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Wi-Fi Alliance pushes ahead on coexistence guidelines for LTE-U

Despite protests by LTE-U proponents who say they don't want the Wi-Fi Alliance dictating how their equipment gets certified, the Wi-Fi Alliance says it wants to make sure any LTE-U equipment that gets deployed will play fair with Wi-Fi.

Dish still 'in the driver's seat' with wireless spectrum, analyst firm says

Deutsche Bank analysts Bryan Kraft, Clay Griffin and Sunny Kwak say Dish Network is still "in the driver's seat" in regard to its wireless spectrum assets.

Comcast boosts Internet speeds in a dozen Western states

Comcast has increased Internet speeds on select tiers in a dozen Western U.S. states.

AT&T attracts 200 customers to its Network on Demand service

AT&T is finding that Network on Demand services are resonating in the marketplace as it now has over 200 customers worldwide. Although these new services will cannibalize its legacy T-1 and ATM data service revenue base, AT&T said that customers are willing to pay a premium for such services.

Analysts: Dish could strike a spectrum deal with Verizon or a perpetual leasing agreement

Dish Network remains in the driver's seat in terms of options for its spectrum, which could include a sale to Verizon, some kind of wholesale agreement with multiple carriers or a perpetual lease. Meanwhile, AT&T sharply criticized Dish over its "selective default" on AWS-3 spectrum licenses two of its affiliates bid on following the FCC's decision to not award those companies a 25 percent discount.

Comcast launches first wave of Xfinity Home third-party integration, promises X1 integration and voice control

Comcast said it is now selling products from third parties that work with its Xfinity Home security and home automation platform. The company announced its intent to integrate third-party products into the offering in May, and today the company said it is now selling its initial batch of integrated products.

Sprint's Robbiati: We can cut $2B in operating expenses, $500M on equipment spending

Sprint CFO Tarek Robbiati said the carrier plans to cut about 10 percent of operating costs to save $2 billion and thinks the company can slash another $500 million in costs related to equipment spending. "Our cost structure is bloated," Robbiati told  Bloomberg by phone from Tokyo, where he was meeting with executives from Sprint parent SoftBank.

Netflix's $1 price hike encourages investors … temporarily

Netflix stock took an upward turn after the SVOD provider announced it will implement another price hike on Nov. 11, charging new subscribers $9.99 monthly for its popular two-device streaming tier. The boost in revenues will help offset costs related to its increased focus on original content.

Telefónica and MegaFon extend strategic alliance first signed in 2013

Telefónica and MegaFon have extended a strategic alliance first signed in 2013 to enable the two operators to continue to collaborate in a number of areas including procurement and network technology.

Deutsche Telekom, Samsung prepare 'disruptive' technology to boost LTE cell edge coverage

Deutsche Telekom said it has taken the first step towards deploying a disruptive technology developed in conjunction with Samsung Electronics that will improve user experience at the cell edge.