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Internet, Modern Media

Uniti’s Wallace: Tier 2, Tier 3 market dark fiber, small cell activity is rising

November 16, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Uniti says dark fiber and managed service small cell backhaul requests from the nation’s largest wireless operators in the Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets it serves are growing. Uniti Fiber has continued to expand its fiber network through a […]


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Broadband Forum targets SD-WAN trend with vBG network specification

November 16, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom News

The Broadband Forum has published the distributed virtualized Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE) standard, aiming to provide network standards for the growing SD-WAN segment for businesses. The new standard, which is part of the organization’s effort to accelerate its work on […]


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Verizon’s fiber initiative drives Prysmian to invest $15M in North American operations

November 15, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Verizon’s plans to build out an expansive fiber network has driven Prysmian—one of the telco’s main suppliers—to initiate a $15 million expansion of its plant in Lexington County, South Carolina. This expansion will enable the company to make good on a […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

From trash bins to surgeries: moving towards 5G

November 15, 2017

Via: RCR Wireless News

The internet is a defining element of the twenty-first century as it forever changed the way we live, communicate, and get information. This is particularly true for wireless technology. Today, more than 99 percent of Americans have access to an LTE network, […]


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Underwater wireless optical communications system for streaming high quality, live video

November 15, 2017

Via: Phys.org

A flexible and cost-effective technology for streaming high-quality underwater video images has been developed by researchers at KAUST by improving the bandwidth to achieve better video quality. Oceans cover more than two-thirds of our planet and are a major source […]


Modern Media, Radio and television

J:COM chooses Ericsson for next-gen TV

November 15, 2017

Via: Broadcast Beat

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has been chosen by Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM), Japan’s largest cable system operator, to power its next generation TV service. J:COM has selected Ericsson’s award-winning MediaFirst TV Platform, to enable an enhanced, personalized multiscreen TV experience to its 3.7 […]


Networks & Systems

Vodafone plans to invest 2 billion Euros in gigabit networks

November 14, 2017

Via: RCR Wireless News

Vodafone has laid out plans to invest 2 billion Euros (around $2.39 billion) to boost gigabit networks in Germany. Vodafone estimated that the incremental capital expenditures, to be doled out between now and the end of 2021, will result in […]


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Qualcomm Doubles Down on Cellular Chips for Wireless Vehicle Communications

November 14, 2017

Via: Electronic Design

In wagering on sports there are opportunities where you might want to hedge your bet. If you are holding a parlay bet and all but one of your teams have won their contests, you might choose to place a new […]


Regulations

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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Verizon says FCC should avoid increasing broadband reporting requirements

November 13, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Verizon says that the FCC should not force wireline broadband operators to develop reports of availability under the census-block level because such requirements would be challenging to support. At issue is the FCC’s Form 477 data collection program. This program requires broadband […]