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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

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 […]


Networks & Systems

Windstream rebrands Enterprise, Wholesale divisions, focuses on customer evolution

February 23, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Windstream has launched a new brand for its enterprise and wholesale lines—Windstream Wholesale and Windstream Enterprise—reflecting the service provider’s desire to shed its image as just another small-town voice-centric telecommunications company. The service provider said the new brand strategy is […]


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, […]


Internet, Modern Media

Cincinnati Bell reaches 70% of Cincinnati’s homes, businesses with fiber

February 22, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Cincinnati Bell continues to make headway with its fiber network expansion, reaching 70% of the homes and businesses in greater Cincinnati. Leigh Fox, CEO and president of Cincinnati Bell, told investors during the telco’s fourth-quarter earnings call that its bet […]


Internet, Modern Media

AT&T to shed another legacy Ethernet service, cites low usage, next-gen alternative service growth

February 21, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

AT&T has asked the FCC for permission to shut down an additional Ethernet service due to what the telco says is low demand and growing adoption of next-gen alternative fiber-based services. Like its ILEC brethren Verizon, AT&T has been continually shedding […]


Networks & Systems

SK Telecom targets deal with Nokia, Cisco for expansion of 5G-PON

February 21, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

South Korean telecommunications firm SK Telecom announced plans to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nokia and Cisco aimed at expanding 5G-Passive Optical Network (5G-PON) technology globally.. The operator said the new agreement will be signed during the MWC […]


Networks & Systems

Verizon’s SD-WLAN leverages A.I. to provide network visibility

February 20, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

Verizon Enterprise Solutions recently deployed its Software-Defined Wireless Local Area Network (SD-WLAN), which provides visibility into both corporate wireless network operations and Bluetooth-enabled devices connected to the network. The company reports SD-WLAN enables network access and security configurations. What makes […]


Internet, Modern Media

AT&T making the most out of copper infrastructure with G.fast

February 20, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

While the long-term movement in Tier 1 carrier networks is toward more and more fiber, many service providers maintain copper coaxial cable networks, which can be upgraded to provide increasingly fast broadband speeds. Particularly in the case of a multiple-dwelling […]


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 […]