HBO has extended its new over-the-top service, HBO Now, beyond the Apple constellation of IP devices, with Google announcing at its developers conference Thursday that the product will soon be available for Android devices and Chromecast.
Dominant chipmaker Qualcomm may need to take some radical steps to stay ahead of the direct competition presented by the $37 billion acquisition of Broadcom by Avago, analysts said Thursday. That could mean putting together some innovative partnerships, or even divesting itself of certain parts of its business.
Sprint's deployment of 8T8R (eight-branch transmit and eight-branch receive) radios coupled with 4x2 MIMO in its 2.5 GHz TDD LTE spectrum is resulting in increased data throughput as well as coverage according to a new report from Signals Research. "Thanks to TM8 [transmission mode 8] and 8T8R, we observed meaningful increases in coverage and spectral efficiency, not to mention overall device throughput," Signals said in its executive summary of the report.
While other VoIP and cloud providers are anxious to move up markets into larger business accounts, Vonage maintains there's plenty of the small to medium business (SMB) market that has not been penetrated yet.
Verizon collects a vast amount of data about its FiOS users, which is used to effectively halt subscriber cancellations amid a competitive pay-TV market, a company presentation at a New York Big Data conference revealed this week.
Zayo Group has promoted two of its key executives, Matthew Erickson and Chris Morley, as COOs of their respective Physical Infrastructure and Cloud and Connectivity business units.
Equinix has announced an agreement to acquire UK-based Telecity for $3.6 billion, effectively beating out Interxion, which announced an all-stock bid for the company in February.
Apple has acquired augmented-reality firm Metaio, a Munich, Germany-based company that was the winner of a 2012 FierceWireless Fierce 15 award. According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple has had a small team exploring augmented-reality technology for a while. In addition, Senior Research Analyst Gene Munster has said that Apple could help develop AR products for consumers.
A top Frontier Communications executive revealed it is moving ahead with its trial of over-the-top video with its partner TiVo as a way to appeal to users who are not interested in traditional linear television services.
Telecom Egypt's board raised questions about the state-run operator's future mobile strategy this week, when it appointed a new chairman and CEO.