Equipment maker Juniper Networks reported an 80% decline in third-quarter net income as restructuring costs chewed into revenues that were only slightly up on 2011 results.
Net income came in at $17 million, compared with $84 million during the third quarter of 2011, while revenues rose to $1.12 billion from $1.11 billion a year earlier.
The company has been hit by a reduction in spending on network equipment, as operators lower their capital expenditure in response to the poor economic conditions.
T-Mobile USA has insisted that a merger with MetroPCS would make it a stronger rival to AT&T, Verizon and Sprint without upsetting the competitive balance of the US market.
In a regulatory filing published by the Federal Communications Commission this week, the operator sought approval for its proposed tie-up with MetroPCS (Richardson, USA), the country’s fifth-biggest operator, announced earlier this month.
Isis, a venture of three of the top U.S. mobile providers, said on Monday it has kicked off its much-delayed mobile payments service in two U.S. cities and promised that as many as 20 phone models would support the service by year end.
Isis, formed by Verizon Wireless (New York, USA), AT&T Inc (Dallas, USA) and T-Mobile USA (Bellevue, USA), is a mobile wallet service that allows consumers to make payments by waving their phone at a check-out terminal, instead of using a plastic card.
AT&T said on Friday it will contribute a stake in its wireless business to the company's pension plan worth $9.5 billion in an effort to secure the fund, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
AT&T (Dallas, USA) filed for approval for the proposal with the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday. It said the move would not significantly affect company earnings.
AT&T's pension plan was underfunded by about $10.2 billion at the end of 2011, a company spokeswoman said.
U.S. telecommunications group Verizon Communications Inc posted a 16 percent increase in quarterly profit, helped by higher revenue in its wireless business after it raised data prices and started selling the latest Apple iPhone.
Verizon (New York, USA) said on Thursday it was on track to meet 2012 financial goals, with capital spending for the year expected to be lower than the $16.2 billion total in 2011.
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China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said on Wednesday a U.S. congressional committee probe into whether its access to communications infrastructure poses a security risk is unlikely to affect its businesses in other overseas markets.
The House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee issued a report earlier this month urging U.S. companies to stop doing business with Huawei (Shenzhen, China) and ZTE Corp (Shenzhen, China), the world's No.2 and No.5 telecommunications equipment vendors respectively, over security concerns.
China's No.2 telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corp, under fire in the United States over cyber security concerns, has sold a subsidiary which sells surveillance systems.
The decision to dispose of ZTE Special Equipment Co, also known as ZTEsec, was made on September 21, during a U.S. Congressional committee investigation into ZTE (Shenzhen, China) and its local rival Huawei Technologies Co Ltd (Shenzhen, China).
Itron and C3 Energy have announced a strategic alliance to market energy-management services to North American utilities.
The companies say their tie-up will enable utilities to provide better energy-management services to customers.
Under the arrangement, Itron (Liberty Lake, USA) will combine its smart-metering and data-management products with C3’s energy-management services. The end result, it is hoped, will be used by utilities to help consumers better understand and reduce their energy consumption.
Groupon Inc launched a point-of-sale service called Breadcrumb across the United States on Wednesday as the world's largest daily deal company tries to win more restaurants as clients.
Breadcrumb is a sales, order management and reporting system for restaurants, bars and cafes that runs on Apple Inc's iPad. It was designed a start-up founded by Seth Harris. Groupon (Chicago, USA) acquired the business in May.