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FirstNet’s buildout strains resources of qualified infrastructure workers

February 23, 2018

Via: Wireless Estimator

According to Wireless Estimator’s hiring trend data, infrastructure hiring has bounced back to ambitious and overwhelming 2013 LTE buildout levels when Verizon was racing away with its LTE expansion and AT&T was ramping up for its own 4G LTE Roll-out […]


News, Regulations

Top telecom regulator faces internal probe: lawmaker

February 22, 2018

Via: Phys.org

The top US telecom regulator is the object of an internal watchdog probe into the handling of rule changes that benefitted a politically sensitive merger of two major broadcast operators, a lawmaker said Thursday. A spokesman for Representative Frank Pallone, […]


News

Aircel’s bankruptcy will cut into American Tower’s revenues

February 20, 2018

Via: Wireless Estimator

India-based carrier Aircel will file for bankruptcy, according to a report in The Economic Times. The telco, which has a debt of $184 million, has dissolved its board of directors. Aircel, owned by Malaysian company Maxis, has been in debt since its failed merger […]


News

Frontier sets phased SD-WAN rollout, focuses on driving business

February 12, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Frontier admits that while it trails its larger telco counterparts CenturyLink and Verizon on the SD-WAN front, that will enable it to learn from past issues others have faced in rolling it out to businesses. What will perhaps make Frontier’s […]


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 […]


Networks & Systems, News

AT&T to replace Hurricane Irma-damaged copper in Florida with fiber

February 8, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

AT&T is going to migrate its copper facilities in the Florida Keys due to severe damage caused by last September’s Hurricane Irma to a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network infrastructure. Severe flooding due to the hurricane destroyed several facilities, including buildings, utility […]


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 […]


News

CenturyLink challenges cable with small business-focused call center in Louisiana

February 5, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

CenturyLink is opening a new outbound sales center in Monroe, Louisiana, where 150 employees will focus on selling services and supporting small business customers to more effectively battle cable’s encroachment into the business sector. CenturyLink said the new center, located […]


News

AT&T hits 400K business buildings with fiber, increases near-net footprint

February 1, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

AT&T aggressive fiber expansion effort to businesses continues to bear fruit as the service provider now reaches nearly 400,000 business buildings with its own lit fiber facilities. Because of AT&T’s aggressive build out, the service provider now covers over 1.8 […]


News

Corning ramps production to meet Verizon, other large customers’ fiber demands

January 31, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Corning is enhancing its fiber manufacturing facilities to meet ongoing demands from its key customers following a surge in fourth-quarter and 2017 sales from its large service provider customers. Verizon last April signed a $1.1 billion, three-year fiber and hardware […]