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Smith Micro Software Acquires New Mobile Safety Platform For At-Risk Customers' Mobile Devices, Wearables
Smith Micro Software today announced it has acquired iMobileMagic and its comprehensive platform for family locator and parental controls enhancing the company's portfolio with more location-based services and consumer apps

AT&T Takes Industry Lead In Blocking Robocalls
AT&T recently announced that it would provide customers with robocall-blocking technology causing FCC chairman Tom Wheeler to release a statement today on the progress of this initiative

Verizon Snaps Up Yahoo
Verizon Communications Inc today announced it will acquire Yahoo's operating business for almost five billion dollars in cash

C Spire Launching New IP Video Delivery Platform
Telco and technology services provider C Spire today announced it is launching a new content delivery platform that eliminates the need for set-top boxes by utilizing the most popular streaming devices

Ericsson's CEO Steps Down
Ericsson today announced that its CEO Hans Vestberg has stepped down effective immediately and is being temporarily replaced by CFO Jan Frykhammar

MobiFone Builds First High-Capacity Optical Network In Vietnam
Vietnamese mobile operator MobiFone today announced it is building out its first high-capacity converged packet-optical network in the country to provide high-speed mobile broadband service to 25 provinces

Sprint Opens New Great Plains HQ
Sprint today announced a new regional headquarters in Edina Minnesota to serve the Great Plains states as part of its new ONE Sprint organizational change

Verizon Introduces New Network-As-A-Service
Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced the launch of its new software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) service that helps enterprise clients transition to virtual software-based network models

Telenor Taps RanPlan For Next Gen Outdoor/Indoor Wireless Network Solutions
Major mobile operator Telenor today announced it has selected wireless technology developer RanPlan to provide design and optimization tools to help implement complex next generation macro small cell HetNet DAS and backhaul networks

Orange Acquires Log'in Consultants To Add Virtualization Services for Enterprise Cloud Migration
Orange today announced the acquisition of desktop virtualization integration services provider Log'in Consultants to strengthen Orange's ability to offer desktop virtualization to enterprises throughout Europe and support companies who are migrating more of their operations to the cloud

Advanced Services Such As Videoconferencing Key Revenue Sources for Wireline Service Providers
A new JD Power report indicates service such as fiberoptic Internet access web hosting and videoconferencing are key revenue generators and increase customer satisfaction for business wireline customers

Americans Fed Up With Robocalls
The YouMail National Robocall Index released today reveals that last month 79 million robocalls were made every day highlighting the need for solutions to block this barrage of unwanted calls

Etisalat Launches Cloud-Based Evolved Packet Core For Mobile
UAE telecom Etisalat today announced it has launched its first virtualized telecom function a cloud-based Evolved Packet Core for mobile service

AT&T, Orange Team Up To Work on SDN, NFV Open Source and Standardization Initiatives
AT&T announced today it is collaborating with Orange to accelerate the standardization of software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) technologies

GSA Extends Verizon Contracts For 5 Years During Transition To Solutions-Based Contract
The US General Services Administration (GSA) has announced a 5 year extension to Verizon's Networx program while the agency transitions to a streamlined network strategy focused on solutions instead of technologies

Telcos Want A Closer Look Taken at Broadband Business Report
The Invest in Broadband for America coalition made up of six telecom carriers want the FCC's recent Business Broadband Report peer-reviewed claiming it's based on flawed data

AT&T, IBEW Resolving Labor Disputes
AT&T today announced reaching two tentative agreements with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) regarding former DIRECTV workers in 14 states

New Mobile Solution First in North America Enabling SMBs To Use Mobile Phones Like Networked Desk Phones
Canadian communication solutions provider Rogers Unison today announced a new mobile solution enabling small businesses to have the same features of a traditional landline phone on their mobile devices

MVNOs, Telcos Now Have Easier Access To Global Wi-Fi Services
IoT and MVNO solutions provider Teleena has announced it is partnering with iPass Inc to deliver customized white-label global Wi-Fi to MVNOs telcos enterprises and loyalty partners

Technavio Names Top 6 Global OSS-BSS Vendors
Market analyst Technavio today released its report on the global OSS-BSS software market naming the top 6 vendors the firm expects to impact the market over the next 5 years

FCC Okays Extending Unlicensed V-Band Bandwidth
The FCC has issued a new report and order that expands the V-Band portion of the spectrum to include 57 to 71 GHz for a total of 14 GHz of contiguous unlicensed spectrum affecting the millimeter wave backhaul market

Hong Kong's HKBN Now Licensed To Offer MVNO Services
Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited (HKBN) today announced it has been approved by the government to provide mobile service to residential and commercial markets in addition to the fiber-based broadband services it currently offers

AT&T Launches New Service To Help Businesses Deploy Network Services In Minutes
AT&T today announced a new network provisioning and deployment service called Network Functions on Demand that the telecom claims enables businesses to deploy a single universal piece of equipment choose virtualized functions and deploy them in different countries simultaneously a process that typically takes months now take minutes

Comcast Partners With HUD To Close Digital Divide
Comcast today announced it is collaborating with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide Internet essentials that will reach more than 40 percent of all HUD-assisted households nationwide in an effort to further close the digital divide that hinders connectivity in lower income households

Blue Jay Wireless Settles Improper Lifeline Program Enrollments for 2 Million Dollars
Hawaii's Blue Jay Wireless reached a settlement with the FCC to pay two million dollars for improperly enrolling several thousand Hawaiian customers for Lifeline reimbursements

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