Report: Twin Cities at Top of Mobile Speed Rankings, T-Mobile Takes Title

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Minneapolis has the fastest mobile internet in the U.S., while the slowest among the top 100 were : Laredo, Anchorage, Madison, Reno and Lubbock, according to the latest mobile speed rankings from Ookla, a mobile and broadband network testing firm. In grabbing the top spot,...Learn More

Verizon 4×4 MIMO, 256 QAM Upgrades Should Boost Wireless Speeds, Capacity

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Verizon aims to boost wireless speeds and capacity with technology upgrades planned for 1,100 markets or more. The company will provide carrier aggregation to subscribers in more than 2,000 markets and will add 4×4 Massive Input, Massive Output (MIMO) and 256 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM)...Learn More

Data Reveals Subscriber Choices for Video Packages Among Major Pay-TV Providers

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New video tiers, sometimes referred to as “skinny bundles,” are becoming increasingly important in the pay-TV business as service providers seek to minimize the impact of a consumer shift toward more economical offerings streamed “over the top” using broadband connections. Video tiers are under transition...Learn More

J.D. Power: AT&T Leads in Business Telecom Satisfaction

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Business wireline users tend to have high satisfaction with their service as long as they can get helpful information and consistent communications, according to a new business telecom satisfaction report from J.D. Power. J.D. Power examined satisfaction across the following factors: Performance and reliability; cost...Learn More

Behind AT&T $5.25 Million 911 Outage Settlement

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AT&T will pay $5.25 to settle a FCC investigation into two 911 service outages that occurred in March and May 2017. The AT&T 911 outage settlement involves calls placed by customers on the carrier’s voice over LTE (VoLTE) network. According to a FCC press release,...Learn More

Now Military Families Can Save Even More with Verizon Unlimited

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06.28.2018 — NEW YORK – Military families can stay connected to the ones they love with even more savings with Verizon Unlimited and a new promotion – all designed to give our current and former service members even more value. Starting today, active-duty military, reservists,...Learn More

Qualified $2B CAF II Auction Bidders Range From Tier 1 Verizon, to Rural Telcos, Electrics, WISPs, and Everything In Between

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More than 200 companies (220) have qualified to participate in the Connect America Fund II (CAF II) auction scheduled to begin in late July, including large incumbent carriers such as Verizon, Cox, Windstream, Frontier, Cincinnati Bell and Hawaiian Telcom and dozens of rural telcos. Also...Learn More

AT&T Data Center Sale Will Yield $1.1 Billion for Debt Paydown

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AT&T said today that it will sell 31 data centers to Brookfield Infrastructure. The AT&T data center sale encompass 18 U.S. data centers and 13 data centers outside the U.S. Although today’s press release stopped short of describing the transaction as an outright data center...Learn More

U.S. Department of Defense Completes Verizon-Led Unified Communications Integration

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June 20,  2018 — ASHBURN, VA– Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has taken a significant step forward in its Everything Over IP initiative by migrating one if its key agencies to a unified communications (UC) platform. In doing so, the...Learn More

Verizon’s Oath Launches Extended Reality Ads, Combines 3D and VR

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Oath, a Verizon subsidiary, today at Cannes showed attendees how to engage customers and prospects through extended reality (XR) ads. Oath Extended Reality ads combine data, 3D ad formats and brand building to deliver 3D, programmatic virtual reality (VR) ads. Oath houses Verizon’s digital media...Learn More

AT&T, Verizon Spar Over San Jose 5G, Small Cell, Smart City Plans

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AT&T and Verizon today issued dueling press releases about plans for San Jose, California. AT&T, Verizon San Jose plans both involve 5G, small cells and the smart city, with AT&T emphasizing the 5G side and Verizon emphasizing the smart city. The dueling press releases illustrate...Learn More

Verizon/Nokia Test 5G NR Outdoors – Including Multi-Carrier Aggregation

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Verizon and Nokia say that they conducted outdoor 5G data sessions using 3GPP New Radio (NR) standards. The Verizon/Nokia 5G NR test included boosting of signals via multi-carrier aggregation. Marc Rouanne, president of Nokia Mobile Networks, focused on the outdoor element of the testing in...Learn More

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