Category: Regulations


Qualcomm samples 2 Gbps LTE modem

February 23, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

As Qualcomm reportedly prepares for a high-stakes meeting with hostile suitor Broadcom, the leading maker of smartphone modems is predicting 2 Gbps download speeds for smartphones this year. Qualcomm says it is sampling its eighth generation LTE modem, the Snapdragon […]

News, Regulations

Top telecom regulator faces internal probe: lawmaker

February 22, 2018


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, […]


Impact of Data Protection Legislation

February 14, 2018

Via: No Jitter

2018 will usher in a new era of data protection as the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25. How does this impact a business based in North America? The GDPR legislation took a […]


FCC commissioners remain divided on broadband progress report’s merits

February 6, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

The FCC determined in its 2018 Broadband Deployment Report that the overturning of the 2015 Title II order for net neutrality will help to enable large telcos and cable operators to make capital investments to enhance broadband availability, but overall, […]


California Issues Net Neutrality Challenge to FCC

February 2, 2018

Via: TelcoExchange Blog

In a recent CCMI webinar I stated that the worst possible outcome for Internet regulation for the country would be for each of the 50 states to legislate their own net neutrality rules in opposition to the FCC’s Internet Freedom Order, while […]

Networks & Systems, Regulations

Report: Trump administration considering nationalized 5G network build

January 29, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

Internal memo cites security as primary motivator for a government-owned 5G network, according to Axios; Pai opposes Based on a document the media outlet says was “produced by a senior National Security Council official,” Axios is reporting that the Trump […]


CenturyLink, Frontier, Windstream face narrow Q4 broadband losses

January 22, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

CenturyLink, Frontier and Windstream will be reporting their fourth-quarter 2017 earnings in the coming weeks and analysts are expecting narrow broadband losses for these providers as cable continues to expand their DOCSIS 3.1 footprints. Jefferies said in a research that […]


US lawmaker proposes ban on Huawei and ZTE

January 16, 2018

Via: Telecom Ramblings

A US congressman has introduced a new bill that would ban US government agencies from purchasing telecoms equipment, devices and services from Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE. Texas representative Mike Conaway has introduced the “Defending US Government Communications Act” into […]


Democratic senators invoke CRA to attempt reversal of FCC’s net neutrality decision

January 10, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

The FCC may have successfully overturned the current net neutrality rules during their December monthly meeting, but a call from one of the top Democrat senators to repeal the decision clearly suggests that the battle over this issue has just […]


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

December 6, 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 […]