AT&T said it will acquire spectrum holding company NextWave Wireless, a major holder of WCS 2.3 GHz spectrum, in a deal valued at up to $600 million.
Nearly one year ago Anne Bouverot took the helm of the GSMA and became the first woman to head this global association that represents more than 800 mobile operators worldwide. In a phone interview with FierceWireless Editor in Chief Sue Marek, Bouverot talks about some of the changes she implemented during her first year on the job and discussed some of the challenges of getting her members to work together quickly on such important issues as standards implementations.
Consumers from 44 neighborhoods in Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., have met the pre-registration goals that are required for Google to install its new Google Fiber TV and wideband Internet service, according to the Internet giant.
HBO's drama "The Newsroom" hinges on the premise that cable news anchor Will McAvoy jumpstarted his career as an opinionated, tell-it-like-it-is "journalist" when presented with a question by a naïve college student who inferred that the United States (although I believe she mistakenly said America) is the "greatest country in the world."
AT&T's board of directors have given the green light to repurchase as much as $11.1 billion in stock, upping a share-buyback program the service provider launched in late 2010.
Verizon Wireless maintained its lead as the world's largest LTE operator during the second quarter of 2012, helping the United States top all other markets with 47 percent of global LTE connections, according to Wireless Intelligence.
Cable earnings season heats up next week, with Comcast scheduled to release second-quarter earnings on Aug. 1, and Time Warner Cable reporting Aug. 2. FierceCable put together a special report tracking the performance of cable- and satellite-TV providers, technology vendors and programmers.
Google teased consumers in Kansas City Thursday by unveiling a Google Fiber TV product that will come with advanced features such as the ability to change channels with voice controls. But the Internet giant won't pose a threat to incumbents Time Warner Cable and AT&T anytime soon.
Google said Thursday that in Kansas City it will sell both wideband Internet access and cable-TV programming, charging subscribers $120 monthly for a package that includes a 1 GB Internet connection, hundreds of high-definition networks and a Nexus 7 tablet computer that will operate as a remote control for its cable service.
AT&T and Verizon have decided they can take care of their own rural broadband customers on their own, and will not take advantage of phase one of the FCC's CAF program.