Telecom & Wireless

Can the FCC Stop 2.4 Billion Monthly Robocalls?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would allow telecom carriers like AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) to ...
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Frontier Communications Faces More Serious High-Yield Dividend Concerns

Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) keeps facing ever tougher news headlines. While investors hate to see Sell ratings issued on their stocks, those who still risk their money by holding shares ...
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The 13 Cities Getting 5G

We can expect to begin hearing more and more about the new telecom 5G network over the next year. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) and AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) both ...
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Verizon Highest Yielding Dow Stock, With 4.6% Payout

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) may no longer be a growth company, although with its wireless phone business and recent buyouts of AOL and Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) might argue ...
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Dividend Woes: Frontier Loses Its Biggest Bull on Wall Street

Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) has just lost one of the remaining bulls. Bank of America Merrill Lynch's David Barden and Joshua Frantz officially have thrown in the towel on ...
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China to Eliminate Roaming Charges and Long Distance Fees

In what should trigger an increase in mobile device use in the world's largest mobile market, China will eliminate roaming charges and long distance fees. The charge will come on ...
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AT&T to Bring Back 3,000 Offshore Jobs

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has reached a tentative settlement with the Communications Workers of America over the 20,000 people the telecom employs in its Southwest region. Among the concessions AT&T ...
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Is the Wireless Industry in a Race to the Bottom?

Now that all four major U.S. wireless carriers have begun offering unlimited data plans, the question becomes where the industry goes from here. T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) and Sprint Corp. ...
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Global Mobility Revenues Forecast at $1.57 Trillion in 2017

The combined revenues from mobile hardware, software and services sales in 2017 is forecast to total $1.57 trillion, a 2.6% year-over-year increase. Through 2020, products and services purchases are expected to ...
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AT&T Lowers Data Plan, Under Pressure

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) finally joined the other three major U.S. mobile carriers this morning, resuscitating an offer for unlimited data it made more than a year ago to its DirecTV ...
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AT&T Stoops to Giving Smartphones Away Free, Sort Of

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has been one of the bigger dogs in the fight in the telecom wars, and as such it has been able to make offers that other ...
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T-Mobile Ranks Last Among Carriers for Mobile Performance

T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) may be first among the four largest mobile carriers based on subscriber additions. However, in terms of network performance nationwide, it ranks last, which may ...
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Analyst Says 3 Red-Hot Tower Stocks May Be Best Buys in Telecom Space

With both of the big telecom companies announcing “unlimited” data plans, it’s pretty clear they are ready to compete on price and that could squeeze margins. It also looks like ...
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AT&T Tests Drones To Bolster Cell Reception

According to website BGR.com, AT&T (NYSE: T) may use flying drones to improve cell reception. AT&T calls the devices "flying COWs" of "cells on wings" The program may help the ...
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AT&T Could Take Another Shot at T-Mobile Buyout

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) tried to buy T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) in 2011. Regulators balked and the $39 billion deal cratered. With a possible tie-up of Sprint Corp. (NYSE: ...
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