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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.

Oi CEO resigns as rumours swirl over Altice interest in Portugal Telecom

Oi CEO Zeinal Bava has resigned in a move that some see as the first step towards the possible breakup of the merger between the Brazilian operator and Portugal Telecom that was due to complete this quarter.

Analysys Mason: In Africa, cross-border mobile financial services are a big opportunity for operators

As take-up of mobile money services grows, cross-border money transfer services are emerging as the next opportunity for operators and other mobile financial players.

Top ad agency: Shift budgets to online video now

Advertising agency Omnicom, which reps large clients like McDonald's and PepsiCo, is embracing OTT and advising its clients to shift up to 25 percent of their TV advertising budgets to online video.

Sprint to shutter WiMAX network around Nov. 6, 2015

Sprint confirmed it will shut off service on its mobile WIMAX network on or around Nov. 6, 2015, giving further clarity on its network evolution.

Report: AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S5 Active ad more effective than T-Mobile's 'Music Freedom' spot

AT&T Mobility has run the most effective wireless TV advertisement so far this year, according to metrics from TV and video advertising analytics firm Ace Metrix.

NBA TV deal is 'latest example of reckless spending' by big networks, Mediacom VP says

With the pay-TV industry starting to digest the news that Disney and Turner will triple the licensing fees they pay the NBA to around $24 billion over nine years, industry analysts and operators are asking the inevitable question: how are these massive programming costs going to get paid for?