Cisco, Ericsson Team Up

Two of the biggest global vendors announced a strategic partnership this morning. Cisco and Ericsson are teaming up to ‘create networks of the future’. … [ visit site to read more ]

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Pay-TV’s broadcast of the Mayweather-Pacquiao match was plagued with interruptions

The Mayweather-Pacquiao match may have been one of the biggest pay-per-view boxing events in decades, but technical problems caused major disruptions for viewers trying to tune in.

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Industry Spotlight: Level 3’s Jack Waters on Integration and Beyond

One of the biggest deals in internet infrastructure this year was the combination of Level 3 and tw telecom, which just closed a couple weeks ago.  Both companies had strong momentum in the enterprise markets, and once integrated the combined network and on-net building footprints will be quite formidable by any measure.  The key, therefore, is to make that happen.  With us today to talk about the integration ahead and the road beyond is Level 3’s longtime Chief Technology Officer, Jack Waters. … [ visit site to read more ]

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tw telecom Pushes North From New York

Following quickly on the heels of its move out in San Diego, tw telecom’s national metro markets expansion moved back to the East Coast.  With the Level 3 deal still pending, they have been pushing steadily ahead with the expansion they announced last November.  Today the market is the greater New York City metro area , which may be the biggest metro market in the country but has never been one of tw telecom’s bigger strongholds.

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tw telecom Launches In Philly

With a launch yesterday , tw telecom has taken its network expansion campaign to Philadelphia at last. It’s a brand new market for tw telecom, starting to fill in what had long been perhaps the biggest hole in the company’s national coverage — the entire state of Pennsylvania. … [ visit site to read more ]

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Comcast and AT&T will Transform and Dominate U.S. Triple Play Market

Assuming both the Comcast acquisition of Time Warner Cable, and the AT&T bid to buy DirecTV are approved by regulators and antitrust authorities, the U.S. communications market (which now is becoming inseparable from the video entertainment services market) would be transformed. Comcast would be the largest U.S. service provider, ranked by customer relationships, while AT&T would be only the second largest

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Telefonica Takes Aim at Brazil, Bids For GVT

With its home turf in Spain still a painful market, Telefonica seems to have decided that its best bet for the future lies in Latin America.  Rumors last week had them sniffing around assets in Mexico in the wake of Carlos Slim’s retreat, but this morning they took a more concrete action.  Telefonica has bid for GVT , and if they succeed they’ll have the biggest marketshare in the largest regional market.

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Thailand 4G Auction Postponement Could Affect Mobile Market Share

Communications spectrum, politics, money, market share and firm fortunes almost always are intimately connected. In Thailand, for example, a delay in holding of fourth generation network spectrum auctions might help the smallest service provider, and harm the biggest provider. Advanced Info Service, for example, is the biggest mobile company, in terms of subscribers, but has the least amount of spectrum. True, the smallest of the three national carriers, recently got an investment from China Mobile, and the spectrum auction delay could slow AIS growth

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Major Changes Coming for Mexico Telecommunications

Mexico is moving towards the biggest overhaul of the telecommunications sector in more than two decades, as legislation has passed the Senate authorizing a number of changes to increase competition

T-Mobile US Creeping Past Sprint in Terms of Market Share

T-Mobile US is creeping closer to a rather rare event in the recent history of the U.S. mobile business, namely a shift in leader market share that has any of the leading providers changing its rank. Some might argue the switch will happen sometime in 2015, if T-Mobile US maintains its present sales momentum and Sprint cannot ignite faster subscriber growth. In fact, T-Mobile (including former MetroPCS assets) is now the third largest service provider, in terms of smartphone accounts, if share includes prepaid and postpaid accounts

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Level 3 Rides Enterprise Revs to Another Big Quarter

In its first quarter report , Level 3 Communications picked up where it left off in Q4 of 2013.  That’s a good thing, because Q4 was their biggest in recent memory.  CNS and total revenues beat expectations (both mine and the street’s), as did EBITDA and earnings per share.

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Which Will Win: Wi-Fi-First, Wi-Fi-Only or Wi-Fi Sometimes?

Republic Wireless and Scratch Wireless already offer discount mobile service on Wi-Fi-first basis. Google and

Which Will Win: Wi-Fi-First, Wi-Fi-Only or Wi-Fi Sometimes?

Republic Wireless and Scratch Wireless already offer discount mobile service on Wi-Fi-first basis. Google and

For Networks, Has Consolidation’s Fever Broken?

For the better part of a decade now, the biggest stories in the US fiber business have been about consolidation. What with Level 3′s backbone and metro moves, Zayo’s epic roll-up, Lightower’s consolidation of the northeast, Birch’s twenty plus little CLEC deals, cable’s recent fiber forays, and all the rest — there just aren’t that many targets left out there that haven’t already … [ visit site to read more ]

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For Networks, Has Consolidation’s Fever Broken?

For the better part of a decade now, the biggest stories in the US fiber business have been about consolidation. What with Level 3′s backbone and metro moves, Zayo’s epic roll-up, Lightower’s consolidation of the northeast, Birch’s twenty plus little CLEC deals, cable’s recent fiber forays, and all the rest — there just aren’t that many targets left out there that haven’t already … [ visit site to read more ]

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Cheaper to Manufacture in U.S. Than China, Firms Find

One of the biggest problems people and forecasters make is to extrapolate from current trends into the future.

Cheaper to Manufacture in U.S. Than China, Firms Find

One of the biggest problems people and forecasters make is to extrapolate from current trends into the future.

AllSeen aims to unite Internet of Things

This article was authored by John C. Tanner, and was originally posted on  telecomasia.net . One of the biggest challenges of realizing the Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t connecting things to the internet but getting them to talk to each other.

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LTE in Unlicensed Spectrum?

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CoreSite, Equinix, Level 3 Line Up For Amazon’s AWS Direct Connect

Amazon is the undeniable king of the the first public cloud era, and therefore it’s into their infrastructure where the biggest demand for cloud connectivity has been and continues to be. And so today we have three major infrastructure providers announcing expanded support for AWS Direct Connect, which itself has been around for two years already. … [ visit site to read more ]

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