Charter Goes for the Gig With Major Expansion Announcement and More to Come

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Today Charter announced it had expanded its Spectrum Internet Gig service to new markets, including Los Angeles, Dallas and Milwaukee. Charter gigabit has now been rolled out to approximately 23 million U.S. homes and the company expects to extend this service to most of its 41-state market by the end of the year. Charter gigabit...Learn More

AT&T: Ongoing Pay-TV Transition is Painful and Expensive, But We’ve Been There, Done That

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The ongoing pay-TV transition, where consumers are increasingly embracing OTT, mobile TV, and SVOD options over traditional linear video, is a difficult one for a company like AT&T. But according to AT&T CFO John Stephens, the communications conglomerate is not only weathering the storm, but succeeding. On today’s quarterly earnings conference call, Stephens cited AT&T’s...Learn More

New BendBroadband 600 Mbps Tier Launched, Joins Other TDS Cable Broadband Upgrades

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A new BendBroadband 600 Mbps broadband service was announced today by parent company TDS. The launch follows similar TDS cable broadband upgrades, which also feature 600 Mbps tiers. BendBroadband operates in central Oregon and was acquired by TDS back in 2014. TDS has since assembled quite a few cable operators, including properties in Colorado, Utah,...Learn More

IHS: 74% of Enterprises Conducted SD-WAN Lab Trials Last Year

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Seventy-four percent of medium-size to large enterprises participating in a survey by IHS Markit conducted SD-WAN lab trials last year. The survey found that many will move to production trials and live production this year. “As companies shift a greater portion of their IT infrastructure into the cloud, and expand their physical presence to go...Learn More

ABI: Verizon, AT&T 5G Efforts to Contribute to 2018 30% Growth in Fixed Wireless Broadband

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The global fixed wireless broadband market will grow 30% in 2018 and will generate $18 billion in service revenue, according to a fixed wireless broadband forecast from ABI Research. As 5G fixed wireless broadband access is set to be launched in North America in 2018, it is set to expand and provide consumers with better quality service in...Learn More

It’s Slow and Steady as She Goes, as Xfinity Mobile Penetration Hits 2.4%

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Comcast revealed Xfinity mobile progress today as they reported 1Q18 financials. Xfinity mobile subscriber counts are a closely watched metric, as they represent the cable industry’s progress in breaching the wireless industry, which is currently dominated by the four major national carriers, and a host of smaller regional carriers throughout the U.S. Comcast added 196K...Learn More

High-Stakes Broadband Drama at FCC as CTIA, CCA Float Compromise CBRS Proposal, But WISPA Begs to Differ

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Two organizations representing mobile wireless service providers have sent a letter to the FCC with what they called a “compromise proposal” for the planned auction of citizens band radio service (CBRS) licenses in the 3.5 GHz spectrum band. The compromise CBRS proposal comes from CTIA – The Wireless Association and the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA)...Learn More

Report: Network Automation Investment Should Result in ‘Hulk’ Like Performance

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Network automation investment will grow by about 30% between now and 2021 and 75% of responding companies said they would implement full or significant automation during the next five years. The research was conducted by ACG Research on behalf of Ciena. Respondents included decision makers from service providers and large enterprises worldwide. “A new theme...Learn More

Verizon Leans on IoT Growth, Fios Broadband to Maintain Revenue Growth in 1Q18

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Verizon today reported first-quarter 2018 results highlighted by consolidated revenue growth and strong Verizon Wireless customer loyalty. Verizon revenues were up 6% over the same period last year. For first-quarter 2018, Verizon reported EPS of $1.11, compared with 84 cents in first-quarter 2017. On an adjusted basis (non-GAAP), first-quarter 2018 EPS was $1.17, compared with...Learn More

Microsoft Airband Project Gains Another Partner, Targets Rural Virginia Fixed Wireless Project

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Microsoft and Declaration Networks Group are partnering on a project to bring fixed wireless broadband to 65,000 people on Virginia’s eastern shore over the next three years. The Microsoft Declaration Networks deal is part of Microsoft’s Rural Airband initiative, which aims to bring broadband to unserved areas of the U.S. within five years using a...Learn More

EXCLUSIVE: AT&T, Verizon Outline FirstNet Interoperability Details; Rural Specifics Remain Light

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AT&T and Verizon have been conducting a sort of press release duel in recent months with regard to public safety communications. Verizon traditionally has had the largest share of that market, but AT&T gained a tremendous edge when it won contracts and spectrum to build out a nationwide mobile broadband network on which public safety...Learn More

DOJ eSIM Investigation Cites Possible Verizon, AT&T Collusion and Raises Issues About Standards-Setting Process

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Development of the latest eSIM standard is on hold, pending an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, global standards organization GSMA said Saturday. Regardless of how it is resolved, the DOJ eSIM investigation raises some important issues about the standards-setting process. DOJ eSIM Investigation eSIM technology incorporates a range of features, and among other...Learn More

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