In today's spotlight, FierceWireless takes a look at the top performing U.S. wireless carriers in the third quarter.
Vodafone said it will increase its planned investments under its "Project Spring" network upgrade to £7 billion ($11.13 billion), up from £6 billion, over the next two years to strengthen networks and services in major markets and accelerate its strategy of focusing on data, enterprises and emerging markets.
Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that it won't send free Galaxy tablets to new subscribers who respond to its promotion with Samsung until they pay their bills for two months.
Verizon Wireless has a number of new innovations and apps it is developing for consumers and businesses at its innovation center in San Francisco.
Verizon Wireless' newly renovated Innovation Center in San Francisco sits near the city's business center in an office overlooking San Francisco Bay. Slightly more than two years old, the center is focused on helping small businesses incorporate wireless technology into their products and aims to bring concept products to market within six to eight months.
Verizon Wireless wants to deploy small cells but only if they are inexpensive, according to a recent rumor. If true, that could help explain why the wireless industry's expected small cell ramp-up has not yet happened and, in fact, keeps being pushed out.
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.
The suggestion that a more powerful Verizon Wireless could lead to the demise of FiOS--as first suggested in a FierceIPTV commentary--gained some market cred this week with members of the financial community.
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.
DukeNet, a regional provider, now reaches over 3,500 cell sites as part of its growing fiber to the tower program that provides services to a number of the top wireless operators.