How to price LTE services is also currently much in focus due to the varying approaches of operators towards adding a premium to the higher-speed services. It's a difficult balance to get right, and I don't envy the task of pricing strategists at operators.
AT&T Mobility is bringing HSPA+ and LTE data support to its GoPhone prepaid customers who use Apple's iPhone or any other HSPA+ or LTE-enabled device, the carrier confirmed.
The latest figures from French telecoms regulator Arcep provide a stark reminder of the pressures being faced by France's operators, which spent €2 billion more in 2012 than in 2011 but recorded a 3.3 per cent drop in revenue to €50.9 billion.
New figures suggest that growth in prepaid mobile subscriptions as a proportion of total connections has plateaued, and it also appears that European operators are looking enviously at the higher average revenue per user that their U.S. counterparts are able to generate from non-contract customers.
LAS VEGAS--Executives from Cricket provider Leap Wireless strongly hinted that the company's LTE roaming deal is with Sprint Nextel, which already has a nationwide 3G CDMA roaming deal with Cricket.
Frost & Sullivan has named AT&T U-verse TV the "2013 Video Company of the Year," marking a return to the top for the service which last won the award in 2009.
Despite a strong quarter for cable operator broadband net additions, the pay-TV industry lost video customers for the first time during the first quarter of 2013.
Fueling the fire surrounding the likelihood of toll-free data coming to the U.S. market soon, Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo told investors at a Barclays Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications conference today that content providers are starting to see the value in paying the wireless operator for the data consumed by their subscribers when they view their content via a mobile device.
A new report on data pricing across the European Union highlights the continuing huge discrepancies between data charges per gigabyte in the 27 member states, and said German data charges are among the most expensive in the EU.
Data is becoming such a key element in a cable operator's subscriber pitch that more MSOs are starting to offer broadband-only options--a policy unthinkable only a few years ago in the video-centric industry. FierceCable editor Steve Donohue takes a close look at this trend.