Telecommunications giant T-Mobile USA has gained regulatory approval to deploy a new LTE technology over the same 5GHz frequencies that are used by Wi-Fi.
The U. S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized the company's plan for launching the first LTE-U devices after the company assured the regulator that cellular network use of the 5GHz frequencies will not interfere with existing Wi-Fi networks.
T-Mobile's aggressive pricing has emphatically punched a hole in rivals Verizon and AT&T, which have little choice but to fight fire with fire to retain existing customers and attract new ones.
In a tightly-competitive market like the U. S., telecommunication services providers have to slash their prices even if their margins and ARPUs have to take a hit. T-Mobile's newest stats and guidance indicate that it continues to inflict pain on rivals.
Marking growing competition in the wireless space, telecommunications giant Verizon Inc. on Sunday announced an unlimited LTE data plan called "Verizon Unlimited," which will take effect on Feb. 13, 2017.
Verizon Unlimited will start at $80 per month for a single/individual line with unlimited data, talking and texting. Users will have to agree to AutoPay and paper-free billing. For families, the new unlimited plan is available for $45 per line for a total of four lines ($180 in total).
The telecom regulator of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has affirmed that the country's telecom sector is equipped to respond to any crises and emergencies. .
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) said during an awareness workshop that the sector is prepared to respond to any emergencies. The workshop is aimed at increasing the readiness of licensed telecoms firms in the UAE and also to develop theskills of their staff in responding to crises.
Multiple fiber cuts at a network provider caused service disruptions for several customers of Time Warner Cable and Cox in North-eastern states in the United States.
The service outage affected customers in a number of places including the New York City area, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Users starting complaining about the outage at around 2:45 pmEastern Time and continued to complain after several hours.
Nokia has recorded a larger than expected fall in the sale of its telecoms equipment in the global markets during the first quarter.
The Finnish company warned that its earnings from key business is likely to record a fall this year due to the weak demand for the mobile equipment in the market. The company's net sales fell 17 percent in North America, 11 percent in the Middle East, 6 percent in Asia-Pacific and 5 percent in China.
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