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Ericsson, PCIA press Congress to speed up wireless gear installations on federal lands

Both PCIA and Ericsson pushed Congress to streamline the installation of wireless network equipment on federal lands, arguing that the process right now is too cumbersome.

Updated: U-verse expands GigaPower to suburban Miami, Kansas City, Atlanta and Chicago

Continuing the 1-Gig push, AT&T  is expanding its U-verse with GigaPower service to several communities in the Miami, Atlanta, Chicago and Kansas City, Mo., area. The expansion brings the number of cities with GigaPower to 17. The company said it still plans to expand GigaPower to the Jacksonville, Fla., and St. Louis metro areas as well.

BT, Alcatel-Lucent expand broadband testing to 2,000 more UK homes

BT is moving forward with its strategy to get ultra-fast broadband technology deployed in select parts of the United Kingdom in the near future. The carrier is working with Alcatel-Lucent on a consumer test of, a technology that can enable broadband speeds up to 330 Mbps over copper, in Gosforth, located in northeast England.

Telco Systems leads NFV concept demo in collaboration with Orange, Cisco, Intel and Netrounds

Telco Systems, an Israel-headquartered SDN and NFV specialist, Orange, Cisco, Intel and NFV network quality assurance company Netrounds are demonstrating an NFV automation proof-of-concept at this week's SDN & OpenFlow World Congress.

Nokia, Ooredoo sign new 5-year deal spanning 2G, 3G and 4G

Nokia and Ooredoo Group signed what the infrastructure vendor called a "major framework agreement" covering long-term network development in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia.

Broadband bill links deployments to federal highway projects

A bipartisan group of senators introduced a "Streamlining and Investing in Broadband Infrastructure Act" that will use a "dig once" policy to link broadband deployment to federal highway projects. According to a Federal Highway Administration estimate about 90 percent of the cost of deploying fiber comes from digging up and replacing roads.

Report: Google has 'almost perfected' Loon technology for rural broadband coverage

Google has "almost perfected" its Project Loon balloon technology and its first deal with operators is set to be announced "hopefully very soon," a Google executive said at the GSMA Mobile 350 Series held in Cape Town, South Africa, last week, according to Mobile World Live.

Verizon hasn't completed its FiOS rollout in Pittsburgh, mayor says

Verizon is now facing another attack on its FiOS buildout from Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, who says that the provider did not fulfill its FTTH commitments in the city.

Great Plains Communications builds Nebraska-Iowa diverse 100G route

Great Plains Communications, a Blair, Neb.-based independent telco, has completed a diverse network route expansion stretching from Nebraska to Des Moines, Iowa, allowing it to more effectively address new wholesale service opportunities.

Telefónica and MegaFon extend strategic alliance first signed in 2013

Telefónica and MegaFon have extended a strategic alliance first signed in 2013 to enable the two operators to continue to collaborate in a number of areas including procurement and network technology.