AT&T has received approval from Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) for the Company’s proposed acquisition of DIRECTV. It was previously announced that the deal received approval in Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago. All required approvals are now complete in these three countries. In July, the merger review process was completed among regulators at the U.S. state level. AT&T’s Petitions with the Public Service Commissions in Louisiana and Arizona did not receive protests or interventions and the Petitions were deemed approved in July. AT&T has also filed an informational notice with the Hawaii Commission.
AT&T and Cisco are collaborating to make conferencing more accessible for business users. AT&T will offer a new service that lets customers activate a conference with voice, video and content sharing using almost any connected device—including smartphones, tablets and desktop computers. The new AT&T service utilizes Cisco Collaboration Meeting Rooms (CMR) Cloud, a video collaboration service that couples WebEx Personal Rooms with the cloud-based WebEx Video Bridge into one meeting experience accessible from virtually any video device.
Fujitsu today announced the FUJITSU Network BroadOne LS100 Series LTE Femtocell, a small indoor base station that helps operators deliver wireless coverage and capacity to indoor users. The LS100 Series supports 4G and features interference control and self-optimizing capabilities.
The Hunt, a community that hunts down outfits and items for each other, today announced it’s available on Android with a new design and features. The new Android app is based on Google’s Material Design framework with a new user interface design that emphasizes the community and their hunts, new user experience that turns The Hunt into more of a shopping game by enabling users to “upvote” the proposed answers of each hunt, and enhanced “tag” filters to better find what you’re looking for or to find the Hunts you want to solve.