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RMLC Seeks to Subject GMR to the Same Competitive Restraints Governing ASCAP’s, BMI’s, and SESAC’s Licensing Practices

We have previously written here, here, here, and here about the Radio Music License Committee’s (“RMLC’s”) successful attempt to impose on SESAC some of the same competitive restrictions that limit ASCAP’s and BMI’s ability to demand inflated license prices for publicly performing the musical compositions of their members. It was only a matter of time … Continue Reading

Robotic Process Automation, the Great Enabler

RPA is at an early stage. It's important in discussion of robotics and the possibility that it will lead to the elimination of huge numbers of jobs.

UNIFI Buys WIS

Today there was yet another M&A to add to the list of the month-long spurt of inorganic activity. This time it is in the arena of wholesale carrier voice, and to a lesser extent submarine cables. UNIFI Communications has acquired WIS Telecom from Orascom TMTI, which is of course controlled by the Egyptian tycoon Naguib […]

Industry Spotlight: Jerry De Martino—CEO Competitive Telecoms Group, Inc.

The last few weeks have seen a new wave of M&A in the telecom and internet infrastructure world.  But successful consolidation often comes down to putting the right people in the right places to get more out of the combined assets than others have been able to do.  Companies spend a lot of resources acquiring […]

For iOS More than Android, Failure Is an Option

Smartphone failure has been a focus since the Galaxy Note 7 began catching fire and forced a costly recall by Samsung; iOS may be more troublesome.

Network Bytes: Hibernia, AMS-IX, Hurricane Electric

A short week in the US is on tap, but plenty is going on internationally anyway.  Here are a few quick takes for the start of the week:... [visit site to read more]

DC Circuit Vacates FCC OTT VoIP Order on End Office Access Charges

A recent D.C. Circuit Court decision concerns access charges billed by over-the-top VoIP carriers. In 2015 the Commission issued a declaratory ruling (In re Connect America Fund, 30 FCC Rcd. 1587 (2015) regarding the classification of...Show More Summary

Taking Full Advantage of SD-WAN with Unified Service Assurance

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Chris Purdy, CTO, CENX With SD-WAN, it’s all about flexible, assured connectivity. Software-Defined Wide-Area Networks offer a long laundry list of benefits for both enterprises (that use them) and service providers (that offer them). Show More Summary

Australia to assign extra $14.3b to NBN project

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net. The Australian government has been forced to commit an extra A$19.5 billion ($14.3 billion) towards the construction of the National Broadband Network.... [visit site to read more]

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