The U.S. government wants to be able to review Sprint Nextel's network equipment purchases as a condition of Japanese operator Softbank's proposed $20.1 billion purchase of 70 percent of Sprint, according to the Wall Street Journal . The action is likely an attempt by the government to block Sprint from buying equipment from Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE.
The High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) HD compression standard has caught the eye of vendors quickly preparing for the next generation of high definition television--4K or UltraHD.
UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has now published the round-by-round bids made by each operator in the recent LTE spectrum auction. This data provides a unique insight into elements of the bidders' auction strategies.
In his latest column, Jim Barthold of FierceIPTV examines how it's going to be hard for service providers to use "20th Century copper infrastructure trying to serve consumers with state-of-the-art 21st Century devices."
Deutsche Telekom is going to start throttling DSL speeds on users who go over a set bandwidth limit, according to rumors reported on a telecom blog.
The U.S. Senate voted against a proposal that would have cut cell phones out of the FCC's Lifeline program. The vote, largely along party lines, likely will generate a sigh of relief among the likes of TracFone, AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel and other wireless carriers that receive Lifeline funds in order to provide wireless service to low-income Americans.
The FCC issued its 16th Wireless Competition Report on Friday. The report is full of good news about innovation, investment, and competition. But the finest news is that U.S. consumers get the best value in the world, have abundant choices, and make great use of both.
The Internet will become a battleground between a new breed of online video service delivery players and the old line guard of wireline telcos and cable operators, an Informa Telecoms & Media report, "Internet Innovation," contends.
Frontier Communications put up $123.6 million in 2012 to expand its broadband and business service reach in its New York territory, with a key focus on upping broadband speeds.
In its 16th report on the state of competition in the wireless market, the FCC struck the tone it has taken in the past two reports, noting that it "makes no formal finding as to whether there is, or is not, effective competition in the industry."