The incentive auction of prized 600 MHz spectrum still faces some major challenges, but the FCC is clearly off to a good start.
Verizonhas made another move to keep its maintenance and installation schedules on time by deploying thousands of additional employees as wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers continue their labor strike.
A divided FCC voted to move forward with reforms of so-called "special access" lines, marking a big win for T-Mobile and Sprint and perhaps forestalling price hikes as 5G networks eventually come online.
Verizon has put what it says is a final labor contract proposal on the table for wireline workers represented by the CWA and IBEW.
Members of the Communications Workers of America, one of the two unions whose Verizon workers are on strike, say that replacement workers hired by the telco to handle repairs and installations on its wireline networks are failing to abide by "basic safety practices."
The first quarter of 2016 was the worst quarter for tablets since 2012, according to fresh data from Strategy Analytics. Nonetheless, U.S. mobile operators are effectively leveraging tablets to compete in a market where smartphone growth has nearly stalled.
As Verizon's wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers continue with their labor strike, consumers' view of FiOS and Verizon Wireless have plummeted.
Some analysts have speculated over the last year that U.S. carriers would cut capex in early 2016 in advance of the upcoming incentive auction of prized 600 MHz spectrum. But first-quarter earnings reports from Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile indicate that may not be the case.
According to Verizon, cybercriminals are becoming more crafty in their ways. The telco's 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report shows a rise in phishing and ransomware, where data is encrypted and a ransom is demanded.
EE unveiled a new alliance that will see the BT-owned UK mobile operator collaborate with U.S.-based Verizon, Australia's Telstra and Korea Telecom (KT) on the development and promotion of LTE Broadcast technology based on evolved multimedia broadcast multicast service (eMBMS).