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EarthLink Hits Acquisition Trail, Buys Boston Retail Partners

After a year of retrenching and refocusing on its core businesses, EarthLink has returned to the M&A arena with a small summer deal.  The service provider has bought Boston Retail Partners, a management consulting firm that specializes in the retail vertical.... [visit site to read more]

AT&T Adds FTTB Depth, Offers a Few Datapoints

AT&T is putting more resources into its Business Fiber division.  According to a series of PRs yesterday, the company has expanded its potential fiber reach to as many as one million businesses nationwide.  They are also extending next generation voice and UC solutions along that fiber to their business customers along the 1Gbps connections they […]

Rumors of a Comcast Purchase of Level 3 Bubble to the Surface

Yesterday, Level 3 stock surged a few dollars on the backs of a bit of good old fashioned rumor and speculation.  Benzinga reported to its users that Level 3 is considering strategic options that range from a stock buyback to a sale of the company.  Follow-on reports quickly brought in the suggestion of an eventual buyout […]

Software-Defined Networks Just Want to Get Along

The UNH-IOL and a couple of vendors have taken steps to ease the transition to SDN technology.

Ordering Food Online Is Now Cheaper Than Dining Out

Pakistan’s leading mobile and online food ordering platform foodpanda.pk has launched a one month campaign which caters to customers from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Rawalpindi with flat 20% off and no delivery fees on 500+ restaurants. Show More Summary

UNH-IOL Launches an SDN Consortium

The world of software-defined networking got a new consortium today up in northern New England.  The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory has kicked off the effort in order to help vendors and network operators work together to solve the problems that will inevitably arise with the coming deployments of both SDN and NFV.... […]

TelePacific Makes Another National Step Forward

TelePacific has made another move onto the national stage, expanding out from its regional roots via organic means this time.  The competitive service provider has rolled out advanced Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) capabilities in a pilot project  in a collection of states around the country.  ... [visit site to read more]

The Internet of Things and consumers – report back from OECD meeting

My colleague Claire Milne recently attended an OECD conference in Mexico where the Internet of Things (Iot) was discussed and she has given CommsWatch this short report on the event: I’d like to share some of the main points on IoT from the OECD Ministerial conference that I attended as a civil society representative (through […]

Companies Are Working Hard to Make the IoT Less Scary

Many announcements have been made recently in regard to the IoT and security, suggesting that the industry working hard to put people’s fears to rest.

ICSTIS -> PhonepayPlus -> Phone-paid Services Authority

Originally the body which regulates premium rate phone-paid services in the UK had the less than snappy name the Independent Committee for the Supervision of Standards of Telephone Information Services (ICSTIS). In 2008, the organisation was renamed PhonepayPlus. In February, the organisation announced its intention to change its name again Drum-roll. After five months of […]

EWW, SSA, SSW: New EAS Event Codes Added

While supporting the decision, Commissioner O’Rielly criticizes FCC’s “cost/benefit” analysis In what four out of five FCC Commissioners seem to view as a no-brainer, the Emergency Alert System just got three more event codes and two slightly-revised geographic location codes. Show More Summary

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