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Net Neutrality in Action: T-Mobile Agrees to Inform Users of Throttled Web Connections Speeds

Since its UnCarrier promotional campaign began last year T-Mobile has experimented with several different ways of attracting customers, including the abolition of overage fees. Having done away with those onerous fees the company subsequently had to change its response to users exceeding their data limits, and so it implemented a policy of throttling, that is, [...]

“Guardian” sets up new complaints process

It is nearly three months since the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) closed its doors and the bulk of the UK newspaper industry set up another body, the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), to investigate complaints by readers. The “Guardian”, along with the “Independent” and the “Financial Times”, was a member of the PCC but has […]

Are Mark Cuban’s Views on Net Neutrality Common Sense or Self Interest?

Cuban may not be an expert on net neutrality, but he’s presented ideas that have brought out some creative ways to consider possible new legislation.

Vonage granted four new patents, expands total to 61

Vonage has been granted four new patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) targeting conferencing, network registration, VoIP quality and Wi-Fi.

BT Americas eyes Mexico as possible expansion target

Executives with BT Americas are looking at how they can gain a larger foothold in Mexico by making use of new laws that are focused on encouraging competition and inviting foreign companies to invest in the country's telecom market.

Hibernia lights new PoP in Telecity's Dublin data center

Hibernia Networks has built a new point of presence (PoP) at Telecity's Northwest Business Park data center in Dublin, a move that immediately deepens its presence in one of Ireland's key cities.

Thanksgiving publishing break

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, FierceTelecom will not be publishing its regular newsletter issue on Thursday, Nov. 27 or Friday, Nov. 28.

Google Fiber applies for service franchise to bring FTTP service to Tennessee

Google Fiber has applied for a franchise agreement in Tennessee, a sign that the service provider is laying the ground work to make a possible launch of its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service in Nashville, reports The Tennessean.

Verizon launches retail index to track consumer online buying patterns

Just as the U.S. holiday shopping season kicks off, Verizon's Enterprise Solutions unit has introduced the Verizon Retail Index, a new tool to give members of the retail, shipping and transportation industries another point of view about online consumer habits.

Infonetics: Cable MSO high bandwidth service deployments drive up DOCSIS 3.0 shipments 95%

Cable operators' ongoing investments to support higher bandwidth services such as IP video has helped to drive up global shipments of DOCSIS 3.0 equipment 95 percent year-over-year.

Ensuring SDN and NFV Performance for a Future-Proof Network

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Dan Joe Barry, vice president of marketing, Napatech. Gigaom Research reports that software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) represent two of the more dramatic oncoming technology shifts in networking. Show More Summary

Infrastructure investments fuel the telecom tower industry

This article was authored by Phil Marshall, and was originally posted on This month I published a research report on the telecom tower industry; an industry that I have followed for nearly two decades since its inception in the United States in the mid-1990’s. In recent years, the tower industry has expanded at an incredible […]

PBX market down 7%, UC Applications Up 21% Year-Over-Year: Report

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released its latest Enterprise Unified Communications and Voice Equipment report analyzing vendor market share for the third quarter of 2014 and also projecting the trend through 2018 for TDM PBXs, hybrid and pure IP PBXs, IP PBXs by system size, VoIP gateways, unified communications, and IP desk phones and [...]

EU to Call for the Dismantling of Google

How do you solve a problem like Google? While Google has pretty much had a free reign of things here in North America, establishing a dominant position in several tech markets, overseas the tech giant has had a harder row to hoe, particularly in Europe and Asia, where the company has faced privacy concerns, antitrust [...]

Enterprise Apps Must Be Developed Both Faster and More Carefully

CIOs are expressing dissatisfaction with the pace of mobile app development at the same time that these apps are performing more important roles.

Telindus Telecom employs ADVA's FSP 3000 to power network, cloud services

Telindus Telecom, a Luxembourg-based competitive carrier, has deployed ADVA Optical Networking's FSP 3000 with encryption technology as a platform to ensure the security of its network and the cloud services it delivers to its business customers.

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