NCTC and Comcast Wholesale Renew NAS Agreement

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Denver, Colo and Lenexa, KS, July 28, 2014 – The Comcast Wholesale division of Comcast Cable, and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) today announced the renewal of a multi-year agreement for the HITS National Authorization Service (NAS). NAS compliments other services from HITS by...Learn More

ZigBee Alliance Announces IPv6 Home Energy Management Technology

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SAN RAMON, Calif., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The ZigBee Alliance, a global ecosystem of organizations creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, today announced it has completed testing and development of 920IP, an update to ZigBee IP, the first...Learn More

Lumos Reaches 15K ‘Near Net’ Locations

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June 23, 2014 — WAYNESBORO, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the Mid-Atlantic region, announced that it has distributed its near-net building list of approximately 15,000 locations...Learn More

Infonetics: Use of 802.11ac Wi-Fi in Set-Top Boxes to Skyrocket

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The IEEE’s new 802.11 ac WiFi standard will be the fastest growing WiFi technology in the IP set-top box (STB) market, according to a new forecast from Infonetics Research. Though 802.11n dual-mode and 2×2 MIMO (multiple in-multiple out) are the most widely used WiFi technologies,...Learn More

The FCC’s IP Trials: How Service Providers Can Get Involved

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On January 30, 2014, the FCC published an order for the creation of trial experiments meant to shape the way the nation’s communications networks provide services during this new era of technological transformation. These experiments are a way to ensure that the traditional capabilities and...Learn More

Your Network Transformation Kit Bag

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Making the case for transforming your legacy TDM voice network to IP can be a daunting task.  These are just some of the things we’ve heard from network operators struggling with this. ●    “It isn’t broken, so leave it alone.” ●    “We’re losing lines anyway,...Learn More

FirstLight Fiber Upgrades IP Core Network

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Albany, NY – March 17, 2014 – FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England, announced today the upgrade of its IP core network to further support area businesses demanding high quality Internet connectivity....Learn More

AT&T Invests To Support AT&T Partner Exchange

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Dallas, Texas, February 25, 2014 — AT&T today announced its investment to accelerate its work with solution providers through a $300 million commitment of resources over three years that began in 2013. The vast majority of this investment is expected to be spent this year...Learn More

Sasktel Deploys Next-Gen IP Service Infrastructure Using Oracle

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Redwood Shores, Calif. – January 27, 2013 — SaskTel wanted to deploy a single IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) network core to support its transition to an all-IP infrastructure and better support next-generation communications solutions for its more than one million wireless and wireline customers. The...Learn More

TDM-to-IP Transition: ATIS, SIP Forum to Create Interconnection Standard

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The idea of transitioning today’s telecommunications infrastructure to the Internet protocol gained further traction yesterday with an announcement from the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions and the SIP Forum that they would work together to specify a network-to-network interface for IP networks. “As standardized IP-based...Learn More

FCC Will Work With NSF, Other Agencies on TDM-to-IP Transition Trial

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FCC officials said at the commission’s monthly meeting today that they will enlist the help of other agencies for TDM-to-IP transition trials.  Officials also provided a few more specifics about other elements of the TDM-to-IP transition trials, about which they pledged to provide detailed recommendations...Learn More

Pluses and Minuses of Wheeler’s IP Transition Post

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A blog post about the TDM-to-IP transition from the new FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has a tone of urgency, noting that “The impacts on networks have already begun and will be profound.” In the post Wheeler pledges that in January the commission will adopt an...Learn More