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AT&T Bidding Adieu to Its 2G Network

News this week included the end of a 2G network, a coalition for safer autonomous driving, scary ransomware, a Mac Skype for Business option.

Anatomy of Defective Legislation: The No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act, H.R. 2666

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would prohibit the FCC from regulating Internet Service Provider rates. While one surely can appreciate the merits of such legislation, House Republicans have created a remarkably flawed document. Show More Summary

Earnings Roundup: Akamai, Infinera, Juniper, Digital Realty

There was quite a bit of earnings activity this week.  Here's a quick look at how four companies from different corners of the industry did relative to expectations, with one CDN/cloud, two vendors, and a data center REIT:... [visit site to read more]

Tesoro Launches Online Store

Tesoro Accessories has launched their online store, on the back of eight years of successful organic growth. Tesoro has grown from a single outlet, in Gaddafi Stadium Lahore opened in 2009, to having various flagship stores in different major cities of Pakistan like Karachi, Gujranwala and Islamabad to name a few. Show More Summary

Nokia Acquires Digital Health Company

Take note Blackberry, there is life after complete and utter mobile collapse, as with the announcement that it was acquired digital health services Withings, Finnish tech giant Nokia continues to radically reinvent itself as a network infrastructure, IoT and data services firm. To that end, health services stands as one of the largest vertical markets […]

There may be hope for mobile-only operators after all

For awhile now we’ve been talking about the necessity for traditional telecom operators to begin to transition away from simply providing the wireless infrastructure that content providers can get rich off of, towards discovering what makes them unique in an increasingly competitive digital space and finding ways to monetize that uniqueness. Show More Summary

Are you interested in the Internet of Things?

More specifically, are you concerned about the implications of IoT for consumers and citizens? Following discussion at recent meetings of the Essential Services Access Network (ESAN) and the Consumer Forum for Communications (CFC), both of which I chair, a new group is being formed to consider consumer/citizen issues in relation to the Internet of Things. […]

“This Is Only A(nother) Test …”

In connection with second-ever nationwide EAS test (now scheduled for September), FCC introduces new EAS Test Reporting System If you participate in the Emergency Alert System, it’s time to get out your calendars and circle Wednesday, September 28, 2016 – because we now know that that’s the day on which our friends at the Federal … Continue Reading

That Old Dark Fiber Has a Lot of People in Its Spell

Dark fiber is seen as a potent tool for mobile backhaul, bypassing chokepoints in the network and other important tasks.

Fiber M&A: CITIC Buys Linx Telecommunications

There was some interesting international consolidation this morning.  A Chinese telecommunications company made a move on a chunk of fiber in eastern Europe, or more specifically in the Baltics.  Hong Kong based CITIC Telecom is acquiring Linx Telecommunications.... [visit site to read more]

Level 3 Q1: Strength in the USA, but Weakness in Europe

With 18 months since the tw telecom acquisition under its belt, Level 3 Communications is now entering into what hopefully turn out to be a period of organic growth where the combined company starts to show its promise.  There's sure to be ongoing integration work of course, but for 2016 it shouldn't be the dominant feature. […]

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