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Outcome of Ofcom’s public service broadcasting review

Ofcom has today published the conclusions of its third review of public service TV broadcasting, the first review since 2008. The review examines how the BBC, ITV, STV, UTV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and S4C have fulfilled the purposes of public service broadcasting (PSB), and identifies options for how the system could be maintained and […]

Which should we use: DESI or Vaizey DESI?

The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI- apparently pronounced ‘daisey’) is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU member states in digital competitiveness. It has been prepared by the European Commission and enables each of the 28 Member States of the EU to compare itself […]

Introduction of major changes to telephone charging

Major changes to telephone charging come into effect across the UK today, under the banner UK Calling. The cost of calling ‘service numbers’ – beginning 084, 087, 09 and 118 – will now be made up of two parts, so that callers can see how much they are paying and where their money is going. […]

Shared Wi-Fi Access Points: The Limited Success of a Good Idea

Confronting the inefficiencies of Wi-Fi networks is one item that need to be smoothed out, and sharing APs seems like too good an idea to not be used.

Level 3 Makes an M&A Move

But no, not for Colt or any other fiber network asset -- at least today.  Level 3 announced today that it has acquired Black Lotus, in a move to further deepen its network security portfolio.... [visit site to read more]

Restoring Vitality to the AM Revitalization Effort

The radio industry has been waiting for the FCC to finally release its long-awaited AM revitalization order. However, much of the optimism that was felt when the AM revitalization proceeding was initiated years ago appears to be screeching to a halt. Within the world of AM revitalization, nothing appears to outshine the ever-increasing reliance upon … Continue Reading

Small Cells Fill the Gap in Mobile Network Infrastructure

By: Mae Kowalke, TMCnet ContributorThere will be 70 billion connected devices globally by 2020, according to a recent Alcatel-Lucent posting. That’s a lot of demand on operator networks. “We know that there’s a new market and new problem...Show More Summary

AT&T, competitors could benefit from Telmex's opening of its last mile network

Mexico telecom regulator Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones' (Ifetel) move to give competitors equal access to Telmex's last mile network to other providers could usher in a new era of competition from local providers and even AT&T, which is making a big push into the country via its pending DirecTV deal.

Broadband installers say accurate data improves the customer experience

As the saying goes, knowledge is power, and the same can be said when a technician is installing a broadband connection at a customer's location.

CenturyLink names Bobb as VP, global sales, for U.S. East region

CenturyLink has tapped company veteran Jason Bobb to be its new vice president, global sales, for the U.S. East region. In his new role, Bobb will be tasked with increasing the segment's market share and selling hybrid IT solutions to its largest business customers, which are shifting from legacy TDM to IP-based services.

GTT, AT&T sign IP network interconnection agreement

AT&T and GTT Communications have signed a long-term interconnection for their IP networks, marking the latest agreement the telco has made with a competitive carrier in the wake of the new net neutrality rules.

Level 3, Zayo fiber cuts in Northern Calif. come under FBI investigation

Fiber cuts that occurred on Level 3 and Zayo's fiber backbone networks in the San Francisco Bay area on Tuesday are now under investigation by the FBI. These latest fiber cuts, reports USA Today, are just one of 11 physical attacks that have taken place in the area's networks over the past year.

Masergy Takes NFV to Market

As I have expected, it is taking operators less time to dive into NFV than usual when it comes to new technologies. Yesterday, Masergy became the latest of the early adopters with an aggressive push to bring NFV-based services out of the lab and all the way to the enterprise market.... [visit site to […]

California Cable Cuts Draw In the FBI

According to various reports, the FBI has been brought in to investigate cable cuts in California.  Apparently, yesterday there were three cases of deliberately damaged cables starting before dawn in the San Francisco Bay area, striking routes operated by both Level 3 and Zayo.... [visit site to read more]

Telstra launches nationwide Wi-Fi network

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net. Australia's Telstra has commercially launched its nationwide Wi-Fi network, Telstra Air, and is now allowing broadband customers to join up to the service.... [visit site to read more]

Update: Remaining Revised Antenna Structure Rules Now In Effect

Nearly a year ago we reported on some regulatory weedwhacking that pruned some (but by no means all) of the things that tower owners need to worry about when it comes to the FCC’s Antenna Structure Regulations. Most of the revised rules took effect last October. As often happens, though, a couple were left in … Continue Reading

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