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Verizon officially closes TracFone purchase
News Wire Feed | 11/23/2021

Verizon said it closed its purchase of TracFone, gaining its 20 million subscribers and 90,000 retail locations nationwide.

Verizon cheers FCC approval of TracFone purchase
News Wire Feed | 11/22/2021

Verizon said it 'welcomes' the FCC's approval of its purchase of América Móvil's TracFone and its roughly 20 million prepaid customers.

Share of broadband subs reaching top of speed tiers rose during pandemic – OpenVault
News Wire Feed | 11/19/2021

Company says 'speed clipping' – exceeding 80% of provisioned broadband speed – rose sharply from May 2020 to September 2021.

OpenVault takes aim at 'speed clipping'
News Wire Feed | 11/10/2021

Says a major Latin America regional carrier has signed on to use a new system that can detect when broadband subscribers encroach on speed tier limits.

CSG's Liz Bauer joins TM Forum's Diversity & Inclusion Council
News Wire Feed | 11/9/2021

Bauer is CSG's chief marketing and customer officer.

CSG nets new, expanded deal with Charter
News Wire Feed | 11/3/2021

Six-year contract renewal and extension covers Charter's residential and SMB customers.

CSG reups with Dish
News Wire Feed | 11/2/2021

New multi-year deal arrives as Dish plunges deeper into mobile and wireless.

CSG launches 'Xponent' to drive customer engagements
News Wire Feed | 10/19/2021

Company says unified, cloud-powered 'engagement hub' takes advantage of holistic customer and uses AI and machine learning techniques.

CSG plans expansion in India
News Wire Feed | 10/5/2021

BSS/OSS company expects to broaden its workforce in Bangalore by hiring up to 500 people within the next 18 months. That office serves as the primary center for CSG's product development, technology innovation and research.

AT&T extends COVID-19 vaccination policy to union workers
News Wire Feed | 9/29/2021

AT&T said its COVID-19 vaccination policy now includes workers represented by the CWA union.

T-Mobile to offer phone repairs
News Wire Feed | 9/16/2021

T-Mobile said it will offer in-store, same-day phone device repairs at 500 stores across the country.

Neustar to be acquired by TransUnion
News Wire Feed | 9/14/2021

Neustar, which in part supplies telecom services, said it will be acquired by credit monitoring company TransUnion.

T-Mobile to sell prepaid, postpaid through Walmart
News Wire Feed | 9/13/2021

T-Mobile said its T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile brands will be available in 2,300 Walmart stores and on Walmart.com.

AT&T to offer ad-supported HBO Max to Cricket prepaid subs
News Wire Feed | 8/19/2021

AT&T said it will offer the ad-supported tier of HBO Max for free to customers on the $60 per month plan of its Cricket Wireless prepaid service.

Charter promotes Robinson and Perlman
News Wire Feed | 8/3/2021

Jodi Robinson is upped to EVP of digital platforms, and Jack Perlman is promoted to EVP of software development and IT.

Cable vets splash cash on Atlas Digital Group
News Wire Feed | 8/3/2021

Jerry Kent's Cequel III among a group that has invested $3 million into digital commerce startup focused on the cable and fiber Internet industry.

CSG notches Shentel deal
News Wire Feed | 7/23/2021

Shentel has tapped CSG's cloud-based Field Service Management platform for 'business transformation' in the rural mid-Atlantic region.

T-Mobile sweetens prepaid with free iPhone 12 mini
News Wire Feed | 7/21/2021

T-Mobile said it will offer a free iPhone 12 mini coupled with 5G services on its Metro by T-Mobile prepaid offering.

T-Mobile boasts of progress against spam calls
News Wire Feed | 7/16/2021

T-Mobile said it conducted a call that combined authenticated Caller ID and Rich Call Data (RCD), powered by the STIR/SHAKEN framework and protocols.

Dish's Boost offers free plans via government funding
News Wire Feed | 5/25/2021

Dish Network's Boost Mobile is offering free service plans through the US government's Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program.

CSG ups Liz Bauer to EVP and chief marketing and customer officer
News Wire Feed | 5/24/2021

Bauer was previously SVP, chief investor relations and communications officer.

Verizon to offer free Apple Arcade, Google Play Pass
News Wire Feed | 5/24/2021

Verizon said it will juice its mobile plans with an offer of six months of Apple Arcade or Google Play Pass.

AT&T agrees to $1.5M fine for overcharging DC users
News Wire Feed | 5/20/2021

Washington, DC, Attorney General Karl A. Racine said AT&T will pay $1.5 million for allegedly submitting false invoices.

TIP adopts WBA's OpenRoaming for OpenWiFi initiative
News Wire Feed | 5/5/2021

Telecom Infra Project (TIP) said it will use the OpenRoaming standard for Wi-Fi from the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) for its soon-to-be-launched OpenWiFi effort.

