's smaller regional wireless players that continue to struggle to compete with the Tier 1 wireless operators?
Frontier Communications has invested more than $326 million, including $80 million in 2013, upgrading its network facilities New York over the past three years to improve consumer broadband and enhance the availability of Ethernet to more businesses.
TDS Telecom is going to deliver broadband service to more of its rural customer base through three ongoing projects in Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. Set to be completed this spring, these buildouts will enable a combined 2,750 more households to gain access to high-speed Internet service.
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman has branded calls for a domestic European communications network "draconian", and said the proposal could breach global trade agreements and laws.
Vivendi ended speculation over the future of its French telecoms business SFR, announcing over the weekend that it will sell the unit to cable and telecoms company Altice and its French cable unit Numericable for a total value of €17 billion ($23 billion).
Frontier Communications' proposed deal to acquire AT&T's Connecticut wireline operations is facing its first protest from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union, which says the service provider has not provided enough information to the FCC to review it.
Now that the FCC has set a band plan for the auction of AWS-3 spectrum this fall, a complex bit of game theory is underway to see which spectrum blocks Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile US will bid for.
TDS Telecom has put the final touches on a broadband stimulus project near Au Train and Chatham in Michigan, bringing service to nearly 1,300 homes thanks to an $8.6 million United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) grant.
Telecom Egypt will pay a hefty fee for a new unified operating license in the country, under plans revealed by telecoms minister Atef Helmy.