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What I Read Over the Weekend

This could have been a good case study article if it had been more specific. Instead it is full of vague assumptions. Not helpful at all. AT&T is adding cities in NC to its U-Verse with GigaPower. I wonder...

Verizon Says Pay Up (Cuz We Don't)

Verizon pays no taxes. "Verizon was among 26 Fortune 500 corporations that were consistently profitable between 2008 and 2012 yet paid no federal income taxes, according to a new study," according to this article the Chronicle. VZ collects a...

The FCC is Busy (Part 2)

Top stories at the FCC, where there seems to be a lot of activity lately. The FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau clarified the rules for data collection for Special Access circuits. WC Docket No. 05-25 Report and Order is out....

A Laborious Weekend for Bankers

A weekend of labor by bankers and telecom execs resulted in two purchases. Verizon finally was able to rest full control of VZW out of Vodafone. However, it cost VZ $130 Billion to do that. Vodafone's 45% ownership of...

Cellco Networks Congested

You know how everyone makes fun of ATT's congested cellular network? Well, according to Bloomberg, VZW is having the same issue. Verizon Wireless is America's most heavily used mobile-phone carrier, with 93 million monthly subscribers (second-place AT&T (T) has...

The NSA Spying Scandal isn't New

Remember back in 2003 when a whistleblower from AT&T pointed out Room 641A that the NSA used to spy on all AT&T long distance calls and Internet traffic? Verizon and Qwest denied they did, too. Put on your foil hat...

Parallels, Cisco, Google and Panda

If every day feels like you are on a hamster wheel, maybe you are examining the wrong metric. An interesting announcement today two weeks before thier customer summit, Cisco bought a stake in Parallels and gets a Board seat.Parallels is...

Your Cellphone is Spying on You

There is so much talk about malware on Windows computers. Apple users think they are safe. HA! It was simply a matter of volume. Now that iOS is on millions of devices it is worth the time for bad guys...

Three Big Jumps This Weekend

The biggest jump over the weekend was Red Bull Stratos: "Felix Baumgartner captured the attention of the web on Sunday when he jumped from a capsule 128,000 feet above Earth and landed safely on the ground in New Mexico." [via...

Another Unpopular Decision is the Tale of the FCC

don't think the FCC has ever had a popular decision. As far as I have seen, every decision they make ends up in court. TELRIC, Brand-X (DSL and Cable access for ISP's), CBS Nipplegate, Tennis Channel versus Comcast, AT&T-T-Mobile...

Snarky News Bits

Just so many things to comment on in telecom, but just do not have the time to hit each one. So here are some snarky news bits. The VZW-SpectrumCo deal in for "tough remedy", Reuters is reporting. Yeah, conditions that...

The Fight Over Spectrum Dominance

It looks like the FCC is going to approve the Verizon acquisition of the SpectrumCo - cable companies alliance - spectrum. Competitors are hoping for conditions on the deal, including conditions on the marketing deal that the joint-venture is designed...

The Answer to Flat Revenue

The markets are flat. Broadband, voice, TV and cellular. There are more cellphones activated than there are people in the US. The average home has 4 Internet enabled devices.So what do you do if you are a Cellco and more than 60%...

Verizon is in the News a Lot

Hands off the Internet!Sen. Alex Padilla: Bill will preserve hands-off regulatory approach toward VOIP.VZW and T-Mobile are at odds over SpectrumCo spectrum with Verizon saying T-Mobile is hypocritical about spectrum. "Verizon told the FCC in a filing Monday that T-Mobile...

Combatting Mobile Data

How do you offer your broadband customers mobile access? There are a couple of options. One is MVNO, reselling cellular data cards to your customers. This is a very expensive option. No margin, but stickiness for your bundle.Another way is...

Cellular Mayhem

Just looking at the news makes me think that the cellular industry is having a week of mayhem. Besides the mess I wrote about earlier this week, "US wholesale player LightSquared has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection amid efforts...

A Game of Risk

Everyone blames the FCC. AT&T blames the FCC for all of its woes after the FCC (and the DOJ) said no to its merger with T-Mobile. Boo-hoo. It was a risk. It didn't work out. You probably shouldn't have given...

US Government Suing AT&T for Fraud

Is Fraud rampant at Ma Bell?ARS wrote an article titled, AT&T collected millions from taxpayers in fraudulent charges, US says. "AT&T improperly received millions of dollars from a government reimbursement fund by ignoring fraudulent use of the IP Relay call...

Some Stuff Happened While I Was on Daycation

I was taking today and tomorrow off to visit with some pals but the news won't quit.In the I-can't-stand-it zone, the University of Florida decides that TD's are more important than IT and cuts the Computer Science Department. Just when...

Is DSL Done?

Every time we examine the DSL field, it looks more and more barren. Now VZW has made moves to insure that it is dead.One is the huge deal that VZW has with SpectrumCo that will result in a joint venture...

T-Mobile's Next Move

T-Mobile to Pump $4 Billion Into Network, 4G LTE Buildout. This is T-Mobile's next move on the heels of getting fiber and billions in cash from AT&T after the merger was nixed by the government agencies. I have to laugh...

4G, 3G: Who knows?

This morning Broadcom announced 5G: "´╗┐Broadcom Extends 5G WiFi Leadership with New 802.11ac Chips." This is kind of funny because most folks are confused by 3G versus 4G. Many think that iPhones run on 4G, but actually they all run...

Verizon Puts the Move on Video

After Verizon's CFO sais that FiOS was a poor economic decision for the company, I would think video would not be on the VZ radar. The FiOS TV service is so expensive to deliver that Frontier raised rates over 70%...

Verizon's Bad Month

VZW has had three outages this month. The third outage on its LTE network today (12/28/11). There was another LTE outage on 12/21 and VZ Long Distance in Florida was down on 12/8/11. Then yesterday VZW announced that it would charge a convenience fee of...

4G is in Trouble

AT&T had to give up the acquisition of T-Mobile. LightSquared is almost out of money, says Reuters. Clearwire needs money - not only to build out the two 4G networks it has promised to Sprint (WIMAX and LTE), but to continue...
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