Cincinnati Bell unit picks CSG for digital move
News Wire Feed | 5/5/2021

CBTS, the IT services unit of the telco, has picked CSG's Ascendon cloud platform to digitize its product catalogues and ratings and charging capabilities.

AT&T launches new 25GB, 40GB data plans
News Wire Feed | 5/4/2021

AT&T said 5G is included at no extra cost on its new DataConnect 25GB and 40GB data-only plans.

GSMA hires travel company to help with MWC21
News Wire Feed | 4/19/2021

The GSMA said it will work with Gray Dawes Travel for its MWC21 Barcelona trade show as a business travel partner.

Canadian regulators overhaul MVNO, roaming terms
News Wire Feed | 4/16/2021

Canada's regulatory agency is requiring Bell Mobility, Rogers and Telus to provide wholesale access to their networks under terms and conditions approved by the agency.

FCC: Please use our speed test app
News Wire Feed | 4/12/2021

The FCC is asking Americans to download and use its speed test app in order to help the agency map broadband availability.

GSMA promises to get MWC attendees into Spain
News Wire Feed | 4/7/2021

The GSMA said it inked an agreement with the Spanish government to get MWC show attendees into the country as 'highly qualified workers.'

AT&T offers home office services with RingCentral
News Wire Feed | 4/6/2021

AT&T said it partnered with RingCentral to build its new [email protected] Wireless services for working from home.

Comlinkdata recapitalizes with Berkshire Partners
News Wire Feed | 4/6/2021

Comlinkdata said it entered into a recapitalization transaction with Berkshire Partners but did not disclose the terms of the transaction.

T-Mobile challenges Comcast's Xfinity Mobile ads
News Wire Feed | 3/25/2021

An advertising arbiter said it recommended some changes to Comcast's Xfinity Mobile ads after T-Mobile complained about them.

T-Mobile extends customer loyalty program to prepaid service
News Wire Feed | 3/24/2021

T-Mobile said it will offer its T-Mobile Tuesdays customer loyalty program to its Metro by T-Mobile prepaid service.

FCC to begin collecting consumers' broadband experiences
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2021

The FCC said it created a website to collect information on consumers' broadband experiences.

Dish's Boost to appeal advertising watchdog's ruling on 4G plans
News Wire Feed | 3/18/2021

An advertising arbiter recommended changes to Boost Mobile's advertisements, and owner Dish Network plans to appeal the issue.

NTT reveals only 20.6% of digital transformation efforts are optimized
News Wire Feed | 3/17/2021

As global organizations seek to strengthen resilience, the research highlights significant differences in approach.

SiriusXM, T-Mobile team for Pandora offering
News Wire Feed | 3/17/2021

SiriusXM and T-Mobile said they will offer an 'enhanced' version of the Pandora streaming music service to T-Mobile's customers.

CSG strikes expanded deal with Telenor
News Wire Feed | 3/9/2021

Under new deal, Telenor will tap into CSG's cloud-based digital wholesale platform to simplify and streamline operations.

Jeff Miller named president and CEO of Synchronoss
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2021

Miller had served as interim president and CEO since September 2020.

Dish to use Amdocs in 5G billing
News Wire Feed | 3/4/2021

Dish Network said Amdocs' Optima system will run inside its 5G billing architecture.

Telefónica Germany teams with Matrixx Software
News Wire Feed | 3/3/2021

Telefónica Germany/O2 will use the Matrixx Digital Commerce Platform for the monetization of its consumer and enterprise services.

CSG hires chief people and places officer
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2021

Patricia Elias joins CSG from Service Source International.

AT&T faces lawsuit over overcharging in Washington, DC
News Wire Feed | 2/25/2021

The attorney general for Washington, DC, filed a lawsuit against AT&T, alleging millions of dollars of overcharges.

Nextlink inks $250M credit agreement
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2021

Nextlink said it reached a $250 million credit agreement led by the BMO Harris Bank as it works to meet its FCC network construction obligations.

FCC chief forms task force for broadband mapping
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2021

In order to create more accurate broadband maps, the FCC's new chairwoman announced a task force to study the issue.

C Spire picks Amdocs for wireless policy and charging for 5G
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2021

Service provider will use Amdocs' Openet microservices-based policy and charging controls to support C Spire's 5G plans.

AT&T to give business users free mobile service test drive
News Wire Feed | 2/16/2021

AT&T said business customers will be able to use its network for free for up to 30 days.

LightShed Ventures pledges $75M in startup investments
News Wire Feed | 2/11/2021

Venture investment firm LightShed Ventures said it now has $75 million to invest in 'category-defining private companies' in areas including telecom.

