AT&T Training Docs Leaked and 4 Telecom Titans Attracting Interest
AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T): Some leaked internal AT&T training documents that have been gained by TorrentFreak reveal that the Internet provider intends to begin sending out anti-piracy warning notices to its subscribers on November 28. Customers whose accounts are flagged continuously for alleged copyright infringements are to have their access to frequently visited websites blocked, until completing an online copyright course. Also, Most other participating ISPs will likely begin their versions of the anti-piracy plan on the same date.
Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE:S) has begun to make some progress in the 4G LTE. The carrier, falling behind Verizon Wireless and AT&T with its LTE network, stated that it intends to expand into an additional 22 markets, including San Francisco, “in the coming months.” This is after the company made a commitment last month to roll out the service in 100 cities, although it similarly didn’t give a specific time frame.
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Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ): Rumors have flown regarding the Motorola Droid RAZR HD and the RAZR MAXX HD, both of which should arrive on Verizon’s network soon. Screen protectors intended for the Droid RAZR HD were even seen in Verizon stores, causing many to believe that the announcement for both phones may be due soon. Now, Verizon has officially announced that the launches for both the Droid RAZR HD and the RAZR MAXX HD will be on the 18th of October, and the phone will have a price of $199 and $299 with a two-year contract respectively.
Vodafone Group plc (NASDAQ:VOD): Bharti Airtel Ltd, Vodafone India Ltd, and Idea Cellular Ltd lost nearly two million subscribers during September, and they are continuing a clean-up of the mobile user base in India.
MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE:PCS) and T-Mobile, which is the nation’s fourth- and fifth-largest wireless phone service providers, have been cheating shareholders in their “drastically undervalued” merger, according to two derivative complaints by shareholders. Metro PCS shareholders sued Dallas-based MetroPCS, T-Mobile USA, its German parent Deutsche Telekom, and MetroPCS CEO Roger Linquist along with board members in Dallas County Court.
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