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Vendor Bytes: Calix, BTI, Cisco, GENBAND, Broadsoft

This week has seen quite a bit of contract news from the vendors large and small beyond the Nokia/ALU mega deal, here's a quick survey:... [visit site to read more]

Planning communications campaigns in today’s digital and social media landscape

at800 is the organisation set up to mitigate the impact on digital terrestrial television of the use of 800 MHz spectrum for 4G mobile services – actually very much smaller than was anticipated. Over the last couple of years, i have had a lot to do with at800 because I sit of the Oversight Board […]

Videotron Announces Canada-Wide LTE Network Coverage, Starting May 13

Videotron has announced another major step toward improving customer experience: It is expanding its network coverage from coast to coast. Starting May 13, 2015 Videotron customers will have mobile coverage across the whole of Canada. The announcement comes less than a year after the carrier launched its LTE network, which supports theoretical download speeds of [...]

Net Neutrality Hit with Flood of Legal Challenges

Earlier this week the Federal Communications Commission’s rules for establishing a free and open Internet were published in the Federal Register, a move that pushes them one step closer to implementation. Unfortunately for the FCC, publishing Net Neutrality standards in the Register also means companies can officially start their legal challenges, and they certainly didn’t [...]

Verizon on Mobile Security Threats: Nothing to Worry About

The Verizon report should be met with some skepticism because painting a bright picture serves the carrier that makes its money from a safe network.

OSHA Eyeing Possible Tower Worker Safety Standards

Injuries, fatalities to tower workers prompt inquiry into possible regulation. Everyone in the communications industry must be concerned about the safety and well-being of the tower workers. Tower workers, quite literally, put their lives on the line to put up or keep up the towers that make communications possible. Show More Summary

Google Fiber says TV service is essential to compete in the broadband game

ORLANDO, Fla.--Google Fiber may have a tight focus on providing a symmetrical 1 Gbps broadband experience for the cities it has targeted for fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP), but the service provider knows that having a compelling TV offering is just as important.

Ethernet Access Device market growth to be driven by fiber deployments, says Infonetics

The Ethernet Access Device (EAD) market may have declined 3.5 percent to $925 million in 2014 due to ongoing declines in Ethernet over TDM bonded circuits (EoTDM), but Infonetics says that ongoing deployments of fiber to more buildings will help fuel future growth of fiber EADs.

Haier Ventures out in Handset Business in Pakistan

Ruba-SEZ Group announced its latest venture “Haier Mobile” on Thursday 9th April 2015 at Royal Palm Golf and Country club, Lahore. After establishing its name as one of the leading home appliances manufacturer in Pakistan, Haier Pakistan has decided to diversify in Mobile Phones market. Show More Summary

Nokia's $16.6B bid for Alcatel-Lucent puts company back into the wireline game

Nokia has made it official that it is going to purchase Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion, a deal that will immediately reestablish the European vendor's presence in the wireline space that it largely left behind in recent years to solely focus on wireless.

Global Capacity addresses growing cloud needs with fiber ring in Dallas

ORLANDO, Fla.--Global Capacity has responded to its Dallas customers' needs for more cloud connectivity options between data centers by lighting its own fiber ring in the city.

Wednesday Roundup: GTT, Level 3, EarthLink, Bandwidth

The return of a familiar face, a refinancing, and two new products to peruse as we move over the hump of this mid-April week:... [visit site to read more]

The Smoke Clears and Indeed, Nokia Will Buy Alcatel-Lucent

This week started with rumors out of Europe that Finland-based Nokia was talking about a buyout with Alcatel-Lucent, rumors that were soon confirmed by both companies. This morning they followed through and sealed the deal.... [visit site to read more]

Blue-collar and no-collar internet

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on I was talking with my friend who is building a startup to help employers and employees to find one other in Germany. It is, for example, for a bus driver, car mechanic or nurse.  Is it anything new, there are thousands of recruiting services […]

Ottawa Kicks Off 2500 MHz Spectrum Auction

Ottawa has kicked off the second wireless spectrum auction of the year. Following the AWS-3 spectrum auction which ended roughly a month ago, it was time for carriers to line up and start bidding on 2500 MHz airwave licences. The auction aims to serve a major scope of “more choice, lower prices, and better service in [...]

Verizon Study Finds the Focus on Mobile Security Unwarranted at the Moment

Despite what we’ve been hearing of late regarding the persistent threat to enterprise mobile security from the BYOD movement, from malware, or from cyber-criminals, Verizon has some counterintuitive paradigm altering news for us: mobile cyberattacks are relatively rare, short-lived, and generally benign. Show More Summary

Millions of pounds wasted paying for mobiles people already own

The consumer  watchdog Which? has today issued the following media release: “New research for our Unlock Better Mobile Deals campaign shows that consumers collectively waste £355 million a year shelling out for handsets they’ve paid off. We found nearly half of people (46%) who came to the end of their mobile contract did not switch […]

Sprint's Draper: Access to competitive wholesale backhaul will drive wireless network growth, services

ORLANDO, Fla.--Sprint may be in the midst of aggressively expanding its wireless network with plans to potentially deploy 20,000 cell sites and repurposing existing sites, but all of those efforts will require a robust backhaul network that today in some markets is often limited to just a few wireline operators.

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