Telecom Council: Entrepreneur Forum: Opportunities in Whitespace

Start Date: 
Thursday, February 14, 2013
End Date: 
Thursday, February 14, 2013


White Spaces have the potential to perform like Super Wi-Fi. At this meeting, we'll learn about white spaces, what progress has been made, what the future holds, and what opportunities are hiding between two TV channels. About the Entrepreneur Forum: Entrepreneurs and their vendor, VC and telco partners from the Telecom Council’s Entrepreneur Forum gather quarterly to discuss the needs, technologies, trends, and policies that are affecting their businesses. 

Hughes brings telehealth to Northern New England

Satellite operator Hughes Network Systems has won a four-year contract from the New England Telehealth Consortium (NETC) to provide satellite services for mobile telehealth clinics in rural parts of Northern New England.

A federally funded consortium of healthcare providers, NETC (Bangor, USA) has been working to develop a private telecoms network that gives healthcare providers fast access to research, medical records and remote medical diagnostics.

In battle for the car, Sirius faces fight from Pandora


Sirius XM Radio Inc's grip on drivers is under an increasing threat as the availability of Internet connections in more cars is helping Pandora Media Inc counter some of its rival's big selling points.

In a sign of how important drivers are to the two companies, each of their top executives made the trek to Las Vegas this week to court automakers at the annual Consumer Electronics Show.

East Carolina university sues Cisco over slogan


East Carolina University (ECU) has filed a lawsuit against Cisco Systems Inc over the use of its registered trademark "Tomorrow Starts Here", which is central to the network equipment company's new marketing campaign.

The U.S. university said on Friday that it is seeking damages for unauthorized use of the trademark, which it said is "a university-wide brand that represents an overlapping field of goods and services when compared with that of Cisco".

Verizon says no Verizon Wireless buyout talks with Vodafone


Verizon Communications is not in talks with Vodafone Group Plc about taking full ownership of their Verizon Wireless venture, despite market speculation this week that such a deal could happen, Verizon's top executive said.

"There's no discussions about it," Verizon (New York, USA) Chief Executive Lowell McAdam told Reuters late on Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Verizon, which owns 55 percent of the wireless venture, has long said that it would be interested in buying out Vodafone (Newbury, UK) if the 45 percent owner would sell its stake.

Cloud Communications Alliance Quarterly Meeting

Start Date: 
Monday, February 4, 2013
End Date: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013


The Cloud Communications Alliance (CCA), the only industry peer association specifically dedicated to the advancement of cloud communications technologies, announced today that it will host its first quarterly meeting of 2013 in February, providing current and interested members with a unique opportunity to meet and network with their peers. The meeting will supply industry leaders with a forum to discuss key issues impacting the current state and future of telecommunications in the cloud -- and the chance to help shape that future.

Dish Networks aims to outbid Sprint for Clearwire

Satellite television provider Dish Networks has made an offer to buy Clearwire that tops Sprint’s bid to take full control of the beleaguered mobile broadband company.

Dish’s offer values Clearwire (Bellevue, USA) at $3.30 a share, considerably more than the $2.97 that Sprint (Overland Park, USA) has offered for the 50% of Clearwire shares it does not already own.

Dish’s proposal also includes an offer to buy a substantial swathe of Clearwire’s spectrum for about $2.2 billion.

Verizon moots buying Vodafone out of Verizon Wireless: report

Verizon chief executive Lowell McAdam has reportedly once again raised the prospect of buying Vodafone out of Verizon Wireless, saying the move is feasible if not absolutely necessary.

In an interview with Dow Jones Newswires, McAdam said Verizon (New York, USA) “would love to own all of that asset”, but insisted the partnership between Verizon and Vodafone (Newbury, UK) was functioning well.

Verizon controls 55% of Verizon Wireless, with Vodafone owning the remainder.

T-Mobile USA offers no-contract unlimited 4G for $70 a month

T-Mobile USA has launched a $70-a-month no-contract offer that promises an “unlimited nationwide 4G data” service to customers.

Unveiled at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the deal follows T-Mobile’s announcement last month that it would stop subsidising smartphones in 2013.

Under new arrangements, customers will be required to pay substantial upfront fees for their devices, but will benefit from much lower monthly tariffs.

AT&T sells record 10 million smartphones in fourth quarter


AT&T Inc sold more than 10 million smartphones in the fourth quarter, a record, the company said on Tuesday.

The total topped the previous record of 9.4 million sold in the same quarter in 2011.

The latest results suggested AT&T (Dallas, USA) smartphone sales for all of 2012 will be about 26.7 million units, slightly ahead of its previous forecast of 26 million.

On Monday, AT&T rival Verizon Wireless (New York, USA) said it had its strongest fourth quarter ever, with an increase in subscribers and a rise in sales of Apple Inc's iPhone 5 and other devices.

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