Sprint’s new chairman claims merging Sprint and T-Mobile would allow him to challenge wireline ISPs. Today Sprint would charge a committed Netflix user $10,000 a month for broadband service. Son’s got a long way to go.
If AT&T gets DirecTV, it could tightly package paid TV programming with broadband, making it difficult an more expensive to rely solely on over-the-top services for your video content.
Comcast’s controversial plan to acquire Time Warner Cable took a step forward on Monday, as the company confirmed it will shed cable subscribers. The plan doesn’t address ongoing concerns over broadband consolidation.
Comcast kicked off the federal regulatory review of it’s merger with Time Warner Cable. Regulators should view this deal through eyes that recognize how IP has changed communications, not through the old paradigm.
SoftBank CEO and Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son argues a merged T-Mobile-Sprint would create more competition, not less. But the price war Son promises is already happening, and it’s being led by T-Mobile without Sprint’s help.
Comcast has offered to merge with Time Warner in a $45-billion deal that would combine two of the country’s largest cable providers. Here’s what you need to know about the potential impact of such a merger and whether it is likely to be approved or not
In a memo Thursday morning, Comcast EVP David Cohen described the company’s $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable as a “friendly transaction” that’s “firmly in the public interest” — partly because of competition from Google Fiber, Netflix and Hulu.
Signals from the U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission are making Sprint(s s) and its SoftBank owners reconsider any possible bid for rival T-Mobile(s tmus), the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. Merging two of the four remaining nationwide mobile carriers was always going to be a difficult sell, but the Journal reports that Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son were surprised at the amount of resistance they encountered in recent talks with regulators. New FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has told Gigaom he doesn’t want to see the current level of mobile competition in the U.S. reduced. That doesn’t rule a Sprint-T-Mo deal out entirely, but it doesn’t look good either.
PricewaterhouseCoopers wants to add Booz & Company consultants to its porfolio.
Does this sound familiar? Verizon Communications and Vodafone are in talks trying to sell the 45 percent stake that Vodafone holds in Verizon wireless.