CenturyLink field to implement WiFi by 2015; Global spending on telecom services declined to $1.63 trillion in 2013

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@FierceTelecom RT @broadband4us: Cars are the latest formerly disconnected devices that will soon be a node on the Internet. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> CenturyLink field plans to give Seattle Seahawks fans stadium-wide WiFi by the year 2015. Article

> Global spending on telecom services declined 0.5 percent to $1.63 trillion in 2013, says a new Gartner report. Article

> TM Forum announced that it is changing the name of its flagship global event from Management World to TM Forum Live! Release

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> Charter Communications said that it is doubling the speed of its residential high-speed Internet service and increasing the speed for its commercial broadband product. Article

> Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei said that Liberty's bid to take full control of Sirius XM could help it architect a deal that would see Charter Communications acquire Time Warner Cable. Article

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> AT&T Mobility is introducing toll-free data plans, which allow partners to subsidize consumer data. Article

> Huawei, the world's third largest smartphone vendor behind Samsung and Apple, announced at the Consumer Electronics Show its newest, flagship smartphone, the Ascend Mate 2. Article

And finally… SiliconANGLE counts down the three Big Data problems facing businesses in 2014. How will your organization handle these? Article