Posts by Carl Weinschenk

Carl Weinschenk is a long time writer and editor, covering technology. His writing has appeared at IT Business Edge, Broadband Technology Report, tele.com, InternetWeek and many other sites and publications.



CenturyLink Business Wi-Fi is a Cloud-Based Service

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Business with as many as 250 Wi-Fi wielding employees could benefit from CenturyLink Business Wi-Fi, which the telecommunications company announced yesterday. The cloud-managed platform is based on Cisco Meraki technology. “This solution provides an economical option for businesses with limited IT resources to harness the power of their Wi-Fi networks to more effectively engage with...Learn More

TIA, QuEST Forum to Merge

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In a consolidation of two associations dedicated to the interests of the telecommunications industry, QuEST Forum will become part of The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). When the definitive TIA, QuEST Forum agreement is finalized, the QuEST Forum “community will become an active part of TIA,” the organizations said. The agreement, which is being presented as...Learn More

GSA Finds 81 5G Trials by Operators in 42 Countries

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The wireless ecosystem is involved in numerous tests and 5G trials as the pace toward rollout of 5G quickens, according to new data from the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) about 5G operators. The group’s report on lab tests and field trials suggests that the industry is working hard to meet expected commercialization timeframes. 5G...Learn More

Comcast ActiveCore SDN Platform Highlights Cable MSO SD-WAN Intent

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Comcast has moved fully into the software-defined network (SDN) age with the introduction of Comcast Business ActiveCore SDN and an SD-WAN service based on the platform. Comcast SDN services join a growing Comcast business services product portfolio. Comcast has signed several customers to the SD-WAN service, according to a press release. The only one named...Learn More

Report: Close to Half of Long Term Pay TV Subscribers Also Subscribe to OTT

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TiVo’s 2017 survey of pay-TV and OTT subscribers in the United States, Europe and Latin America found that respondents watch 4.4 hours of content per day. A considerable number of people are subscribers to pay-tv and ott as well. TiVo suggests that voice activated technology may be a useful tool in meeting challenges caused by...Learn More

Comcast Launches YouTube App On Xfinity X1

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Two companies with broad ambitions took what could be a significant step as Comcast has launched a YouTube app on Xfinity X1, according to the two companies. Access to YouTube’s massive video inventory will be available through Comcast’s X1 platform, and searchable through the X1 voice remote. Videos from its library will be featured throughout...Learn More

Limelight: U.S. Online Video Viewing Pegged at Over 6 Hours Weekly

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Though millennials are king when it comes to online video consumption, worldwide viewership for the entire category is significant and growing, according to Limelight Networks. U.S. online video viewing is slightly higher than the global average at roughly 6 1/2 hours weekly. The content delivery firm found that the average global viewer watches five hours...Learn More

T-Mobile NB-IoT to Launch Nationwide Next Year

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T-Mobile made three announcements at Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco. The carrier said it would start operations of a nationwide T-Mobile NB-IoT network next year and that NB-IoT modules from Sierra Wireless, Telit and u-blox are testing in its labs. T-Mobile also announced SyncUP FLEET, an expansion of its SyncUP product family that...Learn More

AT&T Tests Single-Wavelength 400 GbE in Production Network

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AT&T has wrapped up testing single-wavelength 400 GbE (Gigabit Ethernet) in its production network. The announcement was the final step of a three-stage trial and readies the carrier to upgrade its backbone using the technology. “Introducing 400 GbE is a natural next step. Customer demands have shifted to faster speeds, more video-centric content and cloud...Learn More

T-Mobile Surpasses Gigabit LTE Speeds in Lab Trials, Gains Bragging Rights for Now

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T-Mobile, Nokia and Qualcomm Technologies have broken the 1 Gbps barrier with commercially available LTE equipment. The gigabit LTE tests were conducted at T-Mobile’s labs, achieving download speeds of 1.175 Gbps, the companies said. “We are helping customers maximize the value of their existing networks by bringing performance closer to that expected from 5G in...Learn More

Ookla: Northeast is the Slowest U.S. Region for Broadband, West Region is 70% Faster

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The average U.S. broadband download speed continued its years-long upward track during the first half of 2017, according to a fixed broadband speed report from Ookla. The report, which is based on Speedtest Intelligence data from more than 26 million users who initiated more than 111 million tests, revealed average download speeds of 64.17 Mbps...Learn More

Report: U.S. Rural Mobile Broadband Speeds are 20.9% Slower Than Urban

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T-Moble and Verizon Wireless were the two big winners of the 2017 U.S. Market Report by Ookla, which measures broadband performance for wireless networks. Overall, Ookla’s data found that U.S. mobile broadband download speeds have increased by 19% during the past year to reach 22.69 Mbps. Rural mobile broadband speeds lag the national average. The...Learn More

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