20,000 AT&T Mobility Employees Get Contract Extension
AT&T today announced an agreement with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) to extend the current contract of 20000 AT&T Mobility Orange workers in 36 states and the District of Columbia while the two organizations continue to hammer out a new contract

Mobile Operators Eye $85 Billion Non-Core Services Opportunity Over Next 5 Years
Juniper Research today released a new study that predicts Big Data analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity could yield as much as $85 billion in additional revenues for mobile operators

New Optical Transceiver Offers Universal Upgrade Path To Next Gen XGS-PON Networks
Source Photonics today announced the launch of its new optical transceiver which it claims is the industry's first universal solution for next-generation GPON network migration

New vRAN Solution Claims Easier, More Cost-Effective Indoor Cellular Deployment
Parallel WIreless today announced it is working with Node-H and Arcadyan Technology Corporation to cost-effectively address indoor cellular deployment challenges with a self-configuring self-optimizing indoor multi-technology solution

New Partnership Aims To Deliver Robust, Carrier-Grade NFV Security
Trend Micro today announced it is joining forces with NEC and Netcracker to deliver an integrated virtualized network security solution for carrier-grade network functions virtualization (NFV)

FCC Reforms Continue
Newly-appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has released a statement that consent decree enforcement activities will require the participation and agreement of the full commission

Nokia Looking To Buy Comptel
Nokia today announced its intention to acquire Comptel to advance its software strategy and is launching a recommended cash tender offer for all the shares and option rights in Comptel

IoT and Cybersecurity Experts Form Cybersecurity Alliance
AT&T today announced it is partnering with IBM Nokia and other industry-leading cybersecurity and IoT experts to help customers address IoT cybersecurity challenges demystify IoT security and share best practices

EU Takes Final Step To End Retail Mobile Roaming Charges
The Council of the European Union today announced that embassadors of the member countries have endorsed the wholesale deal that will end the use of retail mobile roaming charges in the European Union

New Content Security Solution Combines Watermarking and DRM Technologies
Viaccess-Orca today announced it is partnering with ContentArmor to provide an advanced digital content security solution combining ContentArmor's watermarking technology with Viaccess-Orca's digital rights management products

New Integration Solution Optimizes Native Advertising for Mobile Delivery
Sharethrough has announced the launch of a new solution for mobile buyers evolving campaign strategies beyond banners that integrates StrikeAd's mobile-first tools with Sharethrough's native scale and publisher network

New Inline Amplifier Suite Designed to Simplify Network Deployment and Management
XKL today announced the launch of its new suite of inline amplifiers designed to reduce noise figure for added efficiency cost-effectiveness and customer manageability

NGN Prepares For Significant Subscriber Growth in 2017
Georgia-based member-owned telecom services provider NGN today announced plans are underway to increase equipment inventory and support staff to respond to increased network demand this year

New Network Switch Enables 10G Speed and PoE
Huawei and Aurora Multimedia today announced what they claim is the world's first network switch that enables an IPX transceiver to receive Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) and 10G speed over the same data cable

AMS-IX and SIfy Launch Carrier-Neutral Internet Exchange in Mumbai
The Amsterdam Internet Exchange and Sify Technologies today announced the launch of AMS-IX India a carrier-neutral open Internet Exchange (IX) in Mumbai India designed for one of the world's fastest growing internet markets accelerated by 4G adoption government support and newly-established large content players

TV and Video Delivery Expected To Be Big Part of 5G Wireless
A new report released today by Strategy Analytics predicts that 5G will support 1 Gbps data throughput to help make TV and video delivery a major component of 5G wireless service

New FCC Policy Direction Taking Shape Under Pai
Recently-appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has issued two new statements that help indicate the direction the commission will be taking under his leadership

Joint Industry Testing Event Shows Next-Gen Ethernet Ready To Go
The first joint Ethernet Alliance and NBASE-T Alliance test event demonstrates market readiness of 2-point-5GBASE-T and 5-point-5GBASE-T Ethernet for the development and deployment of compatible products

Over Half of Mobile Data Users Wish Carriers Provided More Personalization
A new study released by Comptel Corporation reveals that 55 percent of mobile data users in the US and UK are eager for more personalized messages and services from their carriers

STIR/SHAKEN - Potent New Anti-Robocall Cocktail
ATIS and the SIP Forum today announced the publication of a new specification that represents a major advancement in industry efforts to combat robocalling the leading US consumer complaint

Unlocked Phone Customers More Satisfied Despite More Carrier Contact
A JD Power study released today indicates that mobile customers with unlocked cellphones (no contracts) are more satisfied with their customer service despite increased contact from their carriers

MENA Internet Streaming Service Now Billing Directly Through Largest Regional Telecom
The leading Internet streaming service provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) ICFLIX is now doing direct subscriber billing through the Gulf's largest telecom

LTE Data Roaming Now Available In 75 Percent of the World
A new report released today by BICS reveals that global data roaming has increased significantly and is now available in 143 countries up from 75 just three years ago

First LTE Cat 1 Modules With VoLTE Support Certified For AT&T Network
Swiss Wireless electronics provider u-blox today announced its two new LTE Cat 1 Modules with voice over LTE (VoLTE) support are the first to be certified for use over the AT&T cellular network

Quantis Global Expanding and Improving European and African Broadband Service
Quantis Global has signed an agreement that will expand and improve its broadband service in Europe and Northern Africa using high-throughput Intelsat SA satellites


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