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AT&T: Competition in U.S. wireless 'has gone into overdrive;' CCA says not so fast

Two vastly different narratives on the state of competition in the U.S. wireless market emerge from various filings carriers and trade associations made with the FCC as it prepares its latest annual competition report. On the one hand, AT&T Mobility argues "competition has gone into overdrive." On the other, the Competitive Carriers Association wants the FCC to find that the industry is  not  effectively competitive, and take steps to remedy the state of the industry.

Strategy Analytics: U.S. to have 387M LTE subscriptions in 2020

LTE networks will become more ubiquitous and popular in the years ahead, with the number of LTE subscriptions ballooning from around 210 million this year to around 387 million in 2020, according to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics.

GTT, AT&T sign IP network interconnection agreement

AT&T and GTT Communications have signed a long-term interconnection for their IP networks, marking the latest agreement the telco has made with a competitive carrier in the wake of the new net neutrality rules.

AT&T U-verse reaches carriage agreement with CBS Corp.

AT&T has finalized a wide-reaching program licensing agreement with CBS Corp. for the U-verse service that includes broadcast retransmission consent for CBS owned TV stations, as well as carriage of Showtime Channels, CBS Sports network, Smithsonian and the upcoming Pop channel.

Sprint ditches 600 Kbps streaming video speed limit after outcry

Sprint quickly dropped a throttling limit on its new "All-In" data plans that limited streaming video to speeds of 600 Kbps after customers loudly complained about the policy.

Engaging viewers is a win-win for OTT players, but content discovery still suffers 'massive gap'

How do millennials find and watch video content? That's a question nagging both media and entertainment industry players and brand advertisers hoping to reach this coveted demographic. And there doesn't seem to be a true solution to content discovery yet.

TeliaSonera and Telenor pick CEO for planned Danish JV

Telenor and TeliaSonera appointed Hilde Tonne as CEO of their future joint venture in Denmark, as the two Nordic giants press ahead with plans to merge their respective businesses in the country.

MTN Swaziland prepares cross-border mobile finance service using Ericsson platform

Ericsson said some 275,000 MTN Swaziland mobile wallet customers and 3,000 agents are set to benefit from a deal to provide a mobile financial services platform in the African market.

Orange sets terms to end brand-licensing deal in Israel within 2 years

Orange agreed new terms to end a brand-licensing agreement with Israeli mobile operator Partner Communications within two years, although the France-based operator insisted that it remained committed to Israel.

Qualcomm runs more tests to prove LTE-U, LAA are not Wi-Fi's enemy

Responding to claims that LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U) will interfere with Wi-Fi under certain conditions, Qualcomm ran additional tests to show that LTE-U not only plays nice with Wi-Fi, but it also protects Wi-Fi to a greater degree than Wi-Fi protects itself.