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RCN Business launches 300 Mbps speed tier throughout New York City

RCN Business may be aggressively expanding its fiber network, but its move to provide 330 Mbps to small to medium businesses in New York shows that its existing hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network is still a viable mechanism to address business customers.

Birch expands metro fiber footprint into 12 new U.S. cities

Birch Communications has deepened the reach of its fiber network into 12 U.S. cities, expanding its on-net fiber building footprint to 320,000 buildings.

EU and China sign key partnership on 5G

The European Union (EU) signed what it described as a "milestone agreement" with China that lays the foundation for a future collaboration between the two regions on the development of 5G technologies and services.

GSA: Operators increasingly using 2.1 GHz spectrum for LTE

An LTE2100 report by the GSA said 15 operators in 11 countries have commercially launched LTE systems and service using 2.1 GHz spectrum, almost double the number of networks launched compared to one year earlier.

Locata wants to solve indoor location problems by replacing GPS with TimeLoc

An Australian company wants to solve the problem encountered when trying to locate people indoors – and it wants to use a sort of ground-based replica of the GPS system to do so. First, however, it has some more work to do.

Midcontinent to launch 1 Gbps service in three South Dakota towns in early 2016

Midcontinent Communications will soon light its first three markets with 1 Gbps in South Dakota, bringing it another step toward its goal to deliver 1 Gbps throughout its entire footprint by the end of 2017.

Worldwide telecom capex spending to slow in 2016, says research firm

Despite ongoing economic uncertainty, overall worldwide capex spending remained strong this year. According to the Dell'Oro Group, service providers continued to make network investments in the first half of this year and many have not made any significant changes to their guidance for the year.

Consolidated serves up UC, cloud services for Sacramento, Dallas business customers

Consolidated Communications is taking a larger bite out of the cloud services market with a series of new cloud offerings that it will initially offer to businesses that reside in its Sacramento, Calif., and Dallas metro markets.

Ericsson demos LTE-U with Qualcomm, plans commercial availability in Q4

Ericsson said a joint demonstration of LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) conducted with Qualcomm Technologies is another step along the path towards commercialising 5G technology.

Report: Poor Wi-Fi management to cost mobile operators $18B

Research released by Wi-Fi specialist XCellAir claimed that operators could fail to exploit an opportunity to save costs of almost $18 billion (€16 billion) if they continue to poorly manage unregulated spectrum.