FirstNews Briefs: C Spire, Verizon, Wienermobile, Huawei
C Spire announced plans today to acquire MegaGate Broadband, a regional provider of IP voice, data, and business telecommunications solutions. Headquartered in Hattiesburg, MegaGate serves most Mississippi business markets as a competitive local exchange telecommunications provider and as an Internet service provider.
Whether it's the 2014 FIFA World Cup or the U.S. Open at Pinehurst, the FiOS Mobile App has them covered -- anytime, anywhere on any compatible tablet or mobile device -- with the addition of six new out-of-home live TV channels: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes and Univision Deportes. This brings to 40 the total number of live channels available outside the home.
To connect with Wienermobile vehicle fans on and off the road the Oscar Mayer brand today launched the first-ever Wienermobile mobile application for iOS and Android devices. Available in the Google Play or App stores for free to download, the Wienermobile app will include three features: a "Find the Wienermobile" section where users can determine when a Wienermobile is within 200 miles of their given location; a "Park in my Driveway" section where fans can insert an image of the Wienermobile into any photo and share across their social media platforms; and a "Drive the Wienermobile" game that allows users to virtually race a Wienermobile through various courses.
Huawei recently announced that its GSM-R solution has won the bid for the Turkmenistan Buzhun-Serehtyaka and Bereket-Cilmammet integrated railway communications project, which will soon commence. Following the successful implementation of GSM-R technologies in Turkmenistan's Turkmenbasy-Ashgabat (east-west) Line and Cilmammet-Buzhun (south-north) Line in 2012, the new project marks another deployment of Huawei's GSM-R technologies in the Turkmenistan railway industry.