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Jan
27
2015

Google Will Switch Access Between Sprint, T-Mobile US, Wi-Fi Dynamically

Although we typically believe smaller start-up firms are most likely to disrupt an industry, sometimes only a large firm can do so. So it is that Google will try to disrupt AT&T and Verizon by launching mobile service based on its becoming a mobile virtual network operator, with a new twist. In addition to using third party Wi-Fi, Google apparently has signed up both Sprint and T-Mobile US as underlying access providers because Google wants […]

Jan
27
2015

Google Fiber Officially Announces Major New Expansion -

Confirming rumors that began bubbling forth earlier this week, Google today confirmed that Charlotte, Raleigh Durham, Atlanta, and Nashville will be the next deployment locations for the company’s speedy Google Fiber service. According to a Google blog post, not only will those four cities be next in line, the search giant will also eventually deploy Google Fiber to Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Antonio and San Jose. Pricing has yet to be announced, but […]

Jan
27
2015

AT&T Spends $1.8 Billion To Expand Mexico Wireless Ambitions -

Last year, AT&T backed off their European expansion ambitions in part because European regulators weren’t thrilled with AT&T’s ties to the Edward Snowden leaks. Since then AT&T has shifted their attention to Mexico, buying Mexico’s Iusacell for $2.5 billion, giving AT&T domain over 400 million combined Mexico & U.S. consumers and businesses. AT&T took their Mexico effort one step further this week on the news they’re buying NII Holdings’ wireless assets in Mexico for another […]

Jan
27
2015

Google is Vertically Integrating the Internet Ecosystem

Google is expected to announce launches of Google Fiber in Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Nashville, Tenn. very soon. Those launches come as Google also is said to be preparing to enter the U.S. mobile service provider business and has invested $1 billion in SpaceX, Elon Musk’s satellite firm. SpaceX, in turn, has announced plans to build a new constellation of low earth orbit satellites to provide Internet access to people in Asia, Africa […]

Jan
27
2015

Google Close To Announcing Google Fiber For Four New Cities -

Last Friday we reported how indications are that Google was getting ready to announce new Google Fiber build locations in Charlotte and Raleigh. Now additional reports suggest that up to four new Google Fiber cities may be announced as soon as tomorrow. A Report by the Wall Street Journal quotes anonymous insiders who say Google Fiber will soon be announced for Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh and Nashville. Press invitations have been sent out for events in […]

Jan
27
2015

Comcast Caught Ghost Writing Merger Support Letters -

While this is sadly the status quo for most companies in most industries, The Verge does a good job in a report highlighting how Comcast has been ghost writing letters for politicians expressing gushing support for their merger with Time Warner Cable. Comcast has been frequently crowing about the amount of support their merger enjoys, often forgetting to mention that the lion’s share of this support has to be paid for in some fashion. The […]

Jan
27
2015

Verizon Fined After Failing To Investigate Rural Call Issues -

The FCC this week announced that Verizon will be paying $5 million to settle an investigation into the company’s failure to investigate and repair rural phone call completion issues. According to an FCC investigation, Verizon failed to respond to a spike in call completion complaints during a several month stretch in 2013. Verizon has agreed to pay a $2 million fine, and spend another $3 million on shoring up the company’s internal reporting systems. Verizon […]

Jan
27
2015

Alcatel-Lucent to Build Converged Network for Vodacom in South Africa

PARIS, JOHANNESBURG — Vodacom, South Africa’s largest mobile service provider, has selected Alcatel-Lucent to build a gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) solution to expand Vodacom’s customer base enterprise and residential markets. The new converged network enables Vodacom to provide customers with ultra-broadband needed to access bandwidth-hungry services and applications such as online gaming and streaming video. Vodacom will deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s comprehensive end-to-end GPON solution, as well as the Motive customer experience platform to provide high-quality […]

Jan
27
2015

TWC gears up for epic blizzard

With up to 3 feet of snow forecast Monday night into Tuesday, Time Warner Cable has geared up for the blizzard of historic proportions. Time Warner Cable has been down this road before in its New York City footprint after 9/11 in 2001 and Super Storm Sandy three years ago, so the nation’s second largest cable operator started mobilizing its techs.  Read more about TWC gears up for epic blizzard Comments

Jan
27
2015

AT&T Seeks 'North American Service Area' with Another Mexico Buy

In the wake of closing its acquistion of Iusacell last week, AT&T announced Monday that it has agreed to acquire Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings.  Read more about AT&T Seeks 'North American Service Area' with Another Mexico Buy Comments

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