Competitive Watch

DISH Expands ‘Smart Home Services’ to Amazon Customers Nationwide

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March 30, 2015 —  ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, DISH expanded the availability of its Smart Home Services home entertainment installation to Amazon customers nationwide, coinciding with the launch of Amazon’s Home Services marketplace. The platform, which rolled out this morning, provides Amazon customers the ability to...Learn More

U-verse with AT&T GigaPower Launches Today in Cupertino

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CUPERTINO, CALIF. March 30, 2015 – Imagine downloading 25 songs in less than one second, or before you can even crank up the volume. Imagine loading your favorite HD movie in less than 36 seconds, a fraction of the time it takes to pick which...Learn More

AT&T Launches Small Business Wi-Fi Offering

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DALLAS, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T* is making it easy for businesses to keep their customers connected with AT&T Wi-Fi – Small Site. Businesses with small locations can self-install the service to give their customers free public Wi-Fi from AT&T, while keeping their internal Wi-Fi...Learn More

Bell Labs Launches Consulting Division

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MURRAY HILL, N.J., March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Bell Labs, the industrial research arm of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), announced it has launched a discrete consulting division that is committed to apply deep, thoughtful analysis, hands-on experience and sophisticated techo-economic modelling tools to some...Learn More

The Rural Wireless Association Will Join CTIA Super Mobility 2015

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RWA today announced that its members would join forces at CTIA Super Mobility 2015, September 9, 10 & 11 in Las Vegas. The strategic partnership underscores the importance of urban and rural carriers working together to meet consumer demand for mobile technology, according to the...Learn More

CenturyLink Officially Opens Technology Center of Excellence

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MONROE, La., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) officially opened the CenturyLink Technology Center of Excellence at a ribbon cutting ceremony today at its corporate headquarters campus in Monroe, La. The CenturyLink Technology Center of Excellence includes a technology research and development...Learn More

Rochester Telephone to Use Inca Networks for IPTV

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Vancouver, CANADA, March 24, 2015 – Inca Networks announced today that triple-play telecommunications provider, Rochester Telephone Company (RTC Communications Corp.), has deployed the Inca 4400 Modular Series video platform in its IPTV and CATV networks for ASI to IP conversion, satellite MPTS demultiplexing and high-density...Learn More

Sckipio Claims G.fast Backhaul Breakthrough

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There’s a European telecommunications project called Celtic-Plus. This is an important group consisting of some of the largest telcos in Europe including Telefonica, BT, and Orange. Over the last few months, this group has been conducting G.fast lab trials using Sckipio technology. On Monday, the...Learn More

AT&T Enhances Push-to-Talk for Businesses

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LAS VEGAS, March 18, 2015 – Companies that rely on dispatch services are getting a new set of tools to stay connected with their employees. AT&T* is introducing new enhancements to AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT) and Integrated Dispatch. The latest capabilities bridge the gap between...Learn More

Cincinnati Bell Sells Messaging Business

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DAYTON, Ohio, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — One Call Now, America’s largest message notification provider, has acquired cNotify, the business notification and automated messaging service provided by CBTS (Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions). This is the second acquisition the company has announced this year, recently touting a...Learn More

Google Approves Global Capacity as Cloud Interconnect Provider

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Chicago, IL, USA, March 17, 2015 – Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, announced today that its One MarketplaceTM platform has been approved as a Google Cloud Interconnect service provider to provide business customers with direct connectivity to Google Cloud Platform.  Global...Learn More

Indiana Fiber Network Enables 4G LTE Service Provider

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Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN), the leading Indiana statewide Network Service Provider announces an agreement with S and R Communications (SnR) to provide fiber broadband connectivity and managed technology services.  SnR launched a 4G LTE network in Wabash, Miami, Cass, Fulton, and Carroll counties in...Learn More