To finish off this snowy week, two independent, regional network interconnections from the US, and two international items of interest.... [visit site to read more]
With the annual Mobile World Congress failing to deliver any real cutting edge mobile hardware this week, the mobile industry did the next best thing to wow the crowd: showcasing the limitless future of wireless technology. In particular the buzzword around the MWC this week was “5G,” as in the fifth generation of wireless technology [...]
Tom Wheeler, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, defended his Net Neutrality regulations at the Mobile World Congress this week, saying opposition to the plan are flat out wrong in their presentation of how such Open Internet standards will impact the the broadband industry. According to Wheeler the fears of Net Neutrality detractors are unwarranted, [...]
This week MPs gathered to discuss the Management and Delivery of Broadband in a Westminster Hall debate. Neil Parish MP (Con, Tiverton & Honiton) led the debate in which he focused on the “final 5%” not covered by the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme. He called on Government to hold BT’s “feet to the fire” […]
Last month we reported on a batch of FCC proposals aimed at liberalizing the rules governing operation in the 76-81 GHz band. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking has now been published in the Federal Register, so we now know what the deadlines for comments and reply comments are. Show More Summary
This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Tyler Cross, software engineer at Bandwidth As a curious software engineer working at a telecommunications company it was only a matter of time until I started learning about server-side VoIP software like FreeSWITCH, Kamailio / OpenSIPS, and Yate. Show More Summary
The entertainment industry is suing Bredbandsbolaget, the Swedish ISP, over refusing to block The Pirate Bay. The trial is set for October 23, 2015, in Stockholm. Bredbandsbolaget has a compelling argument: “It is an important principle...Show More Summary
More tablets used for work are finding their ways into harsh environments; ruggedizing them is very important.
Equinix is continuing with its growth initiative, announcing that it will open five new International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in the coming weeks, increasing the scale of its platform by more than 10 percent.
Lumos reported that during the fourth quarter it continued to see growth in both fiber-to-the-cell (FTTC) and enterprise revenue, which grew 16 percent and 3 percent sequentially.
An AT&T executive confirmed that even though the telco has reduced its capex budget for 2015, it can still meet its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) rollout goals.
With the fourth-quarter earnings season coming to a close, it's time to take a look at how the nation's top wireless such as AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile US fared. Conducted through a partnership with research firm Strategy Analytics, the FierceWireless team is taking a look at all of the major metrics, including churn, ARPU and revenue.
FairPoint Communications continues to make progress with its northern New England wireless backhaul plans, announcing during its fourth-quarter earnings call that it has reached 1,100 cell towers with fiber while preparing for new small cell opportunities.
Level 3 Communications CEO Jeff Storey is confident that with the tw telecom acquisition firmly under the company's belt, it can now be a more formidable competitor against his main competitors--AT&T and Verizon--in the business services race. Show More Summary
Tony Thomas took over the CEO role at Windstream CEO n in December when Jeff Gardner announced he was resigning from the company. Prior to his new role, he was president of its real estate investment (REIT) company and earlier served as CFO. Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, recently caught up with Thomas to talk about his vision for the company in 2015 and beyond.