Oracle introduces new 5G charging system
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2021

Oracle said its new charging system for 5G networks supports real-time communications for services ranging from VR cloud gaming to telehealth.

Plume's OpenSync connects with Wi-Fi 6 CPE
News Wire Feed | 2/9/2021

Says more than 20 Wi-Fi 6 CPEs are debuting on its Plume's OpenSync framework.

Shentel to use T-Mobile windfall for dividend, potential M&A
News Wire Feed | 2/3/2021

Shentel said it will issue a special dividend following T-Mobile's agreement to purchase its wireless business, and might also pursue 'strategic acquisitions.'

Amdocs, T-Mobile ink deal
News Wire Feed | 2/3/2021

T-Mobile said it will use Amdocs' 'next generation communication and media services' under the new agreement.

Cell site company Sitetracker raises $42M
News Wire Feed | 1/27/2021

Sitetracker, which offers services for managing cell sites, among other things, announced it raised $42 million in new funding.

Wind River intros analytics, orchestration platform
News Wire Feed | 1/27/2021

Wind River's new Wind River Studio platform is aimed at developing, deploying and operating systems at the edge.

Speedcast exits bankruptcy with new funding, CEO
News Wire Feed | 1/25/2021

Speedcast said it will exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy with $500 million and Joe Spytek as its new CEO.

CSG hires first chief diversity and social responsibility officer
News Wire Feed | 1/21/2021

Channing Martin Jones is late of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the US Department of State and the US Office of Personnel Management.

FCC reiterates support for Ligado
News Wire Feed | 1/20/2021

The FCC said it will not retract its decision to allow Ligado to deploy services on its spectrum, following an NTIA challenge on the issue.

CSG names COO
News Wire Feed | 1/13/2021

Ken Kennedy also serving as president of CSG's revenue management and digital monetization solutions unit.

Small Cell Forum targets hosting architectures for multiple operators
News Wire Feed | 1/12/2021

The Small Cell Forum (SCF) said it will begin working on hosting architectures that support multiple operators, private networking and other alternative deployment models.

RED files to be TV white space database administrator in Canada
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2020

RED Technologies said it filed to become a TV white space (TVWS) database administrator in Canada.

Utility NextEra acquires eIQ Mobility for mobility planning
News Wire Feed | 12/8/2020

Utility company NextEra Energy Resources said it acquired eIQ Mobility for mobility planning for electric vehicles.

Verizon turns to Motorola Solutions for new PTT service
News Wire Feed | 12/8/2020

Verizon said it will offer a new push-to-talk (PTT) service to public safety users via an agreement with vendor Motorola Solutions.

Nokia, Clear team up for blockchain-based optical settlements
News Wire Feed | 11/24/2020

Clear will add its blockchain technology for automated contracting, settlement and post-trade activities to Nokia's optical networking offerings.

Dish adds new plans, leadership to Ting
News Wire Feed | 11/17/2020

Dish Network overhauled the rate plans offered by its Ting Mobile service, and named Robert Currie to lead the business.

Vewd targets connected cars
News Wire Feed | 11/17/2020

Vewd for Automotive billed as a white-labeled, cloud-managed platform for Android and Linux-based platforms.

AT&T to use Amdocs for 5G monetization
News Wire Feed | 11/10/2020

AT&T said it will use Amdocs' Openet 5G solution to monetize new services.

Amdocs to sell OpenMarket to Infobip for $300M
News Wire Feed | 11/10/2020

Infobip agreed to purchase Amdocs' OpenMarket business for $300 million.

Inmarsat expands with CSG
News Wire Feed | 11/4/2020

Satellite operator Inmarsat said it will expand its partnership with CSG for billing and revenue management.

Dish turns to DigitalRoute for 5G monetization
News Wire Feed | 10/29/2020

Dish Network said it would use a platform from DigitalRoute to create 5G business models.

Assurant acquires Hyla Mobile
News Wire Feed | 10/28/2020

Assurant said it acquired cell phone trade-in company Hyla Mobile.

Humax intros DOCSIS 3.1 gateway equipped with RDK, Wi-Fi 6E
News Wire Feed | 10/27/2020

Supplier also unveils a new set-top with Alexa-powered voice recognition at the virtual RDK Euro Summit.

RDK refreshes software platform for video service providers
News Wire Feed | 10/27/2020

'RDK4' aims to accelerate video app development and deployment.

AT&T, GM team for custom video content for motorists
News Wire Feed | 10/20/2020

AT&T said it will offer its new WarnerMedia RIDE service on GM cars, as well as a custom HBO Max service to GM car owners in the future.

