Vodafone has a bumpy history when it comes to acquisitions, with some expensive fallouts from large deals of the past. Renewed efforts to buy fixed and cable operators in Europe may fuel speculation even further (if that's still possible) that a sale of its Verizon Wireless stake is imminent, but the equation for Vodafone is far from simple.
Verizon Wireless introduced FiOS Mobile, enabling FiOS digital television subscribers to access live streaming and video-on-demand content across smartphones and tablets running Google's Android.
T-Mobile US blasted a recent study on the potential revenue that would be lost by limiting participation of AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless in the upcoming 600 MHz broadcast incentive auctions, arguing that the study actually affirms T-Mobile's own positions on the highly charged topic.
AT&T Mobility will now make customers wait 24 months instead of 20 months to upgrade to a new, subsidized device. The move mirrors one that rival Verizon Wireless announced in April.
Apple is not throttling the speeds of iPhone users on Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and Sprint Nextel, according to an analysis by technology publication AnandTech. The analysis sharply disputes allegations from iOS developer Joseph Brown, operator of the website iTweakiOS, who claimed that Apple was doing so via code in its iOS operating system.
AT&T Mobility is limiting the data options on its cheaper prepaid GoPhone plans. However, the carrier said it will launch new GoPhone plans in the next few weeks, according to a CNET report. AT&T did not provide prices for the new plans, saying only that there would be a "variety of plans."
Apple has inserted code into its iOS operating system that limits the maximum data speeds iPhone and iPad customers can achieve on the networks of Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and Sprint Nextel, according to an iOS developer. It does not appear that the code is affecting iPhones that work on T-Mobile US, which just started offering the iPhone in April.
Are you ready for some football? Verizon Wireless says you are--and it's putting its money where its mouth is. This week the operator inked a new multi-year agreement with the National Football League to stream all regular season and playoff games to mobile phones, a deal that will kick off in tandem with the 2014 NFL season.
France Telecom wants to develop relationships with fixed providers such as cable operators across Europe in a bid to offer quad-play bundles of fixed, mobile and TV services in more of its markets, according to strategy chief Elie Girard.
There is a titanic struggle brewing in the wireless industry, pitting AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless against pretty much everyone else, including Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile US, and it's going to get a lot uglier as time goes on. The carriers are fighting over the rules that will govern next year's 600 MHz spectrum auction, with the smaller carriers fighting for rules that will ensure they get a piece of the pie.