Telecom companies withhold political donations, targeting lawmakers who opposed election results

January 13, 2021

Category: Regulations

As the U.S. struggles to make sense of the violent events that unfolded last week in Washington D.C. when a mob, incited by President Trump, stormed the Capitol building while lawmakers sought to certify the election results, more and more […]

As Openreach rolls out fiber, EXFO lands monitoring deal

January 7, 2021

EXFO will supply optical test heads and test access switching for Openreach’s Full Fibre initiative in the U.K., under which the network provider has committed to building out millions of new fiber-to-the-premise locations to expand broadband access. In the short […]

IT Equipment Inventory: The Most Critical Pillar

December 30, 2020

A previous article I’ve written identifies “The 3 Pillars of Effective Communications Technology Management” as billing (1), contracts (2), and IT inventories (3). In two subsequent articles, I provided tips for billing and contract management. I saved IT inventories for […]

Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media, News

To map Earth’s wireless networks, Aurora Insights sends RF sensors to space

January 20, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

A SpaceX flight scheduled for Friday will carry dozens of small satellites into space, a “rideshare” launch with low-earth-orbit-bound equipment that will include one particular microsatellite that aims to map the global rollout of 5G networks, with a view from […]


Int’l Bytes: EdgeConneX, Oracle, Cologix, Telstra, Colt, Ciena

January 20, 2021

Via: Telecom Ramblings

EdgeConneX’s foray into Chile down in South America is going well enough to justify a new data center. The edge colocation provider has lined up Oracle Cloud as an anchor customer for SCL02, a new data center to be built […]

Networks & Systems

Microsoft Updates Teams for Frontline Workers

January 19, 2021

Via: No Jitter

Over the last couple of years, Microsoft has touted how its team collaboration platform, Microsoft Teams, can empower frontline workers. A slew of new features introduced last week adds to that storyline. The new features, outlined in a blog post, […]

News, Regulations

FCC: Don’t use radios to commit crimes

January 19, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

Here’s a timely reminder from your friendly neighborhood FCC: Don’t use ham or CB radios to communicate while you’re planning or committing a crime. Crimes like, say, violent insurrection. The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau issued the unusual warning on […]