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Sprint to deploy network upgrades for three-channel carrier aggregation 'in a couple of months'

Sprint is on track to begin deploying three-channel carrier aggregation in the next few months, executives said, and it is already seeding the market with five supporting handsets.

An inside look at Comcast's 'Viper' development team

With Comcast involved in an all-out promotional blitz of its X1 platform amid the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Rio, the MSO trotted out members of the video platform's development team (codenamed "Viper") for a Denver Post feature story, which ran today.

Verizon to buy Yahoo for $4.83B, doubling down on digital media and advertising

Verizon is doubling down on its bet in digital media, announcing this morning that it will spend $4.83 billion to acquire Yahoo's core online business.

Comcast 'must capture the imagination of the customer' to succeed in wireless, Kagan says

In its second attempt to enter the U.S. wireless business, Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) faces a significantly greater challenge, says analyst Jeff Kagan.

MobiTV launches virtual pay-TV platform, signs C Spire as first operator client

Mississippi-based wireless operator C Spire will be the first to deploy a new virtual pay-TV platform developed by MobiTV that delivers multichannel video to OTT and mobile platforms.

AT&T looks to expand drone program

Flying drones might sound like a fun hobby, but some RF engineers are making it part of their job, going so far as to envision flying COWs, or cells on wings, to provide LTE coverage at concerts or during emergencies.

AT&T officially throws hat into the ring for FirstNet

AT&T had indicated it would be an aggressive participant in the FirstNet bidding process, and CFO and Senior Executive Vice President John Stephens made it official Thursday during the company's second-quarter earnings call, saying AT&T has submitted a bid for the FirstNet business.

Globalstar CEO keeps pressure on FCC to allow TLPS

Globalstar CEO Jay Monroe rang up FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's legal advisor Edward "Smitty" Smith last week, saying the commission should expeditiously adopt rules to authorize Globalstar to use Terrestrial Low Power Service (TLPS).

Telefónica Deutschland launches O2 Banking

Telefónica Deutschland has become the latest European mobile operator to wade into the financial services sector with the launch of O2 Banking in cooperation with the Germany-based Fidor Bank.

The long voyage to NFV: Vodafone and Orange outline the challenges ahead

Operators all over the globe have been grappling for some time with the challenges that network virtualisation brings. As part of this process, network functions virtualisation (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) have emerged as key strategies for Tier 1 and Tier 2 telcos that want to fundamentally transform the infrastructure they use to deliver services.