ZTE's Fanfare lands at AT&T's Cricket for under $70; C Spire up and running with NetCracker's billing software

Quick news from around the Web.

"Orange gets EU green light to buy Jazztel after agreeing fibre sale http://goo.gl/8QcmTh " --@FierceWirelessEurope

> AT&T's Cricket prepaid business is now selling the ZTE Fanfare Android smartphone for $69.88. Article

> Google is reportedly preparing to launch a standalone photo service. Article

> C Spire Wireless said it launched NetCracker's converged billing and active mediation solutions "to support both pre-paid and post-paid wireless services on a single rating and billing platform." Release

> The Apple Watch will hit Apple's stores by June, the company's CEO said. Article

> Nokia said it will sell new technology that can fit an LTE network in a box. Release

> Apple renewed its mapping deal with TomTom. Article

Online Video News

> Hulu is a viable competitor to Netflix, according to one analyst. Article

> FierceOnlineVideo Editor Samantha Bookman interfaced with Lisa Utzschneider, Yahoo SVP of Sales, Americas, about Yahoo Screen's original content strategy and its cross-platform advertising initiative. Hot Seat

Telecom News

> A top executive from the Telecom Industry Association (TIA) says that the regulatory system that governs the Internet does not need to be fixed and the FCC's net neutrality rules will put a damper on new investments. Article

> North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has filed a lawsuit challenging the FCC's decision to overturn a state law that limits a municipal broadband provider's ability to extend services into new communities. Article

Cable News

> Cablevision has filed its second advertising-related lawsuit against Verizon in the last five months, defending a TV commercial that claims Verizon's FiOS service partially relies on cable to deliver video and Internet into residences. Article

> Injecting a new element of complexity to a cable M&A wave that had been primarily focused on Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable, French telecom group Altice SA announced intentions to pay $9.1 billion for a controlling interest in Suddenlink Communications. Article

European Wireless News

> Orange won approval from the European Commission (EC) for its proposed €3.4 billion ($3.8 billion) acquisition of Spanish broadband provider Jazztel, noting that the deal is expected to generate cost savings of around €1.3 billion for the future combined entity. Article

> Telenor Hungary was fined nearly €1 million by the country's National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) for illegally amending the terms of its subscribers' contracts. Article

And finally… Cooking over lava. Article

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