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FCC approves use of white space
23 Dec 2011
US regulator the FCC has announced the approval of the use of white space spectrum, paving the way for a new generation of wireless services. The announcement was made following a green light from the Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) over the use of software developer Spectrum Bridge’s white space database system. The database is designed to avoid conflict between broadcasters and wireless service providers in the use of spectrum.
AT&T drops $39 billion bid for T-Mobile USA
20 Dec 2011
When the news of AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA first broke in March 2011, it was billed as a consolidation that would create the largest telecoms company in the world. It would also have been the largest consolidation in any sector in 2011. Now, eight months on, AT&T has announced to the market it is dropping its bid, and the entire saga has left a bad taste in the mouth for all involved.
Verizon creates enterprise operation
15 Dec 2011
Verizon has announced the creation of a global organisation to oversee all business, government and wholesale operations from across the company’s mobile and wireline businesses.
Telefónica’s Mexican operation sells towers
13 Dec 2011
Pegaso PCS, the Mexican subsidiary of Telefónica, has agreed to sell around 2,500 towers to the American Tower Corporation in a $500 million deal. Subject to regulatory approval, American Tower expects to acquire the assets before the end of 2011.
Telx expands cloud connection centre
06 Dec 2011
North American data centre operator Telx has expanded its C3 Cloud Connection Centre in Silicon Valley by 32,000 sq ft in a bid to enhance customer experience on a range of services.
Zayo acquires 360networks
02 Dec 2011
US fibre provider Zayo has completed its acquisition of 360 networks for an estimated $345 million. The move gives the company a fibre network of more than 44,000 route miles and nearly two million fibre miles.