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Midco completes 106-mile North Dakota fiber extension, enhances redundancy

Midco has wrapped up the buildout of a 106-mile, $5 million fiber network expansion from Williston to Bismarck and Minot, North Dakota, bulking up the number of locations it can serve and ensuring greater redundancy to prevent outages in the event of a fiber cut.

CenturyLink cuts PSTN power consumption by 37 percent by 'grooming' Class 5 switches

CenturyLink has set a goal to reduce power consumption on its public switched telephone network by nearly 22,000 megawatt-hours a year, reducing greenhouse gas emissions as more customers migrate to VoIP and mobile voice services.

Qualcomm CEO bullish about prospects for 5G

Even executives at Qualcomm, which is trying to drive 5G as fast as it can, may need to adjust their expectations due to the speed at which the industry is moving to the next generation of wireless.

Facebook to enlist E-band spectrum for enormous flying drone Aquila

Facebook's Connectivity Lab announced a big milestone toward its goal of providing internet to the unconnected: The first full-scale test flight of Aquila, its high-altitude unmanned aircraft.

Huawei operating margin declines despite 40% annual hike in H1 revenue

Huawei retained the confidence of industry analysts after revealing that its first-half operating margin fell from 18 per cent in the opening six months of 2015 to 12 per cent in the recent period.

Nokia to deploy cloud packet core upgrade on Tele2 LTE networks

Tele2 agreed a multi-market core network upgrade deal with Nokia covering the rollout of the vendor's cloud packet core system, in a move Nokia said will boost the Sweden-based operator's LTE capabilities and pave the way for deploying 5G technology.

Ericsson starts search for new CEO as Vestberg steps down

Ericsson initiated a search for a new CEO following the announcement on Monday that Hans Vestberg has been removed from the top role at the Sweden-based vendor with immediate effect, although he will remain available to the company for a period of six months.

The long voyage to NFV: Vodafone and Orange outline the challenges ahead

Operators all over the globe have been grappling for some time with the challenges that network virtualisation brings. As part of this process, network functions virtualisation (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) have emerged as key strategies for Tier 1 and Tier 2 telcos that want to fundamentally transform the infrastructure they use to deliver services.

CCS Insight: Three UK's dire need for spectrum set to provoke 'feisty' debate

Three UK's "precarious position" in the UK market following the failed attempt to buy O2 UK is set to underpin the next "feisty and potentially acrimonious debate" over future spectrum allocations, according to CCS Insight.

SFR speeds 4G rollout as end to Bouygues roaming deal looms

SFR revealed further progress in the rollout of its LTE and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks as the France-based operator readies itself for the end of a 4G-network sharing and roaming agreement with Bouygues Telecom.