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ABL & Mobilink Partner To Promote Financial Inclusion

Allied Bank, the fourth largest private sector commercial bank in Pakistan with a branch network of over 1,050 branches and Mobilink, the nation’s largest Mobile Network Operator with over 35M subscribers have announced a partnership...Show More Summary

Wednesday Bytes: Windstream, Telia, BSO, Ericsson

Here's a quick look at some news from around the world that's worth a look today:... [visit site to read more]

More Int’l Fiber M&A: Vocus Buys Nextgen

A substantial chunk of fiber is changing hands down under.  Vocus Communications has announced plans to acquire Netgen Networks in a deal worth about $600M.... [visit site to read more]

FASTER Cable System is Ready in the Pacific

The trans-Pacific bandwidth market officially has a new cable system with which to meet demand.  NEC said today that construction and testing of the FASTER Cable System has been completed, meeting its promised Q2 date with one extra day in hand.  ... [visit site to read more]

Revised FCC Procedures for Accrediting Overseas Test Labs Take Effect July 29

Same action grants extra time for recognizing non-accredited labs. Of course you remember our recent post about the FCC’s change to its procedures for accrediting overseas test labs, and its grant of extra time for recognizing non-accredited labs. And of course you’ve been on tenterhooks (whatever they are) waiting for these changes to take effect. … Continue Reading

When Morals Meet Machines: Should Self-Driving Cars Favour Passengers or Pedestrians in a Crash?

In the 2004 dystopian action movie “I, Robot,” the main character (played by Will Smith) harboured a great deal of resentment towards advanced robotic assistants because of their inability to make complex moral decisions. In fact, as you find out through the course of the film, a robot had made a choice to save his […]

EAS Test Reporting System Now Open for Business

EAS participants must register and complete Form One pronto; FCC also seeks comment on new approach to the EAS Handbook Attention, all you EAS participants. The Commission has formally opened up its new EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS), which means that you’ve got until August 26, 2016 to get into the site and complete Form … Continue Reading

CCTV Systems Still Are Vulnerable

The use of surveillance technology has been growing for years. The idea that a good percentage of it is inherently unsecure is unsettling.

Liquid Telecom, RBH to Acquire Neotel

There was some interesting M&A over in Africa today.  The pan-African network operator Liquid Telecom has teamed up with the investment group Royal Bafokeng to acquire Neotel from India's Tata Communications.  The deal comes after a purchase of Neotel by Vodacom failed to get past regulatory hurdles.... [visit site to read more]

Zayo, Mitel Ally In Canada

Zayo's plans for its Canadian Allstream assets became a bit clearer this morning.  The infrastructure provider has teamed up with the cloud voice specialist Mitel.  The two are partnering on a hosted and fully-managed real-time communications,...Show More Summary

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