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FCC Proposes to Revamp Equipment Authorization Rules, Again

Changes will update policies and procedures to accommodate developing technologies. Among the FCC’s many functions is one known to a small community of technical experts – and, of course, CommLawBlog readers: the equipment authorization program. Show More Summary

Nokia Mapping and the In-Car Billboard

BMW Audi AG and Daimler will pay about $3.1 billion for Nokia’s mapping assets; see http://www.wsj.com/articles/bmw-daimler-audi-agree-to-buy-nokias-here-maps-business-1438580698. While press accounts emphasize mapping as a necessary component for self-driving cars, I see a more immediate goal: creating new revenue streams. Show More Summary

EdgeConneX Adds Another IX Node

EdgeConneX said this morning that it has partnered up with another internet exchange. They're working with MASS IX to build a new remote exchange node into their facility at 22 Linnell Circle in Billerica just northwest of Boston.... [visit site to read more]

Verizon, Unions Play Some More Chicken

Every few years, the incumbents and unions face off for a nice game of chicken over wireline telecom. This summer, it is Verizon on one side and the CWA and IBEW on the other. The "deadline" passed at midnight last night, but workers are staying on the job so far.... [visit site to read more]

FCC’s innovative 600MHz auction scheme likely to go global

This article was authored by Phil Marshall, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net. The release of digital dividend (700MHz/800MHz) spectrum around the world has slowed dramatically after the initial spike in allocation in the US, Europe and some Asia Pacific countries. The 700MHz band is still used for broadcasting in most of... [visit site to […]

Update: Last of the New E911 Rules Now in Effect

Back in February the FCC released its new E911 standards designed to improve E911 location capability. As we reported in March, most of those new standards were to take effect in April … except for a small handful that happened to be “information collections” and thus subject to the hilariously named Paperwork Reduction Act. Thanks … Continue Reading

The Success and Struggles of TV Everywhere Service

Tech news this week includes a report on the TV Everywhere service, Android OS goes to work, brain-to-machine sector growth, and Wi-Fi Sense woes.

VoIP Roundup: MegaPath, BroadSoft, CenturyLink, ShoreTel

The UC and hosted voice segment has been picking up steam for years, and I need to pay it more attention. So here's a quick roundup of some of the news from this week across the sector:... [visit site to read more]

The Dawn of Virtual CPE

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Dr. Yuri Gittik, RAD If service providers hope to meet the challenges of automated, speedy, and profitable service delivery, they need networks that are agile, efficient, and well orchestrated. Programmable networks – now viewed as a must for providers – is the driver behind the acceleration in network function […]

Online Shopping Deals in Pakistan Getting Popular

Online deals present the model of an e-commerce business in which a particular online store offers a product for sale on discounted price. Online deals come for a pre-determined time period and last for 24 to 36 hours. The fundamental purpose of online deals is to attract potential customers at a large extent. Show More Summary

Sanath Jayasuria MD GEOTEL Lanka Signs Agreement With NTC

National Telecommunication Corporation has signed a Telecom Service Agreement with Legendry Cricketer Sanath Jaysuria who is also MD GEOTEL Lanka. Speaking on the occasion, Brig (R) Viqar Rashid Khan, Chairman NTC, welcomed the distinguished guest and elaborated on the close ties of People to People & both the Governments of Sri Lanka & Pakistan. Show More Summary

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