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The Telecom Digest for August 7, 2014
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|Sprint and SoftBank Said to Abandon Bid for T-Mobile US||(Monty Solomon)|
|Xiaomi Tops Chinese Smartphone Market||(Monty Solomon)|
|Please take a look at today's online version of the Digest||(Telecom Digest Moderator)|
|Re: Verizon defends wireless data download slowdowns||(Barry Margolin)|
|Re: Verizon defends wireless data download slowdowns||(Dave Garland)|
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|Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2014 21:11:30 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Sprint and SoftBank Said to Abandon Bid for T-Mobile US Message-ID: <5C9C7084-938D-47EC-83C9-DC28E97C2E96@roscom.com> Sprint and SoftBank Said to Abandon Bid for T-Mobile US Sprint and its corporate parent, the Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank, abandon their effort after conceding that antitrust regulators would block a deal, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/08/05/sprint-and-softbank-said-to-abandon-bid-for-t-mobile-us/ -or- http://goo.gl/5nxaPb|
|Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2014 21:14:54 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Xiaomi Tops Chinese Smartphone Market Message-ID: <1A28D2E0-A78D-4C0E-B501-E7FD28F1ECE4@roscom.com> Xiaomi Tops Chinese Smartphone Market The Chinese smartphone vendor transformed from a niche player into the biggest smartphone maker in China, seemingly overnight. How did that happen so fast? http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/04/xiaomi-tops-chinese-smartphone-market/|
|Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2014 13:25:29 -0400 From: Telecom Digest Moderator <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Please take a look at today's online version of the Digest [nfp] Message-ID: <20140806172529.GA27160@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Dear readers, In the next few weeks, I'll be updating the look and feel of The Telecom Digest *online* edition, which is available for readers who prefer to use a web browser. The changes will *NOT* affect the email or Usenet versions - this is just a makeover of the web edition. I've read all the comments that readers sent in about the various color schemes, and black text on a white background has a narrow margin over the other choices. I was surprised at how many liked the version with black text on a light grey background, but more respondents wrote in favor of white backgrounds, so we'll try those. Please take a look at today's edition, and let me know if the overall layout appeals to you. I'd like to know if you prefer a page with less boilerplate and fewer bold fonts: I've tried for a lighter and more easily readable effect. I'll be making changes for a while, so please take a look every few days and let me know if I'm going in the direciton you like. I value your opinions, and I appreciate your time. Thanks for your help! Bill The daily Digest edition is at http://telecom.csail.mit.edu/archives/back.issues/recent.single.issues/latest-issue.html -- Bill Horne Moderator|
|Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:17:39 -0400 From: Barry Margolin <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Verizon defends wireless data download slowdowns Message-ID: <barmar-F7E235.firstname.lastname@example.org> In article <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > IMHO, it seems pretty sleazy to offer an "unlimited" service plan and then > fail to provide it. What's unlimited is the volume, not the throughput. Even if they didn't throttle that artificially, it would still be inherently limited by the capacity of the network. -- Barry Margolin, email@example.com Arlington, MA *** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me ***|
|Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:25:15 -0500 From: Dave Garland <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Verizon defends wireless data download slowdowns Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> On 8/6/2014 10:17 AM, Barry Margolin wrote: > In article <email@example.com>, > firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > >> IMHO, it seems pretty sleazy to offer an "unlimited" service plan and then >> fail to provide it. > > What's unlimited is the volume, not the throughput. Even if they didn't > throttle that artificially, it would still be inherently limited by the > capacity of the network. > If you limit the throughput, ultimately you are limiting the volume. It's not that they don't provide infinite speed and volume, it's that they intentionally limit them. IMHO "unlimited" is false advertising, unless they add "unless you're in the top 5%" in type at least as big and prominent as the word "unlimited".|
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