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Zayo says dark fiber makes up 14 percent of its wireless backhaul revenue mix

While incumbent telcos and some competitors have shied away from providing dark fiber for wireless backhaul, a Zayo executive sees interest and adoption of dark fiber continuing to ramp.

Verizon's AOL deal raises 'extremely substantial and urgent privacy concerns'

Verizon Communications' $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL, which a top Verizon executive has said is mostly about AOL's advertising technology, is raising new concerns that customers' privacy will be exploited in Verizon's push to create more targeted ads.

With AOL purchase, Verizon now competes against Google, Facebook in ad-tech arms race

Verizon Communications' $4.4 billion purchase of AOL will mean the telecommunications giant is no longer just competing directly against the likes of AT&T. The deal is all about advertising technology, or ad-tech, and with it Verizon will now be competing against Google, Facebook and others in the digital ad market, especially in video. If Verizon can develop content for its OTT venture, it now has the tools to make money off of that using AOL.

Analysts: Verizon's AOL deal could help OTT video biz, but might not aid wireless

Verizon Communications' $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL and its advertising technology could improve the carrier's forthcoming mobile-first, over-the-top video business, but it is a risky bet in a still-developing market, according to financial analysts. The analysts see some potential benefits to the deal--but lots of reasons to doubt that it will materially improve Verizon's overall position in the market, especially in wireless.

Verizon's Stratton: Our primary focus with AOL purchase is mobile-first video

AOL's advertising platform was the primary target behind Verizon Communications' $4.4 billion purchase of AOL today--but the company's bigger aspirations are to deliver a mobile-first video experience targeted at millennials.

FCC moving forward with basic 600 MHz auction framework, but spectrum reserve remains unclear

The FCC is moving forward with the basic framework it proposed for the incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum that was released in June 2014 with a few minor technical changes. However, there are still major issues the commission needs to address, including how much spectrum will be set aside for smaller carriers to bid on.

Report: Verizon is testing several regional promotions

Verizon Wireless is testing a series of promotions in various markets across the country in advance of potentially launching a national promotional offer, according to a report from an industry analyst.

T-Mobile targets Verizon customers with free two-week trial

In the battle for marketshare, T-Mobile US is now putting its focus on competitor Verizon Wireless. With its new "Never Settle Trial" T-Mobile is offering Verizon customers the opportunity to try T-Mobile's network and service for up to two weeks at no cost.

AT&T launches 'Plenti' rewards program with American Express, ExxonMobil, Macy's and other partners

AT&T Mobility officially launched a new loyalty rewards program in conjunction with major brands including ExxonMobil, Macy's, Nationwide Insurance, Rite Aid, Direct Energy, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Hulu. The program, called "Plenti" and powered by American Express, lets customers earn and redeem points at any of the merchants in the alliance.

Tower companies see lower Q1 network spending from Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile- with Sprint as the wild card

Top executives from the nation's tower companies saw lower spending form the Tier 1 wireless carriers in the first quarter, but the carriers and tower firms all expect network densification and buildout activity to ramp up as the year progresses.