Telecom Services – Domestic

(CTL) CenturyLink Gets $90 Million Under Connect America Fund

One of the leading integrated telecommunications service providers, CenturyLink Inc. (CTL) has been announced eligible to receive a minimum of  $90 million from the Federal Communications Commission’s  (FCC) Connect America...

16Sep2013 | | Comments Off on (CTL) CenturyLink Gets $90 Million Under Connect America Fund | Continued

(VZ) Verizon Communications Shares Still in Neutral Lane

On May 22, we maintained our Neutral recommendation on Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), owing to its growth opportunities within the telecom sector, strong subscriber additions and expansion of the business line. However, the company...

23Aug2013 | | Comments Off on (VZ) Verizon Communications Shares Still in Neutral Lane | Continued

(T) AT&T to Connect Republic Services

AT&T Inc. (T), the second-largest telecom operator in the U.S., will connect Republic Services Inc.’s (RSG) waste management employees with its Enhanced Push-to-Talk...

21Aug2013 | | Comments Off on (T) AT&T to Connect Republic Services | Continued

(WIN) Windstream Wins Service Deal

Windstream Corporation (WIN) secured a service-render contract from the General Services Administration (GSA) of the U.S. Federal Government. The GSA is involved with operational efficiency and enhancement of federal and government...

29Jul2013 | | Comments Off on (WIN) Windstream Wins Service Deal | Continued

(T) Streaks, Observations and Notes

I have a few observations and notes to share this week.

The first is the streak of winning Tuesdays. Until two days ago, the Dow Jones industrial average rose on 20 consecutive Tuesdays. According to Bespoke Investment Group, this was the longest such streak since at least 1900. It may be the...

15Jul2013 | | Comments Off on (T) Streaks, Observations and Notes | Continued

(VZ) Verizon Communications to Boost Small Cell Network

The largest wireless carrier in the U.S., Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) announced that it will use the small cell products of its existing equipment vendors Ericsson AB (ERIC)...

23May2013 | | Comments Off on (VZ) Verizon Communications to Boost Small Cell Network | Continued

(T) AT&T Slashes Smartphone Prices

Telecom giant AT&T Inc. (T) is introducing new promotional plans to accelerate smartphone sales.  The company will offer a $100 rebate on the purchase of a new smartphone in exchange for an older one. The offer is available on newly...

18May2013 | | Comments Off on (T) AT&T Slashes Smartphone Prices | Continued

(CHT) Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. Misses Earnings – Beats Revenues

Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. (CHT) declared mixed financial results for the first quarter of 2013. Quarterly total revenue was approximately $1,914 million, showing a 2.1% rise year over year. The first-quarter 2013 net income was approximately...

16May2013 | | Comments Off on (CHT) Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. Misses Earnings – Beats Revenues | Continued

(T) AT&T Offers Home Security

Leading telecom company AT&T Inc. (T) will unveil the Digital Life package, its home security and automation service, on May 3, in 15 cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami. The new product includes security...

16May2013 | | Comments Off on (T) AT&T Offers Home Security | Continued

(BCE) BCE Offers New Net Security

Bell Canada – a wholly owned subsidiary of BCE Inc. (BCE) – unveiled its latest Internet security offering – McAfee Security. This security software is compatible with both Windows and Mac and enables Internet users to stay protected...

21Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (BCE) BCE Offers New Net Security | Continued

(T) AT&T Offers New Calling Plan

Premier telecommunication company AT&T Inc. (T) announced the launch of its latest international calling facility for a select group of customers. Starting Apr 12, the company’s GoPhone subscribers will enjoy a new global calling...

21Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (T) AT&T Offers New Calling Plan | Continued

(VZ) Verizon Communications and Cox Bundle Services

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) has tied up with Cox Communications to offer bundled service packages consisting of video, phone and Internet in Phoenix and Las Vegas. Customers will now be able to access video, Internet and home phone...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (VZ) Verizon Communications and Cox Bundle Services | Continued

(T) AT&T Eyes High-Speed Fiber Plan

AT&T Inc.(T) – the second largest telecom operator in the U.S. just after Verizon Communication Inc. (VZ) – recently announced its plan to build a high-speed fiber...

13Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (T) AT&T Eyes High-Speed Fiber Plan | Continued

(VZ) Verzion Communications Wireless Unit to Offer BlackBerry Z10

Verzion Communications Inc. (VZ), the largest telecom carrier in the U.S., plans to follow suit with the second-largest carrier AT&T, Inc. (T), in launching Research...

23Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (VZ) Verzion Communications Wireless Unit to Offer BlackBerry Z10 | Continued

(VZ) Verizon Communications Deploys Networkfleet

Verizon Wireless, a joint venture between Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) and Vodafone Group Plc. (VOD) is set to roll out its Networkfleet management solutions on...

23Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (VZ) Verizon Communications Deploys Networkfleet | Continued

(VZ) Verizon Communications Remains Neutral

On Mar 5, we maintained our Neutral recommendation on Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), considering its tight grip over the telecommunication business, plus ample growth opportunities and market share capture potentiality. However,...

9Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (VZ) Verizon Communications Remains Neutral | Continued

(VZ) Verizon Communications to Ink Overseas 4G LTE Deal

Verizon Communication Inc. (VZ) – the largest 4G LTE operator in the U.S. — plans to enter into an international roaming agreement for 4G LTE services for the first time since its launch in 2010.

The new deal is expected...

2Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (VZ) Verizon Communications to Ink Overseas 4G LTE Deal | Continued

(T) AT&T Expands Mobile Broadband

AT&T, Inc. (T) announced the expansion of its wireless broadband services by installing Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) in New Orlean’s Central Business District, Convention Center and the French Quarter. Through the DAS system...

22Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (T) AT&T Expands Mobile Broadband | Continued

(WIN) Windstream Seeks Debt Refinancing

Windstream Corporation (WIN) intends to refinance $1 billion of its debt, maturing 2015. Earlier this week, the company also announced refinancing for its $1.1 billion term loan due in 2013. Given the company’s balance sheet position,...

16Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (WIN) Windstream Seeks Debt Refinancing | Continued

(VZ) Verizon to Buy Stake from Vodafone

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) is contemplating a possible buyout of its remaining 45% stakes of Verizon Wireless, currently retained by Vodafone Group Plc. (VOD)....

10Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (VZ) Verizon to Buy Stake from Vodafone | Continued

(EQIX) Equinix Analyst Reaffirms Shares at Neutral

We maintain our long-term Neutral recommendation on Equinix Inc. (EQIX) based on the company’s decent third quarter 2012 results and weak fiscal 2012 guidance.

In the third quarter of 2012, Equinix’s revenue increased 19.2%...

1Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (EQIX) Equinix Analyst Reaffirms Shares at Neutral | Continued

(T) AT&T Expands Mobile Internet

AT&T Inc. (T) is expanding its mobile Internet coverage for customers in South Florida. The company is experiencing strong momentum in its wireless business driven by demand for data services. We expect the company’s expansion...

1Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (T) AT&T Expands Mobile Internet | Continued

(T) AT&T Gets FCC Nod

In order to boost 4G LTE markets in the U.S. as well as to free up the nations under utilized spectrum, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved AT&T Inc. (T) – the second-largest wireless carrier in the country to...

26Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (T) AT&T Gets FCC Nod | Continued

(EQIX) Equinix Sells 16 Data Centers

It is difficult these days for companies to operate without data centers. However, surplus availability of data centers has somewhat affected the demand for data centers in recent times.

San Francisco-based data center developer 365 Main Inc. has announced the purchase of 16 data centers from...

24Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (EQIX) Equinix Sells 16 Data Centers | Continued

(CHT) Balanced View on Chunghwa Telecom

We reaffirm our Neutral recommendation on Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. (CHT) as we believe Chunghwa’s mobile and Internet/Data operations will drive overall growth in the years to come. However, a highly competitive Taiwanese telecom...

22Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (CHT) Balanced View on Chunghwa Telecom | Continued

(CHT) Chunghwa Telecom Underperforms in Third Quarter

Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. (CHT) declared weak financial results for the third quarter of 2012. Quarterly total revenue was approximately $1,822.4 million, showing a 2.3% drop year over year. Third-quarter GAAP net income was approximately...

29Nov2012 | | Comments Off on (CHT) Chunghwa Telecom Underperforms in Third Quarter | Continued

(VZ) Taking the Pulse of Earnings Season

There is a lot going on this big day for data, ranging from a flood of third quarter earnings to a reassuring-enough Chinese GDP report and a U.S. Jobless Claims report that reverses all of the gains from the previous week. It gets hard at times to make sense of it all in real time, but the bottom-line...

31Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (VZ) Taking the Pulse of Earnings Season | Continued

(VZ) Verizon Communications Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Preview

The largest U.S. mobile service provider Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) is slated to release its third quarter 2012 earnings before the opening bell on October 18. The current Zacks Consensus Estimate is pegged at 65 cents for the...

28Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (VZ) Verizon Communications Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Preview | Continued

(VZ) Verizon Communications Misses Earnings

Before the opening bell today, the largest U.S. mobile service provider Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) reported third quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of 64 cents per share, excluding charges of 8 cents related to patent litigation...

19Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (VZ) Verizon Communications Misses Earnings | Continued

(VZ) Telecom Stock Outlook – October 2012 – Industry Outlook

The unprecedented growth of high-speed Internet traffic, particularly for wireless data and video, has transformed the Telecommunications industry into the most evolving, inventive and keenly contested space. In addition, the emergence of mobile broadband technology has created several new service...

9Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (VZ) Telecom Stock Outlook – October 2012 – Industry Outlook | Continued