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BCE takes Bell Aliant subsidiary private, plans to continue fiber-based broadband push

BCE, the parent company of Bell Canada, is going to privatize its Atlantic Canada affiliate Bell Aliant by acquiring the interest of its public minority shareholders while supporting its FibreOP fiber to the home (FTTH) broadband growth initiatives.

AT&T invites Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu into its user-defined cloud program

AT&T is enhancing its growing cloud services ambitions by adding Alcatel-Lucent and Fujitsu to its User-Defined Network Cloud program it initially launched in February.

Canadian government allocates $284M to bring broadband to rural areas

The Canadian government is moving to bridge the broadband divide with a pledge to bring up to 5 Mbps download speeds to an additional 280,000 households that either have no access or can only get dial-up service.

Level 3 lays out its management structure after tw telecom acquisition closes

Level 3 Communications has put together the pieces of what will be the new management team once it closes its pending $5.7 billion acquisition of tw telecom later this year. The new team will include a collection of executives from both Level 3 and tw telecom.

Looking for a Way Around a Statute of Limitations?

Video Division forfeiture order shows flexibility, but not necessarily in a good way One thing you can say about the FCC: If they think they’ve caught a licensee in a violation, they can be persistent in their efforts to impose penalties for that violation. Show More Summary

Homeland Security Taps Level 3

Level 3?s federal team has landed a high profile Network-as-a-Service contract.  The Department of Homeland Security has awarded them a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract for LAN managed services under WITS-3 in the National Capital Region.  … [visit site to read more]

Juniper revenue up 7% to $1.2B, but service provider delays could impact second-half results

Juniper Networks reported that a new wave of service provider spending drove up the vendor's second-quarter 2014 revenue 7 percent year-over-year to $1.23 billion, up from $1.2 billion in the same period a year ago.

Juniper Sells Pulse,

In their Q2 report yesterday after the markets closed, Juniper Networks posted pretty solid numbers. Unfortunately, the ones they forecast for Q3 were not up to expectations and the stock is down 6% in premarket trading.  Meanwhile they forged ahead with their streamlining plan with the sale of Junos Pulse. … [visit site to read more]

iPhone Sales Surge and iPad Sales Drop for the Second Consecutive Quarter

Apple sold 35.2 million iPhones in the quarter ending June 28, beating Wall Street analyst estimations. The third fiscal quarter usually means low sales, since consumers tend to hold off for the next-generation iDevice, due in just a couple of months. iPhone sales were up 12.7% compared to the same quarter last year, driven by [...]

The True Cost of Facebook and other Free Online Services

It’s really no surprise to hear that big Internet companies, particularly those named Google and Facebook, play fast and loose with users’ information, as privacy scandals have seemingly become the norm for these firms over the past few years. So perhaps that might explain why when news broke earlier this month that Facebook has been [...]

BBC building out national DAB coverage

The BBC is continuing the buildout of their national DAB network to go from 94% to 97% coverage. The BBC is targeting completion by the end of 2015 and 20 new digital transmitters have already been built this year, meaning the network has now reached 250. The BBC is planning to add a further 60 […]

Wednesday Roundup: Global Capacity, Birch, Merit, tw telecom

Here’s a quick mid-week roundup of some interesting news items from this week: … [visit site to read more]

Researcher, Chinese Broadcaster: Is Apple Up to Something?

Claims that iOS has secret backdoors were made at the Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE/X) conference this week in New York.

The Internet of Things Demands a New Storage Approach

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Stefan Bernbo, CEO and founder of Compuverde.  The Internet of Things (IoT), an ever-expanding web of connections generating unprecedented volumes of data, holds promise as well as challenges for the telecom industry. Show More Summary

Time Warner Cable answers Los Angeles' call for Gigabit broadband

Time Warner Cable may be one of the holdouts in the 1 Gbps fiber-based broadband game, but the cable MSO may finally be making its move in Los Angeles by responding to a request for information (RFI) put out by the city for ultra broadband service.

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