Verizon Communications' FiOS TV will launch an app on Microsoft's Xbox One gaming console that is set to make its retail debut Nov. 22. The app is one of 19 entertainment apps set to launch on the Xbox One between Nov. 22 and spring 2014 but is the only pay-TV provider app announced so far.
AT&T is exploring plans for a potential takeover of Vodafone sometime next year, according to a Bloomberg report, adding further fuel to the idea that AT&T is interested in a major deal with a European operator.
It's no secret that the vast majority of what wireless executives say in public is not surprising. Usually it's a recitation of phrases, talking points and ideas they have made in the past that they are simply reinforcing. However, every once in a while, in an interview or unguarded moment, wireless executives can let loose a whopper.
Vodafone said on Thursday that CFO Andy Halford,has handed in his resignation notice after nine years with the company and intends to leave in March after the conclusion of Vodafone's transaction to sell its 45 per cent stake in Verizon Wireless to Verizon Communications.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said the U.S. operator is still interested in buying mobile operator assets in Europe, although the company continues to keep the market guessing about its actual targets.
Verizon Communications' recent decision to purchase the 45 percent of Verizon Wireless that Vodafone owned for $130 billion is going to make the company more unified and allow it to become more agile and innovative, said the telco's chairman and CEO.
Sprint and T-Mobile US confirmed Thursday that they joined follow U.S. company Verizon Communications in declining to participate in Canada's 700 MHz spectrum auction, set for January.
T-Mobile US joined forces with Verizon Communications to propose a band plan for the upcoming incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. The partnership is notable in light of the fact that T-Mobile and Verizon have long been on opposite sides of the debate over the auctions, especially on whether to cap the amount of spectrum Verizon and AT&T can win in the auctions.
Vodafone managed to clinch its € 7.7 billion ($10.2 billion) acquisition of Kabel Deutschland, paving the way for the company to offer bundles of telecommunications services in Germany. Vodafone's bid for Kabel Deutschland had been threatened by investors seeking better terms.
Verizon Communications blew past records by selling $49 billion in corporate debt in order to finance its $130 billion acquisition of Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless.