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Verizon, T-Mobile and other LTE U supporters castigate Wi-Fi Alliance certification proposal

In a new filing to the FCC, Verizon, T-Mobile US, Qualcomm, Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent blasted a proposal by the Wi-Fi Alliance to certify LTE Unlicensed technologies, arguing the Wi-Fi Alliance is seeking to become a "gatekeeper" for technology in unlicensed spectrum. The companies said the Wi-Fi Alliance's proposal would "jeopardize the [FCC's] entire framework that has made unlicensed spectrum so successful as an open platform for permissionless innovation."

IEEE forms NG-EPON, storage working standards groups

IEEE has formed two new study groups to better understand the future of Passive Optical Network and network storage.

TDS encouraged by E-Rate reforms, but says voice phase-down could delay VoIP transition

TDS said that the FCC's move to modernize the E-Rate program, which provides discounted telecom services to schools and libraries is producing positive results, but the voice support phase-down requirement remains a concern for its customers transitioning from TDM to IP-based voice. 

UPN lights 100th cell site with dark fiber, sees ongoing small cell backhaul growth

Unite Private Networks has extended dark fiber services to its 100 th cell site in Iowa for a large wireless operator.

Vodafone Turkey takes lead in Turkish 4G tender

Vodafone Turkey emerged as the highest bidder in a 4G network tender process launched by the country's Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) that aims to raise €2.3 billion ($2.6 billion) in total.

Ooredoo Qatar tasks Nokia with small cell network deployment

Ooredoo Qatar awarded a nationwide 3G and LTE small cell deployment contract to Nokia Networks following successful trials of the equipment vendor's infrastructure in the country's capital, Doha.

BT will deploy G.fast in 2016-17 if trial is successful

BT Openreach said that if its latest G.fast trial in Huntingdon is successful and if Ofcom regulation is favorable towards new investments it will deploy the technology over the next two years as a complement to its fiber-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) and fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services.

Windstream taps into Zayo's colocation network to expand New York metro presence

Windstream has taken another step forward in its ongoing 100G network expansion into the New York market by deploying its core network infrastructure in Zayo's area colocation facilities.

Comcast Business extends 10G-scalable fiber to Chico, Calif. business park

Comcast Business is deepening its fiber network presence in the California market, announcing that it has invested over $350,000 to bring its facilities to the Meyers Business Park in Chico.

Schoolar: Listening to the 5G jazz

Here is a thought: are 5G presentations becoming some sort of mobile tech jazz performance? With a song there are certain notes musicians have to play. In classical there is very little room for improvisation. The notes and timing of those notes are to be played exactly as written. Jazz on the other hand provides much more room for improv; the musicians are free to play around with the notes and timing so long as they don't stray too far from the rest of the band. Extending this metaphor to 5G, the mobile ecosystem is the band while the technologies and innovations vendors and operators hope to deliver 5G are the notes.