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Finally Bringing Broadcast Contest Rules into the 21st Century?

Three years in the making, a notice of proposed rulemaking would give the thumbs up to online contest rules. Big News! The Commission has taken the unusual step of proposing a rule revision requested by broadcasters and of potentialShow More Summary

Flo and Eddie Take Their Siriusly Winning Ways to the East Coast

Sirius XM loses on public performance claims for pre-1972 sound recordings … again. I’ve already written about two lawsuits – both in California – based on infringement claims arising from Sirius XM’s public performance of sound recordings created before February 15, 1972. Show More Summary

FCC issues NPRM to protect businesses, consumers in IP, copper retirement transition

During its November open meeting on Friday, the FCC issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) related to the proposed transition large service providers are making from traditional TDM to IP, with an eye on consumers and small businesses that rely on services that may not be supported following a transition.

Samsung Downsizing Its Offerings

News this week included fewer phones from Samsung, Comcast's Ethernet@Home, bad news for Sprint and updated botnets.

The Debate Continues Around BYOD

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Max Silber, executive director of mobility, MetTel Mobile devices in the workforce are nothing new – since the invasion of Palm Pilots and Blackberry phones in the late 1990s, these devices have become as common in a cubicle or office as a desk phone and computer monitor. What wasn’t expected at […]

North American optical transport woes will continue into 2015, 2016, says Dell'Oro

Service providers' cautious capital spending trends contributed to a 13 percent year-over-year decline of the North American optical market in the third quarter of 2014, according to a new Dell'Oro report.

Ciena, Avaya serve up WAN-LAN data networking solution

Ciena has established a strategic alliance with Avaya to create what the two companies say is a WAN-LAN data networking solution, a move that reflects Ciena's move to extend its capabilities into other market segments.

RCN Business continues New York City push with 450-460 Park Avenue connection

RCN Business has made another move to advance its presence in the New York City market by bringing its business services to 450-460 Park Avenue in Manhattan.

AT&T coughs up $52M to settle hazardous electronic waste case in California

AT&T is paying $52 million in civil penalties and environmental compliance to settle an electronic waste dumping case with California that claims the service provider illegally dumped hazardous electronic waste.

Windstream to ax 350 jobs to improve cost structure, operations

Windstream said it is going to lay off 350 workers by Dec. 1 in an effort to improve its cost structure and improve its overall operational structure.

Lightower becomes authorized data services supplier for Rhode Island

Lightower Fiber Networks has strengthened its ties with the state and local government market by being named as an authorized vendor to the State of Rhode Island of Administration for Telecommunications Services.

Friday Roundup: Zayo, Level 3, Lightower, Transbeam, Pangaea

With the travel, I have been playing catch-up all week on other news. Here’s another roundup, this time of network operator news: … [visit site to read more]

Update: Comment Deadlines Set in Two Wireless Mic Proceedings

Last month we reported on a couple of Notices of Proposed Rulemaking looking for possible solutions to the problems that the upcoming repack of the spectrum will cause to wireless microphone users and manufacturers in particular as well...Show More Summary

Streamlining for the Holidays at Windstream

Windstream is sending out some cards just in time for the holiday season, but they aren’t of the festive variety. The hybrid ILEC/CLEC is planning to slim down its workforce by 2.7% by December 1 in an effort to improve its cost structure and efficiency. … [visit site to read more]

Analysts Foresees Bigger Growth in Canadian Telecoms than in US Peers

Although the Canadian telecom market is considered by some a mature one, Citi Research sees a bigger potential for growth than in their US peers, reports the Leader Post. In a note sent to the Canadian newspaper, analyst Kevin Toomey initiated coverage of the sector with buy ratings on Telus and Bell, and ranked the [...]

Tizen Refocuses on Budget Smartphone Market

The last two years have been a long, circuitous road for Samsung’s revolutionary Tizen mobile operating system, and we haven’t even seen a viable, competitive handset come to market yet. Once touted as a possible candidate as a third player in the high end global mobile market, a rival for Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, [...]

The Focus of Connectivity and Mobility is Moving to Developing Economies

The mobile device and connectivity markets in developing nations are far different than in mature economies such as the U.S. and Europe.

GEN14 Vendor Bytes: CENX, Wedge, Fujitsu, Transition Networks, Ciena

Lots of news from the vendors this week, especially around Ethernet, SDN, and NFV given GEN14. Here’s a quick look a few items I learned about at and around the event: … [visit site to read more]

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