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SFR speeds 4G rollout as end to Bouygues roaming deal looms

SFR revealed further progress in the rollout of its LTE and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks as the France-based operator readies itself for the end of a 4G-network sharing and roaming agreement with Bouygues Telecom.

Vodafone identifies European 4G growth opportunity; reports revenue declines in June quarter

Vodafone Group announced that Europe still offers significant opportunities to grow its 4G subscriber base because only 30 per cent of its users in the region have taken a 4G subscription to date.

AT&T's adds 342K DirecTV subscribers in Q2, loses 391K U-verse TV subscribers

AT&T reported net domestic pay-TV customer losses of 49,000, with a strong gain of 342,000 DirecTV satellite subscribers being more than offset by losses of 391,000 U-verse TV users in the second quarter.

T-Mobile users take to Reddit to complain about 'Tuesdays' campaign

T-Mobile is once again hearing users complain about its T-Mobile Tuesdays campaign, and this time it has nothing to do with overwhelming demand.  

Ergen: Dish and Tribune 'tens of millions of dollars apart'

Entering the second month of a blackout that has kept 42 Tribune-owned network affiliates in 33 markets off Dish Network, Charlie Ergen, chairman and CEO of the satellite TV service, said his company is "tens of millions of dollars apart" with the broadcaster, and didn't sound hopeful about one of the largest ever retrans-related blackouts ending soon.

Comcast announces Xfinity prepaid internet and TV service

Comcast today announced Xfinity Prepaid Services, a pay-as-you-go offering that lets customers buy TV or internet service and add refills for either seven or 30 days.

Confirmed: Verizon to disconnect heavy data users who don't move from unlimited plans

Verizon confirmed that it will soon kill service to customers on unlimited plans who consume "extraordinary" amounts of data on unlimited plans unless they switch price plans.

Cable industry aims to shape 5G as CableLabs joins innovation center at University of Surrey

The standards around next-generation mobile technologies – 2G, 3G, 4G – typically were driven by mobile operators and their vendor partners, but CableLabs aims to change that with the next iteration, namely 5G technology.

Programmer lawsuits beg question: Who bought who in Charter-TWC deal?

Lawsuits recently filed against the freshly consolidated "New Charter" by 21st Century Fox and Univision beg the question, "who technically bought who in the Charter/Time Warner Cable/Bright House transactions," says media analyst Richard Greenfield.

Dish loses 281K subs in Q2 as Sling TV growth 'hits a wall'

Dish Network's customer losses exceeded even robust analysts forecast for the second quarter, with the DBS provider dropping a whopping 281,000 net pay-TV subscribers, the company reported today.