Bell Canada doubled the amount of net broadband customer additions, adding 15,690 subscribers during the fourth quarter, up from the 7,269 customers it added in the fourth quarter of 2012. At the end of 2013, Bell had a total 2.18 million broadband customers, a 2.7 percent increase over 2012.
Brazil regional service provider Sercomtel continues to see copper cable theft incidents rising in its service areas, reporting that thieves stole 1,724 meters of telephone cables in January alone.
AT&T wants to buy advanced wireless spectrum (AWS) from Phoenix, Ariz.-based cable MSO Cable One that it could use to expand its LTE network, according to an FCC notice.
Vodafone revealed an almost 10 per cent decline in European service revenue to £6.5 billion (€7.8 billion) in its fiscal third quarter as conditions remained challenging in the region, but the company remained positive about its strategy to tackle this downward trend through increased efficiency, network investments and a focus on unified communications and emerging markets.
NBCUniversal said Monday that it recruited a top AT&T technology executive to run a new technology center focused on driving innovations involving virtualization, mobile video and big data.
Hybrid cloud services, which offer businesses the option to manage some resources in-house and put others into a cloud, are set to double by 2015, says Infonetics in its latest Cloud Service Strategies: North American Enterprise Survey.
AT&T Mobility has developed an application-aware system designed to restrict customers from engaging in "non-permissible" bandwidth-intensive activities such as file sharing or movie downloading.
The FCC is getting ready to conduct IP service transition tests, a move that was lauded by U.S. incumbent telco AT&T, which says that current regulations don't apply to the emerging IP-based wireline network environment.
AT&T may have put its plans to invest in a major European operator on hold for the time being, but another industry heavyweight from across the pond is reportedly stepping up efforts to buy a majority stake in a company that itself has demonstrated an aggressive expansion strategy over the years.
The Q4 2013 earnings season is underway, and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed.