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FCC's Wheeler proposes two-tier net neutrality plan for broadband services

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has put out the latest shot in the net neutrality issue, saying he is considering a "hybrid" approach for broadband access, reports The Wall Street Journal, citing people close to the chairman.

Magid: More consumers are streaming video

While it should come of no surprise, the advent of more broadband networks is enabling more consumers to access online video streaming services like Hulu and Netflix. According to Frank N. Magid Associates, 83 percent of U.S. TV watchers stream movies and TV shows, a figure that includes consumers who only use streaming occasionally. Read more

BT's fiscal Q2 consumer revenues rise 7% amidst declines in wholesale, global services

BT reported that its consumer segment was a bright spot in its second-quarter revenue mix, rising 7 percent to $1.68 billion due to higher broadband and TV revenue, helping to ease the pain of losses in wholesale and global services...

Level 3 wraps its acquisition of tw telecom, enhances domestic and global reach

Level 3 has completed its acquisition of tw telecom, creating a company that will have a deeper domestic and global footprint to serve multi-site businesses.

Level 3 and tw telecom Make It Official

Level 3 and tw telecom chose Halloween 2014 to complete the deal they struck back in June. It’s a done deal, and now the integration begins in earnest. … [visit site to read more]

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Equinix taps Juniper to enhance its cloud interconnection service

Equinix is enhancing its Cloud Exchange product, an interconnection solution that gives enterprise customers access to multiple cloud services and networks worldwide, by deploying Juniper Networks MX Series 3D Universal Edge routers in 19 markets.

TDS Telecom's Q3 IPTV, managedIP results offset ongoing voice, wholesale declines

TDS Telecom is seeing its own IP transition efforts come alive as the telco reported that it grew TDS TV and commercial managedIP connection revenue, a factor that enabled it to ease the pain of ongoing voice and wholesale revenue declines.

Audio Division Calls a Spade a Spades

Decision narrows Mattoon Waiver policy, tortures language in the process. “When I use a word, … it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.” While that quote is, of course, from the noted wordsmith Humpty Dumpty, you’d be forgiven if you guessed that it came from the FCC’s Audio Division. Show More Summary

2G, 3G, 4G, now EE switches on 4G+

EE this week switched on its 4G+ network in central London. The next step in 4G technology – also known as LTE-Advanced – will give customers access to one of the fastest networks in the world, delivering real world mobile data speeds of 150Mbps to a smartphone. The new 4G+ technology uses EE’s 2.6GHz high […]

The Consolidation Endgame for US Fiber Networks

After years of consolidation in the US fiber networking market, next week’s likely closing of the Level 3/tw telecom acquisition will usher in a new era. It’s been a year where the field of significant potential fiber M&A targets in the has passed the threshold from numerous to definitely scarce. … [visit site to read […]

NFV INSIGHTS: The right SDN is right for NFV

By: Roland Mestric, Director, Video Solutions MarketingIt feels like it was just a few months ago when you could read articles in the trade press lumping together SDN and NFV with NFV being a form of SDN or vice versa. Yes, both somehow are about virtualization and about converting hardware into software. Show More Summary

How available are UK communications services ?

Ofcom has today published a report outlining work to help ensure that everyone in the UK benefits as much as possible from communications services. Ofcom’s “Citizens and Communications Services” report looks at the availability, accessibility and affordability of communications services in the UK. Show More Summary

Google Still Wins as Motorola Transfer to Lenovo is Officially Finalized

It’s official: Google’s foray into the realm of the mobile handset vendor is over, the deal to sell its Motorola Mobility subsidiary to Lenovo finally closing yesterday. The transfer of Motorola Mobility to Lenovo marks the end of Google’s relatively short tenure in the hardware side of the mobile market; Lenovo paying Google $2.91 billion [...]

Mobile Internet Investment Hits Record $19.2 Billion in 12 Months

Mobile Internet investments have doubled during the past 12 months compared to the previous period, reaching $19.2 billion in new investments, investment advisory firm Digi-Capital reports. The biggest increase has been recorded in mobile commerce, with investments of $4.2 billion. The report paints a positive image of the mobile Internet era: according to their findings, [...]

Inside the Data Throttling Lawsuit Against AT&T

The button AT&T pushed that resulted in the lawsuit is likely the appearance that it was trying to obscure unfair marketing practices.

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