Survey: App Adopters See Faster Revenue Growth Than Non-Adopters

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Revenue of businesses that are “leaders” in terms of making good use of software and application development are growing more than twice as fast as those considered “laggards,” according to a global study commissioned by software developer CA Technologies. Analyzing results of a survey of 1,450 senior business leaders across 13 countries, CA Technologies found...Learn More

Ovum: Global LTE Subscriptions Reach 250 Million

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The number of LTE mobile broadband subscriptions worldwide reached the 250-million milestone in 1Q 2014, according to an update from Ovum’s World Cellular Data Metrics. The U.S. is the world’s largest LTE market, according to the latest data, with Verizon Wireless and AT&T – the two leading U.S. carriers – accounting for 35 percent of...Learn More

Report, Stakeholders Tout Gigabit Economic Benefits

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Communities that have had wide availability of gigabit service since 2011 or earlier have a one percent higher gross domestic product (GDP) than similar size communities that have little or no gigabit service available, according to a report from consulting firm Analysis Group. Although that number might sound low, “it turns into billions of dollars...Learn More

Will New AT&T Business Fiber Push Help Clarify Google Fiber Business Services Plans?

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AT&T announced today a renewed focus on business class services with AT&T Business Fiber, which will use fiber-to-the-building technology to offer symmetrical broadband speeds of 25 Mbps to 300 Mbps. Eventually, AT&T Business Fiber will offer speeds of up to 1 Gbps. AT&T Business Fiber is under the umbrella of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP, which...Learn More

Google/ liNKCity Deal Helped Support Free Gigabit for North Kansas City

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A plan to offer free gigabit service over the liNKCity network in North Kansas City might never have come to pass were it not for Google Fiber – even though Google has no involvement in ownership or operation of the network. North Kansas City’s city council earlier this month approved a plan for data center...Learn More

TDG: TV Everywhere Adoption Not Hampered by Authentication

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Just 7 percent of TV Everywhere (TVE) subscribers think of the authentication process as negative. Less than 1 percent think such processes are “very difficult,” according to new market research from TDG (The Diffusion Group). The findings run contrary to industry leaders’ assertions that authentication processes are cumbersome “and an obstacle to expanding TVE use,”...Learn More

Atlantic Broadband Gigabit Service Launched

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Another cable company has joined the gigabit network club. Atlantic Broadband said today that it has begun delivering gigabit service in parts of its Miami serving area. Atlantic Broadband’s gigabit offering initially is available to residents of Indian Creek Village, but the cableco said it is currently evaluating expansion opportunities. Indian Creek was a greenfield...Learn More

IDC Studies B2B Purchase Decisions and Social Media

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Three-quarters of business-to-business (B2B) buyers and 84 percent of C-level/vice president executives use social media to support purchase decisions, according to market research from IDC. According to the the global study, B2B buyers most actively using social media to support purchase decision-making were more senior and had 84 percent bigger budgets. They also made 61...Learn More

ViaWest/ Consolidated Deal Supports Consolidated Dallas Business Push

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Consolidated Communications has reached a partnership agreement with data center operator ViaWest to resell services delivered from a ViaWest data center in Dallas. The move represents another element of Consolidated’s push into the Dallas business market begun last year. “We continue to see demand grow for enterprise quality data center space from our customers,” said...Learn More

FCC: E-Rate Reforms Could Bring Wi-Fi to Every Student in Five Years

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The FCC estimates that 10.5 million students per year could gain Internet connectivity inside their schools if the commission moves ahead with E-Rate reforms outlined in July. Within five years, all U.S. schools would have internal Internet connectivity, the FCC says. The E-Rate program is an element of the Universal Service program administered by the...Learn More

Ooyala: Mobile Video Viewership Up 127% in One Year

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The proliferation of small mobile screens and accelerating deployment of the latest generation mobile broadband networks continue to drive mobile video viewership higher and higher. Mobile video viewership more than doubled in the past year and now represents over 25 percent of all online viewing, according to Ooyala’s Q2 Global Video Index Report. Over the...Learn More

Windstream CFO Offers Rural Telecom Providers “Elegant Exit” Option

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Small telecom service providers and cable companies could have an “elegant exit strategy” by selling their network assets to the real estate investment trust that Windstream plans to spin off, said Windstream Chief Financial Officer Tony Thomas today. Thomas, who will be the CEO of the REIT when the spin-off is completed, made his comments...Learn More