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Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes IoT: The Future Is Bright for Operators
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  
12/19/2014  
The Internet of Things (IoT) is something of an enigma. For many in telecoms, it is something happening to other industries: In reality, it has the potential to radically transform the telecom world.
Dan Jones Apple Global SIM Could Drive Connected Cars
Dan Jones  
12/18/2014  
With the furor this year about the consumer benefits of the Apple global SIM card arriving in the iPad, the implications for future connected car and Internet of Things (IoT) applications with the card haven't been so highlighted.
Alan Breznick Comcast Launches 4K Streaming Service
Alan Breznick  
12/18/2014  
Following closely in DirecTV's footsteps, Comcast has become the second major US pay-TV provider to start offering Ultra HD (UHD) programming to its subscribers.
Mitch Wagner US Carriers, You're Going to Cuba!
Mitch Wagner  
12/18/2014   6 comments
Hope you like mojitos and fine cigars, because you're on your way to Cuba.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: BT Preps Stock, Bonds Issue to Fund Mobile M&A
Paul Rainford  
12/18/2014  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government gets commitment on mobile coverage; Monsieur Iliad agrees to buy Orange Switzerland; Nokia Networks does Danish VoLTE.
Dan Jones Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back in the Water...
Dan Jones  
12/18/2014   4 comments
A robot shark spy drone might have previously seemed too outlandish even to be included in the villain's lair scene in a Bond movie -- but fear not! -- because the US Navy now has one, so celluloid glory can't be far behind.
Carol Wilson Equinix Speeds Cloud Provisioning via APIs
Carol Wilson  
12/17/2014   1 Comment
Equinix today announced new functionality for its Equinix Cloud Exchange, using APIs to eliminate the need for provisioning separate cross-connects in order to add cloud access. In addition, Equinix added IBM SoftLayer cloud services to its Cloud Exchange, thus completing its portfolio of major hyper-scale cloud service providers to the exchange, which offers direct access to cloud services to enterprises. (See Equinix Cloud Exchange Adds SoftLayer, APIs.)
Dan Jones FCC Mid-Band Auction to Roll On Into 2015?
Dan Jones  
12/17/2014   3 comments
The FCC could extend its mid-band spectrum auction into the new year even though bids are now trickling in, and Wall Street is slamming mobile operators -- in part -- because of the massive spending bills anticipated on Auction 97.
Jason Meyers Tucows Buys Into Gigabit Services
Jason Meyers  
12/17/2014   4 comments
Longtime Internet and mobile services player Tucows is getting into the gigabit services game with the acquisition of a small fiber network and ISP in Virginia.
Sarah Reedy Sprint Turns Up 16 More 2.5GHz Markets
Sarah Reedy  
12/17/2014   2 comments
Sprint has turned up 16 more 2.5GHz LTE markets, bringing its total to 62 markets covering more than 100 million people.
Alan Breznick Deluxe Dives Into 4K Video
Alan Breznick  
12/17/2014   3 comments
Seeking to make a name for itself in the emerging 4K TV market, Deluxe has upgraded its video-on-demand (VoD) portfolio with media services products that enable or support UltraHD (UHD) programming.
Jason Meyers 1-Gig: Coming to a Small Town Near You
Jason Meyers  
12/17/2014   13 comments
The Gigabit Cities phenomenon is by no means limited to large urban centers. In fact, the communities getting wired for a gig on a near-weekly basis lately are primarily smaller, less populated, even more rural regions -- like Indianola, Iowa, a suburb of Des Moines with a population of less than 15,000.
Sarah Reedy T-Mobile, BlackBerry Flirt With Reuniting
Sarah Reedy  
12/17/2014   11 comments
After a bitter breakup in February, the CEOs of T-Mobile and BlackBerry are flirting with the idea of giving their relationship another try.
Mari Silbey Boingo & TWC Share Hotspots for the Holidays
Mari Silbey  
12/17/2014   1 Comment
It's a holiday gift from Time Warner Cable and Boingo Wireless to WiFi users.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Apple Suspends Online Sales in Russia as Rouble Collapses
Paul Rainford  
12/17/2014   1 Comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT braced to battle regulator; Dixons Carphone underlying profits up; France explores 700MHz possibilities.
Mitch Wagner OpenDaylight Patches 'Serious Vulnerability' – After Four Months
Mitch Wagner  
12/17/2014  
There's bad news and worse news about OpenDaylight security.
Robert Clark Telstra Writes Latest NBN Chapter
Robert Clark  
12/17/2014  
Telstra went to the NBN (national broadband network) renegotiation table with a strong hand -- and it shows.
Mitch Wagner HP's NFV Director Merges Physical, Virtual
Mitch Wagner  
12/17/2014   1 Comment
HP has updated its NFV portfolio to help network operators control their physical and virtual functions using a single multi-vendor management tool.
Mari Silbey First DOCSIS 3.1 Interop Test Complete
Mari Silbey  
12/16/2014   1 Comment
Without naming names, CableLabs dropped the news Tuesday that six vendors successfully completed the very first DOCSIS 3.1 interoperability test. The interop session was held during the first week of December and included prototype products from cable modem, CCAP and test and measurement equipment providers.
Sarah Reedy T-Mobile Deploys 700MHz, Starts Data Rollover
Sarah Reedy  
12/16/2014   3 comments
Along with T-Mobile's "Uncarrier 8.0" announcement of Data Stash, which lets customers roll over unused data megabytes, the carrier has also shared a number of significant network updates: one, it's started deploying 700MHz, which it sees as its most important network upgrade; two, it now covers 260 million PoPs with LTE; and, three, it will finish adding 4G its 2G network sites in 2015.
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