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FCC says its jurisdiction rules in pole pricing rift between Crown Castle and ComEd

July 16, 2019

Via: Wireless Estimator

Crown Castle Fiber accused Illinois utility Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) last month of breaking FCC rules by charging excessive pole attachment fees and denying the company access to hundreds of poles. ComEd filed a motion to dismiss both charges, arguing that […]


Networks & Systems

Cato Networks goes ‘Hands-Free’ for SD-WAN

July 16, 2019

Via: Fierce Telecom News

In an effort to better compete against telcos’ managed SD-WAN services, Cato Networks Tuesday took the wraps off of its Hands-Free Management offering. Hands-Free Management for Cato Cloud allows Cato’s enterprise customers to take a hands-off approach to their Cato […]


Regulations

Have FCC updates to small cell rules had an impact on deployment process?

July 15, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

In September last year, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission passed an order meant to make it easier for operators to deploy small cells and other wireless infrastructure by superseding state- and local-level regulations. The regulatory body, which passed the rule […]


News

IDC MarketScape Provides an Assessment of Worldwide Unified Communications and Collaboration Vendors for 2019

July 15, 2019

Via: Telecom Reseller

International Data Corporation (IDC) today published a new vendor assessment for 2019 featuring nine vendors in the worldwide unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) market. The IDC MarketScape report positions four vendors (Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft, and Mitel) as “Leaders” in the […]


Networks & Systems

Cable and wireless band together on key spectrum proposal

July 15, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Beatles may have given us the best advice to bringing more mid-band spectrum to deploy 5G services in their chart-topping song, “We Can Work It Out.” With enhanced focus on deploying next-generation technologies as soon as possible, it is […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

For fiber and small cells, Verizon follows an ‘integrated engineering process’

July 15, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

Verizon is currently offering mobile 5G in four markets–Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis and Providence–with plans to activate next-generation cellular in parts of the 30 cities by the end of the year. At the same time, Verizon is deploying fiber in more […]


News

Friday Bytes: Sparkle, Telefonica, DC BLOX

July 12, 2019

Via: Telecom Ramblings

Sparkle has shifted its presence in the African country of Djibouti to the Djibouti Data Center. That facility will now serve as the global internet backbone’s hub for expansion to eastern and southern Africa. Sparkle has been in Djibouti since […]


News

Uniti, Windstream Explore Swap Deal

July 12, 2019

Via: Telecom Ramblings

The latest development in the Windstream/Aurelius/Uniti saga is an interesting attempt to resolve things. Uniti and Windstream are apparently talking about a swap deal aimed at, you know, making everyone happy. If such talks were successful, Windstream would get a […]


Networks & Systems

Conversational AI Is Now

July 12, 2019

Via: No Jitter

An emerging technology, conversational artificial intelligence (AI), uses messaging apps, speech-based assistants (like advanced IVR) using natural language, and chatbots to automate communications and deliver personalized customer experiences. Chorus.ai, for example, offers a conversation intelligence platform that records, transcribes, and […]


News

Thursday Bytes: Dispersive Networks, Peerless Network, France-IX, INAP

July 11, 2019

Via: Telecom Ramblings

Dispersive Networks says that its DVN solution took part in a Special Operations Force Joint Innovation Battle Lab. Dispersive’s technology splits up encrypted traffic across multiple network paths, eliminating man-in-the-middle attack risks while supporting disparate network infrastructures. It’s a 2-week […]