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NPD: FiOS, U-verse subs spending more on VOD than Comcast, DirecTV, Dish Network customers

The average Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse TV subscriber spent $25.29 on video-on-demand movies in 2012, outspending cable and satellite TV subscribers, NPD Group said Monday.

CenturyLink, Windstream grow leadership roles in the Ethernet market

U.S. incumbent telcos have taken charge of the U.S. retail Ethernet market as they continue to expand their respective portfolios and footprints to serve their SMB and enterprise customers, but they all face a challenging economic reality that's slowed revenue growth.

Is there a business case for telecom service provider IT infrastructure services?

On the surface, cloud or IT infrastructure service initiatives appear to be attractive offerings for telecom service providers, but are they? Cloud or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) explicitly involves network services and hosting/IT infrastructure services. However, telecom operators have been slow to adopt these new services.

Operators need to take action and stop whingeing about OTT

The recent Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, included both the familiar and the unfamiliar. The former was operators yet again lambasting telecoms regulators over the harsh regime they have imposed--and the vitriol was largely aimed at European officials that operators believe are significantly limiting their ability to invest.

AT&T blasts T-Mobile in ad campaign

AT&T is taking aim at former merger partner T-Mobile USA by launching an attack ad campaign that blasts T-Mobile's network speeds and call performance. The ads, which ran in the  New York Times,  Wall Street Journal  and  USA Today,  said that T-Mobile drops twice as many calls and its network speeds are only half as fast as AT&T's network.

GM's Chan: VoLTE to be a primary component of the connected car

BARCELONA, Spain--General Motors evaluated several different network partners and different types of connected car options before deciding to embed LTE into most of its cars beginning in 2014. The company announced earlier this week that its OnStar-branded safety, security and navigation service will use embedded LTE modules powered by AT&T Mobility's network. Interestingly, one of the driving factors behind GM's decision to embed LTE modules in its cars and select AT&T as its partner was because it plans to offer Voice over LTE technology.

Boingo exec: Enhanced cellular/Wi-Fi roaming to launch commercially in 2014

BARCELONA, Spain--The Wireless Broadband Alliance's seamless and secure cellular-to-Wi-Fi roaming invite likely will not launch commercially until early 2014, and when to does AT&T Mobility is expected of be a leading player, according to a senior executive from hotspot aggregator Boingo Wireless.

Cablevision expanding OMGFAST wireless broadband service to Ft. Lauderdale, Miami-Dade County

Cablevision may have sold its broadband wireless spectrum to Dish Network last year, but that's not stopping the company from expanding the footprint for its OMGFAST high-speed Internet service in Florida.

AT&T's small cell tests show dramatic coverage improvements

BARCELONA, Spain--AT&T Mobility revealed a few more details on its small cell tests. In a presentation here, Gordon Mansfield, AVP of AT&T Small Cell Solutions and chairman of the Small Cell Forum, said the company has successfully tested and deployed small cells in three different environments and all customers experienced dramatic coverage improvements.

It's time for the entire broadband ecosystem--including voice--to invest

Innovations in technology have meant leaving behind cherished LPs and cassette tapes for CDs and digital music, and throwing out analog televisions and rabbit ear antennae for digital TV and broadband-delivered video-on-demand. Things change, and phone service is no different.