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Expanding Internet Access with Drones and Balloons

Facebook, Google and others are getting creative with approaches to expanded Internet access in underserved and unserved areas of the world.

A CommLawBlog Thanksgiving Tradition Begins

Thanksgiving is all about Tradition, and down here in the CommLawBlog bunker we’re on board with that – so on board that we have decided to start our own tradition for our readers. Henceforth, we plan to honor the spirit of Thanksgiving annually by providing readers easy access to one of the most Thanksgiving-ish of … Continue Reading

At GEN15, Network Operators Stepped Their Game

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Metro Ethernet Forum's GEN15 conference in Dallas, Texas as a media sponsor. Software-defined Networking, Network Functions Virtualization, and Lifecycle Service Orchestration were the big buzzphrases just as they were last year. But there was a distinct difference in the air.... [visit site to read more]

Update: More Citizens Broadband Radio Rules Set to Take Effect

Back in May we reported on the opening up of the 3.5 GHz (3550-3700 MHz) band for a wide variety of new uses, making it the new home of the new Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). While some of the new (or modified) rules governing that band took effect last July, a number didn’t, thanks … Continue Reading

AMS-IX Teams Up With ChinaCache For Mainland IX

AMS-IX has found another new market to export its internet exchange model to, and it's kind of a potentially big one. They've entered into a strategic agreement with ChinaCache through which what is being billed as the first IX in mainland China will be built and operated.... [visit site to read more]

Avaya IP Office Through the Years – From Inception in 2002 to Today

The business phone system has evolved exponentially over a relatively short period of time, growing from a basic tool for inter-office and conference connection and communication less than two decades ago, to an comprehensive multi-channel communication system with an ever-growing suite of advanced features and capabilities today. In fact, consider that in just over ten years [...]

What will Ofcom’s Strategic Review say about the future of Openreach? (3)

Submissions to Ofcom’s Strategic review of Digital Communications (SRDC) run to 93 documents. A dominant issue has been the future of BT’s Openreach (OR) division. Currently it is the subject of functional separation (FS) but many are arguing that there needs to be full structural separation (SS). CityFibre agues in its submission that SS alone […]

iNew starts Online Sales with Getone.PK

iNew Smartphone, the Chinese multinational company recently started its operations in Pakistan, has now entered the e-commerce market as well. The company has partnered with Getone.PK for online sales of its smartphones all over Pakistan in order to meet the increasing demand for its innovative and cost effective product line. Show More Summary

VoLTE Has Come a Long Way in a Short Time

Voice over LTE has come a long way in a couple of years. It now is at the center of operators’ infrastructure – and their plans.

Vendor Roundup: Accedian, Infinera, CENX

Here are several interesting bits of vendor news from the last few days that are worth a look:... [visit site to read more]

Has the Cloud Strategy of Major US Telcos Failed?

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang Starting approximately from the year of 2008, major US telcos like Verizon, CentruryLink, AT&T, Sprint all have started to embrace the cloud computing strategy so as to “move up the value chain” and re-position themselves from legacy network to... [visit site to read more]

The Countdown to Disappointment: Sprint has a lot to learn about generating hype

Last week Sprint tried its hand at generating a little market hype, posting an intriguing countdown clock that promised an industry-changing announcement at the end, something on par with T-Mobile’s UnCarrier promotions we’ve seen of late. But while T-Mobile has hit more times than it has struck out with its promotions recently, the same can’t [...]

Canada Receive 77% Grade for Cybersecurity Readiness

Canada has received an overall rating of 77%, or “C+”, for its cybersecurity readiness from Tenable Network Security, a continuous network monitoring company based in Columbia, Md, which measured cybersecurity readiness levels in six countries. Show More Summary

Incentive Auction Homework – Long-term Assignment: How to Reap Repack Repayment

The Broadcast Incentive Auction reimbursement process begins to take shape. We have reported on the FCC’s efforts to alert all would-be reverse auction participants to the ins and outs of Form 177. A less immediate, but no less important, learning opportunity involves the relocation reimbursement process. Since that won’t kick in until the auction is … Continue Reading

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