SFR named Michel Paulin as its new CEO, replacing Eric Denoyer who is leaving the France-based operator as part of a general overhaul of its management structure.
Turk Telekom has united its operations under a single brand to enable it to provide a "one-stop shop" for mobile and fixed voice, broadband and TV services.
With trade show floor and executive panel presentations over-indexing with hype about virtual reality (VR) at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, questions emerged as to whether VR will go the way of 3D TV, another former CES uber-trend that never caught on with consumers. A consensus quickly evolved that VR is not that technology. Analysts now see virtual reality as having too many practical applications-- everything from education to health care to real estate-- to fail. Naturally, pay-TV companies are experimenting with VR, with some expecting to reap big rewards.
Resurgent customer growth of 214,000 subscribers for AT&T's recently acquired DirecTV division was offset in the fourth quarter by losses of 240,000 video subscribers for the legacy U-verse service.
Online video stock footage doesn't sound like a compelling market segment, but as content creators multiply, so does demand for high-quality video filler. That has driven a huge boost in subscribership at VideoBlocks, a Web-based stock video footage provider, which in turn is driving a minor strategy pivot as co-founder Joel Holland steps out of the CEO role and into a new position as executive chairman. TJ Leonard, formerly chief marketing officer, is taking over as CEO.
Whether it is Verizon's colored balls commercial or T-Mobile CEO John Legere's infamous competition rants, it's clear that wireless operators spend a lot of money advertising their brands.
FirstLight Fiber is enhancing its fiber diet by adding 36,000 miles into New York's Westchester, Rockland and Orange counties, enabling it to fulfill a mix of wireless backhaul and enterprise service opportunities.
After publishing a 99-page slideshow last week taking aim at the media company's management, Viacom activist shareholder Eric Jackson has directed his ire at the eyebrow-raising salary of company CEO Philippe Dauman.
As the FCC begins to cull through the mountains of data on special access services, USTelecom, the industry forum focused on incumbent telcos, says the regulator should consider how cable has become a dominant force in the business segment.
Comcast Business has begun offering its small to medium business and enterprise branch office customers a Wi-Fi solution, playing into the growing BYOD (bring your own device) and Wi-Fi usage trends within businesses.