Verizon wireline strikers arrested outside company’s annual stockholders meeting

Verizon's striking workforce's frustration continues to rise as 15 people were arrested outside of the company's shareholders meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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It is Getting Harder to Compare T-Mobile US and AT&T; Business Models are Highly Different

Different business models now showing up in AT&T and T-Mobile US operational results. T-Mobile US touts its success gaining phone accounts. AT&T is growing in other lines of business, including video and Internet of Things. One can compare the mobile net adds, certainly.

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Cricket Move Part of AT&T’s Latin America Strategy

There is one easy way to describe the difference in business strategy conducted by AT&T and that chosen by Verizon Wireless. AT&T already is committed to expansion in Latin America, while Verizon remains focused on the U.S. market.

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New AT&T Mobile Value Share Plans Cut Cost per Gigabyte

AT&T is launching new Mobile Value Share plans Aug. 15, 2015 featuring bigger Internet data allotments. More notably, prices per GB are lower. The changes to the Mobile Share Value plans include the elimination of the current one gigabyte plan for $25, 3 GB plan for $40 and 6 GB plan for $70.

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America Movil CFO says company is eyeing wireline deals in Europe

Facing increased competition in Mexico from new competitor AT&T and a potential recession in Brazil, America Movil is considering possible wireline acquisitions in Europe to grow the company's revenues.

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No Sustainable Advantage on Canada-U.S.-Mexico Calling

Sustainable advantage is quite difficult in any competitive market. So it is in the U.S. mobile market. Some might debate who moved first to lower tariffs across Canada, the United States  and Mexico. A reasonable person might say it was AT&T, promising to make calling between the United States and Mexico as seamless as calling within the United States or Mexico, that prompted T-Mobile US to launch its own offer

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AT&T Expecs Higher Earnings, Cash Flow Next 3 Years

The addition of DirecTV, Iusacell and Nextel Mexico will be directly accretive to AT&T in terms of revenue and earnings , something that does not always happen with transactions so large ($48.5 billion for DirecTV) or small (Nextel Mexico represented a deal less than $2 billion in size). AT&T said it will earn $2.62 to $2.68 a share in 2015, above the $2.60 analysts had anticipated. Revenue will grow in the double-digit range, the company said.

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Telmex to Face Mandatory Wholesale Obligations

Though the precise details are unclear at the moment, Mexico’s telecoms regulator will open wholesale access to the “last mile” of Telmex telephone networks to competitors, Reuters reports. Mexico’s telecom regulator, the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT), had made clear its desire for such wholesale access in 2014. At that time, IFT asked specifically for leased line access, access and passive infrastructure sharing in fixed networks, access and passive infrastructure sharing in mobile networks and mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) support. Both Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex) and mobile market leader Telcel (Radiomovil Dipsa), both subsidiaries of America Movil, would be affected

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America Movil anticipates AT&T’s Mexico push with FTTH plans

As it gets ready to face off against AT&T's eventual move into Mexico's TV market, América Móvil plans to build a new $50 billion fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network.

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CenturyLink Boosts Gigabit High Speed Access for SMBs

CenturyLink says it had made gigabit high speed access available to more than 115,000 additional U.S. business locations and in five additional states. After that expansion, the gigabit service is available to nearly 490,000 small and midsized business (SMB) locations in 17 states. CenturyLink is launching symmetrical gigabit fiber service to SMB customers in parts of Iowa, Idaho, North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin and expanding its availability in nine of the 12 states where CenturyLink initially deployed gigabit fiber for business customers in 16 cities in August 2014. The nine states are: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington

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For TDS Fixed Segment, "More Advanced Technology" Means Cable TV

Talking about a name change for its Baja Broadband cable TV company, acquired in 2013, TDS reminds observers that the acquisition was made “with the intent of bringing more advanced technology to customers.” For TDS, the seventh-largest U.S. telco, that says something–”more advanced technology.” Baja Broadband operates in the U.S. Southwest (New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Colorado) and Texas. TDS also has acquired Bend Broadband, serving Bend, Oregon.

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Neutrona Helps XO Stretch Southward

XO Communications is stretching its network reach southward into Latin America with the help of the regional carrier Neutrona Networks . Through interconnections in Dallas and Miami, the deal givex XO strategic access for its customers in Mexico, the markets of Central America, and South America. … [ visit site to read more ]

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CenturyLink gets regulatory relief in New Mexico with mid-sized carrier status

CenturyLink has overcome another regulatory hurdle as the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) ruled that the telco now qualifies under the “midsize carrier” designation.

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Uh Oh. The "Bubble" Word Reemerges

Those who lived through the telecom bubble and bust know viscerally what it means when trillions worth of telecom assets suddenly evaporate. So many will be chilled to hear suggestions that the U.S. market might be in a position similar to the pre-burst conditions of the middle 1990s. Between 1997 and 2003, the global telecom industry lost $2.8 trillion of market value , collapsing from $4 trillion to $1.2 trillion, an event virtually without parallel in the industry, and arguably in any industry.

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South of the Border, AT&T Strikes Again

Showing just how intent they are on their Mexican invasion, AT&T has made another acquisition just nine days after closing its purchase of Iusacell. This morning they announced a deal to purchase Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings , following through on rumors of their interest since fall.  … [ visit site to read more ]

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Will AT&T Use Mexico Wholesale Mobile Network?

Mexican regulators have approved AT&T’s Iusacell acquisition , which now sets up an interesting issue: how does AT&T expand geographic coverage nationwide, especially for the new Long Term Evolution network AT&T believes represents a major opportunity?

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Comcast takes on CenturyLink in Albuquerque, Santa Fe with fiber network extension

Comcast Business is looking to give local businesses in Albuquerque and Santa Fe another option besides local telco CenturyLink for Ethernet services, with plans to deliver its entire suite of Ethernet services by extending its fiber network into both of these key New Mexico cities.

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AT&T Makes a Foray South of the Border

So much of the ‘North American’ telecommunications market still stops at the Rio Grande that it’s a significant story when someone crosses it. Over the weekend AT&T did just that, however, announcing a deal to purchase Mexico’s Iusacell .  The move comes just months after AT&T  exited its stake in America Movil  and will put them in direct competition with Carlos Slim’s telecommunications empire. … [ visit site to read more ]

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AT&T to Buy Mexican Mobile Operator Iusacell

AT&T is buying Iusacell the Mexican mobile service provider for US$2.5 billion, inclusive of Iusacell debt. AT&T will acquire all of Iusacell’s mobile

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