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9/25/2018

Comcast's strategy to expand its Xfinity Mobile wireless service will center on retail stores. The company's stores attract 20 million customers annually, and sales revenue is increasing.

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9/25/2018

T-Mobile has hired CenturyLink Chief Financial Officer Sunit Patel to head the planning and assimilation of Sprint's operations if their merger wins regulatory approval. Patel, who has been named executive vice president, is a former Level 3 Communications finance chief who performed a similar role when CenturyLink bought Level 3 in 2017.

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9/25/2018

Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy credits his stations' high ratings success to producing solid local programming and the popularity of digital platforms such as Fox Sports Go and Fox Now. Abernethy believes that it's a good time overall for the industry and that if news organization can polish their digital products, this success will continue with the younger mobile generation.

9/25/2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh made an appearance on Fox News Channel to counter accusations of sexual misconduct. It is not common for a nominee to the highest court of the country to grant such interviews, but Kavanaugh may have felt the situation warranted a personal defense, this article states.

9/25/2018

Altice will be launching an infrastructure-based MVNO mobile service with Sprint next year. The partnership calls for Sprint to tap into Altice's network for use of small cells and network gear, while Altice will rely on Sprint's radio access network to launch the mobile service.

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9/25/2018

Charter Communications backs comprehensive privacy protection legislation that is opt-in and should be applied equally to web browsers, search engines, websites and internet service providers, per Senior Vice President Rachel Welch. Other providers agree with the need for reform but are concerned that opt-in would harm their business advertising models.

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9/25/2018

James Lipton will be retiring from "Inside the Actors Studio" when the long-running interview series moves to Ovation TV next year. Lipton has been hosting the show since 1994; he won a Critics' Choice Award for his hosting work in 2016.

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9/25/2018

AT&T will be hosting a conference in Santa Barbara, Calif., where it will address its new plan for advertisers. The company is seeking to better align commercials with the content of its recently acquired HBO, Turner and Warner Brothers properties.

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9/25/2018

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project has updated its 5G network specifications with eight change requests at the software layer. The new specifications will not require any new chip sets, said Qualcomm's Lorenzo Casaccia, who added that Qualcomm does not expect any critical corrections will be included in the next 3GPP specifications.

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9/25/2018

CenturyLink is using assets it gained through its Level 3 Communications acquisition to export its software-defined WAN service to 30 countries, connecting more than 2,200 data centers and 100,000 on-net buildings. The telecom now provides public networking, dedicated internet access, broadband connectivity, wireless and multiprotocol label switching.

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