The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which, Andrew Tonner, technology editor and analyst, and Austin Smith, consumer-goods editor and analyst, discuss topics around the investing world.

In today's edition, they discuss how the year in telecom certainly gave investors plenty of news. Late in the month, we witnessed several key moves that could have major implications for the sector going forward. Andrew discusses the implications these moves, and others, could have for investors well into the future.

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