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Vodafone spends $3B on Indian spectrum during taxing times

Vodafone continued its spending spree in India after the operator won spectrum licences worth around $3 billion following the conclusion of an auction that raised a total of about 611.62 billion rupees ($9.8 billion or €7.2 billion)- much more than expected- for the Indian government.

Analyst: Comcast/Time Warner Cable deal could open door for Sprint/T-Mobile

Comcast's just-announced $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable could open the door for SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son to push more forcefully for deal between Sprint and T-Mobile US. The Comcast-TWC merger might also benefit Verizon Wireless, which has been reselling services with each of the cable companies.

Frontier says it reduced West Virginia customer complaints by 70 percent

Frontier Communications' multi-billion dollar acquisition of Verizon's landline operations in 14 states may be a fading memory, but in West Virginia the telco has made large strides in the past four years by extending broadband to 176,000 customers and driving down customer complaints by about 70 percent.

Facebook, IoT and 5G will be in the spotlight at MWC 2014

Look for several non-traditional companies to make headlines at the upcoming Mobile World Congress convention in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 24-27. As we begin the countdown to this annual wireless confab, it's becoming clear that once again the gathering is drawing leaders from other industries like social media, computing and automotive, executives who are intent upon reaching the key players in the wireless industry.

Aereo's capacity issues could drum up subscriber interest

Did Aereo just take a page out of Apple's retail strategy playbook? Faced with capacity issues in major markets just before two big broadcast events, it's telling people to get in line.

Netflix ISP speed rankings prompt new round of fingerpointing

New Netflix ISP speed rankings that show Verizon FiOS and Comcast speeds falling have raised a new round of finger pointing over who is to blame for the apparent drop in quality of service. 

Aereo gets April 22 Supreme Court date, continues fight with broadcasters in Utah

Mark your calendars: April 22 is the day the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Aereo case.

Sprint beats analyst expectations with 477,000 new subscribers in Q4

Sprint added 477,000 customers in the fourth quarter, defying analysts' expectations that it would lose subscribers. However, after posting its first quarterly net profit since 2007 in the third quarter, the company swung back into the red in the fourth quarter with a loss of $1.04 billion.

NTT could get permission to offer wireline/wireless bundle discounts

Japan's communications ministry may lift the ban on former state-run incumbent telco NTT, giving it the ability to offer discounts for wireline and wireless service bundles, reports  Nikkei Asian Review.

Obama's Farm Bill provides $50M for rural Gbps broadband

Rural telcos that are looking at deploying Gbps-based broadband networks will now have more financial assistance after President Obama signed into law the  Agriculture Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill.