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AT&T 'in discussions' with Netflix over peering

Netflix appears to be working its way down the list of top ISPs in ensuring it can deliver directly to its subscribers over their networks. AT&T Chief Technology Officer John Donovan, during a Brookings Institution panel discussion, said the carrier is "in discussions with Netflix" regarding an arrangement that is likely similar to deals the online video provider struck this month with Comcast and Verizon.

Microsoft is becoming a key challenger to Amazon, says Synergy Research

Amazon may be still be the dominant cloud services player, but according to a new Synergy Research report, it is facing a larger threat from Microsoft, which has grown its cloud infrastructure service revenues over the past year.

China's big 3 operators thinking of base station JV

China's three largest mobile operators are thinking about creating a joint venture to deploy base station network infrastructure, though no deal has been reached. China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom will continue to talk about the JV, according to separate filings the companies made to the Hong Kong stock exchange.

FCC's Wheeler wants to eliminate municipal broadband barriers

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler continues to tout his competition mantra with a call to challenge more than  20 state laws  that prevent or discourage municipalities from building out their own broadband networks.

Rumor Mill: AT&T to launch VoLTE on May 23 in Chicago, Minneapolis

AT&T Mobility is primed to launch Voice over LTE service in two markets, Chicago and Minneapolis, on May 23, likely becoming the first Tier 1 carrier to do so, according to  Engadget.

Israel's Pelephone picks Ericsson for LTE

Israel-based Pelephone has picked Ericsson as the equipment supplier for its LTE and LTE Advanced networks, and said it plans to launch the LTE network covering hundreds of sites in the Dan Region and Jerusalem within around three months.

HickoryTech's fiber and data revenue jumps 6 percent to $17.7 million, eases legacy losses

HickoryTech reported that its fiber and data segment was once again the shining star, with revenues rising 6 percent year-over-year to $17.7 million due to an increase in high capacity fiber and data sales to both retail businesses and wholesale carrier customers.

Leverett, Mass., to build its own FTTH network

Leverett, Mass., a rural town located in the western part of the state, is taking broadband matters into its own hands with a plan to bring fiber-based services to residents.

Integra employs Ciena packet optical platform to enhance cloud service business

Integra has turned to its key optical vendor Ciena and its 6500 converged packet platform to enhance its recently completely optical network route between  Salt Lake City and Sacramento.

Will C-RAN network technology spread across the globe?

Unlike SDN (software-defined Networking) of NFV (network functions virtualization), C-RAN might the hottest wireless acronym you've never heard of. C-RAN stands for Cloud RAN (radio access network) as well as the less catchy Centralized RAN. Proponents of the technology believe it could eventually spread around the world. Special report