Telecom New Zealand on Friday said it will start offering fiber-based broadband services over the government's Ultrafast Broadband (UFB) network to its consumer and business customer base in March.
The FCC reported on Wednesday that its efforts to reform its Lifeline voice program will enable it to save an estimated $400 million this year, complementing the $214 million it saved in 2012 by cracking down on abuse of the system.
Google on Wednesday filed a lawsuit charging that BT infringed on four of its patents, contradicting its previous stance that suing other companies over patents is an "attack on innovation."
Nearly three million Spanish consumers decided to stop using their mobile phones last year, according to the telecoms watchdog CMT. This fall, the first on record for Spain, came after the economy slipped back into recession for the second time in three years.
The National Association of Broadcasters is backing the merger of T-Mobile USA with MetroPCS, arguing that it is indicative of a robust market for wireless spectrum and that carriers are remaking themselves to get the airwaves they need.
América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, posted net subscriber gains of 753,000 customers in the fourth quarter, much higher than the year-ago period and better than its net subscriber additions in the first three quarters of 2012. It is unclear if the company was affected earlier this year by regulatory changes to the FCC's Lifeline program, in which TracFone is a key player.
The 700 MHz band is a mess created by the pursuit of a regulatory fantasy, aggravated by an artificial deadline provided by law, and compounded by the desire to please everyone and hurt nobody.
AT&T, CenturyLink and Windstream have become embroiled in a patent battle with Intellectual Ventures, a patent holding company, over a number of its DSL patents.
Sprint Nextel's Virgin Mobile reduced the number of its Lifeline subscribers by almost half, according to the results of a Wall Street Journal investigation into changes in the FCC's Lifeline program. Although Virgin shed the largest number of subscribers, the carrier wasn't alone: According to the WSJ, AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless and others also reduced the number of subscribers eligible for Lifeline money.
Hibernia Networks has been forced to stop work on its trans-Atlantic submarine cable, the Hibernia Express, over cybersecurity issues due to its work with Huawei.