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BT returns to the consumer mobile market

BT today announced its move back into the consumer mobile market by launching deals offering bundles of 4G data, minutes and texts for as little as £5 a month for its existing BT Broadband homes. The company has unveiled three bring your own phone (SIM Only) plans that offer: • a combination of 4G on […]

Akamai: D.C., Delaware, Virginia maintain top U.S. broadband speeds

If you're searching for what U.S. states have the highest broadband speeds, look no further than the District of Columbia, Delaware and Virginia--three states that Akamai says in its Q4 State of the Internet report have the country's best average and peak speeds.

Verizon retirees challenge 'golden parachute' severance payment program

Verizon Communications' retirees group BellTel has launched their 17 th annual shareowners' reform campaign by introducing a proposal that would require "golden parachute" severance payments be approved by shareholders.

Bell Labs launches consulting division, sets focus on SDN, cloud, IP routing trends

Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs unit has launched a new consulting division that it says will focus on advising the IT and broader communications networking industry as it prepares to deal with upcoming network challenges that will emerge in the year 2020.

SVOD services like Hulu and Netflix aren't enough to offset video piracy

Illegal pirating of video services has taken on a new form: direct streaming of online video. The proliferation of low-cost SVOD services like Hulu and Netflix has done little to slow the rate of online video piracy.

Tennessee files suit against FCC for overturning law on muni broadband networks

Tennessee has become the first state to pose a legal challenge to the FCC's move to overturn a state law that puts a limit on how far a municipal-run service provider can grow its network.

Carrier Spending (or lack thereof) Torpedoes Sonus’s Q1

In what hopefully will not be a preview of too many things to come, we have our first pre-announcement for the Q1 earnings season, and it's not a happy one. After customer orders didn't come through, Sonus has slashed its guidance and initiated a review of its cost structure.... [visit site to read more]

Wednesday Bytes: Xtera, PCCW, O2, Google Fiber

Here's a quick rundown of the news from this morning from around the industry and the world:... [visit site to read more]

Complex ecosystems — rules to survive

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on When you start a new business or go to work in an industry or business sector that is new to you, one challenge is to understand the ecosystem. What all different roles are in the ecosystem, who are the key players, what would […]

Partnership with Samsung Brings Microsoft’s Services to Android Devices

In an effort to reach more potential users, Microsoft has struck a deal with Samsung and seven lesser-known Android device manufacturers to have some of its software and services pre-loaded. The deal comes at a time when Microsoft is struggling to compete with other mobile operating systems: Windows Phone captured only 2.7% of the smartphone [...]

Let the Lawsuits Begin: Broadband Industry Challenges Net Neutrality

Just a few weeks old and the Federal Communications Commission’s controversial Net Neutrality have now officially met its first legal challenges, as US broadband providers have filed lawsuits to overturn the open Internet regulations. The USTelecom Association, a trade firm representing some of America’s largest Internet providers, was the first to the plate on Monday, [...] Bloggers Meetup

21st March 2015  A bloggers meet up was hosted by at olive grill, Lahore. The main focus of the meet up was to get feedback and suggestions from the bloggers about potential improvements in the site. Mr. Haseeb Malik and Mr....Show More Summary

How engaged are citizens with public-facing web sites?

Last November, Ofcom has published “Internet Citizens 2014?, a report on UK adults’ participation in online content and services which further participation in society or democracy. The research considered the extent and nature of online...Show More Summary

Google Fiber takes on CenturyLink, Comcast in Salt Lake City with 1 Gbps service

Google Fiber is extending is presence in Utah by naming Salt Lake City as the next city where it will deliver its 1 Gbps-capable fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service, challenging the trio of incumbent players AT&T, CenturyLink and Comca...

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