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Update: 3550-3650 MHz Replies Extended to August 15

No need to read the post; the headline says it all. A recent item in in our series of posts on the FCC’s novel spectrum-management proposals for the 3550-3650 MHz band (and possibly 3650-6700 MHz as well) told you the reply comment date was … well, it doesn’t matter what we told you, because the FCC has now extended the reply comment date to August 15. Resume your vacation.

States Versus Feds on Municipal Broadband

Laws in many states constrain municipalities from building networks. The debate, which pits Republicans and Democrats in DC, is coming to a head.

We ask the experts: How can exceptional QoE be achieved in VoLTE networks?

By: Jean Jones, Director, Wireless Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent What does voice over LTE (VoLTE) offer your subscribers? Better voice quality, including HD voice. Rich communications with messaging and video. And whatever inventive applications you choose to introduce. Show More Summary

Amazon's sequential cloud growth slips, faces greater competition from Microsoft, IBM

While Amazon Web Services (AWS) may be the top cloud provider, it appears that its grip on the market is slipping while rivals Microsoft and IBM are driving new growth, according to Synergy Research Group.

Comcast takes on Google, Verizon with fiber launch in Florida

Comcast may be still committed to getting as much out of its hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network as it can, but the cable MSO's move to submit a proposal to build a fiber to the home (FTTH) network supporting 530 homes in Sun Valley, Fla., shows it has plenty of interest in fiber-based broadband services.

AT&T gets green light to bring 1 Gig fiber-based broadband service to Nashville

AT&T has received local regulatory clearance to bring its 1 Gbps-capable fiber to the home (FTTH) to Nashville, Tenn., the latest of several cities where the telco has announced it will offer its fiber-based broadband service.

Equinix acquires remaining 47% stake in ALOG, furthers Brazil, Latin America presence

Equinix has completed the acquisition of the remaining stake it did not own in Brazil's ALOG Data Centers for $225 million, a move that reflects its growing presence in the Latin American market.

Frontier gets FCC approval to proceed with AT&T Connecticut wireline network acquisition

Frontier has gained the FCC's approval of its pending acquisition of AT&T's local wireline network in Connecticut, clearing one of its largest regulatory hurdles to complete the $2 billion deal.

Monday Roundup: EdgeConnex, UPN, RCN Business, Viawest

Here’s a quick look at some of this week’s early announcements and some of last week’s later ones: … [visit site to read more]

In India, OTT isn’t killing domestic voice (yet): Idea Cellular

This article was authored by John C. Tanner, and was originally posted on Many telcos are worried about OTT voice/messaging services cannibalizing their revenues. India’s Idea Cellular is not one of them – at least on the domestic voice front. … [visit site to read more]

How effective is the Telephone Preference Scheme?

The Telephone Preference Scheme (TPS) is a free service for consumers enabling them to opt-out of receiving unsolicited live sales or marketing calls. How good is it? Ofcom and the Information Commissioner’s Office  commissioned a study to measure how effective the TPS is and whether it reduces the number of live marketing or sales calls […]

Quebecor’s Wireless Plans in The Spotlight – Again

Quebecor’s plans for potential wireless expansion are yet again the focus of attention, as the local carrier will be reporting its second-quarter results on Thursday. Speculation has surfaced that the Montreal-based telecom and media company will emerge as a national player since it spent $233 million on spectrum licenses in key markets in Canada. About [...]

Earnings Preview: Watching Level 3?s Momentum

Last quarter the question was whether Level 3?s revenue and EBITDA growth would justify its stock price gains, and they came through big.  On Tuesday they’ll report their Q2 numbers and the dynamics are rather less organic as we have the tw telecom deal hanging overhead.  But it is important that the company maintain its growth […]

Ramblings Jobs: Logix, Walker, FirstLight

Three more job listings this week on the Ramblings Jobs Board, with one each from Logix Communications, Walker & Associates, and FirstLight Fiber. … [visit site to read more]

lixar enCharge 2000mAh Portable Power Bank

The most common problem most of the Smartphone users face is drainage of battery during travel and lack of battery backup. We have many apps in our phones which consume too much battery juice, specially graphically intensive games. When...Show More Summary

tw telecom Expands in KC, Atlanta

Now that all the immediate aftermath of the Level 3 merger announcement has subsided and we wait a quarter for the deal to close, tw telecom is pulling everyone’s focus back down to the company’s main operational task for 2014. That would be the expansion of its metro fiber footprint in markets across the country, a […]

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