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AT&T Promotes Executive to Lead Combined Mobile and Business Unit

It’s not quite as dramatic as Sprint naming a new CEO earlier this month, but AT&T has announced some executive changes of its own. Ralph de la Vega, formerly the head of mobile, has been promoted to lead a new merged mobile and business unit. In his new role as CEO of Mobile and Business [...]

Verizon LTE

Verizon Promises Nationwide VoLTE Launch Coming Soon

Verizon announced on Tuesday that its voice over LTE (VoLTE) service, titled “Advanced Calling 1.0,” will launch nationwide “in the coming weeks.” While that’s still a vague timeframe, it does at least give consumers some idea of when they can expect to be making high-definition voice and video calls from their mobile devices. VoLTE works [...]

Netflix

Netflix Signs Fourth Peering Deal with Time Warner Cable

Netflix has signed another paid interconnection agreement, this time with Time Warner Cable. This is the fourth such agreement signed by the video-streaming service, which previously announced similar arrangements with Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T. The paid connections are expected to result in faster speeds for Time Warner Cable customers across all of the company’s markets. [...]

microsoft

Steve Ballmer Steps Down from Microsoft Board

Steve Ballmer has brought his time with Microsoft to a conclusion with the announcement that he is resigning from the company’s board of directors. Ballmer previously served as CEO of Microsoft for 14 years, before stepping down in February to make way for Satya Nadella to take over the role. Though he has largely remained [...]

sprint

New Sprint CEO Kicks Off Pricing Overhaul

New Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure has been on the job for less than two weeks, but he is already delivering on the promise of more aggressive pricing. The carrier announced on Monday new family plans that offer up to 10 lines with 20GB of data for $100 a month. Sprint also said it will pay [...]


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microsoft

Steve Ballmer Steps Down from Microsoft Board

Steve Ballmer has brought his time with Microsoft to a conclusion with the announcement that he is resigning from the company’s board of directors. Ballmer previously served as CEO of Microsoft for 14 years, before stepping down in February to make way for Satya Nadella to take over the role. Though he has largely remained [...]

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Netflix Signs Fourth Peering Deal with Time Warner Cable

Netflix has signed another paid interconnection agreement, this time with Time Warner Cable. This is the fourth such agreement signed by the video-streaming service, which previously announced similar arrangements with Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T. The paid connections are expected to result in faster speeds for Time Warner Cable customers across all of the company’s markets. [...]

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at&t-telecom-monthly

AT&T Promotes Executive to Lead Combined Mobile and Business Unit

It’s not quite as dramatic as Sprint naming a new CEO earlier this month, but AT&T has announced some executive changes of its own. Ralph de la Vega, formerly the head of mobile, has been promoted to lead a new merged mobile and business unit. In his new role as CEO of Mobile and Business [...]

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Verizon LTE

Verizon Promises Nationwide VoLTE Launch Coming Soon

Verizon announced on Tuesday that its voice over LTE (VoLTE) service, titled “Advanced Calling 1.0,” will launch nationwide “in the coming weeks.” While that’s still a vague timeframe, it does at least give consumers some idea of when they can expect to be making high-definition voice and video calls from their mobile devices. VoLTE works [...]

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Telecom News

AT&T Promotes Executive to Lead Combined Mobile and Business Unit

It’s not quite as dramatic as Sprint naming a new CEO earlier this month, but AT&T has announced some executive changes of its own. Ralph de la Vega, formerly the head of mobile, has been promoted to lead a new merged mobile and business unit. In his new role as CEO of Mobile and Business [...]

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Verizon Promises Nationwide VoLTE Launch Coming Soon

Verizon announced on Tuesday that its voice over LTE (VoLTE) service, titled “Advanced Calling 1.0,” will launch nationwide “in the coming weeks.” While that’s still a vague timeframe, it does at least give consumers some idea of when they can expect to be making high-definition voice and video calls from their mobile devices. VoLTE works [...]

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Netflix Signs Fourth Peering Deal with Time Warner Cable

Netflix has signed another paid interconnection agreement, this time with Time Warner Cable. This is the fourth such agreement signed by the video-streaming service, which previously announced similar arrangements with Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T. The paid connections are expected to result in faster speeds for Time Warner Cable customers across all of the company’s markets. [...]

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Steve Ballmer Steps Down from Microsoft Board

Steve Ballmer has brought his time with Microsoft to a conclusion with the announcement that he is resigning from the company’s board of directors. Ballmer previously served as CEO of Microsoft for 14 years, before stepping down in February to make way for Satya Nadella to take over the role. Though he has largely remained [...]

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New Sprint CEO Kicks Off Pricing Overhaul

New Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure has been on the job for less than two weeks, but he is already delivering on the promise of more aggressive pricing. The carrier announced on Monday new family plans that offer up to 10 lines with 20GB of data for $100 a month. Sprint also said it will pay [...]

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Samsung Buys SmartThings Connected Home Platform

Samsung has acquired connected home platform maker SmartThings. The price for the company, which was founded in 2012 and funded through Kickstarter, was not disclosed, but reports indicate that Samsung paid about $200 million. SmartThings will become part of Samsung’s Open Innovation Center (OIC), though it will remain independent and continue to be led by [...]

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Cisco to Cut 6,000 Jobs as Sales Slow

Cisco managed to stop its revenue from falling further in its fiscal fourth quarter, but the news was accompanied by the announcement of another headcount reduction. The company plans to cut 6,000 jobs, about 8% of its global workforce, beginning in the current quarter. Cisco CEO John Chambers said that the cuts were necessary due [...]

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AT&T Delivers Promised 1Gbps Fiber Broadband Speeds in Austin

AT&T is finally delivering the promised 1Gbps speeds to customers on its fiber broadband service in Austin, Texas. The carrier said on Monday that it has upgraded its GigaPower service and currently subscribed customers in Austin will see their speeds increase automatically. Though AT&T announced that it would launch its U-verse with GigaPower in the [...]

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Apple and Samsung End International Patent Litigation

Apple and Samsung are ending their international patent disputes. The two leading smartphone makers said in a statement that they have reached an agreement to drop all patent litigation outside the U.S. It’s a significant shift considering the companies have fought everywhere from the UK to Japan, though both Apple and Samsung said that the [...]

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Sprint Abandons T-Mobile Merger, Names New CEO

After months of buildup, the merger between Sprint and T-Mobile has been abandoned. The third and fourth largest U.S. carriers are giving up on the deal for what seems to be the obvious reason: that it simply would not get approval from regulators who want to keep four carriers to ensure competition in the marketplace. [...]

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