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Update: Petitions for Reconsideration Filed in AWS-3 Service Rules Proceeding

Back in April we reported on the adoption of service rules to govern AWS-3 service on 65 MHz of repurposed spectrum, and then last month we noted the publication of the FCC’s action in the Federal Register. As longtime CommLawBlog readers...Show More Summary

Microsoft’s Big Week

Microsoft announces big cuts within its Nokia workforce along with a few other surprising decisions.

Verizon: Reclassifying broadband under Title II will endanger the entire Internet ecosystem

Verizon has taken the latest stab at the FCC's Open Internet rulemaking proceeding by calling the regulator out on its option to "reclassify" broadband Internet access service as a Title II common carriage telecommunications service...

CenturyLink's Minneapolis-St.Paul data center earns Tier III certification

CenturyLink's newest data center in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MP2, became even more valuable as the center received Uptime Institute's coveted Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility.

World Cup shatters online viewing, sports coverage expectations

Online video once again played a starring role in this year's World Cup event, where it not only shattered streaming records, but also surpassed expectations about online sports coverage.

TDS adds New London, N.H., to its 1 Gig fiber-based broadband list

TDS Telecom has named New London, N.H., as the latest town where it will take its 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service, the second of two towns in the state to get the new service. The earlier deployment was in Hollis in May.

AT&T adds Carrboro, N.C., to its growing list of 1 Gig communities

AT&T has added the North Carolina town of Carrboro as the latest target where it will deliver its GigaPower 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) network service after ratifying an agreement with local town officials.

Verizon wraps 100G Ethernet network interface device trial

Verizon is pushing the bandwidth boundaries of its Ethernet network, announcing that it recently completed a trial carrying 100G traffic over its regional network between two 100G network interface devices (NID).

Dark fiber opportunity remains a divisive issue amongst incumbent telcos, competitors

Interest in dark fiber has reemerged in telecom due to the escalating demands for business services and by wireless operators that need bigger backhaul pipes to keep up with the insatiable demand for wireless data.

Colo Bytes: vXchnge, Interxion, NYI, Viawest

Time for a quick rundown of news from the data center and colo biz from this week: … [visit site to read more]

Lumia 930 Now Available in Pakistan

Microsoft Devices Pakistan recently announced the availability of Lumia 930 across Pakistan. Lumia 930 is the flagship Lumia device which features the best of Microsoft and Lumia and runs on Windows Phone 8.1. Commenting on the availability...Show More Summary

Zayo Finds Some More UK Fiber to Buy

Zayo seems to have found some distressed fiber assets over in the northern UK to bring under its umbrella.  According to reports,  Geo Networks is acquiring what’s left of the network of Digital Region, an FTTP project in South Yorkshire.  Of course, Zayo purchased Geo just two months back. … [visit site to read more]

BlackBerry Introduces Siri-like Virtual Assistant

Artificial intelligence is a hot topic nowadays tech companies such as Apple, Google, are Microsoft are all experimenting with a new technology called ’deep learning’. This technology is the key to providing a seamless customer experience when using virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri, Android’s Google Now and Microsoft’s Cortana. But there is a new boy [...]

Ed Vaizey wins promotion in Ministerial reshuffle

Ed Vaizey has been promoted in this week’s Government reshuffle and becomes Minister for the Digital Industries. A bit more information here.

How signaling spikes affect networks: 3 real-world examples

By: Josee Loudiadis, Director of Network Intelligence, Alcatel-Lucent Data and signaling growth are usually good news for network operators, since growth often translates into higher revenues. But when growth is averaged over a month or quarter, the daily highs and lows of network activity are smoothed out. Show More Summary

Mobile Device Management: We Love You, Now Change

The definitions of an MDM solution are fuzzier than in other categories. Securing mobility and BYOD is a faster-moving target.

Allied Fiber, Coriant hold 1 Tbps super-channel trial on southeast Florida network

Allied Fiber, a dark fiber provider, is pushing the limits of its existing fiber by completing a 1 Tbps super-channel transmission trial over a 1,700 km ring connecting West Palm Beach to Jacksonville, Fla., using Coriant's FlexiGrid technology.

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