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Cincinnati Bell to acquire Hawaiian Telcom, OnX Enterprise

Cincinnati Bell announces two acquisitions worth $851 million Regional telecom operator Cincinnati Bell is expanding its reach with two acquisitions that will boost its position in fiber infrastructure and cloud-related services: Honolulu-based Hawaiian Telcom, and enterprise IT company OnX Enterprise. The two transactions will cost Cincinnati...

Carrier Wrap: AT&T facing FCC fine tied to data speed throttling

Bloomberg report claims action tied to previous FTC court filing AT&T Mobility is reportedly looking at a potential fine from the Federal Communications Commission related to claims the carrier was not providing adequate notification to customers impacted by throttled mobile data speeds. Bloomberg, citing a letter...

Job openings abound across telecom operators; Sprint layoffs expected

Job openings across the wireless space look to remain ample, with mobile operator appearing to be aggressively targeting new applicants across their operations. According to the Boston Business Journal, Verizon Wireless is looking to hire up to 150 new employees in the Boston area as...

Verizon Wireless to buy Cincinnati Bell’s AWS spectrum

Verizon Wireless will pay $210 million to acquire spectrum licenses and related assets from Cincinnati Bell. The nation's largest wireless carrier will assign the licenses to Grain Management, a private equity firm that invests in wireless infrastructure. Verizon will then lease back most of...

Cincinnati Bell reviewing options on wireless biz

Citing increased competitive pressure across the space, regional telecom provider Cincinnati Bell said it has officially begun to look at strategic alternatives for its wireless business. The company reported that during the fourth quarter of 2012, its wireless business posted a 17% dip in revenues...

Which carrier hit, got hit during Q2

UPDATED: Editor's Note: With all of the domestic industry's public, facilities-based operators having announced second quarter results we decided to provide a quick snapshot of how the quarter stacked up.Verizon Wireless (106.3 million connections)Quick facts: Posted 2.2 million net additions for the quarter, including...

RCA 2011: Sprint Nextel adds might to RCA

LAS VEGAS – The Rural Cellular Associations snared a significant catch getting Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) to join the association, which traditionally has catered to smaller wireless players. The move follows similar additions from MetroPCS Communications Inc. and Cincinnati Bell Wireless. RCA’s members now...

AT&T filing provides interesting industry data

AT&T Inc. (T) late last week filed its petition to acquire T-Mobile USA Inc. with the Federal Communications Commission. The detailed document, excluding the lack of detail from redacted information, lays out AT&T’s argument as to why the FCC should allow the nation’s No....

Cincinnati Bell Wireless joins RCA

The Rural Cellular Association reported that Cincinnati Bell Inc.’s (CBB) mobile divison has joined the trade organization. Cincinnati Bell Wireless served 509,000 customers across parts of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana at the end of 2010.“We are pleased to join RCA, and we look forward...

Capital Markets: Motorola Mobility buys Zecter; Brightpoint completes Touchstone purchase; and more

Motorola Mobility Inc. acquired Zecter Inc., which provides synchronization and streaming technologies for on-demand digital media content. The company did not provide details on the terms of the deal. Zecter currently offers two products, including its ZumoDrive for cloud-based content synchronization, and ZumoCast for...

Partnerships: Argela chooses Picochip technology; AT&T, Elster team on Smart Grid; and more

Telecom solutions company Argela selected Picochip as the core technology supplier for its femtocell developments. Argela will use Picochip's femtocell technology in products including a residential femtocell with home-zone applications as well as femtocell solutions for enterprise, metro and rural deployments.AT&T and Elster,...

Q3 2010 carrier results wrap up

Editor's Note: The list below is a wrap up of third-quarter 2010 results for the nation's largest facilities-based and public wireless carriers. The results are from the carriers' quarterly reports and include all customers on their networks, including network partners.Verizon Wireless (VZ) continues to...

Q2 2010 carrier results wrap up

Editor's Note: The list below is a wrap up of second-quarter 2010 results for the nation's largest facilities-based and public wireless carriers. The results are from the carriers' quarterly reports and include all customers on their networks, including network partners.Verizon Wireless (VZ) continues to...

Partnerships: Intrado 911 in Vermont; Postec picks Mocopay; and more

Intrado Inc. said it teamed up with the State of Vermont to deploy new 911 services. The new, statewide 911 system will be based on Internet Protocol technology and uses advanced real-time routing methods. Initial deployments are scheduled to be complete by mid-2011.Vodacom South...

Cincinnati Bell to sell towers to American Tower

Regional telecom operator Cincinnati Bell Inc. said it plans to sell 196 cell towers to American Tower Corp. for $100 million in an attempt “to improve liquidity and unlock shareholder value.”The sale will include towers in Ohio and Kentucky that the company said house...

Visual voicemail gets legs: iPhone introduction spurs carriers to update services

The Apple Inc. iPhone was expected to cause a shift in the industry on services, and its visual voicemail component may very well be initiating new ways for consumers to retrieve and review their audio messages.In recent weeks, applications developer Acision announced its own...

Changing Course

Two disparate events-the 700 MHz auction and the iPhone introduction-have the potential to alter the wireless industry's existing course. Traditional wireless players must adapt to these new forces of change-and if they respond correctly, they will remain healthy.It is ironic the two movements are...

T-Mobile USA, Cinci Bell embrace Wi-Fi connection

Two U.S. carriers have unveiled converged Wi-Fi/cellular products that use Unlicensed Mobile Access technology and offer customers the chance to stretch their wireless minutes and improve in-home coverage by relying on Wi-Fi for voice calls. Regional telco Cincinnati Bell was the first to come...

T-Mobile USA goes nationwide with FMC service

T-Mobile USA Inc. expanded its fixed-mobile converged service from its test market in Seattle to the national stage, leveraging its hotspot network as well as in-home routers to enhance its coverage. UMA-based technology allows seamless handoffs between a Wi-Fi network and T-Mobile USA's GSM/GPRS/EDGE...

Wireless Hall of Fame: Arlene Harris

Arlene Harris has been connecting people to one another for a long time-ever since she was a child, helping connect calls for her family's mobile telephone switchboard in the 1950s. Harris has continued to forge connections through communications products as the wireless industry has...

People

DanielsDavid Parker has been promoted to managing director at Daniels & Associates. Parker is a member of the firm's Telecommunications Group and is responsible for advising communications service providers and telecom infrastructure companies on mergers & acquisitions and corporate financing. He has been with...

On robust results, Alltel to discuss strategy options : Wireless revenue climbs 19 percent at Cincinnati Bell

Alltel Corp. posted robust wireless results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2006, solidifying its position as the largest small player in the wireless space. However, the company's president and CEO, Scott Ford, sparked speculation about Alltel being a possible acquisition target during remarks...

Colleges: The textbook MVNO target

A growing number of colleges and universities around the country are grappling with how to communicate with and provide services for students who are part of a mobile generation, often have their own cellular phones and likely aren't going to sign up for landline...

New, old faces line up for AWS auction

WASHINGTON-Next month's advanced wireless services auction, anticipated for years due to the infusion of an additional 90 megahertz of spectrum into the U.S. wireless industry, may come to be remembered by who didn't show for the big dance. In the no-surprise category, Cingular Wireless...

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