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Suddenlink expands partnership with NetCracker, includes CRM services

Suddenlink Communications announced it will expand its agreement with business services vendor NetCracker to include CRM solutions, in addition to billing and other backend services it already uses from the vendor.

Chamath Palihapitiya and Rama face obstacles in constructing a microcell network after 600 MHz auction, analysts say

Investor Chamath Palihapitiya made waves earlier this month when he said a company he and other investors are backing plans to bid much as $4 billion to $10 billion in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. However according to analysts at investment research firm Evercore ISI, the company, called Rama, is unlikely to become a major player in the U.S. market.

Sprint names heads of the South and Pacific Northwest in shift to regional structure

Sprint named one of its top executives, Jaime Jones, as area president of the South as part of the carrier's shift to a regional sales organization. Sprint also named industry veteran Annette Jacobs as president of the Pacific Northwest region, part of its larger West region.

Verizon, VMTurbo jointly develop intelligent cloud control service

Verizon and VMTurbo, an application control system for software-defined data centers, are now offering enterprise customers Intelligent Cloud Control, a service the pair said will help enterprise customers migrate workloads to the a public cloud service based on their unique performance and resource requirements.

Analyst: Verizon and AT&T making $17/subscriber per month in 2015, while T-Mobile and Sprint are losing $0.39

Verizon and AT&T Mobility remain not just far ahead of T-Mobile US and Sprint in terms of subscriber counts, but also in profitability, both on a raw basis and on a per customer basis, according to industry analyst Chetan Sharma.

Allied Fiber signs 20-year dark fiber, colocation agreement with Planters Communications

Allied Fiber has signed a 20-year Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) agreement with Georgia-based ILEC Planters Communications, marking the latest in a string of new agreements it has signed for its dark fiber and colocation network.

Globalstar gets positive vibe from Public Knowledge's letter to FCC

Globalstar is hopeful after the public interest group Public Knowledge filed a letter with the FCC last week urging the commission use the Globalstar proceeding as an opportunity to clearly explain the relationship between licensed and unlicensed spectrum.

Zayo acquires Allstream for $348M, gains instant Canadian fiber presence

Zayo is acquiring Allstream, MTS' business unit, for $348 million, giving the service provider an immediate fiber network presence in Canada.

C Spire touts new 'combo' plans that tie together service and device costs in a single price point

Regional carrier C Spire Wireless is launching new plans that offer "combination" pricing that it says is more transparent because the price point includes the cost of service, access line charges and the monthly cost of a device payment. The premise is similar in many respects to Sprint's offer of "All-In" pricing, which it touted this past summer but has since dropped. 

AT&T launches new capabilities using RCS, but interoperability remains up in the air

AT&T Mobility last week launched its native Advanced Messaging and Video Call capabilities on its network using Rich Communication Services (RCS), but the vision of having the services work across multiple carriers remains elusive.