Vodafone and Liberty Global have confirmed that they are in talks over a possible joint venture in the Netherlands.
Yahoo plans to keep a tight focus on Mavens, its mobile, video, native and social media initiative, with CEO Marissa Mayer calling it a key monetization strategy. However, the company plans to realign in the wake of a late-2015 scuffle with investors who wanted it to cancel a planned sell-off of its Asia-Pacific assets-- including a layoff of 15 percent of its workforce.
As promised, Sprint said it is updating its approach to its Virgin Mobile prepaid brand by offering updated pricing options and discontinuing two sub-brands-- PayLo and Broadband2Go-- that were offered through Virgin.
PTel Mobile has quietly closed its doors after 15 years in business, according to its site.
Sprint's LTE service continued to hold on to its low latency status during the fourth quarter, according to FierceWireless ' report, " 3G/4G wireless network latency: How did Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile compare in Q4 2015?"
Comcast plans to bring its DOCSIS 3.1-enabled gigabit broadband services to five markets this year, boosting a challenge to AT&T's ongoing FTTH program.
Bright House Networks has upped the cost of its bundles and below-the-line fees, according to DSLReports forum posters.
As the critical fourth quarter holiday shopping season cools, carriers including AT&T, T-Mobile US and Verizon are pushing new buy-one, get-one offers in order to juice their first quarter results. The BOGO offers generally provide a free or cheap phone to users who agree to purchase a new smartphone at full price.
EarthLink is selling off its IT services business to Synoptek for $29 million and turning its focus toward its core wholesale carrier and enterprise business services units. About 1,700 customers that are serviced through data centers and office locations in the continental U.S. and Canada will be affected by the sale.
CenturyLink is furthering its challenge against Minnesota's key cable operator Comcast, announcing that it is now offering its Prism TV service over its FTTH network in parts of St. Paul and 20 other surrounding cities.