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APAC Roundup: Akamai, NTT, Pacnet, Huawei, Cisco

Here’s a quick rundown of news from the Asia-Pacific theater from this week, with four from China and one from Japan: … [visit site to read more]

AT&T Agrees $80 Million Compensation for Incorrect Charges

AT&T has agreed to pay $80 million to the Federal Trade Commission to provide refunds to consumers whom the carrier unlawfully billed for unauthorized third-party charges. The refunds are part of the $105 million settlement the carrier has signed with federal and state law enforcement officials. The full amount also includes $20 million in penalties [...]

How old should a child be to own a tablet computer?

Ofcom today published the Children and Parents Media Use and Attitudes Report 2014. The report shows one in three children aged 5-15 in the UK now has their own tablet computer, which has nearly doubled in a year (34%, up from 19%). Twice as many children are using a tablet to go online (42% versus […]

ShoreTel Sets Up Shop in India

For the past several years ShoreTel has quietly gone about establishing a firm global telecom footprint, providing cutting edge communication and mobility solutions tailored for a variety of customer groups, including specialized support for the healthcare industry. Show More Summary

BT trials prove potential for ultrafast broadband over copper

BT has unveiled the results of new field trials that show ‘ultrafast’ broadband – with combined downstream and upstream speeds of up to one Gigabit per second (1000 Mbps) – can be delivered via a mix of fibre and copper. Previously it was thought such speeds would require a dedicated business line or a fibre […]

Bad Times for Samsung May Not End Soon

If Samsung’s fate is as tied to its hardware sales as some suggest, its problems are significant and will be long term.

100G adoption drives up OTN switching, P-OTS markets 35%, says Infonetics

As more service providers deploy 100G optical across their networks, it is driving up optical transport network (OTN) and packet optical transport system (P-OTS) revenues for Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena and Infinera, the industry segment's key suppliers.

Report: Cisco's proposed reorganization could affect 25,000 routing, switching employees

Cisco's ongoing reorganization of its routing and switching business into two larger teams could affect up to 25,000 workers, reports Business Insider.

Integra serves up new dedicated 100G routes

Integra is making more use out of its 100G network migration by offering customers dedicated Express Routes for its optical wavelength service line.

TIA appoints ITS America president for new CEO role

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is retooling its top leadership by naming Scott F. Belcher to the newly created CEO position.

Competitive providers get creative in local permitting processes

Every service provider, whether it be a traditional ILEC or a competitive provider, continues to find that the largest challenges lie in dealing with state and local government agencies and gaining utility rights-of-way along existing aerial poles.

Colo Bytes: Sentinel, Telehouse, Vantage, SoftLayer

Here’s a quick rundown of some interesting data center news from this week. … [visit site to read more]

Cyan’s Blue Planet Gravity Reaches Juniper, Cisco

In the rapidly changing world of network operator SDN, broad support across the vendors whose gear powers complex hetereogeneous networks is a key goal. Today, Cyan’s Blue Planet revealed an important step in that direction by adding support for two of the most important of those vendors: Cisco and Juniper. … [visit site to read […]

UPN Expands Further in Nebraska

Following quickly on the heels of last week’s buildout plans over in Iowa, Yesterday Unite Private Networks announced another expansion on the other side of Missouri River. The midwestern fiber builder and operator plans to build out an additional 600 route miles of fiber in the southeastern part of Nebraska. … [visit site to read more]

Border-Region Canadian Customers May Be Wrongly Charged Roaming Fees, Warns Consumer Group

A consumer advocacy group has warned Canadians living near the border about the risk of accidental roaming charges due to interference from US carrier signals. As Bruce Cran, president of the Consumer’s Association of Canada pointed out, this is a national problem affecting every cellphone provider in the country. “You’ve got to be very vigilant [...]

This Isn’t Your Father’s Mitel Anymore

I don’t think its overstating things to say that Mitel may be one of the greatest Canadian telecom success stories in history, particularly when you contrast its recovery and revival with the fate of its now defunct cross-town rival Nortel Networks. It was less than a decade ago that Nortel stood as the bastion of [...]

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