EU Looking To Dump Wholesale Roaming Fees
The Council of the European Union has announced it is adopting a new approach to wholesale roaming fee rules as part of its strategy to abolish those fees altogether by June 2017

Canadians Now Have Text With 911 Service Nationwide
The Canadian Hearing Society and the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) today announced the availability of text with 911 service across the country for the deaf hard-of-hearing and speech impaired

FCC Report Credits ISPs With Generally Delivering Promised Broadband Speeds
The Federal Communications Commission today released its sixth Measuring Broadband America report on the nationwide test of fixed broadband services that examines actual versus advertised speeds

New Software To Aid 5G, IoT Network Implementation
InfoVista today announced a new software release that supports Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies such as Sigfox and LoRa as well as mmW propagation modeling for 5G planning

Half of Brits Fear Losing Mobile Data Service
New research by British mobile phone provider Plusnet Mobile reveals that 50 percent of British mobile users are gripped with a Fear of No Data (FOND) replacing the recently pervasive Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)

New Broadband Group Forming To Boost NFV Adoption
The Broadband Forum today announced the first steps have been taken to form a new industry connectivity and virtualization committee of global service providers to help define an industrywide framework for automated introduction integration and delivery of virtualized services

5G Poised To Take Off Even As Telcos Meet Growing LTE Market Demands
A new study released today by ABI Research indicates that even as LTE-A and LTE-Pro market demands continue to grow major operators are getting ready for 5G deployment as 4G demand softens in developed markets

Altice USA: Full Speed Ahead To Provide 10Gbps FTTH
Fourth largest US cable company Altice USA today announced plans for large-scale fiber-to-the-home deployment across its footprint to deliver broadband speeds up to 10Gbps to residential and business customers

Sprint Rolls Out New Anti-Robocall, Spoofing Service
Transaction Network Services (TNS) today announced that Sprint will be deploying TNS subsidiary Cequint's new caller ID solution that features an advanced telephone number scoring and categorization algorithm to more effectively protect subscribers from robocalls and ID spoofing

Huawei Announces New MBB Platform To Better Connect Operators, Communities
Huawei has announced a new mobile broadband platform initiative it is calling TechCity 2-point-0 to help telecom operators more effectively provide high-speed connectivity to subscribers and communities over wireless networks

MNOs Flocking to NFV To Handle Network Expansion
A new report out today from ABI Research reveals that mobile network operators are increasingly embracing network functions virtualization (NFV) as the most effective way to handle network expansion and mobile packet core spending will top 8 billion dollars by 2021

AT&T Expands Service Offerings on Amazon Web Services
AT&T today announced that enterprise application providers Infor and Pegasystems are becoming part of the AT&T NetBond Ecosystem via the AWS Direct Connect Bundle program

Biometric Authentication Coming Soon To A Mobile Device Near You
Juniper Research released a new report today that predicts voice and facial recognition technology known as biometric authentication will be installed on over 600 million mobile devices including smart phones and wearables by 2021

Russian MNOs Combine Spectrums to Increase Data Transfer Rates
Russian mobile network operators MTS and VimpelCom today announced they will be sharing 4G spectrum space and constructing LTE networks in 30 regions to boost subscriber data transfer rates

New Report: Almost Half of Global Telecoms Actively Seeking Mergers Next Year
A new report released today by financial advisory firm EY reveals that 48 percent of telecoms internationally are actively pursuing mergers or acquisitions next year as convergence and increased competition drive the market

TELUS , Huawei Deploy HetNet In Downtown Vancouver
Canadian telecom TELUS and Chinese telecom equipment provider Huawei successfully deploy a next-generation hetergeneous network (HetNet) in downtown Vancouver 5G Living Lab

WBA Says 5G and IoT Deployment Impossible Without Seamless Wi-Fi, Licensed Networks Access
The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and Maravedis-Rethink released a report today that claims the Internet of Things and 5G are impractical without convergence and coexistence of licensed and unlicensed technologies and networks

New PIM Test Probe More Precisely Locates Wireless Network Interference
Anritsu today announced the launch of its new PIM test probe enabling field technicians to precisely track causes of interference to better maintain wireless network performance

Worldwide 4G LTE Device Market Predicted to Grow over 13 Percent Annually thru 2024
Persistence Marketing Group issued a new study today that predicted global sales of 4G LTE devices will increase from almost 345 billion dollars US in 2016 to over 926 billion dollars US by 2024

New SDN Technology Offers Automated Network Traffic Optimization To Boost Efficiency
Coriant and Agile Networks today announced Coriant's new multi-layer SDN packet controller has successfully demonstrated rapid service activation and improved end-to-end efficiencies in a live statewide network trial

New Call-Blocking Solution Provides Consumers With Greater Call Visibility And Control
Smart communications platform provider Ooma today announced the launch of its new customizable call-blocking solution that enables a number of call treatment options to tailor the level of response to telemarketers and robocallers

Next-Gen Sensors Driving Mobile Device Design
A new report released today by Frost & Sullivan indicate that increasingly sophisticated imaging chemical and bio-sensing sensors are driving new smart phone and wearable use possibilities and designs

MNOs Favor Small Cells To Handle Growing Urban Use
ABI Research today released a new study that reveals mobile network operators (MNOs) are turning to 4G LTE outdoor small cells as the most effective way to handle rapidly growing urban network traffic

New Mobile OS Provides Instant App Access To Users
1APP today announced the launch of its new mobile operating system (OS) that enables developers and providers to embed distribute and provide accessibility to apps anywhere on any device

IBM Offering IoT As A Service
IBM today announced a number of new end-to-end business services and capabilities that seamlessly integrate its Watson IoT platform with implementation support and transformation services to deliver new business models as a service


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