FCC Takes on Illegal Robocalls in New Report
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today announced the release of the agency’s first ever report on illegal robocalls. Under Chairman Pai, combatting illegal robocalls and malicious spoofing has been the agency’s top consumer protection priority.

FCC Advances Next Steps in Expansion of Rural Broadband Service
The Federal Communications Commission today took the next step toward expanding broadband service to over 713,000 rural homes and businesses in 45 states supported by the successful Connect America Fund Phase II Auction.

First Global Private Mobile Network for Enterprises Debuts
Tango Networks unveiled Kinetic Cloud Mobile-X, the industry’s first communications service that creates a private mobile network exclusively controlled by an enterprise for maximizing productivity of its distributed workforce.

Calix Adds Machine Learning to Help CSPs Predict Churn
Calix, Inc. today announced a new machine learning capability in the latest release of Calix Marketing Cloud (CMC) to reduce subscriber churn.

Kaloom Debuts Solution for Fully Automated Edge Data Center Deployments
Kaloom, an emerging leader in the automated data center networking software market, today announced its Cloud Edge Fabric (CEF), the first fully automated data center network fabric with native support for network slicing along with embedded 5G user plane function (UPF).

Kinetic Edge Alliance Unites Partners to Deliver Edge Computing at Scale
Vapor IO and partners have created the Kinetic Edge Alliance, an industry alliance of leading software, hardware, networking and integration companies committed to driving the broad adoption of compute, storage, access and interconnection at the edge of the cellular network, simplifying edge computing for the masses.

AT&T and VITAS Healthcare Conduct VR Study for Hospice Patients
AT&T and VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, have launched a study that intends to combine 5G with virtual reality and augmented reality (VR and AR) to test if it can help reduce chronic pain and anxiety for certain hospice patients.

Wave2Wave Enhances Layer-0 Automation for Data Center Operators
Wave2Wave Solution, the global leader in physical layer automation, today introduced two large robotic fiber switches to its ROME product family, ROME MAX and ROME MAX-T.

Telia Carrier and 123Net Partner to Increase Michigan Network Capacity
123Net, Michigan’s premier data center services provider and host of the Detroit Internet Exchange (DET-IX), has tapped Telia Carrier’s 100G-enabled global IP backbone to provide scalable capacity and connectivity to the Michigan market.

Juniper Says Smart Home Devices Will Drive Digital Voice Assistant Expansion
A new study from Juniper Research has found that there will be 8 billion digital voice assistants in use by 2023, up from an estimated 2.5 billion at the end of 2018.

Nokia Expands WING Platform with Managed Service IoT Packages
Nokia expands its WING offering with IoT applications for operators to address new vertical markets.

Ericsson and Intel Team Up on Next-Gen Hardware Infrastructure for 5G
Ericsson and Intel Corporation have begun a multi-year collaboration to align ongoing development efforts in software-defined infrastructure.

RAD Selected by Two European Tier 1 CSPs for 5G Rollouts
RAD, the industry leader in Service Assured Access, today announced that its ETX-2i-10G cell site gateway has been selected for two 5G rollouts by tier-1 service providers in Europe.

Flexenclosure Expands in Asia Pacific with Western Australian Data Center
Flexenclosure has delivered its flagship eCentre data center solution to NEXTDC Ltd, Australia’s leading independent data center as-a-service provider

Nokia and M-net to Trial Probabilistically Shaped Wavelength Transmission
Nokia and German service provider M-net have jointly announced the first field trial of probabilistically shaped wavelengths using Nokia Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE 3) super coherent technology.

Vodafone UK, Ericsson, and Qualcomm Team Up for 5G Smartphone Device Lab Tests
Vodafone UK, Ericsson and Qualcomm are teaming up to conduct lab tests of a smartphone device and 5G technology as part of preparing for 4K video and 3d holographic calling-on-the-go.

Ericsson Debuts New Broadband Critical Communications Portfolio
Ericsson has launched its critical communications broadband portfolio for service providers.

Ultra Mobile Expands Unlimited Calling to 80 Worldwide Destinations
Ultra Mobile, the nationwide carrier focused on democratizing wireless communication, announced the expansion of its unlimited calling program to more than 80 destinations around the world. With over 900,000,000 minutes of international calls over the past twelve months, this expansion pushes forward the target of one billion international minutes in 2019.

Gilat Successfully Tests Maritime Connectivity over Telesat’s Satellite
Gilat completed a successful test demonstrating exceptional maritime connectivity over Telesat’s Phase 1 LEO Satellite.

Windstream and MOBITV to Launch Kinetic TV
Windstream and MOBITV announced plans to launch an app-based television service, Kinetic TV.

IX Reach Partners with Djibouti Data Center for African Network Expansion
IX Reach has selected Djibouti Data Center as its newest Point of Presence in its African network expansion.

VADSA Chooses MDS for New MVNO in Mexico
MDS Global Ltd, a leading BSS-as-a-Service provider today announced that, Mexican-based MVNE, Valor Agregado Digital, S.A. de C.V. (VADSA) has chosen MDS Global’s MVNO solution, VNOnDemand to facilitate the launch of an innovative MVNO in Mexico.

Shaw Enhances Fiber Network with Fujitsu Platform
Shaw Communications, Inc. announced the completion of work conducted with Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. to enhance Shaw’s fibre-optic network with the Fujitsu 1FINITY platform and Virtuora software. This technology has allowed Shaw to equip its network with significant capacity and scale.

Juniper Says Digital Sports Rights to Drive Content Revenue Increase
Juniper Research predicts a $23 billion increase in digital content revenue for 2019, largely driven by the acquisition of sporting rights by top content players.

Nokia and Zain Saudi to Conduct 4.9G MIMO Pilot in Jeddah
Nokia and Zain KSA have started a massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) pilot in the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia on the TD-LTE network using 2.6 GHz spectrum.


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