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Comptel's Pickering on setting a new competitive agenda, TDM/IP transition and Telecom Act rewrite

Chip Pickering, one of the key architects behind the landmark 1996 Telecom Act, took over the helm at Comptel as CEO in January. Sean Buckley, senior editor of  FierceTelecom, caught up with Pickering at Comptel's fall show to talk about his first nine months on the job and  how he sees the growth of Comptel and the changing competitive service provider landscape.

Alca-Lu VP says VoLTE offers concrete business benefits

LONDON--Voice over LTE (VoLTE) has the potential to open several new revenue streams for operators beyond just increasing data income, the VP of EMEA business development for Alcatel-Lucent said.

AT&T to pay record $105M settlement related to unauthorized premium SMS billing

AT&T Mobility agreed to pay a $105 million penalty to settle an investigation by the FCC, which concluded the carrier billed customers millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party subscriptions and premium text messaging services. The FCC said the settlement is the largest enforcement action in its history.

Verizon MVNO Page Plus starts offering LTE service

Verizon Wireless MVNO Page Plus Cellular, which is owned by TracFone Wireless, has started to offer LTE service, making it the first Verizon MVNO to do so.

Verizon Wireless' dark fiber push for backhaul is a blessing and a curse for wholesalers

Verizon Wireless' push to use dark fiber as its wireless backhaul medium has both positive and negative aspects, according many wholesale service providers serving the wireless industry. Dark fiber allows wireless carriers to maintain complete control over their service experience, meaning if they want to increase capacity they can do it on their own timeline.

Pay TV operators cater OTT to generation of cord nevers

When you're watching a whole new generation forsake your distribution scheme, and you're seeing your advertising dollars slip away to digital platforms, you do what you have to do to survive. That's a philosophy many pay-TV providers are beginning to adopt as they develop lower-priced offerings that cater to a cord-reluctant generation of millennials. FierceCable Editor Dan Frankel takes a closer look at pay-TV's OTT shift. Special Report

TIA appoints ITS America president for new CEO role

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is retooling its top leadership by naming Scott F. Belcher to the newly created CEO position.

Where Redbox Instant went wrong

The writing was practically on the wall for Redbox Instant a few weeks ago. Unable to sign up new customers for more than three months after a credit card fraud issue, news outlets pointed out that the company hadn't yet come up with a fix for the problem--indicating that either its parent company Outerwall, or its joint venture partner Verizon, wasn't interested in putting the time or money into a solution.

Report: Swisscom mulls Fastweb sale, with Vodafone seen as frontrunner

It's a frequently occurring rumour, but a new report suggests that Swisscom is in discussions on a possible deal for its Italian unit, Fastweb, with Vodafone regarded as a likely candidate to buy the broadband provider.

EE launches home TV service to take on BT, Sky and Virgin

EE has launched a new home TV service as part of efforts by the UK operator to encourage further take-up of its home broadband service, as the battle for fixed and mobile subscribers focuses increasingly on the home.