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CenturyLink Points Finger at Comcast’s Heavy Hand?

Another opponent of the Comcast/TW Cable deal posted comments with the FCC before the deadline, but this one had more specific complaints. ArsTechnica has a nice article detailing CenturyLink’s claims that Comcast has been throwing up roadblocks to stop them from entering the video business, and that letting them get bigger would just create even […]

Carmudi Launches Android App For Pakistan

Carmudi, the world’s fastest growing online car classified, has now brought its global venture to Pakistan. The online car classified has launched a mobile application which will allow users to browse thousands of cars on the go. Hosting...Show More Summary

More Mobile Apps, But Comparatively Few Users

Mobile app usage is up 12 percent over last year, but all of that usage is concentrated in about 35 percent of the populace.

Ciena furthers Ethernet influence at BT Openreach

BT Openreach has responded to its service provider customers' desire for more Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) services and bandwidth by selecting Ciena's E-suite family of packet switch modules.

Telstra expands Whispir platform to the U.S., deepens cloud presence

Telstra Global has taken another step forward in its U.S. service expansion with plans to add its cloud-based communications platform, Whispir Conversation, to its business offering this month.

NLRB Panel Likes "Likes"

To the likely dislike of companies who aren’t careful about their social media policies, NLRB holds Facebook “liking” can be “concerted protected activity”. I’ve written a few pieces about the National Labor Relations (NLRB) and social media. Show More Summary

Celebrating women's growing influence on the wireless industry

The wireless and overall telecom industry always have been male-dominated fields, but it's clear that a number of savvy women continue to rise through the executive ranks at some of the largest wireless providers and industry associations.

Are Deferred Radio Renewals Headed for Hearings?

Audio Division may be considering designating some renewal applications for hearing, but practical considerations could, and should, make it think twice. Last February my colleague Howard Weiss reported on a decision by the Audio Division...Show More Summary

Hawaiian Telcom takes part in 100G SEA-US submarine cable system

Hawaiian Telcom is joining a host of Asia Pacific and U.S.-based service providers to establish the Southeast Asia--United States (SEA-US) consortium to build and operate a trans-Pacific submarine cable system, connecting Indonesia, Philippines, Guam, Hawaii and California.

FairPoint, northern New England unions come to impasse over contract proposals

FairPoint and workers represented by its northern New England labor unions International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have failed to come to an agreement after the previously collective bargaining agreements expired three weeks ago.

CentriLogic acquires Adveniat, expands cloud, hosting and co-location footprint

CentriLogic, a managed hosting and cloud computing provider, is enhancing its data center reach by striking an agreement to acquire U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) data center operator and hosting services provider Adveniat.

Int’l Bytes: Telehouse, Telecity, Pacnet, euNetworks

With the Labor Day weekend fast approaching in the US, overseas is where to look for the interesting stuff.  Here’s a quick rundown of some international items: … [visit site to read more]

European Telecoms Dance Over Brazil’s GVT

The big global M&A news lately has been down in Brazil, but the players are all based out of Europe. The target is Global Village Telecom (GVT), the growing broadband operator which is currently owned by the French media company Vivendi, and coveted by both Telefonica and Telecom Italia. … [visit site to read more]

Asian firms face more data privacy scrutiny

This article was was originally posted on Companies across Asia face increased scrutiny on data privacy and cybercrime as governments in the region react to the increased frequency and severity of cyber-attacks. … [visit site to read more]

Telus Launches Cloud-Based MDM Solution for Small and Medium-Sized Canadian Businesses

As the BYOD (bring your own device) trend gets stronger, the demand for cloud-based mobile device management (MDM) solutions rises: business owners want to equip staff so they can work out of the office. To answer that demand, Telus yesterday launched its second mobile device management solution, called MDM Made Easy. To bring that solution [...]

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