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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- BT set for high street return with new converged visionA week after it announced 13,000 job losses to ease cost pressures and fulfil its converged network ambitions, BT has finally given some concrete details about how this will be achieved.New conve
Facebook and Qualcomm this week stated that the two companies will be conducting gigabit wireless broadband trials in 2019. More than two years ago Facebook unveiled Terragraph, a 60 GHz, multi-node wireless system focused on bringing high-speed inte
Vodafone's acquisitions in Europe can change the future of 5G and converged networksIf Vodafone is able to complete the €18.4 billion acquisition of Liberty Global’s cable networks in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Rom
Users in our Charter Spectrum forum continue to track the company's latest round of speed upgrades, which are delivering speeds upwards of 400 Mbps downstream in certain areas. The upgrades are particularly welcome by users who say the company's upgr
Vodafone will pay 18bn for networks in Germany, Central & Eastern Europe, but UK deal has to waitVodafone has agreed a €18.4 billion deal to acquire Liberty Global’s cable networks in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and
Two Senators are demanding answers from the FCC after they discovered that their identities were stolen during the FCC's net neutrality repeal. In a letter sent to the FCC this week, Senators Jeff Merkley, Democrat of Oregon, and Pat Toomey, Republic
Quad-play telco steamlines customer service operationsVirgin Media is cutting as many as 500 jobs as it streamlines its UK staffing arrangements.The company currently employs 14,000 people across more than 100 locations in the UK, but the biggest imp
A bug in Comcast's website used to activate Xfinity customer routers can return sensitive information on the company's customers, ZDNet reports. Comcast's website used by customers to set up broadband and TV services, can be tricked into displaying t
Perimar to acquire video assets as Cisco focuses on core businessCisco is selling its service provider video software solutions (SPVSS) business as it looks to focus on networking, multi-cloud, security, data and collaboration going forward.Private e
Despite consumer outrage in the wake of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal, new data indicates that Facebook usage has...actually increased. Despite Facebook's lax privacy standards allowing harvesting of user data, and the fact Facebook ha
Three and SSE Telecoms deal with start with data centre connectivitySSE Enterprise Telecoms is helping Three upgrade is backend infrastructure to boost its existing network and eventually support the rollout of 5G services.The first phase of the part
Hillsboro, Oregon is moving forward with plans to build a broadband network that can deliver gigabit speeds for $50 per month. Three years ago the city had shelved plans after a consultant warned the city away from the project. But the plan is now ba
UK falling behind on 4G speeds for its startups, OpenSignal report claimsIf you're looking for a place to grow your business alongside speedy 4G connections, then London may not be your best bet, new research has claimed.A report from OpenSi
Comcast is leaking the names and passwords of customers wireless routers techcrunch.com Comcast s Xfi Pods turn power sockets into a mesh Wi-Fi network digitaltrends.com CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) moves closer to commercialization: Devic
Takeover looks to boost CityFibre plans to be an Openreach competitorCityFibre has agreed a £538 million takeover deal with two infrastructure investment firms, claiming the acquisition will allow it to establish itself as a genuine rival to
Sprint has added New York City, Phoenix and Kansas City to the company's list of markets first in line to receive the company's faster fifth-generation (5G) wireless broadband service. According to a company announcement, those three cities will join
Communications providers see potential in IoT but lack well-defined strategiesTelcos believe the arrival of cellular Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G technologies will transform the industry and generate revenue growth, but there is no consensus on st
Windstream hopes that bundling DirecTV Now streaming service can prevent customers from fleeing to cable competitors. The telco has refused to upgrade aging DSL lines at any real scale, resulting in a steady stream of defections as users flee to fast
We saw the Trio back at CES, and like other mesh networking systems, it aims to banish Wi-Fi weak spots.Asus has announced that its new Lyra Trio multi-hub mesh Wi-Fi system will be available to buy next week, and pre-orders are live now, with a thre
By now it's no secret that Google Fiber isn't quite as bullish on actually deploying fiber as it used to be. The company paused most of its deployments in late 2016 and laid of numerous employees, after burning through two CEOs in a matter of several
Openreach asks for feedback on service withdrawal as migration gathers paceOpenreach has written to communications partners about the withdrawal of Wholesale Line Rental (WLR) products as BT pushes ahead with plans to migrate users from analogue phon
Just a reminder that a laundry list of ISPs now offer private, one on one support right here in our forums. Why wait on hold if you don't need to?
