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Unlawful Robocalls Focus of FCC
The FCC has issued a Notice of Public Rule Making and Notice of Inquiry (NPRM/NOI) seeking public feedback on several proposals the commission believes will help mitigate the robocall problem that has been growing significantly over the past year to become the top consumer communications complaint

New Wireless Connectivity Solution Combines Three Technologies For Improved IoT Communications
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation has introduced a new WICED-powered Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo solution with integrated USB that streamlines the addition of robust wireless IoT connectivity with advanced coexistence

US Carrier Wars Cut Wireless Costs
According to a recent report released by Business Intelligence competitive price -cutting campaigns by the four top US wireless carriers is driving down the cost of wireless services for consumers

New Security-as-a-Service Solution Through CSPs Launched for Public and Private Wi-Fi Venues
Nominum has announced the launch of its new DNS-based Security-as-a-Service solution sold through ISPs and telecom operators to protect public and private Wi-Fi networks from ransomware, phishing, and other cyberthreats

Enea Launches High Performance, Lightweight Virtualization Platform for Customer Premise Equipment
Enea has released a new lightweight virtualization platform for customer premise deployment at the network edge, optimized for minimal footprint and high throughput for virtual network functions (VNFs)

New Cybersecurity Solution Claims To Protect All Smart Home IoT Devices and Consumer Privacy
Bullguard has announced the launch of its new consumer cybersecurity solution that the company claims delivers enterprise-grade comprehensive smart home security against cyberattacks to address growing consumer use of the Internet of Things and increasing cybersecurity concerns

NEC/Netcracker Partners with Infinera and Juniper Networks to Enable End-to-End Network Automation and Control
NEC Corporation and Netcracker Technology have announced that they are partnering with Infinera andJuniper Networks to accelerate network transformation through a new Transport SDN solution for improved network management and control

New Federal Broadband Privacy Bill Introduced
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn) has introduced a bill that requires broadband services providers to give users notice of their privacy policies and obtain opt-in consent for sensitive data

LOGIX Communications to Acquire Alpheus Communications
Logix Communications has announced an agreement to acquire Alpheus Communications adding 2800 route miles of long haul fiber to its existing network to become one of the largest metro fiber operators in Texas

New Qualcomm Wi-Fi Platform To Deliver Next-Gen Home Connectivity
Qualcomm has announced the launch of a new platform built on its mesh networking technology to deliver next-generation voice control, IoT connectivity, and carrier-class features for advanced, high quality home connectivity

EU to launch free 'WiFi4EU' hotspots
The European Union has reached an agreement enabling municipalities, libraries, hospitals and other public bodies to apply for funding for the installation of easily recognizable, multilingual WiFi4EU portals that will provide users with a free, secure high-speed internet connection

Subex Transitioning to a CSP BI Analytics Provider
Global telecom solutions provider Subex has announced it is transitioning its operations to provide analytics for communication services providers (CSPs) to improve the customer experience through better business intelligence

Smartphones Now Connecting Hub For Consumer IoT
A new report released by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) reveals that smartphones are the second most popular tech device behind TVs and has become the connecting hub for smart homes, connected cars and voice-recognition services

Sonus and GENBAND to Combine to Create a Global Leader in Real-Time Communications Software Solutions
Sonus Networks Inc. and GENBAND have announced an agreement to combine forces to boost market reach and share in the next-gen communications network space

T-Mobile Enables Customers To Use Same Phone Number Across Multiple Devices
T-Mobile has announced the launch of its new DIGITS program which enables subscribers to use their phone number across multiple connected devices for free and get extra DIGITS lines to use on their smartphone or other devices

Nevada Plans To Launch Nation's First Statewide V2V Network
The Nevada Center for Advanced Mobility and Nexar have announced a strategic partnership to develop the nation's first statewide vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) network to enable autonomous mobility and prevent road collision

New NFV Performance Monitoring Solution Introduced
Accedian has announced the launch of it new network functions virtualization (NFV) performance monitoring solution that it claims provides network operators with new distributed capability for precise, decentralized, one-way network performance monitoring

Report: Wireless Operators Have Major Revenue Opportunity With First Screen Appearance
A new report just released by Mobile Posse indicates that wireless carriers and OEMs have a multi-billion dollar revenue opportunity if they seize the first position on smartphone screens

Frontier Communications Extends Broadband Network in West Virginia
Frontier Communications has announced it is now providing enhanced broadband service to 134,000 previously unserved West Virginia households by leveraging the FCC's Connect America Fund program

New Cyber Solution Enables Mobile Operators to Detect, Block Threats to Subscribers
Flash Networks has announced a new network-based security solution that it claims seamlessly integrates into mobile operators' network policy to answer the need of MNOs to provide subscriber protection

QuadGen and SpiderCloud Wireless Join Forces
Global network solutions provider QuadGen and small cell systems developer SpiderCloud Wireless have announced they are joining forces in a partnership to provide small cell services to mobile operators and enterprises, including retail and large public venues

First Global IoT Mobile Operator Launches
Italian start-up Things Mobile has launched what it calls the world's first Internet of Things-only mobile service to provide global IoT connectivity using an innovative SIM card that supports 2G, 3G and 4G LTE network connections

New Dual Antenna, Receiver To Speed Small Cell Roll-Outs
Oscilloquartz has introduced a new dual antenna and receiver solution that the company claims will speed up the mass roll-out of indoor and outdoor small cells to meet rapidly growing demand

Comcast Increases Internet Speeds for California Customers at No Additional Cost
Comcast is more than doubling its California Xfinity Internet tier speeds at no additional charge to enable customers to stream, chat and connect multiple devices at speeds up to 55 Mbps

RCN Acquires Wave Broadband
RCN Telecom Services is acquiring northwest regional broadband service provider Wave Broadband for almost $2.4 billion to become the sixth largest cable company in the US in a deal backed by alternative asset firm TPG

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