On its website, Verizon Wireless said it may reduce the data speeds of customers on an unlimited plan at times of high demand on a cellular tower and only “when necessary for us to optimize data network traffic in that area." ...More
Anyone else recall former AT&T CEO Ed Whitacre's 2005 comments? “Now what they would like to do is use my pipes free, but I ain’t going to let them do that." Looks like Whitacre has gotten his way almost a decade later. ...More
Some outtakes: Level 3 says Verizon needs to add capacity “even though the traffic is already wildly out of balance," and Verizon contends Level 3 is “trying to pull a fast one." But the real culprit, one analyst argues, is Netflix itself. ...More
But the industry trade association COMPTEL said smaller wireless carriers have let the FCC know about difficulties they have encountered negotiating data roaming agreements with AT&T and Verizon. ...More
In this edition of the Business Value Toolbox News Desk, Channel Partners' Craig Galbraith takes a close look at some stellar forecasts for cloud services; plus, why IT spending overall isn't quite as rosy.