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New AI-Based Network Analytics Solutions Address Increasing Cyberthreats
Cloud-based security solutions provider Webroot today announced the launch of three new threat analysis solutions using artificial intelligence and machine-learning to protect networks from known and unknown cyberthreats

Verizon Completes Purchase of XO Communications' Fiber Business
Verizon announced today that it has completed its 1-point-8 billion dollar purchase of XO Communications' fiberoptic network business extending its suite of high-quality network services to its enterprise and wholesale customers

Mobile Broadband Prices Declining 10 Percent Annually
A new report released today by Strategy Analytics indicates that mobile broadband service prices are declining an average of 10 percent annually but there are still huge price variations from country to country

FCC Eliminates 2 Public Inspection File Reqs, Forms Broadband Committee
The FCC today announced that it is eliminating two public inspection file requirements to reduce broadcast and cable operator regulatory burdens and forming a new broadband deployment advisory committee

AT&T In Talks With Power Companies About Broadband-Over-Power-Lines
AT&T today announced it is discussing trials of its Project AirGig with several companies including utilities to bring low-cost internet connectivity to anywhere there are power lines

Wireless Service Upgrades In Houston Continue In Advance of Superbowl
Wireless infrastructure provider Mobilitie today announced it is deploying small cell installations targeting NRG stadium and the surrounding area to enhance wireless carrier coverage and capacity for the Superbowl

New Android Security Solution Improves Mobile User's Connectivity, Cybersecurity
CyberGhost VPN today announced the launch of an Android native core VPN service for a seamless mobile connectivity and cybersecurity subscriber experience

AT&T and CWA Agree on Contract For More Former DIRECTV Workers
AT&T today announced it has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) regarding another 500 former DIRECTV tech support employees in seven states

Newly-Appointed FCC Chairman Vows To Protect Small Business From Needless Regulation
Newly-appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is proposing a new 5-year waiver of additional reporting after the small business exemption from the Title II Order's expanded reporting requirements expired last month

Hudson Fiber Completes Its National Wide Area Network
Data transport provider Hudson Fiber Network has added 16 markets to its fully-built northeast New Jersey corridor network and is now operational nationwide

FCC Votes To Expand Broadband Deployment in Rural New York
Newly appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the commission take quick action following his appointment to address the Digital Divide by providing funding to expand broadband deployment in rural New York State

UTC Commends Controversial Pai FCC Chairmanship
FCC commissioner Ajit Pai's appointment by President Trump as the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission receives support from the Utilities Technology Council

400 Gigabit Ethernet Now Reality
Ixia today announced it has successfully demonstrated 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) technology designed to support the persistent growth in global bandwidth demand and IP traffic that is expected to increase 3X over the next 5 years

Miami-Dade To Implement Country's First Fully Integrated Smart City Ecosystem
Florida's Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A Gimenez today announced a partnership between the county and CIVIQ Smartscapes to implement the nation's first fully-integrated smart city ecosystem throughout the county

New FTTx Broadband Test Solution Enables Subscriber Speeds To Be Field-Checked
EXFO today announced a new hand-held test device that enables operators rolling out residential FTTx broadband to ensure subscribers get the throughput (upload and download speeds) they expect based on results obtained directly from the testing devices used by technicians in the field

TDS To Get FCC Cash To Build Out Broadband In 25 States
TDS Telecommunications today announced it will be receiving over $75 million annually for 10 years from the FCC's Alternative Connect America Fund to improve broadband service to nearly 160000 homes in 25 states

Automotive Cellular Communications Challenge IEEE 802.11 Standard
ABI Research has released a new study that predicts vehicle-to-everything (V2E) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) use of cellular technology will challenge the legacy IEEE 80211 Dedicated Short-Range Communications standard

ProSe May Provide Mobile Operators Up To $17 Billion in Revenue By 2030
A new study by ReportsnReports released today predicts that the proximity services (ProSe) market will grow significantly over the next 13 years driven primarily by the public safety and critical comms sector transitioning from legacy LMR systems to LTE networks

Verizon Supercharges Its Houston Network for Super Bowl
Verizon today announced significant enhancements to its Houston network ahead of Super Bowl LI including over 220 permanent small cells 24 nodes-on-wheels (NOWs) 23 new permanent cell sites and LTE Advanced technology

Netflix Now Allows Users to Save Downloads to SD Card
Netflix is pushing an update to its mobile application for Android devices which will allow users to select their SD card to save downloaded shows and movies

SEA-US Cable System Secures FCC License
Globe Telecom today announced its Southeast Asia-US (SEA-US) cable system has been granted a landing license by the FCC and successfully completed the shore-end connection in Hermosa Beach CA

New Measurement Solution to Drive Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency in Optimization of LTE/4G Networks
Keysight Technologies company Anite today announced the launch of its Nemo Xynergy Geospatial Intelligence solution it claims will enable wireless network operators to improve the quality of customer experience while cutting down operating cost

New SIP Interoperability Guidelines To Speed Global IP Communications Adoption
The SIP Forum today announced it has ratified an updated technical recommendation for SIP trunking interoperability between IP PBX and carrier networks that builds upon Version 1-point-1 and provides broader more extensive set of SIP interoperability guidelines designed to speed worldwide adoption of IP communications services

Improved Analytics Help Sustain Growth in Mature EMEA Contact Center Market
A new Frost & Sullivan report released today reveals that improved analytics and omnichannel solutions that drive customer contact digital transformation are vital for success and growth in mature Eastern European Russian Middle Eastern and African contact center markets

Zenfi and Cross River Fiber Team Up To Simplify Metro Connectivity
Carrier-neutral fronthaul fiber provider ZenFi and telecom service provider Cross River Fiber today announced they are teaming up to offer an online platform that streamlines the ordering of network-to-network metro cross-connects between data centers

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