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The 10 Biggest Telecom Stories Of 2017

From multi-billion mergers and acquisitions, to competition heating up in the wireless arena, to the fate of Net Neutrality hanging in the balance, 2017 was a busy year in the telecom industry. Here are ten of the biggest headline-making news stories.

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Never A Dull Moment

One thing's for sure: no one can accuse the telecom market of sitting still in 2017.

The industry saw multi-billion mergers and acquisitions come to a close, with others being upended and threatened by competing carriers, and even regulatory interference. And speaking of the powers that be, Net Neutrality regulations landed on the chopping block in 2017 after the Republican-led Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took over the reins in January.

As the telecom market continued to consolidate and carriers feel the pressure to compete in new and emerging technology arenas, there's no telling what's in store in 2018. In the meantime, CRN rounded up the ten biggest telecom stories of 2017.

Get more of CRN's 2017 tech year in review .

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