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CenturyLink-led coalition calls for peer review of FCC's special access proposal

A CenturyLink-led coalition of six service providers has called for a peer review of the FCC's notice of proposed further rulemaking on its special access reform proposal, citing what they say is a flawed analysis of the market.

Ergen, Drahi highlight Fierce's list of top telecom disrupters

A former card cheat creates the multibillion satellite TV business from scratch, then finds himself on the leading edge of pay-TV's convergence with the wireless business.

AT&T's Donovan, Google's Barratt continue to disrupt the telecom industry

AT&T's Chief Strategy Officer and Group President John Donovan and Google's Senior VP of Access and Energy Craig Barratt are clearly disrupting the way service providers think about broadband and how to operate a network.

AT&T, Orange team up to create open SDN, NFV standards

AT&T and Orange are joining hands in a new agreement to collaborate on new open source activities related to SDN and NFV, aiming at developing new standards carriers can follow as they implement virtualization in their networks.

CenturyLink to begin metered billing trial of DSL users

CenturyLink will launch a metered billing trial focusing on select DSL customers in Yakima, Washington, meaning that subscribers will face overage fees if they go over a certain monthly usage limit.

VideoBlocks takes on Shutterstock with enterprise video footage launch

Online video creators are helping push competition in the stock video market as demand grows, and that's leading to some interesting strategic steps. Cue the latest move by VideoBlocks, which has added a division that focuses specifically on small, medium and large businesses that need digital video footage.

Parks: Loyalty programs, data rollover important to likely switchers

Verizon's new data-rollover feature and loyalty programs such as AT&T's Thanks and T-Mobile Tuesdays are compelling to wireless users considering changing carriers, according to fresh data from Parks Associates.

AT&T, IBEW strike labor agreements covering DirecTV field workers, call center employees

AT&T and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) have worked out two tentative agreements covering DirecTV employees in 14 states.

Jarich on Facebook's OpenCellular: Old shirt, new starch, fancy designer label?

Back at the start of the month, Facebook announced OpenCellular, its open-source radio access platform. It wasn't that difficult to see it coming. Yet, I'm not so sure that OpenCellular is going to have a massive impact on the market. It's not that I want it to fail. It's just that I feel like we've all been here before in some fundamental ways.

Vodafone UK launches fixed phone and broadband service for SMEs

Vodafone UK advanced its strategy to offer fixed as well as mobile services to its customers with the launch of a new fixed voice and broadband service targeted at small business.