telecoms

  • AT&T Has An Acquisitive Eye On European Carriers — Mulling A Big Buy Or Merger, Says WSJ

    AT&T Has An Acquisitive Eye On European Carriers — Mulling A Big Buy Or Merger, Says WSJ

    U.S. carrier AT&T is looking at counterparts in Europe with a view to making a big purchase or entering into a merger, according to a report in the WSJ. The paper quotes people familiar with the carrier’s thinking who say AT&T is considering buying a European counterpart in order to “escape constraints” on domestic growth by jumping into a new wireless market. Read More

  • Vonage launches a new Pro package that includes VoIP calling

    Vonage has launched a new package called Vonage Pro, which enables users to place VoIP calls anywhere they have a broadband connection. Jamie Haenggo, Vonage’s chief marketing officer had this to say about the service: “Vonage Pro is the VoIP offering that prosumers have been asking for to help them stay connected while on the go.” Strong words from a strong man (or lady… Read More

  • FCC Spectrum Block 4.6Billion reserve met L@@K


    The big auction is in full swing, and the anonymous bids are flowing in. After two weeks of bidding, the FCC is set to receive more than $12 billion for the various blocks of spectrum, with the valuable C block bringing in $4.7b of that with the most recent bid. Breaking the reserve means that the restrictions Google suggested — making the spectrum open to outside devices and… Read More

  • Get out your piggy banks; the FCC spectrum auction starts thursday


    The big day is almost here! All the heavy tele-hitters will be making offers on the chunk of wireless spectrum being made available by the FCC. There are 5 blocks, A through E. A and B are regional and may be bought by carriers hoping to strengthen their coverage in certain areas. E is one-way, so it’s useless for cool stuff like email, mobile web, and so on. C and D are where the… Read More