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Sprint's Boost targets tardy customers with 3 GB 'growing data' reward for on-time payments

Sprint's Boost Mobile is taking aim at overdue customers with a new promotion that rewards on-time payments with more data. Under Sprint's new promotion for its Boost prepaid brand, customers can obtain 3 GB of extra data per month after 18 on-time payments.

AT&T Labs applies analytics to improve California traffic

Anyone who's spent time in traffic in California can probably appreciate the work that AT&T Labs is doing with the California Department of Transportation and the University of California at Berkeley to create smarter traffic designs and ease congestion.

SDN, NFV take center stage at this year's SCTE show

Cable operators are turning to software-defined networking and network functions virtualization to virtualize more parts of their networks, a trend that will be on display during this year's SCTE event in New Orleans. I'll be hosting a FierceTelecom and FierceCable   breakfast panel during the event.

Cablevision close to settling bundling suit with Viacom, report says

Cablevision's big anti-trust showdown with Viacom over program bundling could be headed for a quiet settlement.

Local TV stations are sitting on a $40B OTT market opportunity

If there is one thing that consumers love, it's getting access to their local news and content from any location. However, the challenge for local TV stations to carry out-of-market streaming today is that it is limited to local newscasts due to copyrights around network programming.

Sprint to raise price of unlimited data plan from $60/month to $70/month starting Oct. 16

Sprint said it plans to increase the cost of its unlimited plan-- which offers unlimited calling, texting and data-- by $10 per month starting Oct. 16. The carrier currently charges $60 per month for unlimited service, and that price will increase to $70 per month in roughly two weeks. Importantly, the carrier pointed out that price is still cheaper than what T-Mobile US charges for unlimited service ($80 per month). AT&T and Verizon Wireless don't offer unlimited data options.

Former Sprint executive Stephen Bye will become C Spire CTO

Stephen Bye, Sprint's former chief technology officer, will become CTO of Tier 2 carrier C Spire on Nov. 1. Bye left Sprint in July amid the company's network densification efforts.

NewsON, Watchup, ZypMedia target the oft-overlooked local TV streaming opportunity

At the risk of throwing too many clichés at you, this is the best of times and the worst of times for the broadcast industry. The potential to reach a greater audience is bigger than ever, but the cost and complexity involved in leveraging OTT technologies makes adding an OTT strategy somewhat risky.

Frontier plans to grow FiOS, business services in Verizon markets it is acquiring

Frontier Communications says it sees potential revenue opportunities to expand FiOS and business services in California, Florida, and Texas-- three markets where it will enter next year when it completes its acquisition of Verizon's assets in those states.

Myanmar delays award of fourth mobile licence as Telenor marks its first year

The government of Myanmar has delayed the award of the market's fourth and final mobile telecoms licence until October despite receiving expressions of interest from 17 local companies, the local Irrawaddy newspaper reported.