Service providers can benefit from 'smart cities'; Mexico's Congress approves $155M budget for telecom regulator

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> FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said that to make ERate 2.0 a success, "we have to move in Internet time, not regulatory time." Article

> A new Smart Cities Council report reveals how service providers can benefit from "smart cities." Article

> Mexico's Congress has approved $155 million 2014 budget for Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (Ifetel), the country's new telecoms regulator. Article

Cable News

>Three years after unveiling a second-screen application, DirecTV may be preparing to launch a mobile application called COPILOT, according to a trademark application it filed last week. Article

> Suddenlink Communications lost 3,000 basic video subscribers in the third quarter, while picking up 21,900 high-speed Internet and 18,000 phone customers, according to earnings released by parent Cequel Communications Holdings last week. Article

Wireless News

> Sprint has been touting its "Sprint Spark" tri-mode LTE service as major advancement in its network capabilities, but the first tri-mode LTE smartphones the carrier has rolled out do not support simultaneous voice and data over LTE. Article

> Samsung Electronics said it has shipped 800,000 Galaxy Gear smart watches in the two months after its debut despite middling reviews of the gadget. Article

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