Flint Telecom may be thinking smaller; JMI Telecom changes name

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> Flint Telecom is in the midst of a "critical review of operations … focused on making the company financially self-sufficient, even if that means lower earnings with a smaller organization," President and newly appointed CEO Bernard Fried said. Story

> Nashville's JMI Telecom Corp. has officially changed its name to United Acquisitions and MultiMedia, CEO Carson Parks announced. News release

> France Telecom's chief executive, Stephane Richard, said that the carrier is unlikely to enter the Brazilian telecommunications market because "that landscape is already packed." Story

> Only Darth Vader is missing from a group of carriers who "collectively represent the most powerful forces in today's world" expected to participate in the Connected World Keynote Carrier Roundtable next week. News release

> Rogers Communications is turning to machine-to-machine technology, retail transactions made with smartphones, and video consumption over mobile devices as it battles declining traditional telecom services. Story

And finally … BT is in the midst of doubling its broadband speeds to rival competitor Virgin Media's speed doubling campaign. About 10 percent of customers will receive 38 Mbps average speeds and those could climb to 76 Mbps as the rollout proceeds. Story