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Granite targets shopping malls, retail vertical with fiber-based services

Granite Telecommunications may have carved out a sizeable niche as a voice provider to large businesses, but the company's move to offer a fiber-based networking solution targeting mall operators and retailers shows that it is looking to diversify its revenue base.

Do mobile operators have the ability to 'disrupt'?

After gently castigating the industry for failing to come up with some of the most inventive developments in recent years--from Facebook through to Instagram and other services that make good use of telecoms networks--Bharti Airtel's global CIO tried to incentivise tmobile operators to become the "disruptors" in the developing world.

Apple WWDC: No info on pay-TV plans expected, but new music streaming service should be unveiled

Apple will kick off its anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference keynote today by unveiling its new music streaming service, according to multiple reports.

Showtime standalone service set to launch on Roku, PlayStation Vue

Showtime said its new standalone streaming service will be viewable on Roku devices, signaling its intention to go broader than the Apple device universe that confined its closest competition, HBO Now, at launch two months ago.

Consolidated brings 1 Gbps broadband service to Texas

Consolidated Communications is moving ahead with its 1 Gbps FTTH expansion effort, announcing that it launched the service for residents across its existing fiber network in the Houston area market.

In SDN push, AT&T focuses on retraining its employees for software-centric world

AT&T has been one of the leading proponents of software-defined networking (SDN), transforming its network into a more flexible system. The carrier is also in the process of restructuring its workforce to deal with that new paradigm.

Atlantic Broadband buys Connecticut's MetroCast for $200M

Atlantic Broadband has announced an agreement to purchase Connecticut cable operator MetroCast from Harron Communications for $200 million, continuing a wave of cable industry consolidation.

AT&T shifts 130K employees to focus on software networking transition

AT&T's ongoing movement to control more of its network by software has required it to reorganize nearly 130,000 of its employees to focus on this new effort. Out of these 130,000 employees, 2,000 engineers are focused on software defined networking.

Rumor mill: T-Mobile to add 2 GB of data to mobile hotspot data allowances

T-Mobile US will add 2 GB of data for customers to use for tethering if they are on unlimited LTE smartphone data plans, according to a  TMoNews  report.

Linear TV's cratering subscriber rate confirms it--the cord-cutting check is already in the mail

In sports, some fans will adamantly deny the facts that are right in front of them. The same dynamic, I suspect, is at play when many of us ponder pay-TV subscriber losses, and still wonder if wholesale cord-cutting by U.S. consumers will soon get underway. There shouldn't be any debate that radical change in the way U.S. consumers watch television is already occurring.