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FCC Expands Rural Broadband With $121 Billion in Funding
The Federal Communications Commission has authorized over $121 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to 36,579 unserved rural homes and businesses in 16 states, representing the fourth wave of support from last year’s successful Connect America Fund Phase II auction. Providers will begin receiving funding later this month.

ProLabs Launches Solutions to Advance Fiber Infrastructure
ProLabs, a global leader in optical networking and connectivity solutions, announces the launch of the EON-OMP-2 optical platform.

FCC Chairman Recommends T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Approval
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today shared with his colleagues a draft Order that would approve, subject to conditions, the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint.

Gilat Satellite Secures Multi-million Dollar Aviation Contract
Gilat Satellite Networks announced that it will provide aero antennas with an initial agreement for tens of millions of dollars to a Tier-1 business aviation service provider. This expands Gilat's aero offering into the business aviation market with a leading tail-mount antenna for business jets.

Calix Joins prpl Foundation for Interoperable IoT Solutions
Calix, Inc. announced it has become a member of prpl Foundation, a collaborative organization of vendors and network operators dedicated to building a flexible, common software framework for embedded IoT devices

Microsoft and Jio Launch Alliance in India
Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (Jio) and Microsoft Corp. are embarking on a unique, comprehensive, long-term strategic relationship aimed at accelerating the digital transformation of the Indian economy and society.

Nokia and Vodafone New Zealand Strike 5G Deal
Nokia is set to bring 5G to New Zealand, following the announcement of the first commercial 5G network available to New Zealanders by Vodafone New Zealand.

OmniMesh Receives US Patent for Ledger Services Technology
OmniMesh, a leader in innovative content delivery solutions for service providers and content creators, has been awarded a patent on its mutual distributed ledger gateway technology which enables a broad range of content distribution and management applications.

Sprint Introduces 5G Smartphone with OnePlus
Sprint today announced its fourth 5G device and first smartphone with OnePlus, a global mobile technology company. Device specifications, pricing and exact timing will be announced soon.

HomeGrid Envisions Roadmap for Secure Wireless Connected Future with LC, VLC
HomeGrid Forum has introduced a roadmap for a secure wireless connected future with Light Communication and Visible Light Communication.

Consolidated Communications Enhances 1 Gig Internet Service in New Hampshire
Consolidated Communications Inc. today announced the company has made available 1 Gig broadband services to more than 86,000 New Hampshire residential and small business locations.

Connected2Fiber Secures $5.3 Million
Will use funding to further investment in product development and go-to-market activities.

FCC Suggests New Step to Close Digital Divide
The Federal Communications Commission has proposed taking its biggest single step to date toward closing the rural digital divide by establishing the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, which would direct up to $20.4 billion to expand broadband in unserved rural areas.

Gilat Wins US Army WIN-T Contract
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that its subsidiary Wavestream received orders for over $7 million for the US Army’s WIN-T (Warfighter Information Network-Tactical) program.

Synchronoss and Microsoft Partner on IoT, Smart Buildings
Synchronoss announces it has joined Microsoft IoT Accelerator Program and will leverage Microsoft Azure to deliver Smart Buildings proof of concept to global technology services provider Rackspace.

Naveego Introduces Accelerator Toolkit for Data Health
Naveego, an emerging leader of cloud-first distributed data accuracy solutions, today introduced the Naveego Accelerator, a quick data health analysis tool that analyzes data accuracy and provides measurable results in minutes.

New Juniper Research Data Charts Growth in Voice Assistants Controlling Smart Homes
New data from Juniper Research found that the number of voice assistants used to access smart home devices will reach 555 million by 2024; up from 105 million in 2019.

T-Mobile and Sprint Receive DOJ Clearance for Merger
T-Mobile US, Inc. and Sprint Corporation today announced they have taken an important step toward completing their proposed merger to create the New T-Mobile by entering into a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Vodafone and O2 Agree to 5G Sharing
Vodafone Limited and O2 Telefonica UK Limited announced that they have agreed to share 5G active equipment, such as radio antennas, on joint network sites across the UK.

Juniper Highlights M2M Connection Growth 2019-2024
A new study from Juniper Research has found that the global number of cellular M2M connections will reach 1.6 billion by 2024; rising from 596 million in 2019.

Oculeus: Changing The Game in Telecom Fraud Protection
Oculeus-Protect anti-fraud technology extends telecom fraud protection to cover enterprise PBX devices.

Juniper Research Tracks Increases in Consumers' Digital Wallet Spending
Consumer spend via digital wallets across Europe and North America will increase by 40% this year to nearly $790 billion, according to a new study from Juniper Research.

Verizon Launches 5G in Fifth US City, St. Paul
Verizon launched 5G Ultra Wideband mobility service in St. Paul, Minnesota, joining Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis and Providence as the fifth of more than 30 Verizon 5G mobility cities Verizon plans to launch in 2019.

Vodafone Set to Become Europe's Largest Converged Operator
Vodafone Group confirms that the European Commission has cleared its acquisition of Liberty Global’s operations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania.

Vodafone's 5G Network Expansion Continues
Vodafone continues to expand its 5G network, already the largest in the UK.

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