As indicated in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), AT&T has apparently extended the deadline for the closing of its acquisition of Time Warner to April 22nd of next year. This marks the second time that the second biggest mobile operator in the United States has decided to extend the deadline, which was previously at October 22nd of this year.
Black Friday mania might get exaggerated at times (and we get the feeling that sellers like it that way), but this annual event does serve up some really interesting and worthwhile deals, if one only knows where to look. With regards to that, we can offer some assistance through our official Black Friday smartphone sales guide.
Ajit Pai, the current chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is introducing a new proposal that would effectively erase the net neutrality rulesimplemented in 2015 by the FCC under former President Barack Obama’s administration.
The last few months have seen AT&T looking to close its acquisition deal of Time Warner for a sum of $85.4 billion. The United States Department of Justice, however, is having none of it -- the DOJ is reportedly filing a lawsuit to block the major US wireless carrier’s move, effectively preventing a union of a telecoms giant and a digital media empire.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted its approval on a new set of regulations that should help in minimizing (or eliminating altogether) robocalls. According to the agency, it routinely gets more than 200,000 complains on a yearly basis regarding unwanted phone calls, which include those annoying robocalls.
Consulting firm Deloitte had recently conducted a survey on mobile users based in the United States, and just this week, it released the results of its 2017 Global Mobile Consumer Survey. The company’s data shows that close to half of Americans are making a deliberate effort to significantly minimize their mobile device usage.
Not long after it officially announced that it was stopping merger discussions with T-Mobile, Sprint is now revealing that it has forged a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreement with Altice, the number four biggest cable service provider in the United States.
Recently this week, OpenSignal has released its latest report on mobile coverage across the globe, and it has named Singapore as the country with the fastest mobile download speeds in the world (no surprise there, considering how Singaporeans can’t last a day without mobile data). Not far behind is South Korea, which is home to mobile giants such as Samsung and LG.
Charter Communications has once again declared its intention of debuting its own wireless service some time within the first six months of 2018, and the cable giant is planning to become more than just a standard mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). Similar to what its competitor Comcast had done, Charter had struck an MVNO partnership with the number one carrier in the United States, Verizon Wireless, about six years ago.
During a hearing regarding the status and future of the commercial satellite industry, OneWeb testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Technology, along with other companies like Intelsat, SpaceX, and ViaSat. As revealed by Greg Wyler, the founder and executive chairman of OneWeb, the company is looking to fully pursue its plans of providing high speed Internet connectivity, not only to underserved markets but also to the most inaccessible places around the world, by taking full advantage of satellite technology.