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Amazon explores narrowed theatrical-release strategy, appoints indie veteran Hope to lead unit

Online retail giant and SVOD provider Amazon is dipping a toe in the traditional movie-release waters, announcing an original-movies program that will see its movies available via Prime Instant Video within four to eight weeks after their release on the big screen.

In Europe's mobile sector, M&A is still on operators' minds

The Spice Girls may have waxed lyrical about two becoming one, but in Europe's mobile market many operators would be happy if four just became three. Indeed, the buzz around consolidation refuses to die down as we move further into 2015, and operators continue to believe that consolidation is necessary for their future survival.

AT&T plans to shut down 'certain' copper network assets

AT&T is going to shut down certain copper assets as it moves forward with its ongoing IP network transition, according to an SEC filing.

NTelos to sell off 103 of its remaining cell towers for $41M to Grain Management

Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless struck a deal to sell up to 103 of its cell towers for $41 million to an affiliate of Grain Management, a private equity firm focused on investments in the media and communications sectors. The deal represents most of the towers that nTelos still owned and comes less than two months after nTelos announced plans to sell off its spectrum and its retail business in markets in eastern Virginia.

Republicans get ready to introduce alternative net neutrality bill

Just as the FCC puts the final touches on its new net neutrality rules that it plans to issue in February, a group of Republicans have put together their own bill that claims to ensure the openness of the Internet while not permitting the agency to reclassify broadband as a utility under Title II of the Communications Act.

8x8 enhances Asia-Pacific reach to accommodate multinational customer growth

8x8 is responding to its multinational enterprise customers' movement into the Asia-Pacific market by expanding the reach of its global cloud communications network in the region.

Verizon expands reach of its 100G network in Asia-Pacific

Verizon has furthered the capabilities of 100G by deploying the technology on its network in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong, connecting these three locations in one of the highest growth regions it serves today.

DT's Hoettges: T-Mobile's current growth rate is financially unsustainable long term

T-Mobile US was thwarted in its efforts to merge last year with Sprint, but the carrier still needs greater scale in the long term despite all of its recent growth, according to Timotheus Hoettges, CEO of T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom. Hoettges also said in the long term T-Mobile's blistering growth is unsustainable from a financial perspective.

FCC's mmWave inquiry draws mix of praise, caution

A lot of the comments filed on the FCC's Notice of Inquiry (NOI) into the use of spectrum bands above 24 GHz were positive, praising the commission for launching the proceeding to investigate potential opportunities for using millimeter wave (mmW) bands to accelerate 5G services. But many interested parties are calling for caution as well, especially when it comes to framing rules around the use of the mmW bands.

Slovakia opens auction for mobile broadband frequencies

Slovakia opened an auction for three blocks of frequencies in the 3400-3600 MHz (3500 MHz) band on Monday, paving the way for mobile broadband service providers to get their hands on new spectrum assets.