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Sprint to slash more jobs, including those who worked on Network Vision project

Sprint indicated it is cutting more jobs as it seeks to slim down and become more efficient amid intensifying competition. Sprint did not say how many jobs it is planning to cut, but the cuts come on top of at least 1,400 the company made earlier this year.

CenturyLink told to modify comparative Internet speed advertising claims

The National Advertising Division (NAD) wants CenturyLink to modify the way it compares its Internet speeds with those offered by Comcast.

Vodafone taps KPN in Netherlands convergence push

The head of Vodafone Netherlands said the country is in desperate need of a third provider of converged services, as the company launched a DSL-based service that enables it to offer fixed Internet, phone and TV services on a nationwide basis.

Verizon appoints J Crew alum Diego Scotti as new chief marketing officer

Verizon Communications has tapped marketing guru Diego Scotti for its newly created chief marketing officer (CMO) role.

Orange Poland teams with mBank to create Orange Finance

Orange Poland has launched a new mobile banking service called Orange Finance as a joint venture with local bank mBank, in an effort to provide new services that engage and retain subscribers in the highly competitive Polish market.

Vodafone Qatar agrees to buy state-owned broadband provider

Vodafone Qatar has entered into a non-binding agreement to buy state-owned Qatar National Broadband Network (QNBN) and said it expects to complete the transaction by the end of 2014.

Orange follows Bouygues Telecom with direct Netflix deal

Netflix is set to tighten its grip on the French market after Orange's CEO revealed the operator has become the second in the country to sign a direct content distribution deal with the U.S.-based video streaming company.

Analyzing the best prices for 1 Gbps service from ILECs, MSOs and municipal providers

The rollout of Google Fiber in a couple of U.S. markets has reverberated across the nation's telecom industry. The 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service has prompted numerous traditional ILECs, municipal providers and cable MSOs to launch, or consider launching, similar services. Special feature

Report: Iliad prepares to bid for a larger stake in T-Mobile

French mobile and Internet company Iliad intends to bid for a larger stake in T-Mobile US, as Iliad nears a self-imposed deadline to improve an offer for the carrier, according to a Bloomberg report.

Jarich: White squirrels and iPhones; LTE TDD in the real world

If we're talking about a coherent standard--one harmonized ecosystem, supporting LTE TDD alongside FDD--operators and vendors both benefit. Operators get to deploy (are deploying) services in the spectrum they have. Vendors get to develop TDD products (network and client) with global opportunities. Where so many telecom "hopes" fall flat, it's nice to see this one materialize. It's no albino squirrel, but it is pretty cool.