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AWS-3 Spectrum Bids Surpass $16.4 Billion

After 15 rounds, the AWS-3 spectrum auction has netted $16.4 billion in bids, meaning that the most valuable spectrum licences have met the reserve price the FCC set ahead of the auction. The most fierce competition continues to be around licences in the New York City metropolitan area, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and [...]

‘Miraculous’ Cleantech Changes Water into Fuel

As the world awakens to the reality that fossil fuels won’t be able to sustain our current consumption rates for very long we’ve already seen a number of automakers delving into various cleantech options, whether its Tesla Motors’ innovative electric cars to Toyota’s new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, Mirai. But the reality is that such [...]

Mobilink To Provide Free Twitter Access

Mobilink has entered into a partnership with Twitter, which is the world’s leading platform for live public, conversations, to accelerate Internet usage in Pakistan and enable users to share ideas & information instantly. The partnership...Show More Summary

Zameen Property Expo Held in Lahore organized Zameen Property Expo in Expo Centre Lahore from 15-16 November, 2014. The event was inaugurated by renowned Architect Nayyar Ali Dada. It event gathered a lot of visitors interested to gain knowledge about investment opportunities in the property sector as well as new schemes being launched. Show More Summary

Huawei Signs Humaima Malik As Brand Ambassador

November 15 – Humaima Malik was unveiled as brand ambassador of Huawei Pakistan in a glitzy event held in Royal Palm Lahore. Humaima Malik recently appeared in a Bollywood movie with Imran Hashmi, she made her film debut in Shoaib Mansoor’s Bol which was indeed a great film. Show More Summary

Zong Super 3G coverage across the Motorway

Zong, Pakistan’s first and only 3G & 4G telecom network has now become the first to offer Zong Super 3G services across the country’s motorway. The popularity of Zong Super 3G services can be gauged from the fact that it recently became the first telecom network to acquire a million 3G subscribers in Pakistan. Show More Summary

Acting CEO for Ofcom announced

This week the Board of Ofcom announced that Steve Unger will step up as acting Chief Executive at the end of the year. Steve is currently Director of the Strategy, International, Technology and Economist Group at Ofcom. He will step up as interim Chief Executive when Ed Richards stands down at the end of December. […]

Renewal of analogue commercial radio licences (2)

In an earlier posting, I explained that a DCMS consultation is seeking views on whether the Government should make provision to allow analogue radio licences to be renewed for a further period, and if so, what the length of this period should be. In the consultation document, it states: “In order to help inform a […]

Renewal of analogue commercial radio licences (1)

The Digital Economy Act 2010 included new powers enabling Ofcom to renew the licences of national and local commercial FM and AM radio stations which were due to expire after 8 April 2010 for a period of seven years. The purpose of these powers was to give commercial radio further incentive to commit to the […]

Vodafone to enter residential TV and broadband market

Vodafone has announced that it will launch TV and broadband services from spring 2015, following in the footsteps of EE, TalkTalk and Virgin. Chief Executive Vittorio Colao said that the company would use its own 21,000km fibre optic ‘backbone’ network, acquired for £1bn with Cable & Wireless two years ago, along with BT’s Openreach network. […]

The Battle over Law Enforcement and Cell Data

Technology exists today that can make us much safer. But, if it is used to its fullest extent, our rights may be curtailed and our privacy violated.

Summit IG sees opportunities in Virginia with new 170-mile dark fiber network

Summit IG has become the latest service provider to make a name for itself in the burgeoning dark fiber market with the completion of a 170-mile regional long-haul dark fiber network connecting the greater Richmond, Va., area.

Verizon enhances cloud purchasing experience with new marketplace

Verizon is looking to help make the cloud purchasing process easier for its business customers with its Verizon Cloud Marketplace.

AT&T, Cisco serve up new cloud-based conferencing tool for business customers

AT&T and vendor partner Cisco have developed a new collaboration tool that they say lets business customers immediately activate a conference with voice, video and content sharing over any Internet-enabled device, whether it is a smart phone, tablet or traditional desktop computer.

Cisco's service provider routing market share rebounds with APAC, EMEA growth, says Synergy

Cisco may have seen its hold on the routing market slip in recent years, but according to Synergy Research Group, the vendor saw its share of service provider router and carrier Ethernet market improve due to strong performance in the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions in the third quarter of 2014.

New Zealand's UFB network boasts 55,000 users, ups build target to 80%

New Zealand's ultra-fast broadband (UFB) fiber network service is now being used by over 10 percent of the country's households where the services are available.

Midcontinent plans to extend 1-Gig service to 3 Midwest states

Midcontinent Communications, a regional cable operator based in the Midwest, has become the latest service provider to enter the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) game, with plans to offer the service in various communities in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota.

Industry Spotlight: Level 3’s Jack Waters on Integration and Beyond

One of the biggest deals in internet infrastructure this year was the combination of Level 3 and tw telecom, which just closed a couple weeks ago.  Both companies had strong momentum in the enterprise markets, and once integrated the combined network and on-net building footprints will be quite formidable by any measure.  The key, therefore, is to […]

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