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Verizon targets IoT and mobile video growth

Giant US operator Verizon reported Q1 2016 numbers broadly in line with analyst consensus, although revenues fell a bit short, pushing its shares down 3% at time of writing.

Google makes Project Fi MVNO invite-free

Internet giant Google seems to be happy with its MVNO experiment, so much so that it is removing the need to apply for an invite and offering subsidized smartphones.

Charter set to buy Time Warner Cable for $55 billion

Charter Communications, the fourth biggest cable company in the US, is expected to formally announce a $55 billion bid for larger rival Time Warner Cable, according to Bloomberg and corroborated by many others

Xiaomi expands to US and European markets

Disruptive Chinese mobile player Xiaomi is taking its first tentative steps into western markets this week, but initially only selling accessories, not handsets.

Google MVNO to launch this week – report

US search giant Google could launch its long anticipated MVNO as early as today, according to a WSJ report. An additional detail teased in the report is that Google is expected to offer data on a pay-as-you-go basis, with subscribers only paying for the amount of data they use.

Verizon aims legal threat at FCC over net neutrality

Verizon has aimed the threat of litigation against the FCC if it fails to correctly position its next move in the perennial debate of net neutrality. On its policy blog page, Randal Milch, Verizon’s General Counsel said: “whatever the FCC decides about new Net Neutrality rules, the whole thing is headed for another round in court.”

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