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Undersea Bytes: SEA-ME-WE-5, Hawaiki, AAE-1

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Update: Last Piece of AM Revitalization Puzzle Now in Place

As we reported just a couple of weeks ago, the last element of the AM Revitalization rulemaking that had not yet taken effect was Section 73.1560 (along with the related Form 338, a/k/a the AM Station Modulation Dependent Carrier Level (MDCL) Notification Form), which still awaited OMB approval. No longer. The FCC has announced that … Continue Reading

Sugar Mobile Launches Wireless Plans for as Low as $19/Mo

Sugar Mobile may be the only option for Canadian customers looking for affordable wireless plans. The carrier offers plans for as little as $19 per month in a market which has recently seen its major players raise their monthly bills by $5. Analysts say that if Sugar Mobile is successful in convincing Canadians to join […]

T-Mobile’s “Binge On” Violates Net Neutrality, Stanford Study Finds

T-Mobile’s Binge On program is “likely illegal” according to the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order of 2015, Stanford Professor Barbara van Schewick, a “Net Neutrality expert”, argued in a 51-page document (PDF) submitted to the FCC this week. Show More Summary

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Synoptek Buys EarthLink’s IT Services Division

EarthLink made a move this afternoon to streamline its business, selling off its IT division to Synoptek.  The deal more than doubles Synoptek's size straight off the bat, bringing in 1,700 IT services customers to join their existing 400+ worldwide.  It gives them a deeper network footprint, particularly on the east coast of the US, […]

LTE-U: Peace in Our Time?

The disagreement between the Wi-Fi and LTE forces isn’t about whether the cellular companies can use LTE-U. They have as much right as anyone.

Ofcom’s new Consumer Group Director

Following the end of year departure from Ofcom by Claudio Pollack, two new appointments are being made to cover his work. The first of these was announced today: Lindsey Fussell as its new Consumer Group Director. She joins Ofcom from HM Treasury, where she is Director of Public Services. She will be leading Ofcom’s work on […]

The Impact of Major Telcos Shedding Their Data Centers

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang As 2016 just kicked in, the news swirled that Verizon Communications may start to sell off their data centers for billions of cash in return. While such news is not really a surprise, since other major telcos like AT&T, CenturyLink, and Windstream have already done or considered […]

Corporates, startups and innovation

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on Everyone wants to work with startups and accelerate disruptive ideas nowadays. Corporates have also realized, they are not fast enough to develop new models and react to external changes with their old operating models. That’s why they want to... [visit site to […]

Sprint Confirms Network Upgrades and Cost-Saving Strategy

As paradoxical as it may seem, there were rumours earlier this month that Sprint was not only planning to expand its network by adding new cellular infrastructure across the country, but to actually do it as part of a cost-savings plan, rumours that Sprint has now made official. The key part of Sprint’s ongoing network improvement […]

Bell Deploys Nokia’s XRS to Support Terabit-Speed Metro Network

Canada’s third-largest telecom operator has announced that it has deployed Nokia’s most powerful IP core network router, the 7950 XRS (Extensible Routing System), to support spiking demand for digital content across its wireline and wireless networks. The deal was won by Alcatel-Lucent, now a subsidiary of Nokia, following the acquisition of the company. The 7950 […]

The great work of the Tinder Foundation and the online centres network

For four years now, I have been a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Tinder Foundation (previously the Online Centres Foundation), which co-ordinates the work of 3,800 online training centres in England. I think it is useful for me, from time to time, to visit an actual centre and see the work at the […]

“Local” No More: Radio, Cable, Satellite All Moving their (Previously) Local Public Inspection Files to the Internet

Concluding a proceeding begun a mere 18 months ago, the Commission has extended its online public file requirement well beyond the broadcast TV industry. To no one’s real surprise, the FCC has decided to expand its online public inspection file requirement – first imposed on television broadcasters in 2012 – to include radio broadcasters, cable … Continue Reading

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