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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/3/2016
Canadian telecom giant Bell Canada (BCE) is to acquire regional carrier Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS) in a C$3.9 billion (US$3.1 billion) deal that will give it ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/28/2016
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Gigs in space; IoT collaboration in Belgium; Virgin Media's FTTP pledge; Telekom Austria's Q1; EE joins LTE Broadcast group.
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Sweden's Telia has raised its full-year earnings expectations after reporting profitability improvements for the first three months of the year, driven by cost ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/13/2016
WASHINGTON -- The main theme of the Incompas show here this week is the need for major reform of the US competitive telecom market, focused on making it easier and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/12/2016
Right on schedule, the MEF today announced a new specification that spells out how network operators will interconnect their Ethernet services so they can offer their ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/12/2016
It's well known that the last mile of access is often the most expensive, but what about that last several hundred feet? That's a challenge Windstream was trying to ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/11/2016
WASHINGTON -- FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler today promised the competitive services industry that the agency will act quickly to eliminate business services contracts that ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/11/2016
WASHINGTON -- Verizon's wholesale unit is preparing to roll out new wireless products, to bring more of its customers into wireless service delivery, for the Internet ...
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Delivering application performance and making network connectivity match the business customer's specific needs are among the priorities for Global Capacity's new ...
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