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GSA: 79 carriers are working on LTE Advanced

LTE Advanced is advancing. According to the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), 79 carriers in total have launched, have deployed or are trialing LTE Advanced technologies in their networks. The GSA also said 21 operators have launched LTE Advanced carrier aggregation in 14 countries.

Renting modems generates $300M a quarter for Comcast, analyst estimates

By having its subscribers pay an average of about $8 a month to rent their cable modems rather than buy them, Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) makes more in one quarter off modem rentals than it generated from the entire Sochi Winter Olympics.

Verizon expands AWS spectrum deployment for LTE to 400 markets nationwide

Verizon Wireless said it expanded its deployment of AWS spectrum to boost capacity for LTE service to 22 additional markets, making it available in four out of five of its LTE markets nationwide. Since the carrier has around 500 LTE markets in total, that brings the AWS deployment to roughly 400 markets.

Telefónica seals deal to acquire GVT from Vivendi

Telefónica agreed to acquire Vivendi's Brazilian broadband business GVT for just over €7 billion ($9 billion) in cash and stocks, following three weeks of exclusive negotiations.

EE launches new SIM-only LTE plans; extends Cash on Tap to London's tube

EE has launched a "refreshed" range of SIM-only LTE plans as a latest salvo in the LTE subscriber acquisition wars between UK operators.

Mosaik Solutions moves into network-testing market

Mosaik Solutions is getting into the wireless-network-testing market and aims to provide carriers and M2M-solution providers with a more efficient way to measure how end-user devices are performing on networks.

Analyst: Verizon could sell as many as 12,500 cell towers

Verizon Communications was opened up to the possibility of selling its wireless towers because of AT&T's agreement last year to sell and lease 9,700 of its cell towers to Crown Castle in a $4.85 billion deal, according to Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo. Financial analysts think that Verizon has around 12,500 to 15,000 towers and could be looking to sell a substantial portion of those.

Sprint sells 900 MHz spectrum to firm led by Nextel co-founders

Pacific DataVision, led by former Nextel Communications co-founders Morgan O'Brien and Brian McAuley, acquired all of Sprint's 900 MHz licenses, giving it some 6 MHz of bandwidth nationwide for use in a push-to-talk radio network. The mobile workforce communications provider is also seeking FCC permission to launch a wireless broadband offering using its newly acquired spectrum.

Infonetics Research: New revenue is leading driver for SDN and NFV

NICE, France--Savings in both operating and capital expenditure are often cited as leading drivers behind the move towards software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualisation (NFV), but operators themselves say service agility and new revenue really makes the business case.

Slovak Telekom outlines virtualisation progress

NICE, France--Slovak Telekom gave an update on its progress with the virtualisation and "softwarisation" of its network, but key aspects of network functions virtualisation (NFV) are distinctly lacking in the integrated operator's deployments to date: the orchestration tools required to manage data and service availability in an NFV environment.