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Category: Modern Media


Internet, Modern Media

Cincinnati Bell reaches 70% of Cincinnati’s homes, businesses with fiber

February 22, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Cincinnati Bell continues to make headway with its fiber network expansion, reaching 70% of the homes and businesses in greater Cincinnati. Leigh Fox, CEO and president of Cincinnati Bell, told investors during the telco’s fourth-quarter earnings call that its bet […]


Internet, Modern Media

AT&T to shed another legacy Ethernet service, cites low usage, next-gen alternative service growth

February 21, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

AT&T has asked the FCC for permission to shut down an additional Ethernet service due to what the telco says is low demand and growing adoption of next-gen alternative fiber-based services. Like its ILEC brethren Verizon, AT&T has been continually shedding […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Ericsson partners on ‘SuperTower’ for rural broadband

February 21, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

Ericsson is working Boston-based startup Altaeros to demonstrate a new “SuperTower” to help operators deploy LTE in hard-to-reach rural communities using tethered aerostats. Last year, the two companies partnered to deploy a multi-sector LTE base station on a SuperTower in […]


Internet, Modern Media

AT&T making the most out of copper infrastructure with G.fast

February 20, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

While the long-term movement in Tier 1 carrier networks is toward more and more fiber, many service providers maintain copper coaxial cable networks, which can be upgraded to provide increasingly fast broadband speeds. Particularly in the case of a multiple-dwelling […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Verizon claims first 5G NR call using licensed millimeter wave spectrum

February 13, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

4K video streaming 5G test used 28 GHz spectrum Earlier this month, inside a Nokia facility in Murray Hill, N.J., the network infrastructure vendor worked with Verizon and Qualcomm to complete what is being billed as the first over-the-air call […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media, News

AT&T forced to migrate copper to fiber in areas of fire-ravaged California

February 12, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

AT&T is going to replace copper wiring in parts of its California market damaged by fires due to drought conditions and high winds this past fall with fiber facilities. Major damage to public facilities was caused five counties of Northern […]


Modern Media, News, Worldwide equipment sales

Google Fiber taps former TWC executive Jain as CEO

February 8, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Google Fiber has named former Time Warner Cable Dinesh Jain to be the CEO of the company’s broadband-focused “Access” division, marking another rotation in its leadership revolving door. Prior to coming to Google Fiber, Dinesh served as the COO of […]


Modern Media, Worldwide equipment sales

Broadcom to Boost Fight For Qualcomm With New Bid

February 6, 2018

Via: Telecom Ramblings

According to reports over the weekend, Broadcom is raising the stakes in its efforts to acquire Qualcomm. They plan to take the wraps off of a new offer worth some $80-82, valuing the proposed deal at $120B. The saga began […]


Modern Media, Radio and television

Windstream extends DirecTV satellite, DirectTV Now across footprint to drive scale

February 5, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Windstream has expanded its relationship with AT&T to offer DirecTV satellite and DirecTV Now streaming across its entire service area to scale its video business and grow broadband subscribers. The DirecTV product offerings will complement Windstream’s Kinetic broadband service, and play […]


Internet, Modern Media

AT&T adds nearly 600K IP broadband customers as DSL base shrinks below 1M users

February 5, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

AT&T continues to make progress in luring more subscribers onto its IP-based copper and fiber-based broadband service lines as its traditional DSL base continues to shrink, a trend that continued into the fourth quarter. The service provider added nearly 600,000 […]