Telecom

T-Mobile is buying most of UScellular’s wireless operations for $4.4 billion, strengthening its rural 5G access while pressuring competitors to secure similar deals.

Amazon’s Project Kuiper seeks FCC approval to provide satellite internet on moving vehicles. It’s a challenge to SpaceX's Starlink and will disrupt the status quo in the satellite industry.

Comcast launches StreamSaver: The low-cost bundle with Peacock, Netflix, and Apple TV+ is designed to attract cord-cutters. Bundling is the new cable.

FCC fines four mobile carriers $200 million for illegal sharing of customer location data, risking privacy, regulations, and backlash. It’s the latest setback to rock a struggling sector.

Posting a lower-than-expected loss in postpaid phone connections, Verizon had its best Q1 in years thanks to streaming partnerships and fixed wireless internet service.

The FCC mandates ISPs disclose true service details in clear “nutrition labels,” ensuring transparency and challenging ISPs to match their marketing claims with reality.

Technology problems are happening more often, with recent disruptions taking down myriad services and subscriptions. Adding genAI services will only stress existing infrastructures.

The company bolsters security and offers credit monitoring after hackers leak data on the dark web. Lawsuits and fines may be on the horizon.

The company is issuing $5 outage credits for some affected customers but could end up paying more if regulators decide to issue fines.

AT&T subscribers across the US lose service while customers on other carriers get busy signals. Network failures could point to an overtaxed infrastructure.

Cisco cuts 4,250 jobs amid tech slowdown and persistent dip in demand for telecom and connectivity equipment.

The ad industry and FTC haven’t buried the hatchet: A battle over “junk fees” is the latest stage of conflict between regulators and the ad industry.

Vodafone and Three UK’s proposed £15 billion merger faces opposition by the CMA and could reshape the UK telecom landscape and current consolidation trend.

Strategic balance in turbulent times: Comcast navigates subscriber losses and advertising fluctuations, leveraging its diversified assets for a robust Q4 performance.

2023’s 5G sales slump could rebound in 2024, spurred by AI data centers and private 5G demand and driving the telecom sector’s diversified investment and growth.

SpaceX’s Starlink successfully tests orbital-to-mobile connectivity, overcoming technical hurdles and promising global network expansion and potential mobile network evolution.

Streaming cancellations rise as costs climb: Major platforms like Netflix and Disney+ are adapting with new strategies.

A 4.7% decline in 2023 outpaced earlier forecasts. The addition of AI-capable chips could accelerate upgrade cycles, maintaining premium smartphones’ dominance in 2024.

The $886 billion US National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will allocate funds for private defense network updates, giving network providers potential for lucrative contracts.

The FCC denied Starlink’s $866 million subsidy due to doubts about its technology’s capability. Broadband access for hundreds of thousands of underserved users will be delayed.