AT&T-Hulu Deal Brings OTT Video to Mobile and Broadband

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It seems like every week lately there has been an announcement of a multi-play service provider adding an OTT video subscription service to its offerings. The latest such news comes today from AT&T, which said it has made a deal to bring the Hulu subscription...Learn More

Verizon FiOS May Soon See Some Gigabit Competition, Finally

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One interesting side note regarding the growing Gigabit movement is the lack of it in Verizon FiOS territories. It seems weekly (if not daily) now that we hear about some new Gigabit plan, but from what I can tell, very few, if any have touched...Learn More

Multi-National Enterprise Telecom Survey: Big 6 Carriers at Risk

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The “Big Six” global telecom service providers – those that provide ICT (information and communications technology) services in at least five countries supported by managed ICT services in more than one region – aren’t delivering a level of service to large business enterprises sufficient to...Learn More

New Verizon Deals: Could Peering Disputes Be On the Way Out?

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Three months after the FCC threatened closer oversight of Internet interconnection agreements as part of its Open Internet order, Verizon has reached traffic exchange agreements with two companies that previously were the focus of high-profile interconnection disputes. On April 23, Verizon noted in a corporate...Learn More

AT&T and SNET to Pay FCC $10.9 Million in USF Lifeline-Related Penalties

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April 29, 2015 – Washington, D.C. – To resolve an investigation by the Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau, AT&T and its former subsidiary Southern New England Telephone (SNET) have agreed to pay $10.9 million in penalties for overbilling the FCC’s Lifeline program, a program which...Learn More

Exec: Verizon SDN Plans Include Wireless and Landline Networks

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Verizon expects its transition to software defined networking (SDN) to begin at the network core and move outward to the network edge, said Verizon Vice President of Network Planning Brian Higgins in an interview. The SDN initiative, announced today, will encompass Verizon’s wireless and landline...Learn More

Wefi Study Reveals Fastest Wireless Carriers on Roadways

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In-vehicle smartphone usage is on the rise in the U.S. and other countries and leading mobile platform providers including Apple and Google, are keen to cash in on the trend, according to just released market research from Wefi. Offering additional insight as to growing use...Learn More

This is Big: Telcos, MEF Launch Ethernet Interconnection Point (EIP) Project

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An announcement today about an initiative from Carrier Ethernet association MEF that has the backing of America’s largest incumbent telcos illustrates an important change in the telecom business. As MEF Director of Communications & Research Stan Hubbard put it in an interview, “Carrier Ethernet emerged...Learn More

J.D. Power: Flagship Devices Key to Smartphone Satisfaction

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Flagship device launches have become increasingly important to wireless OEMs as they look to differentiate their products and brands from competitors. Flagship wireless device launches, according to the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study – Volume 1 “are an influential and critical driver...Learn More

High-Tech Lobbying Expenditures: Report Finds Big Jump from Google

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Political lobbying aimed at influencing what’s written into new and revised federal legislation and regulations is a core activity for the world’s multinational information and communications technology (ICT) companies. Google, for instance, spent a record $5.47 million in lobbying the U.S. Congress in 2015’s first...Learn More

Comcast Gigabit Footprint Begins to Grow

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Before the first Comcast gig customer can sign up in Atlanta, their first announced Gigabit Pro market, the Comcast Gigabit footprint is already beginning to grow. Comcast officially announced the south Florida market as next in line for their 2 Gigabit service. The Bay Area...Learn More

AT&T Launches Gigabit to Parts of Chicago

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CHICAGO, April 20, 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 movie...Learn More