BT Enterprise will serve private and public sector, as well as wholesale customers like MVNOsBT is combining its Business and Public Sector and its Wholesale and Ventures divisions in the latest restructure of the company.BT Enterprise will offer pro
The nation's biggest cable companies continue to dominate traditional telcos when it comes to quarterly broadband additions. According to the latest data by Leichtman Research, the nation's top cable operators added 845,000 subscribers during the fir
NCSC cites national security risks if ZTE network is used in UK communications infrastructureThe UK’s National Cybersecurity Centre (NCSC) has written to UK telcos warning them that using network equipment manufactured by Chinese firm ZTE
The nation's biggest cable companies continue to dominate traditional telcos when it comes to quarterly broadband additions. According to the latest data by Leichtman Research, the nation's top cable operators added 845,000 subscribers during the fir
Regulator will return to the issue next year after telcos say 1Gbps isn't enoughOfcom has abandon plans to require BT Openreach to offer a 1Gbps leased line product to third party communications providers (CPs).At present, leased lines are sold on a
A company named LocationSmart spent most of this week in the headlines after it was revealed it routinely buys and sells user location and other private data, often with negligible oversight. But just as the company was (once again) bringing a spotli
Fra Google Wifi til Netgear Nighthawk, dette er de bedste routere, vi nogensinde har testet.Når du adskillige gange har siddet og kigget på spændende YouTube-video og konstant bliver afbrudt af et irriterende og roterende b
While Verizon has been heavily hyping its looming 5G launches, it's still not clear how much you'll have to pay for initial deployments of the service. But a tiny bit more detail recently emerged indicating that while Verizon eventually wants to make
Google is reportedly looking at expanding into airplane Wi-FiGoogle is reportedly in talks to acquire Nokia’s Airborne broadband system in a move that could extend its services to the skies.Traditional in-flight Wi-Fi systems based on sate
AT&T planning online version of DIRECTV informitv.com As Net Neutrality nears its end, Verizon shows some customers data caps androidauthority.com Google Fiber was supposed to transform Atlanta by helping close its digital divide, but three years
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New router feature allows for creation of virtualized hotspot, boosting SMBs and BT Wi-Fi networkBT is to let SMB users offer free, unlimited Wi-Fi to their customers through the same broadband connection.The new feature for the BT Business Smart Hub
This week's 52-47 vote in the Senate to try and restore the FCC's net neutrality rules isn't going over particularly well with ISPs and FCC boss Ajit Pai. USTelecom, a lobbying group primarily funded and directed by AT&T, penned yet another extre
The NBA is a youthful, progressive league whose experience with mobile is worth learning from for other sportsIn an era where sports are competing not just with each other for new and existing fans’ attention, but also with other forms of
With the company's focus now primarily on wireless and slinging videos and ads to Millennials, Verizon's long-neglected DSL customers were already feeling unwanted in the wake of frozen FiOS fiber upgrades. In many areas, Verizon has simply refused t
The rise of Industry 4.0 and IIoT is a huge opportunity for the mobile sector5G and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are two megatrands taking shape in the mobile industry but they do not have a dependent relationship.The former is a new gene
The cord cutting phenomenon saw a slight slowdown during the first quarter, with the nation's biggest pay TV providers losing "just" 305,000 subscribers during the first quarter. According to the latest study from Leichtman Research, that's a notable
Cisco-led project will test 5G technology across Orkney, Shropshire and SomersetCisco has revealed more details and partners for a project that will look to determine the benefits and business case for the use of 5G to solve rural connectivity challe
While T-Mobile and Sprint executives have been busy claiming their $23 billion merger will somehow create jobs, that's neither in line with history nor analyst estimates. In fact, analysts predict that the deal will result in anywhere from 10,000 to
FCC to vote on proposal to prevent subsidies being used for equipment from risky vendorsThe US could ban telecoms subsidies from being used to purchase equipment from suppliers considered to be a national security threat.Federal Communications Chairm
Much like Verizon, AT&T executives say they're not particularly worried about the Sprint and T-Mobile merger. AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan told attendees of a conference this week that the company won't be contesting or opposing the u
Ookla's Speedtest Global Index for this quarter shows how India has gotten faster.It’s common knowledge that the 4G speeds in India aren’t up to their potential but broadband speeds are apparently doing very well. According to O
Report: UK broadband speeds 51% lower than advertised techradar.com ISPs and Ajit Pai are really sad about Senate s vote for net neutrality arstechnica.com New York, Others Added for Sprint 5G Rollout telecompetitor.com From LTE-U/LAA to 5G Spectrum
Telefonica trials could make 5G even more efficient for fixed wireless access (FWA) broadbandTelefonica and 5TONIC Labs have successfully trialled new modulation technology that improves the efficiency of 5G transmissions, delivering coverage and cap
This week's Senate vote to try and restore net neutrality now faces a steeper uphill battle in gaining approval in the House. From there it needs to avoid a Trump veto. But even if the measure fails, it's forcing politicians to put their fealty to Co