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AT&T eyes WiMAX for rural broadband expansion

AT&T CTO John Donovan said last week in an interview with USA Today that the telco is interested in using WiMAX to extend broadband coverage in rural markets where it would be more expensive to

Would the elimination of ETFs make customers any happier?

What has become abundantly clear is that people hate early termination fees (ETFs). This, of course, is evidenced by the

Will Rev. A cause a resurgence in PTT?

Verizon has quietly relaunched its push-to-talk service using its 1x-EVDO Rev. A network. The carrier offers two PTT over Rev. A phones--the Motorola Adventure V750 and the G'zOne Boulder. Both

Qwest now selling Verizon services

Qwest has started reselling Verizon Wireless voice and data services to its residential and business customers. In May, Qwest announced that it was dropping Sprint Nextel as its provider of

Sprint goes nationwide with Airave femtocell

Sprint is expanding its Airave femtocell offering to all customers nationwide and retooling its price plans for the in-home wireless technology. Starting Aug. 17, Sprint customers will be able to

Embarq brings in higher profit, lower revenue

Independent telco Embarq reported second quarter earnings Tuesday, posting a net income of $206 million, or $1.38 per share, up 17% from the $176 million it earned for the same quarter last year.

California judge says Sprint must pay $73M in ETF case

A California judge has ruled that Sprint Nextel must pay $73 million in refunds to its former customers in a lawsuit over early termination fees. However, a Sprint spokesman says that the ruling is

Report: Sprint's unlimited plan has an edge over AT&T

A report by analyst firm Robert W. Baird & Co. says that Sprint Nextel's "Simply Everything" plan which offers unlimited voice calls and data usage for $99 per month is making inroads with the

Life becoming difficult for rural operators

Times are getting tough for the rural operator community. Within the last few months the Rural Carrier Association (RCA) and the Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG) have run to the FCC asking it

CDMA crowd embraces LTE, WiMAX

While it appears Ultra Mobile Broadband (UMB), the 4G path developed for the CDMA world, is now dead now that major CDMA operator Verizon Wireless has pledged its allegiance to LTE (Long Term