Today the “Guardain” devotes a full page to a profile of Sharon White who has just been announced as the new Chief Executive of Ofcom, starting in late March. You can read it here.
$115,000 consent decree for questionable “Special Reports” on Las Vegas TV station The fake news business appears to have been booming in 2009 – at least as far as we can tell from a couple of FCC enforcement actions. Last February we...Show More Summary
News this week included the Cromnibus, happy days for telecom in Cuba, ICANN and strong smartphone sales.
Verizon sent a letter to the FCC this week saying the government can't regulate the interconnection deals the company strikes with third-party content providers like Netflix.
Enterprises continue to be cautious about spending money on new services and network equipment with vendor revenues for the last four quarters declining, but by less than 1 percent on an annualized basis.
Windstream's proposed buildout of its new Kinetic IPTV service in Lincoln, Neb., is facing protest from local cable incumbent Time Warner Cable, which says the telco is getting a better franchise deal.
Verizon has implemented what it says is the first office application (FOA) of Ciena's 200G technology over about 200 miles on its long-haul production network between Boston and New York.
Google Fiber has delayed an announcement about where it will extend its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) data and video services until "early next year," according to various reports.
This morning Hibernia Networks is supplying an update on the new transatlantic cable it has been building, and adding a new landing station to it as well. The Express cable will now have a branch come ashore in southwestern Ireland, bringing direct connectivity to both the UK and the US to the city of Cork. … […]
Last month we reported on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) aimed at dragging the on-air contest rule (i.e., Section 73.1216) into the 21st Century. The NPRM has now made it into the Federal Register, which means that we now know the deadlines for filing comments and reply comments in response to the FCC’s proposal. Show More Summary
In a DCMS consultation of a mere three weeks, the Government threatened the mobile operators with mandated national roaming as the solution to mobile coverage. This stimulated the mobile operators to submit a counter-proposal. Now the Government has reached a deal with the four mobile networks to improve coverage across the UK. EE, O2, Three […]
The government has reiterated its commitment to bringing “more choice, lower prices and better service” to Canadians by unveiling its plans for next year: Ottawa will release an unprecedented amount of spectrum to telecom companies. It starts with the AWS-3 spectrum auction scheduled for March 3, 2015. In this specific case, Industry Minister James Moore [...]
As the name Blackberry Classic implies, the latest phone from the once great Canadian smartphone company is a retro throwback to better days and brighter times, when people loved the QWERTY keyboard and the world had just discovered fire (well maybe not that far back). But despite Blackberry’s desperation to recover the glory days of [...]
A tale of two cities – Washington and Bucharest – and two trademark battles It’s big news when a storied sports franchise loses its identity. And that’s what’s happened with a prominent professional football team in its nation’s capital, a team with which you’re all doubtless familiar: No, not the Washington, D.C. Show More Summary
AT&T has named Atlanta as the newest city that will be getting its fiber-to-the-business (FTTB) service as part of the fiber-ready building program under its Project VIP initiative.
There is room for a third player just behind the top two OSes from Apple and Google, and the year ahead will determine which OS it is.
Samsung recently launched its flagship phablet Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in a glitzy event in Lahore. Samsung Pakistan sent us a review device to try out and share our thoughts. Here are a few snaps of the flagship phablet and a condensed review. Show More Summary