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BlackBerry to Cut New Phone Models to 1–2 Per Year

BlackBerry’s CEO says the company will reduce the number of phones it releases per year. Until now, we’ve seen four new BlackBerry phones every year, but Jack Chen says he has plans to release only one or two high-end devices to save costs and focus more on enterprise software services. “We make four phones a [...]

Complex Data Pricing Threatens to Alienate Consumers

Hounded by the threat of irrelevance wireless carriers have, for the most part, initiated an industry wide evolution, transitioning away from their traditional role as network service providers towards becoming more profitable content providers. But by expanding their products and services the wireless industry has been hit with an unforeseen issue, the increasing complexity of [...]

[Review] Huawei Ascend Y635

Un-boxing                             Huawei Ascend Y635 is packet in a small rectangle box which is hard enough to keep the Smartphone safe. Following Items were found on un-boxing. Huawei Ascend Y635 Data cable Charging plug Li-po 2000 mAh Battery (replaceable) Booklets Build and Design Ascend Y635 is a phone with a solid body and simple looks. Show More Summary

Tata Looks to Monetize Its Data Centers

According to an article on LiveMint, Tata Communications is shopping its data center assets.  They are said to be talkign with both private equity and strategic buyers to sell a 74% stake in the company's data center subsidiary, raising something in the neighborhood of $300M.  ... [visit site to read more]

AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon implement tools to battle robocalls

AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon are heeding requests from the FCC and a coalition of 45 state attorneys to develop methods to block automated telemarketing calls, otherwise known as robocalls, reports Bloomberg.

Cisco remains service providers' favorite router/switch vendor, says research firm

Cisco continues to be the service providers' top-choice core/edge router and carrier Ethernet switch vendor, according to a new IHS Infonetics report.

SESAC Suit Settled

Props to Bill Velez for striking a good deal for the radio industry! Bill Velez and the gang at the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) have struck again. Having targeted SESAC in an antitrust suit in 2012, they have now used the leverage of that suit to gain a settlement with SESAC that should prove … Continue Reading

AT&T’s DirecTV Acquisition is Likely to Happen

In tech news, AT&T's DirecTV deal is a go, Qualcomm announces layoffs, Apple sells 4.2 million watches and Cisco gets out of set-top business.

Cox lays challenge to AT&T's U-verse empire with 1 Gig rollout in Louisiana

Cox Communications is gearing up to bring its 1 Gbps G1GABLAST service to residential customers in Louisiana, setting another competitive challenge to AT&T, which has yet to target the state with its own FTTH service.

Verizon's CWA union members to release results of strike vote at upcoming rally

Verizon wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America union said they will reveal the results of the strike authorization votes taken over the last two weeks during a rally to be held on Saturday.

Juniper sees 2016 as growth year for security business, but journey will be bumpy

Juniper Networks is confident that security will be a key revenue driver in the next year for the company as more service providers and enterprise customers purchase its SRX platform and security software.

Sharon White’s first appearance before the Select Committee

Earlier this week, Sharon White – the new Chief Executive of Ofcom – had her first review of the regulator’s work before the Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee. You can view the hearing here.

How NFV Can Solve Forecasting Challenges for Network Providers

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Priya Natarajan, Senior Director of Software Marketing, Ciena Forecasting is inherently a challenge, but it’s absolutely critical in today’s business environment. For example, complicated sales funnels can shroud the view of how much revenue an organization will have to work with in the future, making sales forecasting tools like […]

Are Wearables the Key to the Mobile Payment Revolution?

While we’ve been waiting for several years for the arrival of the promised mobile payment revolution, for several months now wearables—particularly smart watches—have been increasingly touted as the platform that will finally change the way we make financial transactions. It should come as no surprise then that industry experts are now predicting that not only [...]

5G is About More than Speed

As the hype surrounding next generation 5G wireless technology continues to increase I’ve noticed that the vast majority of the discussions surrounding this next generation wireless technology tend to be about speed, as most of us simply want to know how much faster our videos will be processed. But it’s important to know that such [...]

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