Competitive Watch

FCC Proposes Spectrum Sharing Plan for 3550-3700 MHz Band

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Washington, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission today took steps to provide more spectrum for general consumer use, carrier-grade small cell deployments, fixed wireless broadband services, and other innovative uses, through the creation of a new Citizens Broadband Radio Service. The Commission proposed rules for...Learn More

Vonage Mobile Launches ReachMe Roaming App

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HOLMDEL, N.J., Apr. 23, 2014 – Many Americans traveling abroad have suffered the painful experience of returning home to a bill for hefty international cellular roaming charges. Fifty percent of global international travelers don’t even use voice services1 for fear of those dreaded high roaming...Learn More

TDS’s OneNeck Makes Key Win with Arizona- and Florida-Based Company

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (April 22, 2014)—OneNeck® IT Solutions, a leading cloud hosting and managed services provider, announced today it has entered into a new relationship with Sun Orchard. OneNeck will provide cloud hosting and managed services for Sun Orchard’s operations division in both Ariz. and Fla....Learn More

Former FCC Chairman Genachowski Joins Syniverse Board

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TAMPA, Fla. – April 21, 2014 – Syniverse announced today that Julius Genachowski has joined its Board of Directors. Based in Washington, D.C., Genachowski is a Managing Director in The Carlyle Group’s U.S. Buyout team, focusing on acquisitions and growth investments in global technology, media...Learn More

Birch Communications to Acquire Cbeyond

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Atlanta, Ga. – Apr.  21, 2014 – Birch Communications, Inc., a leading provider of business focused communications, cloud and managed services based in Atlanta and Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBEY), the technology ally to small and mid-sized businesses also based in Atlanta, jointly announced today that...Learn More

NeoNova Launches YourStream TV

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 15, 2014) – NeoNova, an industry leader in cloud-based services for regional telcos, today announced that the company’s latest live broadcast streaming solution for Roku gives affiliate customers a new way for their subscribers to watch local television. YourStream TV from...Learn More

Cox Expands Smart Home Footprint

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ATLANTA, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Communications announced today that it is continuing its expansion of home security and automation services by offering Cox Home Security to the Las Vegas market. Cox started offering Home Security three years ago in Arizona and has since...Learn More

AT&T Powers Whopper Wi-Fi

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MIAMI, April 16, 2014 – Burger King Corp. (BKC) has expanded its long-standing relationship with AT&T* by launching AT&T Wi-Fi services for all of its U.S. restaurants. The upgraded platform, “WHOPPER® Wi-Fi” replaces and upgrades current restaurant Wi-Fi networks to provide BURGER KING® guests an...Learn More

Carolina Telco Consortium Deploys Shared IPTV Middleware

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ATLANTA, GA – April 14, 2014: Enhanced Telecommunications, Inc. (dba ETI Software Solutions, www.etisoftware.com) announced today that Farmers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. will license their existing ETI software to integrate a shared Mediaroom IPTV headend (aka “multi-tenant”) among multiple telecommunications services providers. “We discovered that neighboring...Learn More

Texas Telco Selects Skitter for IPTV

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ATLANTA and QUITMAN, Texas, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Skitter Inc., a leading provider of converged media services over broadband and IP networks, announced today that Peoples Communication, Inc. (PCI), a subsidiary of Peoples Telephone Cooperative, Inc. of Quitman, TX, will deploy Skitter TV, offering...Learn More

Windstream Accelerates Cloud Migration

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Apr 11, 2014 — Little Rock, Ark.— Windstream Hosted Solutions, part of Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), and one of the nation’s premier providers of enterprise-class cloud and managed hosted solutions, has partnered with Racemi, a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider, to enable business to quickly...Learn More

NRTC Adds TV Everywhere Content

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April 10, 2014 — HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) announced today the debut of Disney/ESPN Media Networks, Turner Networks and AMC Networks on its MyTimeTV℠ authentication platform. Disney/ESPN, Turner and AMC represent the latest in a series of programmer additions to the...Learn More