NISC: Time Has Never Been Better for Telecom and Power Utility Industries to Partner

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Broadband and IP networks have transformed the telecom industry and that same impact is now being felt with the electric power industry as well. Power utility companies are embracing the trend thanks to new technologies like the smart grid and “virtualizing power.” Many electric utilities...Learn More

Paid Text Apps May Gain PSTN, Voice Connectivity

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Until now wireless carriers may not have paid much attention to some new players in the VoIP arena. These include companies like WhatsApp (now owned by Facebook) that sell smartphone apps that give users a limited ability to send text messages or place calls using...Learn More

C Spire Opens “State of the Art” Retail Outlet

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August 06, 2014 — D’IBERVILLE, Miss.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–C Spire unveiled its new 3,458 square foot, customer-inspired store in D’Iberville today – promising to transform and redefine the retail shopping experience with a new, fresh approach that captures the imagination, discovery and excitement associated with shopping. The...Learn More

What NFV and IMS Can Do for You

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It’s all too easy for network operators of all sizes to bury their heads in the sand of the technology landscape and think that so many new technologies don’t apply to them. But doing so in the case of IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and Network...Learn More

FairPoint Communications Completes Installation of Statewide Next Generation 9-1-1 System

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PORTLAND, Maine (July 31, 2014) – FairPoint Communications has completed the installation of a Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) system in Maine. Maine now has a statewide NG9-1-1 system with a modern Internet Protocol (IP)-based network capable of meeting current and future public safety needs. The...Learn More

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