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Verizon, Telus, China Mobile and China Telecom participate in transport SDN test

Verizon, Telus, China Mobile and China Telecom are among a group of Tier 1 service providers that are working in conjunction with the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) to better understand how transport software defined networking (SDN) can be used in real-world environments.

Report: AT&T gets DoJ clearance for DirecTV acquisition

AT&T may have overcome another major regulatory obstacle to proceed with its DirecTV acquisition by reaching an agreement with the Department of Justice, reports FierceCable, citing an exclusive report in the New York Post. Neither AT&T nor DirecTV responded to FierceCable's request for confirmation on whether it got DoJ clearance.

TDS Telecom enhances TV channel lineup with SEC Network

TDS Telecom may still be a relative newcomer to the IPTV business having only rolled out the service in a few markets, but its move to add the SEC Network to its TDS TV lineup shows that it wants to be more than just another me-too video provider.

Optical Transport Networks Help Operators Meet Growing Traffic Requirements

By: Mae Kowalke, TMCnet Contributor It has been called the “data storm;” due to increased online video usage, the cloud, and mobile devices, bandwidth demand is increasing relentlessly, and operators are straining to keep up. Research...Show More Summary

XO adds New York's 325 Hudson to its growing PoP list

XO Communications is enhancing its U.S. network influence by creating a new point of presence (PoP) at 325 Hudson's Meet Me Room in downtown New York.

Verizon launches 'SpeedMatch' ad campaign for symmetrical FiOS speeds

Verizon is stepping up its marketing efforts with its "SpeedMatch" campaign to tout the fact that it is upgrading all of its FiOS speed tiers to symmetrical.

The TWC/Comcast Deal Doesn’t Have Many Friends

A flurry of comments have been filed recently with regulators about the proposed $45.2B merger of TW Cable and Comcast, meeting the FCC’s Monday deadline. Unsurprisingly, nobody likes it very much outside of the two companies. … [visit site to read more]

Tuesday Bytes: MRV, i3D, tw telecom, C7, Infinera

Here’s a quick rundown of some of the other news the industry started the week with: … [visit site to read more]

Smartphone “Kill Switch” Law now Official in California

Since yesterday, California has been the first state in the US to require smartphone manufacturers to implement and enable antitheft security features by default in every smartphone sold in the state. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the so-called kill switch bill introduced by State Sen. Mark Leno and sponsored by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. [...]

Successful Companies Need a Mobile-First Strategy

Increasingly consumers are transitioning towards a mobile-first lifestyle, abandoning not only traditional tethers like the home phones, but more recently ones like the desktop computer as well. This shift has created a new kind of consumer, one with real time access to information, purchasing, and unimaginable amounts of data. But if consumers are becoming mobile-first, [...]

Apple’s iWatch Facing Critical Delays

Production issues are plaguing Apple’s latest creation, the rumoured iWatch smartwatch, financial analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported recently. Apple’s efforts to bring the so-called iWatch to market are presenting “a much higher level of difficulty for the company,” according to Kuo, who goes on to say that problems Apple is facing include component issues, system design, [...]

The good news: why mobile rates are so much cheaper in the UK than in the US

The “New York Times” has compared the cost of similar mobile packages in Britain and the States and found that American consumers are paying much more. Why the $41.50-a-month difference in price? The newspaper identifies as an important reason the question of regulatory policy. Britain has forced companies to lease their networks to competitors at […]

The bad news: BT to raise prices by four times rate of inflation

BT has announced that it is to impose a price increase of over 6% on its home telephone and broadband customers. The company, which has 7.3 million home phone and broadband customers, said that, from 1 December, the cost of a BT landline – mandatory for phone and high-speed Internet – will rise by £1 to £16.99. […]

Carmudi Launches Android App For Pakistan

Carmudi, the world’s fastest growing online car classified, has now brought its global venture to Pakistan. The online car classified has launched a mobile application which will allow users to browse thousands of cars on the go. Hosting...Show More Summary

Upcoming Webinar: What You Need to Know About The Must-Carry/Retrans Consent Election Process

Attention TV licensees: MVPD carriage elections must be formalized by October 1 for carriage arrangements through 2017. Have YOU tied everything down yet? With Summer, 2014 on the wane and Labor Day just days away, full-service TV licensees...Show More Summary

Last Minute Update: Reply Deadline in 5.8 GHz U-NII Proceeding Extended

Last month we reported that the FCC had announced deadlines for oppositions and replies to several petitions for reconsideration that had been filed with respect to recent changes to the rules governing the 5 GHz unlicensed band. The FCC received over 100 filings. Show More Summary

Privacy and Security Issues Surround Wearables

A recent survey shines light on the topic of privacy and security with wearable computing devices.

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