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Verizon drops a billion bucks on fibre with Corning

US operator giant Verizon has committed to buy at least 12 million miles of fibre per year for the next three years in a move it hopes will be interpreted as a statement of investment intent.

Vestberg volunteers for Verizon venture

In a classic poacher-turned-gamekeeper move, former Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg is going to head up Verizon’s newly-formed Network and Technology team.

ZTE taken off the US naughty step

Chinese kit vendor ZTE has been rewarded for owning up to trade sanction violations and promising to never do it again by being taken off the US Entity List.

Sprint hopes to ride the Tidal wave

US challenger MNO Sprint has belatedly jumped on the content bandwagon by acquiring a third of music streaming service Tidal for a reported $200 million.

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Polls

With Amazon and Google launching smart home initiatives, have the telcos missed out on their chance to cash in on this market?

  • Yes, Google and Amazon will now dominate this space (65%, 40 Votes)
  • Consumers won't have made up their mind (19%, 12 Votes)
  • No, Google and Amazon will not be able to replace the telcos in the mind of the consumer (16%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 62

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