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Verizon blasts CWA copper network claims, calling them a labor negotiation tactic

Verizon says that the Communications Workers of America union's claims that the telco is abandoning its copper networks in various states is just a labor negotiation tactic.

RCN Business jumps into the 100G Ethernet game

RCN Business has responded to the growing demand for higher speed Ethernet services by upgrading its network to support 100G links. By making this network upgrade, the service provider can now offer customers in its serving areas a choice of Ethernet speeds that can scale from 3 Mbps to 100 Gbps.

Orange teams with utility Engie to expand electricity grid in Africa

Orange and France-based energy utility Engie have signed a partnership covering plans to expand the rural electricity grid in Africa as well as improve the supply of energy to Orange's infrastructure in the region.

Nokia Networks and Polkomtel partner for Wi-Fi calling in Poland

Polkomtel is gearing up to become the first mobile operator in Poland to offer Wi-Fi calling after it teamed up with Nokia Networks to trial the vendor's voice-over-Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) technology.

Cisco-style partnerships will fuel Ericsson's push into new markets, strategy chief says

Ericsson will seek further partnerships like the one it recently struck with Cisco in order to achieve its goal of becoming a leader in non-core markets and offset a likely slowdown in telecoms infrastructure sales, chief strategy officer Rima Qureshi revealed.

Report: Almost 4,600 miles of UK roads have no 2G coverage

The RAC Foundation said Ofcom data shows mobile coverage on UK roads is patchy, almost 4,600 miles of roads unable to receive basic 2G signals.

The return of 4.5G – Why LTE-A Pro is more than just a silly name

In a column from earlier this year, I referenced a survey we were planning to run around so-called 4.5G technologies. As vendor messaging around technologies began to ramp up, we could all see their value in terms of driving service provider network investments in the run-up to 5G commercialization. And yet, 4.5G as a sales tool doesn't indict the concept of 4.5G as distinct set of technologies that should help mobile operators keep up with market demands.

Madden: 5G IoT is late to the party

People are talking about the Internet of Things as the next major thrust for mobile infrastructure. Hold on a minute: How big will mobile IoT really get? We will see 50 billion connected devices…but will 48 billion of them be connected by Wi-Fi or some other unlicensed technology?

Google could be preparing to expand Project Loon tests across U.S.: report

Based on filings with the FCC, it looks as if Google may be angling to test its Project Loon balloons across the United States using millimeter wave spectrum.

NTT DoCoMo touts 5G trials with Nokia, Samsung, Ericsson, Huawei and Fujitsu

Japan's NTT DoCoMo says it has successfully conducted 5G trials in actual-use environments with no less than five big-name vendors: Nokia Networks, Samsung, Ericsson, Huawei and Fujitsu.