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Report: Vodafone targets TIM Brasil acquisition to enter Brazilian mobile market

Vodafone is mulling an acquisition of TIM Brasil, Telecom Italia's Brazilian mobile phone business, as a way of entering the lucrative Latin American market.

Alaska Communications serves up 30, 50 Mbps consumer broadband speeds

Alaska Communications is upping the ante of its residential broadband products by serving up new 30 Mbps and 50 Mbps speed options for its customers in Anchorage.

Sprint's App Pass to give subs unlimited access to select apps, games for $5/month

Sprint is launching a new service for Android smartphones called "App Pass" that will give users unlimited access to a select catalog of applications and games for $5 per month, after a 14-day free trial.

Analysts: Sprint's new shared data plans not disruptive enough to change its fortunes

Sprint made its first bold move under new CEO Marcelo Claure, introducing shared data plans that offer double the data of similarly-priced plans from Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility. However, financial analysts said that while the new plans could put pressure on Sprint's rivals, they were not truly disruptive and were unlikely to catapult Sprint back to growth in the short term.

RootMetrics: T-Mobile leapfrogs Sprint for No. 3 spot in overall network performance

T-Mobile US surpassed Sprint as the No. 3 carrier in terms of overall network performance, according to a new report from network testing firm RootMetrics, which covered the first half of 2014. That marks a reversal from RootMetrics' last report, which covered the second half of 2013 and was released in early March.

Mallinson: LTE Advanced is bringing more than just carrier aggregation in 3GPP Release 12

Carrier aggregation is a key feature of LTE advanced, delivering more efficient capacity utilisation and faster speeds; but LTE Advanced can deliver so much more, including heterogeneous network capabilities in particular. Coordinating the low-power layer of small cells with the macro network improves performance across the entire network while also further boosting efficiencies in spectrum use and power consumption, automating network configuration and optimisation.

Former Charter exec Schremp launches home automation platform

Former Charter Communications executive Ted Schremp's SmartHome Ventures has announced a new retail-focused home-automation platform designed to compete with services offered by top pay-TV providers.

Cable broadband growth eclipses video, says LRG

Video might be cable's bread-and-butter service, but as seen in the second quarter of 2014, broadband has become the more dominant service. According to research from The Leichtman Group, Q2 2014...

T-Mobile's family plans now support up to 10 lines

T-Mobile US changed its family plans over the weekend to add support for up to 10 lines. The carrier initially launched its family plan in July with four lines of service for $100 per month.

Verizon undercuts AT&T with $60 plan for unlimited talk, text and 2 GB for individuals

Verizon Wireless launched a new plan for individual subscribers that offers unlimited voice, texting and 2 GB of data for $60 per month. The new plan is $30 per month cheaper than a comparable offering on Verizon's More Everything shared data plans.