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GTT Strikes Again, Acquires Telnes

Fresh off the closing of its acquisition of One Source Networks in October, GTT has made another M&A move. Yesterday after the markets closed, they announced the acquisition of Telnes Broadband.... [visit site to read more]

Verizon Is Interested in Acquiring Yahoo’s Assets, CEO Confirms

Speaking on CNBC’s Mad Money, Verizon CEO Lowel McAdam confirmed the carrier’s interest in acquiring at least some of Yahoo’s Internet assets, as it plans to move further into digital media. “We said on this show a month ago in December we would look at it. I think their board is being very responsible in […]

Dissension Brews in the Android World over Ad-Blockers

It seems there is some dissent in the Android world over the presence of ad blocking software, as Samsung’s decision last week to open up its mobile web browser to ad-blockers was met this week with Google’s decision to begin removing select ad-blockers from the Google Play store altogether. There’s an interesting dynamic at play […]

Proof that Mobile Payments Are Growing: A Super Bowl SNAFU

A mobile payment problem that occurred during the Super Bowl demonstrated significant usage.

NTT Takes Aim at Far East Latency

While the urgency of low latency in the financial world peaked some years ago, it's still a significant force and not just between New York and either Chicago or London.  Today Japan's NTT Communications took aim at a different route, that between the financial exchanges of Japan and Singapore.... [visit site to read more]

BroadSoft Acquires Transera, Invades the Contact Center

Early monday morning kicked off with an interesting bit of M&A in the cloud communications software arena. Broadsoft has announced the acquisition of privately held Transera, an upstart in the cloud contact center space.... [visit site to read more]

The Internet of Creepy Things

This article was authored by Stefan Hammond, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net. My colleague Tony Poulos documents the "IoST" (Internet of Silly Things) in his blog-posts. But as more consumer devices are connected to the IoT, it's gaining a new aura: the Internet of Creepy Things.... [visit site to read more]

BlackBerry to Lay Off 200 Employees in Canada and the US

BlackBerry will lay off 200 employees from its Waterloo headquarters and a manufacturing facility based in Florida, US. The cuts are part of the company’s turnaround plan plotted by CEO John Chen. The layoff is smaller than initially reported by Canadiantech blog MobileSyrup, whose sources had talked about the possibility of a major, 1000 job […]

UWatch – Stay Connected With Your Child

Ufone, Pakistan’s premier telecom operator, is primed to launch a first of its kind product that will bring parents some much needed peace of mind – the UWatch. UWatch keeps families connected in the way they want to be without the need to buy a young child a smartphone. Show More Summary

Is Wi-Fi in Danger?

Upcoming tests seek to predict whether Wi-Fi can survive cell companies’ using its frequency bands. (Like it says in that disclaimer over to the right, this post reflects the opinions of its author – not his law firm, its other lawyers, or its clients.) Wi-Fi may be one of the best ideas anybody ever had. … Continue Reading

Telecom Tickler 2016 – CPNI Certifications Due By March 1

It’s that time of year again – time for our annual reminder to most (but not necessarily all) telecommunications carriers and interconnected VoIP providers that your CPNI certifications are due by March 1, 2016. As described by the Enforcement Bureau, CPNI – Customer Proprietary Network Information to the uninitiated – includes “some of the most … Continue Reading

Friday Bytes: EarthLink, Zayo, Independents, IPC Systems

Here's a quick set of network quick-takes for this Friday morning.... [visit site to read more]

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