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Alan Breznick T-Mobile, GCI Ink LTE Roaming Deal
Alan Breznick  
9/19/2014  
Seeking to make up for lost ground with its larger wireless rivals, T-Mobile has signed up its first US LTE roaming partner, striking a deal with Alaskan cable and telecom provider General Communications Inc.
Jason Meyers Minnesota Gets Giant-Sized Gigabit Rollout
Jason Meyers  
9/19/2014  
Minnesota co-op Paul Bunyan Communications has committed to one of the most geographically sprawling gigabit network deployments to date, vowing to cover a whopping 5,000 square miles of its Northern Minnesota territory with gigabit services over the next four years.
Kevin Hertz Operators: Leverage Advantages Over OTTs
Kevin Hertz  
9/19/2014  
Few board members of mobile network operators would disagree that the single biggest problem they face is how to avoid becoming just the "dumb pipe." A transformational shift in the consumers' use of telecom services has left operators facing a real challenge in terms of adding value to service delivery.
Sarah Reedy LTE Multicast Gets Liked By Facebook
Sarah Reedy  
9/19/2014   1 Comment
SAN FRANCISCO -- Qualcomm Uplinq 2014 -- Count Facebook among the early proponents of LTE Multicast, or Broadcast, technology, but other content providers are still trying to decide if there's a business model that makes sense for it.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Telefónica Seals Brazilian Deal
Paul Rainford  
9/19/2014  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SAP buys Concur; Phones 4u rescue plan fails; Huawei's Spanish signing.
Ray Le Maistre Infinera Targets Data Center Connectivity Market With Metro Platform
Ray Le Maistre  
9/18/2014   2 comments
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- After years of speculation about Infinera's plans for the 100G metro market, the transport infrastructure vendor has finally revealed the Cloud Xpress, its first product designed specifically for the metro market that's based on its photonic integrated chip (PIC) technology. (See Infinera Hints At Metro 100G Launch .)
Sarah Reedy Qualcomm Eyes the Next 8B+ Connected Devices
Sarah Reedy  
9/18/2014   2 comments
SAN FRANCISCO -- Qualcomm Uplinq 2014 -- The optimistic projections for "Internet of Things" connections have largely been based on the assumption that smartphone sales will -- or already have -- reached saturation, but Qualcomm says we can expect to see at least 8 billion more smartphones sold in the next five years.
Dan Jones LTE-A Now Live on More Than 20 Networks
Dan Jones  
9/18/2014  
There are now more than 20 networks with LTE-Advanced live around the globe, and that number could double by the end of 2015.
Carol Wilson AT&T Tightens NetBond to IBM SoftLayer
Carol Wilson  
9/18/2014   2 comments
AT&T and IBM continue to evolve their cloud services partnership because business customers continue to demand more options for their use of cloud. The latest move is to embed AT&T's NetBond into the SoftLayer private cloud computing infrastructure IBM acquired a year ago. (See AT&T, IBM Team on Private Secure Cloud Connections.)
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Alan Breznick Cable Subs Hungary for YouTube
Alan Breznick  
9/18/2014   3 comments
In a strong early sign that Internet video services can be meshed well with traditional pay-TV services, YouTube is proving to be a big hit with cable subscribers in Hungary.
Iain Morris Fiber Sizzles in Spain as Orange Targets Jazztel
Iain Morris  
9/18/2014  
Did Spain just become the most dynamic fiber broadband market in Western Europe?
Mari Silbey Cable Show Drops the Cable
Mari Silbey  
9/18/2014   2 comments
The new Cable Show; it's not the same as the old Cable Show.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: EU May Free Up Fixed-Line Charges
Paul Rainford  
9/18/2014   4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson unplugs its modems division; rescue plan for Phones 4u; BT and TalkTalk row on.
Sarah Reedy NFV & The Data Center: Top 10 Takeaways
Sarah Reedy  
9/18/2014   10 comments
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFV & the Data Center -- There was more to this week's NFV and the Data Center event then barfing unicorns, seven-minute abs and conga lines -- although those were all part of it as well.
Dan O'Shea OIF, ONF List Vendors in Transport SDN Demo
Dan O'Shea  
9/17/2014  
The Optical Internetworking Forum and the Open Networking Foundation have announced the list of vendors participating in their global transport SDN demonstrations, currently drawing to a close inside four carrier labs on three continents.
Dan Jones AT&T Brings User-Defined Network to Austin Businesses
Dan Jones  
9/17/2014   1 Comment
AT&T's first commercial offering using its new cloud network architecture is coming to Austin by the end of this year and will allow businesses to change Ethernet network services and speeds in near real time, the operator said Wednesday.
Carol Wilson Rethinking Rackspace as a Cloud Partner
Carol Wilson  
9/17/2014   4 comments
When Rackspace was rumored to be an acquisition target, the cloud provider's stock soared. With yesterday's news that an acquisition isn't happening, Wall Street reacted predictably, knocking 18% off the stock price.
Alan Breznick Atlantic Broadband Grabs Gigabit Torch
Alan Breznick  
9/17/2014   4 comments
Beating other broadband providers to the punch in Southeast Florida, Atlantic Broadband has joined the ever-expanding Gigabit club, launching 1-Gig service in the greater Miami area.
Dan Jones Cisco to Buy Metacloud for Hybrid Clouds
Dan Jones  
9/17/2014  
Cisco said Wednesday that it intends to buy startup Metacloud for an undisclosed sum to help it build hybrid public and private clouds for customers.
Mari Silbey FourthWall Plays Doctor With Set-Top Data
Mari Silbey  
9/17/2014   1 Comment
Five years after interactive TV company BIAP reinvented itself as FourthWall Media, the technology vendor is breaking ground again with a new set-top data service.
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