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May 18, 2017

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Today's Rundown

  1. T-Mobile's Carter: 'Of course' talks with Sprint will happen

  2. AT&T threatened with weekend strike by 40K union wireless and fixed-line workers

  3. Cisco’s software pivot leads to near-term layoff of 1,000 employees amid weak outlook

  4. Meet the CMOs: Charter’s Hargis replacing Bright House and TWC with Spectrum

  5. Sprint to deploy LTE Cat 1 by end of July, with Cat M coming in mid-2018

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T-Mobile's Carter: 'Of course' talks with Sprint will happen

The M&A passions grew more heated this morning as T-Mobile executives spoke openly about the benefits of a tie-up with Sprint. But T-Mobile made clear that it would consider an open relationship as well.

Top Stories

AT&T threatened with weekend strike by 40K union wireless and fixed-line workers

Roughly 40,000 AT&T wireless and wireline workers said they’ll stage a three-day strike if the carrier doesn’t offer a “fair proposal” by Friday afternoon.

Cisco’s software pivot leads to near-term layoff of 1,000 employees amid weak outlook

Cisco may have set a future course that will focus on software, but that migration process has prompted the routing giant to make a drastic change in the near-term by cutting an additional 1,100 employees from its workforce.

Meet the CMOs: Charter’s Hargis replacing Bright House and TWC with Spectrum

A look at the executive who controls Charter's $1.7 billion marketing machine.

Sprint to deploy LTE Cat 1 by end of July, with Cat M coming in mid-2018

Sprint says it will complete its deployment of LTE Cat 1 technology across its nationwide network by the end of July, and it plans to begin deploying LTE Cat M in mid-2018 followed by LTE Cat NB1.

News of Note

Comcast quietly launched Xfinity Mobile. TechCrunch article

Android took a backseat to apps and artificial intelligence at Google’s I/O Wednesday. Reuters article

Cisco said it will cut 1,100 more jobs after posting another disappointing quarter. Reuters article

The failure rate of the iPhone 7 Plus increased incrementally from 3% to 11% in the first quarter of 2017, according to Blancco Technology Group. Release

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