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AT&T, Orange team up to create open SDN, NFV standards

AT&T and Orange are joining hands in a new agreement to collaborate on new open source activities related to SDN and NFV, aiming at developing new standards carriers can follow as they implement virtualization in their networks.

CenturyLink to begin metered billing trial of DSL users

CenturyLink will launch a metered billing trial focusing on select DSL customers in Yakima, Washington, meaning that subscribers will face overage fees if they go over a certain monthly usage limit.

VideoBlocks takes on Shutterstock with enterprise video footage launch

Online video creators are helping push competition in the stock video market as demand grows, and that's leading to some interesting strategic steps. Cue the latest move by VideoBlocks, which has added a division that focuses specifically on small, medium and large businesses that need digital video footage.

Parks: Loyalty programs, data rollover important to likely switchers

Verizon's new data-rollover feature and loyalty programs such as AT&T's Thanks and T-Mobile Tuesdays are compelling to wireless users considering changing carriers, according to fresh data from Parks Associates.

AT&T, IBEW strike labor agreements covering DirecTV field workers, call center employees

AT&T and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) have worked out two tentative agreements covering DirecTV employees in 14 states.

Jarich on Facebook's OpenCellular: Old shirt, new starch, fancy designer label?

Back at the start of the month, Facebook announced OpenCellular, its open-source radio access platform. It wasn't that difficult to see it coming. Yet, I'm not so sure that OpenCellular is going to have a massive impact on the market. It's not that I want it to fail. It's just that I feel like we've all been here before in some fundamental ways.

Vodafone UK launches fixed phone and broadband service for SMEs

Vodafone UK advanced its strategy to offer fixed as well as mobile services to its customers with the launch of a new fixed voice and broadband service targeted at small business.

Telia chief hails 'solid' first half, but cautious on H2 comparisons

Telia president and CEO Johan Dennelind warned that the company faces headwinds in the back-half of 2016 that could impact year-on-year earnings comparisons after what he termed a "solid first six months".

Orange appoints new CEO for Belgian unit; completes Airtel purchase in Sierra Leone

Orange released a flurry of announcements this week involving the appointment of a new CEO at its Belgian unit, the completion of the Airtel acquisition in Sierra Leone and an investment in a smartphone financing venture.

Vodafone and T-Mobile appoint new CEOs at Dutch units

Vodafone Netherlands and T-Mobile Netherlands announced new CEOs in separate moves, establishing key leadership roles in what is set to be a critical phase for the Dutch telecoms market.