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Africa bustles with innovative ideas to get its citizens connected

With some 80 per cent of the population in Africa still not connected to the Internet, the thorny problem of how to get citizens online in some of the most challenging parts of the world was a key topic at the AfricaCom conference in Cape Town last week.

Optical gear spending drops 5% as traditional providers tighten spending strings

Spending on optical networking equipment has dipped 5 percent year-over-year as Tier 1 telcos become cautious about spending capital on new network builds, according to Infonetics' third-quarter 2014 Optical Network Hardware report.

Comcast Business enhances customer reach to cloud, data center applications

Comcast Business is taking advantage of the growing cloud services trend by launching a new program that it says can provide a more efficient means for businesses to access their cloud services.

TDS Telecom adds Monroe, Wis., to its growing 1-Gig broadband list

TDS Telecom is extending its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) Internet product to Monroe, Wis., the latest town in its home state to get the new service.

Ho's Perspective: What happens to wireless carriers when there is network parity?

The newest instance of network parity isn't around the corner. It's looking like we'll achieve network party in 2016 and beyond. This could perhaps give us a two-to- three-year period of network parity. In this period, we should expect the carriers to heavily market their networks as being just as good as any other carrier in the market, if not better.

Alcatel-Lucent's Combes: We're 'back in the game,' plan to woo non-carrier customers

Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes said that the vendor is "back in the game" in terms of competing with its top rivals and that the company is looking, like other gear makers, for non-carriers customers. After skirting with financial disaster and undergoing a massive restructuring, Combes seemed to be brimming with confidence about Alcatel-Lucent's prospects.

LRG: Pay-TV providers saw largest subscriber declines ever in Q3

Pay-TV operators had a tough third-quarter period, losing nearly 150,000 subscribers during the period, according to a new Leichtman Research Group (LRG) report.

Apple, HotSpot 2.0 and massive hotspot deployments mean Wi-Fi has left the building

The notion that Wi-Fi is somehow a second-class citizen because it's the "offload" for cellular operators? Well, that just doesn't hold water any longer. If given a choice, most consumers already choose Wi-Fi first and cellular second.

Ericsson: Wireless backhaul comparable to fibre in small cells

Ericsson said wireless backhaul is as effective as fibre in non-line-of-sight (NLOS) small cells used in heterogeneous networks (hetnets) in licensed spectrum up to 30 GHz.

Dartmouth researchers test 'smart spaces' using light to send data

Researchers around the world are experimenting with light rather than radio waves to transmit high-speed data, and now researchers at Dartmouth College are developing what they believe are the first "smart spaces" that separate shadows from light in real time.