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Verizon to gain around 20M new mobile customers any day now

Reuters reported that the FCC's four commissioners will approve Verizon's purchase of América Móvil's TracFone shortly. The prepaid provider counts a total of around 20 million customers.

Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile stay the course with holiday promotions

Although there are a few new elements in play, including possible smartphone shortages and a competitive discount from Dish, Black Friday looks relatively calm this year on the wireless front.

The risky business of multicloud insurance

Telcos need a way to address the hyperscaler lock-in. Roz Roseboro ponders whether Vodafone's TaaS platform plan is a reasonable insurance policy or another example of a telco driving recklessly.

CableLabs sizes up hybrid MVNO architectures

New working group aims to conceive an 'evolved architectural blueprint' for hybrid MVNO models in which cable operators will strive to combine access to a partner's mobile network and their own Wi-Fi and 4G/5G networks.

Vodafone DIY plan adds drama to the Netcracker suite

The operator's plan to recruit another 7,000 software engineers and build more of its own technologies threatens upheaval in the IT vendor community.

FTC report finds ISPs 'collect troves of personal data'

In response, the NCTA called the report 'a highly distorted view' of ISP data collection policies that inappropriately attempts to lump broadband providers into the same category as the Big Tech platforms.

The 5G pricing war shifts into high gear

At the exact same time that AT&T executives were boasting that their 'aggressive acquisition and retention efforts continue to bear fruit,' T-Mobile launched a new $1,000 competitive attack.

Verizon, AT&T dial back promotions amid cable onslaught

Verizon stopped offering its most aggressive smartphone promotion to its existing customers, but continues to offer it to new customers. Meantime, AT&T reduced its smartphone discount from $1,000 to $800.

TelcoDR sets up $1B fund for public cloud mission

Made famous by this year's MWC, public cloud evangelist Danielle Royston now has $1 billion at her disposal to buy and develop telecom software.

CableLabs' Kyrio unit sets sights on network convergence

Kyrio's new software-powered Adaptive Route Control (ARC) system enables fixed and mobile operators to route customer traffic to the best available network on an application-by-application basis.

Labor shortages spread into wireless industry's retail biz

Some companies are offering generous sign-up bonuses. Others are cutting store hours. Whatever the result, it's clear that workforce shortages are beginning to affect the retail sector of the wireless industry.

Federated hopes spectrum leasing catches hold

With its new Spectrum Exchange, Federated hopes to provide spectrum licenses on-demand, just as Google scales its cloud computing services up and down based on customer demand.

Fresh funding will fuel some M&A, Plume CEO says

Armed with a $300 million from an 'F' round led by Japan's SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Plume intends to target companies that can broaden the smart home software specialist's cloud, data and AI capabilities, Plume CEO Fahri Diner says.

CSG deals for DGIT Systems

CSG says the deal will enable it to tie in third-party services that can take advantage of emerging 5G network slicing capabilities and help CSG's partners extend to markets such as connected healthcare and manufacturing.

IX Acquisition prices IPO at $200M

Blank check company targeting TMT/ICT firms in Europe and emerging markets starts life on Nasdaq.

Some US wireless operators plot a return to the office, with vaccines

AT&T and T-Mobile are requiring that employees who return to offices are fully vaccinated. T-Mobile is working to get most employees back into the office by the end of this month.

Five9 shareholders doom $15B purchase by Zoom

Shareholders in call center software company Five9 voted down what would have been Zoom's biggest purchase ever, as videoconferencing company eyes its post-pandemic future.

Telefónica Spain goes on-prem with Oracle for OSS/BSS

Partly due to rules on EU data sovereignty, Spanish giant will shift 'mission-critical' OSS/BSS apps from Oracle database systems onto private data centers.

Oracle to set 4G/5G policy rules for EE

Huawei's 4G PCRF at BT-owned mobile operator to make way for cloud-native and 'converged' 4G/5G policy solution from US supplier.

Is AT&T on its way to being the next 'uncarrier?'

Verizon and T-Mobile's best iPhone 13 offers require customers to subscribe to their most expensive unlimited plans. AT&T, meanwhile, 'is offering its most lucrative promotions to all unlimited customers.'

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