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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

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 […]


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 […]


Regulations

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, […]


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 […]


Networks & Systems

Service assurance, test and measurement for gigabit LTE

January 24, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

The rapid adoption of gigabit LTE on the path to 5G is one of several mega-trends shaping the way carriers plan, deploy, monitor and manage networks. The telecom industry is undergoing major transitions including the move from physical to hybrid […]


Internet, Modern Media

Reaching rural America with broadband internet service

January 17, 2018

Via: Phys.org

All across the U.S., rural communities’ residents are being left out of modern society and the 21st century economy. I’ve traveled to Kansas, Maine, Texas and other states studying internet access and use – and I hear all the time […]


News

What the FCC rollback of ‘net neutrality’ means to you

January 10, 2018

Via: Phys.org

Now that the federal government has rolled back the internet protections it put in place two years ago, the big question is: What does the repeal of “net neutrality’ rules mean to you? In the short term, the answer is simple: Not […]


News

Avaya exits bankruptcy protection after completing restructuring plan

January 10, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Avaya has completed its debt restructuring process and has emerged from Chapter 11 less than a year after filing for bankruptcy protection. The company said in a statement that it has reduced its prior debt load by about $3 billion […]


Regulations

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 […]