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Analysts: T-Mobile's smartphone upgrades, EIP programs could crimp free cash flow

T-Mobile US' rising smartphone upgrades and the capital required to support equipment installment plans is a key worry on the horizon, according to a report from analysts at Macquarie Capital.

No strike yet: Verizon, CWA, IBEW unions to continue negotiations as contract expires

Verizon and members of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers unions said they will continue negotiating a new labor contract covering 39,000 workers after the current one expired on Saturday.

Altice sells La Reunion and Mayotte units, mops up more Numericable-SFR shares

Altice announced it has completed the sale of its mobile activities in the French Overseas Territories (FOT) of La Reunion and Mayotte to the Hiridjee Group for an undisclosed amount. It also acquired almost 1.3 million more shares in Numericable-SFR for close to €65 million.

Proximus expects to return to growth a year earlier than planned

Belgium-based Proximus predicted it will return to growth a year earlier than expected after the operator--which was formerly known as Belgacom--reported a strong set of results for the second quarter of 2015.

Netflix, Hulu subscriber churn should be a concern for OTT providers, research firm says

Subscription video on demand providers need to keep an eye on the "extremely high" churn rates endemic to the OTT video market segment, a new report from Parks Associates has found. In the past 12 months, 7 percent of U.S. broadband households have cancelled their Hulu Plus subscriptions, a number that represents about half of Hulu's subscriber base.

Akamai profits fall to $67.2M over increased infrastructure spending in anticipation of OTT traffic

Content delivery network provider Akamai Technologies saw revenues increase in the second quarter to $541 million, a 14 percent year-over-year increase. However, net income decreased 8 percent to $67.2 million, or 37 cents per diluted share, due to increased spending meant to bolster its infrastructure ahead of an expected wave of new over-the-top video entrants.

Level 3 says it has advantage over AT&T, Verizon in the enterprise market

Level 3 Communications' EVP and CFO, Sunit Patel, maintains that as AT&T and Verizon focus more of their attention on wireless and entertainment, the company will benefit as it pursues new growth opportunities in the enterprise services space.

Women in Wireline 2015: U.S. leaders shaping telecom services, innovation, and policy

Welcome to our sixth annual Women in Wireline feature, where  FierceTelecom 's editors recognize important women executives in the wireline segment of the telecom industry.

Telefónica Deutschland sees E-Plus merger benefits in Q2 results

Telefónica Deutschland reported what analysts described as a solid set of second-quarter results, reflecting the first benefits of the company's integration with former rival E-Plus.

SFR, Orange signal recovery as Q2 trends show promise

Numericable-SFR reported strong growth in core earnings in the second quarter of 2015, and also said revenue trends improved both sequentially and compared to the same period of last year.