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May 17, 2017

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  1. Verizon: 'Just over 50%' of our spectrum is being used for LTE

  2. On path to gigabit LTE, Sprint moving download/upload configuration to 3-1 to support 12-1 traffic ratio

  3. AT&T’s Keathley quietly retires after 30-year career

  4. Meet the CMOs: Verizon’s Scotti works to shore up wireless, Fios business

  5. Editor's Corner—Strategies and spectrum vary as Verizon, T-Mobile and others move toward 5G

  6. The top 7 cable, satellite and telco pay TV operators in Q1: Ranking Comcast, DirecTV, Charter and more

  7. AT&T's Stephens: Data will be key to digital media revenues

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Verizon: 'Just over 50%' of our spectrum is being used for LTE

Verizon once again said its network is living up to expectations following the carrier’s launch of unlimited-data plans. And it said it has plenty of spectrum and other assets to maintain that performance.

Top Stories

On path to gigabit LTE, Sprint moving download/upload configuration to 3-1 to support 12-1 traffic ratio

AUSTIN, Texas—Sprint’s VP of technology said the carrier is in the process of tweaking its network to align it more closely with actual customer usage. Specifically, Sprint’s Ron Marquardt said the carrier is changing its download/upload configuration to 3 to 1, to support a 12-to-1 traffic ratio.

AT&T’s Keathley quietly retires after 30-year career

AT&T has named Marachel Knight as senior vice president of Wireless Network Architecture and Design at AT&T after longtime executive Tom Keathley retired from the role in March.

Meet the CMOs: Verizon’s Scotti works to shore up wireless, Fios business

Diego Scotti, Verizon's CMO, is leading the company's marketing campaigns geared toward pushing both its wireline and wireless offerings.

Editor's Corner—Strategies and spectrum vary as Verizon, T-Mobile and others move toward 5G

U.S. mobile operators are stockpiling various kinds of spectrum as they prepare to commercially deploy services and technologies. And those different frequencies will play an important role in just how they roll out next-generation offerings.

The top 7 cable, satellite and telco pay TV operators in Q1: Ranking Comcast, DirecTV, Charter and more

Now that the first-quarter earnings season is in the rear view, it's time to assess the damage. FierceCable has assembled a complete look at the results, ranking the top cable, satellite and telco pay TV operators and offering a look at their performance in a number of key metrics, including subscriber growth and average revenue per user.

AT&T's Stephens: Data will be key to digital media revenues

Like its rival Verizon, AT&T continues to build out its digital media business as growth in the overall U.S. wireless market stalls. And data will play a huge role in that effort, CFO John Stephens said this morning.

News of Note

Qualcomm has filed a breach-of-payment complaint against Apple vendors. Release

Samsung said it has sold more than 5 million Galaxy S8 units. The Investor article

AT&T Wireless workers are threatening to hold a two-day strike over the weekend. Fortune article

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