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Vodafone joins AT&T, Bell in ONAP Project, validates open standards commitment

November 14, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Vodafone has joined the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project as a Platinum member, giving credence to the growing software-based effort by providing its perspective as a major global service provider deploying SDN and NFV across its widespread network. Getting […]


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AT&T outlines plans for drone use

September 6, 2017

Via: RCR Wireless News

AT&T is already using unmanned aerial vehicles to survey and inspect cell towers, and now the carrier is investing in software to help drones autonomously repair tower equipment and carry radios to places where network traffic is heavy. Right now, […]


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Frontier faces allegations of overcharging West Virginia $4.7M in rural broadband project

August 28, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Frontier is facing accusations that the telco overcharged West Virginia $4.7 million in federal grant funds for a $126 million rural broadband expansion project via the FCC’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). According to the Office of Inspector General, AP […]


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AT&T East, CWA reach tentative agreement

June 7, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom News

AT&T and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 1’s bargaining team have reached a tentative agreement with AT&T East, covering nearly 200 workers in Connecticut. Similar to a new tentative agreement AT&T reached with AT&T West and DirecTV workers, […]


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AT&T reaches tentative agreement with CWA

June 6, 2017

Via: RCR Wireless News

AT&T has reached a tentative agreement on the terms of a new contract with the Communications Workers of America union. The agreement covers more than 17,000 workers working for AT&T’s Pacific Bell and Nevada Bell in California and Nevada, respectively. That number […]


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Will Sprint and T-Mobile merge?

May 30, 2017

Via: RCR Wireless News

The rumor mill is working hard. The question is, will Sprint and T-Mobile U.S. finally get together and merge? No one knows. Not even Sprint and T-Mobile. First, they have to decide yes or no. If yes, then the U.S. […]


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Apple, Nokia patch things up with patent agreement

May 24, 2017

Via: RCR Wireless News

Apple and Nokia have settled all lawsuits in their intellectual property disputes and agreed to a multi-year patent license. Most of the details were kept confidential, but the companies said that deal involved an undisclosed up-front cash payment from Apple […]


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CenturyLink/Level 3 say combined fiber density makes it a formidable SMB threat to cable

May 23, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom News

CenturyLink and Level 3 are confident that when they complete their multibillion-dollar merger later this year, the combined fiber network will enable the new company to more effectively compete against cable in the small to medium-sized business (SMB) market segment. […]


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Single structure towerco wins siting suit in Oklahoma Supreme Court

May 22, 2017

Via: Wireless Estimator

The owner of a successful Oklahoma tower and lighting maintenance company saw an opportunity to provide homeowners in a severely underserved area east of Muskogee with cell service – in some homes non-existent – and constructed a 250-foot self-supporting tower […]


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FCC vote kicks off a battle over regulation of the internet

May 19, 2017

Via: Phys.org

A federal agency voted to kick off the repeal of “net neutrality” rules designed to keep broadband providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from interfering with the internet. It’s the latest change that the Federal Communications Commission has made to […]