Some wireless rivals that often don't see eye to eye on wireless policy issues are banding together behind Evolve, a new coalition launched in Washington, D.C., today to promote the benefits of unlicensed spectrum and new technologies like LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) and License Assisted Access (LAA). AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile US are among the participants in a group, which also includes CTIA, the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), Alcatel-Lucent and Qualcomm.
The rights just keep on comin': Amazon Prime announced that it has landed exclusive streaming rights to hit series Mr. Robot, while Netflix-- despite increased focus on original content-- nabbed global streaming rights to three more hit series, locking in Colony, Zoo, and Jane the Virgin.
TeliaSonera said SVP Malin Frenning will leave the company as it moves to combine its Commercial and Technology groups, and announced that Emil Nilsson will head up its newly formed Region Eurasia division.
Proximus, Mobistar and Base Belgium are among 14 Belgian operators that have signed up to a campaign launched by the country's government and regulator to boost Belgium's mobile broadband penetration rate from its current level of 57.5 per cent.
Vodafone said discussions with Liberty Global on a possible asset swap have ended, but analysts say a deal between the two companies still remains a "distinct possibility.
Startup XCellAir is trying to drive home the point to carriers that they might want to take a closer look at how they're managing Wi-Fi. According to research released last week, operators collectively could be leaving up to $18 billion on the table by failing to properly manage unregulated spectrum.
As Netflix moves forward with its focus on more original series, a new study by Ampere Analysis predicts that the SVOD provider will up its spending to $6 billion before 2018 as it tracks toward a library offering 50 percent original content.
Frontier says that the FCC should clarify that service providers that have accepted Connect America Fund phase II (CAF-II) funding do not have to provide voice service in extremely high-cost census blocks outside of their service area.
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said the carrier could be stronger if merged with a cable company, but added the company is not engaged in any merger discussions.
Sales of Apple's new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus kicked off today around the world as U.S. carriers sought to one-up each other with new offers and promotions designed to get customers to upgrade to the latest smartphones or switch carriers.