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Verizon leads $9.4M investment in Flint Mobile mobile payments service

Verizon Communications lead a $9.4 million investment round in Flint Mobile, a mobile payments service that uses software to process transactions instead of hardware, giving the company a boost from a major carrier.

T-Mobile upgrades to A5/3 encryption on parts of GSM network in attempt to thwart eavesdropping

T-Mobile US has upgraded parts of its 2G GSM network with enhanced encryption technology, which could provide a stronger defense against government eavesdropping and other network intrusions. The changes come after revelations of widespread surveillance of phone calls and Internet traffic by the National Security Agency.

South Korea pushes forward on 5G, promises global cooperation

Perhaps it's only fitting that South Korea should be grabbing all the headlines out of the 5G Global Summit, a special event for the 2014 ITU Pleniopotentiary Conference (PP-14) aimed at sharing information about 5G technology and facilitating international cooperation. After all, the event is staged in the southern port city of Busan, South Korea.

Wi-Fi represents big future for cable

This year may be remembered as one of the most transformational in the history of the cable business--and not because of huge pending mergers. While video services are beginning to give way to over-the-top distribution, a big opportunity has emerged in Wi-Fi.

Sprint increases low-end shared data plan from 600 MB to 1 GB for $20/month

Trumpeting its new offering as providing a significant value over rivals Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility, Sprint announced it will offer 1 GB of shared data for $20. The carrier previously offered 600 MB of shared data at that price.

Frontier faces West Va. customer lawsuit over Internet speeds, outages

Frontier is facing more trouble in its West Virginia market as a group of customers has filed a class-action lawsuit against the service provider, claiming the broadband speeds it delivered did not match up with what it advertised, reports the  West Virginia Gazette.

Verizon rules out buying América Móvil's assets, while AT&T could face hurdles to bidding

Verizon Communications is not going to bid for assets that América Móvil is going to sell off, according to CFO Fran Shammo. Meanwhile, thanks to rules being put in place by Mexico's telecommunications regulators, AT&T could face hurdles if it decides to acquire some of the assets.

T-Mobile looks to settle FTC lawsuit over premium SMS charges

T-Mobile US is looking to settle a lawsuit filed against it by the Federal Trade Commission that alleges the carrier netted hundreds of millions of dollars by knowingly charging customers for purported "premium" SMS subscriptions that, in many cases, were "bogus charges" subscribers never authorized.

FairPoint puts contingency plans in place during northern New England labor strike

FairPoint Communications' executives will soon begin contingency plans in their northern New England region so they can maintain customer service as their union employees continue with their strike.

Control of online video advertising begins to take precedence for OTT players

Over-the-top providers are apparently taking into their own hands the growth of online video advertising, with Ooyala as the latest to acquire an advertising services platform. The provider announced this week that it had entered an agreement to buy Videoplaza, which offers premium video ad serving platforms and programmatic trading to companies in the Asia-Pacific and Europe regions. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.