The FCC has revealed the identities of the winning bidders in the AWS-3 spectrum, and AT&T was the biggest bidder, with close to $18.2 billion in provisionally winning bids, roughly in line with analysts' expectations. Verizon Wireless wound up bidding $10.43 billion, less than many analysts had expected (most had expected Verizon to bid $15 billion to $20 billion).
Customers who join Amazon Prime specifically to stream video through its Prime Instant Video service tend to buy more often from other areas of the retail giant's website as well. And while it doesn't seem like much, it's important to note that Prime membership overall increased 53 percent in 2014.
TeliaSonera president and CEO Johan Dennelind hinted that further deals along the lines of the company's planned Danish joint venture with Telenor are on the cards, as the operator revealed net income fell 7 per cent year on year in 2014.
Ericsson and Huawei's loss was Nokia's gain in the fourth quarter of 2014, as the Finnish company said strong sales of network infrastructure in North America boosted sales and earnings during the period.
Count Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus as one of the closest watchers of Cablevision's disruptive new Wi-Fi-only phone service, Freewheel.
Facebook reported gains in mobile revenues and traffic that outpaced Wall Street expectations. The company said around 84 percent of its 890 million daily users accessed its site from a phone, and around 86 percent of its 1.39 billion monthly users did so from a phone--a record for the company.
Viacom is the latest programmer to launch an a la carte SVOD programming service, a new streaming product built around its Nickelodeon kids' linear network set to debut in March.
Time Warner Cable reported strong fourth-quarter residential subscriber metrics, highlighted by residential video declines that slowed by 75 percent to just 38,000.
Faced with cratering ratings and a soft ad market, the major cable programming conglomerates saw their ad revenue dip only 1.3 percent in the fourth quarter. How did they do it? Volume, volume, volume!
The Los Angeles Times just might be the first national publication to declare the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable not a fait accompli.