What Drives Wireless Data Usage and Customer Satisfaction in the U.S.?

Nielsen mobile user survey finds it is no longer a one-size fits all market

Some say talk is cheap, but data overages sure aren't.

Exceeding the limit on a smartphone data plan is a monthly headache for many Americans. However, that doesn't stop consumers from using their phones round-the-clock to stream their favorite TV shows, download music and hail cars. Data has now become a huge, often costly, obstacle for consumers to overcome.
 

UNIFI Acquires WIS Telecom To Accelerate Global Carrier Business Growth

WIS is ranked by Telegeography as the 15th largest international carrier worldwide

UNIFI Communications, Inc., a leading US-based international telecommunications carrier, announced today that it has acquired 100% of WIS Telecom S.p.A. and its subsidiary, WIS Telecom S.A., from Libero Acquisition S.a.r.l., an investment vehicle of Orascom TMT Investments S.à r.l. (“OTMTI”), majority-owned by Mr.

GTT Acquires Hibernia Networks, Strategic Global Fiber Assets

Includes ultra-low latency routes, expands service portfolio and client base

McLean, VA, November 9, 2016 — GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today a definitive agreement to acquire Hibernia Networks, a leading provider of global, high-speed network connectivity solutions and owner of terrestrial and subsea fiber assets including Hibernia Express, the lowest latency transatlantic cable system. The $590 million transaction consists of $515 million in cash and approximately 3.3 million shares of GTT common stock, to be issued to the sellers at closing, valued at $75 million.

CITIC Telecom Acquires Entire CITIC Telecom Tower

Full-speed into data centre services, indispensible to supporting ride in cloud demand

HONG KONG, Nov 8, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited ("CITIC Telecom" or "The Group"; HKEX: 1883), is pushing full-speed ahead in expansion into the data centre market. The Group's acquisition of the remaining floors of CITIC Telecom Tower is a major driver of this thrust and the progress already achieved will support CITIC Telecom CPC in its effort to capture the immense opportunities in the cloud computing service and data centre market.

Verizon completes acquisition of Fleetmatics

Driving toward position as global leader in fleet and mobile resource management

Verizon Communications Inc. today announced completion of its $2.4 billion acquisition of Fleetmatics Group PLC for $60.00 per share in cash.

As a result, Fleetmatics shares will no longer be traded on the New York Stock Exchange. As a Verizon company, Fleetmatics, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with North American headquarters in Waltham, Mass., is now part of the Verizon Telematics business, which offers comprehensive wireless, software and hardware solutions to consumers, enterprises, automakers and dealers to power connected-vehicle products around the world.

CenturyLink to Acquire Level 3 Communications

Will create second largest US communications provider serving global enterprise customers

MONROE, La. and BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct, 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink (NYSE:  CTL) and Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:  LVLT) today announced that their Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which CenturyLink will acquire Level 3 in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $34 billion, including the assumption of debt.

Benefits From 5G in Europe Estimated to Reach €113.1bn Annually by 2025

European Commission study estimates total cost of 5G deployment will be €56 billion by 2020

Findings from a new study completed for the European Commission has identified a potential annual benefit to its member states of €113.1 billion annually as early as 2025 from deploying 5G, with trickle-down benefits from 5G investment totaling as much as €141 billion. The findings come from a major new study entitled “Identification and quantification of key socio-economic data to support strategic planning for the introduction of 5G in Europe,” prepared for the European Commission by InterDigital Europe, Real Wireless, Tech4i2 and CONNECT (Trinity College Dublin).

What do all Successful MVNOs have in Common?

A Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) is a mobile operator that does not own its own spectrum and usually does not have its own network infrastructure. Instead, MVNO's have business arrangements with traditional mobile operators to buy minutes of use (MOU) for sale to their own customers.

What do all of the leading global* Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) all have in common?  They all started with an MVNO Business Plan

Orange Highlights New Services Leveraging its Infrastructure in Mid East and Africa

Carriers says smart energy and NFC are among innovations driving region’s digital transformation

Speaking at its 4th annual strategy and activity update for press and analysts in London on 28 July, Ramon Fernandez, Deputy CEO and Chief Finance and Strategy Officer, Bruno Mettling, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Jean-Marc Vignolles, Chief Operating Officer for Orange MEA, outlined their vision and priorities, identifying a number of new sectors and activities in which Orange can play a key role in delivering digital transformation to this region.

Banking to be Leading Driver in the FinTech Ecosystem

There are many constituents within the FinTech Ecosystem including Digital Payments providers, Business Finance companies, and Consumer Finance providers.

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