This week in telecom: Tom Wheeler nominated as chairman of FCC

On Wednesday President Obama nominated technology entrepreneur and former lobbyist Tom Wheeler to succeed Julius Genachowski as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Wheeler will be tasked with implementing the communications policies of President Obama, who has stated that his desire to fight on behalf of consumers and to maintain thriving and open Internet and wireless marketplaces.

Below are other top telecom headlines from this week:


Business Together as a Service global webcast wrap-up

“In the spirit of making things as easy as possible for our web visitors, and in case you missed our global Business Together as a Service webcast and global expansion announcement, we've gathered the video, slides and related links so you can find everything in one place.”


Light Reading

Texting & the Phone Get Divorced


Telecoms Tech News

Monetising cloud/OTT services – agility still top priority for CSPs

“Alongside the widespread acceptance that the IT and telecoms industries are rapidly converging "in equal parts a challenge and an opportunity for both" there has been continued discussion on how CSPs must quickly adapt to offer a wider set of services beyond traditional communications.”


Light Reading

Euro Telcos Boast TV Gains

“Their overall financials might be underwhelming as Europe wallows in a financial mire, but national operators Belgacom SA and TDC A/S are both still adding new TV/video service customers in markets that boast plenty of pay-TV competition.”


The Next Web

Microsoft says Windows Phone 8 increased app downloads by 100% and paid app revenue to developers by 140%

“Microsoft says mobile operator billing gives consumers a payment option with significantly higher conversion rates than credit cards: on average, an app developer earns three times more per active user on a paid app published in a mobile operator billing-enabled market than a market that only has credit card support.”

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