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 [...]

SmartThings and Samsung

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 [...]

Fiber

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 [...]

Samsung versus Apple

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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SmartThings and Samsung

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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Internet

Fiber

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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Mobile

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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VoIP/SIP

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AT&T Reportedly Launching VoLTE on May 23

AT&T looks to be the first of the big U.S. carriers to launch Voice over LTE, beating Verizon to the punch. A report from Engadget states that the service will begin rolling out on May 23, with Chicago and Minneapolis as the initial launch markets. Both AT&T and Verizon have been working to get the [...]

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Telecom News

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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Telecom Monthly August 2014 Newsletter

Summertime is here and Telecom Monthly has the hottest stories of the season. We’re now over halfway through the year, which means it’s time for the companies to post their results for the second quarter. Catch up with those who did well, along with those who didn’t, and all the other top news in this [...]

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T-Mobile Adds 1.5 Million More Customers

T-Mobile added another 1.5 million customers in the second quarter, thereby achieving five straight quarters of over a million customer additions. Postpaid customers made up 908,000 of the new additions, including 579,000 phone lines and 329,000 mobile broadband lines that the carrier said were mostly tablets. T-Mobile now has more than 50 million total customers, [...]

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Sprint Returns to Profit in Latest Quarter

Things are finally looking up for Sprint. The carrier posted a profit of $23 million for its most recent quarter, bringing to an end its recent string of losses. Sprint also reported earnings per share of 1 cent and revenue of $8.78 billion, both of which were ahead of analyst expectations. While the carrier continued [...]

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Netflix Signs Interconnection Agreement with AT&T

Netflix has signed another interconnection agreement, this time with AT&T. The story was first reported by Mashable, with a statement from AT&T revealing that the agreement was actually reached in May, though connections are only just now being turned up. For AT&T customers, the deal should mean faster streaming when watching videos on Netflix. This [...]

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