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Cox completes acquisition of Segra’s enterprise and carrier business

The deal represents one of the largest in Cox Communications history Cox Communications acquired the commercial services segment of Segra, a privately held fiber infrastructure provider based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The deal represents one of the largest in Cox Communications history and supports the company’s focus on strategic infrastructure...

Cox to acquire fiber provider’s commercial unit

Cox Communications has struck a deal to acquire the commercial segment of North Carolina-based Segra, the latest in a series of investments in fiber providers. Segra is privately held and financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The company, which serves nine states in...

Sprint nabs former AT&T exec as VP for enterprise sales

Sprint continues to pilfer executives from rivals as part of its broader corporate restructuring, with the latest coming from AT&T Sprint’s ongoing corporate restructuring gained yet another executive from a rival as the carrier announced former AT&T executive Nelly Pitocco joined as VP of enterprise...

Cox courts carriers with small cell solution

GEN15 show brings carriers and cable companies together; Cox announcement highlights cooperation AT&T and Verizon Communications shared the spotlight with the cable industry's heaviest hitters at GEN15, the Metro Ethernet Forum's annual industry show. Show sponsors included AT&T, Verizon Communications, Cox, Comcast, Ciena and PCCW Global. Host...

Cox data breach results in FCC fine

FCC fines Cox for 2014 data breach orchestrated by ‘Lizard Squad’ hacker group Cox Communications agreed to pay a $595,000 fine to the Federal Communications Commission tied to a 2014 data breach that exposed customers’ personal information to third parties. The FCC said the settlement with...

Analyst Angle: Time Warner Cable Wi-Fi strategy

Rising importance of Wi-Fi drives M&As The rising importance of Wi-Fi to cable companies is generating new alliances and rivalries. The cable operators are reshaping the U.S. telecom landscape. They are leveraging their powerful combination of ready-made small cell backhaul and economical carrier Wi-Fi access...

HetNet News: Ruckus partners with San Francisco on free Wi-Fi

Ruckus Wireless is partnering with the city and county of San Francisco to provide free public Wi-Fi on the city's busy Market Street corridor, from the intersection of Market and Castro streets to the pedestrian corridor at the Embarcadero. Launched last week, the SSID for...

Time Trippin’: WiMAX remains defiant; Cox launches wireless service … 4 years ago this week

Editor’s Note: The RCR Wireless News Time Machine is a way to take advantage of our extensive history in covering the wireless space to fire up the DeLorean and take a trip back in time to re-visit some of the more interesting headlines from...

Infrastructure news: Cox launches Wi-Fi for Virginia users

Here are the latest tidbits in heterogeneous networks — the wireless connections beyond traditional cellular networks, including Wi-Fi, distributed antenna systems and small cells.   Cox Communications launched a new Wi-Fi network for its customers in northern Virginia. Cox's Wi-Fi service allows the company’s high-speed Internet...

Cox launches Wi-Fi hotspots in Virginia

Cable television giant Cox Communications unveiled a Wi-Fi network for its high-speed Internet customers covering portions of northern Virginia. The service will be available for free to customers subscribing to the company’s Preferred, Premier and Ultimate tiers of service. Cox said the network currently includes...

Verizon Wireless gains regulator approval on spectrum deals

To the surprise of few, Verizon Wireless and a handful of cable operators will need to make changes to their current spectrum deal in order to gain government approval. However, those changes appear to be modest and set the stage for government approval of...

Report: Verizon Wireless set to gain government approval for spectrum deals

Published reports indicate that Verizon Wireless’ plans to acquire wireless spectrum from a handful of cable companies is on the verge of government approval, with conditions. The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that anti-trust regulators were set to approve Verizon Wireless’ $3.9 billion transaction...

Worst of the Week: Warm and fuzzy

I have to admit that there is very little in the wireless space that tugs at my heart strings. I mean, with an industry full of bottom-line financial people, super-intelligent engineers and a “what have you done for me lately?” attitude, there is rarely a moment for warm feelings.

Verizon Wireless makes offer to sell 700 MHz licenses if 1.7/2.1 GHz license deals approved

Verizon Wireless’ (VZ) spectrum game took an interesting turn this morning as the nation’s largest wireless operator said it would be willing to sell off some of its 700 MHz spectrum holdings if the government approves pending transactions to acquire 1.7/2.1 GHz spectrum. Verizon Wireless...

Verizon greases spectrum deals

Verizon Communications (VZ) looks to be goosing its bid to acquire spectrum assets from a handful of cable companies by hinting the deal could lead to the expansion of video services to its wireless platform. According to a The Wall Street Journal article from over...

RCA continues fight against Verizon spectrum deals

The Rural Cellular Association continued its fight against Verizon Communications (VZ) attempt to acquire spectrum assets from a handful of cable companies. The association, which represents virtually every mobile operator outside of Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility, said that if approved the deals would...

Opposition solidifies against Verizon Wireless spectrum deals

Opposition to Verizon Wireless’ attempt to acquire spectrum assets from a group of cable companies appears to be growing as a number of wireless operators and trade groups have filed petitions to block the transactions. The most interesting opposition came from T-Mobile USA, which reportedly...

Cox to sell AWS spectrum to Verizon Wireless for $315M

Cox Communications, having recently dismantled its wireless ambitions, said it plans to sell its 20 megahertz 1.7/2.1 GHz spectrum holdings to Verizon Wireless for $315 million. Cox noted that those spectrum assets cover 28 million potential customers and do not include its 12 megahertz...

Worst of the Week: My way or the highway

So, cable giant Cox Communications finally threw in the towel on its half-hearted attempt to become a mobile operator on its own terms. The company, which prior to its launch bragged it would be able to garner 20% of the market, this week stopped selling its own branded service and said it would completely shut down operations early next year.

Cox shutters wireless service

UPDATED: This story has been updated to clarify Cox's spectrum holdings as well as its initial reliance on Sprint Nextel for coverage in its launch markets. Cox Communications has finally thrown in the towel on its failed attempt to enter the mobile space, announcing plans...

Clearwire's stock surges on new investment report

Clearwire Corp. (CLWR) witnessed a surge in its stock price this morning following another published report indicating a possible acquisition by current majority owner Sprint Nextel Corp. (S)Clearwire's stock was up more than 35% in early trading after Bloomberg released a story indicating...

The 19 most hated U.S. companies include several telecoms

The Atlantic compiled and released the 19 most hated companies in America, gleaning information from the American Customer Satisfaction Index, which rates companies based on thousands of surveys. The latest index showed that the unfavorable amongst American firms include large banks, airlines, power concerns...

Cisco's new routers enable 180,000 DVDs to be downloaded in a minute

Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) updated its ASR 9000 Series aggregation service routers that the company says can pay for themselves in the first year. The routers are designed to operate as one network, capable of addressing the growing opportunities in video, mobility and the...

Cox Wireless to abandon 3G network build in favor of Sprint Nextel wholesale agreement

Cox Wireless’ ambitious plans have taken a detour as the carrier has decided to abandon plans to build out its own 3G network in favor of relying on a wholesale agreement with Sprint Nextel Corp. (S).The company said the move will help it focus...

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