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Report: Alcatel-Lucent CEO heading to Altice

June 11, 2015 10:56 am | by Ben Munson, CED | Comments

According to Reuters, which cites a Challenges magazine report, Combes will join Altice in September—following the July 15 closure date for the Nokia-ALU—and focus on growing the company’s telecoms group in Europe.


CTIA Announces Super Mobility Week Keynote Speakers

June 11, 2015 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The news comes as CTIA begins preparations for its second annual Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas. 


FirstNews Briefs: MobiTV, Gill Electronics, Sckipio, Motorola Solutions

June 11, 2015 10:29 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

MobiTV today announced the launch of prepaid mobile entertainment across screens in the U.S. through a new deal with Boost Mobile. Rolling out nationwide, the new venture represents...


RadioShack Agrees to Protect AT&T, Verizon Customer Records

June 11, 2015 10:01 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The agreement puts into place measures for dealing with the information, including how to transfer it from computers and servers, as General Wireless takes control of RadioShack's assets. 


EU Scrutinizes Amazon's e-Book Business over Antitrust Concerns

June 11, 2015 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The European Union's executive branch has launched an antitrust investigation into online retailer Amazon over its distribution of e-books, which have become...


Jawbone Files Second Lawsuit Against Rival Fitbit

June 11, 2015 9:27 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The complaint filed Wednesday says that essentially all of Fitbit's products violate patents belonging to Jawbone, and asks the court to stop Fitbit from making and...


AT&T, Cogent Sign Long-Term Interconnection Pact

June 10, 2015 11:30 am | by Ben Munson, CED | Comments

The companies say the new pact will smooth traffic interchange while also freeing up additional capacity and new interconnection locations.


PCIA, CTIA Urge Court to Reject Challenge to New Infrastructure Rules

June 10, 2015 10:55 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs claim the FCC has overstepped its bounds with its 2014 Infrastructure Order, arguing that Congress didn't weigh in on the rules and that the rules hamper the zoning authority of municipalities. 


Workers Allege Verizon Abandoning Copper Landlines

June 10, 2015 9:37 am | by Ben Munson, CED | Comments

The CWA says Verizon isn’t making necessary repairs and instead is pushing customers in parts of New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. toward...


Spotify Bolsters War Chest as Apple Launches Streaming Service

June 10, 2015 9:26 am | Comments

Music streaming company Spotify said Wednesday it has gotten a new investment from a Nordic telecoms company as it looks to compete globally, particularly with...


House Votes To Make Ban on Internet Access Taxes Permanent

June 10, 2015 9:25 am | by Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press | Comments

Lawmakers said allowing states to tax Internet access would expose users to the same kind of taxes and fees that often show up on telephone bills.


FirstNews Briefs: Ubiquiti, Qualcomm, Mitel, Aviat

June 10, 2015 9:16 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Ubiquiti Networks says that it has set a new world distance record for wireless broadband. The 140 mile / 225 km link was established from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and...


Deutsche Telekom Denies Report Stating T-Mobile Not Interested in Dish Merger

June 9, 2015 10:06 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The Post is claiming that DT CEO Timotheus Höttges said recently that his company is still looking towards a closer partnership with Sprint, even if that means...


HP Pays $100 Million To Settle Case Tied to Autonomy Deal

June 9, 2015 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard's ill-fated acquisition of software maker Autonomy will cost another $100 million, as the personal computer and printer maker prepares to ...


Charter’s Network Investment Not Affected by Open Internet Order

June 9, 2015 9:06 am | by Helena Fahnrich, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Tom Rutledge said the company supports the open internet rules including not throttling or blocking lawful content, or engaging in paid prioritization, according to an FCC filing.



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