T-Mobile US CEO John Legere came out against President Barack Obama's statement in support of the "strongest possible" net neutrality rules and his push for the FCC to reclassify broadband as Title II common carrier services. While not surprising, given T-Mobile's past stance on net neutrality, the opinion offered by Legere puts him in league with Verizon Communications and AT&T, two companies he is usually railing against.
CAPE TOWN--Over the top (OTT) players are here to stay and present an opportunity for mobile operators to acquire users and drive network usage.
Change is inevitable. That's the mantra being carried by Alki David, founder and CEO of FilmOn. The outspoken executive made the rounds at the FCC last week, attempting to rally support for a NPRM circulated by agency Chairman Tom Wheeler that could change the definition of an MVPD. Samantha Bookman, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, chatted with David following his latest FCC visit to get his view of the climate at the commission, an overview of FilmOn's business model, and how he sees the OTT landscape evolving in the near future.
Level 3 is realigning its movement in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and its customer base there by naming Andrew Crouch as the region's president. Crouch, a UK native, has moved back to his homeland country to oversee the EMEA region following Level 3's close of its acquisition of tw telecom on Oct. 31.
This quarterly feature charts the top eight U.S. wireless carriers in the third quarter of 2014 by subscriber base, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. This includes major metrics--such as churn, ARPU and revenue--of each carrier.
AT&T Mobility is no longer planning to build a nationwide wireless network for airplane passengers, and will instead direct that money toward investment in international and video products.
Deployment of carrier-grade Wi-Fi networks by cable companies will far surpass the rollout of small cells by telecommunications companies, according to U.K. analyst Joe Madden of Mobile Experts, who also says telcos missed a huge opportunity to capitalize on Wi-Fi
T-Mobile US is almost done transitioning customers on its legacy plans to its more recent no-contract Simple Choice plans, and argues that customers who are being moved to the new plans are getting more benefits for basically the same price.
TDS Telecom is giving seven of its Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets in New Hampshire the option to order its emerging 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service.
AT&T's decision to buy No. 3 Mexican wireless carrier Iusacell for $2.5 billion is likely a precursor to a larger move by AT&T into the Latin America market, potentially via a deal for some of América Móvil's assets or a push into Brazil, according to financial analysts. The deal could also possibly make it more likely that América Móvil will look to make a deal with T-Mobile US, though América Móvil has said it is not in talks with T-Mobile.