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Profile of Ofcom’s new CEO Sharon White

Today the “Guardain” devotes a full page to a profile of Sharon White who has just been announced as the new Chief Executive of Ofcom, starting in late March. You can read it here.

Sponsorship ID Police Strike Again

$115,000 consent decree for questionable “Special Reports” on Las Vegas TV station The fake news business appears to have been booming in 2009 – at least as far as we can tell from a couple of FCC enforcement actions. Last February we...Show More Summary

Carriers, Vendors to Spend Quality Time in Cuba

News this week included the Cromnibus, happy days for telecom in Cuba, ICANN and strong smartphone sales.

Verizon says net neutrality should not touch interconnection arrangements

Verizon sent a letter to the FCC this week saying the government can't regulate the interconnection deals the company strikes with third-party content providers like Netflix.

Synergy: Enterprise network infrastructure revenue remains, but varies by segment

Enterprises continue to be cautious about spending money on new services and network equipment with vendor revenues for the last four quarters declining, but by less than 1 percent on an annualized basis.

Time Warner Cable contends Lincoln, Neb., franchise deal gives Windstream preferential treatment

Windstream's proposed buildout of its new Kinetic IPTV service in Lincoln, Neb., is facing protest from local cable incumbent Time Warner Cable, which says the telco is getting a better franchise deal.

Verizon lights 200G on part of its long-haul network

Verizon has implemented what it says is the first office application (FOA) of Ciena's 200G technology over about 200 miles on its long-haul production network between Boston and New York.

Google Fiber puts 1 Gig network expansion decision on hold

Google Fiber has delayed an announcement about where it will extend its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) data and video services until "early next year," according to various reports.

Cork Hops On the Hibernia Express

This morning Hibernia Networks is supplying an update on the new transatlantic cable it has been building, and adding a new landing station to it as well. The Express cable will now have a branch come ashore in southwestern Ireland, bringing direct connectivity to both the UK and the US to the city of Cork. … […]

Update: Comment Deadlines Set in Contest Rule Proceeding

Last month we reported on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) aimed at dragging the on-air contest rule (i.e., Section 73.1216) into the 21st Century. The NPRM has now made it into the Federal Register, which means that we now know the deadlines for filing comments and reply comments in response to the FCC’s proposal. Show More Summary

Mobile firms agree coverage deal

In a DCMS consultation of a mere three weeks, the Government threatened the mobile operators with mandated national roaming as the solution to mobile coverage. This stimulated the mobile operators to submit a counter-proposal. Now the Government has reached a deal with the four mobile networks to improve coverage across the UK. EE, O2, Three […]

Wind Mobile Hails Ottawa’s Move to Release More Spectrum to Foster Competition

The government has reiterated its commitment to bringing “more choice, lower prices and better service” to Canadians by unveiling its plans for next year: Ottawa will release an unprecedented amount of spectrum to telecom companies. It starts with the AWS-3 spectrum auction scheduled for March 3, 2015. In this specific case, Industry Minister James Moore [...]

The Blackberry Classic: Function over Flash for Enterprise Clients

As the name Blackberry Classic implies, the latest phone from the once great Canadian smartphone company is a retro throwback to better days and brighter times, when people loved the QWERTY keyboard and the world had just discovered fire (well maybe not that far back). But despite Blackberry’s desperation to recover the glory days of [...]

Professional Football Team in Nation's Capital Loses Name, Logo, Colors

A tale of two cities – Washington and Bucharest – and two trademark battles It’s big news when a storied sports franchise loses its identity. And that’s what’s happened with a prominent professional football team in its nation’s capital, a team with which you’re all doubtless familiar: No, not the Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

AT&T brings 1 Gbps business service to Atlanta, faces off with Comcast Business, Level 3

AT&T has named Atlanta as the newest city that will be getting its fiber-to-the-business (FTTB) service as part of the fiber-ready building program under its Project VIP initiative.

In the Mobile OS Battle, Microsoft and BlackBerry Vie for Third

There is room for a third player just behind the top two OSes from Apple and Google, and the year ahead will determine which OS it is.

[First Look] Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – The Flagship Phablet

Samsung recently launched its flagship phablet Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in a glitzy event in Lahore. Samsung Pakistan sent us a review device to try out and share our thoughts. Here are a few snaps of the flagship phablet and a condensed review. Show More Summary

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