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Verizon's NYC government contracts face scrutiny over claims of not meeting FiOS goals

Verizon's troubles in New York City continue to mount as Mayor Bill de Blasio is requiring City Hall to approve any business local agencies do with the service provider, a measure focused on getting it to fulfill its goal to wire the city with FiOS FTTP service.

Zayo's Seattle-area wireless backhaul deal gives it new enterprise, content provider opportunities

Zayo has secured a new agreement with an unnamed wireless carrier to provide fiber-to-the-tower service to 500 towers, a deal that will not only expand its wireless backhaul business, but also could be used to target new enterprise and content service opportunities.

Level 3 extends business fiber reach in Spokane, Wash., and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Level 3 Communications has wrapped its network expansion effort in Spokane, Washington and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, enhancing its route miles and on-net building reach to address business customers in each city.

SoftBank taps Huawei, ZTE for more network R&D

Japan's SoftBank Group is ramping up its R&D with a pair of initiatives aimed at improving network efficiencies with Chinese vendors ZTE and Huawei.

Hawaiian Telcom's Barber: 1 Gbps creates awareness of all broadband tiers

Hawaiian Telcom in June became the latest in a string of telcos to introduce a 1 Gbps service. And like its fellow mainland telcos such as CenturyLink it, too, is seeing the phones ring for all of its broadband service tiers.

Ericsson takes on coordinator role for new METIS-II EU 5G project

Everyone has a role to play in the 5G standards process, and for Ericsson, that means spearheading 5G system development as coordinator of the new METIS-II EU project as it sets out to develop the overall 5G radio system design and roadmap recommendations.

BT's employees-only IPv6 trial catches some customers' attention

BT has begun trialing IPv6 addressing with a group of its employees, setting a foundation to conduct a larger scale customer trial. But a number of customers are seeing an IPv6 address alongside the current IPv4 address that's being assigned to their connections.

Comcast introduces $159 promotional rate for 2 Gbps service

Comcast has finally revealed promotional pricing for Gigabit Pro 2 Gbps in a number of its Central Division markets, where it will offer the service for $159 a month to customers who sign a three-year contract.

Alcatel-Lucent, China Mobile claim industry first with 'live' virtualised RAN trial

Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile are claiming an industry first after completing what they described as the first live field trial of a virtualised radio access network (vRAN) based on network functions virtualisation (NFV) technology.

Huawei talks up contribution to EU's 5G-PPP research programmes

Huawei took advantage of recent buzz around European 5G research announcements to flaunt its credentials as a leading player in the European Union's 5G Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP) initiative.