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Verizon strikers accused of harassing replacement workers

As FierceTelecom reports, striking Verizon workers represented by the CWA and IBEW have been accused by the NLRB of harassing replacement workers at hotels in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Cable One using FICO scores to qualify video customers, Might says

While it has steadily diminished the ambitions of its video services business while up-playing residential broadband and business services, Cable One has also worked to reduce the "hollow profitability" of its video customer base.

AT&T's de la Vega addresses postpaid customer losses, outlines DirecTV cross-selling plans

AT&T's Ralph de la Vega said he is not concerned about the decline in the number of the carrier's postpaid phone customers because of the growth of AT&T's Cricket prepaid wireless business. And he said that AT&T has a significant cross-selling opportunity following its acquisition of pay-TV company DirecTV.

Comcast's Cavanagh: DreamWorks kids animation will be used for SVOD

Outlining the corporate strategy for his company's $3.8 billion purchase of DreamWorks Animation, Comcast CFO Mike Cavanagh said a key reason for the deal was to acquire DreamWork's kids TV animation business, which will be used to create SVOD content.

CTIA, AT&T propose different frameworks for 28 GHz sharing

Both CTIA and AT&T are proposing frameworks for sharing spectrum with satellite operators, but they're not the same framework.

The best and worst of INTX 2016: How VR, HDR, the FCC and more spun this year's show

With three major cable operators in the final stages of M&A, the 2016 iteration of the erstwhile "Cable Show" (now known as INTX) had to be the smallest signature confab the National Cable Telecommunications Association has ever produced. The NCTA has yet to release an official head count, but the consensus among longtime Cable Show/INTX operators put attendance well below the 8,000 predicted by the organization prior to the show.

Reports: Sky could play key role in future O2 UK, Wind Italy deals

The Sky group could play a pivotal role in future deals both for O2 in the UK and Wind in Italy, according to reports.

Virgin Mobile brand to vanish from France in June

The Virgin Mobile brand is set to disappear from the French mobile market following the integration of the virtual network operator with the low-cost Red by SFR brand.

NYU Wireless sees trouble ahead for 5G unless 3GPP adopts new channel modeling methods

Researchers at NYU Wireless are warning the cellular industry that it needs to change the "alpha-beta-gamma" (ABG) model used in the past and start using simpler, more accurate models for predicting signal coverage for frequencies above 6 GHz.

Verizon says ViaSat analysis for 28 GHz assumes 'unrealistic' scenario on several fronts

As Verizon politely put it in its May 19 ex parte, it "has been engaging" with the satellite industry to mutually explore a "workable satellite-terrestrial coexistence regime" in the 28 GHz band. But so far, it's finding ViaSat's analysis to be unworkable.