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May 16, 2017

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Today's Rundown

  1. Mobile revenues flatten even as data consumption ramps up in U.S., analyst says

  2. How AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, Windstream and other top wireline carriers stacked up in Q1 2017

  3. Meet the CMOs: Comcast's Lang oversees campaigns that target rivals, push mobile and home security

  4. Verizon's $3.1B buyout of Straight Path 'a strategic positive,' Moody's says

  5. Sprint unveils C3PO for open source NFV/SDN

  6. Republic Wireless launches free-data promo

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Mobile revenues flatten even as data consumption ramps up in U.S., analyst says

Americans consume more mobile data than users in any other country in the world, according to fresh data from Chetan Sharma Consulting. But growth in the United States from new mobile subscribers continues to bottom out, and revenues are flattening.

Top Stories

How AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, Windstream and other top wireline carriers stacked up in Q1 2017

The first-quarter 2017 earnings reporting season has ended, and FierceTelecom is tracking how the top carriers in the wireline telecom industry performed.

Meet the CMOs: Comcast’s Lang oversees campaigns that target rivals, push mobile and home security

A 30-year veteran of the cable industry, Rick Lang was appointed to Comcast Cable’s top advertising-marketing position in July of last year.

Verizon's $3.1B buyout of Straight Path 'a strategic positive,' Moody's says

Moody’s Investors Service approved Verizon’s $3.1 billion acquisition of Straight Path, calling it a “strategic positive” that also blocks AT&T from adding to its portfolio of airwaves.

Sprint unveils C3PO for open source NFV/SDN

Wait no more: After four years of research and development with Intel Labs, Sprint today unveiled the open source effort it calls C3PO, short for the clunkier Clean CUPS Core for Packet Optimization, where CUPS stands for Control & User Plane Separation.

Republic Wireless launches free data promo

Republic Wireless launched a weeklong promotion enabling new Android users to access 2 GB of LTE data a month free for six months.

News of Note

LG is reportedly ending its BOGO deal early for T-Mobile buyers of its G6 phone. TmoNews article

Google is moving forward on installing its Android OS and voice assistant into automobiles. Bloomberg article

Samsung Pay has finally landed in the U.K. Android Central report

VMware has acquired app analytics company Apteligent. TechCrunch article

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[Industry Tip Sheet] Five Tips to Prepare for 4K/UHD Video:

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