Average revenue per user is under pressure as never before among European carriers, but there are several steps they are taking to mitigate against this. FierceWireless:Europe explores several of these avenues in a new, in-depth feature. Special report
The GSMA released a new report that argues countries in Europe are far behind the United States in LTE deployments, network speeds, total mobile usage and the rollout of advanced services, and called on European regulators to help it catch up.
Cuba's consumers may have more ways to get Internet access as the government announced that its monopoly telco will begin offering service at 118 outlets next month.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been a key federal agency behind the Wireless Emergency Alert system, but is apparently concerned about another emergency: not many people know about the system. So FEMA is partnering with the Advertising Council to launch new public service advertising this week intended to educate the public about the system.
Japanese operator SoftBank's proposed $20.1 billion purchase of 70 percent of Sprint Nextel has cleared a major hurdle: The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, an interagency body headed by the Treasury and charged with overseeing deals in which a foreign entity gains control of a U.S. company, said "there are no unresolved national security issues" in SoftBank buying 70 percent of Sprint.
CTIA Wireless 2013 this year was, by virtually all accounts, a relatively quiet show. Big headlines were few and far between, and even the appearance of celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Ashton Kutcher did little to raise the overall outline of the event.
Broadcasters asked a federal judge in Washington, D.C., to block Alki David's Aereokiller service from operating there. The move could hurt Aereo, the Barry Diller- backed service which allows customers to lease small, remote TV antennas and DVRs to watch over-the-air TV shows online.
The European Commission has sent questions to operators in Europe to determine whether Apple's sales tactics for the iPhone in Europe are shutting out smartphone rivals.
The latest figures from French telecoms regulator Arcep provide a stark reminder of the pressures being faced by France's operators, which spent €2 billion more in 2012 than in 2011 but recorded a 3.3 per cent drop in revenue to €50.9 billion.
Fibertech Networks, a regional fiber-centric service provider, has joined a growing list of service providers that have earned the Metro Ethernet Forum's (MEF) Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certification.