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Int’l Roundup: Level 3, Orange Business, GlobeNet, Telstra

Here's a set of quick-takes on some of the interesting news from the international front this week:... [visit site to read more]

Industry Minister Approves Mobilicity Sale to Rogers

The Canadian wireless landscape is undergoing a major change: Rogers just made the Mobilicity acquisition official in a deal that aims to boost wireless speeds and quality for wireless customers in BC, Alberta, and Southern Ontario. On top of that, this is the fastest government approval for such a merger. Shortly after Rogers’ announcement, Industry [...]

Australian ISP Exetel Terminates Contracts of ‘unfair’ Data Gluttons

Recently AT&T was slapped with a hefty $100 million fine from the Federal Communications Commission over the unlawful throttling of data speeds for customers on supposedly “unlimited” data plans. The company was charged with misleading those customers, letting them think their plan gave them unlimited access to high speed 4G network access, while in reality [...]

Cybersecurity Especially Tough in Health Care

The increasing use of the Internet for health care guarantees that crackers will sharpen their attacks as time goes on.

Google Fiber begins building fiber network in Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.

Google Fiber has started building its gigabit fiber network in Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C. The company announced the construction on Twitter showing photos of crews digging and burying fiber in those two cities.

AT&T, CWA begin negotiations for 27,000 Southeast employees

AT&T has begun contract negotiations with 27,000 employees in its Southeast territory represented by the Communications Workers of America. Both parties met yesterday with both presenting their own position statements on the negotiation process.

Meerkat, aioTV, and Muvi amongst the top 15 startups in online video

FierceOnlineVideo is taking a look at the 15 hottest emerging players in the online video market in its first annual Fierce 15 feature. According to Sam Bookman, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, the pool of innovators in this industry segment contributing to the IP video ecosystem continues to grow. Show More Summary

Ciena, Cisco and Infinera lead optical hardware market, IHS Infonetics says

Although the optical equipment market is becoming increasingly fractured between companies that are focused on one of three markets--traditional service providers, competitive service providers or Internet content providers--three companies are leading the way. Show More Summary

Frontier drives consumers to higher broadband speeds with Nest thermostat bundle

Frontier is looking to drive more customers to higher broadband speeds by bundling the Nest Learning Thermostat with their service. Users that upgrade their speeds can get the Nest Learning Thermostat for $99, whether they're new or existing Frontier customers.

CenturyLink ends Comcast's monopoly in Minneapolis with launch of Prism IPTV, 1 Gbps service

CenturyLink is officially now offering its Prism IPTV service in the Minneapolis market, ending incumbent video provider Comcast's monopoly position there.

5G will be 20 Gbps, except when its 10 Gbps, or whatever

This article was authored by John C. Tanner, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net. As you may have read this week, the ITU announced that it’s officially outlined its vision and roadmap for the overall goals, processes and timeline for 5G development.... [visit site to read more]

Colo Bytes: Cologix, SFR, 365, Sabey, VIRTUS

I'm on the road this week on the west coast, which is slowing down my writing a bit for those wondering.  Lots of news today from the world of colocation & cloud.  Here's a quick rundown.... [visit site to read more]

Rogers to Buy Mobilicity for $465 Million

The Globe and Mail reports that Mobilicity’s sour days may have come to an end with its acceptance of a $465 million offer from Rogers. After considering offers from Telus and Rogers, it looks as though the struggling carrier’s backers have opted to move forward with Rogers’ offer. The filing, which was posted overnight, confirms the [...]

Google Not Responsible for Search Results, B.C. Supreme Court Rules

They say that once something hits the Internet it’s there forever, virtually out of reach, and in the case of embarrassing, scandalous, defamatory or otherwise private or personal content; that online information has the potential to haunt you for the rest of your life. It’s enough to make you wonder why anyone posts anything on [...]

Polish Airport Hack a Reminder that Airlines are at Risk for Cyber Attacks

Earlier this year as part of a piece on the security of the growing Internet of Things, writers here offered a speculative example of cyber-criminals gaining access to airlines, smart cars, and other aspects of our critical infrastructure and the damage that could potentially be done…turns out it wasn’t as speculative as we might have [...]

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