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Samsung, SK Telecom tout mobile video latency breakthrough

Given the South Korean mobile communications market is one of the world's most competitive and innovative, it's not surprising to hear that Samsung and SK Telecom have taken the lead on another important enabler of high quality mobile video, MPEG Media Transport (MMT) technology.

From Sprint to Microsoft: The 5 biggest job cutters in wireless in 2014

Some companies in the mobile industry that shed thousands of jobs in recent years are now on the mend. Despite those improvements, continued shifts in the mobile market have forced thousands of workers out of their jobs this year.

Cincinnati Bell taps ARRIS for its TV Everywhere service

Cincinnati Bell has jumped into the TV Everywhere fray, serving up the app for its growing Fioptics TV service that it says will allow existing and new customers access to video streaming services throughout their home.

Birch revamps brand identity, unveils new product portfolio

Birch Communications, which has been rapidly expanding its portfolio through a series of tuck-in acquisitions, has established new company branding for a new set of product offerings targeting its business customer base.

BT Global to extend Ethernet VPN service to 15 new markets

BT Global Services is enhancing the reach of its flagship Ethernet-based VPN and Internet services across multiple countries, a move that will further boost its competitive stance against front runners like Orange Business Services and other global players.

AT&T taps big data for network management

AT&T is using big data and network analytics to better understand its customers' network experience and thereby improve on that. Through AT&T's program, called Service Quality Management, AT&T Labs has invented "breakthrough technologies that use sophisticated analytics to make sense of this massive volume of network data and discern what customers are experiencing."

From Sprint to Microsoft: The 5 biggest job cutters in wireless in 2014

Last week the U.S. economy marked a major milestone: The official unemployment rate dipped to 5.9 percent, the first time it has been below 6 percent since the summer of 2008. Indeed, some companies in the wireless industry that shed thousands of jobs in recent years are now on the mend. But, despite those improvements, continued shifts in the mobile market have forced thousands of workers out of their jobs this year. Here is a list of the biggest job cuts so far this year:

Comcast apologizes for latest customer service travesty, but denies getting ex-PwC accountant fired

Reeling from the latest virally explosive story about egregiously bad customer service, Comcast has issued a public apology to a former PwC accountant who accused the cable company of getting him fired from his job.

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.