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T-Mobile Files to Test 3.5 GHz Band for 5G Use
T-Mobile is asking the FCC for permission to test the 3-point-5 GHz band used for Citizens Broadband Radio Services (CBRS) for possible 5G use as soon as practically possible

New Cell Phone Interdiction Control System Aids Law Enforcement
CellAntenna International today announced the launch of a 2G 3G 4G-LTE and 5G cell phone interdiction solution strictly for law enforcement agencies to detect and report illegal cell phone information to carriers for disconnection

Comcast Launches New Mobile Service Combining 4G LTE and Wi-Fi
Comcast today announced the launch of its new Xfinity Mobile wireless service that utilizes the company's 4G LTE network in conjunction with 16 million Wi-Fi hotspots to provide more cost-efficient mobile service for internet and data access

Rural New Yorkers To Receive Broadband Connectivity
Redline Communications Group today announced it will be deploying a broadband connectivity solution for Mohawk Networks to provide improved internet access to customers in Lewis County upstate New York

C Spire Expands Coverage For Much of Its 4G LTE Network
Telecom and technology services provider C Spire today announced it has expanded its 4G LTE network coverage by adding low-band spectrum to over 900 cell sites improving service in rural areas and along major traffic corridors

New OSS Platform To Help CSPs Transition To Virtualization
OSS solutions developer Dimetis today announced its new carrier-grade OSS orchestration platform to help communications services providers manage NVF transitions with service and network agility lifecycle service automation and scalability

New Hot-Swappable, Pluggable Server Eases NFV Rollouts
ADVA Optical Networking today announced the launch of its new pluggable server it claims will simplify scalable NFV rollouts for greater cost-effectiveness

Newly Deployed 4.5G LTE-A Network Fastest in The Pacific Islands
Huawei today announced it has partnered with communications services provider Bluesky to deploy a 4-point-5G LTE-Advanced network to replace the CSP's existing 2G/3G network and meet growing demand for mobile applications and services in American Samoa Samoa and the Cook Islands

AT&T Introduces Open-Source, White-Box Switch
AT&T today announced it has successfully tested the industry's first open-source multi-supplier white box switch exponentially smaller than current designs to help drive V2V and 5G connectivity

Telia Carrier Adds Additional New York to Chicago Fiber Route
Wholesale carrier Telia Carrier today announced it is adding an additional fiber route between New York and Chicago to expand its global backbone and provide enhanced 100G-plus service options for carriers

New 911 Solution Solves Mobile User Location Determination Problem
Comtech Telecommunications and LaaSer Critical Communications today announced a joint enhanced 911 solution that delivers mobile location and associated emergency call information to the right 911 dispatch center for faster more efficient response

Verizon Adds New Zealand PoP To Expand Its Edgecast Content Delivery Network
Verizon Digital Media Services today announced it is collaborating with Australian SDN provider Megaport to expand its Edgecast Content Delivery Network with a new point-of-presence in Auckland New Zealand

EU/South Korean Project To Deliver World's First 5G System Prototype For 2018 Winter Games
French research institute Leti today announced it is partnering with 13 Korean companies to deliver an integrated 5G terrestrial wireless and satellite system in conjunction with the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang Korea

Deutsche Telekom To Offer Unlimited Mobile Streaming
Deutsche Telekom has announced starting April 19 it is offering StreamOn users unlimited audio and video mobile streaming without affecting their high-speed data volume amounts in a move the company says revolutionizes the German mobile communications market

FCC's Pai Makes Statements on Charter Communications Overbuild and Rural Broadband
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today made two statements regarding the commission's reversal of the Charter Communication's overbuild requirement and the formation of the Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force

Aerial Drone To Deliver Fully-Functional 4G Cell Service
Fenix Group Inc today announced it has partnered with Martin UAV to successfully launch what it calls the industry's first flying cell tower using a drone to provide 4G cell phone service

AT&T Launches Global Public Sector Initiative
AT&T today announced it is launching a global public sector initiative aimed at expanding services for advanced information and communications technologies to government and education customers across federal state local and international public market sectors

AT&T To Build Nation's First Broadband Public Safety Network
AT&T is partnering with the First Responder Network Authority to deploy the first nationwide wireless network dedicated to police firefighters and emergency medical services to facilitate seamless inter-agency communications during national emergencies

New Submarine Cable-Laying Ship About To Enter Service
NTT Communications Corporation today announced its new submarine cable-laying vessel Kizuna is now fully outfitted and will enter service to lay undersea telecommunications cable in the near future

FCC's Open April Meeting To Discuss Removing Wired, Wireless Infrastructure Regs
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced its April open meeting agenda which will include discussion about removing regulatory barriers to wired and wireless infrastructure investments among other topics

Frontier Communications Expands Broadband to 25,000 Additional Texas Households
Frontier Communications today announced it is bringing enhanced broadband service to an additional 25-thousand households in Texas through a combination of the carrier's capital investment and the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF) program

TIM and Italtel Modernize Voice Over IP Services for Poste Italiane
Italian ICT company TIM and leading telecom provider Italtel today announced they are upgrading the VoIP infrastructure of Italy's largest postal service provider using network function virtualization (NFV)

Verizon Launches First Nationwide IoT LTE Network
Verizon today announces it is launching the first nationwide commercial 4G LTE Category M1 network to provide wireless access for the Internet of Things (IoT)

EXFO Announces CEO Transition
Global network test data and analytics solutions provider EXFO has announced its founder and CEO Germain Lamaonde is stepping aside as CEO after founding the company and running it for more than 30 years

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