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Liberty Global's Telenet agrees to sell customers to secure Base Belgium

Telenet, the Belgian cable operator owned by Liberty Global, said it has conditionally agreed to sell customers served by branded reseller JIM Mobile and the Mobile Vikings MVNO as part of concessions to secure European Union approval of its planned acquisition of Base Belgium.

Telenor appoints CEO in Denmark, continues to mull options for unit

Telenor said Jesper Hansen will officially take on the role of CEO at Telenor Denmark, as the operator continues to consider its options for the Danish business.

GCI partners with ClearSky to deploy residential femtocells in Alaska

Alaskan carrier General Communication Inc. (GCI) is partnering with ClearSky Technologies to roll out and manage residential femtocells for its customers in an effort to boost coverage. GCI is using ClearSky's Small Cell as a Service (SCaaS) platform and in October signed a multi-year contract with ClearSky to enhance coverage and capacity for its wireless users.

Verizon says unbundling 64 Kbps voice channels over fiber will impede copper retirement

Verizon has responded to a recent filing made by competitive provider Granite Communications opposing USTelecom's petition for forbearance on providing voice-grade channels on fiber loops, saying it could delay future migrations from copper to fiber.

Taking a deep dive into Verizon's Go90 mobile first video service

Verizon recently introduced its Go90 mobile first video service, and FierceWireless has taken a deep dive into the many elements that made it become reality in its new feature, Inside the creation of Verizon's Go90.

Verizon offers 1 GB of free data under Thanksgiving promotion, while MetroPCS unveils BOGO smartphone offer

Hot on the heels of Sprint's promotional offer cut the rate plans in half of customers who switch to Sprint from Verizon, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US, Verizon and T-Mobile's MetroPCS prepaid brand are rolling out their own promotions ahead of Black Friday. Verizon is offering 1 GB of free data to customers on qualifying plans, and MetroPCS is rolling out a "Buy One Get One" smartphone offer for Black Friday shoppers.

Frontier, Duke Energy ask FCC to dismiss pole attachment suit

Frontier has overcome another hurdle in its pole attachment battle in North Carolina as the telco and Duke Energy have asked the FCC to dismiss a pole attachment complaint that the telco filed in January 2014.

Verizon's creation of Go90: From start to launch

Verizon has made no secret about the fact that it wants to reach millennials with its Go90 video service. But how did the project get off the ground in the first place?  FierceWireless  Editor Phil Goldstein dives deep into the genesis of the service and how it has evolved since Verizon's 2014 acquisition of Intel's OnCue interactive TV platform. Special Report

Sprint's 50% off promotion divides financial and industry analysts

Financial and industry analysts are divided over how large of an impact Sprint's new promotion to cut the rate plans of its competitors in half if customers switch will have on Sprint's financials and subscriber performance. Some think it is too little to move the needle while others see it as an opportunity to highlight consumer awareness of its improving network.

AT&T's Cricket launches rewards program tied in part to using apps

AT&T Mobility's Cricket Wireless prepaid brand is launching its own rewards program and is touting it as the first such program from a no-contract U.S. operator. Customers can earn rewards by taking actions in a variety of different apps and signing up for Cricket services, and then redeem them for gift cards, the ability to enter sweepstakes and make charitable donations.