Cambium touts customers using Facebook's Terragraph
News Wire Feed | 10/20/2020

YTL Communications, NextLink and AeroNet are among the Cambium Networks customers using Facebook's Terragraph technology in 60GHz.

SSIMWAVE turns 'Video Quality Dial'
News Wire Feed | 10/20/2020

Says offering has shown to reduce bitrates by up to 50% on top of content-aware encoding approaches.

OpenVault plugs Power & Tel deal
News Wire Feed | 10/7/2020

Says deal will help Power & Tel service provider customers manage, measure and monetize network traffic.

Enea buys Aptilo in deal worth around $17M
News Wire Feed | 10/1/2020

Enea said it bought Aptilo, which provides policy and access control for Wi-Fi and IoT services, in a deal valued at around $17 million.

Vewd scores new deal for Vestel-made smart TVs
News Wire Feed | 8/28/2020

Vestel, which produces TVs for brands such as JVC, Hitachi, Telefunken and Toshiba, integrate the Vewd Core and Core Modules, including its media player and hybrid TV modules.

Synacor touts contract renewals
News Wire Feed | 8/25/2020

Company claims to have secured 100% contract renewal rate among North American service provider customers.

Amdocs to buy Openet for $180M
News Wire Feed | 7/23/2020

Openet, a charging and policy specialist, has pulled in about $70M a year in revenue during the past two years.

DT, Telefónica, Vodafone cheer blockchain-based roaming service
News Wire Feed | 7/14/2020

Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica and Vodafone said they successfully tested a blockchain-based automated roaming service for financial settlements with startup Clear.

New CSG-Bell Canada deal covers TV and streaming services
News Wire Feed | 7/8/2020

Seven-year extension of billing agreement spans wireless, Internet and business services, as well as Bell's Fibe and Alt TV services.

Verizon uses Google's AI and cloud for customer service
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2020

Verizon said it will add the Google Cloud Contact Center AI solution to its customer care offerings.

CSG extends billing deal with Mediacom
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2020

New deal sets CSG as cable operator's exclusive provider of billing services through 2025.

Omdia: COVID-19 presents new opportunities in video, infrastructure, digital transformation
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2020

The pandemic will trigger a rethink of technology as critical infrastructure, Omdia analysts say in new report.

CSG notches deal for online charging for microservices
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2020

Deal is with a unit of CK Hutchison centered on charging solutions for its wholesale and IoT customers.

ServiceNow adds workflows for telecom
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2020

Company aims to address telecom productivity challenges brought on by siloed systems and fragmented data.

Evolution Digital launches management platform for Android TV devices
News Wire Feed | 6/2/2020

Midco, Blue Ridge and Service Electric Cablevision among first to pair vendor's eSTREAM 4K devices and new device manager platform.

FourthWall Media blends viewing and ad data from smart TVs and set-top
News Wire Feed | 6/1/2020

Enhanced 'Reveal' platform supported across all US markets, company says.

AT&T inks Salesforce deal covering retail, marketing, online and more
News Wire Feed | 5/28/2020

AT&T said it will use Salesforce Customer 360 to 'create a single view of every customer' across various mediums.

Cisco to buy ThousandEyes for network monitoring
News Wire Feed | 5/28/2020

Cisco said it plans to purchase privately held ThousandEyes, which offers an Internet network monitoring service.

SoftAtHome builds RDK-based video platform for service providers
News Wire Feed | 5/26/2020

Says new offering integrates multicast, DVB, Live Dash streaming, a universal search aggregator, voice controls and its white-label 'ImpressioTV' UI.

C Spire extends deal with Openet for BSS
News Wire Feed | 5/13/2020

C Spire inked a multi-year extension with Openet for its Policy Manager and Evolved Charging solutions for its wireless customers.

Liberty Global expands partnership with Amdocs
News Wire Feed | 5/8/2020

New deal calls on Amdocs to enrich cable op's customer experience with unified digital identity for all services.

Amdocs posts record revenues of $1.05B in fiscal Q2
News Wire Feed | 5/8/2020

Net income climbed to $127 million or 94 cents per diluted share.

Fujitsu intros SDN-based design, planning tool
News Wire Feed | 5/6/2020

Fujitsu says a Tier 1 operator has started using its design and planning tool for Open ROADM networks.

Etiya rolls out Telco-as-a-Service offering
News Wire Feed | 4/30/2020

Etiya's BSS and OSS goodies will now be available through AWS.

Amdocs opens up CBRS business
News Wire Feed | 4/30/2020

Amdocs said it is now selling services for the newly freed 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band, including Spectrum Access System (SAS) offerings and options for 5G private wireless networks.

CSG's ratings and charging platform goes cloud native
News Wire Feed | 4/29/2020

Says new cloud-powered addition of its Ascendon platform has entered production worldwide.

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